Many people often struggle with a sudden knee pain, and sometimes the pain can even affect both knees, but this does not happen so often. The main cause of knee pain is prolonged sitting or long walking or standing, which leads to excessive pressure and load on joints and muscles. Knee pain can also be caused by some injuries, lack of calcium, low bone density, etc. In addition, knee pain can sometimes be a consequence of kidney and heart diseases, and not so often venous diseases.

It often happens that the blood does not flow to the heart properly and that can lead to a great pressure in the veins. When this happens we start to feel pain and heaviness in the legs.

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Osteoarthritis of the knee

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common joint diseases, which occurs when the cartilage in the joints is damaged. This is a type of a chronic degenerative change in the articular cartilage, which is in most cases a consequence of the natural process of aging or a disease. Osteoarthritis usually occurs after the age of 40, and besides knees it can also affect feet, spine, hips, etc.

Osteoarthritis symptoms

• Limited mobility accompanied by constant pain in the knees and joints.
• Joint pain is most intense in the morning and getting out of bed can be very hard. The pain intensifies when the joints are under pressure.
• The muscles around the joints can become weaker. This is most often the case with the knee osteoarthritis.
• You may hear some cracking sounds in your joints, but this can also happen with a healthy joint. So if it doesn’t hurt like in most cases, than there’s nothing to worry about.

Osteoarthritis prevention

• Losing weight is the most important thing – excess weight, especially in the stomach and thighs, puts pressure on the joints, causing pain and increasing the risk of osteoarthritis.
• Be active – swimming, cycling, walking, and similar activities strengthen the knees and help prevent degenerative changes.
• Avoid cold weather – always be well protected in low temperatures and dress warmly in the winter months. Low temperatures can be harsh, even for healthy joints.
• Less stress – stress affects the entire body, including the joints. Whenever you can, take some time to relax with music or whatever you like.
• Good posture – always pay attention to your posture while sitting, standing, lifting heavy objects, etc.

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Natural remedies for knee pain

There are a number of natural remedies that effectively treat joint diseases, including knee pain.

Comfrey compress

Method:
• Mash a couple of fresh comfrey leaves with a rolling pin.
• Wrap it with plastic foil, secure it with a woolen scarf and leave it overnight.
• For the same purpose you can use fresh comfrey root, finely chopped.

Comfrey balm

Method:
• Melt about 250 g of unsalted pork lard or butter over medium-low heat.
• Then add a handful of finely chopped comfrey root and stir, about 20 minutes.
• Remove from heat, cover and allow it to stand overnight.
• In the morning warm up the mixture, so that it melts, then strain.
• Before you go to sleep, apply the mixture to the sore spot and wrap it with plastic foil and woolen scarf.

Clay and lemon compress

Method:
• Peel two lemons, remove the seeds, then mash them and add 4 tablespoons of clay and 1 egg white.
• Stir until you get thick uniform mass.
• Place the mixture on cheesecloth, apply it to the sore spot and wrap it with a woolen scarf. Leave it overnight.

Chestnut tincture

Method:
• Take a glass jar, fill it with crushed horse chestnut and pour in plum brandy (Rakia)
• Close the jar and let it sit at room temperature for 3 weeks.
• Strain the tincture and soak a cotton cloth in it.
• Apply to the knee, put a plastic foil over and wrap with a woolen scarf. Leave it overnight.
• The treatment should last 3 weeks.

Horsetail and nettle tea

Method:
• Take 1 tablespoon of horsetail and pour 2 dl of boiled water over it.
• Cover and leave to stand for half an hour.
• Strain and drink before breakfast.
• Take 1 tablespoon of nettle and pour 2 dl of boiled water over it.
• Cover and leave to stand for half an hour.
• Strain and drink 3 to 4 cups a day, for 3 days.
• You can repeat the process after a break of at least 4 days.

Chamomile and elderflower compress

Method:
• Mix 3 tablespoons of chamomile and elderflower, place it in a cotton bag.
• Put the bag in boiling water and wait a few minutes.
• Remove the bag, leave it to cool down and then apply to the sore knee.
• Cover with plastic wrap and secure with a woolen scarf.
• Hold for at least 2 hour. The treatment should last 10 days.

Nettle compress

Method:
• Take 2 tablespoons of dried nettle leaves and pour 2 dl of boiled water over it.
• Cover and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
• Strain it, soak cheesecloth in tea and leave it to cool down.
• Apply the compress on the knee, wrap it with plastic foil and secure it with a woolen scarf.
• Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a day.

Yarrow and burdock tea

Method:
• Mix 4 tablespoons of burdock root and 4 tablespoons of dried yarrow.
• Pour 2 dl of boiled water over it, cover and leave to stand for half an hour.
• Strain it and drink couple of sips, every hour. The treatment lasts for 2 weeks.
Knee pain can be cured very easily with the help of home natural remedies and without the use of artificial drugs.

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