Yes, I do find that athletes overuse painkillers in sports far too often in order to compensate for the tremendous amount of punishment they inflict on their bodies. Contact sport or not, the repeated use of someone's body will eventually take its toll on a person's overall health and well-being. The overuse of painkillers can also lead to someone becoming addicted to the substance.
Pain killers are a very common medicines when it comes to athletes, singers, and other physically acting professionals. It is widely known that these substances can be addictive ad harmful to your body after long, excessive use, and can result in a fatality. However, today is it accepted to turn to pain killers as soon as minor problems arise instead of correct treatment and recovery.
Yes, pain killers are vastly overused in sports. Painkillers are a very serious class of drugs that can cause dangerous side effects if overused. In sports, the use of them is way too overly common and could pose a serious risk to the health of people in sports using them. Better awareness is key.
Yes, players need to experience some pain to know their limits. If a doctor prescribes excessive pain killers, a player might decide that his injuries are healed and resume activities accordingly. The level of pain experienced by a player helps the doctors and physical therapist understand where the patient is at in the healing process.