Arthritis is often termed synonymous to joint pain. It is so common but it is not understood in the right sense often. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints characterized by pain, swelling and decreased range of movement of the affected part. Usually the symptoms of arthritis worsen with age. There are different types of arthritis which results from varying factors such as wear & tear, infections, injuries, diseases affecting bones, ligaments, tendons etc.
The most common type of arthritis are Osteo-arthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis. Other than these there are certain classifications such as inflammatory arthritis, Infectious arthritis, metabolic arthritis etc.
Arthritis can affect almost all joints in the body including ankle joints, knees, hips, spine- lumbar & cervical areas and shoulders.
Ayurvedic treatment is well renowned for its efficacy against arthritis. Ayurveda perceives Arthritis as a disease where the humor Vata has the prime importance in the pathology. Arthritis has effective treatment therapies and herbal medications which would help the beneficiary to get rid of the inflammation thereby alleviating any pain and swelling.
At The Health Village,we always insist on Ayurveda for optimal healing. First the guest meets the doctor for a thorough consultation on pathology. This helps him to understand the patient and a diagnosis is arrived at. Arthritis treatment protocol is then charted out based on the diagnosis.
Ayurveda Arthritis treatment can involve different kinds of external therapies such as massages and Dhara. The Arthritis treatment will include certain herbal decoctions too. Some patients may need Panchakarma treatments too for arthritis cure. Your doctor may be able to tell you more once he does the consultation.
Once the pain and inflammation subside, arthritis treatments to improve the strength and integrity of the joints are administered so that the guest can joyfully go back to lead a pain-free walk of life.
Additional to the Ayurveda treatment, we also offer customized Yoga and Pranayama programs to help fight Arthritis. Our Yogacharya will assist the arthritis patient to get acquainted with the Asanas and meditation techniques.
Common Arthritis Treatments Prescribed May Include
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One of the main Arthritis treatments that is recommended by Kerala Ayurveda is Patra-potala svedam. Patra-potala svedam is another highlight of Kerala special treatments. This therapy is administered not only for general sudation but also as a specific arthritis curative procedure for a number of vaata conditions. Chopped and processed leaves of fresh herbs are tied in a cotton cloth to form a poultice and then dipped in warm medicated oils before application. Arthritis Therapy begins with applying suitable medicated oil all over the body and is then subjected to exude profusely through a massage with poultices specific to the condition and applied with steady rotational movements. It is very useful for diseases such as arthritis, spondylosis, back pain, sports injury and all other soft tissue inflammations, especially pain due to arthritis/vaata and disorders or conditions of vaata and kapha predominance.
Have Questions? Please Consult Our Doctor to know how you can treat your Arthritis.