The joints in human body are supported by tissues called cartilages and the liquid that provides lubrication to joint is called synovial fluid. In people suffering with osteo arthritis the synovial fluid becomes thinner and as a result causes cartilages to break and henceforth cause pain and stiffness in joints. In Ayurveda this condition is called as “Sandhighat Vata”.
Ayurvedic Therapy in Osteo Arthritis not only prevents further deterioration in the joints but also rejuvenates the damaged cartilages. Ashwagandha, Guggul and Shilajit, one capsule or tablet each twice a day with large glass of water for six months produce 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.
Panchakarma Increases Mobility and Decreases Disability in Osteo Arthritis. The Therapies include: Abhyangam, Swedam, Elakizhi, Pizhichil, Navarakizhi, Janu vasthi, Virecanam, Matra vasthi etc. These differ from person to person and are decided by a Specialist Ayurvedic Physician according to the Age, Severity, Intensity, and Disability of the patient.
Ayurvedic Diets and Life Styles are selected as per constitution of the individual. One should avoid being Overweight, because excess Weight increases the load on the Joints. Regular exercises of Knee Joints help the patient to remain fit.
Always consult your ayurvedic physician before taking any medication.