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How to treat knee pain through Natural Home Remedies?

07 June, 2021 Ananya Das

Knee pain can be occurred due to various reasons and have different solutions as well. Different treatments & Remedies are available for Different Conditions. Mild pain can be cured at home as well through home remedies and a balanced diet & severe pain needs surgery, sometimes on an Urgent basis.

Number of new cases of knee pain registered from various age groups is growing with time. It has become one of the most commonly occurring problems worldwide. Know the various ways of treating knee pain at home.

Home remedies to treat knee pain

100% of the knee pain cannot be cured by use of home remedies but a lot of relief can be experienced by including these in your bucket list of treatments.

  • Therapy:The stiffness in the knee and its pain is found to relieve a lot by proper use of hot /cold therapy.

  • Weight reduction:Losing weight lowers the pressure on the knee joint and hence helps to improve the pain in your knee.

  • Exercises:Yoga and aqua-aerobics may help to improve your knee stiffness and pain. Besides some stretching and strengthening exercises may also help.

  • Acupuncture:It is found to be effective in relieving knee pain to great extent.

  • Avoiding irritant foods:

    • Solanine: It is a food chemical found primarily in vegetables that includes pepper, tomatoes and potatoes. It is believed to cause knee pain but final any research proof is yet not provided

    • Sugar: Sugar is found to accelerate blood sugar level which can lead to inflammation in the joint and thus causes knee pain in near future.

    • Salt: If salt is consumed in a high amount then it can lead to high blood pressure and retain water in the body. This also can trigger irritation in the joints and eventually leads to swelling in the knees.

    • Trans-fats: Junk, fried and baked food is the main trans-fat house from where it gets in the body and triggers joint pain.

    • Omega-6 fatty acids: Usually it is healthy but its excess intake enhances the production of inflammatory chemicals of joint pain.

    • Alcohol: Alcohol is found to interact with pain relief drugs and cause side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions on Knee Pain

Q1. What is the global prevalence of knee pain?

A: As per the studies conducted to evaluate the global incidence of knee pain or knee osteoarthritis in 2020. It is found to have global pervasiveness of around 16% in people of age group 15 and above and was around 22.9% in people belonging to the age group of 40 and above. Looking directly into the number, there are found around 645.1 million people suffering from knee pain in 2020 globally.

Q2. Who are most vulnerable to knee pain?

A: Often the problem of knee pain is found to be loud in adults above the age of 40 years and in senior citizens but it may also be found in some athletes in special cases. Knee pain can be also found in individuals depending on their health condition

Q3: Is operation the only way to treat knee pain?

A: The patient of knee pain may be subjected to any of these two types of surgeries depending upon your age and health condition:
- Osteotomy: This is preferred for young and active people to avoid the chances of knee replacement. Osteotomy means "cutting of the bone” and then reshaped the knee to get relive pressure on the knee.
- Knee Replacement: In this the part of knee is replaced which is affected by arthritis and is performed in severe cases.

Q4: Which is better osteotomy or knee replacement?

A: Both are surgeries that are performed on patients with knee arthritis and are performed based on needs. If the condition of the patient is not very critical then a slight realignment of bones can relief the pain so osteotomy is performed otherwise knee replacement is done. So, it can’t be decided which one is better

Q5: Can knee pain be treated with medication?

A: Complete cure of knee pain via any medical assistance is yet not found but some injections like:
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Corticosteroid injections (Zilretta)
Are given to patients to supplement the knee fluid or release pain-relieving medicine over a period of 3 months respectively to relieve knee pain.

Q6: Are pain-relieving ointments safe for use?

A: Topical pain relievers can be used to get relief from knee pain without any kind of side effects. They are applied only over the affected area. Since they are only for external use, hence are found to be safe till now. Any pain relievers can be used as per doctor's advice or prescribed.