Try this simple stretch to stop Knee Pain in minutes
Knee pain is a common health problem faced by people of all ages. While there could be several causes associated with it, one looks for relief instantly. Over-the-counter medicines may help relieve the pain for a short while, but not without any side-effects. Our knees take a lot of misuse with the amount of weight we put on them. Did you know that there is a stretch exercise that can relieve you of your knee pain very quickly? Let us take a look at how it is done.
1 The Two Minute Stretch
When you feel pain in your knees, carrying out simple tasks like crossing your legs can also become an arduous task. The limited movements can affect your daily activities causing an overload of work, kept for later. Now, listen to the good news: A two minute stretch is all you may need for immediate relief. To do this, get a hand towel and sit in a place that is large enough to allow for the free movement of your knee, upwards. Bring your knee up into your midsection and wedge the towel behind your knee top. Now slowly move your shin into your midsection while contracting and discharging your hamstrings and calves. Do this exercise for around five to ten seconds on each side. Doing this on a regular basis will make space in your knee joint, increase motion and rid you of your trouble. Your knees will thank you for this.
Here is a video to help you understand this well.
2 Few other Techniques to combat Knee Pain
A good massage improves circulation, helping those suffering from knee pain due to long hours of sitting.
The Way to Do it – Massage your knees firmly in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions for about 15 minutes. Repeat as often as needed. Do try this therapy.
3 Epsom Salt
An abnormal deficiency in magnesium can cause arthritis or other joint pain
problems. Epsom salt is extremely beneficial as a pain reliever.
The way to use it: Take 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt and dissolve it in half a cup
of warm water. Dip a cloth in it and apply it over your knees letting it sit for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Another effective way is to soak your body in a warm bath containing 1 cup of Epsom salt for a full body pain relief.
4 Get a good dose of Vitamin D
While calcium is known to make bones stronger and protect you from arthritis and other orthopaedic problems, vitamin D plays an important role in alleviating this problem as well.
Ways to implement it:A nice long soak outdoors in the morning sunlight does wonders to your bone health. Apart from that, there are supplements that you could take:
- Fatty fish (not farmed)
- Pure and fresh orange juice
- Organic grass fed beef liver
- Organic cheese
- Organic egg yolk
Simple home based treatments help in relieving common ailments in the comfort of your home. So, the next time you have knee pain, or you know a friend who is suffering from it, be sure to follow this and suggest the same to others as well. Good health promotes the overall well-being of a person. So, go ahead, give these simple treatments a try and see the difference for yourself.