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15 Home Remedies for Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis is an ailment of the bones and one of the most common types of arthritis. This joint disease is triggered by a number of conditions, but its cause is always inflammation. One of the symptoms of osteoarthritis is knee pain. In this article, we will discuss home remedies for knee pain. This list will be accompanied by a step-by-step guide on how to prepare each remedy.

1. Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Both chondroitin and glucosamine are known to improve the condition of osteoarthritis in the joints, specifically in the knee. This is a good combination to take together, although they can be taken separately for effects that are just as noticeable. You can take supplements that can give you the proper dose of these two compounds.

Necessary Items

  • Chondroitin supplements
  • Glucosamine supplements

Directions

Take both of these supplements, alone or together, according to the instructions on the supplement bottle.

2. SAMe

SAMe comes from the naturally occuring chemical in the body, S-adenosyl-L-methionine. These SAMe supplements are ideal for those with a lot of inflammation due to osteoarthritis. This supplement is also an effective analgesic for those with joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. It reportedly does not take long to get the benefits of this supplement; those who take it say that it only takes one week to reap the benefits that it affords.

Necessary Items

  • SAMe supplement

Directions

Be sure to take the supplement as directed on the bottle. The goal is to take around 600 to 1,200 milligrams each day.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help not only reduce the swelling in the knee but provide relief from knee pain as well. It comes with a chemical that is known as curcumin. Curcumin has the anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants that can stop the pain.

bowl with turmeric powder
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Directions

  • Bring water to its boiling point
  • Place the ingredient into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in. You want to be sure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Cover the ingredient with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily. You can drink it when symptoms are present or as a way to stop them.
  • Enjoy the warmth that comes along with the hot tea to further soothe your ailments.

4. Ginger

Ginger is a natural pain reliever that many rely on to help with their ailments. It can help not only osteoarthritis but muscle injury and strain as well. The reason it does this is its immense anti-inflammatory properties. It can reduce the swelling as easily as it can the pain.

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Bring water to its boiling point.
  • Place the ingredient into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in. You want to be sure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Cover the ingredient with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily. You can drink it when symptoms are present or as a way to stop them.
  • Enjoy the warmth that comes along with the hot tea to further soothe your ailments.

5. Cat’s Claw

Cat’s claw is part of the root and bark of a vine that grows in Central and South America. It has anti-inflammatory properties that helps to stimulate the immune system and reduce swelling in the knee.

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Bring water to its boiling point.
  • Place the ingredient into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in. You want to be sure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Cover the ingredient with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily. You can drink it when symptoms are present or as a way to stop them.
  • Enjoy the warmth that comes along with the hot tea to further soothe your ailments.

6. Capsaicin

Capsaicin is an anti-inflammatory and one of the most potent ones out there. You can get it in many forms, but it is recommended that you enjoy it as a tea for the most bioavailable pathway.

Necessary Items

Directions

  • Bring water to its boiling point.
  • Place the ingredient into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in. You want to be sure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Cover the ingredient with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily. You can drink it when symptoms are present or as a way to stop them.
  • Enjoy the warmth that comes along with the hot tea to further soothe your ailments.

7. Ice Massage

Icing your knee when you have knee pain can provide temporary relief. When you ice your knee, you are temporarily stopping the pain in your knee by numbing the nerves. The cold also provides anti-inflammatory benefits.

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Necessary Items

  • Ice pack or ice in a ziploc baggie

Directions

  • Make an ice pack by taking ice cubes and putting them into a plastic bag.
  • Press the ice pack to the part of the body that is painful.
  • Try to ice it for 15 minutes at a time. Then, remove the ice pack and let your body sit on its own for 15 minutes.
  • Repeat this process until the pain goes away.

8. Warm Compress

Icing your knee when you have knee pain can provide temporary relief. When you ice your knee, you are temporarily stopping the pain in your knee by numbing the nerves. The cold also provides anti-inflammatory benefits. 

Necessary Items

Directions 

  • Make a heating compress pack by heating up a hand towel with water and putting it into a plastic bag.
  • Press the warm compress to the part of your body that is painful.
  • Try to warm it for 15 minutes at a time.
  • Remove the warm compress and let your body sit on its own for 15 minutes.
  • Repeat this process until the pain goes away.

9. Hot Bath with Essential Oils or Epson Salt

A hot bath is sure to help you ease the knee pain and swelling. This is because the hot bath can relieve your knee of inflammation; heat is every bit as good at this as cold is. You can sit in a hot bath with essential oils or Epsom salt in order to make it more effective. You can enjoy the bath until you feel some relief.

10. Knee Sleeve

A knee sleeve is ideal for those who still have to be active even with their knee pain. Knee sleeves come in many styles and sizes but they all have one goal in mind: compress the knee and help to reduce the pain and the inflammation. Knee sleeves can be picked up at your local drug store and perhaps even a local health food store.

Necessary Items

Directions

Position the knee sleeve onto your knee. Be sure that the pressure is pressing into the correct portion of your knee so that you can get the most out of the sleeve

11. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is alkalizing and can help dissolve any buildup of minerals and toxins in the joint of the knee. It can also help bring joint lubricants back to life for long-lasting pain relief.

glass of apple cider vinegar
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Necessary Items

Directions

  • Bring water to its boiling point.
  • Place the ingredient into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in. You want to be sure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Insert a tea bag of your choice
  • Cover the ingredient with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily. You can drink it when symptoms are present or as a way to stop them.
  • Enjoy the warmth that comes along with the hot tea to further soothe your ailments.

12. Lemon

Lemon is also alkalizing. Because of this, like apple cider vinegar, it can help dissolve any buildup of toxins and minerals in the knee joint.

Necessary Items

  • Lemons
  • Tea bag
  • Water

Directions

  • Bring water to its boiling point.
  • Place the ingredient into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in. You want to be sure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Insert a tea bag of your choice
  • Cover the ingredient with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily. You can drink it when symptoms are present or as a way to stop them.
  • Enjoy the warmth that comes along with the hot tea to further soothe your ailments.

13. RICE Method

The RICE method is said to be a good way to treat sprains and strains on the knee.

Necessary Items

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

Directions

  • Rest – rest your knee after injury.
  • Ice – Ice it for 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off until the swelling goes down.
  • Compression- Wear a knee brace or other compression sleeve.
  • Elevation – Lift your knee up onto a few pillows.

14. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is a great way to relax all of the muscles in the body while drawing out toxins. It can also relax the inflammation in your joints because of the heat. This is a nice way to supplement the other home remedies for knee pain as well.

lavender bouquets and salt
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Necessary Items

Directions

  • Fill a bath with warm water.
  • Pour in Epsom salt.
  • Sit in the bath for at least 30 minutes.
  • Do this two to three times per week.

15. Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the best home remedies for knee pain. It can also help your muscles to relax while relieving nerve pain at the same time, helping more than just people with osteoarthritis. Magnesium can be eaten in different types of food and it can be taken as a supplement as well.

Necessary Items

  • Magnesium supplements or magnesium rich foods such as: almonds, avocado, bananas, black turtle beans, broccoli, cashews, chard, dark chocolate, flax, halibut, molasses, pea, peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, soybean, spinach, sunflower seeds, sweet corn, tofu, whole wheat bread, and more.

Directions

Cook up some of these foods or eat them as snacks. Try to hit the recommended daily value of these as often as you can.

Conclusion

Knee pain from osteoarthritis is no joke. Alleviate some of the symptoms with our guide to home remedies for knee pain. Do you have a go to remedy that you would like to share? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.

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