Tylenol is an over the counter medication that relieves minor aches and pains, as well as fever.
Fiberglass casts offer a light and durable option to support an injury as it heals.
Compression sleeve like this help decrease inflammation and pain while offering additional joint support. They are often used by athletes, especially runners.
Proven Home Remedies
Over the Counter Pain Medications for Pain and Inflammation
Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Voltaren
Tylenol, T-Relief, Menthol
Other Pain Relief
Oska, Acupuncture, Cold Laser Therapy
Copper Fit, Incrediwear, Neoprene Compression Sleeves
Over The Counter Pain Medications for Pain and Inflammation
NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
Advil and Motrin (Ibuprofen)
Voltaren (topical cream)
Used to treat pain and inflammation
Do not take if you have a bleeding disorder, blood thinning medications, kidney disease, or stomach acid reflux (GERD).
Do not take if you have liver disease/deficiency or if you use alcohol heavily (1+ drinks/day for women or 2+ drinks/day for men).
Menthol (Tiger Balm, Feverall, BioFreeze)
Other Pain Relief
Non-drug option for pain relief
Electromagnetic field used to manage pain, swelling, and inflammation
Do not use if you have a pacemaker or artificial device.
Cold Laser Therapy
Compression sleeves help joints by decreasing inflammation and pain, improving blood flow, and relieving stiffness while maintaining range of motion. They are often used by people with minor injuries that want mobility, but can be used by anyone wanting additional joint support.
Uses copper as an antibacterial to prevent bad odors and skin irritation.
Uses Tungsten’s semiconductor properties to increase blood flow and speed.
Neoprene Compression Sleeves
Neoprene increases insulation to reduce pain and inflammation.
Come with and without metal
Over the Counter Pain Medications
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMPF)
Attributions for Images
1. Ragesoss."Extra Strength Tylenol and Tylenol". Wikimedia Commons, 5 March 2008, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Extra_Strength_Tylenol_and_Tylenol_PM.jpg.