Pain in muscles and joints are common and seldom need to be treated by a doctor.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
TREATMENT AT HOME FOR MUSCLE PAIN
TREATMENT AT HOME FOR JOINT PAIN
STRAINS AND SPRAINS
|Rest the injured part|
|Ice wrapped in a cloth - or a bag of frozen peas - can be used to reduce the swelling. But do not apply for longer than 15 minutes at a time.
Compress the injury gently with a bandage
Elevate the injured part
WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR
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