Dec 14 , 2018
Different kinds of pain can be experienced by a person throughout his lifetime. They may hamper his/her physical activities or reduce bodily strength. Knee pain is the most common joint problem seen in most people. When it is caused by strain or physical exertion and injuries like ligament/cartilage tear it may be temporary. However, when it is lead by medical conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, bursitis or infection, knee pain becomes a chronic illness.
Signs of Chronic Knee Pain
A person’s physical movements heavily depend on his/her limb joints. Therefore, knee pain can not only produce discomfort but also limit a person’s flexibility. In extreme conditions, it may lead to inflammation and weakness in the leg muscles as
The patient may experience varying intensities of pain and tenderness depending upon the kind of damage in the knee. There may be mild or severe pricking pain.
The suffering knee joint may swell up and become reddish in colour if its internal injury is not treated in time.
After high physical exertion, the knee joint may also get stiff. This in turn would prevent further movements like bending, stretching, etc.
Difficulty in Standing or Walking
When the knees are weakened by damage or pain, the body becomes incapable to carry its own body weight. Thus, the patient experiences high pain while standing or walking.
The Indian kitchen houses a variety of spices and herbs which can reduce knee pain. By taking these eatables in appropriate proportions, patients can make the knees stronger and more flexible.
Roast and crush a handful of fenugreek seeds. Take 2 tsp of this powder and add it to lukewarm water for making a thick paste. Apply on the affected area and remove after drying.
Sesame or Mustard Oil Massage
Fry 2 cloves of garlic in 2 tbsp of sesame oil or mustard oil until they turn black. Remove the vessel from heat and strain the oil. Once the oil has cooled to a comfortably warm temperature, massage it into the skin around affected area. Leave it on for about three hours before washing it off. Do this twice daily until you see improvement.
Sesame Seed Bites
Soak handful of sesame seeds in water overnight. Chew the seeds and drink the water early in the morning regularly. This remedy will reduce the frequency of joint pains.
Medicinal Lentil Soup
Make hot soup with lentils, pulses and meat. Add some powder of ginger, black pepper and long pepper to it. Drink it as often as possible for building knee strength.
Since knee pain can occur due to many reasons like arthritis, wearing of the patella, and inflammation of the cartilage and bone, different kinds of treatment strategies are suggested to its patients. Thus, it is important to identify the root cause before beginning with an Ayurvedic treatment.
Maharasnadi Kashayam Tablets
With more than 25 kinds of medicinal herbs are included in this formulation. It is a common formulation for curing any and every kind of swelling and pain in the legs, lower back and waist area.
- Treats numbness in the lower half of the body
- Known to cure hernia in men
- Reduces swelling in scrotum
- Controls different symptoms of arthritis including severe pain
Dhanwantara Kashayam Tablets
Shatavari and ashwagandha are only two parts of this Ayurvedic remedy which focusses on nourishing the lower body organs. Dhanwantara effectively helps the body in recovering from damages in the lower body. By taking it regularly, women patients can also restore their mind-body balance.
- Used in post-natal care of mother
- Nourishes and treats diseases of female reproductive system
- Treats lower back ache, numbness, swelling and arthritis
- Effective in hydrocele and nervous disorders
CureGarden Rhulief Balm for local application (massage)
Even though it is a natural ointment for external use, CureGarden can visibly cure knee pain and its signs to a large extent. It directly works to reduce swelling, degenartion of the cartilage and joint inflexibility. It also increases blood flow in the joints.
- Reduces morning stiffness.
- Relieves joint pain and swelling.
As a natural supplement for the joints, Arthronil can be used by people with different kinds of joint problems. It reduces the damage caused by diseases like arthritis and easily replaces painkillers for reducing knee pain.
Benefits of Arthronil
- Has anti-inflammatory action
- Reduces high uric acid levels
- Reduces pain and stiffness of the joint.
- Improves joint motility
- Repairs soft tissues and cartilage of the affected joint.
Measures to Prevent Knee Pain
In order to prevent and control knee pain, it is important for every person to have a nutritive diet. Increased blood circulation in the joints through light exercises and yoga may also help considerably. Unlike other medical issues, knee pain management requires more healthy habits than precautions.
Increase Vitamin D Foods
For adults, the recommended daily value of vitamin D is 15 micrograms. So, increasing intake of natural vitamin D can be very beneficial. Salmon, sardines, shrimp, egg yolk, fortified milk and yogurt, cereals, orange juice are good sources of Vitamin D.
High Supplementary Nutrient Diet
Eating foods rich in magnesium, boron, zinc, Vitamin A and C may help the body to absorb vitamin D more efficiently. Thus, knee pain patients must include almonds, apples, basil, spinach, fortified breakfast cereal, baked beans and carrots in their regular diet.
Enjoy Meals with Ghee
Ghee and oils in moderate amounts are necessary in daily diet, as they keep the normal joints properly lubricated and also provide lubrication to the dried- up joints.
Improve joint mobility and flexibility
Simple activities like walking, and easy exercise help to improve joint strength. Slow, gentle stretching can improve flexibility, reduce stiffness and offer relief from pain. Yoga is extremely good for managing stiffness.
Excess weight adds additional stress to weight-bearing joints. Losing weight can help people with knee pain to reduce pain and limit further joint damage.
Knee pain cannot affect the life of any individual if s/he takes a place under the wing of Ayurveda. Natural remedies are safe and effective for treating any kind of knee pain since they do not yield side effects.