WHAT is ARTHRITIS?
Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. Different types of arthritis exist, each with different causes including wear and tear, infections and underlying diseases.
TYPES of ARTHRITIS
The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that first targets the lining of joints
SYMPTOMS of ARTHRITIS
Pain areas: in the joints, ankle, back, fingers, hands, muscles, neck or wrists Pain types: can be intermittent or sharp Pain circumstances: can occur while sitting Muscular: decreased range of motion, difficulty walking, muscle weakness Joints: stiffness, tenderness or swelling Whole body: fatigue or malaise Hand: bump on the finger or bony outgrowth in fingers or toes Also common: flare, neck stiffness, physical deformity or redness
CAUSES of ARTHRITIS and RISK FACTORS
Family history. Some types of arthritis run in families, so you may be more likely to develop arthritis if your parents or siblings have the disorder. Your genes can make you more susceptible to environmental factors that may trigger arthritis. Age. The risk of many types of arthritis — including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout — increases with age. Your sex. Women are more likely than are men to develop rheumatoid arthritis, while most of the people who have gout, another type of arthritis, are men. Previous joint injury. People who have injured a joint, perhaps while playing a sport, are more likely to eventually develop arthritis in that joint. Obesity. Carrying excess pounds puts stress on joints, particularly your knees, hips and spine. Obese people have a higher risk of developing arthritis.
HOW to TREAT ARTHRITIS with AYURVEDA?
Depending on the type of arthritis and many other factors, the treatment may be as follows:
Choorna Pinda Swedam
Patra Pinda Sweda
Shashitika Pinda Swedam
Kati Vasti etc
All these Ayurvedic procedures can be used both separately and in complex treatment. Consult the doctor for a treatment plan.
WHAT AYURVEDIC MEDICINES CAN HELP with ARTHRITIS?
Yogaraja guggulu etc
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HOW to PREVENT ARTHRITIS? DIET and LIFESTYLE
Eat fish. Certain fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Control your weight. Your knees have to support your body weight
Protect your joints
See your doctor