OA Knee joint is mainly the form of Osteo-Arthritis which is a degenerative joint disease due to the lack of lubricating (Synovial) fluid in the joints, leading to damage in cartilage, bone, joint capsule, ligaments and muscles.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a condition when the cartilage cushioning the ends of bones in a synovial joint gradually deteriorates resulting in pain, tenderness and stiffness of the joints. Osteoarthritis affects millions of people worldwide and eventually ends up in loss of movement of the effected joints. The condition is more common in weight bearing joints like knees, hip etc., affecting the normal routine lifestyle. The risk factors identified by modern medicine include old age (wear and tear), obesity or extra body weight, injuries and bone deformities. OA is seen more commonly in women compared to men. The treatment targets to control the pain and inflammation at the effected joint. Surgical methods like joint replacement or lubricator injections are also used in modern medicine to treat the condition.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Osteoarthritis:
In Ayurveda, this condition is referred to as
What Ayurveda Offers:
Ayurveda specializes in detoxification. Some of the detoxification treatments involve a mild sweating action to help open the physical channels of the body and help push out the toxins. Also, Ayurveda offers special knee joint massage and external treatment for relieving knee pain. In this particular Ayurvedic procedure, the warm medicated oil or herbal decoction is used to bathe the knee. This may be followed by hot fomentation of the knee joint.
Ayurvedic This is an authentic Ayurveda procedure to relieve you from knee pain and is generally performed at Ayurvedic Centres. Two trained therapists will lightly massage your knee with warm and medicated oil which is vata balancing. And then warm medicated oil is filled over the knees, by making a doughnut shape area encircling the knees. This entire procedure takes about 30 minutes. This is one of the best known Ayurveda treatments for knee pain.