3 Natural Remedies For Knee Pain Relief

What are some good natural remedies for knee pain relief? 

  1. Weight management
  2. Exercise and meditation
  3. RICE method
There are numerous reasons why you might be suffering from knee pain. It could occur due to a medical condition, physical exertion, excess weight, and more. If the pain is mild, there are several things you can try at home to manage the problem. It might also be helpful to look into long-term activities that can help you address the root cause. Keep on reading to learn about the different natural remedies for knee pain relief

Weight Management

Excess weight can trigger knee pain because it puts extra pressure on your joints and causes inflammation. But with the proper diet and consistent low-impact activities, you can reach your recommended body mass index (BMI). This helps you remove the added pressure to your joints, which can help you reduce pain in the long run.  If you want to lose weight, reduce your consumption of added sugar, fats, and processed food. Instead, go for fiber-rich foods and healthy oils. Always make it a habit to go for daily activities that can help you get moving. 

Exercise And Meditation

Woman doing yoga outdoors Knee pain can develop when you have arthritis, which is a condition that causes swelling and tenderness of the joints. Exercise can be beneficial in maintaining mobility and can help prevent stiff joints. Your doctor might also advise you to practice gentle and low-impact activities such as walking, cycling, or swimming. Aside from physical activities, it might be beneficial to meditate if you have arthritis. This can help reduce your stress —  which is useful in decreasing inflammation. Meditating also enables you to cope with aching joints.

RICE Method

Knee pain can occur due to a past fall or injury. When you develop strains and sprains because of a minor accident, it is recommended to implement the RICE method immediately—rest, ice, compression, and elevation. This is also applicable to ankle pain. After you sustain a sprain, it is recommended to stop whatever you’re doing and address the problem. Make sure not to exacerbate the problem by resting for a few days. You can ask someone to prepare an ice or cold pack for you so you can apply it to the injured area to minimize the swelling. It is recommended to use the pack for 10 to 20 minutes at least thrice a day. You can also wrap the injured area with a compression bandage to decrease the swelling. Make sure that it is snug and not tight. Lastly, elevation means raising the affected part above the level of your heart when you’re not applying an ice pack. This helps to reduce the pain and swelling too.

Key Takeaway

There is a multitude of reasons why you might be experiencing knee pain. That’s why if the aching persists or occurs repeatedly, it is recommended to consult a professional to help you relieve the problem. A chiropractor is trained and experienced in treating and recommending relevant lifestyle changes that can help you prevent and reduce knee pain without the use of prescription medications and surgical procedures. If you’re looking for help with your current problem, you can send a message here at Chiropractor Philippines. We have clinics located in Alabang and Parañaque.

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

To read more about Dr. Ben, click here.

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