Osteoarthritis treatment in Ayurveda

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis which affects the joints of our body like spine, hips, knee, elbow, finger joints and shoulder. Its a degenerative disease for which medical science has no complete treatment yet.

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis which affects the joints of our body like spine, hips, knee, elbow, finger joints and shoulder. Its a degenerative disease for which medical science has no complete treatment yet. All the joints of our body are the places where bones connect with each other. Cartilage is a substance that acts as a gel and shock absorber, it stops bones from rubbing against each other and tolerate small shocks while running jumping to avoid any damage to bones. Cartilage can get damaged by regular rear and tear and if is wears off, the bones start to rub against each other causing pain and inflammation.

Most osteoarthritis disease affects knee, hips and spine joints as they are the joints that bear most of the pressure on a regular basis. If the disorder is not treated in the initial stages, the pain start to increase and bone damage increases causing stiffness and inability to move.

Initially patient suffers from stiffness, tenderness, mild pain with popping sound.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis:

  • Pain in the joint area
  • Ache or burning sensation
  • Stiffness of joint
  • Swelling
  • Cracking or popping noise

Causes of Osteoarthritis:

  • Obesity
  • Old Age
  • Septic arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Congenital disorders of joints
  • Injury

Ayurvedic treatment of Osteoarthritis:

Ayurvedic guarantees a complete treatment of osteoarthritis disease. Though is the disease is caught at an early stage the treatment is easy and better, as it gets severe treatment becomes hard. In Ayurvedic treatment of osteoarthritis at Mata Jaagi Devi Ayurveda and Yoga Research Institute, therapies are carried out to reduce pain, strengthen the bones and to heal the damaged cartilage.

Yoga and Meditation:

Yoga or any other exercises carried out regularly are very important for osteoarthritis patients. Yoga helps in reducing the stiffness and increasing the flexibility of the joints, it also strengthens muscles and promotes the growth of cartilage. However one must consult Yoga expert as to which Asanas are allowed to be carried out for osteoarthritis patient.

Meditation relaxes mind and relieves stress.

Oil Massages are very important part of Ayurvedic treatment of osteoarthritis. They help in removing the stiffness and muscle spam and improves blood circulation. Herbal oil is used for oil massages. Once oil reaches beneath the skin, it starts healing from inside. Oils used for massage include Castor oil, olive oil, mustard oil and sesame oil mixed with herbs.

Vegetarian and healthy Diet:

Ayurvedic practitioner of Mata Jaagi Devi Ayurveda and Yoga Research Institute strictly advice to avoid junk or fast food. Instead they recommend a healthy diet that provides the body required nutrients like Vitamin C, D and E, minerals like Calcium, omega3 fatty acids.

Herbal tea made of alfalfa, ginger can help relieve patients from swollen and painful joints.