Posted 5/20/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -7)
Some 20 years ago I wrenched my back and took Advil for several days non-stop every 6 hours or whatever the package said - and after 3 days I started a horrible, bloody flare. When I checked with my doctor, she said that ibuprofen can even cause a UC-like bloody flare in people who don't even have UC, and can be worse for those of us who do have UC. So... I haven't taken them since.
I would stick with the extra-strength Tylenol and use wraps or ankle supports, as Quincy suggested. And ice or heat - maybe the nurse who looked at it can advise you on that kind of thing?