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Knee Pain Remedies

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Posted by Tulip9 (Egg Harbor, Nj, Usa) on 07/13/2012

I have been having knee pain for the last several weeks. I think my knee pain is caused from weight I gained. I have used the castor oil and it stopped and came back. I tried the Arnica and it still did not help. I see alot of post that they use the apple cider vinegar. I am going to try it. I start taking the tumeric and ginger about a week but I guess it is too soon to see the results.


Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM

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Posted by Alexandros (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 01/09/2022
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Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM for Knee Pain

There are many supplements giving all those three substances with one capsule. I have chondromalacia patella in my right knee and in the past I had many crisis of pain for days per year to the extend that sometimes I limped badly during deterioration. If I did a deep squat in order to work for some time, then most probably the next day my right knee would hurt. All this are past, no more pain any more, but you have to be patient. The first results are after six months in order for the joints to rebuilt.

Gave it to my mother who has osteoarthritis in her left knee and she had the same good results after six months of supplementing. "Doctor's Best" is a good and cheap brand, but there are other good ones too.

I learned about this supplement in the following site which many people (about 132 of total 154) report very good results in joints problems. You can translate the following from Greek with Google translator:

https://www.skroutz.gr/s/3169414/Solgar-Shellfish-free-Meta-Flex-Glucosamine-Hyaluronic-acid-Chondroitin-MSM-60-ταμπλέτες.html#reviews


Gum Spirits and Peanut Oil

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Posted by Gigi (Edison, Nj) on 02/20/2014
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Mixed 1:4 ratio of gum spirits and peanut oil, massaged into knee, sprained from shoveling snow. Pain went away for four to five hours, reapplied. Pain went away completely in two days. You can feel the warmth penetrating, feels great.


Hemp Oil

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Posted by Birdy (Iowa, Usa) on 12/01/2013
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So I've gone thru all these ideas for helping my sore knee. It was feeling very sore (on the side, like a stiffness etc), and I was waiting for it to heal for several days. Instead of healing while walking up the stairs I actually heard it make a tear sound and that was 3 days ago. Severe pain. Tried several things, but decided to use a hemp lotion I have and it is all but GONE. It's just a Hemp moisturizer (that is not the brand name), with coconut oil, sesame oil, tea tree oil, calendula, cammellia, tocopherol acetate (e) and a bunch of other stuff. My point is that it eased the pain and made it more flexible and is healing better. Nothing else worked. I believe it needed the lubricant and I wanted you to know this works.


Horsetail

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Posted by Christina (Halifax, Ns Canada) on 06/19/2016
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I have been drinking horsetail for my torn ligaments and bad knees due to missing cartridge and horsetail healed me. I bought the tea in a local health food store for a very affordable price (20 teabags for $2.60). In the summer I pick my own horsetail, wash it, dry then crush and keep in jars (that's good for 1 year). Drink the tea for medicinal use 2-3 times daily for a month then take a break for 2 weeks and start again. I noticed the benefits right away. If you are pregnant or nursing, don't take it internally (use the hair wash or bath instead). Horsetail also strengthens your immune system. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, coagulant, demulcent, diuretic and astringent activity.


Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Kim (Danville, Il) on 12/17/2014
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8% hydrogen peroxide: I loved all your info, good points, I am a new user. Knee pain has gone from 8 to 6 on pain scale which has improved my life in just a few days.THANK YOU.


Iodine

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Posted by Kris (Winnipeg, MB Canada) on 06/04/2009
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iodine cured Bad knee.

35 years with bad knee. joint would come off some times. always swollen. applied regular iodine externally three times a day. applied one week on and 4 days off. only the affected part would mildly burn and the knee will feel bug crawling inside the skin. after a week the bad skin looked like war zone. so gave four days break. new skin came after break. started the application again. itch started badly on the knee. applied Tea tree oil over iodine to stop the itch immediately. after 4 weeks knee shape came to look like normal. at this time the effected part squeezed to the size of a quarter. still kept on applying on the affected area and surroundings. pain went away after 3 weeks from the start up of the application. but didn't stop applying. this has been 4 months now. knee is like brand new.

i did switch from regular store available iodine to lugol's iodine after 3 months. started applying iodine to every family member's joint pain and cysts. iodine never failed to cure.


