Month: May 2015

Sandhivata (Osteoarthritis)

Osteoarthritis or OA is known as Sandhivaat in Ayurveda. It is also referred to by doctors as degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. OA is a type of arthritis that is the result of the inflammation, degeneration and wearing out of the joint cartilage over time. In osteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows bones under the cartilage to rub together. The rubbing causes pain, swelling, and loss of motion of the joint. People of all ages can develop osteoarthritis although people 50 years of age and above are the most likely one to acquire this disease. The joints most commonly affected are the knees, hips, and those in the hands and spine.

Causes
Getting older
Joint injury
Being overweight
Stresses on the joints from certain jobs and playing sports.

Symptoms
Osteoarthritis symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
Pain. …
Stiffness. …
Muscle weakness. …
Swelling. Osteoarthritis does not usually cause much swelling but may cause a little, especially in the knees.
Deformed joints. …
Reduced range of motion and loss of use of the joint. …
Cracking and creaking.

Diagnosis

A combination of the following methods are used to diagnose osteoarthritis:

Clinical history
Physical examination

X rays—X-rays will help determine the form of arthritis and how much damage there is, including cartilage loss, bone damage, and bone spurs.
Magnetic resonance imaging It is used if there is pain, X-rays don’t show much, or there is damage to other joint tissues.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Sandhivaat(Osteoarthritis):

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