Helpful Tips and Advice about KNEE PAIN!
There’s a lot of people suffering from KNEE PAIN. It’s not just the older people any more suffering from knee and joint pain. Knee pain is a common problem that affects people of all ages.
You may ask what reasons and things can happen to your knees to cause such PAIN!
It could be the result of conditions or injuries:
· Old Injuries such as (torn cartilage & ligaments, menisci damage, dis-located knee cap)
· Medical conditions such as (arthritis, osteoarthritis, age, gout, tendonitis, bursitis, stress, baker’s cysts)
· OverWeight Try to maintain healthy weight. Being on your feet and legs carrying extra pounds will give excess strain and pressure on the joints, bones in your legs and knees, causing more PAIN!
You want RELIEF, and you want it FAST!
First you may want to try some Home Treatments and Remedies to help relieve mild to moderate pain, swelling and stiffness of the knees and joints.
For decades you’ve heard of…R.I.C.E.
RICE means Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Rest means Get Off your Feet…take the weight off the knees. Take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or soreness. When resting, it’s good place a pillow under your knee.
Ice means apply a cold pack or bag of ice to the knee immediately to help reduce pain and swelling / fluid buildup. Apply the ice packs for 10 to 20 minutes, several times a day.
Compression means wrapping the injured or sore area with an elastic bandage or put on a compression knee sleeve. Some have found relief wearing thigh high compression stockings, providing the graduated support starting at the ankles then calf, knee and upper thigh, relieving puffiness, swelling and pain for the entire leg. Also the medical grade of compression provides adequate support and protection to the weakened knee by helping restore the strength and flexibility of the joint allowing it to heal, while easing the Pain.
Elevation means keep your leg / knee elevated. Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows. Try to keep the area at or above the level of your heart to help minimize the swelling.
All the above is helpful natural home remedy tips, however if you’re knee is unable to flex and extend the knee, knee swelling is constant and paining with fever and unable to bear your weight, then consult your doctor for immediate medical attention.
A good rule of thumb is simple, easy and cost effective…while your on the job or leisurely going about your every day life….always use support garments to protect and support your knee joints.