Home Remedies For Knee Pain
With the passage of time, we do not realize the amount of stress our body goes through. We tend to ignore the wear and tear our body withstands. The knee, especially, on which the weight of the body stands and which aids us in movement for our day-to-day activities, is one of the important parts of the body that is affected. Due to its functionality this joint tends to go through some form of knee pain if not taken care of.
Elderly people face a lot of problems like arthritis, osteoarthritis and torn ligaments among others that result in knee pain. If the knee joint problem is overlooked over a period of time, it can cause immense knee pain. However, immediate attention and regular remedies can be followed to eradicate this issue.
Today, there are many home remedies prescribed by medical consultants but one should refer to a doctor to know which one suits the best. One of the best known home remedies is known as PRICE. PRICE is an acronym that stands for Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This is one of the widely accepted home remedies that is followed to overcome knee pain. Using ointments that contains soothing essential oils can lessen the knee pain caused due to inflammation or injury.
Avoid using excess cream that may cause discomfort due to heat that may burn the skin. Do exercise for your knee joints that target the muscle around the knee and help in strengthening the muscles. While doing stretching exercises be alert to go slow and do not overstretch as it may tear a muscle. Intensification of the muscles that sustain the knee with exercises is the most vital thing to do to look after your knees from injury. Weak and fatigued muscles cannot sustain the knee joint or act as a shock-absorber for your knee. When you experience a cramp, stretch the affected muscle with one hand while you smoothly massage and knead the center of the muscle using your alternate hand. Walk it out.
Once an acute cramp is surpassed, avoid doing heavy exercises right away. As an alternative, take a walk for few minutes to maintain the flow of blood back to the knees. One can also go in for nutritional supplements like chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate, S-adenosyl-methionine (SAMe), niacinamide (vitamin B3) and vitamin E as this may help in alleviating the knee pain caused due to knee injuries.
Some other forms of home remedies include making paste using leaves of rasna, black phaseolus seeds, country mallow and castor and all these can be applied on the joint. In addition, you can make a paste using castor, turmeric mixed in clarified butter or goat’s milk and wheat. Extra weight and obesity is also one of the major reasons for knee pain and hence losing those extra pounds can help you to get rid of the knee pain.
Do jogging, walking, or swimming, whatever you are comfortable with and stay fit to avoid any knee pain. During the winter, keep you knee warm by using wintergreen lotion as it produces heat and reduces pain. If it’s not adequate, then wrap your knees with warm clothes after applying the lotion. Always seek advice from experts before opting for any remedies as your keens are an important part of your body and helps your body movement and do other important activities.