Knee Pain Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Wrap  

Posted by Jane (Idaho Fall, Idaho) on 05/13/2010
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I am 52 had started jumping on a trampoline on the fourth day I hooked my foot on a torn section of trampoline bed, could feel the outside of left knee tender. Then I wore 2.5 in. heels that night walking around four hours, by 10 p.m. I had such pain, off with those cruel shoes. The pain was felt especially if I moved leg laterally. After search on earthclinic I decided to use ACV mixed with water (70-85% ACV) and a small amount of Cayenne pepper (depends on your tolerance). Soaked a piece of cloth in mixture, wrapped my left knee with cloth then wrapped it in plastic wrap. I took off cloth on awaking. Knee felt better, but still small pain, by afternoon I forgot about pain and realized I had no pain. It was amazing! My knees have always been on the weak side, it has been 2 months since that happened and my knee is painfree. Thanks so much to all on earthclinic.

Posted by Nicole (Phoenix, az) on 08/30/2007
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Ok, this is my 3rd post in 3 days after finding this site. My first cure was for my son's fever, second was for losing weight, depression, surgery recovery, and skin clearing all due to ACV. This one is for my knee sprain. i am 30 and I was sitting on a chair with my leg/ankle resting across on my other leg, when my 2 year old son (27 lbs) jumped on my knee and it twisted back and I it was painful but the pain has increased in the past 2 weeks. I tried tumeric and it helped, but I stopped for whatever reason. I after my last sleepless night, I went back on this site and read about acv and arthritis and muscle pain. I also read about cayenne pepper for muscle pain. I soaked a cloth with acv and cayenne pepper and placed it on my knee under a wrap around 7:30am MST, around 8:30 I noticed I was walking around a little better, 10:30 I felt as if I never had an injury. Thank you to all who care about others enough to post these remedies.

Replied by Zee


I discovered this web by mistake and have been trying slowly one by one. Currently I have severe knee joint pain with my once a week exercise programe. I read about ACV and cayenne Pepper. Can anyone clarify Cayenne pepper. Is it the Red Chilli as what we call here (Singapore). Do I have to make to a paste or just cut to slice and add ACV. How much of Cayenne pepper do I use to what proportion of ACV. Appreciate your reply Thank you

EC: People who are reporting cayenne feedback on this site typically buy cayenne in powder form. Info on this Wikipedia page may help you identify cayenne in Singapore:

Not sure about the acv and cayenne topical application, sorry! Perhaps someone else can clarify the remedy for you.

Replied by E-dog
Pacific Northwest, Usa
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We tried this and it left a nasty skin burn on my poor husband's leg. Be careful when taking this advice.

Replied by Abelt
Lathrop, Mo/usa

What is the "recipe for the ACV/ Cayenne pepper wrap? How long do you keep it on? Do both ingredients have to be organic? Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Olive Oil  

Posted by Mary (Kannapolis, Nc) on 08/12/2013
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Read the post today about the olive oil and ACV for knee problems:

04/09/2006: Skyye : "Within the hour, a mix of ACV & Olive oil applied with cotton wool on the knee, massaged in after about 20 mins and the severe pain is gone. Also took 2 tbsp in a glass of water. No painkillers necessary!!!"

My husband hurt his knee last week, had a shot in the knee, no help. Was scheduled to see Dr again tomorrow. He massaged the mixture into his knee JUST ONCE and got immediate relief. Just used the massage mixture for a second time. Also mixed up 2 tbsp of ACV in water and is drinking that, too. AMAZING!!! Hopefully he won't need the Dr visit tomorrow.

Replied by Mary
Kannapolis, Nc

Jumped the gun on the olive oil/ACV rub. IT'S WORKING! Husband even cancelled his second Dr's appt. Is his first time with a home remedy. Thanks folks for all your ideas and successes.

