Best Ointments for Knee Pain (What to Discern)

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Rest

Take a break (if possible) from your daily activities and take a rest. This can help a lot to reduce unnecessary repetitive strain on the knees, allowing the injured part of the knee to heal more quickly and preventing the risk of further damage.

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How long does it take is dependent on the severity of your knee pain. If it is mild, 1-2 days of rest is probably enough. But if it is severe damage, this may require a longer recovery time.

Ice

Ice therapy is a good way to help ease pain and inflammation. An ice pack (wrapped in a towel), for example, can be applied on the skin to ease swelling. Another idea, use a bag of frozen peas!

But don’t do this ice therapy when your knee is already stiff. See also how to use ice and heat therapy safely!

Compression

When your knee gets hurt, fluid buildup may occur in damaged tissues. Here a knee compression helps prevent this problem. It can also help maintain the alignment and stability of your knees.

There are many products of knee compression to choose from. Look for one that fits comfortably in your knees. It should be breathable, lightweight, self-adhesive, and tough enough to give support without affecting the blood circulation.

Elevation

Elevation is a simply idea to reduce knee swelling. Use a pillow or something else to prop your knee so it is above your heart. Do this a few hours a day!

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