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Osteoarthritis & Osteoporosis

• Osteoarthritis

Many people use the word "arthritis" without knowing the meaning. Arthritis is really not a single disease. There are over 100 different kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body. The word arthritis comes from two greek words, arth meaning "joint" and itis, meaning "inflammation". Thus arthritis is "inflammation of a joint", which is somewhat misleading because in many kinds of arthritis the joint is not inflamed or swollen. The pain however may be nagging. Or at its worst, it can be physically and mentally crippling.

Osteotomy. This literally means 'the cutting of a bone'. This method is used to change the angle at which the bones forming the joint meet. It is used in younger patients with OA affecting only one half of the knee. The operation shifts the body weight onto the better half of the joint thereby relieving pain. However, relief is for a variable period of time depending on the state of the other half of the joint and how soon it begins to wears out.

Osteoarthritis is the commonest form of arthritis or joint disease and is a very important cause of pain and disability in advancing years of life. Some degree of osteoarthritis will develop in everyone in old age and it is estimated that three out of four persons of more than 60 years of age will have definite evidence of osteoarthritis in at least one joint, and one out of ten persons beyond the age of 60 years will have sufficiently advanced disease and have so much trouble that medical advise will be sought. In the next two decades the proportion of aged in population is going to increase steadily and so will increase in the incidence of osteoarthritis and with a commensurate increase in the cost of treatment of this most common joint disease. The natural history of osteoarthritis is variable and joint specific. Osteoarthritis may remain stable or static for many years, or be progressive, or may have periods of waxing and warning of symptoms. Osteoarthritis has no effect on longevity of persons affected with this disease, but can be quite debilitating in terms of limiting activities and diminishing overall quality of life. 

Osteoarthritis is one of the oldest and most common forms of arthritis. Known as the "wear-and-tear" kind of arthritis, OA is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of the joint's cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of the bones and allows easy movement of joints. The breakdown of cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint

The stages of osteoarthritis

Cartilage loses elasticity and is more easily damaged by injury or use.
The joint lining, or the synovium, becomes inflamed due to cartilage breakdown causing cytokines (inflammation proteins) and enzymes that damage cartilage further
Bits of bone or cartilage float loosely in the joint space.

Physicians of Swasti Ayurveda Clinic  treated this patients with unique formulations from herbs and minerals and given patients following supportive directions to combat this problems permanently.

  • Move at least for 30 minutes daily.
  • Eat Black Gram cereals at least once in a week.
  • Don't consume extra calcium food stuff, like eggs and cheese daily. It is least helpful for your bones
  • Avoid eating dry and cold food items.
  • Apply the Ayusua Massage oils once in a week on your joints to protect your joints and if you are suffering with the disease, then apply these oils daily.

• Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition of decrease in the density of bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis literally leads to abnormally porous bone that is compressible, like a sponge. This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in a frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones. Normal bone is composed of protein, collagen, and calcium all of which give bone its strength. Bones that are affected by osteoporosis can break (fracture) with relatively minor injury that normally would not cause a bone to fracture. The fracture can be either in form of cracking (as in a hip fracture) or collapsing (as in a compression fracture of the vertebrae of the spine). The spine, hips, ribs, and wrists are common areas of bone fractures from osteoporosis although osteoporosis related fractures can occur in almost any skeletal bone.

Symptoms of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can also be present without any symptoms for decades because osteoporosis doesn't cause symptoms until bone fractures. Moreover, some osteoporotic fractures may escape detection for years when they do not cause symptoms. Therefore, patients may not be aware of their osteoporosis until they suffer a painful fracture. The symptom associated with osteoporotic fractures usually is pain; the location of the pain depends on the location of the fracture. Fractures of the spine (vertebra) can cause severe "band-like" pain that radiates from the back to the sides of the body. Over the years, repeated spinal fractures can lead to chronic lower back pain as well as loss of height or curving of the spine due to collapse of the vertebrae. The collapse gives individuals a hunched-back appearance of the upper back, often called a "dowager hump" because it commonly is seen in elderly women. 

