People suffer from knee pain which is a painful condition that prevents them from performing their daily activities and it can be really frustrating. In the knee there are several factors that cause pain such as weak bone structure , arthritis or some injury.
In order to find the best way to relive swelling and the pain of the knees , it is very important to identify other additional symptoms such as numbness, stiffness, difficulty standing, redness. These symptoms are most commonly symptomatic of knee effusion which is actually the accumulation of fluid In the knee joint, and it shows up after an injury. The fluid results in swelling of the knee. However, there are no reasons to be worried since in this article we will present you 4 different ways to treat swollen knees and you should use them according to the cause of pain.
4 Ways to Treat the Swollen Knees
Ice, Rest, Compression and Elevation Remedy
Fall, twisted , stain, sprain knee from overuse and bad posture are all reasons for knee injury, and here are the 4 ways in which you can relieve the pain.
First of all, in order to release any pressure in it rest the knee.
When you rest the knee use ice as cold compression for 10 to 20 minutes. If you don’t have ice in that moment use frozen products . The pain and the swelling will be reduced because the cold will reduce blood to flow to the affected part and constrict blood vessels .
Apply compression bandages to reduce pain . Not to tighten them too much because in that way you will reduce the blood circulation. As you rest make sure to keep your knee lifted .
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has many benefits, also use it to relieve pain. It has an alkalizing effect which is why it is able to neutralize harmful toxins that accumulate in the knee. Drink a mixture of 2 teaspoons of ACV and a glass of water on a daily basis.
Another alternative is in a bath to add 2 tablespoons of ACV and soak the knee in it for 10 minutes.
Massage your knee with this solution prepared of olive oil and ACV 2 times per day.
The abovementioned natural remedies should reduce the swelling and lessen the pain , but if not, than you should definitely consult your health care provider.
Egg Yolk and Table Salt
When it comes to inflammation ,cabbage and Epsom salt are the best solutions and you will see in the video bellow.
However, you can also try salt and fresh egg yolk:
With one tablespoon of salt and one fresh egg yolk prepare a paste
Once prepared, on the painful area apply the paste.
To cover it use a cling paper and then secure it with an elastic bandage.
Remember to change the paste every 2 hours. Use minimum 5 applications daily.
The salt is a rich source of minerals like magnesium, which is a muscle relaxant and as a result it will help you reduce fluid in the tissues. It also reduce swelling. Egg yolk oils will easily pass through the skin and will carry the needed minerals to the affected area.
Another extremely effective solution is mustard oil when it comes to reducing knee pain. Massage the knee since it will ease the pain, improve blood circulation and help you reduce swelling. All you have to do is to heat two tablespoons of mustard oil. After that, leave it to cool a little bit, but make sure to use it while it’s still warm. Place a warm towel on it.