Posted by Skyye on 04/09/2006
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Within the hour, a mix of ACV & Olive oil applied with cotton wool on the knee, massaged in after about 20 mins and the severe pain is gone. Also took 2 tbsp in a glass of water. No painkillers necessary!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Lemons, MSM  

Posted by Pat Spurgis (Melbourne, Florida) on 02/25/2008
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Praise God This Works. Thank My GOD, And Thank You, I had a sence of tiredness and I have arthrits, an knee problems, bone on bone,(PAINFUL) I took 2tabs. ACV, 1.tesp.baking soda, plus I've been on lemon, [baking] soda (same dosage) and 1000uts of MSM I need some potassium, but it's much better.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses  

Posted by Lannie (Seattle, Wa) on 09/16/2015
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I was having immense pain on my left knee which I knew the cause of. I had a knee surgery on my right knee for the same reason & same pain a few years back which was due to osteochondritis dissecans.

Pain to the point where I'd cry and fall if I made the wrong movement. Even if I didn't move my leg I'd feel a pinched nerve ache. It was just BAD.

I had forgotten about blackstrap molasses and what my mother & grandmother would tell me about it. Though their recipe contained a glass of regular temp water, a tbsp of apple cider vinegar & a tbsp of blackstrap molasses. LITERALLY, the next day the pain was nearly there. 2-3 days later I was able to walk pretty normally. I'm sure I won't even need surgery anymore!

Y'all should look into Apple Cider vinegar as well as Blackstrap Molasses. These two put together are life savers.

Posted by Nur Iman (St. Petersburg, Florida) on 04/10/2009

Hello Ted and EarthClinic Global Healing Website,

May this moment find you embraced in Loving Peace. I have read so many beauitful remedies and testimonies of the healing powers of nature. I was wonder if you could give more details about knee and hip pain and how it works physiologocally. My personal experience is that when I began the menopause process over 10 years ago, all my joints hurt and I had some weight gain, but never to have more than 4 hot flashes. Now, post menopause, my knees are cracking in the back all the time and are in pain. I am afraid to do any real excercise, hence tendon tears or ligament problems. I had an MRI about 2 years ago showing that everything was OK...just a little arthrtis.

Before I get started with the ACV anf BSM remedy I was hoping to get some more effect information about the joints and how these remedies actually change the health of the knee and hip joints. Thank you in abundance for your global site, I have given much thought about the hope that you offer for us who want to help heal ourselves and live natural lives. May you all be Blessed in this life and the next, for you show us what helping others is all about. Much Love and Happieness.

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
512 posts

Hello Nur,

There are two things I can suggest for those arthritic painful knees. The first is pokeweed (poke sallet) berries if they grow there. The second one is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) which you can research on line. Fortunately you can usually get a variety of sites to check on it just by typing MSM in your search window instead of having to spell it out.

Posted by Carol (Weirsdale, Florida) on 03/03/2009
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Heel Spurs: Extreme pain in my heels started suddenly and I didn't know what was happening. My boss said that she had had them and had been given very, very painful cortisone injections. She said this may help for 5 years. I hate needles, so remembering that castor oil was very good for many things, massaged it into my feet along with Vicks vapo rub or any similar product and within 2 weeks, no more pain. I then was able to go overseas and walk 5 miles and no pain except I had a huge water pouch on the bottom of my feet when I returned. Rested feet 2 days, water reabsorbed into body and have had no reoccurance for 10 years.

Also, just came home from Thailand with aching, dragging leg and sore knees. I read the blogs on black strap molasses and ACV and have been taking daily and muscle ache in leg has gone, knees much better, so am a happy camper. Just have to try not to overdo my walking and climbing steep steps at 75 years of age. Also used the castor oil and Vicks massage on knees. Don't know why this worked, but no harm in trying it to get relief.

Arthrofibrosis of the Knee Remedies  

Posted by Jennifer (Rustburg, Virginia, Usa) on 02/14/2013

I have a friend who has had to have 2 surgeries on her knee and a manipulation. She has been told that she has Athrofibrosis of the knee. Is there any Herbal remedies that can help her with this condition? Please help.

