What is Arthritis disease?
Arthritis is a common disease with inflammation of one or more joints. Arthritis symptoms are pain and limited function of joints. The inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by stiffness, swelling, redness and warmth. Tenderness of an inflamed joint can be noted.
Causes of Arthritis :
The causes of arthritis depend on the form of arthritis. Causes include injury leading to osteoarthritis, metabolic abnormalities such as gout and pseudogout, hereditary factors, the direct and indirect effect of infections bacterial and viral, and a misdirected immune system with autoimmunity such as in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
1. Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that causes deterioration of articular cartilage and the formation of new bone (bone spurs) at the periphery of the joints. It is generally considered a primary disease in the elderly but can occur as a secondary condition among young people. Injury, occupation, obesity and genetics are among the factors that cause cartilage of a joint to wear out.
According to Ayurveda, Vata is the most vitiated dosha in this case. Specific Marma massages, Elakizhi, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi along with some oral medications will be advised.
2. Gout is a type of pain of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in and around the joints. With pain, gout can cause swelling, redness, warmth and stiffness. Gout causes sudden joint pain and severe. Most often, gout affects one joint, but it is possible to affect few joints too.
Marma massages, Podikizhi, Elakizhi, Vasti along with dietary restriction and oral intake of medicines are also necessary.
3. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. Its also a inflammatory type of arthritis that can lead to joint pain and redness, joint deformity and disability. Early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and early, aggressive treatment can help prevent joint damage and deformity.
Marma massage, Podikizhi, elakizhi, Vasti along with dietary restriction and oral intake of medicine is most necessary
4. Ankylosing spondylitis, traditionally known as arthritis of the spine, which is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease that belongs to a group known as the spondyloarthopathies. Ankylosing spondylitis causes the spine to become rigid and fused, making it painful to move the neck and spine.
Marma massage, Elakizhi, Pizhichil along with medicine will help in reducing the discomfort of this condition.