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Applying cold compresses to the painful knee is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce pain and swelling. The cold will constrict the blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the affected area and thus reducing swelling. It will also give you relief from the pain.
1. Wrap a handful of ice cubes in a thin towel.
2. Apply the compress to the affected knee area for 10 to 20 minutes.
3. Do this two or three time daily until your pain is gone.
A bag of frozen peas also works well as a cold compress. You can opt for alternating hot and cold compresses as well for chronic pains.
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