Osteoporosis in the vertebrae can cause serious problems for women. A fracture in this area occurs from day-to-day activities like climbing stairs, lifting objects, or bending forward.

Types of Osteoporosis

The most common cause of osteoporosis is age. The older you get, the more bone loss you are likely to have, especially if you don't take in enough calcium.

As one gets older, the bones start becoming weaker to some extent. This is a natural occurrence and is quite common in today's elderly people. But in few cases, the bones become so weak and fragile that fractures occur. They can cracks and often break under their own body weight. In such cases, the people are suffering from a disease called Osteoporosis. This means the bones become so weak that small tiny pores are formed and they begin to erode more than necessary. The mineral density is reduced in the bones and this result in low bone mass and hence thinning of the bones occurs. Osteoporosis must be detected as early as possible and must be prevented in order to avoid further degradation of the bones. It generally occurs in the areas of hips, spines, knees and elbows. There are many treatments available to increase the bone mass density and to make them stronger. But most of the people today choose the natural method of treating the weakened bones and also prevent it from thinning further. Natural treatments to prevent Osteoporosis can be started at any point of time in the life and there is no need for one to wait in order to detect if he/she is suffering from this disease. There are many natural ways available to prevent the thinning of the bones. Regular exercise which involves strong movement of the legs and hands keeps the bones strong and fit. This increases the mineral density in the bones and would be highly beneficial when aging occurs. It helps the people avoid cracking their bones when they grow older. The types of exercises, intensity and frequency and duration of such exercises can be known from any doctor taking the suggestions and few precautions that might be involved.

Physicians of Ayusya Herbal  Clinic  treated this patients with unique formulations from herbs and minerals and given patients following supportive directions to combat this problems  reasonably.

  • Diet is of utmost importance in the treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Dairy products are good to have while suffering from osteoporosis.
  • Avoid meat in the diet. This is to be replaced by the green leafy vegetables. This will prevent bones being hollow.
  • Dandelion tea is also said to be good for osteoporosis.
  • Almond milk is also good product to treat osteoporosis.
If you have this disorder, don’t think twice come to our clinic and visit our doctors and for a permanent  side effect free treatment through proper ayurvedic medications and lifestyle management  so do contact us
Rheumatoid Arthritis

In Rheumatoid Arthritis the lining of joints or lining of internal organs are inflamed . This disease may be chronic ( lasts for a long time ) or may flare up intermittently. The inflammation of lining of joints causes swelling, pain, redness, stiffness and warmth in the affected region . The cells of inflamed lining release enzymes which may harm the related bone and cartilage. This process may cause deformity of joint, pain and may restrict joint movements. In ayurveda there is very detailed description about Rheumatoid arthritis or "Ama vata".

Causes :

The exact cause of Rheumatoid arthritis is not known. But immunologists have discovered that Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto immune disease. Some may have a tendency to inherit this disease. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is very well explained in Ayurveda. The rheumatoid arthritis is caused by formation of "ama " ( a toxin that is produced by imbalanced body fire ). The toxin ama is carried by imbalanced vata ( one of the three energetic forces ) and reaches the kapha ( one of the three energetic forces ) dominated places like joints, stomach , chest , brain etc. This toxin becomes sticky due to imbalanced doshas and blocks the vital channels which nourish the body.

The sticky toxin ama not only affects the joints but also spreads all over the body . The channels ( channels like arteries, intercellular spaces , pores in cells etc are called srotas ) which allow nutrients to flow through and nourish body tissues , cells get partially blocked. This leads to a decreased supply of nutrients to body tissues and cells . Thus the immunity of the body gets lowered , the appetite reduces , the body
becomes weak due to insufficient nourishment of body tissues.

The ama which gets harbored in joints acts like a foreign substance and triggers the immune system. This leads to inflammation of linings of joints.

