Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Treatment Options in Ayurveda
Generally most types of joint pain respond well to Ayurveda treatment. This is especially true of the chronic joint pain conditions like osteo arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The primary objectives of treatment in such conditions is to arrest or slow down the degenerative process as much as possible and to help the patient lead a relatively pain free normal life. This is achieved through a combination of in patient Ayurveda treatment using a combination of herbs and oils, for periods ranging from 3-5 weeks or even more followed by observation of certain dietary and lifestyle regimen back home, and repeated treatments based on need. Continous follow up with your Ayurveda physician will help considerably.
Do remember that the more chronic joint pains are not easy to cure; and more often than not, they cannot be cured completely. However you can be completely free of the symptoms like pain, swelling, redness etc. and lead a normal and medication-free life provided you are able to adher to the advice given by your Ayurveda physician.