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Hello Lybrate user .it seems like your father has osteoarthritis in left knee. Initially stop all activity which are pain aggravating. Secondly apply ice packs and take painkillers .not for long term .only initially to reduce pain continue with ice packs than start doing exercise quadriceps static .put towel roll under the painful knee start pressing down using knee and surrounding muscle. Towel must be press down .hiding count for 15 sec, repeat this 15 time thrice a day .for more details consult me personally. Thanks regards.
Your father may be having osteoarthritis left knee.
Kindly mention his height and weight.
Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is one of the oldest and most common types of arthritis. It is characterized by a breakdown of the joint's cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of bones. Cartilage breakdown causes bones to rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement. Osteoarthritis can range from very mild to very severe, and most commonly affects middle-aged and older people. It affects hands and weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, feet and the back.
Ayurvedic treatment of Osteoarthritis not only prevents further deterioration in the joints but also rejuvenates damaged cartilages. Vata-alleviating treatments through specific herbs are also suggested for lubrication and strengthening of joints.
Avoid carbonated drinks, preserved and packaged foods, and dry or cold food items.
Choose foods that are easy to digest and warming.
Excessive use of joints and underuse are both problematic, so get some exercise each day, but do not overdo it.
Try exercises that are easy on the joints such as walking, swimming and yoga.
Keep your weight at an optimum level, neither too overweight nor too underweight.
Do not withhold natural urges (such as burping, urinating, releasing gas, etc.)
Use warm sesame oil to massage stiff and painful joints in the morning. Massage improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation and stiffness.
Put one teaspoon of fenugreek in a cup of water and set aside overnight. Then next morning, mix well and drink.
Boil 10-12 slices of ginger in 8 cups of water for 5 minutes and let it steep for another 10-15 minutes. Drink this tea at a warm temperature throughout the day.
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