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Agreed. My point once again is the we all have to be careful in the use of the term "painkiller". Not all painkillers are the same. Paraphrasing George Orwel; All painkillers are created equal, some are more equal than others. The use of Tordal as analgesic, which is most likely the drug in question, is an accepted part of medicine if agreed upon by patient and doctor. My hat is off to the young man for taking control of his personal medical care. The bigger problem, as you alluded to John, is the over prescribing of oral opiates. It is not just a sports problem, this a societal problem. All you have to do is look at the "pain clinics" springing up on very corner in some the Southern states. This is something I deal with on a professional and personal level daily. Thanks for the good work.
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I did not say Toradol is given in the joint, it is given intramuscularly. The reporting from other sources indicates the the young man and family turned down two different medications, most likely an injection in the joint of steriods at some time at the beganing of the week and later a "painkiller" the day of the game which which is most likely Toradol. You would not give a pure steriod injection just before activity in joint, it would have little time to reduce inflammation.
The drug in question is most likely Toradol (ketorolac ) and is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is not additive but has risks that include increase risk of bleeding, renal dysfunction and bronchospasm. All this said, it is no more dangerous than Motrin. It is important when discussing "painkillers" that apple are compared to apples; opiates vs non-steroidals vs steriods. All have risks and benefits associated with them and oftern are used in combintation.