Last Modified on May 30, 2016
Treatment for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain, Knee Injuries, and Knee Muscle Aches
Knee pain can be very common; the knee joint is comprised of ligaments, tendons, fluid-filled sacs, bones and cartilage that can all become inflamed, torn, bruised, as well as wear down due to age or arthritis.
Knee pain usually responds well to wraps and braces to take weight off the injured area and relieve pain, and sometimes physical therapy to help strengthen the injured area is also necessary. For more grievous knee injuries surgery may be recommended for tears that will not heal on their own.
Natural Knee Pain Remedies
On this page you can find a number of user submitted home remedies and folk cures for knee pain. Our readers' most popular suggestion is apple cider vinegar, and they recommend its use in combination with other natural products such as cayenne wraps, baking soda, blackstrap molasses, and also suggest holistic therapies like oil pulling, iodine, MSM, turmeric, vitamin C. Let us know what you try to help combat knee pain; and if you know of a remedy not listed here, please don't hesitate to share it with us!
Remedies for Knee Pain/Bad Knees
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Posted by Vijayan (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) on 11/17/2011
A couple years ago I had an accident. My tibia bone broke and I had damaged the lower part of knee cap and cartilege as well. Now I am able to bend my right knee only upto 90 degrees. Will this remedy help me to regain my knee flexion and movement? I have a plate in the affected knee.
Posted by Maria D (New York, Ny) on 06/04/2010
I started taking Organic Raw ACV just this week and already have noticed that my knee pain has gone away. Just last week I was holding on to the banister for support when going up the stairs and today I realized I didn't need support, that the knee pain was gone. As for weight loss, nothing yet to report, but it's only been 4 days and my monthly friend is due any day now, so kind of hard to tell. I have noticed though a decrease in appetite and getting full a lot quicker. As for the taste of ACV, well I was hooked on GT Dave's Raw Kombucha tea for a while so it wasn't much of a taste difference switching to ACV. I now prefer ACV with water because it is not carbonated and it is just way cheaper than Kombucha tea. I mix 2 TBSP of ACV in 8oz water with 2 TBSP of agave nectar first thing in the morning and again at bed time. I might sneak in another serving while at work. Anyway, I read from some reviews that the weight loss is a gradual process, so don't expect it to happen over night. I would just be happy to lose the belly bloat, to be honest, which I happen to think is slowly taking place.
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Posted by Rhall7339 (Warner Robins, Georgia, Usa) on 05/25/2010
Hello, I visited the website two days ago and used the ACV soaked towel remedy to help with a sore knee. The pain went away, but the swelling persisted and I ended up having to take ibuprofen anyway. I began using a knee brace the next day, and when I took it off last night I had little red bumps all over my knee. I thought the bumps were irritation caused by the brace, but this evening they have reappeared, and I have not used the brace today. Does anyone know if ACV can cause a rash as a side effect? I certainly hope not, because I would like to continue using it for other things. I tried doing some research on ACV, but my searches keep coming up without helpful information. Thanks for your help!
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Posted by Mommy2 (Atlanta, Ga, USA) on 08/25/2009
My husband has been bothered with a nagging knee pain for years now. He knows he needs to have surgery, but keeps putting it off. He had the worst flare up, I've seen him have and we've been married for 12 yrs. The pain was so tremendous he could hardly walk and you could see the pain all over his face. I've been a believer in ACV for years now, but it takes more convincing for him. After he'd fallen asleep, I took a hand towel and saturated it in ACV, wrapped it around his knee and wrapped saran wrap around it to hold in place. He slept with it on all night and could not believe his knee was 99% better when he woke up. That's been about a month ago now and he hasn't had anymore flare ups!!!
I love this site and always refer to it for cures. I also make sure to tell friends and family too!!!
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Bryson City, Nc
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Redondo Beach, California, Usa
Posted by Leighgail (St Louis, MO) on 06/03/2009
I have really bad knee pain in both knees. First it was the meniscus and this was treated with my chiropractor about a year and a half ago with great success. I was doing fine until I twisted my right knee and because I put all my weight on my left knee for a couple months, now it is bad too. I have been seeing my chiropractor again, but I am not getting the results like before. Does anyone have any suggestions what I can do or use for the pain and discomfort? I haven't been exercising because of the pain. I have read about ACV. Does it really work and if so, how much, how often? If not ACV, is there anything else that will work? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading my posting.
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Posted by Virgina (Highland Ranch, Colorado) on 09/29/2007
I had chronic cough for 6 years. I have been in Jewish Medical Center in Denver for many tests but the conclusion is nothing wrong with me. Every time I catch cold and it make me cough for three or four months. In August 17, 2007, I search for chronic cough remedy and stumble in to this site. I start taking ACV and honey the same day. The cough stopped the third days. I had surgery for my both knees, and the pain is constant. The ACV stop knee pain after the fourth day I take ACV. It's unbelievable. The cough does not go away completely. The ACV cure my cough about ninety percent. After suffer so many years, I am happy with the result. I still have to take ACV every day. Thank you for all of you who post your experience at the site.
