Bone Diseases and Treatment
There are 230 movable and semi-movable joints in our body. Our
bones are made up of calcium – calcium phosphate and calcium
carbonate. Our bones are reserves of calcium. In times of need,
calcium can be given to the body. Our muscle bone skeletal
system provides form, stability and movement to the body. Bones
serve as rigid structures to the body and as shield to protect
delicate internal organs. Movable joints are, shoulder joints,
Hip joint, Ankle joint. Immovable joint is skull. Body joints
are the points at which two or more bones are connected.
Cartilage is a strong, dense tissue that connects the bone
joints. Any disease involving the Synovial Membranes or causing
degeneration of Cartilage may cause Arthritis.
is one of the most pervasive and common diseases in
the world. It is a general term used to indicate any rheumatic
disorder that cause pain, stiffness and swelling of the joints.
Medically, Arthritis is inflammation, characterized by pain,
stiffness & swelling of one or more joints and connective
tissues. Simply Arthritis is a painful stiff joint. Arthritis
also affects cartilage, muscles, tendons, ligaments etc. About 1
in every 4 adult above 65 years of age suffers from Arthritis.
It affects women (especially after menopause) more than men. Osteo – arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and Gout are the types
Osteo – arthritis
is a chronic disease of the joint cartilage
and surrounding tissues that is characterized by pain, stiffness
and loss of function. Osteo – arthritis occurs in weight bearing
joints e.g. – knees and ankle joints. Symptoms are stiffness,
moderate to severe pain, difficulty in moving the joints,
Redness and warmth in the joints and Back pain. Osteo –
arthritis affects the hands and joints of the finger, base of
thumb, neck, lower back, big toes, hips and knees. It often
affects spine. Back ache is common. Osteo – arthritis is
described as “Sandhi Vatha” in Ayurveda which believes that one
of the three doshas, “Kapha” resides in joints. When ‘vatha’
increases ‘Kapha’ decreases and the joint looses its lubricating
oil, resulting in wear and tear of joints.
is an inflammatory arthritis in which smaller joints, including
those of hands and feet are inflamed, resulting in pain and
often the destruction of joints. RA differs from many other
forms of Arthritis because it is widespread in nature, affecting
the whole body, not just the joints. It affects women 2 to 3
times more than men. It is called “Amavatha” in Ayurveda. It is
caused probably by faulty immune system, genetic predisposition
etc. Symptoms are stiff and painful small joints of fingers,
toes, wrists, hand, feet, elbows etc, light fever, tiredness,
Weakness, Morning stiffness, Muscle weakness, Difficulty in
movement. Affected joints enlarge, swell and may freeze in one
position – closed or open
Gout is a painful type of arthritis. It is called “Vatharaktha”
in Ayurveda. It is a disorder that results from deposits of
sodium urate crystals, which accumulate in the joints because of
high blood levels of uric acid leading to attacks of painful
joint inflammation. Gout could be very painful when its attack
is acute. Apart from medication, diet that increases uric acid
in the body need to be avoided.
The causes of Arthritic diseases are Age, Infection, Abnormality
of cells that synthesize cartilage and water retention in
cartilage, Obesity and Faulty life style and food habits.
This is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints
between the vertebrae of the spine and joints between the spine
& pelvis. This disease is 3 times more common in men than in
women Cause not known but may run in families. It occurs in
twenties and rarely after age 40. The symptoms are: - low back
pain, stiffness, subgluteal pain, Early morning stiffness etc.
This is a disorder in which the discs and vertebrae in the neck
degenerate putting pressure on the spinal cord in the neck.
Cervical spondylosis usually affects middle – aged and older
people. Causes could be lack of exercise, faulty posture,
injury, age related wear & tear of the joints, faulty support to
the neck while sleeping (too many pillows), degenerative changes
in the spine (overgrowth of spine, compressing spinal cord).
Symptoms are Pain in the posterior neck often radiating to the
arms, compression of spinal cord causing change in walking (leg
movements become jerky and walking between unsteady) weakness in
the extremities, Numbness & tingling sensation in the hands or
feet. Continuous or Progressive neck pain is the key symptom
This is a rheumatic condition that affects the muscles of the
lower part of the back (lumbar region). Causes are inadequate
support while sitting, Trauma injury to spine, lifting heavy
loads, infections, Psychological factors; driving vehicles,
obesity, sedentary life, osteoarthritis etc. Symptoms are pain
in the lumbosacral region, aggravated pain by back movements,
sitting, standing lifting and bending.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which a progressive decrease in
the density of bones weaken the bones, making fractures likely.
In women bone density progressively increases until the age of
thirty, when the bones are at their strongest. After that, the
bone density gradually decreases. The decrease accelerates after
menopause. Causes could be, hereditary. In sufficient calcium in
the diet, sedentary lifestyle, Thin build, Use of cortico –
steroids or thyroid hormones, Early menopause – alcohol and
tobacco. Symptoms: Progressive low bone density may cause bones
to collapse and deformities. Vertebrae are more prone to
fracture in osteo – porosis causing back pain. Even minor strain
or fall may cause fractures.
