Remedies for Knee Pain
This article discusses home remedies for knee pain especially of the knee joint. A joint is in the middle part of the human leg that is an articulation between the femur, tibia and patella (knee joint). The discussion is also about how to deal with swelling, stiffness etc.
The causes for knee pain include injury, obesity, Arthritis, dislocation of knee cap, sprains etc.
The symptoms include stiffness early in the morning after getting up from bed; Swelling, tenderness, disability to move knee joint property, pain while walking.
Helpful Remedies for Knee pain-
One should try to lose excess weight.
Physiotherapy can be useful.
Gentle massage of Olive oil is advisable.
Use oils that have natural camphor in them. Give gentle massage of this to affected area, after which one should use a hot pack.
Bromelain present in Pineapples is useful to treat knee joint pain. Eating a few pieces of Pineapples 6 to 7 times a day can help.
Enema is advisable as it helps to tone up the intestinal system.
Historically NSAID drugs are used; but these produce side effects. Herbal products that have Boswellia serrata are also highly effective and do not produce any side effects. If powder of Boswellia is not available, herbal supplements are useful.
Taking Ginger juice daily by mixing with a cup of water will be helpful.
Foods rich in vitamin B may be useful to treat inflammation and pain related to the joints. Good B food sources are lean meat, fish, eggs, Soybeans, lentils and whole grains.
Regular exercises should improve muscle tone and fitness.
Eating Flax seeds 1 teaspoon daily helps with knee pains.
Omega 3 fatty acids present in fish oil are also useful.
Crushing two cloves of Garlic in sesame oil and giving a gentle massage of this oil to the affected area helps to ease the pain and swelling.
Prepare a paste of Turmeric powder (Curcuma longa) in oil and apply this on the affected area. Leave it for one hour, and then wash it off with warm water.
Drink Carrot juice and Indian Gooseberry juice daily as they are antioxidants.
Processed foods are rich in sodium; try to avoid these as they may increase the swelling.
Salmon, Flax seeds, Walnuts are a rich source of omega 3 fats. So these are advisable.
I hope the remedies for knee pain listed above are useful to all people. In many of the cases it is advisable to seek the help of a Medical Doctor.
By Veena Deo
Dr. Veena Deo is an expert Herbalist, a consultant and the author of this page. Please email any questions to [email protected]
This information is provided for educational purposes only. Any statements made above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products discussed above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.