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How do medications treat foot related sports injuries?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Medications don't normally treat foot related sports injuries, but they may help treat some of the symptoms, including pain and swelling. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen can help with pain, while nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) will tackle the pain as well as swelling. Corticosteroid injections can also treat foot related sports injuries by reducing the pain and swelling, but can lengthen the healing process.

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