Hi everyone. I am always on a mission to find natural remedies for a tkr. There are many available. Most are cheap, nutritious, and easy to find. RICE comes into play. This post is especially for a friend who is having a tkr today.
Ice. This is a no-brainer. Putting ice in a towel before placing it on my knee helps out tremendously.
Rest. Take a break and simply resting must be included in the list of natural remedies for a tkr. I find laying on the couch solves this dilemma perfectly. 🙂
Elevation. Raising my tkr leg above heart level helps reduce swelling. This, in turn, lowers pain levels.
Compression. Wrapping my tkr knee in a compression bandage helps reduce swelling. I do this before going for a walk.
Make certain not to wrap your tkr too tightly, though. That will hurt and make things worse.
Bananas. My favorite fruit! Bananas contain plentiful amounts of potassium. This mineral helps reduce leg cramps (which I commonly get). It also boosts my energy levels.
Hockey. It is inspiring to watch what players go through and bounce back without a hitch. I admire that.
Humor. One of the most important natural remedies for a tkr is keeping a good sense of humor. Find humor in as much as possible. Laughter is medicine.
Music. What more needs to be said? Choose your favorite genre and lose yourself.
Massage. I find that giving myself a massage helps increase circulation, lower stiffness, and decrease pain. Anytime, anywhere.
That’s all the natural remedies for a tkr that I can think of for now. Hopefully, they will help you also.
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This tkr blog site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physical conditions for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.