knee pain

Effective Ayurvedic Treatments for Knee Pain and Swelling

Knee pain is a common problem that can affect people of any age. Knee pain can arise after an injury to the ligament that holds the two bones in place, tearing of cartilage cushion as seen in arthritis, or due to inflammation of the joints. In elderly people the common cause of knee joint pain is the osteoarthritis of knee.

Some bone disorders such as osteoporosis, gout, or infections may also cause severe pain in knee joint. At times, over use of knee joints as in case of vigorous exercise or sports may also cause knee pain, but it is self-limiting and subsides on few self-care regimens. However, knee joint pain due to osteoarthritis needs a proper medical treatment.

Reasons for knee pain and swelling

  •  Osteoarthritis of knee
  •  Injury to the ligaments holding knee bones
  •  Fracture of knee bone
  •  Injury to the tendon that connects bones and muscles
  •  Breaking of cartilage
  •  Gout
  •  Inflammation of joint
  •  Infection
  •  Overweight and obesity
  •  Vigorous physical activities

Symptoms of Knee Pain?

Knee pain may be accompanied by some very specific symptoms that are suggestive of arthritis of knee joints and include,

  •  Redness
  •  Stiffness in joints
  •  Swelling around the knee joint
  •  Tender and warm skin over the joint
  •  Crunching or cracking noises on movement
  •  Difficulty in stretching the knee

Ayurvedic treatments to Reduce Knee Pain and Swelling

Ayurveda offers many herbal treatments for the treatment of knee arthritis. These plants have documented anti-inflammatory properties without the side effects of commonly prescribed medications. Application of oil is the important because of the action of medicine is very fast, and can penetrate the skin layers. The Ayurvedic therapies treatments used in treatment of knee osteoarthritis are