Iodine
Posted by Joe (Upper Darby, Penna) on 02/24/2008
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Iodine- poss cure for knee pain. This was suggested by my 195b16yo daughter


Iodine
Posted by Frankie (Franklin, Louisiana )
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1st I tried BSM remedy for a knee issue but I needed surgery for it. Arthritis was found in right knee and now is in left knee. For a week and some I have been doing the honey-cinn and I positively feel the difference. I have not taken any prescribed meds. for a week. I add 2 teaspoons honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and add this to a cup very hot water. I drink this morning and nite. I also love the fact that it benefits me in other ways. Hope this helps someone else.


Knee Pain Exercise

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Posted by Jan (Edmonton, AB) on 06/05/2008
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hello, Im 58 and sometimes have pain in my knees, probably onset of arthritis, I found out that laying on my back raising my legs up and moving them as if riding a bicycle tends to relive the pain.

Replied by Carol
(Granada Hills, California)
11/21/2010
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I'm glad there's at least one suggestion to use exercise. Being overweight at 61 I've had occasional pain in my knees and, particularly, in my hip nerve from time to time. About 2 weeks ago I started having severe knee pain in my right knee, some in my left knee. The hip nerve thing came back and the pain although concentrating in the knee area was extending to my leg muscles and hip nerve again. It was getting worse each day at an alarming rate and I began wondering whether I should go to the doctor and whether I'd need a cane, surgery (or what?). I even went to my office manager at work and told her that I was incapable of walking down 5 flights of stairs for an emergency at our office building because my leg was starting to give out walking down 3 steep steps of a bus every day.

So I returned to this web site which has been a lifesaver. I tried a number of the remedies (Vitamin C, tumeric/ginger, ACV). Unfortunately they didn't really help. As an aside, I had super results with ACV in losing weight until I had to stop because it was causing my blood pressure to go up. I went to youtube and was very surprised and delighted to find that there are people who have had success with specific exercises for the leg muscles that dramatically help the knee. In my research online I learned that there are a number of different types of knee joint problems so exercising is not always the solution. But the concept is that weak, underused leg muscles allow the knee cap to get out of position causing pain and other problems. There were quite a number of people who wrote that the exercises helped their knees dramatically and quickly. I tried a couple of the "easy" exercises and for me got immediate relief of about 60%. Within 2 days of doing the exercises I'm better 85%. I'll continue to do them because it's a marvelous feeling to get rid of the knee pain and nerve weakness. Immediately after doing the exercises my legs have this feeling of well-being (lasting temporarily) that seems to say, "Thank you, that's the right thing to do. "

Anyway, for anybody else wanting to try exercising, the 2 exercises I liked best were: (1) Standing on 1 leg while you bent and held the foot to your other leg so that your knee was pointed straight to the floor. (2) Bending your foot up and stretching the ankle so that your back leg muscle is stretched. I accomplish this best by standing on one leg and stretching the other leg out behind me while keeping the foot flat on the floor (even bending the knee to stretch the angle of the foot more). To be safe, it would be helpful to see the youtube videos on line: (1) Knee Pain Rehab Video Patellar Tendonitis www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQjaWaIzJXA&feature=related and (2) No More Knee Pain Corrective Stretching Video www.youtube.com/watch?v=--PeQIBwdxc&feature=related

Hope this helps somebody else, too.

Replied by Carol
(Granada Hills, California)
11/22/2010
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Update on my knee pain. Now that I've been doing the leg stretches for 3 days (I've done them every 3-5 hours during the day), the knee pain (plus leg muscle pain) is 100% gone. I'm assuming that it would return if I stop the leg bend/stretches, so I'll continue to do them, just not as often.

