Here are some more strategies that you can consider when you are suffering from knee pain!
Change the Temperature. For the first 48 to 72 hours after a knee injury, use a cold pack to ease swelling and numb the pain. A plastic bag of ice or frozen peas works well. Use it for 15 to 20 minutes three or four times a day. Wrap your ice pack in a towel to be kind to your skin. After that, you can heat things up with a warm bath, heating pad, or warm towel for 15 to 20 minutes, three or four times a day.
Be Gentle On Your Joints. High-impact exercises can further injure painful knees. Avoid jarring exercises such as running, jumping, and kickboxing. Also avoid doing exercises such as lunges and deep squats that put a lot of stress on your knees. These can worsen pain and, if not done correctly, cause injury.
Get Expert Advice. If your knee pain is new, really aggravating and if it persists, get a doctor to check it out as quickly as possible. It's best to know what you're dealing with as soon as possible so that you can prevent any more damage.
Consider Acupuncture. This is a type of traditional Chinese medicine, which involve inserting very fine needles at certain points on the body, is widely used to relieve many types of pain and may help knee pain. Also consider using Acupressure which is a specific type of massage which manipulates acupuncture points using your fingers rather than needles.
Pay Attention to Your Shoes. Cushioned insoles can reduce stress on your knees. For knee osteoarthritis, doctors often recommend special insoles that you put in your shoe. To find the appropriate insole, speak with your doctor or a physical therapist.
Use “RICE”! Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) is good for knee pain caused by a minor injury or an arthritis flare. Give your knee some rest, apply ice to reduce swelling, wear a compressive bandage, and keep your knee elevated.
Consider Losing Weight. If you are overweight, losing weight will reduce the stress on your knee. Small changes in weight can make a big difference for your knees!