How to Manage the Knee Pain at Night?

Q:
How to manage the knee pain at night?

A:
Here are some things you can do to make your night comfortable and relaxing:

  • To help find a comfortable sleep position, try placing a pillow between your knees if you sleep on your side, or under your knees if you sleep on your back.
  • If arthritis makes it difficult to get into or out of bed or to get into a comfortable position for sleeping, try satin sheets or pajamas. They’re slippery and reduce friction that leads to tugging. They also make it easier to make subtle adjustments in your position.
  • A warm, 20-minute bath before bed is not only relaxing, it may also soothe aching joints and make sleep arrive more quickly.
  • Using a heating pad or an ice pack for 15-20 minutes before bed can ease pain before you go to sleep.

If arthritis pain keeps you awake, the timing of your medications may be to blame. Ask your doctor if adjusting your dosing schedule might provide more nighttime pain relief.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.