Have you been suffering from a knee pain?
Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, like if we climb up a stair or walking up an incline. An overuse injury causes inflammation, or by an underlying condition such as arthritis.
My mom recently told us that she has terrible pain on her knees for 3 months now, she misses doing things that she can do before like attending to her garden of flowers and vegetables. She used to visit all of her children every week, and this knee pain makes her heart broke not to visit and see her children and grandchildren.
She never complains about severe pain in her knee before and that makes her worry is what if she cannot cure this knee pain anymore because she is too old now, and she cannot visit her grandchildren as often as she wants.
The pain started when she went to our province accompanied by her younger sister who just recently had a vacation in the country. Being missed the Philippines so much, they made a lot of stroll around the town. So, her knee pain is caused by overuse.
We suggested her to not take any painkillers because though her knee is sometimes painful but the pain is still bearable, and there’s plenty of remedies that she can do at home.
Many people take painkillers if they feel knee pain, but these drugs are not safe. This led to an FDA warning in 2015, regarding an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Being such a common remedy, many individuals do not fully understand the risks of it.
Try these natural remedies to relieve knee pain.
Heat therapy may be used to relieve muscle and joint stiffness, help warm up joints before activity, or ease a muscle spasm.
While cold can reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain related to arthritis and activity.
If you will exercise regularly, it will help a lot to relieve knee pain. Try to do some simple stretches to improve the strength and flexibility of knee and leg muscles. If you have severe knee pain, you must consult professionals which exercise is the best for your knee pain.
Turmeric is a powerful remedy for inflammation because of its active compound called "curcumin" It is proven by many people who suffered from knee osteoarthritis, they say they feel pain relief and increase mobility.
Turmeric is really the best spice we can have so try to ad half of a spoon in any dish we cook and serve.
Ginger is the very first that will come to oldies when knee pain is the issue.
It has also been used within traditional medicine for thousands of years, acting as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Since this is a well-known spice in the kitchen, simply add five grams daily in our everyday cooking, Make and enjoy your ginger tea to not only relieve knee pain but also good for colds.
- Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is an amazing substance to cure inflammation, knee pain, or muscle pain.
You can add some Epsom salt in your water for your bath. also, try to make a paste put it on (affected area of your body) or wrap your knees with the ginger, stay it there for few minutes before rinsing.
We should stop taking painkillers.
In cases of having a surgery due to any kind of injury, taking pills or drugs is needed. It can help us relieve us from suffering of pain. But we should keep in mind it isn't always as safe as we think it is.
Consequently, painkillers can be harmful, especially when taken incorrectly.
Here are some tips to consider :
- Give yourself a knee rest.
- Put some ice if your knee is swelling.
- Wrap your knee with a compressive bandage for support.
- It will be comfortable for your knee if you keep them elevated.