Self Massage for Knee Pain

Knee pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many causes. Some common causes include

Arthritis, Cartilage injury, Meniscal Tear, Dislocated kneecap, Bakers cyst and Bursitis all which can cause the following symptoms:

Inability to walk comfortably on the affected side
Injury that causes deformity around the joint
Locking (inability to bend) the knee
Swelling of the joint or the calf area
Signs of an infection, including fever, redness, warmth

Regardless of the cause you can use the Acupuncture point LI 11 (Qu Chi) on the opposite side of the painful knee. eg If the knee pain is on the right side use the point on left side of the elbow and vice versa.

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Find a tender spot in the general area marked in the red spot above and press firmly for 5 minutes. you should achieveĀ  pain relief within 1 minute. Repeat as needed several times a day.

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