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52-year-old client visited my clinic who complained of pain and swelling on all of the joints especially neck, lower back, hips, and knees In addition, the pain got worse by engaging in an activity that involved carrying any type of weights. The client also complained about the stiffness in hands after sleep.
In Ayurveda, this condition is called as Sandigata vata (Osteoarthritis). In Ayurveda, this condition is classified under as Vatha Vyadi (means diseases which are caused due to Vata Dosha) and the person affected will have severe pain in the joints.
According to Ayurveda, the cause of this disease is due to aggravated Vata dosha, and according to modern medicine, primary osteoarthritis is Idiopathic and secondary arthritis due to obesity, injury, overuse of a joint etc. The main symptoms mentioned in Ayurvedic textbook about this disease are
Severe pain in joints
Swelling of the joints
A cranky voice from the joints while movement
The affected joint is hard to touch.
My client also exhibited most of the symptoms mentioned above. The client is a working professional, and the work requires 60% traveling and prolonged sitting position in the office for more than eight hours. The client was not having a proper diet plan or physical exercise due to workload.
I applied here four-point strategy to manage the symptoms by step by step.
Ayurvedic Diet chart
Joint Exercise through Yoga
Internal Ayurvedic medication
External Ayurvedic oil application
The client's BMI was overweight. We started with the Ayurvedic diet plan for two weeks to improve digestion as well as to build good eating habits. The client continued the ayurvedic diet throughout his treatment.
After two weeks, the client started to take internal and external ayurvedic medicine for Sandi Gatha vata for two months. The client also continued a few yoga poses to strengthen the joints.
Guluthiktham Gritham two tablespoon early morning
Rasna saptakam kasayam 60ml evening before food
Ksira Bala Capsule with Kasayam.
Sahacharadi tailam for application in the joints affected by pain
After two months of treatment, the joint pain reduced substantially, and client had a good gut health. He was able to sleep throughout the night.
Client is continuing the ayurvedic diet plan and Yoga exercises and stopped Internal medication.
We have advised follow up once every three months.