ERIC Number: EJ668957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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NSAIDs and Musculoskeletal Treatment: What is the Clinical Evidence?
Stovitz, Steven D.; Johnson, Robert J.
Physician and Sportsmedicine, v31 n1 p35 Jan 2003
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly prescribed for musculoskeletal injuries because the conditions are considered inflammatory in nature. However, because inflammation is a necessary component in healing, decreasing inflammation may be counterproductive. Also, many tendon injuries are, in fact, degenerative and not inflammatory conditions. Analysis of the pathophysiology and healing of musculoskeletal injuries questions the use of NSAIDs in many treatment protocols. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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