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Muscle relaxants to treat muscle spasms (may be used together with NSAIDs to increase the effect)

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Removing fluid from the joint (and is often done in connection with a steroid injection)

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You can relieve short term joint pain with a few simple techniques at home. One method is known by the acronym, PRICE:

Protect the joint with a brace or wrap.

Rest the joint, avoiding any activities that cause you pain.

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