Turmeric is an Ayurvedic medicine for treating arthritis. A recent study, involving over 360 people, confirms that turmeric is as effective in reducing knee pain and stiffness as prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs, but with significantly fewer side effects.
Other supplements are available, such as Devil’s claw and MSM but most people will notice significant improvement from using a combination of an anti inflammatory topical cream/gel such as Voltarol and taking a fish oil supplement and/or turmeric.
Turmeric can be taken as a supplement, used fresh or dried Fresh or dried in cooking and to make the infamous Golden Milk drink. Or use topically as a massage oil and gently rub into swollen or sore joints (look for Pukka Turmeric Gold)