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Table 2

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

Mean ± SE
P value
A B C
Before starting treatment 2.85 ± 0.15 3.05 ± 0.17 2.87 ± 0.18 0.668
First day after treatment 2.83 ± 0.15 2.72 ± 0.16 2.57 ± 0.16 0.528
Third day after treatment 2.73 ± 0.16 2.38 ± 0.15 2.05 ± 0.17 0.013*
First week after treatment 2.57 ± 0.17 1.85 ± 0.14 1.55 ± 0.15 0.000*
Third week after treatment 2.25 ± 0.19 1.58 ± 0.13 1.25 ± 0.13 0.000*
Sixth week after treatment 2.1 ± 0.18 1.25 ± 0.13 0.67 ± 0.09 0.000*

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