Knee pain is the most common ailment caused due to wear and tear of the knee joint. It can be experienced by people of any age and generally older adults, and most women are more vulnerable to knee pain than men.
There are many home remedies to reduce the pain temporarily. Let us look at them.
Applying cold compression to the painful knee is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce pain and swelling. The cold compression will constrict the blood vessels thereby reducing the blood flow in the knee. Alternating between the hot and cold compresses is also a good idea to reduce the pain.
We know that Apple Cider Vinegar has many benefits like weight reduction, detoxifying etc., But you will be surprised if you come to know that it helps in reducing knee pain also. It helps in restoring joint lubricants and thereby reduces pain. You can drink it with water or add to hot water and soak the knee in it. It works both internally and externally.
Cayenne pepper contains Capsaicin, which is a natural analgesic and has great pain-relieving properties. The Capsaicin produces a warm sensation when applied in the affected area and reduces pain. We can add two tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder in one-half cup of warm olive oil, and apply the paste on the affected area twice daily for at least one week.
Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin which acts as a natural treatment to relieve knee pain. It has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce pain. As per the NCCAM reports turmeric slows down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis also. It can be added to boiling water along with ginger and can be taken mixed with honey for taste.
Ginger has great anti-inflammatory compounds in it. It can reduce swelling in the knee joint and can effectively alleviate the pain. We can prepare ginger tea by adding it to boiling water, strain and add lemon juice and honey and drink it 2-3 times a day.