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What are different home remedies for Knee Pain? – Part 2

What is Knee Pain?

• Knee Pain is one of the most common joint pains.
• It may be caused by overuse of the knee joint.
• This pain can be due to injuries leading to torn ligaments or cartilages.
• Structures like bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilages help the knee joint in performing its functions effectively.
• Knee is one of the largest and heaviest hinge joints of the body.
• This hinge works like the hinge of a door.
• Knee join joint allows proper forward and backward movement.
• It also supports actions like bending, straightening, rotating and twisting.

Causes of Knee Pain

Conditions like
• Patella or Kneecap Dislocation
• Fracture of the patella
• Patella Tendon Rupture
• Hamstring Rupture or Sprain
• Bursitis
• Tendinitis
• Runner’s Knee
• Osgood Schlatters disease
• Chondromalacia
• Baker’s Cyst
• Knee Osteoarthritis
• Sports activities or accidents
• Repeated stress
• Overuse of the knee joint
• Plica Syndrome
• Gout
• Bone Tumor

Symptoms of Knee Pain

• Inflammation
• Tenderness
• Locking
• Instability

Natural Home Remedies for Knee Pain

• Safflower can be taken in capsule form. This speeds up the healing process. Safflower has properties which help in improving circulation. This also helps in cleansing the blood.
• Increase the intake of foods rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium daily.
• All the three basic food groups are recommended.
• Intake of cod liver oil also helps in curing all types of leg pains and general weakness of the body.
• Drink plenty of fluids and oral re-hydration solutions. This is for the electrolyte loss and dehydration that are the most common causes of muscle cramps.
• Drinking liquids like caffeinated drinks or alcoholic drinks does not constitute towards your fluid intake. These are diuretics that will actually have the opposite effect on your system.

Treatment of Knee Pain

• Massage the cramped muscle gently in the natural direction of the muscle.
• This helps relax the contraction and ease the pain.
• A hot shower or warm bath is a good way to relax the muscle.
• Use cold packs on the affected muscle.
• This relaxes the tensed muscles.
• For a cramped calf muscle, stretch and massage the leg by straightening it and pointing the toes upward, towards the head.
• Use a warm towel or heating pad to alleviate pain or tenderness following a cramp.

Diet for Knee Pain

1. Fast of Orange Juice and Water
• For an acute attack, there is no better remedy than a fast of orange juice and water.
• In severe cases, it is best to undertake a series of short fasts for three days
• The above is better than rather than one long fast.

2. All Fruit Diet
The patient must adopt an all fruit diet for three or four days.

3. Natural Food diet
A well-balanced diet of natural foods, with emphasis on fresh fruits, raw vegetables, and sprouts can be adopted thereafter.

4. Avoid Purine and Acid Producing Foods
The patient should avoid all purine and uric acid-producing foods like
• All meats
• Eggs
• Fish
• Tea
• Coffee
• Sugar
• White flour
• Canned, processed, and fried foods
• Raw vegetable juices are useful
• A mocktail of carrot, beetroot and cucumber juice seems to be effective.
•Add 100 ml of beetroot and 100 ml of cucumber juice to 300 ml of carrot juice
• Consume it on a daily basis.

5. Vegetables that need to be avoided are:
• Spinach
• Asparagus
• Cauliflower
• Legumes like beans, lentils and peas
• Mushrooms
• Oatmeal
• Yeast products
• White flour
• Bakery products

Other Treatments

1. Warm Water Enema
• A warm-water enema should be used daily.
• This will help to cleanse the bowels during this period.

2. Epsom Salt Bath
• Epsom salts foot baths should be taken twice daily.
• About 250 gm – 500gm of these salts may be added to hot water.
• Full Epsom salt baths should also be taken three times a week.
• The baths may be reduced to two per week later.

3. Cold Packs, Fresh Air, Exercise, Reduced Stress
• Cold packs should be applied to the affected joints at night.
• This will be beneficial.
• Fresh air and outdoor exercise are also essential.
• The patient should eliminate stress.

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