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Knee pain is a very common medical condition that occurs due to constant wear and tear of the knee joint. It can be experienced by older adults, young adults and children. Women are more vulnerable to knee pain than men.

The exact location of the knee pain can vary. Pain can originate in any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint (femur, tibia and fibula), the kneecap (patella) or the ligaments and cartilage (meniscus).

Knee pain can be localized or diffuse throughout the knee. Also, the severity of pain can vary from a minor ache to severe and disabling pain.

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knee anatomy

Pain in the knees can be caused by weakened bone structure, and wear and tear due to aging. Other common causes include fractures, ligament injuries, meniscus injuries, dislocation of the knee joint and stiffness in the joint due to arthritis, lupus and other chronic ailments.

In addition to pain, you may have symptoms like stiffness in the knee, noticeable swelling, redness, numbness in the affected leg and difficulty walking or standing.

Don’t let knee pain sideline you from doing the things you enjoy. You can take care of your knee pain with some simple and easy home remedies.

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These remedies are most helpful for mild to moderate pain caused by overuse, lack of use or improper training. They can also help with knee pain associated with aging and conditions like arthritis but you also need to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

home remedies for knee pain

Here are the top 10 home remedies for knee pain.

1. Cold Compress

Applying cold compresses to the painful knee is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce pain and swelling. The cold will constrict the blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the affected area and thus reducing swelling. It will also give you relief from the pain.

  1. Wrap a handful of ice cubes in a thin towel.
  2. Apply the compress to the affected knee area for 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Do this two or three times daily until your pain is gone.

A bag of frozen peas also works well as a cold compress. You can opt for alternating hot and cold compresses as well for chronic pains.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is also helpful in reducing knee pain. Due to its alkalizing effect, apple cider vinegar helps dissolve mineral build-ups and harmful toxins within the knee joint. It also helps restore joint lubricants to help reduce pain and promote mobility.

  • Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in two cups of filtered water. Sip this mixture throughout the day. Drink this tonic daily until you recover completely.
  • You can also add two cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath tub of hot water. Soak the affected knee in the water for 30 minutes. Do this once daily for a few days.
  • Also, you can mix together one tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Use it to massage the affected knee once or twice daily until the pain is gone.

3. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin that works like a pain reliever. Capsaicin’s natural analgesic or pain-relieving properties produce a warm sensation and reduce pain in the affected knee.

  • Prepare a mixture by adding two tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder in one-half cup of warm olive oil. Apply this paste on the affected area twice daily for at least one week.
  • You can also mix one-quarter or one-half teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder in one cup of apple cider vinegar. Soak a clean washcloth in this solution and apply it on the aching area for about 20 minutes once or twice daily until the pain and inflammation is reduced.
  • You can even apply a gel containing 0.0125 percent capsaicin topically to reduce knee pain.

4. Ginger

Whether knee pain is due to arthritis, muscle strain or injury, ginger is an effective remedy to alleviate the pain. Its effectiveness comes from the presence of anti-inflammatory compounds in it. Ginger can reduce swelling on the knee as well as the pain.

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knee pain ginger remedy

  • Crush a small piece of fresh ginger root, add to one cup of water and boil it for 10 minutes. Strain and add a little honey and lemon juice. Drink two to three cups of this ginger tea daily until the pain is gone.
  • You can also massage the affected knee with ginger oil two or three times a day until you are satisfied with the results.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric is an effective and natural treatment to relieve knee pain. Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin that has anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties that help reduce pain.

Also, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) reports that turmeric may slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis, one of the main causes of knee pain.

turmeric remedy for knee pain
Turmeric Remedy that Knocks Out Knee Pain
  • Add one-half teaspoon each of ground ginger and turmeric to a cup of water and boil it for 10 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste, and enjoy twice daily.
  • Boil one teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of milk. Sweeten with honey and drink it once daily.
  • Another option is to take 250 to 500 mg turmeric capsules three times daily.

