Arthralgia is a condition in which the patient suffers pain in one or more of his joints. It is a typical situation where there is pain in the joints without inflammation. The nature of pain can be described as dull, sharp, stabbing, burning or throbbing, and the intensity maybe mild to severe.
The main reasons for arthralgia are injury including fractures, due to number of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, bursitis, and gout. Also diseases like Hepatitis, Influena, Measles, Epstein-Barr viral syndrome and Lyme disease.
Ayurveda says that Arthralgia is caused by excess of ama and lack of agni. In order to treat Arthralgia the digestive fire has to be ignited and ama has to be suppressed.
Mainly the treatment starts after analyzing a person’s body constitution according to vata, pitha and Kapha and his lifestyle, diet and emotional pattern. Ayurveda concentrates on removing the ama from the joints and bringing it to the colon and then flushing it out. Such a procedure requires the colon to be clean.
Different oils maybe applied to the skin to relieve pain, to remove toxins from the body and restore mobility. It gives lubrication to the joints. If vata aggravates then pain in the joints increases, so the treatment emphasizes on balancing the vata.
Avoid sleeping during day time, staying awake late in the night and mental tensions like worry, anxiety, fear, stress and grief etc