It depends. It depends on what is causing the pain and your overall health such as whether or not you have liver or kidney problems determines what medications are used.
Eval. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic.
Joint pain. The treatment really depends on the underlying cause. If degenerative joint disease, OTC anti-inflammatory meds may help, also physical therapy, accupuncture, other modalities. Joint pain may also indicate a collagen vascular disorder. You should see your healthcare provider for evaluation to determine appropriate treatment. Read more...