Ayurveda treatment for Osteoarthritis

 

What is Osteoarthritis 

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time.

Ayurveda offers many Ayurveda treatments for Osteoarthritis. OA occurs most often in older people, although it can occur in adults of any age. OA is also called degenerative joint disease.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

  1. Pain. Affected joints might hurt during or after movement.
  2. Loss of flexibility. You might not be able to move your joint through its full range of motion.
  3. Stiffness. Joint stiffness might be most noticeable upon awakening or after being inactive
  4. Tenderness. Your joint might feel tender when you apply light pressure to or near it.
  5. Swelling. This might be caused by soft tissue inflammation around the joint
Ayurveda Analysis of Osteoarthritis 
Vata is the governing factor in the maintenance of equilibrium  in the universe as well as in the body. As age advances, the influence of Vata Dosha progresses, resulting in the process of gradual degeneration of the body.
Sandhigatavata (osteoarthritis) is one of the consequences of this process, which is common in the elderly people. This is one of the major causes of chronic disability, affecting the quality of life.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition of the joints 
 The cartilage cushioning the ends of the bones gradually loses its elasticity and wears away.
Without the protective cartilage, the bones begin to rub against each other, causing stiffness, inflammation, and loss of movement.

Ayurveda treatment for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis treatment therapies with current conventional medicine typically focuses on pain reduction and control of inflammation; however, these approaches have no effect on the natural course of the disease.
Ayurveda offers many herbal treatments for the treatment of OA.
 Sandhivata treatment includes both Samana chikitsa and shodhan chikitsa. Shamana chikitsa includes Ayurveda oral medicines and external applications.
Shodana chikitsa includes Ayurveda Panchakarma and Kayakalpa therapies for detoxification and rejuvenation. Healthy diet habits & life style are equally important in maintaining the joint health.