Formation of Ama

Opposite foods, opposite lifestyles, lowered body fire, sedentary work, over physical exertion which involves lot of joint movements cause indigestion , imbalance of doshas and formation of ama



  • Inflammation of joints
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty in moving
  • Pain
  • Usually starts in hands and feet. (wrist and hand joints)
  • Can also affect neck, shoulders, knees, hips and ankles.
  • Some times affects the same joints of both sides of body.
  • Rheumatoid nodules.
  • Chronic RA may cause a damage to affected joints.

The locally exhibited symptoms are explained in ayurveda as follows :

This means the joints of neck ( manya ) , back ( prishta ) , hip ( kati ) , knee ( jaanu ) , sacral region ( trika ) and other joints get inflamed. The joint movements are often accompanied with sounds . This disease which also makes body weak is known as amavata

Systemic :

  • Fever
  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • General fatigue (early symptom)
  • Other boy organs may be affected

According to ayurveda the Systemic symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are described as follows:

  • Body pain ( angamarda )
  • Distaste to food (aruchi )
  • Thirst. ( trishna )
  • Malaise. ( aalasya )
  • Fever. ( jwara )
  • Indigestion. ( apaaka )
  • Weakness ( shoonata )

Swasti Ayurveda Clinic approaches to this disease very significantly. Physicians are consulting patients in very positive manner, giving them unique formulations of herbs and guided them following supportive measures to fight against this disease.

  • Weight reduction
  • Exercise well moving all your joints.
  • Take a warm shower everyday.
  • Ayurveda tips to reduce pain
  • Avoid curds, fish, milk, urad dal, jaggery, and constipating food.
  • Consume horse gram, ginger, bitter gourd, drum sticks.
  • Remove the sprouts (which will be present inside garlic cloves) of garlic by splitting, Soak these garlic in buttermilk over night. Next day morning wash the garlic with plain water. ground this garlic to thin paste.
  • Consume 1/2 tea spoon of this paste with warm water every day morning in empty stomach.
  • Always use hot water to bathe and to drink
  • Avoid cold breeze
  • Do not consume opposite foods
  • Empty bowels regularly
  • Do not control natural urges
  • Avoid late nights and afternoon naps.

Through medications and above written measures, the treatment of “RA” has given very positive impact to the patients through following steps :

  • Avoiding the formation of ama by increasing the body fire
  • Expelling the already formed ama
  • Reduction of inflammation in joints
  • Rejuvenating the affected joints and body. (By providing natural calcium supplement)

So, if you are feeling acute pain in your joints and frusteted with effect less treatment all round, come to our clinic and visit our rheumatologist for a perfect treatment, so do contact us.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one or two years.

Your risk of developing frozen shoulder increases if you're recovering from a medical condition or procedure that affects the mobility of your arm — such as a stroke or a mastectomy.

Treatment for frozen shoulder involves stretching exercises and, sometimes, the injection of corticosteroids and numbing medications into the joint capsule. In a small percentage of cases, surgery may be needed to loosen the joint capsule so that it can move more freely.


In frozen shoulder, the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight. Stiff bands of tissue — called adhesions — develop. In many cases, there is less synovial fluid in the joint.

The hallmark sign of this condition is being unable to move your shoulder - either on your own or with the help of someone else. It develops in three stages:

• Freezing

In the"freezing" stage, you slowly have more and more pain. As the pain worsens, your shoulder loses range of motion. Freezing typically lasts from 6 weeks to 9 months.

• Frozen

Painful symptoms may actually improve during this stage, but the stiffness remains. During the 4 to 6 months of the "frozen" stage, daily activities may be very difficult.

• Thawing

Shoulder motion slowly improves during the "thawing" stage. Complete return to normal or close to normal strength and motion typically takes from 6 months to 2 years.


The causes of froze n shoulder are not fully understood. There is no clear connection to arm dominance or occupation. A few factors may put you more at risk for developing frozen shoulder.

