How can I relieve knee joint pain?
Knee pain can be caused due to injury, arthritis, and old age. Knee pain can be easily looked into at home itself if it is diagnosed at an early stage. The intricate structure of joints and cartilage combined with a lack of protection makes knees especially susceptible to injury.
- If you have knee pain, immediately go to your doctor and get a quick examination and medication.
- If the pain persists even after medication, the doctor may refer you to a physical therapist.
- If the pain does not get reduced, then surgery is needed.
- Reduce the weight as knees are the essential organs in our body that holds the entire weight of our body. By shedding the few additional pounds in your body, you are reducing the weight on the knee, which will help in reducing the pain.
- Build up the front and back muscles of your thigh, to strengthen your knee and to prevent the wear and tear of the muscles in the knee joint. This can be done by exercises.
- Walking on the treadmill will help you a lot to strengthen and build up the muscles.
- Avoid running on roads, as it may jar your knees, instead go for jogging.
- A healthier way to run is on a treadmill or track, or alternating jogging with walking.
- Change and concentrate on your food habits, as more spicy foods can spice up the pain in the knee.
- Better go for fruits, vegetables, less sour foods, and more green tea.
- Avoid the use of high heel shoes or sandals. They may twist your ankle or give you a great fall which may affect your knee.
- Take additional supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin, which will help strengthen the cartilage and help in relieving the pain.
- Don't rest much if you have knee pain because immobilization can cause the pain to aggravate.
- Go for a walking aid if you have acute pain and cannot balance or support your weight.
- Don't let your shoes worsen your knee pain.
- Going for acupuncture can help in reducing knee pain.
- High-straining exercises can add painful injury knees. Avoid vigorous exercises, such as running, jumping, and kickboxing. Also keep away from doing exercises, such as lunges and deep squats that put a lot of stress on your knees.