Sports Medicine Compounding


High-impact lifestyles can lead to pain, inflammation, muscle spasms and infections if patients are not taking proper care of their bodies both pre- and post-exercise. It is quite common for an athlete to be suffering from multiple performance-related injuries at the same time. Patients are often instructed by their sports doctors to take or use multiple treatments and then taper down the amount of medicine they are using as their symptoms improve. This can be difficult to adjust accurately for many patients and can be a cause for concern when dealing with certain addictive substances.

At VivaRx, we understand the importance of tailoring treatment to a patient’s age, type of injury, lifestyle and environmental factors in order to promote effective and efficient healing, whilst decreasing the chance of a repeat injury. We understand that athletes may need to take multiple medications to manage their injury and we can combine many treatments into a single dosage form to eliminate the need for the patient to remember to take numerous individual doses.


While the mainstay of pain and inflammation relief is primarily in the form of oral tablets or capsules, we can formulate topical pain relievers that can be applied at the site of injury and provide relief directly at the site of application, reducing the metabolic impact and the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, which can hamper athletic performance. At VivaRx, we take individual preferences, such as odor and consistency, into account when compounding each medication.

Common conditions for which we routinely compound medicines include the following:

  • Abrasions

  • Cuts

  • Dry skin

  • Edema and swelling

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Infections of the skin and nails

  • Inflammation

  • Muscle spasm

  • Pain

  • Tendonitis