knee pain

Castor Oil for Knee and Joint Pain

Pain or Injuries
Castor Oil (Minyak jerai)

A few friends of my mom constantly suffered from chronic conditions such as arthritis, knee and back pain. A particular lady have had very severe back injury as well as very bad knee pain that has greatly impacted her mobility. She has tried various remedies under the book as well as been to many alternative [...]

Wet Cupping Therapy (Bekam)- effective for pain relief, gout and various health ailment

Arthritis, Complementary Healing, Older Adults, Pain or Injuries, Popular
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I went for wet acu cupping, also known in Malay as berkam or bekam treatment (in Arabic it is known as Hijama) to treat my persistent neck, back and lower back pain. It has been quite an experience and I wanted to share with you the benefits of this alternative treatment. When I first looked up- initially [...]

Exercise pedal or portable mini exercise bike- can you lose weight on those?

Exercising
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I have purchased a mini portable exercise pedal which comes with the bare essentials of an exercise bike- with only the bicycle pedals and adjustable nobs to change the resistance. The equipment is very portable- you can just take it up and carry from place to place…put it under your desk or while reading a [...]

What can help knocked-knees more than surgery…. lifestyle adaptations

Pain or Injuries, Posture
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My mom had worked at the Orthopedic section where she had seen patients coming in for knock-knee (genu valgum) correction surgery. She would advise against having the surgery unless really necessary. Because she had noted that after the surgery, it seemed to give the patient more problem than before. For one, I have knocked-knees all my life.  My knees turned inward when [...]