Exercise can prevent osteoarthritis (OA), a prevalent knee pain condition.
A physical therapist can help people choose the right workouts and routines.
Posture and support
Avoid low chairs and couches that sink - Use a pillow to increase your seating level if needed - Maintain excellent sitting posture without slouching or leaning
Weight loss and diet
Overweight people are more likely to develop knee pain. The joints work harder with added weight. Losing it reduces long-term knee pain, including arthritis.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and other drugs can relieve arthritic knee discomfort. Some must be prescribed by a doctor, but others can be taken at home without a prescription.
Knee discomfort may be relieved by self-massage. Sitting with knees forward and feet flat on the floor, do these.
Essential oils may relieve discomfort. A 2008 study found that ginger-orange oil massage relieved knee pain and function in mild to severe osteoarthritis.
Protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation can relieve moderate knee pain from sprains. Taking a break from the activity that injured the knee is protection.
Heat and cold
Heat and cold work.Trusted for treating lower back pain and arthritis joint discomfort.