No I usually do not take anything for pain, I just wait it out. My parents are from Italy so growing up, the only medication they believed in was to rub some dirt on it and it will go away. :)
So I never really took anything until recently when my wife became a Nurse practitioner. I usually bring everything to her.
Thanks for the tip on swimming though, I have considered it. It gets cold here in NY around this time until April so I might find an indoor pool to swim at or something.
Thanks for the tip though,