If your diet includes juicing try pineapple. It is the best natural pain reliever and speeds up the healing process. The protein bromelain only found in pineapples is now used to make anti-inflammatory medicine and is much more effective when taken from the source. Here is a link with some other info about the benefits:

I drink an 8oz glass morning, noon, and night when I am injured, and a glass a day when I am not. Mix in an apple for flavor. Hope you try it cause it really works.