Osteoarthritis is a painful medical condition that usually affects weight-bearing joints by causing a gradual loss of cartilage in the joints, sometimes accompanied by inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine.
Common symptoms of this condition include pain, stiffness, and difficulty in moving joints. The high prevalence of these conditions and the resulting disability has been known to cause significant financial losses and reduced quality of life.
Ayurvedic herbal treatment for osteoarthritis is the best medicine for arthritis pain that is intended for treating inflammation of the joints and strengthens the weakened cartilage, which is characteristic of this condition.
Drugs are also needed to strengthen the muscles and tendons that support the affected joints. Medication in the form of herbal extracts tablet to be taken orally, as well as a local application in the form of oils and ointments.
The local recommendation with decoctions drugs can be used to bring fast relief pain, stiffness, and difficulty in moving joints.
Conservative management of osteoarthritis include rest, measures of weight loss, physiotherapy, devices mechanical support, vitamin, hot and cold therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, dietary supplements, acupuncture, medication pain-killers, anti-inflammatory medications, ointments locally, injection joints, the alignment operation, and – as a last resort – a joint replacement.
Most of these measures reduce the pain and suffering but failed to cure this condition. Ayurvedic herbal medicines thus have an important role to play in the success of the management and treatment of advanced osteoarthritis.