The weather’s getting warmer, which means that all you weekend warriors and warrior wannabes will soon be out in force. You’ll be working up a sweat -- and once the adrenaline wears off, you’ll probably be icing down your aching joints!

But what if the ice and pain relievers aren’t enough? Or what if you’d rather have a drug-free way to make your joints feel better? Never fear -- just try these expert suggestions for treating joint pain, or preventing it in the first place.

Go Old School. Any time you injure a joint, the pain is bad enough. But add swelling, and your discomfort can increase even more. An old-school baking soda poultice can help provide some do-it-yourself relief. Learn how in this video on Sharecare.

Go Green. We know you weekend warrior types like your healthy greens, but we’re not talking about salad -- we’re talking about algae! In this video, meet the little guy that’s become a big weapon in the battle against joint pain.

Go Fish. You probably know that omega-3 fatty acids are good for your heart, but did you know that this nutrient can also help ease joint pain? In this video, learn how fish oil’s omega-3s can reduce joint inflammation.

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