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Table 1

Comparison of knee osteoarthritis patients with respect to knee pain in the 3 groups and during 6 follow-up intervals.

Mean ± SE
P value
Total A B C
Before starting treatment 14.65 ± 0.77 14.05 ± 0.75 15.05 ± 0.77 14.85 ± 0.80 0.628
First day after treatment 13.44 ± 0.72 13.7 ± 0.73 13.5 ± 0.74 13.07 ± 0.69 0.8
Third day after treatment 11.88 ± 0.74 13.3 ± 0.77 11.42 ± 0.72 10.92 ± 0.68 0.05*
First week after treatment 9.8 ± 0.77 12.35 ± 0.79 9.02 ± 0.67 8.05 ± 0.68 0.000*
Third week after treatment 8.21 ± 0.77 10.9 ± 0.84 7.52 ± 0.73 6.22 ± 0.62 0.000*
Sixth week after treatment 6.65 ± 0.77 10.35 ± 0.82 6.02 ± 0.61 3.57 ± 0.41 0.000*

A: Placebo, B: Thymus daenensis group, C: Diclofenac group *P < 0.05.