Topical anti-inflammatories for acute musculoskeletal conditions
Keywords: topical anti-inflammatories, acute musculoskeletal conditions
AbstractAcute pain is often associated with injury, including musculoskeletal injuries such as strains and sprains and over-use injuries, or soft tissue injuries like muscle soreness or cramps. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used for the treatment of acute pain. They reversibly inhibit cyclo-oxygenases (COX), the enzymes involved in the production of prostaglandins which, among many other functions, play an important role in inflammation and pain perception.
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