Emergency: Sprained or bruised joint
Elevate the affected arm or leg.

External treatment application:
Use an ice pack or wrap ice cubes in a towel or put cold curd into a compress and place on the affected area. Apply sports ointment. Wrap a bandage around the affected joint; if the pain is severe or the joint is unstable also try to apply a splint.

Internal treatment application:

Ben-u-ron (paracetamol) or Tramal. It is better to avoid aspirin (see above), since the physician may need to perform paracentesis on the joint!