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Ayurvedic Management Of Osteoarthritis For Knee

Date :22-Oct-2019

Osteoarthritis is a type of chronic ailment that results from the cartilage degeneration. It is the most common form of arthritis worldwide with symptoms of joint stiffness, joint cracking, swollen joints, and loss of motion. The present conventional methods focus on pain reduction and inflammation control, trough surgery, or medications. However, these approaches have no effect on the natural course of the disease. Moreover, the side effects of these treatments can be quite significant, and at times, life-threatening. 

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Due to the various drawbacks offered by modern treatment methods, patients are seeking out the help of alternative medicines. Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine that has shown promising results in treating osteoarthritis without the need for any surgical intervention. The treatment methods adopted are superior to conventional drug treatments that prevent disease progression, minimize disability, and improve quality of life. 

Ayurvedic Treatments

Osteoarthritis in Ayurveda is known as Sandhivata which occurs due to the aggravation of Vata dosha. Vata is the governing factor in the maintenance of equilibrium in the body. When Vata gets vitiated in any of the joints, the lubricating synovial fluid inside the joint capsule dries up, leading to bone degeneration and cartilage destruction. Ayurvedic treatments try to identify various reasons for the aggregated vata and work towards eliminating the underlying cause of the disease.  

The Ayurvedic treatments include – Samana Chikitsa(Internal Treatment) and Shodhan Chikitsa (External Treatment). Samana chikitsa includes the consumption of Rasayana (Oral medicine) made out of plants with anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce degeneration and treat inflammation. Shodhana chikitsa consists of the panchakarma treatments that aim at rejuvenation and detoxification. The external treatments help to create joint spaces and reduce joint space narrowing. 

Uniqueness Of Vaidya Healthcare  

With Ayurveda being its core healing system vaidya healthcare also combines the methods of physiotherapy and yoga in treating osteoarthritis. The centre mainly specializes in treating ortho-neuro cases with productive and successful outcomes. The ayurvedic therapies provided by vaidya aim at treating the underlying imbalance of the disease and alter the natural cause of the disorder. The physiotherapy sessions help to strengthen the tendons and joints around the knee. The doctors at vaidya healthcare have successfully treated both national and international patients suffering from osteoarthritis without any surgical interventions. The treatment options are exclusively tailor-made to suit individual requirements. The hospital even customizes the medicines according to the patient's need.  

For a holistic and natural treatment of osteoarthritis do contact VAIDYA HEALTHCARE.Blog reviewed by: Dr. Kiran B Nair
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