Follow these remedies daily until the pain is gone completely.

Note: As turmeric can thin the blood, these remedies are not suitable for those taking blood-thinning medicine.

6. Lemon

Lemon has also been found beneficial as a home remedy for knee pain caused by arthritis. The citric acid found in lemon works as a solvent for uric acid crystals, which is the cause of some types of arthritis.

lemon and sesame oil remedy for knee pain

  1. Cut one or two lemons into small pieces.
  2. Tie the pieces in a cotton cloth and dip it in warm sesame oil.
  3. Place the cloth on the affected knee for five to 10 minutes.
  4. Do this twice daily until the pain is gone completely.

Also, drinking the juice of one lemon diluted in a glass of warm water early in the morning on an empty stomach is also beneficial.

Medic for Knee Pain was last modified: October 12th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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58 thoughts on “Medic for Knee Pain”

  1. Please kindly send me al your latest home remedies on my email address I would be very much appreciate thanks!!!

    1. Please send me anything you got on knee pain and whatever else you has to help me because I refuse to have any knee surgery thank you so much

    2. ok Fatema black seed oil is the best home remedy for knee pain. apply it on the effected knee and after one hour rush with a warm water (rather hot).

  2. Knee pain remedies really seems gud. My mom has it for quite sometime. Though she is aged i shall advice her to try it right away. Kindly provide some home remedies for lower back pain. Thank u

  3. Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, but avoiding activities such as squatting and kneeling will also help minimize the loads the knee joint sees during activities.

  4. These remedies are easy and can be prepared with the items available at home. your effort to bring doctor to home, is really commendable and praise worthy.

  5. All remedies is vr goog pls send me on my e mail address knee joint pain & neck pain sensication stop on back I feel pain all over the back

  6. The home remedies for people who can’t take pain medicine. Turmeric tea help me so much . I have shoulder pain n back muscles stress that need to take injection ones a week. This turmeric tea remedies is the best.

  7. Thank you very much for the information. I was looking for home remedies to cure my father’s severe knee pain. I am in Pune n he is in Jharkhand.

    Hopefully I will be able to help him get cured of his pain through these remedies.

    Thanks a lot again.

  8. Excellent and superb information. Keep publishing such home remedies on other common ailments that our people generally suffer from. Thanks for sharing the above on knee pain.

  9. For me… I have RA, Fybermyalgia, chronic fatigue, neck n shoulder stress, lower back pain, right knee pain (all due to aging and wear n tear) and now getting foot aches. I think a lot from my RA the joint pain unbearable. I take ACV every morning on my empty gut and wait 15-30 mins b4 eating. It’s working wonders for the knee pain.
    For my Dad 81 he suffers fm Burning Feet. Can you advise me on any remedy. He is in a lotta pain. Thanks

  10. Thank you for this very useful home remedies, i used to have a scuatic nerve pain, i will apply this useful home remedies. Thank you so much.

  11. Thank u so much for this remedies will try them, I have being searching for it. Thanks. Please I need home remedies for kidney infections.

  12. I just read the remidies seems to be useful and helpful as well.but in that lemon remidy is there any replacement for sesame oil.pls reply

  13. I read thru these remedies and recently have re-injured my knee (extending from an old ACL injury). I have been applying the olive oil + ACV mix a couple times a day for the last 4 days. I’m still waiting for the results of my X-ray and MRI, but I have to say, I went from excruciating pain to the point where I couldn’t sleep last week, to being able to walk and do yard work with minimal pain. I still won’t tackle running, bike riding, or lifting with my legs just yet, since it still swells and gets sore from the injury, but whether it’s the placebo effect or legit, it’s really working for me.

  14. Thanks for sharing . It helps me to be informed with this useful article to help elderly who hardly walk due to knee pain

  15. Your article on knee pain is really helpful and looking forward more such remedy on Diabetic nerve & muscle pain in future. Thanks

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