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What Is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis and afflicts millions of people each day. It arises from your joints’ surrounding cartilage breaking down over time, especially with vigorous exercise. The most common areas affected by osteoarthritis are knees, ankles, neck, hips, hands, and spine.

What Are The Osteoarthritis Symptoms?

Pain – You may experience pain or tenderness during or after movement, especially with vigorous exercise.
Stiffness – Your joints may seem stiff after a period of inactivity or when first waking up.
Swelling – You may notice swelling around the affected joint from soft tissue inflammation.
Instability – You may notice your knees buckling or possibly a crunching/cracking sound from osteoarthritis.

Stages Of Osteoarthritis

You should consult a medical professional at the first sign of joint discomfort. Osteoarthritis is considered a degenerative disease, meaning the symptoms will worsen over time without proper treatment.

Osteoarthritis In Knees

People with osteoarthritis in their knees may experience a grating or scraping sensation when moving the knee. If left untreated, knee osteoarthritis can limit your ability to move freely.

Osteoarthritis In Hip

Osteoarthritis in the hips can lead to pain in your groin area and/or buttocks. You may also experience discomfort on the inside of your thigh or knees.

Osteoarthritis In Neck

People with neck osteoarthritis may experience stiffness or discomfort when turning the head up or down or from side to side. This form of osteoarthritis is more common as people age.

Osteoarthritis Of The Spine

Osteoarthritis of the spine deals with cartilage in the joints and discs of your lower back deteriorating. This loss of cartilage can lead to weakness in your arms and legs. Spine osteoarthritis may also produce bone spurs that put pressure on the spinal column.

Osteoarthritis Treatments

Osteoarthritis is a chronic illness that will worsen over time without treatment. However, there are several ways you can reduce your overall pain and move freely. We encourage the Ayurveda holistic approach to treat osteoarthritis. Ayurveda is the science of life. It combines the use of multiple natural remedies including diet, massage, exercise, meditation, and more. 

Ayurveda Massage

Our Ayurveda massage combines the use of organic oil blends and herbs. We heat this mixture to promote relaxation and well-being. The massage you receive depends on the area where you are experiencing osteoarthritis pain. This type of massage can benefit patients in multiple ways including:

  • Removes body toxins and impurities
  • Stimulates weight loss
  • Calms nerves
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Smoothes skin
  • Improves blood circulation

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Greeva/Kati/Janu Vasti

“Vasti” involves the placing of containers with warm medicated oils on the areas affected by osteoarthritis. This practice can be done with your neck (Greeva), back (Kati), or knees (Janu). The goal of the vasti is to nourish and strengthen the joints, muscles and nerves. This practice deeply cleans the blood while building up the muscle underneath the skin and lubricates the affected joints promoting flexibility and longevity. Vasti treatments, especially when combined with other Ayurvedic practices like massage and diet, can aide with relieving pain caused by osteoarthritis.

Diet And Lifestyle

Part of the Ayurvedic approach includes a healthy diet and lifestyle. People with osteoarthritis should eat a healthy, colorful, and balanced diet. The Ayurvedic treatment also encourages proper rest and an exercise regimen that keeps the body active. These two factors reinforce the effects of Ayurvedic massages and Vasti treatments.

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