Holistic and natural approach towards Knee pain treatment
Severe and constant pain in the knees is definitely a matter of great concern and discomfort for the patients. It is because they are unable to carry out movements of various body parts freely and normally. They have to experience numerous problems such as stiffness, pain, restriction of the movements of the joints in the knees, swelling and so on. In some cases, the patients need some support to get up from the resting position. The condition may keep on worsening if left untreated for long time. That is why proper diagnosis as well as treatment of this painful condition is very much important and necessary so that any further damage to the joints may be prevented.
Generally, people start taking pain-killers or other anti-inflammatory medicines that may offer some relief initially. In the long run, these medicines become ineffective and may in fact start causing side-effects on vital body organs. Ayurveda has come forward with a natural and totally safe cure for this painful condition. It offers certain therapies that may be undergone by the patients at Nidanam Wellness Clinic and such other clinics at their respective places. The healthcare experts available at such clinics offer massages and other modes of pain management to the patients. Such therapies offer long lasting relief from knee pain.
Understanding the Knee Pain
The unique constitution of the knee joints allow us to carry out various types of movements such as bending down or even sitting down on the chairs or on the ground comfortably and easily. Unfortunately, numbers of people in this world and especially those in old age are unable to carry on with normal movements of the knee joints. It is due to severe pain, stiffness, inflammation and other problems experienced by them in relation to the knee joints. Knee pain may arise due to some injury, wear and tear of the cartilage of the knee joints, arthritis, gout and some infections. The severity and intensity of pain in the knee joints may vary depending upon the age, gender and unique physical conditions of the patients. Some people may experience redness in the affected joints. The joints may appear to be warm when touched. Additionally, weakness or instability of the knee joints and popping or crunching noises may also be noticed in some cases. At the same time, the patients also find it difficult to fully straighten their knees.
Chief causes of Knee Pain
Some of the common causes of knee pain are as listed below.
- Some injury to the knees
- Bone disorders including osteoporosis, gout or infections
- Over use of knee joints
- Fracturing of the knee bone
- Breaking of cartilage
- Advancing age due to which bones, muscles and joints become weak
Major signs and symptoms of knee pain
Some of the common signs and symptoms that are noticeable in almost all the patients of knee pain are as follows.
- Constant and severe and sometimes unbearable pain in the knees
- Stiffness in the knee joints
- Swelling and inflammation around the knee joint
- Redness of the affected knee areas
- Tenderness and feeling of warmth over the skin of the affected joint
- Crunching or cracking noises upon movement of the joints
- Difficulty in stretching or straightening the knee
- Inability to carry out normal knee movements
- Difficulty in getting up from resting or sitting position
Knee Pain as per ayurvedic perspective
According to ayurvedic viewpoint, knee pain is known as Sandhigatavata. It means that the provoked Vata is located in the sandhi (joints). Due to presence of excess of Vata in the joints, it starts affecting all the normal physiological functions of the body. In simple words, the problem of knee pain arises in the body when the Vata Dosha becomes predominant. Further, unhealthy and unbalanced diet is also one amongst the key culprits of the knee pain according to Ayurveda. In order to offer an effective and also long term relief from knee pain, ayurveda lays emphasis on retaining the normal balance amidst the three doshas and particularly the Vata Dosha. For this, different types of therapies are recommended in ayurveda for most excellent management of the problem of knee pain.
Ayurvedic therapies for knee pain cure
Below discussed therapies are advocated by the ayurvedic healthcare experts in order to offer relief from knee pain. Have a look.
Application of herbal pastes over the affected knee areas helps in improving the blood circulation. It stimulates the healing process and also strengthens the musculature. Pain and swelling are reduced considerably and effectively.
Use of herbs / sand / rice / choornams in order to offer dry heat to the affected knee joints helps in alleviation of the pain immediately. Apart from pain, inflammation and stiffness is also reduced so that normal movements of the joints may be retained.
Besides the painful joints, it also helps in offering massage to the entire body with the use of medicated herbal oils. It is meant to pacify the aggravated Vata dosha so that pain and other symptoms associated with knee pain may be got ridden of. It also aids in stimulation of the nerve endings so that the same may receive normal and unobstructed blood supply. As a result, stiffness and inflammation of the joints is got ridden of.
The knee joints or muscles are lubricated as well as strengthened as a result of warm and herbal oil squeezed over them. It is also meant to pacify the Vata Dosha.
It is also similar to the Pizhichil with the difference that oil poured over the affected knee joints is retained inside a well that is created by using the black gram or whole wheat flour paste. Normal knee joint movements are restored as the joints get the requisite lubrication and the strength. Patients feel considerable improvement in the mobility of their joints.
With the help of natural therapies and ayurvedic treatments available around, anyone suffering with the problem of knee pain may overcome the same easily and effectively. Such treatment options guarantee total safety of the patients in all respects.