Joint Pain and Pain Management

Arthritis – A primary cause

Arthritis is the most common cause of joint pain and it mainly occurs in two forms.

Osteoarthritis (OA)

is most common in adults aged 40 and above. It tends to affect commonly used joints like the wrists, hands, hips and knees, and is caused by the breaking down of the cartilage that serves as a cushion between the bones of the joint.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

generally affects women more than it does men. It can deform and debilitate the joints over time, causing pain, inflammation, and fluid build-up in the joints as the body’s immune system attacks the membrane lining the joints.

Other causes of joint pain

Ayurvedic approach to treating joint pain

Ayurveda recommends a holistic approach to treatment which comprises diet and lifestyle changes, herbal medicines and therapies that address degenerative joint conditions. Ayurvedic physicians can help choose ideal combinations of medicines depending on the particular patient

Ajwain

Ajwain helps to naturally reduce arthritis pain due to the presence of anti-inflammatory components and their anaesthetic properties.

Sallaki

Sallaki is known to maintain joint strength and relieve pain. It also helps reduce swelling and improve mobility.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus, in oil form, is the most widely used herbal treatment for arthritis. The eucalyptus plant leaves contain tannins which may be helpful in reducing swelling and pain.

Ginger

Ginger is known for exceptional antiseptic properties that help reduce joint pain and swelling. It is also known to increase blood circulation.

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