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Painful knees and hips. Looking for natural remedy

HI I am suffering from very painful knees and hips, which I never had before I gained 45lbs. I have so much pain in my knees that I struggle going up and down the steps. I was looking for a natural remedy. I was running/walking last july, august, sept. I had lost weight went down to 160 now I am 195 the most I have weighted in 20 years. I was a gym nut for 17 years but grew tired and quit 1 1/2 yrs ago and the weight started to go on. Do you have any suggestions.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for your query A number of home remedies have the ability to dramatically reduce or even eliminate knee pain that is caused by a number of factors. Some of the most popular home remedies are briefly discussed below.
RICE – RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This simple treatment can provide relief to most types of knee pain
Studies have shown that steam baths have the ability to reduce knee pain by improving the blood circulation around the knees, thereby reducing inflammation. A slight massaging of the knee, while in the steam bath, can help make this remedy all the more effective
Several herbal remedies such as dried ginger, wintergreen, Devil’s claw, Cat’s claw and a few other herbs have also been very effective at reducing or even eliminating pain in the knees
A great and simple remedy that almost anyone can try is by mixing a powdered form of Bishop’s weed seeds into a glass of warm water that is then ingested
You can also try another innovative home remedy that will require you to create a paste using the following ingredients. Castor, wheat, turmeric and Goat’s milk. If you can’t find any goat’s milk, just use some clarified butter instead. This paste does wonders when it is applied on the area of the knee that is generating the pain
Another simple home remedy simply involves the light massaging of the knee area, with some easily available oils like coconut oil, mustard oil or even olive oil. Just be sure to warm up the oil a little bit and also use it about three times in a day, to get adequate relief
Some very specific yoga exercises and certain physiotherapy type exercises can also go a long way in helping you reduce or even eliminate knee pain. More of that is discussed just a little bit later..... Regards Dr.D.P.Bura
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
adopting a low-fat, lower-calorie diet, and getting regular exercise.
Wear the lowest heel possible. The body can tolerate a heel of about one inch; higher heels throw the body forward and stress the knees.
If you walk or jog on a road, do so on the flattest part
Combine running or walking with biking, swimming, dancing, aerobics, weight training, or any other activities you enjoy.
For strong, flexible knees, try performing these exercises regularly:
Hamstring stretch
Quadriceps stretch
Hip-extensor strengthener
Hip-abductor strengthener
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Packriswamy Sambangi's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
Ayurveda have different home remedies to cure knee and hip pain.
1. Garlic is the best choice to reduce knee and hip pain. It is available in capsule and powder form in the market.
2.Make paste with mustured and table salt. Apply this paste on both knees and give hot water formentation.
3. Apply Honey wax oil twice daily.
4. Infrafil red lamp application may reduce swelling and pain.
5.Physiotherapy and mild exercise can also help to reduce the sevearness.
6.Take ASHWAGANTHA tabs with milk twice daily.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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