knee pain

Get Rid of Knee Pain Naturally

Knee pain occurs quite frequently, especially as we age or gain weight. The muscles are asked to bear more and more strain, and the joint itself is more vulnerable than others like the hip joint. Over-use and weighing too much are the most common causes of trouble with your knees, but with some prevention you can keep your knee pain under control. Be sure that you treat your knees right! Having to get a knee replacement is not fun!

 

How do I know if I have knee pain?

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Warm to the touch
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Inability to straighten the knee

 

How do I prevent knee pain?

  • Keep a healthy weight.
  • Treat over-pronation with orthotics.
  • Make sure you’re wearing the right shoes.
  • Replace your shoes regularly.
  • Avoid hard on the knees activities like gardening, squats, and knee bends.

 

How can I treat knee pain?

  • If your knee hurts, stop moving it. Don’t try to keep forcing it.
  • Change surfaces so that you’re walking on a surface as flat as possible.
  • Do proper warm up and warm down exercises.
  • Follow the R.I.C.E. protocol if it’s injured: Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate the leg to make sure that it heals quickly.
  • Avoid heating the joint as this will make swelling worse and prevent healing.
  • Gently massage the muscles to help improve blood flow and healing.
  • Eat carrots! Carrots help to relieve joint pain.
  • Fenugreek seeds can be used to help heal.
  • Drinking water keeps your knees and other joints hydrated and working better.
  • Onions are a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Turmeric, cumin, ginger and capsicum can all be added to food to help relieve inflammation naturally.
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