- What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of topical NSAIDs versus opioids for the treatment of acute musculoskeletal pain?
Compared with placebo, topical NSAIDs were effective in reducing pain from acute musculoskeletal conditions, such as sprains, strains or sport injuries. Adverse events were rare and were usually related to skin reactions. No evidence regarding the comparative clinical effectiveness of topical NSAIDs versus opioids could be identified.
anesthesia, administration, topical, anti-inflammatory agents, non-steroidal, musculoskeletal pain, musculoskeletal