Knee Pain Remedies

Borax

Posted by Scott (Tampa) on 05/05/2016
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Been using Borax (mule 20 team) for about 2 weeks. I had pretty bad knee pain. Almost all my knee pain is gone. I have Osteoarthritis in the knees (both) and now the left knee feels like the right knee. I am 50 yo. I take the normal recommended dosage of 1 teaspoon of concentrate. Concentrate is made from 1 tsp Borax with 1 litre of distilled water. I do this for my whole family including my children. Borax is a salt and is no more toxic than table salt. Both will kill you if you take enough of them. Good luck to all and get rid of Fluoride!!!


Posted by Julia (Brooksville, FL) on 04/27/2008
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Most of my adult life I've suffered from stomach problems. And in research of natural cures and flouride poisoning I came across this wonderful website. Anyway, I started the BORAX treatment for flouride because I've been having problems with my knees. I tell ya, I don't know if it's the power of the mind or what, but 2 days of the BORAX treatment and my knees that have been bothering me for the past two months stopped hurting and I can walk again without pain. Haven't tried anything for the stomach yet. But I will now. Expecially after coming across this website and PH levels in the stomach and flouride absorbtion. WOW! Check it out for yourself! http://jdr.iadrjournals.org/cgi/reprint/72/3/619.pdf

Replied by Marisela
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
03/02/2011

Hello.
How do you take the borax? Is it the same borax that is sold as a laundry aid?


Borax and Magnesium

Posted by Dave (Lancashire) on 09/04/2018
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Hi, a few years ago I was told borax and magnesium sulphate. both food grade, if you mix a level teaspoon of each into litre of water good shake. Use 1x teaspoon in third of (3, finger) water take every other day. I believe it has taken the edge away in my knees.

I've surfed on line for this combination. Any advice, please?

Replied by Art
California
09/05/2018
768 posts

Dave,

I would try mag oil directly on the knee in addition to the oral magnesium and borax.

Art


Breathing Exercises

Posted by Robert (Ct) on 07/15/2020
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I have had swelling in my knees for awhile now and have tried many things with limited success. What worked best was basically staying off my feet but at the end of the day my knees would still be swollen. I came across a you tube video by Wim Hof and his breathing method to make a long story short it has had a immediate effect on the inflammation in my knees it cost me nothing but doing the method two to three times a day, no pills, nothing required but his breathing method . He is also known as the ice man and has done some amazing things if this helps you as much as it's helping me that will be great give it a try. You might be amazed how your ability to hold your breath increases also.


Cabbage

Posted by Treef (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England) on 05/08/2009
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Hi. About forty years ago I badly sprained my left knee when the heel of my shoe broke. Since that time it occasionally becomes extremely painful, with a large swelling on the inside of the knee (I mean the side towards the other leg). A few years ago, however, I read about using cabbage leaves to treat joint pain and so thought I would give it a go. Hey presto! It worked. This is the treatment: Take some large dark green cabbage leaves and cut out the hard stalks. Next, in their raw state, crush them using a rolling pin until the juice starts to run a little. Then wrap them around the knee--right around and overlapping--and then apply a crepe support bandage to hold them firmly in place. This is best done just before bedtime. Go to bed, get a good night's sleep with your cosy knee held firmly in place, and wake up smelling like a compost heap. Unwrap the bandage, discarding the leaves, and test the leg gently. It works for me and also for a student I once had on a dance/drama course. He was about 16 and practically crippled with the pain from a knee that the doctors could do nothing about. He tried this remedy--and yes, it worked for him too! Excellent website--thank you.


Cabbage Poultice

Posted by Helen G (Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/28/2018
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Oh My Goodness! Cabbage is fabulous in keeping arthritis out of your knee!! Just pile the leaves on your knee - front and back - after you have taken the spines out of the cabbage and used a rolling pin to release some of the juices. Then wrap it up with saran wrap - you might need two sheets of about 15" long. After you do that, wrap the whole knee up in a scarf and go about your business or go to bed. In the morning you take it all off - your cabbage will be wet which is a good sign - and your knee will not be swollen nor will it hurt and you can walk without any pain!!! Try it for about 10 days straight and you will be saying "Oh My Goodness!"

Replied by Talea
Oregon
08/19/2020
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Helen!

What a wonder you are. I read what you said and thought it was the craziest thing. I tried it and my knee, which had been horribly swollen for months, had immediate pain relief and within a week, all of the swelling went down. I forgot to write a thank you (this was about a year ago).

Well, this week, I hurt my ankle. I did the usual (ice, elevation, immobilization, etc.) then I remembered Cabbage leaves. Put one on there, wrapped it up, and Bingo! The pain subsided in 20 minutes and I was pain-free all night. I don't know why it works, but it does!

