Our joints are composed of small amounts of fluids which are needed for proper functioning. Normal fluid in and around the knee is usually not noticeable. It is considered normal, excessive amount of liquid in the knee is problematic, because it diminishes the normal functions of the knee and causes many painful symptoms.
Swelling in the knee can be caused by an injury of the ligaments, meniscus, or the tendons. There are also 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”. As soon as you’re diagnosed with a swollen knee, you can turn to natural remedies. But, in case the pain and swelling don’t go away, you should visit your doctor.
If the condition is not serious, try some home remedies and tips on how to treat the issue. Here, we’ll present you several tips that are considered as some of the most effective ones when it comes to fluid in the knee.
- Applying 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
We’re also going to present you a recipe for a coating that has been proved to be very effective at reducing pain and water of the knee, caused by an injury.
- fresh egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of salt
Mix the egg yolk with salt and apply the mixture onto the affected knee. Cover it with nylon or cellophane and secure with a bandage. Change fresh coating on every two hours! You will need 5 coverings on a daily basis.
If your situation doesn’t improve, consult your doctor immediately!