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

I have been doing knee exercises on my bed for at least five years now. I figured if it was good enough to strengthen my knee before knee replacement, it would be good enough to help the other knee so it would not need replaced. I like the leg lift in the air. I like the side leg lift swing. But, knee is acting up now. That is why I am checking out this site. And I am mid-70s.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
04/03/2014

Grannymelva, I've found a little trick that has helped very well for knees: I walk with my toes slightly pointed inwards, which results in my toes pointing straight ahead, since I used to walk with feet splayed out to the sides.


Knee Pain Remedies

Posted by Nell (Ireland) on 08/27/2013

I get a sharp pain like I am kneeling on splinters of glass when I kneel. It is only on my right knee to the the right of my knee cap. Any ideas?

Replied by Elaine
(Ky, Usa)
08/27/2013

An easy first try would be Apple Cider Vinegar rubbed into the knee several times a day, or wrap your knee with a cloth soaked in it over night. (Then wrap it with plastic wrap.) Castor oil, topically is also good for pain. It makes me think, "Bone Spur. " I would look up bone spur remedies on this website, too.


Knee Pain Remedies
Posted by Dryvway (Sparks, Nv, U.s.) on 05/21/2013

I suffered an acute hyper-extension of the right knee at age 18. I am now 57. I had a world renown doctor do the surgery. The procedure was called "pull thru method". Since this surgery I have never had full bend. Now I have swelling and pain and 35% bend. Can this be corrected? Thank You for your time, dryvway


Meniscus Pain Remedies

Posted by Gustavo (San Fernando, California) on 03/14/2014

Hi, I've been having pain and a squeezing/pinching tenderness in the medial meniscus area of my right knee. I've had two arthoscopic surgeries over 21 months plus cortisone injections, euflexxa gel ingections, also prp blood injections and lastly bone marrow sten cell injections and I still have pain in the medial meniscus. Can you please advice me what to do to relieve and heal my knee from this terrible pain, tenderness and squeezing sensation. Thank you in advance for your help

Gustavo

Replied by Timh
(Ky)
03/15/2014
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Gustavo: The best hypothesis at this point would be a chronic infection. If you have no metal medical device or part, Zapping will help. Borax, administered orally help w/ joint infection (read the cures section here on E.C. for more info). Magnet or light therapy may also help.

Replied by Mike62
(Denver)
03/14/2014

Gustavo: I cured my arthritis that I suffered from for many years making green smoothies from organic baby leaves. I walk 15 minutes then rest 5 minutes for 8 hours a day so I take a lot of stuff to keep my joints as loose as a goose, like skate liver oil. For immediate pain relief apply capsaicin cream.

Replied by Karen
(Westport, Ct)
03/15/2014

Dear Gustavo,

A few things have helped my menisicus issues over the years: Omega 3 fish oil 2x/day, weight loss (anything over a certain weight triggers knee pain) and daily magnesium. Maybe one of these will help you too.


MSM

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Posted by Deirdre (Los Angeles)
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Better But With Side Effects

I keep re-injuring my knee from strenuous exercise. I find that MSM heals the tenderness in my meniscus very fast -- usually overnight. However, I started to take double the dosage last week and also started having side effects for the first time! You never hear about the side effects of MSM, but I think it probably happens to people more than they realize. I started to have shortness of breath and a racing heartbeat at night when I lay down to sleep. That lead to a slight panic attack because I kept feeling like I wasn't getting enough oxygen. I am not sure how MSM affects the muscles around the heart and or lungs, but it perhaps tightens them (possible?) causing this sensation. Would love to know if anyone experiences the same side effects.

