9. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds can also be used to relieve knee pain due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Also, fenugreek seeds are warm in nature and considered very beneficial for those suffering from knee pain due to arthritis.
- Soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in filtered water overnight. In the morning, drain off the water and munch on the seeds. Do this daily for one or two weeks.
- Roast and grind a handful of fenugreek seeds and store them in an airtight jar. Mix two teaspoons of this powder and add enough water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on the affected knee area. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Use this remedy twice daily for a week.
10. Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil has analgesic, or pain-relieving properties that help get rid of knee pain. The cooling sensation of this oil can even ease knee pain from arthritis.
A study published in the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal indicates that even inhaling this essential oil may help reduce pain and inflammation after total knee replacement.
- Blend together five to seven drops each of eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil. Then, mix in two tablespoons of olive oil.
- Store the mixture in a dark glass bottle, away from direct sunlight.
- Rub this mixture onto your knees whenever they ache.
- Make sure to massage gently so that the oil penetrates deep into the skin.
Along with these remedies, you need to follow these preventive measures for faster recovery.
- Try to lose extra body weight
- Wear the right kind of shoes and sandals
- Avoid wearing high heeled shoes
- Avoid “knee-busting” activities
- Take magnesium and omega-3 supplements on a regular basis
- Go for a brisk walk-for 15 minutes daily
- Do joint-targeted exercises under the guidance of an expert
- Do not smoke, which slows healing
- Drink more water to soften cartilage and keep yourself hydrated
- Compress the knee with a knee brace or wrap
- Keep your legs in an elevated position to reduce swelling and pain
If the knee pain is still there after one or two weeks, consult a doctor to find out the exact cause and treatment options.