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How do medications treat repetitive stress injuries?

Typically you can take acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) to relieve the pain of repetitive stress injuries. Medical opinions differ about taking pain relievers like ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen, which are anti-inflammatory, for certain repetitive stress injuries, like stress fractures, as they may negatively impact the bone's natural healing. However, other types of repetitive stress injuries respond well to anti-inflammatory pain relievers. Check with your doctor first regarding your specific repetitive stress injury.

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