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Arthritis

Arthritis of the knee is one of the most common joint disorder and common source of pain and disability in the elderly people. Arthritis is no more an age related disorder, overweight or obesity started affecting all the age group resulting in the early onset.

As age progresses body cells and tissues loses its ability to maintain the homeostasis which leads to degeneration of tissues causing  Arthritis. Also stress over joints or abnormal weight distribution can contribute to Arthritis.

Symptoms of Arthritis include: Pain, joint swelling, stiffness, decreased range of motion in joints. The severity of the symptoms depends on the chronic and the stage of Arthritis.

The common risk factors for Arthritis include obesity, trauma to joints and anatomical abnormalities. It is always advisable to meet your doctor in the initial days of pain. Before consulting your doctor make a point of few things regarding your pain:

At what time of the day pain starts
Nature of pain dull/sharp/pricking
Duration of pain
Aggravating and relieving factors
Has the pain affected your daily life including sleep, work and social life
Taken any medicine presently or any previous history

Sandhigata Vata a disease mentioned under Vatavyadhi in Ayurveda science is correlated with  Arthritis. The management of  Arthritis includes
Joint Rejuvenating therapies:
Janu Basti
Abhyanga and Sweda

Joint Healing Treatments:
Basti Karma/Matra basti
Mrudu Virechana
Internal Medications
External Applications

Diet & Life Style :
Diet and life style corrections
Maintenance of healthy weight

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