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Joint Pain Relief for Adults: Causes, Diagnosis, and Remedies

If you have pain in your shoulder, ankle or knee, your joints may be the culprit1. Your joint areas are comprised of cartilage and ligaments as well as tendons, cushions and membranes, which help your joints move2. When joint pain strikes, you may also experience weakness, warmth, swelling, redness, loss of motion, and even joint locking.

What Could Be Causing Your Joint Pain?

Relatively minor issues such as sprains and strains can all cause temporary joint pain. There are also potentially more serious causes of joint pain, which can turn into chronic pain, such as tendinitis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. If joint pain has been bothering you for more than several days without improvement or is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever or severe swelling, make sure to speak to your Health Care Professional.

Tips for Managing Your Pain

No matter the cause of your pain, you’ll want to focus on reducing the inflammation. Some simple at‐home solutions for pain management include:

Using a joint wrap to prevent overexertion

Keeping the affected area elevated and well‐rested

Applying ice on and off for 20 minutes at a time

Warm showers and baths

How Can You Reduce Your Symptoms?

MOTRIN® Platinum Muscle & Body is an over‐the‐counter medication for fast and effective relief of joint pain and inflammation.

Most minor cases of joint pain can be treated at home, but if you find the pain, redness, swelling and/or tenderness is too intense, then speak to your Health Care Professional about potential options for treatment3.

While joint pain may interfere with your day‐to‐day activities, with enough rest and treatment the pain can be managed. It will typically go away after a few weeks and you’ll be able to go back to your normal routine.

This information does not constitute a diagnosis of any medical condition or medical advice. Do not substitute this information for medical advice. Always consult your physician or health care provider if you have medical or health questions or concerns. To be sure this product is right for you, always read and follow the label.


MOTRIN® Platinum Muscle & Body Caplets

Works in two ways to relieve back pain, and relax tense muscles.

Adult Dosing Charts

Follow these dosing directions for MOTRIN® Tablets,  MOTRIN® Liquid Gels, MOTRIN® Platinum Muscle & Body Caplets.