Hi Norman, You might be interested in the following:
1) Turmeric extract – See more information and studies in my article “ Turmeric Extract is Effective as Ibuprofen for Knee Osteoarthritis “.
2) Gelatin – see more information and research in my article “ Gelatin and Osteoarthritis of the Knees “.
3) Sesame seeds – more information in my article “ How To Use Sesame Seeds For Knee Osteoarthritis “.
4) Tart cherries – see “ How to Fight Joint Pain and Inflammation With Tart Cherries “.
5) Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie for Joint Pain .
6) For pain relief – massaging the area with these 20 essential oils to relieve pain and inflammation , and/or consuming this anti-inflammatory and pain relieving turmeric ginger tea .
7) See more possible natural treatments HERE , and HERE .
Formulations of topical diclofenac, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, piroxicam, and indomethacin demonstrated significantly higher rates of clinical success (more participants with at least 50% pain relief) than matching topical placebo (moderate or high quality data ). Benzydamine did not. Three drug and formulation combinations had NNTs for clinical success below 4. For diclofenac, the Emulgel® formulation had the lowest NNT of (95% CI to ) in two studies using at least 50% pain intensity reduction as the outcome . Diclofenac plasters other than Flector® also had a low NNT of ( to ) based on good or excellent responses in some studies. Ketoprofen gel had an NNT of ( to ), from five studies in the 1980s, some with less well defined outcomes. Ibuprofen gel had an NNT of ( to ) from two studies with outcomes of marked improvement or complete remission. All other drug and formulation combinations had NNT values above 4, indicating lesser efficacy .
Sep 07, 2017, 07:00 ET