10- Mar-2021

How to heal knee injury faster?

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Mahdiyeh Payandeh
Mahdiyeh Payandeh
Msc (Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics)
Registered Dietitian
Certified Diabetes Educator

Knee Injury is the one directly impacts mobility of a person. Most distressing part of knee injury is that it takes long time to heal. Is there a way to heal knee injury faster?

‌ Knee Injury are painful and affect mobility of person, making daily life difficult. Mostly, knee injury takes long time to heal. During injury, connective tissue gets damaged. As part of the healing process, nutrient rich blood flow is increased to the injured area. Cytokines and Neutrophills are among the 2 nutrients whose flow to the injured part in the body increases. This is seen as swelling and pain, restricting movement. Hence, Knee pain and knee injuries are undoubtedly frustrating. ‌

Knee pain and knee injuries are also responsible to bring down confidence level of person to resume intense physical activities even after recovery. Mainly die to the scare of having that knee pain again.

Here are the few most common remedies which are suggested post knee injury:

Pain killers. They only manage knee pain for short time. Pain killers also comes with their own side effects. Actual healing takes time.‌

Cold fomentation- That helps brings down swelling, a symptomatic relief but as said earlier healing takes time. ‌

Exercise – This can be done only when knee pain and inflammation get over. Exercises that help to make muscles around knee stronger should be done as per physiotherapist advice. This requires consistency and dedication. But before you could choose exercises, healing should be complete.

Vitamin D & Calcium - Supplementation of Vitamin D & Calcium is needed due to increase in their requirement for the healing purpose in case of injury, during recovery period.

Medical Attention & Surgery- In severe cases, medical attention is needed and sometimes surgery is the only way out. Even after surgery, getting back to pre-surgery condition takes time. Support from herbal supplements like cissus quadrangularis can help in faster healing post-surgery.

Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) Extract This is an herbal extract, has been used traditionally for fastening of fracture healing, well-known as “Hadjod.”

Cissus Quadrangularis improves the mobilisation of the blast cells to the injured area. It acts as connective tissue rebuilder at the right place. Thus, Cissus may help speed up the recovery process. In some studies, cissus has been shown to reduce the healing time of bone fracture upto 53%. As noted in a separate study, cissus can, in bone fractures, increase bone mineralization.

Researchers believe that cissus quadrangularis benefit are not limited to knee injury or bone fractures. It is also useful for healthy bones as well. In one study researchers were able to prevent loss in bone strength and thickness when regular dose of cissus quadrangularis was taken by the subjects. Hence, cissus may be useful in bone conditions like osteoporosis, etc.

Cissus Quadrangularis (hadjod) contains Ketosterones, a plant sterol, an active ingredient. Ketosterones have bone health promoting activities. BestSource Nurition's Cissus Quadrangularis Extact (350mg/60 Veg Caps) is extracted from Cissus Quadrangularis and standardized to 5% ketosterones.

Thus, for people planning to start an exercise regimen, or already following one, including cissus quadrangularis in your diet and health plan shall be fruitful. Choose Best Source Nutrition’s Cissus Quadrangularis extract vegetarian capsule. It helps to manage bone density, improves healing of connective tissues and act as joint aid for athletes, bodybuilders, and gym-goers.