Woken up with really bad muscular aches and pains? Have you considered the RICE method?

PharmacyDirectGB recommends you follow the “RICE” principle to reduce swelling and limit pain in the initial stages after injury:-

  • Rest – take a break from strenuous activity
  • Ice – cool the injured area
  • Compression – use a bandage to limit swelling
  • Elevation – try to keep the affected area raised above the level of the heart to reduce swelling.

Painkillers which contain Ibuprofen can help to reduce swelling. You could also try rubs or heat sprays. We have a selection on our site, as well as online doctors to help dianogse you. Contact us to find out more.