Knee pain is a common condition affecting a large number of the American population. This condition deteriorates with age and the pain can become so unbearable that even the performance of daily movements can be extremely painful.
This risk of a knee condition is higher in obese people because the lower extremities take the crucial role in supporting all our movements and thus are being exposed to great pressure.
The common factors of knee pain are injury, osteoarthritis, and over-taxation; however it can be alleviated by the performance of simple stretches. Here are the stretches that can be of great help in the video below:
If your job involves long sitting hours, then you should get up every 10 minutes so that to keep up good joint mobility.
Strenuous exercising is not recommended as it can lead to further complications; therefore you should walk or try pool aerobics and thus maintain the joint mobility.
Prior exercising make sure to do some warming up, therefore be careful while stretching muscles that have not been warmed up. In order to fortify your joints, you should do a brisk 10-minute walk, and after that do the stretching part.
For good health of your joints, you should follow these tips:
Keep an optimal body weight.
Take in healthy foods that are high in calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium.
Make the surrounding muscles of the knee stronger and in that way reduce joint stress.
Natural Remedies for Knee Pain Relief
This pain commonly results from lack of vitamin D, therefore ensure sun exposure for at least 20 minutes a day without applying sunscreen.
The use of lemon peels will promote the blood flow and lower the swelling. For that reason, grate the lemon rind, then squeeze the pieces together, and use them on the painful knee. Cover the affected area with gauze and let the lemon peel act for 2 hours.
Ginger is extremely potent anti-inflammatory food which is very beneficial in dealing with knee pain.
Coconut oil contains also strong anti-inflammatory properties, and you can apply it on your knees by warming a teaspoon of the oil between the hands and thus rub it on your knees. First rub it clockwise, and after that make circular movements counter-clockwise for 10-15 minutes.
Cayenne is packed with antioxidants which can inhibit the pain transmitters, and the arnica will loosen up the joint thereby supporting mobility.
Epsom salt is a great source of magnesium, and because of that make certain to apply it straight onto the afflicted areas. The skin of the knee will completely absorb the mineral, and thus relieve the pain and inflammation. Likewise, you can prepare the following compress: dissolve 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt into ½ cup of water, and then soak a cotton cloth in it and use it directly on the joints. Let it stay for 20 minutes, and after that wash it off. We recommend you an occasional Epsom bath, because the content of magnesium will stimulate the serotonin production thereby offering a great relaxation for your entire body.
You can relive the knee pain, if you take in some of the following foods:
If you are struggling with this issue, then you should by all means consume gelatin because it is rich in collagen, which is a component of the bones and connective tissue, and thanks to its intake the pain will be almost gone and the joint mobility substantially improved. You can include plain gelatin into your smoothies, or yogurt. Likewise, you can combine it with fruit juices, honey, spices, and herbs.
As mentioned before vitamin D is very important for the treatment of the knee pain and it can be found in mushrooms, eggs, organic orange juice, and fatty fish like wild salmon, tuna, mackerel, and sardines.
Many herbs are very helpful in soothing knee pain, including stinging nettle, evening primrose, and Boswellia.
Spices like turmeric, ginger, cayenne, and cinnamon are great for relieving knee pain due to their strong anti-inflammatory properties.
You should not suffer from knee pain as it can be prevented and easily relieved if you keep healthy weight index, exercise regularly, have a good night sleep, and consume healthy food products.