Before getting started let’s emphasise the importance of visiting a knee specialist NYC before you try to take care of your knee on your own. The below listed treatments and remedies are generally for lighter issues, you are aware of, such as mild sprain or a known arthritis. Even if you have a mild sprain, or knee joint pain, you experience inflammation and the pain would not lessen after 24 hours at max or if it gets worse, you have to get a knee pain diagnosis to get the full picture of what happened with your knee and learn how to treat it correctly.

  1. Use the R.I.C.E technique

While it seems mysterious R.I.C.E actually means the following:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compress
  • Elevate

If you have mildly sprained your knee during exercise or took a wrong step then your knee will definitely needs the application of this method at least for a day or two. Icy compression is said to relieve knee pain successfully and elevated position along with ice and compression can really help reduce swelling and the symptoms of inflammation.  Remember that this is a short term solution. The knees do need movement every once in a while even if its lighter movement or else they will get numb and hurt even more. Everyone who has accidentally fallen asleep with their legs being up and their knees being in the same straight position for hours, can attest to this.

  1. Mild exercise such as Tai Chi

Not many know but one of the most important knee pain solution is exercising them. If you are suffering from arthritis or osteoarthritis then tai chi would really help your knees, if exercised with patience and longer term. Even researches found that tai chi exercises reduce pain in the knees and nature of the exercises gives such a good discipline that teaches us to cope with pain more successfully.

  1. Lose weight through healthy diet and exercising

An improved diet and weight loss can also help a great deal in preventing any future knee issues. Overweight people generally have knee problems, simply because their knees get tired of carrying all the weight around. This is why, it’s great to seek out a nutrition specialist who can make a fitting diet plan for you.

  1. Warm and cold compression

While applying a heated pad on your knees when rested ( and possibly elevated) can keep it from getting too stiff, cold or icy compression can reduce swelling and the pain. Mixing these two treatments up from time to time can really bring positive results.

  1. Natural oitments or arthritis creams

There are lots of arthritis cremes and natural oitments with the base of cinnamon, ginger, mastic and sesame oil which were found to provide nearly the same results. Take care however, as buying all the natural ingredients may cost three times as much as simply buying a ready-made solution.

If you are experiencing knee pain symptoms book an appointment with a knee injury doctor to learn more how you can best take care of your knees.

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