The objective of this chapter is to summarize the current standards of pain management in minor sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. This chapter also addresses the topical form of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug as an effective pain management option in an outpatient setting. Design: Quantitive systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Methods: The data was obtained through literature review of articles published in the last 10 years. In addition, FDA information on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications was also reviewed. The patient population studied in the articles included children and adults. Conclusion: Current standards of managing pain resulting from sports injuries involve a number of analgesic drugs including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The topical form of this class of drugs is an effective method for pain management of minor musculoskeletal sports-related injuries.

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Published in Pain in Children and Youth. Patricia Schofield, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 13-17.

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Reprinted as an article in Journal of Pain Management, v. 1, issue 2, p. 91-94.

Reprinted as a book chapter in Adolescence and Chronic Illness. A Public Health Concern. Hatim Omar, Donald E. Greydanus, Dilip R. Patel, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 307-310.