Replied by Cab
(Nunda, Ny)
07/03/2014

I had that happen -- figured it was the vitamin C. I was doing high dose C, and liposomic which makes exponential absorption, so it could have equaled out to 40 to 60 grams a day, plus the MSM. Sometimes I'd take maybe 6 grams of C with some baking soda and the MSM with water. After a month of this I was having such severe heart pains and flutters if I tried to lay down I felt like I was going to have a heart attack and die. I now have spider veins that I did not have before, and I am still weakened and I have an aged appearance now I didn't have before. I don't know if it was the high dose C or the MSM or a combination of both. I think I'm lucky I'm alive. I have heard since that vitamin C is a complex, not an isolate, and should not be taken as an isolate. And I don't.


Multiple Remedies

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Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 10/21/2017
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Good day there Posters!

My knee pain has been a real trial for most of the year. Tried all sorts of treatments. My Gurus seem to think it is either Tendonitis OR Ligament trouble. These would seem to be the main issues I have to deal with.

The young doc told me it was old age but that's all rot because the other one is the same age and is fine - what do they know?!

I have recently been taking six Alfalfa tablets and six Joint Formula tablets divided into three lots per day taken with eats.

Also, I have been faithfully drinking copious amounts of water with some Magnesium Chloride diluted into it at the rate of somewhat less than a teaspoon per 300 mls glass of water. If I drink any more I might as well be a fish.

I did try the Borax treatment but I have difficulty tolerating it, so have taken a break. I like to think it would help Arthritis sufferers, for those who could cope with it, as I am a great "Boron Believer". Maybe the tablets might be better for me?!

One is supposed to rest a damaged tendon but that is tricky when you need the knee to walk about on! If you don't walk - you get fat and this puts more pressure on the knee and before you know it you are on a downward spiral.

My favourite cream for night time would have to be the Bronson Soothe Cream. I know one is not supposed to..... but this is sooo good I have to share it with you. Don't get it anywhere your eyes on any account or it will sting heaps! Believe me- I have tried lots of creams for this type of affliction and this one deserves an Oscar.

The latest trick I have tried is the "Old Russian Remedy for Arthritis, Inflammation & Rheumatism". You take 1 tablespoon of Honey, 1 tablespoon spicy Mustard, 1 tablespoon of Water and 1 teaspoon of fine Salt (I used Himalayan salt). Mix this lot in a bowl to get a smooth paste (I used too much water) and plonk it into a sealed container and put it in the fridge with a "KEEP OFF" or "Skull and Crossbones" label on it.

I am old-fashioned enough to believe in poultices, so this one appeals to me. I don't mind the mess-many aspects of my life are messy already anyway. Paste/smear the gunk onto the affected area (in my case the right knee) and cover with some plastic (mm! ). Then cover that again with a stretchy bandage that tightly encases the knee (available from a Pharmacy near you) and leave on for say 2 hours. Better still, leave overnight and then rinse the area with warm water. Ideally, one would repeat this for four consecutive nights. I like the thought of it beavering away whilst I am asleep.

Anyway, the knee seems to have benefited somewhat, as last night was my fourth night. I will try to keep you posted. One lives in hope. Thank you Mr Putin.

Cheers,

Michael

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
10/21/2017

Micheal,

Thanks for the remedies! I love the Russian poultice recipe with mustard! I once bought a 5 pound container of dry mustard at a health food store. I think the cashier thought I was crazy. But mustard has great medicinal properties. (This I was reminding myself yesterday when I was eating pretzels with mustard. Yum! )

Very good point that the other knee is the same age and is fine, so the old age theory doesn't make sense.

Keep us posted!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Usa)
10/21/2017

I know these messes well. The boron tablets are different than the borax soap foot soak. I use a pinch in a 2 gal bucket and soak for an hour. ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. Month one I did it once a week. Month two twice a week. Still a pain, here there and everywhere. One day the victory of complete mineral balance will manifest and I will be stronger again. Walter Last wrote a nice article on boron, as a biochemist, he shares a lot of information...google it



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