A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet.Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation.Therefore arthritis affects the movement of body parts connected to its bones.Arthritis sufferers include men and women, children and adults.
There are many types of arthritis. The types of arthritis range from those related to wear and tear of cartilage (such as osteoarthritis) to those associated with inflammation resulting from an overactive immune system (such as rheumatoid arthritis).
- Metabolic abnormalities
- Hereditary factors
- The direct and indirect effect of infections
- A misdirected immune system with autoimmunity
What are arthritis symptoms and signs?
Pain and reduced function of joints are the common symptoms of arthritis.Joint inflammation from arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, pain, and warmth. Tenderness of the inflamed joint can be present with or without pain. When large joints are involved, such as the knee, there can be the loss of cartilage with the limitation of motion from the joint damage. When arthritis affects the small joints in fingers, there can be bone growth and loss of hand grip and grip strength of the hand.
Ayurveda always comapare the rheumatoid arthritis to Ama Vata . This means If the disease Ama Vata (rheumatoid arthritis) gets aggravated, it becomes most difficult disease comparatively to others. The joints of hands, feet, ankles, and elbow, low back, knee, and hip become inflamed and painful.In Ayurveda following are the lines of treatment in Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis):
Langhana (fasting) : It is done by means of the complete absence of food, or by giving green gram/ rice/barley soups.
Shodhana (Purification of the body): It is done throughPanchakarma therapy. Usually, treatment is long-term and various procedures are done according to the patient condition and presentation.
Shaman Chikitsa(Treatment for subsiding the symptoms) : It is done by using very effective and time-tested Ayurveda formulations like kashaya, asavarista. Choorna, vati, taila, Rasoushadi etc.
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