Knee pain is unfortunately a musculoskeletal condition common to many people. Unpleasant, disabling and frustrating, the good news is that it is relatively easy to treat. The causes may differ from one person to another, so it is essential to diagnose this condition with the help of your doctor in order to understand its origin. Thereafter, you can use this old natural remedy that we propose in this article to relieve your pain naturally.
We know that the main function of the knee joint is to bend, stand up and support the weight of the body. Thus, in order to perform all these actions, the knee depends on a number of structures such as bones, tendons, cartilage and ligaments.
The most common causes of knee pain
Knee pain may be temporary, following an injury or an accident, or chronic. Chronic pain does not go away without treatment and is often the result of many causes including:
· Osteoarthritis: The pain and inflammation of the joint are due to degeneration and deterioration of the joint.
· Tendinitis: Pain usually worsens when you walk or climb stairs.
· Bursitis: It is an inflammation of the bursae, fluid-filled sacs around the joints between tendons and bones. It is usually caused by repeated solicitation of the knee while injured.
· Gout: A disease caused by a build up of uric acid in the body.
· Baker’s cyst: An accumulation of synovial fluid-the fluid that lubricates the joint-behind the knee.
· Rheumatoid arthritis: It is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease causing relatively painful swelling. It can in some cases cause deformation of the joints and bone erosion.
· Torn meniscus: It is the rupture of one of the four ligaments of the knee. The ligament most often injured is the anterior cruciate ligament.
To know that overweight or obese people are those who are most at risk of suffering from knee problems. Also, age, previous traumatic injuries and some poor physical exercise are other factors that increase the risk of chronic knee pain .
A natural remedy for relieving knee and joint pain
· 1 elastic bandage
· 1 egg yolk
· 2 teaspoons of Epsom salt
Whip the egg yolk until you get a fairly fluid liquid. Then add the salt of Epsom and mix everything .
You will apply the mixture on a cotton that you will place on the painful zone and will fix all using the elastic bandage. Leave on for 2 hours. You can apply up to 4 compresses a day and leave.
Why does it work?
Egg yolk: Anti-inflammatory and analgesic, egg yolk is full of proteins and essential amino acids for our body. Rich in vitamins (A, D, E and B), trace elements and minerals, egg yolk also contains many antioxidants, triglycerides, phospholipids and cholesterol. Cholesterol has long been a limiting factor to its consumption, know that several studies have shown that in limited quantities, it reduces the risk of stroke by 25%. In fact, an egg contains 300 mg of cholesterol which corresponds to the recommended daily intake. In addition, egg yolks contain high concentrations of collagen, one of the most effective substances to improve joint mobility, reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Epsom salt: Rich in magnesium , Epsom salt is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Indeed, this mineral is an excellent way to significantly reduce inflammation by activating receptors within the nerve cells that regulate pain.
Do not use Epsom salt if you are pregnant or dehydrated. Also, it is not recommended to use this dressing if you have burns or wounds on the skin.