Bone and Joint pain is the most common condition in population aged over 55 years. Though it is common in both males and females but the prevalence is more in Females than males. Now a days, the lower back ache, pain in knee joints and Cervical pain are the main emerging issues in the population of all ages.The bone and joint pain is also called as Arthralgia and it may or may not involve joint inflammation and arthritis. Sometimes the pain appear to originate from joints but could have different origin such as muscles, tendon and ligaments.
Bursitis and tendonitis are few names with joint pain but different origin. Some bone and joints pain originates with degenerative conditions and last for long periods. We often seek medical attention and treatment for bone and joint pain, swelling and other injuries but the success rate are very low in modern medical sciences. Some common symptoms of bone and joint pain are: – Fever, Pain and stiffness in affected part of the body – Immense pain and stiffness in affected muscles, especially stiffness and pain (i.e., fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles) in the morning – Loss/ reduced motion and movement – weakness and lethargy – Limping movements, cramps &. tics in muscle and redness in affected part – Inability to bear weight and prolonged sitting/ standing. – Stress and reduced sleep. Some of the common causes of bone and joint pains are: – Arthritis and its types – Injury – Common Infections such as viral infection, common cold, hay fever and other bacterial infections – Certain medical conditions such as Psoriasis, Gout, Hypothyroidism, Anaemia, Anxiety and Obesity.
Pain Management It is very common to take Anti inflammatory medicines for pain and inflammation. The modern medicine do provide the symptomatically relief to pain but doesn’t help to treat the root cause of pain. Further the higher rates of side effects makes them less favourable to our overall health. On the other side, Ayurvedic herbal supplements and therapies focus on healing the root cause of the disease with natural phenomenon and carry no side effects.
According to Ayurveda, the pain in bone and joint pain could be due to internal as well as external factors. When Vatta aggravates ( for example cold season or high vatta aggravating diets), the AMA associated with vatta accumulates in muscles and joints causing pain, inflammation and swelling. Vatta dosha (imbalanced air) and AMA (toxins) are the main cause of pain aggravation. The imbalance in Kapha Dosha (Biohumor related to liquid), due to its heavy nature cause AMA formation. Other factors such as diet, weather, physical and behavioural attributes to further imbalance in physical humors (Vatta, Pitta and Kapha) causing Pain and inflammation. With the help of Ayurveda, we can manage pain after pacifying Vatta and Kapha with Ayurvedic therapies and herbal supplements.
Therapeutic Health Massage: The use of herbal medicated oils and herbs provide relief from pain and inflammation with nourishment of underlying tissues and nerves. The Valuka Swed (Dry steam with herbal poultice) removes the toxins and heal the root cause naturally. The therapy itself have been found very effective in management of bone & joint issues. For more enquiry and appointment; contact Karma health & Ayurveda.