The potential for injury is embedded in athletic competition. Treating sports-related injuries has challenged physicians since antiquity, but today’s compounding pharmacists offer new therapies that ensure a rapid return to fitness. Some formulations can be used before exercise or competition to prepare the body for increased physical stress or others can be applied shortly after the injury to enhance healing.
A tennis player, a football player, a swimmer are all very different athletes. They use different muscle groups, different equipment, and different strategies. Why should their medications not offer similar differentiation? Compounding offers a way to provide the exact amount of a medication to the area needing treatment.
Compounding for sports injuries includes treatment for,
- Blisters (Flexible collodion preparations)
- Fever Blisters (Lip balms with or without sunblock)
- Rehydration (Sports drink formulas)
- Athlete’s Foot (Topical antifungals)
- Muscle Cramps (Speed gels, topicals)
- Wounds (Polyox bandages, tissue-regenerating gels, protective ointments)
- Carpal Tunnel (Transdermal pain gels)
- Dry Skin (Moisturizing creams, lotions)
- Nail Fungus (Antifungal formulations)
- Hemorrhoids (Rectal rocket suppositories, ointments)
- Sprains (Transdermal pain gels)
- Trigger Point (Transdermal pain gels)
- Calluses (Creams)