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Peanut Oil Arthritis Treatment For Those Achy Knees

In today’s post I’ve got a quick tip for anyone who’s dealing with knee pain. While knee pain could be the result of an injury or strain to the tendons and ligaments of the knee joint, another possible culprit could be high levels of inflammation.

If you have swelling and/or sharp pain with movement, consult with a specialist. However, if you suspect the knee pain is a result of arthritis, there is an old school remedy that may be worth trying.

Applying cold pressed peanut oil to the knees. Peanut oil, are you kidding me? Nope, there’s good reason why there may be some truth to this home remedy.

More after the jump…

Cold pressed peanut oil is high in plant sterols and antioxidants. When applied directly to the skin, the oil can be absorbed through the skin and may result in a reduction of inflammation and pain.

While the mechanisms of peanut oil reducing inflammation are unclear, many individuals swear by this treatment as a way to provide arthritis relief.

My hunch is there’s something about the properties of peanut oil that works at the cellular level to reduce inflammation.

You can find cold pressed peanut oil at most health food stores. Simply apply some oil to your hands and rub in vigorously to the knee joint and surrounding musculature a couple times per day.

Consuming peanut oil internally doesn’t seem to have the same effect so I’d avoid that route.

Obviously I can’t provide you with a guarantee this will work, but it’s certainly worth experimenting with.

Arthritis is a condition that’s directly related to inflammation in the body. From a dietary perspective you’re best served to increase your consumption of alkaline foods like fruits, vegetables, raw almonds, etc.

Cut out the sodas, processed foods, sugars, and refined sweets. A Primal Blueprint type diet has worked well for many of my Charleston personal training clients who suffered from arthritis symptoms.

While there’s no magic bullet solution for the treatment of achy joints, I’d suggest taking an “inside-out” approach for bringing relief. Focus on your diet first then look at natural remedies before running to your doctor for a prescription.

If anyone has found arthritis relief from using cold pressed peanut oil, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to leave your comments below.

Shane Doll is a certified Charleston personal trainer, fat loss expert, speaker, and founder of Shaping Concepts Personal Training Studios. He specializes in helping people achieve a body transformation with burst training exercise and whole food nutrition. You can receive a FREE no-obligations trial of his Charleston personal fitness programs and start experiencing the Shaping Concepts difference today.

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