Knee pain can get you down and keep you there. Here are a few simple home remedies to get you up and about again.
Our knees bear the brunt of our lifestyle. Whether you love adventure and are constantly on the run, or are a couch potato sitting down in one position for hours on end, your knees are getting used and abused. The number of cases of chronic knee pain are on the rise in the world today. Irrespective of what is causing it, there are a number of effective ways you can bid adieu to knee pain. While exercising, physical therapy, surgery, and allopathic medication are all options, there are some simple home remedies that you can try for effective knee pain relief.
The very first step is to assess and understand your knee pain. Is it the result of an injury, arthritis, or a regular pain? How would you classify it – mild to moderate or moderate to severe? If your knee pain is in the moderate to severe range, and is the result of an injury, it may be prudent to have your physician look at it. In some severe cases, knee replacement surgery may be the best option for you. However, in case of mild to moderate knee pain due to arthritis or sprains, natural home remedies can be as effective as any other method of knee pain relief.
Available in a number of forms, ginger is a great solution for knee pain owing to its anti-inflammatory compounds. Not only does ginger help in pain reduction, it also effectively combats swelling in the knee.
You can either use ginger extract, or make your own by boiling a small piece of the root in a cup of water. Then, strain this mixture, and add a dash of lemon juice and honey, before you drink it. Another great way to consume ginger is in the form of ginger tea. For reduction of swelling, massage your knee with ginger oil two or three times a day.
Apple cider vinegar is well-known for its alkalizing properties. It is a good solution for knee pain as it helps to dissolve the mineral and toxin accumulation in the knee joints.
You can either drink a mix of a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water, or soak your knee in a tub of hot water and two cups of apple cider vinegar.
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