Cure Knee Pain with Ayurveda
Aching in knee joints is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. The pain in the joints can be attributed to a ton of factors. Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis, infection, dislocated kneecap and tendonitis to name a few. The severity of knee pain depends on the disorder and environment and may vary from person to person. Few common symptoms may include unbearable pain in joints, tenderness, stiffness, locking and sometimes an effusion. Knee joint pain treatment therapies with current conventional medicine typically focus on pain reduction and control of inflammation; however, these approaches have no effect on the natural course of the disease. Ayurveda is a very old system of medicine, which originated in India. Ayurveda uses herbs found in nature to cure various illness, knee pain and joint pain which can be treated permanently with this indigenous method.
Ayurveda identifies two major types of joint problems. The first type is associated with poorly-nourished joints or low bone density and overall weakness in the joints. This type of problem starts with some discomfort, a cracking sound and if it is not taken proper care it can result in eventual immobilization of the joints. When the bone fails to get nourishment that it requires it can start to get degenerating. The second type is related with a toxic overload in the joints and is the result of too many toxins in the body. Ama gets accumulated in the joint and makes the joint stiff and heavy. If the ama stays there for a long time it can result in swollen and painful joints. Ayurveda gives you the best ayurvedic treatment for knee joint pain.
When Vyana vata gets aggravated, the first type of joint pain can occur. Your ability to absorb food, circulation and metabolism gets weak. The bone tissue fails to receive enough nourishment and eventually degenerates. The imbalance in vyana vata and the weakened circulation, metabolism and absorption create a drying effect on Shleshaka kapha (it governs the lubrication of the joints). When this happens, the joints are not lubricated properly and this creates the discomfort, cracking sound, and diminished flexibility.
To combat such joint pain the vaidyas at Maharishi Ayurveda presents the most effective ayurvedic medicine for knee pain i.e Pirant Oil and Tablets, a quintessential herbal formula that provides nourishment to bones and joints and supports the bone tissue. Pirant effectively relieves acute and chronic inflammation of joints and provides relief from pain and morning stiffness.
Pirant tablets relax muscles and reduce inflammatory swelling in arthralgic joints. Also strengthens the synovial membrane and cartilage tissue of the joint and neutralizes the toxic effect of ama (basic causes of inflammation of joints).
Pirant oil is recommended for tropical application in addition to systematic therapy with Pirant tablets. In both acute and chronic afflictions, Pirant Oil relaxes muscles and reduces inflammatory swelling in arthralgia joints. It neutralizes the toxic effects of Ama, which according to Ayurveda is the basic cause of inflammation and arthralgia. A daily ayurvedic massage with Pirant oil is recommended to prevent these kinds of joint problems because it helps settle Vata dosha.
It counts when you put in great effort to get rid of ama that has circulated throughout the body and settled in the joints. So, when you begin taking care of your joint problem by reducing ama, you should be careful enough to not let in ama again.
Causes of Joint Pain
Joint pain can be caused by
- Bursitis, or inflammation of the cushioning pads around joints.
- Certain infectious diseases such as mumps, influenza, and hepatitis.
- Chondromalacia of the patella, or a breakdown of the cartilage in the knee cap.
- An injury.
- An infection of the bone or joint.
- Over Use of a Joint.
Symptoms of Joint Pain
The symptoms of joint pain are listed below.
- The area around the joint is swollen red, tender or warm to the touch.
- The pain persists for three days or more.
- You have a fever but no other signs of the flu.
Home Remedies For Joint Pain
There are different ways to manage the pain.
- It may help to use topical pain relievers or take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain.
- Stay physically active.
- Stretch before exercising.
- Keep your body weight within a healthy range.
- Get a massage, take a warm bath, stretching frequently and get adequate rest.
Ayurvedic treatment for Joint Pain
Ayurveda advocates a number of herbs that have a very effective anti-inflammatory action, the main one is Guggulu. Ayurveda also employs a number of therapies like Dhanayamladhara (pouring of warm fermented liquid), Abhyanga (Oil massage), Podikkizhi (Herbal powder massage), and a large variety of vasthis (Enemas) which are very effective for inflammatory conditions.