Anti-inflammatory ointment - Definition

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An anti-inflammatory ointment is a medical substance used for localized application on the skin. It is produced by mixing fatty substances in a water solution holding active ingredients aimed at healing inflammation. This ointment can be applied to heal many different types of muscular and joint pain that are caused by inflammation, such as traumas like a sprain, tendinitis, or in certain chronic joint diseases, such as spondyloarthropathy or arthritis. It is generally recommended to massage the affected area to achieve full penetration of the ointment, carried out several times a day.