Sudden knee pain is usually nothing serious – in most cases is the result of overusing or injuring it. Yet chronic knee pain can be an especially painful issue that reduces your capability of performing the most simple tasks as standing, walking, jumping, running and maintaining body balance.
The most common reason for knee pain is overuse – intense bouts of strenuous exercise with poor form or too heavy loads can lead to an over-exertion of the knee joint or there may be a reduced amount of the fluid which lubricates the joint. In more serious cases of knee injury, surgery can be the only way to restoring knee health.
Most of us, however, are guilty of not giving much thought to the quality of footwear we use every day, which in the long run can disturb the function of all joints in the legs and be the cause of mild yet chronic pain that needs to be addressed in the hope of preventing more serious trauma. Furthermore, being overweight causes additional pressure on the knees, which are responsible for carrying our bodyweight.
If you want to reduce knee pain and avoid further health complications with this vulnerable joint, start by getting rid of uncomfortable footwear and invest in a few pairs of high-quality shoes which support the functionality of the joints. Also, keep away from intense physical activity for a while. If you’re a gym regular, make sure to perform all exercises with proper form which minimizes the risk of undue stress on the knees and injury.
In addition, there is one great natural remedy in the form of a health-boosting smoothie that’s cost-efficient and very effective at helping you strengthen your knee joints and ligaments by supplying your body with anti-inflammatory nutrients that can relieve pain and reduce swelling. While it may not heal your knees all by itself, it can greatly enhance their health and flexibility. The list of ingredients includes oranges, cinnamon, oatmeal, almonds, pineapple and natural honey, all of which pack a high amount of nutrients vital to bone health.
Here’s how to prepare this delicious drink.
- 1 cup of fresh natural orange juice
- 7 gr cinnamon
- 2 cup oatmeal
- 40gr almonds
- 2 cups sliced pineapple
- 40gr natural honey
- 1 cup(250ml) of water
Add the oatmeal in a pot with water and cook it, then add the pineapple slices. In the meanwhile, mix the honey, orange juice, almonds and cinnamon in a blender until you get a nice, homogeneous paste. Then add the mixture of oatmeal and pineapples to the blender and blend once more. Add a few ice cubes and enjoy!