Ayurveda And Herbal Medicines For The Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Knee Pain

Ayurvedic treatment for knee pain

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Osteoarthritis is the commonest cause of knee pain in old age. Osteoarthritis is a progressive form of arthritis characterized by breakdown of the cartilage in joints. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease and “wear and tear” arthritis, causes pain in the joints with activity. Conventional treatment include pain killers , supplements ,physiotherapy , knee replacement surgery. Ultimate goal is pain relief and deferring surgery as much as possible. There are many Ayurvedic herbs which are quite effective and safe. Healthroots is aiming to achieve amalgamation of traditional Ayurveda and Natural remedies offered by best herbs from around the world for treatment of osteoarthritis and knee pain.

What joints are most often affected by Osteoarthritis?
Although osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, most often it affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine (either at the neck or lower back).


What is the role of nutrition and diet in the treatment of Osteoarthritis?

Balanced diet with adequate supplementation of calcium can be helpful to patients. Whole grains, black beans, spinach, cabbage, carrot, cucumber, tomatoes, banana, orange, lemon, honey, raisins, fatless cottage cheese and coconut oil should be included in the diet. It is also advisable to avoid foods rich in fat.Drinking plenty of water is recommended. It also provides lubrication to the joints and reduces the risk of osteoarthritis.

AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT
Ayurvedic treatment of Osteoarthritis prevents further deterioration in the joints and rejuvenates damaged cartilages. Vata-alleviating treatments through specific herbs are suggested for lubrication and strengthening of joints.

Shamana (Palliative) treatment:
The following herbs are commonly used for prevention and control of osteoarthritis

Shunthi (Zingiber officinale Rose.)

Eranda Mula (Ricinus communis Linn.)

Nirgundi (Vitex negundo Linn.)

Guggulu (Commiphora wrightii Arn.)

For external application: Mahanarayana taila, Vishagarbha taila, Narayana taila, Mahamasha taila, Saindhavadi taila – are beneficial.
 
Samshodhana Chikitsa (Purificatory procedures):
Samshodhana Chikitsa is a specialized therapeutic approach of Ayurveda to eliminate toxins from the body by giving Panchakarma. It is usually followed by Shamana Chikitsa (Palliative therapy). But it should be decided by the physician according to the condition of the patient whether Shodhana therapy is indicated or not.
 
Life Style Modifications –
 
The following measures may reduce the risk of developing OA: 
 
Do’s:
Intake of Madhura (sweet), Amla (sour), Lavana (salt) and Snigdha (unctuous) food, Garlic, Ginger, Hingu, Black pepper etc.
 
Regular habit of Exercising;
 
Maintaining optimum weight;
 
Don’ts:
 
Long fasting and excess of heavy food
 
Awakening at night (Ratri jagaran),
 
Vega-vidharana (suppression of natural urges),
 
Stress,
 
Prolonged standing,
 
Over exertion and injury to joints
 
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