How Can You Reduce Knee Pain Naturally at Home?

How Can You Reduce Knee Pain Naturally at Home?

Knee pain is an extremely common condition that can be caused by both short and long-term problems, in which short-term problem recovers normally on its own but in long-term problem help of a doctor is required. It comprises of tibia, patella, fibula and other ligaments.

It can occur at any stage of life.

What are the Causes of Knee Pain?

  • Trauma or Injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone tumors
  • Knee contusion (bruised knee)
  • Bursitis: Caused by repeated injury of the knee.
  • Knee ligament injury: Tear in any one of the 4 ligaments of the knee.
  • Torn Knee cartilage (meniscus injury): Rupture of one or more cartilage of the knee
  • Dislocation of the kneecap

What are the Symptoms of Knee Pain?

  • Limited range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Blocked motion or locking
  • Difficulty in walking, weight bearing due to instability
  • Unable to bend and expand the knee

 How can you Reduce Knee Pain Naturally at Home?

1. Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric contains a chemical compound called as curcumin that has anti-inflammatory as well as anti-oxidant action. It reduces the joint pain as well as inflammation and fights against oxidative stress that leads to the degeneration of joint.

Steps to follow:

  • Add a teaspoon of turmeric to a glass of boiled milk.
  • Mix it well and consume it daily.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory that helps in reducing the inflammation and pain which is associated with the knee joint and provides relief to the patient.

Steps to follow:

  • Take virgin coconut oil and apply this on the affected area.
  • Let it dry on its own and rinse it off after 30 minutes.

3. Vitamins

Vitamin C Rich Food

Foods that are rich in Vitamin C and D are very useful in chronic knee joint pain. Vitamin C is necessary because it produces an important protein called as collagen which is necessary for knee tendons.

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that is very necessary for enhancing bone health.

These vitamins can help in providing relief and also helps in preventing the recurrence of knee pain.

Foods rich in Vitamin C and D are:

Spinach, citrus fruits, cheese, milk, eggs, broccoli.

4. Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds are very beneficial in knee pain because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property.

Steps to follow:

  • Soak two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in a glass of water for 7 to 8 hours.
  • Strain it and consume this water.

Another step:

  • Blend these soaked fenugreek seeds and make a paste of it.
  • Apply this paste on the affected knee.

5. Essential oils

Bavachi Oil

  1. Peppermint Oil
  2. Frankincense Oil
  • Peppermint Oil:

Peppermint contains several ingredients that include menthol and limonene that are very useful in the healing process. It acts as a natural analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anesthetic that helps in alleviating joint pain and stiffness.

Steps to follow:

  • Mix 7 drops of peppermint oil with a tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • Apply it on the affected knee.
  • Frankincense Oil:

Frankincense oil is very beneficial in knee pain because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic property that can help in reducing autoimmune responses and also prevents the cartilage damage.

Steps to follow:

  • Add 7 drops of frankincense oil to a teaspoon of coconut oil.
  • Mix it and apply it directly on the affected knee and let it dry.

6. Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil contains an active constituent called as polyphenols that contains compounds such as tyrosol, oleuropein, and these compounds have a powerful anti-inflammatory property that helps in treating knee pain.

Steps to follow:

  • Take olive oil in palms and massage it on the affected knee.
  • Allow it to evaporate naturally.
  • Do this step 3-4 times daily.

7. Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves

Consumption of dandelion leaves daily can be helpful in providing relief in knee pain because of its anti-inflammatory property.

  • Boil some dandelion leaves in a saucepan.
  • Simmer it for 5 minutes and allow it to cool for few minutes.
  • Strain it and add some honey to it.
  • Consume it immediately.

8. Epsom Salt

EPSOM SALT

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral and is rich in magnesium and sulfate and they have the ability to get absorbed into the body and are very helpful in providing relief in pain and inflammation because of pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.

Steps to follow:

  • Add a cup of Epsom salt to a tub filled with water and soak the affected area for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Do it once daily.

9. Ginger

Ginger

Ginger contains various compounds that are beneficial to health includes gingerols, caffeic acid, curcumin, and beta-carotene. These compounds have an anti-inflammatory action that reduces the inflammation and antioxidant action that inhibits the oxidation (production of free radicals).

Steps to follow:

  • Add fresh ginger in a cup of boiling water and simmer it for 5 minutes.
  • Strain it and allow it to cool.
  • Dip a clean gauge in this solution and place it on the affected knee.
  • Wrap it around the knee.

Another step:

  • Make ginger tea and consume it daily.

10. Mustard Oil

Mustard Oil

Mustard oil contains omega-3 fatty acids that help the body to fight against diseases because of its anti-oxidant property. It improves the blood circulation and also reduces the pain as well as inflammation.

Steps to follow:

  • Take mustard oil in palms and massage it directly onto the affected knee.
  • Do this 3 to 4 times daily.

11. Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon contains cinnamic acid and cinnamaldehyde. These both have antioxidant properties that help in inhibiting cell damage caused by the free radicals and provide relief to the patient.

Steps to follow:

  • Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a glass of boiled water.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of honey and mix it.
  • Drink this regularly for about two weeks.

Hope this information is useful.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical based treatments.