This will not be an article of medical terminology; just my personal experience with the Menarini International Fastum Gel, a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and hope it will be helpful to any injured individuals like myself.
Late 2007, I sprained my right hand ring finger that aches for a period of more than a year, during which i tried several application from Western pharmacies and Chinese Sinseh (跌打医师), faithfully applying the medicated ointment daily but to no avail. I was saddened as i resigned to live with this handicap.
Application of this odorless gel came in 2009 - it dries up pretty fast after a few stroke of gentle massaging. Like a miracle, the soreness in my finger was all gone by the next day! And it never came back since. I had thought the Fastum gel was a common pain killer, but no, it HEALS the pain-inflammation!
Note that Fastum works on pain and inflammation associated with rheumatic and muscular disorders, soft tissue injuries such as acute strains and sprains, and not really on common muscle aching; check with your pharmacists before purchase.
Available from any good local pharmacies like the Guardian and Watsons; mine was a gift ;) You could view its composition here.
Wish your irritating aches goes away soon!