Knee pain is a quite common medical condition caused by the tear and wear of the knee joints. It occurs in children, young adults and older adults. An interesting aspect about this condition is that it mainly occurs to women. The knee pain can be diffused or localized and it can be both severe and mild. The main causes for knee pain are fractures, weakened bone structure, lupus, ligament injuries, arthritis, knee joint dislocation and meniscus injuries. The pain is not the only symptom associated with this condition. You can also experience difficulty in standing or walking, stiffness, redness, swelling and numbness. By using the mighty home remedies, you can immediately get rid of the knee pain.
Cayenne pepper is a miraculous pain reliever thanks to its high content of capsaicin. This compound is a natural analgesic and it has pain-relieving qualities. Mix warm olive oil (1/2 cup) with cayenne pepper powder (2 tablespoons) and use the paste to apply on the affected knee. Repeat the remedy 2 times per day for 7 days. You can also prepare a mixture with apple cider vinegar (1 cup) and cayenne pepper powder (1/2 teaspoon). Use this solution to soak the painful knee for about 20 minutes. Do this twice a day, until you see the inflammation and the pain reduced. The health food stores will also sell gels with capsaicin that you can apply on the affected knee to reduce the pain.
This natural treatment contains curcumin, a compound that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can effectively reduce the pain. Boil a cup of water with ground turmeric and ginger (1/2 teaspoon of each). Let it steep, strain and then drink the tea 2 times per day. You can add honey for extra taste. At the same time, you can boil one cup of milk with turmeric powder (1 teaspoon). You can also add honey and drink the tea 1 time per day.
The eucalyptus oil comes with analgesic properties and it also has a cooling sensation that will instantly reduce the pain. One particular study has revealed that one can reduce the inflammation and the pain followed by the total knee replacement by simply inhaling the eucalyptus essential oil. Prepare a mixture with peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil (7 drops of each) and then add olive oil (2 tablespoons). Put the solution in a dark glass bottle and store it away from the sunlight. When you have a knee pain, you can just massage the mixture into the knee. Massage gently until the oil penetrates the skin.
This salt is rich in magnesium sulfate and can immediately reduce the knee pain. The magnesium is also a muscle relaxant and can reduce the swelling and the inflammation by removing the excess fluid from the body, especially from the tissues. Prepare a hot bath and add Epsom salt (1/2 cup). Mix well and then soak with the knee in this solution. Stay there for about 15 minutes. repeat the remedy a couple of times weekly until you notice the positive results.