what to use for pain and swelling

KempoGuy06

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Like the title says Im looking for something to fight pain and swelling in my joints (knee and should to be precise). I cant take things like Ibprofen and aleive because the mess with my acid reflux. Im not opposed to take pain meds but I dont like what they do to me during the day,

Does anyone one have any recommendations on stuff I can use? thanks in advance

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You can try using Dit Da Jow externally applied to you knees and fish oil internally that acts as a natural Nsaid.

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R.I.C.E.

Rest
Ice
Compress
Elevate

Keeping well hydrated and eating well is also important to healing.

Of course if it is a constant issue then physiotherapy might be important as well.
 

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R.I.C.E.

Rest
Ice
Compress
Elevate

Keeping well hydrated and eating well is also important to healing.

Of course if it is a constant issue then physiotherapy might be important as well.

Andrew beat me to it - I agree.

If this is a recurring issue you might want to switch to heat after the first 48-72 hours. I make my own heating pads out of fabric sewn to shape and filled with rice and some cloves; 2-3 minutes in the microwave, and they stay hot for 30-45 minutes, depending on size, and reusable indefinitely.
 

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In addition to R.I.C.E. I occasionally use a product called Traumeel that I get from my chiropractor. Arnica is another.

But the RICE method works best.
 
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