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OSTEO ARTHRITIS


 
Introduction

Osteo Arthritis is the most common condition, affecting the weight-bearing joints (e.g. knees, lower back, hips, etc.

In human body the ends of the bones in normal joints are covered with a smooth, slippery tissue called cartilage, which provides protection to our bones. Joints also contain a fluid called synovial fluid, which acts as a cushion and lubricates the joint. In people with osteoarthritis, the synovial fluid becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. The thinner synovial fluid does not provide a good cushion. For this reason, the cartilage covering the ends of the bones begins to break, which leads to pain and stiffness in the joint.

Symptoms

This condition can be a very mild disease or a severe disease that greatly limits everyday activity. For example, if patient has Osteoarthritis of the knee, patient may feel pain and swell in the knee area and pain gets worse during movement of the knee.

Ayurveda View

In Ayurveda, this condition is called as "Sandhigat Vata". Ayurveda Science is based on the principles of Doshas called Vata, Pitt, and Kapha, which control metabolism and all other functions of human body. The equilibrium of the Doshas provides complete health and imbalance of these Doshas lead to various disorders. Osteo Arthritis (Sandhigat Vata) is a Vata disorder in which excessive Vata energy causes dryness in the joints followed by Pain, Swelling, Immobility, and Stiffness of the affected joints.

Treatment

Ayurvedic Therapy in Osteo Arthritis not only prevents further deterioration in the joints but also rejuvenates the damaged cartilages. Ashwagandha, Guggul, Shilajit, Shallaki and various other herbal formulations gives excellent results in Osteoarthritis. These herbs do not cause any side effect even for long-term use. As acute pain may not be felt in every case of degeneration, one must think of starting treatment at the very initial stage.

Ayurveda Panchakarma treatments Increase Mobility and Decrease Disability in Osteo Arthritis. The Therapies include: Abhyangam, Swedanam, Elakizhi, Pizhichil, Navarakizhi, Janu vasti, Lepam, Matra vasthi etc. These differ from person to person and are decided by a Specialist Ayurvedic Doctors at SKK Ayurveda & Panchakarma according to the Age, Severity, Intensity, and Disability of the patient.

Diet & Lifestyle

Ayurvedic Diets and Life Styles are selected as per the ,constitution of the individual. One should avoid being Overweigh because excess Weight increases the load on the Joints. Regular exercises of Knee Joints help the patient to remain fit.

At SKK Ayurveda & Panchakarma, We are successfully treating the Chronic Ailments like Osteo Arthritis, Sciatica, Slip disc, Neuro muscular diseases, Cervical & Lumbar Spondylosis, Degenerative disc diseases and severe Spinal conditions.

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