Our expert says:
Are you sure it is osteo arthritis and not rheumatoid arthritis? Anti-inflammatories is just a kind of pain medication and does not "heal" or protect the joints. Maybe you should rather see a rheumatologist for a second opinion especially if the knee is red and warm and swollen.
One gets a kind of anti-inflammatory plaster you can put on that works quite well but may be expensive - ask at your pharmacy
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