Knee Pain
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Knee Pain Remedies


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Posted by Jim H. (Keyport, NJ) on 11/30/2019
4 out of 5 stars

I've been taken about 1/4 teaspoon borax in water 2/3 week (for past 3 years) and it helped my clicking knees..

I found it best in a cup of tea with spoon full honey, you cannot taste it at all..

Posted by Ben John (Australia) on 10/22/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I had bad strain on my knee. Specialy when suddenly stretch I felt minor sometime seviour sharp stabing pain posterior knees. After using borax as Ted recommended for couples of months. pain witheraway permanently. I drive manual so till no problems for almost 3 years.

Posted by Scott (Tampa) on 05/05/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Replied by Marisela
(Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico)

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

Borax and Magnesium

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Posted by Dave (Lancashire) on 09/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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


Breathing Exercises

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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.

Replied by M

Hi, could you please explain me how you do it step by step?


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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

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Posted by Helen G (Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/28/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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
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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

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Posted by Helen (Houston, Texas) on 03/07/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Aleve, like advil, is a non-sterile anti-inflammatory drug. (NSAID). All NSAIDs will destroy your joints. Slowly, but they are destructive. They are fine to take occasionally, as long as you know they block healing.

Cartilage, bone broth, rebuild whatever is messed up in your joint.

My massage gal wrapped my knees in a "bandage" of castor oil, me thinking "Edgar Cayce?" but to my surprise when the massage was ending and she took of the bandages, the knees didn't hurt as much! (Knees were in a car crash). Used castor oil at home sometimes.

It's messy, castor oil stains, but amazing pain reduction, possibly permanent? I wont guarantee but then have never hurt as much and the pain has gone down a bit with every or almost every use

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Posted by Malu (Texas) on 02/12/2017
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I am a 58 year old woman, and some weeks ago my left knee was painful, mostly on the inside, I think it was the tendons. I put warm castor oil, in a cotton piece of cloth, applied it and put a simple bandage over it. When it cooled I repeated it, five times in one day.

The next day the knee was fine, and until today it remains so. I hope it helps.

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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.


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Posted by Grannymelva (Mountain Home, Idaho) on 04/03/2014
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I have used Castor Oil for a number of years. It really does relieve the knee pain.

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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.

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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.

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