Only those suffering from chronic knee pain know the severity of this condition. Most of the time you end up being fed up of visiting your doctor for medications or something that will make the pain disappear. And the most frustrating thing is when medications or painkillers are no longer effective for your condition. However, most knee pain patients, me included, end up seeking refuge in home remedies.
Since I was diagnosed with knee pain arthritis I presumed what was coming: pain, swelling and inflammation and I resigned myself. Life goes on with arthritis, but when you get arthritis flare ups it’s really disturbing.
How I got rid of knee pain
Beside medicines which are not as effective as I was expecting, I called in Mother Nature for help. So, I rub my knee every evening with cayenne pepper salve and apply ice when the knee gets inflamed. Sometimes I take 30-minute Epsom Salt baths which are really relieving and distressing. But, for a week or so, I apply Castor oil on my painful knee and I can’t say that I’m a ballerina but my walking has improved a lot and the pain faded.
- High-quality castor oil
- A heating pad or a hot water bottle
- Plastic wrap
- a large piece of cotton or wool (enough to cover the knee)
How To Prepare:
- Take the cloth and soak it in hot water.
- Pour some castor oil on it, but make sure the oil is not dripping from the cloth.
- Position the cloth on the sore knee, wrap it up with the cling film to hold it in place.
- Consider wrapping plastic foil to prevent oil from spilling on to the sheets. Alternatively, consider using the old towel to prevent oil spills.
- Leave on for 6 to 7 hours.