For pain relief, there is no difference between exercise and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at 4, 8, or 24 weeks after injury. Yes, you read that correctly!
Exercise should be prescribed as a first line defense against pain.
NSAIDs come with risks of negative side effects that can be as severe as myocardial infarction (heart attack), GI bleeding, and stroke. Why would we choose this option first when another equally effective option (exercise) has a singular side effect of improving health?
We are on a mission to help as many people as we can improve their health through movement and fitness without unnecessary medications or surgery. Exercise IS medicine, and it’s the best one we’ve got.