For proper functioning of our joints, they contain small amounts of fluids. When the knee has normal amount of fluid inside and around it, it is unnoticeable. But excess knew water will cause swollen knee, pain and it will prevent the normal functioning of the knee. This may be a result of some physical injury of the meniscus, tendons or the ligaments, or overused arthritic knees. The swelling from the excess fluids will affect the joint and the area around it, causing a condition called “Knee water”. If diagnosed early, you can try healing this condition with some natural remedies. Otherwise, if nothing helps, you must visit your physician.
Here are some tips on how to treat water in the knee with home remedies:
- Elevate the leg with the swollen knee: put few pillows under the affected leg and let the fluid run naturally over the knee cavity.
- Smoking reduces blood flow and oxygen levels, making the tissue unable to repair itself, so stop smoking if you`re having problems with pain and water in your knees.
- While resting, apply ice pack for 1- minutes on the affected knee, it will reduce the swelling.
The following recipe will help with the pain and water in the knee, you`ll only need:
- 1 fresh egg yolk
- Tablespoon of salt
Mix the two ingredients and apply the mixture on the swollen knee, then cover it with nylon and bandage. Repeat and change the coating every 2 hours, 5 times a day.
If the problem is more serious, and this does not help, visit your doctor.