• Diabetes. Frozen shoulder occurs much more often in people with diabetes, affecting 10% to 20% of these individuals. The reason for this is not known.

• Other diseases. Some additional medical problems associated with frozen shoulder include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson's disease, and cardiac disease.

• Immobilization. Frozen shoulder can develop after a shoulder has been immobilized for a period of time due to surgery, a fracture, or other injury. Having patients move their shoulders soon after injury or surgery is one measure prescribed to prevent frozen shoulder.


Pain from frozen shoulder is usually dull or aching. It is typically worse early in the course of the disease and when you move your arm. The pain is usually located over the outer shoulder area and sometimes the upper arm.

So, if you are feeling acute pain in your joints and frusteted with effect less treatment all round, come to our clinic and visit our rheumatologist for a perfect treatment, so do contact us.
Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-forward posture. A severe case of ankylosing spondylitis can make it impossible for you to lift your head high enough to see forward.

Ankylosing spondylitis affects men more often than women. Signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis typically begin in early adulthood. Inflammation also can occur in other parts of your body — such as your eyes and bowels.

There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but treatments can decrease your pain and lessen your symptoms.

What causes ankylosing spondylitis?

In ankylosing spondylitis, the spinal joints, ligaments and the sacroiliac joints (the joints at the base of the spine) become inflamed. This inflammation causes pain and stiffness in the neck and back. Sacroiliitis (inflammation of the sacroiliac joints) leads to pain in the lower back and buttocks.

It is not known what causes the condition, but there is thought to be a link with a particular gene known as HLA-B27.

So, if you are feeling acute pain in your joints and frusteted with effect less treatment all round, come to our clinic and visit our rheumatologist for a perfect treatment, so do contact us.

Slipped Disc

A spinal disc herniation (prolapsus disci intervertebralis), incorrectly called a "slipped disc", is a medical condition affecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc (discus intervertebralis) allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulposus) to bulge out.

The popular term "slipped disc" is quite misleading, as an intervertebral disc, being tightly sandwiched between two vertebrae, cannot actually "slip," "slide," or even get "out of place." The disc is actually grown together with the adjacent vertebrae and can be squeezed, stretched, and twisted, all in small degrees. 

  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation  
Causes - Slipped Disc

Disc herniations can occur from general wear and tear, such as jobs that require constant sitting, but especially jobs that require lifting. Traumatic (quick) injury to lumbar discs commonly occurs from lifting while bent at the waist, rather than lifting while using the legs with a straightened back. 
Herniation of the contents of the disc into the spinal canal often occurs when the front side (stomach side) of the disc is compressed while sitting or bending forward, and the contents (nucleus pulposus) get pressed against the tightly stretched and thinned membrane (annulus fibrosis) on the rear (back side) of the disc.

Symptoms - Slipped Disc

Symptoms of a herniated disc can vary depending on the location of the herniation and the types of soft tissue that become involved. They can range from little or no pain if the disc is the only tissue injured, to severe and unrelenting neck or low back pain that will radiate into the regions served by affected nerve roots that are irritated or impinged by the herniated material. Other symptoms may include sensory changes such as numbness, tingling, muscular weakness, paralysis, paresthesia, and affection of reflexes. If the herniated disc is in the lumbar region the patient may also experience sciatica due to irritation of the sciatic nerve. Unlike a pulsating pain or pain that comes and goes, which can be caused by muscle spasm, pain from a herniated disc is usually continuous.

 Physicians treats slipped disc conditions with age old ayurvedic treatments. Ayurvedic doctors of Ayusya Herbal Clinic generally diagnose using Sanskrit medical texts. Severe back pain in Ayurveda is called Kadeegraham (Lumbago). Slip Disc is a very serious medical condition which comes under this group of aliments called Kadeegrahom. In ayurveda it can be called Sandhivislesham or Asthi Chyudi (Sanskrit words for Slip Disc or Herniated Disc) 

The treatment  of  Slipped Disc in Swasti Ayurveda Clinic  divided into following stages.

