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osteoarthritis

Definition

osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling.

Symptoms
Symptoms

Symptoms

  • Deep, achy joint pain exacerbated by extensive use.
  • Morning joint stiffness usually lasting for less than 30 minutes.
  • Restricted movement of joint.
  • Footsteps become unbalanced gradually.
  • Body weakness.

Causes

  • Ageing related wear and tear.
  • Long term Diabetes.
  • Obesity
  • Constant deficiency of Calcium, Vitamins ( like B12, D3 ) and other Essential minerals in the body.
According to Ayurveda
  • Imbalanced, irregular pattern of food.
  • Maximum use of vata and pitta aggravated food like potatoes, brinjal, beans, peas, pulses except green and red grams, fermented food like idli, dosa, bakery items like breads, sour food like tamarind, orange, curd, spicy and oily food etc.
  • Sedentary life style.
Causes

Process of Degeneration of Joints

  • Due to previously described causes,aggravated VATA & PITTA get deposited into the joint space.
  • VATA aggressively decreases the smoothness and oiliness into joint space by its virtues of dryness and roughness,which causes the friction between two bone.
  • PITTA creates swelling in joint space by its acidic nature.

Allopathy Treatment

  • Pain killers-Anti inflammatory-Analgesic tablets.
  • Calcium-vitamin D-Multivitamin supplements.
  • Steroids tablets or injections.
  • Total kneel Replacement surgery if medicine dose not effect.
Causes

Ayurveda line of Treatment

  • To expel out aggravated VATA and PITTA with the help of PANCHAKARMA
  • To Regenerate synovial fluid between joint space with the help of JANUBASTI Treatment.
  • To increase blood circulation flow towards joints and their muscles with the help of NADI SEKA & POTTALI SEKA Treatment.
Ayurveda line of Treatment

Ayurveda Medicine

Regular course of Ayurveda medicine for at least 1-2 years along with previously described Panchakarma Treatment to get desired results.

Ayurveda Medicine

Effects of Ayurveda Medicine

  • Prevent osteoporosis by increasing bone density level.
  • Regenerate synovial fluid in joints.
  • Increases the blood circulation towards joints.
  • Gradually decrease the stiffness,swelling & pain in joints.

Yoga-Pranayama-Exercise-walk

  • Yoga- increases the flexibility of joints and muscles.
  • Pranayama- increases the amount of pure blood towards joints.
  • Exercise & walk - strengthen the bones and muscles.
Yoga-Pranayama-Exercise-walk

Prognosis

  • Patients between the Age 20 to 45 years - chances of complete recovery by its root cause.
  • Patients between the Age of 45-60 years- Relief in all the symptoms and regeneration of joint upto 80-85 %.
  • Patients above the Age of 60 years- Relief in symptoms upto 50% and regeneration of joint space upto 40%.