Management of Arthritis: Mental and physical
rest in bed necessary during acute febrile stage.
Anemia should be corrected. Stress and strain should be reduced.
Dampness and draught (i.e. breeze produced by wind or fan)
should be avoided. Infection must be treated. Repeated medical
check – up is required to avoid negative effects of medication.
Ayurveda offers a comprhensive cure for bone-joint diseases. It believes
that vayu aggravation in the body causes Arthritis and allied
conditions. The general line of Ayurvedic treatment for
Arthritis include, medications, Abhyanga, (Massage), Swedana
(Fomentation), proper diet exercises yoga, rest and relaxations.
Ayurvedic herbs for arthritis are Vitex Negunda, Cassia
lanceloata, Withania somnifera, Bosewellia serrata,
Balsamodentron mukkul, Saussurea lappa, Ricinus communis, Allium
sativum, Tinospora cordifolia, Nardostachys Jatamanshi,
Boerhaavia diffusa, Aegle marmelos,etc.
Certain important Ayurvedic Generic formulations include,
Balarishta, Vadha vithvamsini Rasa, Vadagajankuja Rasa, yogaraja
Guggulu, Navagrahi sinduram, Vadha Rakshasa, Swarna vadha
rakshasa, Rasa manikyam, Loha soveram, Bhaskara lavanam,
Maharasnathi kwatha churanam Brihachakalathyam krutham,
Panjathiktha gugglu kritham,
Massage and Fomentation
These form an important and popular method of Ayurvedic
treatment for Arthritis and resultant pain management. These
treatments have shown excellent results. The oils used for these
have now become household names and cures. For relieving
stiffness and pain, fomentation adds further relief after
External oils for Arthritis are: Amavadha Thailam,
Balakuduchiyathi Thailam, Balakvakanthathi Thailam, Pralanjana
Vimarthana Thailam, Poonaka Thailam, Dhanvanthra Thailam.
Sheerabala Thailam, Pinda Thailam, Narayana Thailam, Maha Masha
Important caution:- Do not take up exercises in cases of severe
inflammation, with out consulting your doctor. In acute cases,
rest usually heals. But the moment inflammation subsides, start
exercises. Too much rest makes joints immobile and stiff. Mode
of exercises, type of exercises cure to be decided by your
doctor or a good physio – therapist.
Yogic exercises benefit not only the body but also the mind. The
yogasanas must be practiced under the guidance of a yoga
Diet for Joint aches
Natural uncooked foods help treating Joint aches because of
their alkaline content which counter the acidity that
accumulates in the joints. Following natural food regimen for 30
days to three months will help cure joint disorders. In treating
Arthritis diet regimen is as important as medicines. The diet
regimen is better recommended by your doctor to suit your
specific disease / Arthritic problem. Patients with gout must
avoid foods that raise uric acid levels. These foods are organ
meats, some fish & sea food, lcohol, asparagus, spinach,
lentils, beans, celery, Cauli flower, Tomato, Brinjal, Pumpkin,
Milk and Milk Products. Avoid weight gain. Consume calcium rich
foods like milk and milk products – Not for Gout Patients.
Induce Vitamins A, E, B complex, C and D in your diet or as
supplements. Zinc also is to be taken as it increases mobility.
Those with Rheumatoid Arthritis should avoid oils, food colours,
potatoes etc. Chappathi prepared with chana flour (Besan) is a
good supplement and taken once in 2 days, helps elderly people
to strengthen their bones. Horse gram, green grams (sprouted)
also helps in strengthening the bones.
Nutrients for Healthy
Foods that are high in arachidonic acid and saturated fat, that
rank high on the glycemic index (raising blood sugar quickly),
and that have a low ratio of calcium to phosphorus are poor
choices for arthritis sufferers.
Foods to be eliminated:
Mutton or lamb meat, Fried foods, Spicy Foods, Egg yolks, White
flour products (breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, donuts, etc.),
White rice, Soft drinks, Sugary treats and some people with
arthritis notice improvement from avoiding vegetables of the
nightshade family, including tomatoes, potatoes, red and green
peppers, and eggplant.
Foods recommended are:
Fresh vegetables and fruits, Salmon and other oily fish, Nuts
and legumes, Whole grains, Low-fat or nonfat dairy products, and
Nutritionally oriented doctors sometimes recommend a diet
consisting largely of raw foods for their more severely
treatment methods are the most comprehensive, they not only
alleviate the sufferings but also check repeated occurrence. We
give "state of the art" Ayurvedic Medicines in the form of
Tablets, Capsules and Oil, which are manufactured using Herbal
extraction processes, only. We do not give Shasstrik
- There is no food restriction
- There will be no side effects
- The results are guaranteed.
- The medicines can be taken from your home, no
inpatient treatment is required.
- The treatment should be continued for at least three
months depending on the severity, to avoid repeated
To Get Our Treatment
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