Joint diseases can be particularly disabling, especially when they attack parts of the body that we constantly seek, such as knees. Indeed, with an area as important to our movements, whether standing or sitting, the pain quickly turns into a nightmare when the suffering persists and it is not treated. To counter it in a natural way, some tips are very useful. Recommended by NationWide Pharmacies UK, this remedy based on lemon and sesame oil will become your ally every day.
Also known under the scientific term of gonalgia, knee pain affects all age groups and is relatively common. Linked to many factors including osteoarthritis, sprains or infections, the painful sensation they cause limits the movement of the body and can even lead to psychological suffering when the treatments do not take effect. For this purpose, some more traditional remedies like the one we offer can relieve you by reducing the symptoms of these physical ailments.
Here’s how to use it:
Cut a lemon into small pieces.
Place them in a cotton pad and dip in warm sesame oil.
Put this soaked pad on your knee that hurts you and let it work for 5 to 10 minutes
Repeat twice a day until the pain disappears.
Why lemon and sesame oil?
When the pain is extreme or you are immobilized, it is imperative to consult a doctor to determine its origin. On the other hand, for more moderate evils, you can turn to natural methods to lighten your sentences and regain your physical well-being. As a scientific study published by Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine explains, some traumatic pains tend to be treated with prescriptions of opioids or anti-inflammatories. non-steroids that, beyond their ability to reduce the suffering of the patient, cause many side effects at risk to health. Thus, some alternative methods are recommended when the situation of the individual allows it.
For this purpose, sesame oil is rich in benefits that can reduce pain. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial, sesame oil would be used by traditional Taiwanese medicine to relieve joint pain. In vivo, it has also shown significant analgesic action. Combined with the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon and its citric acid content that would dissolve uric acid crystals around the joints, it would be a powerful remedy for relieving knee pain.
Different types of knee pain
Knee pain comes from various origins. They can occur as a result of trauma and in this case, we speak of fractures, sprains (elongation or rupture of ligaments) or fissures (lesions of menisci). When they are non-traumatic, these sufferings are generally of mechanical or inflammatory origin.
Mechanical pain is common and often comes from osteoarthritis; but they can also occur following degeneration of the menisci (age-related), spontaneous fractures (sports accidents), knee hygroma (pre-patellar inflammation) or algodystrophy (pain following an operation). Their pain usually occurs during walking or when the individual is standing, thus lightening during rest phases.
If they are of inflammatory origin, one speaks then of diseases, rheumatisms or painful tendonitis of the knee. These pains tend to be unpredictable during the day and can even affect sleep.
Knee osteoarthritis: the most common cause of knee pain
Being one of the common representations of osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis affects 30% of people aged 65 to 75 in France, reducing their mobility by affecting essential joints to support the weight of the body. Attacking the bony walls of the joints, osteoarthritis affects the cartilage that lines them by reducing its thickness so as to promote its fissure and its disappearance. This destructive action can evolve over several years without causing major problems. However, it is also able to develop very quickly, especially in the case of osteoarthritis of the hip where the installation of a prosthesis may be necessary for less than 5 years!