Although they are protected from fluids, ligaments, and tendons, they often swell and become painful, especially after intense effort.
Although these symptoms can be kept under control with plenty of rest and painkillers, sometimes alternative therapeutic methods may be ideal for pain relief. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural remedies for knee pain, which due to their properties, improve blood circulation and relax the muscles sustaining the knee.
Better said, there is an exquisite natural alternative for knee pain. After a failed jump, my knee was hurting like hell. I applied the R.I.C.E therapy, but wasn’t enough for the pain and swelling to go away. So, I tried some natural alternatives, such as Epsom salt combined with ginger and cayenne pepper.
Known for its remineralization properties, Epsom salt is a famous remedy for relieving joint pain. Applied locally, the salt reduces the level of inflammation and improves circulation and sensitivity.
acids in olive oil are natural anti-inflammatories that can relieve knee pain and muscle aches.
Cayenne pepper contains a substance called capsaicin, well-known for its anti-inflammatory effects. Capsaicin is also a natural analgesic. This remedy is prepared by mixing the pepper with the minerals and antioxidants in apple cider vinegar, obtaining one of the best remedies for knee pain relief.
So, first thing first: just apply the following Epsom salt remedy…
Ingredients:2 glasses of water3 tablespoons Epsom salt
Method of preparation: Boil the water and add the Epsom salt.
Method of Application: Soak a handkerchief or small towel in the mixture and apply it on your knees. Allow the remedy to act for 10 minutes. Make sure that the compress is always warm.
Ingredients:2 tablespoons of olive oil1 tablespoon of ginger essential oil
Method of preparation: Heat the olive oil and mix it with the ginger essential oil.
Method of application: First, make sure the temperature of the mixture is right for your skin then apply it to the painful area. Massage gently. Allow the skin to absorb the oil without rinsing it.
Take a break for one hour then apply again the Epsom salt remedy, but this time combine it with another well-known natural painkiller: cayenne pepper.
Ingredients:½ teaspoon cayenne pepper1 cup of organic apple cider vinegar
Method of preparation: Mix cayenne pepper with apple cider vinegar.
Method of Application: Soak a handkerchief or small towel in the mixture and place it on your knees. Allow the remedy to work for 20 minutes, then rinse. Repeat these natural painkillers daily until the pain subsides. In less than 3 days you’ll definitely be back on your feet.