Inflammation in Joints
Inflammation indicates that your body is trying to repair the injured tissue. However, you are still at risk of developing an abnormal inflammatory response when healing of the injured tissue is hindered or the damage to the tissue increases. The noticeable swelling is caused by the increase in the number of cells in that joint. More damage to the tissue will cause the swelling to increase and by extension you will experience greater pain.
Treatment of inflammation in joints
Medications such as any NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that are available over the counter are effective at relieving the pain. These medications include: Cataflam or K-Fenak, (Diclofenac or Ibrufen based medications)
A physiotherapist uses Ultrasound, Laser, STIMS and other joint mobilisation techniques which are targeted to the specific joint.