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Ayurvedic Treatment of Arthritis

Arthritis

About Arthritis

Arthritis is a common joint problem that can affect one as well as multiple joints. Generally there are more than 100 different types of arthritis. But the most common among them are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. The problem of arthritis is more common in women as compared to men. In general, it occurs frequently in older people.

Different Types of Arthritis

Three most common types of arthritis are well explained below:

Osteoarthritis:

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common type of arthritis. This problem occurs mainly due to the breakdown of the cartilage in the joints.

In general, this type of arthritis can occur in any joint of our body. But the weight bearing joints of the hips, spine and knees are commonly affected due to this type of arthritis.

Osteoarthritis may sometimes, affect fingers, neck, large toe and thumb as well.

Ankylosing spondylitis:

Ankylosing spondylitis is another form of arthritis, in which, there occurs painful inflammation that mainly affects the spine. It causes the ankylosis of vertebral as well as sacroiliac joints and is more common in younger males.

The word ankylosing spondylitis consist of two words "ankylo" which means stiffening of a joint and the other word "spondylo" which means vertebrae. In this type of arthritis, the bones of the spine may grow or fuse together which results in a rigid spine.

In general, commonly affected joints by ankylosing spondylitis are the Joints between the vertebrae of the spine and joints between the spine and pelvis. It may occur in other joints as well such as the joints of the shoulders, knees and hips etc.

Rheumatoid arthritis:

Rheumatoid arthritis is also a common form of arthritis that usually starts at the middle age, but can occur in young children and elder people also. Rheumatoid arthritis affects joints on both sides of the body.

The hands, wrists and knees are commonly affected parts by this type of arthritis. It may affect the skin, lungs, heart, blood, eyes and nerves as well.

What are the Symptoms of Arthritis?

The common symptoms of arthritis are listed below:

  • Pain in the joints.
  • Inflammation in the joints.
  • Stiffness, swelling, redness and warmth in the joints.
  • Tenderness in the inflamed joints.
  • Sometimes, fever, weight loss and fatigue.

What are the Causes of Arthritis?

There are several causes of arthritis, but the more common ones are listed below:

  • An infection or injury to the joint.
  • Reduction in the normal amount of cartilage.
  • Weak immune system.
  • Family history.
  • Age factor.

How can Arthritis be Diagnosed?

A doctor can diagnose arthritis by physical exam. During this diagnosis, he will check for fluid around the red, swollen joints as well as the limited motion in the joints.

By extracting and analyzing the joint fluids, he can diagnose from what type of arthritis, a person is suffering. There are some tests that can be used to confirm the arthritis. These include X-ray, MRI and CT scans. These tests helps to see the detailed images of the bones as well as cartilage.

Herbal Remedies for Arthritis by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Joint Support Pack for ayurvedic treatment of arthritis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

Dosage

  1. Bone Support - 2 Capsules twice daily.
  2. Curcumin Capsules - 2 Capsules twice daily.
  3. Joint Aid Plus - 2 Capsules twice daily.
  4. Coral Calcium Complex- 1 Capsule twice daily.

Products Description

1. Bone Support

Bone support capsule has natural calcium extracts obtained from the natural, herbal sources of calcium. Each capsule contains standardized extract of herbs like asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Shudh Laksha (Laccifera lacca), Sahijan (Moringa oleifera), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) and mineral source, Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum).

These extracts stimulate increased absorption of calcium from the blood into the body. The hormonal control that helps in calcium absorption in the body is also influenced by regular use of this capsule.

In case of osteoarthritis, Capsule bone support can be taken as a great health supplement to support joint mobility and minimize loss of synovial fluid which leads to swelling and inflammation at the site of joint.

2. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin is the main active chemical present in Turmeirc which is responsible for the remarkable medicinal properties exhibited by turmeric. Curcumin is a very potent anti – inflammatory agent that helps relieve any kind of inflammation in the body.

It suppresses the immune response that is involved in the development of inflammatory symptoms in the body. Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin capsule contains standardized extract of 95%curcuminoids present in Turmeric. These extracts give the best results, therefore it is always good to go for 95% curcuminoid content while purchasing any Turmeric supplement.

Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin capsule is a very versatile herbal supplement that has great rejuvenating properties and is very helpful in managing senile disorders like osteoarthritis.

3. Joint Aid Plus

Capsule Joint aid plus contains standardized extract of Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shallaki (Boswellia serrate), Ardarak (Zingiber officianale), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).

These capsules help in dealing with all kinds of joint conditions that cause any kind of skeletal problem in the body. Regular use of this product helps in the maintenance of joint flexibility and lubrication so as to minimize wear and tear in patients of osteoarthritis.

Besides this, the capsules act as a great source of dietary nutrition for the bones and joints in the body

4. Coral Calcium Complex

Coral calcium capsule from the house of Planet Ayurveda is a combination of natural plant and vegetable extracts that effectively help in sustained and efficient calcium absorption by the body.

the body. These capsules are purely vegetarian and made from the best quality and purified coral and plant extracts which are rich in many minerals such as Phosphorus, Magnesium, Silica, Vitamin D etc.

All these minerals together help to support healthy bones and joint support in the body. In patients of osteoarthritis, these capsules help in maintaining bone density thereby reducing bone fragility. It also helps to diminish chances of bone fractures that occur due to reduced bone mass in old age.

The ingredients of coral calcium complex are as follows:-

  1. Praval pishti
  2. Akik pishti
  3. Jwar mohra pishti
  4. Kamdudha rasa
  5. Mukta pishti
  6. Giloy satva.

To buy Joint Support Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/products/joint-support-pack

FAQs

How long can you live with Arthritis? Can Arthritis shorten your life?

