Knee pain and inflammation are common issues that can affect people of all ages and activity levels. It’s never fun dealing with the effects of knee pain as it can be a nagging issue that lasts for months due to the repetitiveness of day-to-day life. There are many ways to help treat knee pain, including strengthening exercises, stretching, and rest. While these are all effective, many people are turning to natural remedies to help alleviate their pain. Two such elements that are often used are magnesium and menthol, which are the two infused ingredients in HEALI Tape. 


Magnesium and Knee Pain 


You might be wondering exactly what magnesium does and why it’s so important. Magnesium is a mineral that plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including muscle and nerve function, blood pressure regulation, and bone health. But on top of all of that, it has also been shown to be effective in reducing knee pain and inflammation. 


Many studies have found that magnesium can help reduce inflammation in the body by reducing key inflammatory markers such as CRP and interleukin-6. This is a key benefit, but in addition to that, magnesium works to help relax muscles and improve circulation, which can help reduce pain and promote healing. 


When applied topically, magnesium can be absorbed directly into the skin and into the underlying tissues, providing targeted relief for knee pain. You can apply HEALI Knee Tape directly to the affected area, without any taping technique required, and see significant benefits over the days you wear it. 


Additionally, magnesium can be found in foods such as spinach, almonds, avocados, and black beans. Incorporating these foods into your diet can help ensure that you're getting enough magnesium to support healthy joint function overall. With the combination of eating magnesium-rich foods and applying HEALI Tape for direct absorption, you can ensure you are allowing yourself the best chance of for a speedy recovery. 


Menthol and Knee Joint Pain 


To address things right away – Menthol is your answer. Menthol is also infused into HEALI Tape and is a natural compound commonly used in topical pain relief products. When applied to the skin, menthol has a cooling effect that can help reduce pain and inflammation quickly. 


Studies have found that menthol can help reduce knee joint pain by activating cold receptors in the skin. This can help to momentarily numb the area and reduce pain signals to the brain. Although this isn’t a fix, menthol will aid in your ability to push through the pain and go throughout your day in less pain.  


Magnesium and Menthol Combined 


When magnesium and menthol are combined, they provide you with a dynamic duo that helps to ease your pain while reducing your inflammation in the long-term. The cooling effect of menthol works to help reduce pain signals to your brain, while the anti-inflammatory properties of magnesium helps reduce swelling and inflammation. 


By using HEALI Tape, you can ensure you are doing the most to help yourself get back to exercising and going throughout your day pain-free quicker. While it acts as a typical kinesiology tape (and can be used as such for additional pain relief and joint support), the added benefits of magnesium and menthol are truly a game changer to your recovery.  


Other Natural Remedies for Knee Joint Pain 


Although you now have the all-in-one solution to your knee pain and inflammation it never hurts to add to routines and nutrients into your daily habits to ensure you are doing the most you can to ensure you are staying healthy. There are a variety of other natural remedies that also can help reduce knee pain and inflammation to help you stay active and healthy for years to come. 


Turmeric is a spice that's commonly used in Indian cuisine, and it contains a compound called curcumin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Adding turmeric to your diet or taking a curcumin supplement can help reduce pain and inflammation. 


Omega-3 fatty acids are another natural remedy that can help reduce inflammation in the body. These healthy fats are found in fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, as well as in flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts. While Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, they have also been shown to improve brain health, making it a crucial supplement for your daily routine. 


While it may sound obvious, cross-training can also be an effective way to reduce knee pain and inflammation that comes from your typical training. Low-impact activities, such as swimming, cycling, and yoga, can help strengthen the muscles around the knee joint and improve flexibility, which can help reduce pain and improve joint function. 


As you can now see, the combination of magnesium and menthol applied to the skin is an effective method for reducing knee pain and inflammation. These two ingredients have natural properties that work together to help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and alleviate pain in the affected area. By using HEALI Tape, you are providing your joints and muscles with support, style and the ingredients needed for a quick recovery.