Replied by Chiquita Banana
Pacific Nw

I have arthrofibrosis of my left knee. I had a ski accident several years ago and the scar tissue hardened and grew to the point that I could no longer bend my knee. I had to have surgery along with a manipulation to fix it. I was super, super careful with the rehibilitation after the surgery so that my body wouldn't do the same thing again - feel pain, over-respond to it by creating scar tissue to fix it. Anyhow, today, 5 years later, the pain is much better. I can walk normally and my knee is no longer painful to the touch. I drink a lot of alkaline water and take a whole foods vitamin daily. I also eat a Paleo diet. All of this has helped, along with not doing too much too soon physically. My quad is weak but I'm slowly strengthening it. I will never be able to enjoy some of the more active things that I used to enjoy, but I can walk and I'm not in pain anymore. Best of luck.

Arthroscopic Surgery  

Posted by Tahiti (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 03/25/2010

I am due to have arthroscopic surgery on my right knee in approximately two weeks from now. I really don't want to, but I am in so much pain that I have to do something. Goosebeans has given his recipe that has helped him. I am going to try it, but I want to know if anyone else has other ideas I could try too. Has anyone else on earthclinic had arthroscopic surgery? If you have, what were the results and were you pleased with them? Would you recommend having this surgery to anyone else? Your replies will be greatly appreciated!

Replied by Carla
Seattle, Wa, Usa

Hi Tahiti - My husband had this type of knee surgery about a year ago. He is very glad he did it, and his knee is back to being useable and pain free again. It is not a very long surgery (as I recall, it was about an hour of sedation in his case). His recovery was rapid too - back to normal walking around in less than a week.

Our neighbor also had this surgery about 6 months ago, and his results were similar.

I say go for it - you will be very glad you did it if you are in daily pain and it is keeping you from doing the things that you want to do.

Best to you,

Replied by Tahiti
Monroeville, Pa, United States Of America

Thanks Carla. I had my doubts about going through with the surgery, but now I'm not quite as doubtful. Tahiti

Replied by Earth Clinician

The problem with arthroscopic surgery is that as soon as the surgeon starts poking around in there damage is being done by the nature of the surgery itself. The long term effects are a very high likelihood for osteoporosis or similar due to the degradation of the meniscus.

If you can avoid invasive surgery I would strongly advise that you do so. Prolotherapy is well worth looking into if you can afford it.

There's a guy who wrote a book called something like 'how I cured my knee pain', who was told he would not be able to walk within a short number of years, but cured himself by exercising the joint rather than the muscles.

I would look into maintaining activity, increasing joint friendly activity and eliminating those activities that put your joint at risk.

Your diet is very significant as is your mental health and attitude. Eat healthy nutritious meals. Organic vegetables in plentiful supply. Avoid all processed carbohydrates. If you are overweight - lose it. All of these things will aid your overall health, and consequently the condition of your joints.

I hope this helps. I must add that I am not a doctor, and this is all just personal experience that I am passing on. None of the above should be considered as qualifed medical advice. Consult your physician.

Very best of luck to you.

Replied by Tahiti

Thanks so much for your advice! It has been about four years since I had my arthroscopic surgery, and the 'benefits' have already worn thin. Once again I do have pain. I am eating healthier (sometimes), green juicing and taking supplements. I do need to lose weight though, and exercise. I am going to look into the PROLOTHERAPY to find out what it is all about! Again, thank-you for your concern and help! Tahiti

Replied by Little Wing
Boston, Ma

I had arthroscopic surgery on my right knee six years ago and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I waited a while to do the physical therapy I should've done sooner, so if your ortho recommends it, do it. Any small excercises they give you to do post-surgery, do those too. If you have a good surgeon, all should be well. It's an easy surgery with quick recovery. I was off crutches in a week. Follow all directions and you should be fine.

