Knee pain can be inevitable after a certain age and most of the elderly population suffers from it. As we age a strange change in the activity of the body happens and various health problems appear such as knee pain.
However, knee pain is very common nowadays not only in the elderly, but also in the middle-aged population. As a matter of fact, you can’t tell the exact location of the knee pain, because it may vary. It may appear in any of the bone structures compromising the knee joint – knee cap, cartilage or ligaments.
My 75 year old grandma suffers from knee pain in both knees and her symptoms get aggravated by activity. Since she never experienced erythema or warmth in the knees and no other joint are symptomatic, doctors say that arthritis isn’t the cause of the pain she feels. However, she shows tenderness and stiffness in the joints.
Doctors recommended her the following at-home remedies and activities to reduce knee pain:
- Knee massage with peppermint and eucalyptus oil
- Eat rich-calcium foods
- Apply cold compresses
- She needs to lose some weight
- Eat plenty of carrots
- Epsom salt bath
Alongside with the above at-home therapies grandma uses the following Homemade Turmeric-Based Ointment…
- ½ cup ground turmeric spice
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 cup water
Put the coconut oil in a small bowl and melt it in Bain-Marie. Once the coconut oil has melted you can add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Transfer the oil in a small tin or jar and store it in the fridge. Apply it whenever you feel pain in the knee.
…and she drinks daily a cup of Golden Milk, prepared as it follows:
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 cup Milk cow, almond, rice all work
- Honey to taste
- Vanilla extract optional
- Add spices to a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Heat 8 oz. milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to steam. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture and continue heating milk, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
- Pour turmeric milk through a strainer into a cup or mug.
- Add honey and vanilla extract (if using) to taste.
- Store remaining spice mixture in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Important! Before trying any of the above solutions it’s better to see a doctor for that knee pain, because its cause can be different.