Knee is the most used organ of our body yet very neglected too. It is only prone to those dislocations, sprains, fractures, arthritis, and brusitis. Most of us use our knees a lot in walking, running, and kneeling and most of us start having pain in our knees once we reach middle age.
However, specialists recommend that you build strong quadriceps; those in your front thighs and also strong hamstrings; those at the back of your thighs if you have to take that load off your knees. Start with this simple exercise, which may seem very difficult at first but once you get used to it, it could become easier to do it at home naturally. Do 5 squats daily once a day and try to get more comfortable with it, As you feel you can manage it easily go on include 5 more and in the similar way increase it in steps. It would be good if you could hold weights in your hands anywhere between 1 muscle and 5 pounds. If you find it convinient you could balance the weights on your shoulders.
Yoga is another powerful means to reduce knee ache. Doing it by including breathing exercises could help you relax and cure knee ache also; because knee ache could also be caused by mental stress. Yoga helps to bring about flexibility in your joints naturally.
Try out the warrior posture, by standing with your feet parallel about 4 foot apart. Then turn your left foot slightly in and turn your right foot and legs slightly out so that it is perpendicular. It is necessary to keep your chest facing straight ahead when you turn your head to look at your right knee. Then stretch both your arms and bend to yout right knee. Hold this pose for a count of 20 to 45 seconds and repeat with each leg.
Yoga, a bit of exercise are sure to help increase the flexibility of the knee and it would be less painful using it. It is also recommended that too much of just standing would also increase the pain and it is good to use it as much as possible.
To conclude, I would say it is best to use your legs and thigh muscles even though you have knee pain, but to do things slowly and steadily. If we stop using it, we could also come to a state when we may not be able to us it at all. Just masaage it with a balm or some oil so you keep it going in case of extreme pain. I am sure you will be able to cure your knee ache naturally at home.