Table 7.39Symptoms: stiffness

Stiffness outcomeReferenceInterventionAssessment timeOutcome/effect size
Mixed (knee, ankle, elbow, wrist, shoulder)
Reduction in morning stiffness1 RCT (Altman et al. 1994) (N=113)Topical capsaicin vs placeboWeeks 4, 8 and 12 (end of treatment)NS

From: 7, Pharmacological management of osteoarthritis

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