There are several natural herbs, vitamins, and other supplements that can be consumed to help reduce swelling and inflammation for those who experience knee pain. Some of these can also help the healing process for injuries and other musculoskeletal damage in the knee area. One specific ingredient is Willow Bark. In 2001, a longitudinal study revealed that some individuals diagnosed with arthritis were able to relieve their painful symptoms by using Willow Bark extract. It can be taken orally and can also be found in topical ointments and applied through the skin. It has been known to directly reduce inflammation, as well as treat fever and other painful conditions. Ginger is another helpful herb that can be purchased as a supplement, found in teas, and also retrieved from the ginger root itself. But, the extract form is the most effective at reducing your pain fast and effectively. Over the last decade, research has shown credible evidence that Glucosamine and Chondroitin (especially used in combination) has the ability to reduce inflammation and relieve pain in those with severe arthritis. If you have extreme pain from arthritis in your knee, it’s worth checking out these substances. Glucosamine and Chondroitin can also be found in topical analgesics and can be applied on the knee in the form of a cream or lotion.
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