crepitus

Get Rid of Crepitus Naturally

That crackling sound when you stand up after being seated? If it’s coming from your knees, chances are it’s a symptom of arthritis known as crepitus. Crepitus is usually caused by weak muscles and strengthening them, as well as treating your arthritis, can simply and easily eliminate it. While crepitus can occur in any joint, it is most common in the knees as they bear the most weight on a continual basis.

 

How do I know if I have crepitus?

The primary symptom of crepitus is a cracking sound in the affected joint.

 

How do I prevent crepitus?

  • Perform regular strengthening exercises.
  • Treat conditions such as arthritis that weaken the joint.

 

How can I treat crepitus?

  • Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Get plenty of rest to give your body time to repair naturally.
  • Use heat to help ease inflammation and swelling as well as to improve circulation.
  • Get regular, low-impact exercise.
  • Eat a diet high in foods that help to increase bone strength.
  • Take glucosamine. It has been shown to help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis.
  • Ginger helps to reduce inflammation and boost circulation.
  • Brace your knee if you are experiencing a lot of pain to help give the muscle time to repair.
  • Do strengthening exercises once cleared by a doctor to help rebuild the muscles.
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