Using Painkillers To Play

Using Painkillers To Play
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Using Painkillers To Play

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kids football tournaments 1467133704 1808485905 Using Painkillers To PlayBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or ibuprofen are commonly used to reduce pain and soreness from mild sports injuries.
It’s okay for young athletes to occasionally use these medications for sports related aches and soreness
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you must have the medication in order to be able to play, you should seek medical care
Never use a narcotic pain medication in order to help you take the field

Several factors cause athletes of all levels to continue to play through pain: the warrior mentality, shame from showing weakness and letting others down, pressure from teammates and coaches, and the threat, imagined or real, of lost playing time…

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