The below mentioned three are the major factors that make women suffer more from knee pain:
- The mobility of the female knee joint is more in comparison to the males. Female joints have additional elasticity that allows them to move and are thus at a higher risk for joint pain.
- The female hormone estrogen helps in cartilage protection. With the decrease in this hormone level, the cartilage’s cushioning ability also decreases. The estrogen level decreases during each menstrual cycle.
- Women are more at risk of having obesity in comparison to the males. Greater weight puts more stress on the knee joint.
Because of this susceptibility, women should be more careful. There are many measures that will help in the alleviation of pain. Some of them are:
Optimize the bodyweight- Keep yourself fit and maintain, so that joints are under minimal stress.
Keep yourself active- Do activities that you like: walking, swimming or cycling.
Exercises- Do exercises to strengthen your muscles that are around the joint. Strong muscles keep the joint stable and healthy. You can take the help of a physiotherapist for regular exercise.
If your knee is injured- Injury to the knee needs more serious approach; an immediate care is more advisable. Do ice fomentation or put a brace over the knee, elevate the leg with a pillow or two to help and reduce the joint swelling and knee pain.
Healthy eating helps in maintaining the bone health of your joints and the overall bones of your body. Addition of easily accessible foods to regular diet can help in managing the knee joint pain.
Millets / Bajra- Quercetin an analgesic agent is found in millets. Consume millets in your regular diet. Apart from its analgesic effect, it is also having a high nutritive value and is free of gluten.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids- Dairy products and nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for joint pain and have an analgesic effect.
Herbs and Spices- Commonly found items in every kitchen like coriander, turmeric, ginger, lemon, and onions have properties that can reduce inflammation. These items are good for overall health as well as for the knee joint.
Fruits and Berries- Antioxidants are good for cell protection and also work as anti-inflammatory. Cells are damaged due to free radicals. Consumption of berries and fruits which are rich in antioxidants are protective for cell damage. Some of the fruits and berries are apples, apricots, cranberries, etc.
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