Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Osteoarthritis disease, a type of arthritis has affected more than 50 million people worldwide, especially the old age people. Osteoarthritis affects the joints of your body, mostly the knee and hip joints.

Osteoarthritis disease, a type of arthritis has affected more than 50 million people worldwide, especially the old age people. Osteoarthritis affects the joints of your body, mostly the knee and hip joints. Symptoms of osteoarthritis are commonly found in old age people and obese or overweight people. Joints of these people gets damages and start to pain. Mild to severe pain can be felt in the joints.

It is important to catch the symptoms of osteoarthritis at the very early stage as the disease is degenerative. Once the disease gets into later stage it becomes difficult to treat the disease.

Cause of the disease:

Osteoarthritis is caused due to damage to cartilage that protects our joints. Cartilage is a gel like substance that is present between the joints of our body. It prevents two bones from rubbing against each other and helps in their smooth functioning. In addition it also acts as a shock absorber. In time with regular rear and tear cartilage starts to degenerate. This degeneration leads to rubbing between bones causing pain in the joints. Slowly the pain increases as cartilage completely wears off.

In order to keep the cartilage intact Ayurvedic practitioner at Mata Jaagi Devi Ayurvedic and Yoga Research Institute advice to eat healthy food that provides the complete nutrient to the body and carry out regular Yoga. While Yoga helps to keep the joints flexible, bones strong and helps is removal of waste material through sweating, healthy food gives you the right nutrient that keep you and your immune system healthy and strong.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis:

  • Pain in the joints (Pain can vary from mild to moderate to strong)
  • Stiffness in the joints
  • Swelling in and around the joint area
  • Popping or cracking sound from the joints
  • Muscle spasm
  • Tendon contraction

If a person is facing any of these symptoms, they must consult an Ayurvedic practitioner immediately. Osteoarthritis generally can affect any joints of the body but in most cases knees, hips and spine are the joints that these disease affects in particular.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Osteoarthritis:

The Ayurvedic treatment involves treatment involves:

Yoga:

Yoga is a type of exercise that has been carried out in the Indian subcontinent for ages. Yoga helps to overcome the stiffness and increase the flexibility of the joints. It also keeps you fit and keep your weight in check. All the sweating helps in excreting the waste material from the body as well. A patient of osteoarthritis must consult a Yoga expert as to which asana he/she can carry out.

Therapies and Oil Massage:

Ayurvedic therapies under Panchakarma along with oil massages are carried out to treat osteoarthritis. Oils and medicine used are made of herbal plants.