There have been several studies, controlled studies, about the affect of using Ginger to help with osteoarthritis. Ginger can help with menstrual cramps and a few other mild pain problems because of its anti inflammatory abilities, but when tested against a placebo for osteoarthritis, there wasn’t much of a difference in pain levels. It showed that it improved it slightly, but not near enough to be suggested as useful for chronic pain. Applying it topically seemed to work well, but it wasn’t up against a placebo so there’s really not significant data there.
- Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes pain and often impairment. Older studies of using ginger against a placebo showed little affect until a recent study.
- Recent studies have shown dramatic effect of ginger to treat pain due to osteoarthritis. It has been shown to reduce pain and even prevent disability.
- Ginger can be taken via oral pill form or as a topical treatment with great effect.
“If ginger is so effective against migraines and also helps with the pain of menstrual cramps, what about osteoarthritis?”