The Arthritis Foundation reports soaking an arthritic knee in warm water effectively loosens joints and reduces pain. This ancient method works because it reduces the gravity that bears down on the joint and causes pain. Free of excess pressure, not only pain but also swelling and inflammation decrease.
To make the most out of your soak, stretch in water treated with Epsom salts warmed no higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Hotter water can lead to cardiovascular problems, which is why a warm, but not hot, temperature is recommended. Epsom salts are known to boost bone-healthy magnesium levels in the body, and stretching in warm water or directly after being in warm water can have a profound effect on a person’s flexibility.
With these tips, you should be able to strengthen your knees and reduce knee pain in no time.
Be sure to consult your physician. Any home remedies or major changes to your diet should be done under the guidance of a medical professional.
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