The joints contain small amounts of fluids which are needed for proper functioning. Even though normal fluid in and around the knee is not noticeable and it is considered normal, excessive amount of liquid in the knee is problematic. It diminishes the normal functions of the knee and causes many painful symptoms.
Swelling in the knee is usually caused by an injury to the ligaments, meniscus, or the tendons. Moreover, there are other contributing factors, such as overuse of the knees or suffering from arthritis. The swelling may either affect the knee joint or the surrounding tissue and the latter condition is known as “water of the knee”. Once diagnosed with a swollen knee, you can turn to natural remedies. However, if the pain and swelling don’t go away, the issue seeks medical attention
If the condition is not serious, feel free to try some home remedies and tips on how to treat the issue. The tips below are considered as some of the most effective ones when it comes to fluid in the knee.
- Application of an ice pack on every 10 minutes is very effective at reducing knee swelling
- Leg elevation is also very helpful! Elevate the affected leg to let the accumulated fluid to distribute naturally over the knee cavity. When you are lying on your bed, place two pillows under the affected leg
- It is recommended to quit smoking as this habit reduces the flow of blood and oxygen in the body, which in turn reduces tissue`s ability to repair itself
The coating below is very effective at reducing pain and water of the knee, caused by an injury. Check it out!
- fresh egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of salt
Mix the egg yolk with salt and apply the resulting mixture onto the affected knee. Cover with nylon firm or cellophane and secure with a bandage. Use a fresh coating on every two hours! You will need 5 coverings on a daily basis.
Note: Consult your doctor in case the situation doesn’t improve!
Source : healthywayoflife.net