In older people, recurrent pain and stiffness in both knees is likely to be caused by osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Osteoarthritis causes damage to the articular cartilage (protective surface of the knee bone) and mild swelling of the tissues in and around the joints. The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to damage and pain because it takes the full weight of your body and any extra force when you run or jump.
Arthritis is a catch-all term that simply means inflammation of the joints – but it’s not a simple diagnosis. “We now recognize over 100 different forms of arthritis “.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and in the pineapple stem. People use it for medicine. Bromelain is used for reducing swelling (inflammation), especially of the nose and sinuses, after surgery or injury.
The following recipe includes only natural ingredients which alleviate the pain in the knee or painful joints, and are also rich in bromelain, vitamin C, magnesium, and silicon, so they also strengthen the ligaments and tendons.
This is how to prepare it:
- ½ cup of crushed almonds
- 2 cups of diced pineapple
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup of 100% natural orange juice
- pure honey
- 1 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cook the oatmeal for several minutes, and then leave it to cool. Transfer the cooked oatmeal to the blender, and add the pineapple, almonds, orange juice, and cinnamon. Add honey to sweeten it and in order to get the need consistency, add water.
Not all knee pain is serious. But some knee injuries and medical conditions, such as osteoarthritis, can lead to increasing pain, joint damage and disability if left untreated. And having a knee injury — even a minor one — makes it more likely that you’ll have similar injuries in the future.
The effectiveness of this natural remedy is due to the beneficial properties of its ingredients. Cinnamon has potent anti-inflammatory properties, and also enhances circulation, thus supporting joint and knee recovery.