Joint problems, which were formerly thought to be primarily a concern of the elderly, are now becoming more frequent among teenagers. Rheumatoid Arthitis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Spondylosis, and Osteoporosis are all caused by a Vata Dosha imbalance, the presence of Ama (toxins) in the joints, or the weakening of the Asthi and Majja Dhatus. Sleshak Kapha lubricates the space between joints, and as it diminishes, stiffness and inflammation in joints, as well as discomfort and crepitus, develop. To get long-term alleviation and successful results in joint problems, timely therapy and treatment with Ayurveda is critical.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis affects the spine and is a form of arthritis. This is a kind of chronic inflammatory arthritis that most often affects young men’s sacroiliac joints.

The start is generally sudden, with recurrent bouts of low back pain and stiffness that can extend to the buttocks or thighs. The symptoms are often severe than cervical and occur first thing in the morning and after inactivity.

 

Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis is a kind of arthritis marked by osteophyte development in the spine, which affects the cervical vertebrae and causes discomfort in the back of the neck (which might radiate to the upper limbs) and vertigo while bending downwards. The upper limbs may experience sensory loss and numbness. It is known as Grivasandhigatvata in Ayurveda. The cervical vertebrae are showing signs of degeneration. Cervical Spondylosis develops when this happens in combination with trauma or poor sitting or sleeping position. Ayurvedic therapy for cervical spondylosis focuses on the core cause by balancing the doshas and strengthening the Asthidhatu.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ayurveda: Amavata) is an autoimmune illness that causes persistent inflammation and severe joint pain. It can also cause inflammation around the joints, as well as in other bodily organs including the eyes, kidneys, heart, and lungs. Autoimmune disorders are illnesses caused by the body’s immune system erroneously attacking its own tissues. Antibodies in the blood of patients with autoimmune illnesses, such as Amavata, attack their own bodily tissues, where they can cause inflammation. Rheumatoid Arthritis, also known as Amavata, is a systemic condition that can affect various organs of the body. It is also known as rheumatoid sickness.

Osteoarthritis

The most frequent kind of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which affects up to 15 million Indians each year. Degenerative joint disease, often known as OA, is characterised by joint discomfort, knee pain, and inflammation. Although it generally appears after the age of 45, juvenile osteoarthritis is becoming more common. Knee discomfort, joint pain, and stiffness in the hips, hands, knees, lower back, and neck joints are the most frequent morning symptoms.

The Ayurvedic therapy for osteoarthritis not only avoids future joint degeneration, but also rejuvenates damaged cartilages. For lubrication and joint strengthening, vata-alleviating medications are also recommended for Osteoarthritis. Our therapy method begins with the identification of the root cause (Nidaan), after which the treatment plan is individualised for each patient.

Gout

Gout is a painful metabolic illness that causes inflammation and uric acid buildup in the joints’ cartilages. The big toe is the first to be affected by gout, which causes it to swell and become quite painful. It extends to the ankles, knees, hand and foot joints, wrists, and elbows in the following phases. 

Uric acid is produced when the purine molecules in the human body are broken down. Purines can be present in both our bodies and our meals. Uric acid normally dissolves and passes via the kidneys into the urine. However, uric acid begins to accumulate in the body if the body produces too much or does not excrete enough of it. Sharp, needle-like crystals develop as a result of the build-up. Pain, inflammation, and edoema result when they build up in the joints or surrounding tissues. 

Ayurvedic herbal home treatments for uric acid can provide temporary relief, but therapy for the underlying core cause is necessary for long-term healing.