I can't help you in blaming anti-inflammatories for hindering the body's ability to repair muscles, tendons and ligament either, though I do share that problem. Because of my IBS, I have rarely been able to tolerate anti-inflammatory meds over the years, and have only began taking the Vioxx recently, and I take it sparingly. It is much easier on the stomach. Maybe I need to increase the dose to get a better result in the way of pain relief. I'll talk to the doc about that when I can.
Thanks for the input, it does give me something to think about. I'll have to look into the Asacol you mentioned.
Regards, Kim B.