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Osteo Arthritis, Ayurvedic Treatment, Ayurveda Osteo Arthritis Treatment, Kerala, India

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthrosis; Degenerative joint disease; OA; DJD;

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder, which is due to aging and wear and tear on a joint.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a normal result of aging. It is also caused by 'wear and tear' on a joint.


Often, the cause of OA is unknown. It is mainly related to aging.The symptoms of OA usually appear in middle age. Almost everyone has some symptoms by age 70. However, these symptoms may be minor.

Before age 55, OA occurs equally in men and women. After age 55, it is more common in women.

Other factors can also lead to OA.

Symptoms

Osteoarthritis
Pain and stiffness in the joints are the most common symptoms. The pain is often worse after exercise and when you put weight or pressure on the joint.

If you have osteoarthritis, your joints probably become stiffer and harder to move over time. You may notice a rubbing, grating, or crackling sound when you move the joint.

The phrase "morning stiffness" refers to the pain and stiffness you may feel when you first wake up in the morning. Stiffness usually lasts for 30 minutes or less. It is improved by mild activity that "warms up" the joint.

During the day, the pain may get worse when you're active and feel better when you are resting. After a while, the pain may be present when you are resting. It may even wake you up at night.

Some people might not have symptoms, even though x-rays show the changes of OA.

Signs and tests

A physical exam can show:


No blood tests are helpful in diagnosing OA.

An x-ray of affected joints will show a loss of the joint space. In advanced cases, there will be a wearing down of the ends of the bone and bone spurs.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES

Staying active and getting exercise helps maintain joint and overall movement. recommends an appropriate home exercise routine. Water exercises, such as swimming, are especially helpful.

Other lifestyle recommendations include:


As the pain from your OA becomes worse, keeping up with everyday activities may become more difficult or painful.


Treatments- Sarvangadhara, Shashtika Shalipinda Sweda, Vasthy, Virechana etc and internal medicines.