The potential for injury and athletic competition go hand in hand. Treating sports-related injuries has always been a challenge, but today’s compounding pharmacists offer new therapies that ensure a rapid return to fitness. Some formulations prepare the body for increased physical stress and can be used before exercise or competition while others can be applied shortly after the injury to boost the healing process.
Every athlete is different whether it is a tennis player, a swimmer or a football pro. They use different muscle groups, different equipment and different strategies. Why should their medications not offer similar differentiation? Compounding can 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)