Knees take a lot of wear and tear, with all the running around, climbing stairs and bending over on a day-to-day basis. If you’ve experienced knee pain or weakness, you’re not alone.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, knee pain is second only to lower back pain as the most commonly reported pain among adults in the United States.
Symptoms may include:
- stiffness in the knee
- noticeable swelling
- difficulty walking or standing
- numbness in the affected leg
NATURAL REMEDIES TO EASE KNEE PAIN
These natural remedies can help with knee pain associated with aging and conditions like arthritis but you also need to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
TURMERIC AND GINGER TEA
Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory compounds. Ginger can reduce swelling on the knee as well as the pain.
Turmeric is also an effective and natural treatment to relieve knee pain. It contains a chemical called curcumin that has anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties that help reduce pain.
Bring 1 cups of water to a boil. Add 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric. Reduce to a simmer and let it be for 10-15 minutes. Strain and add honey (optional). Drink twice daily.
This is the best choice to relieve your pain. Cold therapy can reduce inflammation, a major cause of arthritis joint pain and stiffness. Placing a cold pack on a swollen joint can also help bring it back down to size, which will also lessen joint pain.
Wrap a handful of ice cubes in a thin towel. Apply the compress to the affected knee area for 10 to 20 minutes. Do this two or three times daily until your pain is gone.
Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate. It has been used to get relief from pain for years, namely because of its high levels of magnesium.
Taking a bath with Epsom salt. Add one-half cup of Epsom salt to a hot bath and stir it well. Soak the affected knee in this solution for 15 minutes. Do this a few times a week.
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin that works like a pain reliever.
Add 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder in one-half cup of warm olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area twice daily for at least one week.