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Table 3

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

Mean ± SE
P value
A B C
Before starting treatment 2.62 ± 0.17 2.9 ± 0.16 2.85 ± 0.15 0.424
First day after treatment 2.68 ± 0.17 2.55 ± 0.15 2.53 ± 0.12 0.754
Third day after treatment 2.55 ± 0.17 2.23 ± 0.13 1.97 ± 0.15 0.025*
First week after treatment 2.45 ± 0.17 1.7 ± 0.13 1.58 ± 0.12 0.000*
Third week after treatment 2.13 ± 0.18 1.45 ± 0.12 1 ± 0.13 0.000*
Sixth week after treatment 2.03 ± 0.18 1.1 ± 0.12 ± 0.09 0.000*

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