Arthritis is the most important cause of physical impairment in the community. It affects people of all sexes, ethnic groups and its frequency increases with the age. The most common conditions are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Gout.
Rheumatoid arthritis has been considered as an autoimmune disease. It affects almost all the systems in the body apart from the joints and produce severe destruction and deformity of the joints. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder and it is the end result of a variety of patterns of joint failure. The disease is usually confined to a few joints like hip, knees and the spine.
Gout is a result of increased uric acid in the body. Crystals of monosodium urate monohydrate derived from hyperuricaemic body fluids deposit in the joints and cause inflammation and destruction of joints.
Arthritis clinic at Ahalia offers classical Ayurveda and Traditional Kerala Ayurveda Treatments for these conditions. The approach is to break the stages of pathogenesis. Each condition will have its own way of evolution and that again vary from person to person. Correction of digestive power and the elimination system, Panchakarmas (the five procedures for purification), strengthening the joints, preventing the occurrence of deformities, modifying the diet and other regimen etc.are the main components of the treatment.