Pain in the joints is a problem from which the quality of life suffers. Often, because of the fear of experiencing pain, a person is deprived of freedom of movement. Kneeling discomfort poses particular problems as it limits the ability to walk. In this case, sooner or later, almost half of humanity faces this problem. Someone is trying to find ways of therapy on their own, but this rarely gives a positive result. If your knees hurt – how to treat them correctly? First of all, it is necessary to establish the exact cause of the pain.
For the most ordinary walk requires the coordinated work of so many joints.
Why there is pain in the knees
According to statistics, many people had hurt knee joints at least once in their life – the reasons are different in each case. Doctors say that this may be a consequence of more than 200 different pathologies – both directly related to the lesion of the joints, or not.
Most often, pain occurs in the following conditions:
- gonarthrosis (arthrosis of the knee joint) – a degenerative lesion of the articular cartilage of a non-inflammatory nature, leading to deformity;
- gonarthritis (arthritis of the knee) – chronic or acute inflammation of the joint;
- the effects of injuries;
- age changes;
- congenital abnormalities;
- obesity, metabolic disorders, general diseases of the body (for example, rheumatism);
- autoimmune diseases;
The very mechanism of pain is associated with damage to cartilage surfaces, ligaments, fluid accumulation in the joint or vice versa dryness due to reduced lubricant production, a piece of bone, cartilage or foreign body entering the articular cavity, nerve pinched, disproportionate load, etc.
If knee pain bothers you – treatment … need to be postponed? That’s right, because first of all you need to eliminate the cause of the pain and then treat the underlying disease. Only local effects (ointments, compresses) on the affected area, as a rule, are not enough – the doctor must prescribe medications for oral administration or in the form of injections. In general, the complex of therapeutic measures is aimed at:
- elimination of the factor causing pain;
- restoration of the normal structure and function of the joint (as prevention of pain).
As the provoking factor is removed and the joint is restored, the pain will decrease, and the need for painkillers will decrease. Most often, anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed in complex therapy, chondroprotectors (to protect and restore cartilage) fortifying and immunity-normalizing drugs, diet, physiotherapy, massage, manual therapy and physiotherapy exercises.
It is very important to understand that the leg joints (including the knee) carry a large load,
During remission, patients are prescribed physical therapy. Very useful exercise in the water and swimming. Their action is comprehensive: strengthening muscles and ligaments, improving blood circulation, hardening the body … In the remission phase, it is highly desirable to regularly visit the pool.
If the pain in the knee joints is chronic, it depends on the correct and complex treatment how long the remission will last (the time when the manifestations of the disease are minimal or absent). Therefore, it is important not to stop treatment and strengthen the body as soon as the pain begins to decrease.
How to treat your knees and quickly get an anesthetic effect? This can be achieved with the help of massage and manual therapy, which it is desirable to entrust to a specialist with successful experience in the treatment of such diseases.
Radon baths and mud baths also have a beneficial effect on sore joints, so a course of spa therapy will help delay the onset of the next exacerbation.
Healing mud can be used mainly in sanatoriums. The effect of them is very strong.
Of course, to give up traditional medicine in favor of folk is not worth it. When the knee hurts – treatment with good, proven folk remedies will very well complement the standard therapy. In addition, the grandmother’s methods you can apply at home. It is very good if your doctor or a specialist in traditional medicine will recommend you specific prescriptions.
The main procedures of traditional medicine for pain in the knees are aimed at warming and removing salt deposits. These are baths with herbs and other phytopreparations, compresses, lotions and rubbing. Also herbal teas and plant juices are taken orally.
To dissolve and remove salts, it is recommended to make soda lotions every evening. To do this, dissolve soda in warm water in the ratio of one tablespoon per liter of water, moisten the cloth with this solution and apply to the knees for fifteen minutes, after which the soda is washed off, the affected areas are smeared with vitamin cream and they are heated with natural wool for the night. Procedures are carried out to reduce pain and crunch in the knees. Inside, they use black radish juice – a few tablespoons (about 2-3) per day.
A small video about the restoration of the knees through exercise. The image is upside down, but the useful content from it is not lost:
Often in folk recipes to reduce pain in the preparation of compresses use medical bile, honey and other bee products (for example, propolis); for rubbing – interior beef tallow; for baths – decoctions of straw, hops, chamomile, St. John’s wort, rowan bark and other plants. The duration of the procedures is selected individually and depends on the patient’s condition, the tolerance of the treatment and the speed of the onset of the effect.
Whatever means you decide to use – it is important that the effect of it comes faster and will be more complete if the disease is not very advanced. Therefore, monitor your health and do not bring the disease to severe forms.