Analgesia in Athletes: A Review of Commonly Used Oral and Injectable Modalities
Pain is common among athletes at all levels and the treatment of pain can be a challenging and frustrating task. The team physician needs a fundamental knowledge of analgesic strategies as it relates to athletes. It is important to understand the mechanism of action, side effect profile/associated complications, incidence of and indications for use, as well as the controversies associated with the most common analgesic medications used in sports medicine. Several « in vogue » treatment modalities, including cannabidiol, are also becoming more commonly used and are worth discussion.
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Conflict of interest statement
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