7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another good remedy that you should try at home to ease the pain and swelling due to runner’s knee.
It helps reduce pain and swelling by eliminating accumulated toxins from the joints and connective tissues.
Also, its alkalizing effect is beneficial if you suffer from arthritis.
- Soak a small towel in a mixture of equal amounts of warm water and raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Wring out the excess liquid and wrap the towel around the painful knee for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day.
- Also, add 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Add some raw honey and drink it twice daily.
Ginger works as a natural painkiller and is a treasure trove of health benefits.
It is one of the top superfoods that reduces inflammation due to a compound called gingerol that has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Hence, ginger helps reduce the pain and swelling associated with chondromalacia patellae.
Ginger also helps block COX-2, a chemical in the body that causes pain.
- Drink ginger tea 2 or 3 times a day. To prepare the tea, cut up a small piece of ginger, boil it in a cup of water for 10 minutes and strain it. To improve the taste, you can sweeten it with some delicious sweet organic honey.
- Also, you can massage the knee with a little ginger oil a few times a day.