Knee pain can be caused by arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, damaged ligaments or cartilage, or very tight quadriceps muscles. It is important to understand the nature of chronic knee pain in order to treat it properly.

Reflexology quick fix:
• Aims to relieve knee pain
• Frequency: once a day, or more
• Contraindications: none known
• Also beneficial for hip and leg pain

Step one: Remove your shoes. Use the heel of the right foot to press the outside of the left foot. Continue for about two minutes. Repeat on the other side.

Step two: Alternatively, place the left foot on top of the right thigh and stimulate the top of your left foot with your fingers.

—Excerpted from the book Healing Self-Massage: Over 100 simple techniques for re-energizing body and mind, by Kristine Kaoverii Weber