As you grow older, you may notice your knees locking up more. Knee stiffness is a result of poor flexibility or muscular imbalances in the legs and often occurs in older adults and people who are very physically active.
Below Dr. Renee shares her go-to remedies for those suffering from stiff knees.
Q: I am 57 and my knee is locking on me sometimes or gets stiff on me. What can I do? – L. Pratt
A: This is the most common kind of knee pain and can hit you at any age — your 30s or 40s as easily as your 60s and 70s.
Stiff knee remedy
To help alleviate the “creaking” and soothe the discomfort use the following as a stiff knee remedy:
Use food to fight back. Start eating anti-inflammatory foods to reduce the amount of inflammation in your system. Also, try aspirin or ibuprofen. Acetaminophen is a good pain reliever but does not reduce inflammation.
Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation can help reduce swelling and pain.
Exercise that strengthens your quads and hamstrings may