Baking Soda  

Posted by Alexis (Los Angeles, CA) on 07/04/2009
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I am 31 years old and spent the last 20 years of my life being very active. I used to run 4-6 miles every morning and played tennis regularly. About 2 years ago I noticed a pain in my left knee. I saw doctor after doctor and the pain seemed to just get worse. I finally had an MRI and the Dr. said I had patella Tendinitis which is common. Many people have patella Tendinitis and continue to live and workout. I stopped working out completely and found myself becoming more and more sedentary. I live one block from the beautiful Pacific Ocean and I wouldn't even walk to the ocean because the pain in my knees had gotten that bad. I even started using a cane to get around. About 3 weeks ago my younger sister recommended that I boil some water and take 2Tbl spoons of ACV and that every morning I should drink 6oz of water with 1/4tsp of baking soda. I am an avid baker who has a gluten allergy so I never get to eat what I bake but I always have fresh baking soda on hand. I didn't have the ACV so I just started drinking the baking soda every morning and OMG I have been smiling from cheek to cheek because my pain has gone away. I am not running yet but I walk everywhere now. Baking Soda once a day has changed my life. After reading others stories I am going to start using the ACV because it sounds like it has many healthy benefits.

Replied by Abdul Aziz
Islamabad, Pakistan

HY! I have pain in back of my left knee, and I am using ACV for for general detoxification, but I think it didn't have any effect on my knee, now I will try your remedy, but not sure what to do wth boil water exactly describe, thanks.

Blackstrap Molasses  

Posted by Frankie (Franklin, Louisiana) on 08/10/2007
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I am new to using BSM...4 weeks ago had an MRI which showed I had a torn meniscus in the right knee, along with arthritis. Orth doctor said at this time, there is no need for surgery. He recommended I take 500mg of calcium a day to help heal the knee and help the bones. This got me very down because I am very active. I was not going to wait around so a friend in Ca. said how BSM was good for tons of things. I found Earth Clinic and I referred to it several times. I LOVE to research and research. Living in Louisiana, we have many sugar cane mills. I found thru friends a gallon of BSM from the mill. And OH is nasty. BUT, every morning I take a Tablespoon right time to play with mixing it in anything. I have been taking BSM for 3 weeks now. This I have noticed and right away. Although active, I was tired everyday......everyday. I ate right but was still tired....NOT me on this one.....I saw the surgeron last week and he commented on how the leg was easy to move and how I was coming along so well. He commented on how I was very up beat and was even losing weight....for some reason I am not hungry all the time. I need to lose some weight to help the knees and I feel that the BSM has come to my rescue....We all know that it takes time for many remedies or meds. to help in various health issues. As I have researched on BSM, it can only benefit you and not harm. My husband began to take it daily also. He has been dealing with hip pain for the last 3 the last 3 weeks he has seen a difference. He also has more energy. I will keep you informed of our progress.


Posted by Scott (Tampa) on 05/05/2016
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Been using Borax (mule 20 team) for about 2 weeks. I had pretty bad knee pain. Almost all my knee pain is gone. I have Osteoarthritis in the knees (both) and now the left knee feels like the right knee. I am 50 yo. I take the normal recommended dosage of 1 teaspoon of concentrate. Concentrate is made from 1 tsp Borax with 1 litre of distilled water. I do this for my whole family including my children. Borax is a salt and is no more toxic than table salt. Both will kill you if you take enough of them. Good luck to all and get rid of Fluoride!!!

Posted by Julia (Brooksville, FL) on 04/27/2008
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Most of my adult life I've suffered from stomach problems. And in research of natural cures and flouride poisoning I came across this wonderful website. Anyway, I started the BORAX treatment for flouride because I've been having problems with my knees. I tell ya, I don't know if it's the power of the mind or what, but 2 days of the BORAX treatment and my knees that have been bothering me for the past two months stopped hurting and I can walk again without pain. Haven't tried anything for the stomach yet. But I will now. Expecially after coming across this website and PH levels in the stomach and flouride absorbtion. WOW! Check it out for yourself!

Replied by Marisela
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

How do you take the borax? Is it the same borax that is sold as a laundry aid?

Borax and Magnesium  

Posted by Dave (Lancashire) on 09/04/2018
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Hi, a few years ago I was told borax and magnesium sulphate. both food grade, if you mix a level teaspoon of each into litre of water good shake. Use 1x teaspoon in third of (3, finger) water take every other day. I believe it has taken the edge away in my knees.

I've surfed on line for this combination. Any advice, please?

Replied by Art
419 posts


I would try mag oil directly on the knee in addition to the oral magnesium and borax.