Steve Magness (www.scienceofrunning.com) recently wrote a great review of what the true effects of taking anti inflammatory medications has on our body. He discusses several recent articles published in the Journal of Applied Physiology which demonstrate the negative effect NSAIDS have on the normal role of inflammation in our bodies. The tradition view was that inflammation impairs recovery. New studies are showing inflammation in muscles and tendons, which is commonly experienced by runners, is actually part of the adaptation process and by inhibiting it one will impede improvement.
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