Osteoarthritis of the knee is a condition that manifests itself as progressive deformation or wear of the knee joint. This disease can sometimes go even further, causing the sufferer to lose mobility. It can be recognized mainly by :
- swelling and/or stiffness in the knee joint
- Pain in the knee joints when going up or down stairs
- Progressive deformation of the knee. Examples include valgum knees (X-shaped legs)
The gonarthrosisarthrosis of the knee, can also be observed on X-ray. The latter can in fact show that there is a between the tibia and femur.
And this narrowing can worsen until there is no longer any contact between the two.
In view of all this, we can say that the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee evolve gradually and slowly.
Occasionally, the sufferer may experience acute attacks. These attacks may last a few days or, in the worst case, a few weeks. As soon as you notice these symptoms, you need to take steps to combat them effectively. Fortunately, natural remedies are available.
Some natural remedies to combat osteoarthritis of the knee
Here are two natural remedies for osteoarthritis of the knee:
Also known as devil's claw, harpagophytum is an African plant that relieves pain by reducing the destruction of cartilage.
Highly effective against severe joint pain such as osteoarthritis of the knee, it can be taken in several forms. It can be taken as a dry plant, or in the form of gels, creams, capsules or tablets.
These include Coxadol a dietary supplement containing harpagophytum. It can be taken by adults and children aged 12 and over who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. Thanks to its high harpagoside content (active ingredient), it helps to relief and reduce the pain and inflammation all over the osteo-articular sphere.
Used by ancient peoples such as the Greeks and Amerindians, this is another highly effective anti-inflammatory plant for osteoarthritis of the knee.
White willow is rich in salicina substance that can be converted into salicylic acid, a chemical anti-inflammatory substance as soon as it enters the body. Very useful for osteoarthritis, white willow bark is also used for:
- Joint pain
- Lumbar pain
However, you should avoid using this plant if you suffer from ulcers, kidney failure or asthma, or if you are allergic to salicylates such as aspirin.
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