1. Setting the bone alignment.
The herniated disc can be restored into its orginal position. Ayusya herbal clinic  has its  own traditional Ayurvedic techniques for setting the bone alignment.
2. Healing procedure for the restored disc.
3. Strengthening the affected area both the disc and also wholistically causing complete rejuventation for the whole spine.
4. Meditation and Medication for two to three months while orally taking traditional Ayurvedic herbal medicines.

If you have this disorder, don’t think twice come to our clinic and visit our doctors and for a permanent  side effect free treatment through proper ayurvedic medications and lifestyle management  so do contact us.
Knee Problem

This fact sheet contains general information about knee problems. It includes descriptions and a diagram of the different parts of the knee, including bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Individual sections of the fact sheet describe the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of specific types of knee injuries and conditions. Information is also provided on the prevention of knee problems.

What Causes Knee Problems?

Some knee problems result from wear of parts of the knee, such as occurs in osteoarthritis. Other problems result from injury, such as a blow to the knee or sudden movements that strain the knee beyond its normal range of movement. How Can People Prevent Knee Problems? Some knee problems, such as those resulting from an accident, cannot be foreseen or prevented. However, a person can prevent many knee problems by following these suggestions:

  • First warm up by walking or riding a stationary bicycle, then do stretches before exercising or participating in sports. Stretching the muscles in the front of the thigh (quadriceps) and back of the thigh (hamstrings) reduces tension on the tendons and relieves pressure on the knee during activity.
  • Strengthen the leg muscles by doing specific exercises (for example, by walking up stairs or hills, or by riding a stationary bicycle). A supervised workout with weights is another pathway to strengthening leg muscles that benefit the knee.
  • Avoid sudden changes in the intensity of exercise. Increase the force or duration of activity gradually.
  • Wear shoes that both fit properly and are in good condition to help maintain balance and leg alignment when walking or running. Knee problems may be caused by flat feet or overpronated feet (feet that roll inward). People can often reduce some these problems by wearing special shoe inserts (orthotics). Maintain appropriate weight to reduce stress on the knee. Obesity increases the risk of degenerative (wearing) conditions such as osteoarthritis of the knee.
If you have this disorder, don’t think twice come to our clinic and visit our doctors and for a permanent  side effect free treatment through proper ayurvedic medications and lifestyle management  so do contact us.
Cervical & Lumber Spondylitis

Cervical and lumbar spine spondylosis refers to spine degeneration in the neck and lower back, respectively. Spine degeneration is a natural part of the aging process that is most common in the flexible and strong lower back and neck. Over the years, natural wear and tear breaks down the spinal anatomy, which can result in a loss of flexibility and mobility, stiffness, and minor aches and pains. However, when cervical or lumbar spondylosis is accompanied by nerve compression, a wider variety of painful symptoms can follow. Treatment of spondylosis is contingent on identifying the location and source of symptoms.

Back and Neck Pain:

Without question, the lumbar spine and cervical spine are most prone to deterioration. Both segments of the spine are extremely flexible and are tasked with supporting a significant weight load. This combination of stress and mobility is the reason that neck and lower back pain are so common – particularly as people grow older. Spondylosis is the word that is used to describe the presence of spine degeneration at various levels of the spine. Spondylosis can affect a single are of the spine or multiple areas at once (multilevel spondylosis). It isn’t a condition itself, but an umbrella term that may refer to the onset of degenerative disc disease, facet disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and any other type of degenerative spine condition.

Cervical or lumbar spondylosis can cause a wide variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Local, chronic pain
  • Traveling pain
  • Muscle weakness or fatigue
  • Soreness and stiffness
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands or feet
  • Sciatica (with lumbar spondylosis)
  • Poor reflexes

If you have this disorder, don’t think twice come to our clinic and visit our doctors and for a permanent  side effect free treatment through proper ayurvedic medications and lifestyle management  so do contact us.

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