NSAIDs and musculoskeletal treatment: what is the clinical evidence?

  title={NSAIDs and musculoskeletal treatment: what is the clinical evidence?},
  author={Steven D Stovitz and Robert J. Johnson},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  volume={31 1},
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly prescribed for musculoskeletal injuries because the conditions are believed to be inflammatory in nature. However, because inflammation is a necessary component in the healing process, decreasing inflammation may prove counterproductive. Also, many tendon injuries called 'tendinitis' are, in fact, degenerative and not inflammatory conditions. An analysis of the pathophysiology and healing of musculoskeletal injuries questions the use of… CONTINUE READING
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