A "polypill" for acute tendon pain in athletes with tendinopathy?

J Sci Med Sport. 2008 Jun;11(3):235-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2007.09.002. Epub 2008 Feb 20.


Acute tendon pain in athletes is a condition that is difficult to manage. There are few treatment options that give adequate pain relief and have a theoretical basis for efficacy. We report the use of a novel "polypill" for tendon pain, and provide evidence for the basis for its use. We present it to stimulate discussion and research into a new area of tendinopathy.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use*
  • Athletic Injuries / drug therapy*
  • Doxycycline / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Humans
  • Ibuprofen / therapeutic use*
  • Tendinopathy / drug therapy*
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha / drug effects


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
  • Doxycycline
  • Ibuprofen