Most people take their knees for granted failing to realize how much they depend on them until they start to hurt. Chronic knee pain poses a great challenge when you take into consideration the fact that your knees remain engaged whether you are standing, walking, cycling, climbing stairs or sitting. Even when you go to sleep, finding a comfortable sleeping posture becomes problematic when you have chronic knee pain. When you have knee pain, it ruins your entire day.
There are many causes of knee pain including bursitis, arthritis and many others. Similarly, there are many remedies for inflammation and pain in your knees. Once liberated from the pain you can be able to move again. However, some of these remedies (especially OTC prescription drugs) have adverse side effects some of which are worse than chronic knee pain. An example of an OTC prescription that has damaging side effects is Acetaminophen which is a known leading cause of liver failure.
In case you did not know, your diet has a significant effect on pain levels especially if the pain is being caused by inflammation. In this post, we have put together a list of 11 foods that help relieve and eventually eliminate knee pain. If you chose to include some of these foods in your diet, you will be able to at least reduce your dependency on prescribed pain medication. Also, your overall health will improve significantly.
Here we go!
The Chinese used to chew carrots to remedy knee pain. Eating carrots works because they contain beta-carotene and vitamin A.
These two components have strong anti-inflammatory properties
To derive the most benefit, you are advised to eat carrots after cooking them. However, if you do not like the taste of cooked carrots,
you may eat them raw as well. Two servings per day will help alleviate pain in your knee joints.
Turmeric is contained in curry. Turmeric contains curcumin. Eating foods that have turmeric is good for your painful knees. So, eat some curry, it will help with your knees.
We use ginger as a condiment to spice up our food. It also has pain relief properties. You can eat ginger or rub It gently on your ailing knee to relieve pain. Ginger contains gingerol which is the active ingredient that fights Inflammation when consumed or applied topically.
A study was conducted where the doctor recommended adding ginger to a medical prescription for arthritis patients and they all reported reduced pain compared to when they took prescribed medicine alone. Grate ginger and add it to your food and tea and you will suffer less knee pain. Ginger oil has fantastic effects when applied directly on aching knees.