Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Athletes, coaches, trainers, team physicians, physical therapists, and even the “weekend warrior” are faced with problems including inflammation and muscle spasms. We work together with these individuals and other health care professionals to customize medications which meet specific needs. Our compounding specialists can help to solve medication problems using customized preparations that contain the most appropriate ingredients in the best vehicle to most efficiently provide the needed drug to the affected area.

Several different ailments can be treated at compounding pharmacies

Compounded medications have proven to be highly effective at treating a full range of sports related injuries and illnesses, and they have started to become a primary source of medication for sports medicine physicians. Athletes regularly experience a wide range of different ailments and injuries that can successfully be treated at compounding pharmacies including the following:

Dehydration – treated with customized electrolyte formulas

Calluses – treated with compounded lotions.

Cramps – topical gels and other topical or oral treatments can be used to reduce the chance of cramps or to treat cramps in-game. Athletes who are prone to cramps can also have customized electrolyte formulas created for them based on their unique electrolyte imbalances.

Nutritional Needs – nutrition is one of the most significant areas that compounded treatments can help with. Customized protein formulas, or vitamin and mineral supplements can be created at compounding pharmacies as nutritional supplements, and these can be vital to an athlete’s performance and healing.

Wounds – the healing time for wounds can be sped up dramatically with compounded medications, and treatments such as tissue healing gels and compounded ointments can be used to improve wound healing.

Carpal tunnel – transdermal gels are effective at treating carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dry skin – customized moisturizing creams can be created at compounding pharmacies.

Hemorrhoids – can be treated with customized suppositories or other treatments to reduce symptoms.

Athlete’s foot – topical antifungal gels can be created to treat athlete’s foot more effectively than commercial medication.