Arthritis Treatment

About Arthritis - Modern View

 

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of arthritis. It is a chronic condition in which the material that cushions the joints, called cartilage, breaks down. This causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain & loss of joint movement. 
Common risk factors for osteoarthritis include increasing age, obesity, previous joint injury over of the joint, weak thigh muscles & genetics. 
Description of osteoarthritis from modern aspect. 

Types – There are two types of OA – primary and secondary.
Primary osteoarthritis is generally associated with aging and the “wear and tear” of life. The older you are, the more likely you are to have some degree of primary Osteoarthritis. However, not everyone gets it- not even the very old. That’s because OA is a disease, and not part of the normal aging process. Secondary osteoarthritis, in contrast, tends to developed relatively early in life, typically 10 or more years after a specific cause, such as an injury or obesity. Osteoarthritis occurs most often in knees, hips and hands. Other joints, particularly the shoulders, can also be affected. OA rarely affects other joints, except as a result of injury or unusual physical stress. The pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis can make it difficult to do daily activities including your job, play sports or even get around with ease. That’s why it’s important to learn all you can about this disease & manage it at early stage. 

Signs & Symptoms:

Osteoarthritis symptoms usually develop gradually. At first, there may be soreness or stiffness that seems more like a nuisance than a medical concern.

Common symptoms include:
  1. Sore or stiff joints- particularly the hips, knees and lower Back after inactivity or overuse.
  2. Stiffness after resting that goes away after movements.
  3. Pain that is worse after activity or toward the end of the day. 
  4. Osteoarthritis may also affect the neck, small finger joints, base Of thumb, ankle and big toe. The pain may be moderate and come and go, Without affecting the ability to perform daily tasks. Some people’s OA will never progress past this early stage. Others will have their OA get worse. The pain & stiffness of more severe Osteoarthritis may Make it difficult to walk, climb stairs, sleep or perform other daily tasks. 
Investigation: 
X-ray    |    MRI    |    Bone density    |    
Blood tests   –    Rheumatic profile, 
Vitamin D3, B12 levels.

 

Salient features of our treatment for joint disorders & pain management

No stereotype same treatment (formula) for all patients.Different medicines & panchakarmas for patients of different body constitutions called Prakrutis in Aayurved. Though OA is the same diagnosis in all patients, the patho-etiology & prakruti, surrounding climate etc. factors require different treatment.

No use of allopathic medicines.

Medicines prepared by Dr. Deshpande with strict Aayurvedic pharmacopia’s guideline.

Our treatment has been proved very useful in all types of arthritis & osteoarthritis.

Not just temporary but long lasting relief.

Experience of Aayurvedic treatment over 24 years.

Thousands of patients are benefitted.

About Arthritis - Ayurvedic View

Our body & the universe is made up of same basic constituents namely Prithvi, Aap, Vayu, Tej & Aakash. Out of those Asthi(Bone)tissue is made up of Agni (Digestive Fire), Prithvi, Aap mahabhutas. So we can easily understand that meda & Mans has from the diet that we take, seven dhatus are prepared in sequence like Ras, Rakta, Mansa, Meda, Asthi, Majja & Shukra utmost importance in the formation of Asthi dhatu. Bony cage holds the internal organs properly. Once the Asthi-dhatu is deranged, joint & bone pain starts. Teeth, hair, nails becomes weak & fragile. 

Pathology of OA-Sandhigat Vaat-From Aayurvedic perspective- 

Pathology of Sandhigat Vaat is stated in two ways- 
1. Santarpanjanya In this type of OA vitiated Kafa,Meda are responsible. Suppressed metabolism, overeating, frequent ingestion of cold & refrigerated food stuffs, day time sleeping, lack of exercise tend to hamper proper & complete digestion-which further leads to formation of aam (a non digestable toxic substance) This aam is accumulated in joints. This creates inflammation & pain. 

2. Apatarpanjanya Excessive physical activities, malnutrition, improper sleep, spicy & bilious diet, constipation-these are some factors that vitiate & increase Vaat dosh in the body. Excess Vaat dosh suppresses Asthi-dhatu which causes Asthi kshaya & this leads to degeneration of cartilage also.All these cause pain in joints.

In KAC, hundreds of patients of Arthritis are relieved with ayurvedic protocols.

Osteoarthritis Treatments With Modern View

  • N S A I D
  • Local joint injection of an anaesthetic drugs & steroid.
  • Local joint lubrication injection.
  • Physiotherapy, traction.
  • Joint replacement

Panchakarma Treatment On Arthritis

Gentle massage with oil, leaves-poultice, steamed-rice etc

Snehan

Gentle massage with oil, leaves-poultice, steamed-rice etc & then formentation with medicated steam or dry fomentation. This halts cartilage degeneration, removes oedema & minimizes pain to a large extent. Joint stiffness is improved .It removes toxins by means of sweat.
Gentle massage with oil, leaves-poultice, steamed-rice etc

Swedan

Gentle massage with oil, leaves-poultice, steamed-rice etc & then formentation with medicated steam or dry fomentation. This halts cartilage degeneration, removes oedema & minimizes pain to a large extent. Joint stiffness is improved .It removes toxins by means of sweat.
Some bitter tasting herbs are boiled in milk, some medicated ghee is added, and this mixture is delivered in body via anus. This is a very joint protecting treatment modality. This kind of tikta-ksheer basti can avoid joint replacement surgeries also.

Basti

Some bitter tasting herbs are boiled in milk, some medicated ghee is added, and this mixture is delivered in body via anus. This is a very joint protecting treatment modality. This kind of tikta-ksheer basti can avoid joint replacement surgeries also.
The diseased part of spine is encircled with dough of black gram and warm medicated oil is poured inside the circle

Kati Basti

The diseased part of spine is encircled with dough of black gram and warm medicated oil is poured inside the circle & kept for 20-25 min. This relieves muscular spasm & relieves the pain.
The diseased part of manya(neck) is encircled with dough of black-gram

Manya Basti

The diseased part of manya(neck) is encircled with dough of black-gram & warm medicated oil is poured inside the circle & kept for 20-25 min. This relieves muscular spasm & relieves the pain.
The diseased part of knee is encircled with dough of black-gram

Janu Basti

The diseased part of knee is encircled with dough of black-gram & warm medicated oil is poured inside the circle & kept for 20-25 min. This relieves muscular spasm & relieves the pain.
This Aayurvedic accupuncture like therapy pacifies Vaat dosh

Vedhan

This Aayurvedic accupuncture like therapy pacifies Vaat dosh & removes blocks in energy channels.
Cauterisation on painful area with a tiny rod made up of five metals.

Agnikarma

Cauterisation on painful area with a tiny rod made up of five metals.

Useful Tips For Osteoarthritis Patients From Aayurved

  • Consume these items liberally in your diet-Edible gum, rajgeera (amaranth), nachani(ragi), amla, beens, flaxseeds, walnuts, ahaliv, green tea,ghee prepared with traditional method,milk, eggs, garlic.
  • Local medicated oil application & fomentation.
  • Panchakarmas-Body purification procedures according to seasons.
  • Vit B-12, Calcium & Vit-D in adequate quantity.
  • Sun exposure of skin for Vit-D formation.
  • Consume castor oil internally.
  • Avoid smoking, junk food, irregular meals, and bakery items.
  • In KAC, thousands of patients of Arthritis are relieved with ayurvedic protocols.
     
     

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