Many people worldwide suffer from knee pain which is a painful condition that prevents them from performing their daily activities and it can be really frustrating. There are several factors that cause pain in the knee such as arthritis, weak bone structure or some injury.
It is very important to identify other additional symptoms such as numbness, difficulty standing, redness and stiffness in order to find the best way to relive swelling and the pain of the knees. These symptoms are most commonly symptomatic of knee effusion which is actually the accumulation of fluid In the knee joint, and it shows up after an injury. Therefore, the fluid results in swelling of the knee. However, there are no reasons to be worried since in this article we will present you 4 different ways to treat swollen knees and you should use them according to the cause of pain.
4 Ways to Treat the Swollen Knees
Ice, Rest, Compression and Elevation Remedy
Fall, stain, sprain or twisted knee from overuse and bad posture are all reasons for knee injury, and here are the 4 ways in which you can relieve the pain.
First of all, rest the knee in order to release any pressure in it.
You can also rest the knee and then use ice as cold compression for 10 to 20 minutes. Use frozen products if you don’t have ice in that moment. The pain and the swelling will be reduced because the cold will constrict blood vessels and reduce blood to flow to the affected part.
Tha third way in which you can reduce pain is to apply compression bandages. Remember not to tighten them too much because in that way you will reduce the blood circulation. Make sure to keep your knee lifted as you rest.
Apple Cider Vinegar
As you all know, apple cider vinegar has many benefits, so you can also use it to relieve pain. It has an alkalizing effect which is why it is able to neutralize harmful toxins that accumulate in the knee. All you have to do is to drink a mix of 2 teaspoons of ACV and a glass of water on a daily basis.
Another alternative is to add 2 tablespoons of ACV in a bath and soak the knee in it for 10 minutes.
You can also prepare a mixture with olive oil and ACV and massage your knee with this solution 2 times per day.
The abovementioned natural remedies should lessen the pain and reduce the swelling, but if not, than you should definitely consult your health care provider.
Egg Yolk and Table Salt
Epsom salt and cabbage are the best solutions when it comes to inflammation, and you will see in the video bellow.
However, you can also try salt and fresh egg yolk:
- Prepare a paste with one tablespoon of salt and one fresh egg yolk.
- Once prepared, apply the paste on the painful area.
- Use a cling paper to cover it and then secure it with an elastic bandage.
- Remember to change the paste every 2 hours. Use minimum 5 applications daily.
The salt is a rich source of minerals like magnesium, which is a muscle relaxant and as a result it will help you reduce fluid in the tissues. It will also reduce swelling. When it comes to egg yolk, its oils will easily pass through the skin and will carry the needed minerals to the affected area.
Mustard oil is yet another extremely effective solution when it comes to reducing knee pain. Use it to massage the knee since it will help you reduce swelling, ease the pain and improve blood circulation. All you have to do is to heat two tablespoons of mustard oil. After that, leave it to cool a little bit, but make sure to use it while it’s still warm. Place a warm towel on it.