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Los Angeles, Ca, Usa
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Wellington, New Zealand
Posted by Jan (Willowick, OH) on 07/24/2007
I have been using ACV in a tonic called Jogging in a Jug and literally within 24 hrs my knee, hip and shoulder pain have completely disappeared! I have been struggling with my shoulder pain for 12 yrs due to a car accident and my knee and hip pain for the last 2 yrs. What a miracle. I have told everyone I know about this tonic and they are all giving it a try!
Here is the recipe:
1 c organic ACV
1 c organic white grape juice
2 c organic apple juice
Mix all together. Take 1-2 oz daily before a meal. Keep refrigerated.
I didn't care for the tast at first, but now I love it. I had to plug my nose for the few days but now I can drink it just fine. My energy levels are back and I am sleeping more soundly at night. I love this stuff!!
Posted by Roger (Fairless Hills, Pa) on 07/07/2007
The ACV remedy using 1/2tsp of Baking Soda, 2 tbsp of ACV (_____s) and 4 oz of water does a great job of relieving the acid reflux I was suffering from. At first I was a little skeptical but it works...and works quickly. Additionally, when I can't use it, a Granny Smith apple helps relieve it but not as good. I was on Protonix for almost a year prior to trying ACV, this is a much better solution. I have recommended the site and remedy to many others. Side effect or coincidence? I noticed about 2 weeks after taking ACV that the pain I have had in my knees (had about 2yrs) was also relieved. I had been suffering with pain in my knees every evening to the point I had put a 'neck' pillow under them to help relieve it by slightly bending them...not any longer!:) Thanks Ted!!!
Posted by Len (London, Ontario, Canada) on 03/25/2007
I tried ACV to help releive my gout on my right foot big toe, the pain was getting worse I found the earthclinic web site read the reports on the use of ACV for gout and decided to try it to my suprise it has worked after taking for 1 week 2 tbl mixed with water 3 times a day after my meals, after taking ACV for just 2 days I noticed the pain was not as bad I also noticed that my right knee that I have had problems with for over 8 months was getting better I can now bend my knee fully again I thought my knee was done & was about to see a doctor about it, & on top of that my blood preasure was slightly high is now well within normal range. I cannot belive that the medical profesion does not know about this, all the wasted time & money spent on on these problems can be solved with a simple remedy ACV. Many thanks to earthclinic web site & ACV. Len from London Ontario
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Granada Hills, Ca
Posted by Pamela (Midlothian, Virginia) on 03/24/2007
I have had joint pain in my hip and knees for years after a car accident..I had a total hip replacement in May of 2006 because the pain was so bad. I thought I may have to have my knee replaced also. A friend told me about ACV and how it helps your joints I have made a cocktail with ACV daily, I am so amazed I am totally pain free. I noticed a difference in two days.. I no longer take tons of aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs. I save so much money now and my liver and kidneys are better off..It truly is a miracle in a bottle.
Posted by Bill (Indiana) on 12/17/2006
I've suffered with bad knee pain for years due to much abuse from sports,injuries,etc. I started on the acv cure 1 week ago (Sunday evening). I noticed on Monday evening at work that I could do deep knee bends repeatedly with no pain!! I usually have to pull myself up when I get down on one knee to work on something. Not anymore!!!Thanks!
Posted by Jack (Sweetwater, TN) on 10/05/2006
Don't believe every thing you read!!! I tried apple cider vinegar for weak knees and it didn't work. I took two table spoons a day for five weeks and it didn't work.When I got off of it about three weeks later my knees started getting better.
Posted by Sheri (Auburn Hills, Mi) on 06/14/2006
I originally tried ACV for weight loss; I have a stubborn 20 pounds to lose. I was pleasantly surprised as to how pain-free I became in a matter of a few days. My knees no longer 'click' when I go up stairs. I can bend and squat to play with my children and no longer suffer ankle pain from the effort. My acid reflux is gone as well. When I run out of ACV, in a matter of days, the pain returns and I'm like an old lady once more. It works for me!
Posted by Kathy on 01/23/2006
I started ACV two weeks ago for weight control. Every night I get up out of bed to use the bathroom, and every night I hear the loud click of my knees in the quiet house as I stand. Been clicking for years and years. Then three nights ago I got up and no click! I figured I must have stood up differently. The next night again, no click! Then I figured it out - it was the ACV! It is the only thing different in my life. I don't know why it helps, but it sure beats all those expensive supplements that are supposed to add lubrication to your joints but are the size of horse pills and you have to remember to take them three times a day. Anyway, I'm thrilled with finding this natural way to loose weight and get all these added benefits!