It depends upon the number of factors. In some patients it can be shortened by 10 years to as many as 15 years. But it is almost impossible to predict the exact lifespan due to the varying nature of Arthritis.

Will Arthritis ever go away?

Yes, but it will take a few months to a year. But this is usually a remission, not a cure. In modern medicine cure is not possible yet but in alternative systems of medicines like Ayurveda permanent relief can be obtained.

How do you make Arthritis pain go away?

  • Do regular exercise
  • Eat a properly balanced diet
  • Improve posture
  • Alternate hot and cold therapy

What is the most painful type of Arthritis?

Gout is the most painful type of Arthritis. In this disease, uric acid crystals cause inflammation in the joints which lead to redness, swelling, stiffness, and pain.

What happens if you don’t treat Arthritis?/ What will happen if Arthritis is left untreated?

If Arthritis is left untreated or if the treatment is not effective then it can lead to permanent joint deformity and damage.

Is banana not good for Arthritis?

Yes, bananas are good for Arthritis as it contains potassium as well as vitamin B6 which combat Arthritis.

What foods make Arthritis worse?

  • Foods rich in fat content
  • Citrus fruits
  • White flour
  • Tomato, potato, peas
  • Red meat
  • Carbonates drinks and Caffeine-containing products

Is hot or cold better for Arthritis?

Both hot and cold therapy is better for Arthritis. These therapies increase the range of motion.

What is the most effective painkiller for Arthritis? / What is the best pain reliever for severe Arthritis?

  • Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) is the natural anti-arthritic herb and is an effective painkiller for Arthritis.
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) possesses an anti-inflammatory property that reduces the pain as well as inflammation associated with joints.

Are tomatoes bad for Arthritis?

Yes, tomatoes are bad for Arthritis because as it aggravates the inflammation.

Can Arthritis be cured?

Yes, Arthritis can be cured. It is curable by Ayurvedic medicines because these medicines are prepared from natural and effective herbs that fix the root cause of Arthritis.

Can Arthritis be deadly?

No, but its complications can shorten the lifespan by 10 to 15 years.

Are eggs good for Arthritis?

Yes, eggs are good for Arthritis because it reduces the morning stiffness associated with Arthritis.

Is apple cider vinegar good for Arthritis?

Yes, apple cider vinegar is good and has been used for treating Arthritis for a long time. It helps to relieve inflammation and its associated symptoms. It is filled with antioxidants which helps to prevent cell and tissue damage in Arthritis.

Is massage good for Arthritis?

Yes, massage is good for Arthritis because it promotes the sleep that relieves pain in muscles and joints.

Do heating pads help Arthritis?

Yes, heating pads increase the blood circulation which in turn reduces pain and inflammation.

Does heat make Arthritis worse?

Yes, heat makes Arthritis worse. It alters the level of fluid resulting in pain as well as inflammation and increases the stiffness in muscles and tendons.

Which is the best vitamin for Arthritis?

Vitamin D is best for Arthritis.

Does coffee make Arthritis worse?

Yes, coffee makes Arthritis worse because it contains caffeine that increases the risk of inflammation and increases the risk of developing rheumatoid factors.

How can I slow down Arthritis naturally? / How can I reduce Arthritis inflammation? / How can I treat Arthritis naturally?

  • Do exercise regularly
  • Improve the posture
  • Avoid carbonated drinks and caffeine-containing products
  • Eat a properly balanced diet
  • Drink potato juice
  • Eat soaked sesame seeds daily
  • Consume 3 to 4 cups of alfalfa tea daily

What fruit is good for Arthritis?

All fruits are good for Arthritis except citrus fruits. You can take fruits specifically like strawberries, red raspberries, avocado, watermelon and grapes.

Is peanut butter good for Arthritis?

Yes, peanut butter is good for Arthritis because it is rich in protein dietary fiber, and unsaturated fats that build up the connective tissue.

How much turmeric should I take for Arthritis?

  • For Rheumatoid Arthritis: 0.5 gm daily.
  • For OsteoArthritis: 0.5 gm to 1 gm per day.

Is walking good for Arthritis?

Yes, walking is good for Arthritis because it increases flexibility, reduces pain and stiffness.

Does apple cider vinegar aggravate Arthritis?

No, apple cider vinegar does not aggravate Arthritis.

Can Arthritis go away?

Yes, it is possible only by Ayurvedic medicines. These medicines work on fixing the root cause of Arthritis.

Can Arthritis be cured permanently?

Yes, Arthritis can be cured permanently. It is curable by Ayurvedic medicines that are prepared from effective Ayurvedic herbs.

What exercise is good for Arthritis?

  • Moderate intensity aerobic exercise
  • A range of motion exercises
  • Other activities like morning and evening walk

How dangerous is Arthritis?

If Arthritis is left untreated then it can cause severe damage to the bones and cartilages lead to joint damage.

Why is Arthritis so painful?

Arthritis is so painful because it is caused by inflammation that causes redness and swelling in the joints. There is wear and tear of the tissues leading to painful conditions in Arthritis.

Is Ginger good for Arthritis?

Yes, ginger is good for Arthritis because it possesses anti-inflammatory properties which reduces the pain and inflammation and improves the functioning of the joints.

Is Apple good for Arthritis?

Yes, Apple is good for Arthritis because it has an antioxidant property and helps in combating Arthritis.

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