Late last year I twisted my foot while I was walking our dogs across the side of a hill. When it first happened I felt a small "crackling" sensation inside my right heel, and I felt quite a bit of pain. I wasn't too worried at the time, though, because this was our last walk of the season and I knew that I wouldn't be putting too much stress on it for the next few months. I figured that by spring, everything would be back to normal, but I was wrong...
When the snow finally melted, our dogs started getting anxious to stretch their legs, and I was more than happy to accommodate them. On the first walk, though, that pain in my heel came back immediately and was just as intense as it was on the first day. I kept going on our nightly walks despite the pain, but it was definitely causing me some problems both during the walks, and throughout the rest of my days.
After complaining one too many times, my girlfriend and her friend told me to shut up and do something about it, by taking Motrin on a regular basis and using an ice pack after every walk. I had nothing to lose at that point, so I agreed.
This was the first time I had ever used Motrin, so I didn't know what to expect. It worked great, though, both with the short-term pain, and in the long-term as well. I'm happy to say that after a about a month of the Motrin and ice treatment, as well as after buying a new pair of sneakers, all traces of my pain went away.
Since that time I've kept a bottle of Motrin on hand and used it with all of my minor headaches (I use something different for my migraines), and with any of the other aches and pains I've had. In all cases, it's always worked quickly and never caused me any unwanted side-effects.
I used to use Tylenol as my pain reliever of choice, but after recently reading some warnings about it, I've decided to switch. For now, I'm happy using Motrin and will continue to use it in the future.