What are topical pain relief ointments?

Too many. To list. There are many otc topicals out there. Several prescription meds have nsaids and anesthetics in them. There are also compounds that can be ordered that have several different meds combined. Discuss with your pcp.
Help is skin deep. Topical go on the skin. Some are absorbed into the bloodstream and others help locally only. Someties they are a compound of several medications that you would not want to take orally, and sometimes the simple fact of massaging the cream onto your skin works wonders.