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How to manage Arthritis in the knee.

           Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. It occurs when the protective tissue around the joint (the synovium) becomes irritated or inflamed, which can cause debilitating pain if left untreated [or managed].

            The two most common kinds of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the result of wear and tear on the joints, usually because of age or injury. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system attacks joints in the body, causing inflammation in one or more joints [also known as "inflammatory arthritis".]

Fortunately, there are ways to manage the symptoms of arthritis and ease the pain that comes with it. One way is by applying heat or cold to your joints for temporary relief.

Can ice help with arthritic knee pain?

Icing is used to reduce swelling. It can be done by putting ice or anything cold in a plastic bag, placing the bag on the injury, and holding it there for twenty minutes. There are

Even though ice may not be the first thing you think of when trying to manage knee pain, it is an effective way for reducing swelling and manage conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Ice can help reduce knee pain by decreasing inflammation in the joint. This decrease in inflammation also decreases pressure on the joint capsule. When the joint capsule has less pressure, it can move more fluidly which will decrease friction. Ice also decreases the blood supply to the knee which reduces pain caused by irritation due to excess fluid in the joint.

Reducing pain is not the only benefit of ice for knee pain, it also helps with managing conditions such as arthritis; oftentimes one of the main reasons why someone experiences knee pain. Arthritis already irritates the joints causing swelling, inflammation and overall discomfort; ice is a great way to reduce some of these symptoms.

Although it's not always easy or convenient, icing your knee for about 15 minutes can be just what you need to ease knee pain and start feeling better.

Can heat help with arthrictic knee pain?

Pain in the knee, especially for people suffering from osteoarthritis, can be difficult to manage.

There are many things that people with osteoarthritis can do to help reduce pain in their knees. However, one of the easiest ways is simply applying heat to the body part that hurts. When heat is applied it can help reduce pain and stiffness in muscles and joints by stimulating blood flow to the area.

For best results localised heat and compression applied to the knee joint first thing in the morning or before exercise will help to prepare the body, reduce pain, stiffness and help improve mobility.

Products to help with arthritic knees.

The Riixo Recovery knee cuff.

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