Sports Medicine – Providers

Introduction

Participating in any sport can result in injury that may require a variety of treatments. Compounded medications can treat pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, bacterial/fungal infections, and neuralgia. In addition, compounded medications can help treat excessive sweating, can be used for pre-game rubs, and can be used with iontophoresis and phonophoresis technologies, which are used to enhance drug penetration through the skin. Compounded medications can provide personalized treatment and the options are unlimited.

Treatment Options

Many preparations are commercially available to help manage pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms, but they can cause undesirable side effects. However, these medications used topically can provide better therapeutic benefit without the undesirable side effects. Treatment options may include:
  • Topical NSAIDs such as ibuprofen
  • Topical anesthetics such as LET gel (lidocaine, epinephrine, tetracaine)
  • Medications for iontophoresis and phonophoresis such as steroids such as dexamethasone, NSAIDS, local anesthetics, salicylates, and individual substances such as zinc oxide, iodine, acetic acid, and calcium chloride
  • Medications used for pre-game rubs such as emu oil and anti-spasmodic drugs
  • Medications for excessive sweating
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Rehydration Drinks