Arthritis means inflammation of joints. Arthritis is very common and there are many causes. Children and adults of all ages can be affected by arthritis, although the most common type is osteoarthritis and that affects older people. Arthritis may affect just one joint, a few joints or many joints.
Types of Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes inflammation, pain, and swelling of joints. Persistent inflammation over time can damage affected joints. The severity can vary from mild to severe. The earlier treatment is started, the less joint damage is likely to occur.
Osteoarthritis (OA) causes pain and stiffness in joints. Symptoms may be helped by exercises, some physical devices and treatments, and losing weight if you are overweight.
Septic arthritis is an infection in a joint. Symptoms include pain and tenderness over a joint, pain on moving the joint, and feeling unwell. It is an uncommon infection but very serious. Emergency treatment in hospital is needed.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis. It mainly affects the lower back. Other joints and other parts of the body are sometimes affected.
Calcium pyrophosphate deposition
Calcium pyrophosphate is a substance produced in the cartilages of the joints. It can become deposited as crystals on joint tissues. This is called calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD). CPPD can cause a number of problems of which the most well known is pseudogout.
Psoriatic arthritis causes inflammation, pain, and swelling of joints in some people who have psoriasis (a skin condition). Other parts of the body may also be affected. For example, inflammation may also affect tendons and ligaments. The severity can vary from mild to severe. In some cases, affected joints become damaged which can cause disability.
- Intake of Dry , Hard , Cold food regularly
- Lack of intake of calcium supplements leading decrease of bone density
- Lack Physical exercises and movements
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Excessive intake of Milk & Milk Products
- Wrong postures
Our treatment Approach
According to ayurveda, arthriris is caused by vata(air) disorder. Poor digestion and weak colon will make ama(toxins) to accumulate in body, When these toxins stast to accumulate in joints, it inhibits joint function, mobility and comfort.
There are treatments available for all forms of arthritis. However, the treatment will depend on the cause of arthritis. Treatments include medicines and therapy.
Oftentimes, patients faced with Arthritis assume that there is nothing they can do to find relief from the symptoms following their condition, as it is impossible to reverse the body's natural aging processes. However, there are many ways to treat the joint conditions associated with arthritis. Our experienced Doctors are dedicated to help each and every patient suffering from Arthritis and to meet their health and wellness goals. For many patients, a pain-free life can be possible!
Arthritis is known as sandhi vata in ayurveda, During your first visit to Ayush Kerala Ayurveda, one of our highly skilled Doctors will carefully and compassionately examine your medical history and physical state. To identify the precise arthritis-related damage causing you pain and discomfort (C.T. scan, X-ray or MRI may be requested). Based upon the information gathered, as well as your unique needs and goals, our team will then recommend an integrated treatment plan designed to best help you.