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What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis is a group of conditions that affect the health of the bone joints in the body. A painful inflammation of a joint or joints usually produces heat and redness. The condition can be brought about by nerve impairment, increased or decreased function of the endocrine glands or degeneration due to age. There are different types of arthritis like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, cervical arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, etc. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis caused by the breakdown of cartilage. Bits of cartilage may break off and cause pain and swelling in the joints between bones. Osteoarthritis which is known as sandhigatavata in ayurvedic medicine may occurs due to some particular food, poor blood circulation, dryness, over exertion or a low nutrient supply to the joint.

Osteoarthritis and Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Science is based on the principles of Bio-energy. There are three types of Bio-energies or Doshas called Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which control metabolism and all other functions of human body. The equilibrium of the Doshas provides complete health and imbalance of these Doshas lead to various disorders. This depletion leads to osteoarthritis(Sandhighat Vata) in which the cartilage in the joints wears away causing friction, pain and limited joint mobility and affects the large weight-bearing joints, like the hips and knees, also hands, feet, and spine. Ayurveda treats Sandhigata vata by modifying the diet, lifestyle, recommends light exercise, and advises one to undergo Panchkarma and Purvakarma detoxification techniques. It also uses appropriate non toxic ayurvedic herbs which help in lubricating the cartilages within the joints thereby strengthening it.

Osteoarthritis Treatment

Ayurveda & Keraliya Panchakarma Increases Mobility and Decreases Disability in Osteo Arthritis. Rayirath Osteoarthritis 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. Our special Ayurvedic Therapy for Osteo Arthritis not only prevents further deterioration in the joints but also rejuvenates the damaged cartilages.