Question: I'm on my feet all day at work and I still have another three years or so until I can retire. The pain in my knee is killing me. I pop pain killers around the clock to help with my knee arthritis. I know that's bad for my liver but I'm trying to avoid knee surgery. Are there any pain-relief alternatives I can try?
Dr Wright: Somehow, pain relief has become synonymous with popping pills… Whether it is prescription drugs, acetaminophen or aspirin… It seems to be mainstream medicine's standard response for treating arthritis pain.
No one is telling their patients about these two herbs that have been used for centuries to reduce pain. And, there is substantial science proving their effectiveness.
Researchers tested the herb, comfrey, for knee arthritis
. In one study, 220 patients used an ointment containing two grams of comfrey, or a placebo, three times per day for three weeks. They applied the ointment to their painful knee joints.
At the end of the study, the patients using the comfrey ointment reported a 55% reduction in pain
compared to 11% in the placebo group. They also reports improved mobility of the knee and an increase in quality of life.
Arnica has an equal amount of research backing its efficacy with arthritis as comfrey. One study involving 204 patients with osteoarthritis in the fingers compared three weeks treatment of Arnica gel against a 5% topical gel containing ibuprofen.
At the end of that study, far more patients reported satisfaction with the Arnica treatment than the ibuprofen.
Arnica can induce an allergic response known as contact dermatitis in sensitive people so apply a tiny amount to a small patch of skin first and wait a day to see if you develop a reaction.
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