Thank you for sharing. I DID say, "Oh my Goodness!!! "


Calcium, Magnesium, D3

Posted by Victoria (Toronto, ON, Canada) on 04/29/2009

About a month ago, I started feeling pain in my knees... it started when I was sitting down. As time went on, it got worse and I went to see the doctor, who said that I had patellofemoral pain syndrome. Well, a friend of mine suggested that I take calcium, and I feel incredibly better. I take it twice a day- its in one supplement- calcium,magnesium, and vitamin D3 ... Calcium 333mg, Magnesium 167mg, D3133IU Please try it, it works !


Castor Oil

Posted by Jackie D. (Santa Clarita, Ca) on 08/17/2016
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I have been experiencing an issue with my knee or months now. There are no tears, etc. just some bone on bone and swelling but I developed a bakers cyst (Swelling behind the knee). Well, I have tried just about everything under the sun, a cortizone shot lasted about 3 days, elevation, ice, heat, etc. and nothing has relieved the pain and swelling. About one week ago I started elevating my leg at night and icing for 15 mins on, 15 mins off about 4 times per night. After that, I have been rubbing castor oil directly on my knee and the back of my knee massaging it in. Today, my knee hasn't felt better in months! I highly recommend trying it!

Replied by Ketomagic
Minnesota
07/24/2018

I just injured my knee and watched videos online about knee injuries. A holistic chiropractor said cortisone and NSAIDs destroy cartilage. He also said if you really had bone on bone, you can't walk and that cartilage can be regrown. He said to put 5 to 8 pound ankle weights on and swing your feet back and forth gently. Pulling the knee joint apart helps improve circulation and this better gets nutrients to the joint.


Posted by Hisjewel (America, New York) on 08/07/2016
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I Woke Up This Morning, In pain, but... I woke up this morning.

Thank you Jesus, I woke up this morning. I was very aware of my aching right knee. A pained knee is one of the after effects of a years of kneeology (praying while on your knees). But I was happy for another day to encourage some one to choose life, and choose to be happy come what may.

There was a small bottle of Castor oil near me. So I poured some on my hand and gave my knee a good massage all around. And within minutes the pain was gone.

So those with knee pain might want to try Castor Oil. Leave it right there on the night stand, in case the knees start talking, before you start walking.

TimH, me too, is with the Amen Crew, the thousands praying for you and your nephew.

Hisjewel


Posted by Marge (Phoenix, Az, USA) on 11/28/2009
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I've been using castor oil packs as a healing treatment off and on for years since first learning of their efficacy from a 'holistic' doctor here in Phoenix. Once years ago I accidentally slammed a car door on my ankle which caused tremendous swelling and bruising and I simply could not bear any weight on my foot. Elevated the leg and wrapped the ankle in a rag soaked with castor oil and applied heating pad over ankle. Remained that way for most of the night and upon waking, nearly all swelling and bruising was gone and I was able to walk and bear weight on injured ankle again! Amazing.

Several years ago tripped and fell down a flight of concrete stairs landing on both knees. Both knees swelled and were in excruciating pain. Proceeded to lie down with both legs elevated on top of several pillows and applied a well-soaked castor oil pack to each knee. Placed heating pad on top. Next morning - pain, stiffness and swelling was 95% gone and was able to go about my normal activities.

Am currently working on severe tendonitis in right shoulder affecting rotator cup and extending down right arm, using castor oil treatments at night. Will let you know results.

EC: More about Castor Oil here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/castor_oil.html

Replied by Grannymelva
Mountain Home, Idaho
04/03/2014

I have used Castor Oil for a number of years. It really does relieve the pain.


Posted by Peggy (Flint, Michigan) on 12/14/2008
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I just want to say THANK YOU so very much for the tip on the caster oil pack for arthritis in the knees. I was told I have arthritis in my right knee. I'm to the point I can hardly walk, sit, stand, or drive. I work 3rd shift and by the time my shift is over I can hardly walk out of work. I was told to rub my knees in caster oil which I have been doing. It helps a little. But, the pack. I didn't know. Thanks again.


Posted by Al (Collinsville, IL) on 06/13/2008
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Having recently torn the cartilage in my left knee, simultaneously diagnosed "with a little arthritis" in the same, and swelling behind the knee. My Sport's Ortho said that the swelling was common with the torn cartilage but should go down in time. I began searching on the Web for a magical pain relief remedy (other than my already supplementation of Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondrotin, Taurine, Collagen, HA, Cats Claw, Bromelain, MSM, etc., etc., etc - .all of which I have been taking for years due to 27 yrs of cycling but at almost 68yo, something had to give). One subject that kept surfacing on the Searches was an old time remedy of Castor Oil. I'm not in terrible pain, but it is a 24/7 aggravation, as anyone who has similar discomforts can attest to.

I decided to give it a try; purchased a package of ladies' cosmetic, cleansing pads (~3"x4") and a small bottle of Castor Oil (CO),

I placed a pad on a saucer, saturated the pad with CO (not dripping) and popped it into the microwave for about 35 secs. I, then placed the (105F) warm pad on my knee; wrapped my knee-pad with plastic wrap (to keep the CO from staining the heating pad) and then applied a heating pad, set to Med. heat. I left it on for about 1 hour and when I removed everything, I did a "test walk" -not only was my knee not stiff, and the swelling was 95% GONE!! I could walk with 100% less discomfort and this was 10x more effective than the Cortisone or three Hydraluronic Acid injections I had received in a two months period. The other nice thing, is that you don't have to throw the saturated pad away; place in a Ziploc bag for the next application and just add a little more CO.

