Did you know that mild to moderate knee pain can be treated at home. Weather it’s a sprain or arthritis, there are several ways to help you with pain. Once you’ve had surgery on your knee you will never be the same again. Athletes worst nightmare and very common injury is an ACL tear because it can kill there career. But they do work hard to get back out in the field or courts not easy but possible.
This all depends how good the surgery went and how good was the physical therapy after your surgery. Another known common pain, is caused by Arthritis groups causing inflammation in the joints that causes stiffness and pain. (OA) osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis that gets worse with age and it’s usually caused from wear and tear throughout the years.
Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by immune system attacking the joints as if there where foreign tissues. Most Doctors treat arthritis with anti- inflammatory and pain killers. Most of those medications cause side affects. More and more people are starting to use natural remedies, It’s become popular because it causes little to no damage to your body and health.
There are way more benefits to exercise then just losing weight. Get your regular movements helps maintain flexibility in your joints. Many people say they haven’t been able to run nor jog which in most cases it’s normal. Weight bearing exercises like running jogging or even walking exercises can be damaging. Instead try water exercises like swimming or water aerobics to flex your joints without adding further stress.
Using hot and cold therapy is one common pain reliefs out there, it can make a world of difference. Warm showers or bath in the mornings help ease stiffness in your joints. You can also use an electric heat blanket or moist heating pad at night to keep joints loose.
Using cold treatment are good for relieving joint pain swelling and inflammation. For quick relieve you can wrap a gel ice pack around a towel and apply it to painful joints. You can also do this with a vegetable bag if you do not have a ice gel pack.
There are also over the counter prescription creams that can relive pain in the joints, like gel, sprays, and patches are available to help relieve arthritis pain. These pain relievers contain ingredients like capsaicin, salicylates, menthol, or even combinations of medicines.
Exercising helps to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis, a common cause of knee pain. Shoes that are supportive are very helpful. Shoes with broken arches may produce abnormal force and wear on the knee causing pain. Long periods without moving should be avoided in osteoarthritis, because sitting for long periods of time can produce a stiff, painful joint.
Epsom salt baths can provide allover relief, especially for joint pain. The magnesium in Epsom salt may help with inflammation and pain.You can buy Epsom salt from drugstores. These baths are safe for you to take as you’d like for about 30 minuets at a time. Using 2 cups of Epsom salt in a warm water in a bath.
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