According to Ayurveda arthritis is caused due to imbalance of the doshas. A type of kapha helps to keep the cartilages lubricated and well nourished, due to certain habits like dieting, lack of good fat consumption, improper food combinations, late night eating and/or sleeping, lack of exercise etc. vata and/or kapha levels may go below or above normal levels. This causes cartilages to start degenerating and leads to arthritis.
The most suggested treatment “Knee replacement” is not always necessary and very costly too and OTC medicines will only give you temporary relief. Except in certain cases, Ayurveda has a complete cure for arthritis. Ayurveda treats the root cause which is the imbalanced vata and/or kapha. After the consultation first the type of arthritis is confirmed on the basis of this finding, a treatment consisting of panchakarma, oral medication,yoga and of course a strict diet plan is devised.
More than 100 different types of arthritis exist. The varieties most likely to affect the knee include:
“Jodon ka dard” (pain in the joints) is a common complaint we have heard amongst the senior generation. This pain can be “Arthritis”. Arthritis used to be a “disease of the old” but given the lifestyle of the younger generation, it has started affecting them as well. About 1 out of 5 adults have some form of Arthritis. Arthritis is more common in women, obesity also increases chances of one getting arthritis.
Arthritis is basically an inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is not limited to one joint and can affect multiple joints.
Depending on the nature of inflammation arthritis can be of different types, two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).The symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, but they may also appear suddenly.
Cartilage is a firm but flexible connective tissue in your joints. It protects the joints by absorbing the pressure and shock created when you move and put stress on them. A reduction in the normal amount of this cartilage tissue causes some forms of arthritis.