I generally apply this treatment daily, each time the knee feels better - I know it's not going to remedy the situation 100%, but has made my life much better.

Replied by Flyingscot
Mexico City, Df, Mexico
08/15/2012
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With you guys 100%. I did something to my knee. To this day I have no idea what caused it but one day it started hurting like crazy. 2 days later I was driving and when I hit the brakes the pain was excruciating. I hobbled to my doc and he gave me a very expensive anti-inflammatory and pain killer prescription. On my way to the pharmacy I decided to go to a naturopath. He prescribed a $5 bottle of pure Castor Oil and told me to go home, elevate my leg, rub the Castor Oil on my knee 3 times a day and wrap with a tensor bandage so the oil wouldn't get on my clothes or sheets. I woke up the next morning and the swelling was down about 95%. Followed the same procedure on day 2. Day 3 I woke up and my leg felt great. Still a tiny bit of tenderness but I could walk up and down stairs with 0 pain. Day 4... Gone. I've since recommended this treatment many times. With two people I recommended this to whenever I see them in a pub they always buy me a beer in thanks. My $5 investment has paid off dozens of times... Pain free and a lower bar tab. Can't argue with that.


Castor Oil for Knee Pain

Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/19/2017
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I had a knee injury at 16. Every once in a while my knees give me trouble, maybe or maybe not related to the injury. Anyway, last week my knee was really bothering me. I had pain under the kneecap and it was making me limp somewhat. I had not even done anything that I knew of to bother my knee.

I soaked a cloth (not dripping) with castor oil oil and wrapped my knee with it. I covered that with plastic wrap and covered that with an ace bandage. I slept with it that way with a heating pad. It was somewhat improved the next day and now my other knee was a little "twingy" too.

So for the next couple of nights I just massaged castor oil into each knee and loosely put a thin flannel baby blanket on my knees to protect bedclothes. I used a heating pad one night. But in a couple of days, all knee pain was gone in both knees. I have continued to do this each night anyway, just in case. The skin on my knees is very soft now, too!

~Mama to Many~


Coconut and Wild Oregano Oils

Posted by Pat (Tupelo, Mississippi) on 06/04/2008
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I have an arthritic knee with chondromalcia patella. It was really bothering me one night at bedtime so i rubbed coconut oil on first around my knee then a few drops of oregano oil. Within five minutes my knee pain was gone. This is wonderful stuff.


Cold Showers

Posted by Putranto Sangkoyo (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 10/15/2007
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I am very delighted to read all the good positive stories about cold water shower healing. Allow me to share my story.

I am a Moslem (from Indonesia), and the month of Ramadhan (fasting) was just over. For those not familiar with this, Moslems fast for 30 days during the Ramadhan month, every day, wake up at dawn (around 3 AM), have meal, fast during the day (no drinking no eating no sex), and break the fast at around 6 PM.

I have this problem with my right leg knee, it gives me pain when I bend during a prayer. For one month of Ramadhan, I "practiced" the cold water shower each time I wake up, at around 2:30 AM. After that, I pray (the so called "night prayer"), and have meal. To the best of my knowledge there is no reference in Al Quran about taking shower at "night", although there is the so called "night prayer" which is not obligatory, but very strongly advised for Moslems, and it takes time somewhere between 2:30 and 3:30 AM. We call it the "last one-third of the night".

I just felt I had to heal myself this way, because I heard many times especially from elders and those "natives" coming from rural villages, of cold water shower "healing", which normaly takes time between 2 and 4 AM. Many people here say, it's not healthy to take shower at night, before 12 AM, but it's healthy if taken after say, 1 AM. Some martial arts practitioners here do take shower after evening/night training, at around 1-2 AM or later. I had a friend who literally couldn't walk, not paralyzed but pain in both his legs (thigh), was eventually healed, Praise Allah, could walk (and run) normally again after spending about a month or so taking cold water shower from a well (using bucket / dousing) every night (at around 3 AM).

Back to myself, Praise Allah, after 30 days of night cold water shower, I do feel better now. I can bend my knee again, with less pain.

Perhaps someone have an explanation about the "state" of water during the night, especially between 2 and 4 AM ?

Replied by Linda
North Yorkshire, England
06/28/2009

In response to post about cold showers at 3am, I believe that it is at about this time that Spiritual/Etheral energies are at their strongest also in relation to water, reading about Dr. Masaru Emoto and his research into water crystals will give you a whole new respect and understanding of water.

Replied by Laura
Bucharest, Romania
02/28/2016

I don't think it is the time, it is just the water...I have also noticed that after shower with warm or cold water, no matter the time of the day, the pain goes away.



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