There are a variety of topical solutions that can reduce inflammation and relieve the pain of osteoarthritis. Not all of these topical solutions are created equal, so it is important to look for the ones that include specific ingredients that are known to treat inflammation and alleviate pain. Some products known to do one or both of these things are Glucosamine, Capsicum and Chondroitin. Beware of some topical pain relief solutions. Many out there only contain high concentrations of menthol, which is actually dangerous because it has the potential to cause skin burns. Some solutions contain Aloe Vera and Emu Oil in their ingredients, which is nourishing to the skin and aids in faster relief. Emu Oil is known to bond or “match” with the cellular structure of your skin, which makes it and other ingredients travel faster to the afflicted area. The transdermal properties of Emu Oil are quite amazing! Aloe Vera contains a variety of nutrients such as: proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, polysaccharides and sterols that that have been known to relieve pain and heal wounds faster.