Knee pain is a common complaint among people of all age groups. Whether it is due to an injury or some underlying medical condition, knee pain can interfere with your daily activities. For some, it can turn into a life long issue. No matter how severe your condition is, there are some home remedies which can prove to be helpful in providing relief from bad knee pain:
02/9 Massage with essential oils
Massaging is an excellent way to get relief from the symptoms of knee and joint pain. Using essential oil for massaging your knees is even more effective. As per some studies, ginger and orange essential oils work quite well in getting rid of knee pain. It releases stiffness and reduces pain in the affected part.Dr Ortho Combo Pack of Pain Relief Oil 60ml & Capsule 30₹ 256
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03/9 Heat and cold compress
Both heat and cold compress can be beneficial in lessening the symptoms of knee pain. But the treatment you choose depends on the type of pain you are suffering from. If there is inflammation then you should avoid heat compresses as it can make the situation worse. Heat therapy is best for chronic pain like arthritis. In case of sports injury, apply a cold compress.
04/9 Apple cider vinegar
Some studies suggest that apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to get relief from chronic pain like arthritis. It helps to restore the lubrication in the joints, which reduces the pain and makes it easy for you to move your legs. Mix half-a-cup of ACV in a glass of water and drink the concoction daily before going to bed.St.Botanica Apple Cider Vinegar with Honey with Mother Vinegar₹ 315
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05/9 Ginger Extract
Ginger oil, ginger extract or raw ginger are all good for your knees. This common household herb is packed with a compound called gingerol, which is anti-inflammatory in nature. You can make ginger tea and drink it twice daily to get relief from knee pain.
Turmeric is a magical spice that has a very long history of medicinal use. This yellow spice contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. The compound helps to alleviate the symptoms of joint pain and inflammation. Add ginger and turmeric in a glass of water and boil it for 12-15 minutes. Drink this mixture daily for some relief.
07/9 Cayenne pepper
The red spice contains an active component called capsaicin, which acts as a natural painkiller. Mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper with two teaspoons of olive oil to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and massage gently.Tjori Oil Hair Thickening Cayenne Pepper₹ 593
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08/9 Epsom salt
Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulfate which are both powerful pain-relieving agents. It reduces swelling and alleviates the pain. You can put a spoon of Epsom salt in your bath water and soak yourself in it for 30 minutes.
09/9 The bottom line
Apart from these natural home remedies, performing a low-impact exercise can also help. If the pain persists for a long time then consult your doctor.