Osteoarthritis a.k.a degenerative joint disease / degenerative arthritis, It is one of the most common chronic condition concerning joints, which affects millions of people. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint, but it usually occurs in the knees, hips, lower back , neck, fingers joints, thumb base and big toe.
In healthy joints, cartilage( firm, rubbery organic material ) covers the end of each bone. Cartilage provides a smooth, gliding surface for the motion of joints and plays an important role as a cushion between the bones. In this, the cartilage breaks down, causing pain, swelling and problems in mobility of the joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arhtritis that affects the body's immune system, it is an autoimmune disease, an immune system guards our health by attacking foreign entity such as bacteria, viruses – in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, our immune system attacks the joints by mistake.
This phenomenon creates inflammation that makes the tissue lining (the synovium), inside joints to get dense, resulting in swelling alongwith pain i.e inside joints and regions around it. Synovium is responsible for the creation of a fluid that is essential for joint lubrication and helps us move with ease. Joint damage irreversible, and due to the fact that it can affect anyone at an early age, doctors recommend an early diagnosis and a proactive treatment to control Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Joints are an important formation in the structure of bones. They provide various features to a human body, such as gripping, support, mobility and all other physical activities. If any harm were to come to the joints from an illness or wound, it would interfere with the person's mobility and cause pain.
There are various conditions that could lead to painful joints, namely osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other such injuries. In all of these cases joint pain is usually common. In a national study, it was found out that about one-third of adults were reported to have joint pain. Knee pain was the most widely recognized amongst joint pain, trailed by shoulder & hip pain, however joint pain has a tendency to affect any body part , from ankles & feet to the shoulders and hands. Painful joints are increasingly common as you get older.
We at RJM Herbal Care, centre for Natural Treatment in Siddha & Ayurveda,follow the Siddha system of healing. The word Siddha comes from the word Siddhi, which means an object to heavenly bliss. The system is believed to be developed by the 18 Siddhars. Siddhars are the ancient spiritual saints of India. SIDDHA is fully based on five elements. A deep bond is said to have been found between the outer world and the inner system of mankind.
Siddhars were ancient holy saints and extraordinary scientists who had achieved mind boggling results in the field of medicine. Unfortunately limited recognition of this magnificent and efficient system has resulted in a deterioration of skilled specialists.
A significant part of the viability of the treatment depends on the professional who other than having extraordinary medicinal ability ought to likewise be an individual of immaculate profound and moral fiber. Dr. R. MANGALESWARAN went through a 5 ½ year B.S.M.S course (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Surgery) and got a government registration (No: 3831) under the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR medical university.
Some important questions that may help you understand
What is the best treatment for Osteoarthritis?
There are many treatments for Osteoarthritis, many of which include homemade treatments of various oils and our ancient techniques of using copper water to enhance the overall physical health of the human body. Even magnets have been known to alleviate the pain for the arthritis patients, but studies are not conclusive. At RJM Herbal Care, we implement Siddha Treatment which is a natural way of healing and strengthening the body.
What is the main cause of osteoarthritis?
Primarily Osteoarthritis is related to aging along with the deterioration of cartilage due to excessive usage
• Age: The probability of having osteoarthritis is high in older age groups compared to the younger age groups.
• Genetics: There are sub-types of osteoarthritis which seem to be inherited due to an anomaly in the gene.
• Hormones: The decrease in estrogen can also be a factor in the development of osteoarthritis in women.
• Injury: Injuries of the knee are more likely to result in osteoarthritis if not properly healed.
What are early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
In the early stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), the inflammation in the joints can cause weakness and pain.
There are symptoms such as redness or swelling in the later stages. Other early signs of rheumatoid arthritis include joint stiffness that may last up to 30 minutes, especially in the morning time. Some cases may include flare-ups, which can include fever, loss of appetite, and fatigue.
Can arthritis cause numbness?
Numbness is a loss of feeling which is often involved with nerves. For example, numbness in the arm could be related to a nerve irritation extending from the neck. In the case of arthritis, cartilage deterioration is seen and fluid buildup is common, along with the growth of bone spurs. In such a case where the nerves get irritated or damaged by trauma, or due to excessive inflammation, there is a possibility that numbness could have resulted from arthritis.