In his recent article, Dr. Oz discusses some of the more effective over-the-counter treatments for arthritis relief. Noted popular treatments like Diclofenac and even ibuprofen and acetaminophen are reported to increase the risk of heart and liver problems (especially if taken on a regular basis). Viscosupplementation is not always effective with obesity cited as one of the reasons. Recommendation for handling the pain? Pain-relieving gels and creams. These include ointments containing capsaicin or prescribed NSAID gels or creams. In addition, and not surprisingly, stretching, exercise and weight loss. Eating a colorful diet rich fruits, vegetables and omega-3 sources like fatty fish (like salmon and trout) and olive oil can reduce inflamation. Stay away from refined grains, sunflower and soybean oils that may also increase inflammation.