Top 5 Home Remedies For Knee Pain

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The constant wear and tear of the knee joint leads to the common knee problems such as knee injury and knee pain. It is more common in children and older adults, but can also be often seen in adults involved in sports activities. Women are more at risk of being affected by knee problems than men.

The location of pain in the knee can vary however; more often, it originates from the bony structures of either of the knee joints, such as fibula, tibia or femur, the ligaments, the kneecap or the cartilage. Apart from pain, an injury to the knee can also cause other symptoms such as swelling, numbness in the affected leg, stiffness and difficulty in standing or walking.

Top 5 Home Remedies For Knee Pain

If knee pain is affecting your flexibility and mobility, it is high time that you try out some of the most popular home remedies for knee pain given below. These home remedies are particularly helpful in people suffering from moderate to mild knee pain usually caused by improper training, and overuse of the knee. These are also helpful in treating knee pain caused due to aging or other joint problems such as arthritis; however, you should consult your caregiver before starting the remedies.

Home Remedies for Knee Pain:

1. Apply Cold Compress:

The best and the easiest ways to combat knee swelling and pain are applying cold compresses. The cold constricts the blood vessels, reduces the flow of the blood to the painful area thereby reducing the swelling. It also relieves you from the pain.

Cold Compress

To Make A Cold Compress:

1. Take a thin towel and wrap few ice cubes in it.

2. Apply this cold compress to the affected part of the knee for 15 minutes.

3. Repeat the same process two to three times a day until you get complete relief from swelling and pain.

4. You can also use a bag of frozen peas instead of ice cubes for the cold compress.

5. Alternating the cold compress with the hot compress gives quicker relief.

2. Ginger And Turmeric Tea:

Both ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties and hence are widely effective against the rheumatoid and osteoarthritis pain. The curcumin in turmeric is an active antioxidant that reduces swelling and pain and lowers the levels of certain enzymes that have been found to be the main cause of inflammation.

You can prepare a capsule of ginger and turmeric or take it in the form of a tea to boost your curcumin supplement and reduce the levels of the enzyme causing inflammation.

Ginger And Turmeric Tea

For The Tea:

1. Take 2 cups of water and bring it to boil

2. Add ½ teaspoon of ground ginger, ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric to the boiling water.

3. Let the water simmer for 10 to 15 minutes on low flame.

4. Strain, add honey (as per taste preference) and drink.

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