Muscle Pain

A strain is caused when a muscle is stretched or torn and a sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or twisted. These injuries most often occur as a result of sports or other physical activities. A sprain is a more severe version of a strain.


  • You may experience pain and inflammation of the affected area, possibly with loss of movement

How can I manage a strain or sprain?

Over-the-counter painkillers and heat pads can help. Short-term relief can also be achieved using the approach known as RICE. Rest the joint to prevent further injury, apply an ice pack for 15 minutes, compress the joint using an elasticated wrap and elevate the joint.

Product recommendation

Try Solpadeine Plus or Solpadeine Max. Ask your pharmacist for more advice.

Solpadeine Plus Capsules, Solpadeine Plus Tablets, Solpadeine Plus Soluble Tablets and Solpadeine Max Soluble Tablets contain paracetamol, codeine phosphate hemihydrate and caffeine. Solpadeine Max Tablets contain paracetamol and codeine phosphate hemihydrate. Solpadeine Migraine Ibuprofen & Codeine Tablets contain ibuprofen and codeine phosphate hemihydrate. Solpadeine products should be taken for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone. Products containing codeine can be addictive and should be used for a maximum of three days. Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets contain paracetamol and caffeine – a mild analgesic and antipyretic formulated to give extra pain relief. Always read the leaflet.