When your child goes home, the pain will be controlled by an over-the-counter pain medication, like acetaminophen, or in some cases stronger medication.
Avoid using over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine for pain control (such as Motrin" or Aleve"). Inflammation (a reaction of tissue to irritation that can include pain, redness and swelling) is necessary for bone formation; these drugs reduce inflammation and as a result slow down the bone's healing process. Pain medicines should be taken before therapy and at bedtime as needed. If your child has pain, it should decrease over time.