There are many anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) on the market, available as 'over the counter' (OTC), or via a medical prescription. All are designed to ease your pain and other symptoms associated with inflammation. However, like most medications, they can have some serious side effects, especially in the form of stomach lining irritation and allergic reactions.
As a Physiotherapist and Health Coach, a large portion of my are already taking either painkillers or NSAIDS before they walk through my door, either OTC or prescription. I also have a significant number of clients who say to me 'I can't take anti-inflammatories because they upset my stomach' or 'I don't take any medications, they are not good for you'. But its my next question that often baffles my clients, 'So what natural anti-inflammatories have you tried or are taking?'I just get blank stares and awkward silences. I'm always surprised at the number of people that seem proud of themselves for deciding to not take conventional medication, but have absolutely no idea what foods or natural products could help them instead.