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Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis is the most common musculoskeletal disease found in millions of people worldwide. It is caused by the wear and tear of the protective cartilage of the bone. It commonly affects the joints of hip, spine, knees, and hands.

Osteoarthritis (Sandhigatavata) Ayurvedic Explanation:

Sandhigatavata is a vatika disease which affects the joints and causes pain, swelling and stiffness. Vata is the main dosha in this disease. Sulapradhana vedana (pain) is the main feature. Sandhisopha (Swelling in joints), Stambha( stiffness) are the other main symptoms. Due to Dhatukshaya( depletion of body tissues) , vataprakopa in the body happens which leads to Osteoarthritis. In India incidence of OA is more then 12% and women are more prone than men.

Diet and regimen which causes the aggravation of vatadosha are the causes of sandhigatavata. This aggravated vata moves all over the body and get lodged in weak dhatus (tissues) and damage that tissue and initiate the process of OA. Hence, a healthy diet and lifestyle suitable to your unique constitution helps in preventing the disease onset.

Causes of Osteoarthritis

Usually caused by the wear and tear of the protective cartilege of the bone. It causes changes in the bone structure and deterioration of the connective tissues.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain – which may increase during or after movements
  • Swelling – Caused by the inflammation of tissues around the joints
  • Stiffness – not able to move (flexion, extension,etc) the joints easily
  • Bony Spur – bony projections form around the joints
  • Crepitus- popping or crackling sounds comes from the joint when you use the joints

Risk Factors

  • Old age-Risk will increase with age
  • Overweight – Overweight may give extra stress to the weight bearing joints like knees, ankles, etc which eventually develop osteoarthritis
  • Bone deformities- Bone deformities will cause stress to the joints and leads to OA
Complications:

It is a degenerative disease which worsens when age progress. Symptoms becomes severe and affects the day-to-day activities.

Ayurveda Treatment

Comprehensive management of OA includes combination of Bahyachikitsa (External treatments) and Abhyantharachikitsa( Internal medicines). Abhyantharachikitsa includes internal medications like ghrita, kashaya, choornas, gulikas, etc and Bahyachikitsa includes Abhyanga, Swedana, Seka, Vasti, Virechana, etc.

Our Approach

 AyurVAID has pioneered evidence based, award winning Precision Ayurveda based protocols for Osteoarthritis treatment. Following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, our physicians perform an in-depth assessment of the key symptoms and health factors of each patient to diagnose the root causes around your diet, individual constitution, lifestyle, work pattern and genetic predisposition. 

Based on the assessment, we arrive at the optimal ayurveda Osteoarthritis treatment protocol for Samprapti Vikhatan or breaking the etiopathogenesis, considering the extent of disease progression, risk factors ,individual constitution ( Prakriti) and the disease prognosis. This approach bridges the gap between the patient’s individualistic factors and the standard treatment protocols thereby making the therapy effective and safe. 

Our whole person centric approach will help you regain your happiest and healthiest state of life.Our rehabilitation specialists will also give you advice on ergonomics, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help you better manage Osteoarthritis.

Patient centricity is at the core of AyurVAID approach, and we have been widely recognized for our breakthrough approach. Some of them include:

  • The first NABH accredited hospital in India, Quality Council of India.
  • Winner of prestigious National award for Best Ayurveda Centre of the year 2017 from Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • Industry best customer satisfaction score of 92%, rated by our patients

The AyurVAID protocol is based on the simple premise that the Physician must diagnose and treat only based on sufficient evidence. This evidence should be ‘patient or rogi based’ in addition to being ‘disease or roga based’ in accordance with the fundamental principles of Ayurveda.

How is this made possible?
  • A thorough and complete recording of the patient’s medical history, capturing every minute aspect of his/her lifestyle.
  • A thorough head-to-toe clinical examination, uncovering health risk factors that the patient is unaware of, directly connected or unrelated with his presenting medical complaint(s).
  • This process of detailed history recording and clinical examination- which includes the classical Srotha-Vikrti pariksha – leads to an accurate understanding of the Dosha status of the individual and lays the foundation for an accurate differential diagnosis and medical management.
  • Further, the patient is entitled to be clearly informed about the diagnosis arrived at, as also understand the medical management proposed for him. The Physician shall proceed only with the patient’s informed concurrence.

Key Outcome

  • Complete relief from pain, swelling and stiffness
  • Increases the comfort by increasing the range of movements of joints
  • Improvement in day to day activities and quality of life

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the activities that increase the risk of osteoarthritis?
Activities includes Jerky movements, Prolonged standing, squatting, Twisting of the joints
What are the do's for Osteoarthritis?
Regular exercises, maintain optimum body weight, drink enough water, maintain proper postures while sitting, lying, etc.
How common is Osteoarthritis?
More than 12% of the population have OA. Age above 65 and women are more prone to this disease.

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