Health pack for Arthritis and Joint pains
- Ajmodadi Churan – Divya Ajmodadi churan is an herbal combination that is very effective in all sorts of painful condition in the body especially caused due to arthritis. It is very helpful in reducing inflammation and pains from the joints. It not only helps in reducing pains but is also helpful in improving the joint condition.
- Aamvatari Ras – Divya Aamvatari ras is an herbal product from the house of Baba Ramdev which has been specifically designed to treat joint problems and arthritis. It not only helps in reducing pain but also is helpful in improving the joint condition. It also helps introducing inflammation from the joint there by repairing the damaged ligaments tendons and other related structures in the muscle.
- Yograj Guggulu – Divya yograj Guggulu is another one of the best known ayurvedic supplement that is effective in all sorts of joint conditions specially arthritis. It is very effective in reducing the pain in the joint and is also helpful in reducing the inflammation. It improves the synovial fluid in the joint thus may be helpful in restoring the “Greece” (lubrication) in the joint. It is helpful in reducing the swellings in the joint. The main ingredient of yograj guggulu Guggal that is anti inflammatory in nature.
- Pidantak Ras – Divya Pidantak Ras is another wonderful product from the house of baba ramdev. It is an herbal product that is effective in reducing the pains in the joints cased due to arthritis. It is also helpful in reducing swellings in the joints.
- Vrihat Vata Chintamani Ras – Divya Vrihat Vata Chaintamani ras is one of the classical herbal products that helps in reducing Vata dosha in the body. It not only reduces pain and agony of the pain but also helps in restoring the lost tissue in the joints. It is extremely helpful in reducing swellings also.
- Pidantak Oil – Divya Pidantak oil is pain reliever oil that is to be applied on the affected and aching joint. It helps in improving blood circulation towards the joint thus reducing pains and also fights against swellings and pains. It is also helpful in reducing stiffness from the joint.
How to use Health pack for Joint pains and Arthritis
Mix all the ingredients from 1 to 5 in a grinder and crush them to make a powder out of it. Consume 1 teaspoon two times a day with warm water.
Apply Pidantak oil on the aching joint in circular motion for 10 minutes followed by hot fomentation.
Arthritis can occur at any age. In the US, there are currently 52.5 million people who have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Though the major bulk of these people — around 62% — are over the age of 65 years, several youngsters are getting diagnosed as well. An alarming statistic is that there are 300,000 infants in the US with arthritis, which is approximately 1 in every 250 children born each year. Today, arthritis stands as the number 1 cause of disability in the world.
Types of Arthritis
There are about 100 different types of joint pains, all of which are commonly called as arthritis. Here we shall talk about a few of the most common ones.
- Osteoarthritis – The region between our bones have a substance known as cartilage. One of the chief functions of cartilage is to provide smooth movement between the bones. However, in old age, this cartilage begins to wear off. This removes the lubrication in the joints and gives rise to osteoarthritis. It commonly occurs in knees, spine and hips, as these are the joints where more pressure is exerted. It occurs mostly in older persons and leads to deformities at the joints.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – This causes swelling and pain in the hands and is mainly felt in the knuckles and other finger joints. It can also be felt in the wrist, shoulder, feet and knees. This type of arthritis can occur at any age and is usually diagnosed between 30 and 50 years of age. This is a quite dangerous type of arthritis because it can also affect vital organs.
- Juvenile Arthritis – This occurs in much younger people and is just like rheumatoid arthritis, but it is also accompanied by fever and anemia. It may affect vital organs as well. However, once diagnosed, it can be fully treated.
- Infectious Arthritis – This type of arthritis is the most dangerous. It is caused when there is infection in the joints. If not treated in time, the infection can affect other regions of the body and cause complications. One of the complications is Lyme Disease.
Other conditions that are associated with arthritis are gout, lupus, spondylitis and bone spurs.
Symptoms of Arthritis
Most forms of arthritis — especially rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis — have similar symptoms because they affect the same parts of the body, i.e. the bones and the joints. The following is a list of the common symptoms.
- Pain in the joints
- Any kind of stiffness in the joints that makes it difficult to move them.
- Redness or swelling in the skin over the joints.
- Excruciating pain when the joint is used for movement.
For juvenile arthritis which affects children, the following symptoms might be observed:-
- Loss of appetite
- Recurring fevers
- Loss of weight
- Iron deficiency in the body, which makes the skin pale (anemia)
- Rashes on the legs and arms
- Stiffness of the joints
- Limping when trying to move
Any of these symptoms must be brought to the doctor’s attention immediately. Care taken in time can prevent the situation from becoming worse.
What Are the Risk Factors for Arthritis?
Arthritis has two kinds of risk factors — those that you can control and those that you cannot. We shall talk about both of these separately.
Risk Factors that You Can Control
- Weight situation – If you are overweight or obese, the risk of arthritis increases. Reducing your BMI can help you combat this situation without any medical assistance.
- Injuries – Injuries, especially to joint areas, can increase the vulnerability to developing arthritis. Some sports injuries in younger life can lead to arthritic pains in the same areas as one grows older.
- Infections – Some microbes can directly cause arthritic pains. This is known as infectious arthritis. It can be cured.
- Occupations and Lifestyle – People who need to move their joints a lot in their work or lifestyle can develop arthritis in the regions of their body that are exerted a lot. For instance, a weightlifter might develop arthritis in the knee as they need to squat a lot.
Factors that You Cannot Control
- Age – Most people develop arthritis as they grow older.
- Genetic Factors – If one of your parents has arthritis, there is a high chance that you might have it when you grow older too.
- Gender – Arthritis is more common in women than in men. About 6 in 10 women stand at a risk of developing arthritis as they grow older. On the other hand, gout shows a higher prevalence in men.
What Care Must Be Taken by Arthritic Patients?
Any kind of recurring joint pain, especially after the age of 65 years, should be immediately given medical attention. Using pain relievers might allay the pain, but recurring pains could be arthritic. The doctor will take an X-ray to determine if there is any form of arthritis in the patient.
Once arthritis is diagnosed, there are many treatment options available. There are therapies as well, such as massage therapy and several herbal treatment methods that can give relief to people with arthritis problems.
You might also be recommended several changes in your lifestyle that could help you in coping with the condition in a better way. There are specific exercises that can be prescribed as well.
How to Manage Your Arthritis?
Arthritis management takes a three-pronged approach in most cases. Once the symptoms are identified and arthritis has been diagnosed, the following pattern is used for treatment.
- Medication – Doctors prescribe antibiotics to allay the pains and strengthen the bones and joints.
- Non-pharmacological Modes – This might include physiotherapy, education of the patient in changing lifestyle habits, using splints in severe cases, weight management, etc.
- Surgery – This comes as the last option if the patient does not respond to any of the previous treatment modes.