NSAIDs like aspirin, Motrin, Advil, and Celebrex suppress inflammation and are often used by athletes to reduce the pain associated with intense exercise.
However, new research shows that those who take them may experience just as much soreness after a workout than those who don't. Worse, NSAIDs possibly overtax the kidneys and prevent muscles from recovering effectively from arduous workouts. What are the underlying reasons? Learn more from the NY Times.