White willow bark makes an excellent poultice. I do not know how you would make it into an ointment, but I am sure there is a way. Chamomile also helps, because it relieves heat and inflammation in overworked or injured tissue :)
This is a herbal spell that is great for arthritis and joint and muscle aches. Get a small cloth bag, ginger,eucalyptus oil,all spice,rosemary (fresh preferred),basil,chamomile, clove oil,juniper berries (ground or crushed),marjoram,nutmeg,parsley,thyme,and vetivert oil. cast your circle, on your alter mix the dry ingredients if you have a mortar/pestal grind them, if not use your boline to make big items into smaller ones,add the oil appx. 6 drops of each.
Place into bag and sew it shut. here is the incantation " Goddess bless this bag with your healing power, fill it with your love and warmth, let it heal and repair the hurt and inflammation,may you guidethe healing power to all the affected areas, let this cause no harm, Blessed be, "So mote it be".
Close your circle. Now carry this amulet with you at all times and at night place under your pillow. To empower it even more you could write your own spell, but this one worked on every person I've given it to.
Blessings and healing: