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