Knee joints are the key joints of locomotion. When they get hurt, injured, degenerated or inflamed they give pain and makes life difficult. Even the simplest of day-to-day activities seems to be a burden when our knee joints have given way.
There are many diseases which afflict the knee joint and render it passive; osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading one. Osteoarthritis is found to afflict the joints, mainly knee joint in the transition period between the middle age and old age.
It is common in women who are progressing towards menopause or those who have already set into it.
As a clinician I deal at least a couple of patients per day who suffer from knee pain due to osteoarthritis of the whole lot of patients I see. I could well say that ‘Every home has a case of osteoarthritis’ and it would not be an exaggeration. The disease is on a rise due to our erratic lifestyle and unwholesome food habits.
Ayurveda has best remedies and treatments to offer towards effective management of osteoarthritis knee. ‘Sandhigata Vata’ a painful condition of the joints explained in Ayurveda can be compared to Osteoarthritis due to proximity of symptoms. When SandhiVata occurs in knee joint (janu sandhi), it is called as ‘Janu Sandhi-gata Vata’.