Health Innovation Research


Joint Pain Relief


If so, you could help research natural, non-pharmaceutical products

in a medical study to investigate Joint Pain Relief.

Check your eligibility here

Read our COVID-19 Summary Here

If you’re experiencing joint pain & want relief, you could help research.

Thank you for your interest in RDC Clinical’s new study on two experimental natural supplements, previously shown to have beneficial effects such as reducing inflammation and pain. This study is examining the potential effect on reducing joint pain (such as shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, wrist or elbow).

You will receive a health analysis & potentially get pain relief.

You would be required to take your allocated Study Product in capsule form over a 2-week period and come for 2 visits at our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane. You would also need to rate your joint pain twice a day during the study.

During your clinic visits, at both the beginning and end of the study, you will have a blood test and complete health questionnaires.

You will gain information about your own health and lifestyle as a result of the tests, and the possibility you will benefit from your study product… you may or may not be taking the active product, 50% of the study group will be taking a placebo (an inactive substance).

However, if you are found to have been on placebo during the study, you will be offered the active product after your participation has ended.

If you’d like to take part in this study, we’d love your help. More information is below, the eligibility & registration form is on this page.

About the product you’ll help test… an experimental natural supplement for pain
Once enrolled in the study, you will be allocated to either the PEA Study Product group, the Curcumin Study Product group or one of the placebo groups.

PEA is an experimental natural supplement, naturally produced by your body. It has been shown to exert a wide range of beneficial effects such as reducing inflammation, allergic reactions and pain.

Curcumin is a compound found within the spice turmeric, commonly used in Indian cooking. It is known for its anti-inflammatory actions in the body, and for reducing pain.

This study is examining the effects of PEA and Curcumin for specifically reducing joint pain in healthy adults. The products are taken daily in capsule form.

About the study you’ll take part in… pain relief.

The study will involve approximately 160 men & women who are experiencing joint pain (such as shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, wrist or elbow). Each participant will take the Study Product (provided in capsules) for a 2-week period.

Upon enrolment (your first visit to the clinic), you’ll have assessments including a blood test and questionnaires regarding pain and health.

You will then be asked to rate your joint pain morning and night for 3 days by completing a quick online form.

Once we have information on your starting pain, you will be asked to take the Study Product for a period of 2 weeks. During this time, you will also be required to score your pain each morning and night.

After 2 weeks of taking the Study Product, you will be required to attend the clinic again for a final blood test and questionnaires.

The information we collect during the study will enable the investigators to assess the product’s effectiveness on how you felt before taking the Study Product, to how you felt after taking the product for 2 weeks.

If you’re experiencing joint pain, aged 25-70 and would like to help, we’d love to hear from you. Please register your interest by answering the questionnaire and completing the form on this page… we’ll then get in touch to screen you for suitability.

About the potential benefits of taking part… pain relief focus.
In addition to helping advance medical research in an important area, as a participant in this study you will also:

  • Have a blood test at the commencement and conclusion of the study. Your blood will be analysed for inflammation, glucose, insulin, cholesterol & liver function.
  • Learn important information about yourself in a number of health & lifestyle questionnaires.
  • Assist with clinical research of a potentially new non-pharmaceutical product for pain relief.
Check if you can take part… study participant requirements.
Are you…

  • Adult, over the aged 25-70?
  • Experiencing joint pain that is NOT associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bursitis or Gout?
  • A non-smoker?
  • Able to attend 2 visits at our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane?

Please register your interest by answering the questionnaire and completing the form on this page… we’ll then get in touch to screen you for suitability.

Ethics approval & privacy… you’ll be in safe, professional hands.

This RDC Clinical study has been approved by the Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee under Approval Number: 2019-05-397. The study is also registered on the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry under Registration Number: ACTRN12619001467123.

Trained Trial Co-ordinators will supervise your progress throughout the study. Your results will be made available to you at the conclusion of the study. Any of your personal information collected during the study will be kept in the strictest confidence.

About the location of the'll attend clinic appointments
Our clinic is located in Doggett Street, Newstead, Brisbane.

We are walking distance from the Commercial Road Ferry Terminal & local buses, and a quick 10-minute walk from Bowen Hills train station. We also have onsite visitor parking available.

COVID-19 Update Summary

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19 we have implemented a number of strategies to assist our valued participants and trial coordinators.

As part of our response, we are implementing either reduced or contactless visits where possible. If you have any concerns about attending an appointment, please let us know when we call you for screening and we can discuss what options are available for your study. 

RDC is located in a small business centre with car parking available directly at our door. We are not located in or near a hospital or medical precinct, or in an area where large numbers of people congregate. As a small clinic, we have a maximum of 3 participants at any one time attending our site, and there is adequate space in both the waiting and interview areas for social distancing. All appointments are one-on-one with a trial coordinator; no group appointments are conducted.