Here is a checklist of some of your options for quick and effective pain relief.
Drugs: The whole point of drug therapy is to provide quick pain relief. Over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin can be effective, although do remember that pain-killers will not help the underlying problem.
Hydrotherapy: Water undoubtedly has a soothing effect on aching joints, although the effect can be very temporary. Baths, spas, tanks, hot springs and tubs can all give that instant relief, especially if the water is warm. Interestingly, cold water works better on inflamed joints, such as with rheumatoid arthritis-provided you can stand it.
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