I am still a newb so my suggestions are in no way scientific or borne from years of experience, but they worked for me.[/u][/i]
I take ibuprofen 800 mg about 45 mins before class, (kills some of the pain and reduces inflamation)
Onegaishimasu. Ibuprofen has been known to produce joint damage in the long run, so it is no magic formula to help with training. People need to know this, they also need to slow down and practice training in a slow and safe way. Everyone needs to adjust themself to the training. Developing an aikido body takes time and is a strong part of the practice.