Knee joint Pain causes

Knee joint Pain Cause-Home Remedy-Ayurveda Treatment-Osteoarthritis Knee

Causes of knee joint Pain:

1- Trauma is an external factor for knee joint pain. It gives a jerk to the knee joint followed by an inflammation. Frequent trauma and carelessness lead to degeneration.

2- Degeneration in knee joint is a progressive but irreversible process. It degenerates the bone, the cartilage and the sheath. It takes place due to age, trauma, malnutrition & over weight. As knee is a weight bearing joint , it is highly susceptible to degeneration.

3- Infection may be internal or external. It may be pathogenic or not. But it gives pain. Inflammatory arthritis, tubercular arthritis are the best examples.

4- Different types of Arthritis like Rheumatism, Gout, Osteoarthritis etc also give rise to knee joint pain. Also chronic rheumatoid arthritis behave like an “Osteoarthritis knee”.

5- Others

Home remedies for Knee pain:

1- Bed rest

2- Icing in acute traum case. Cold treatment subsides the inflammation due to trauma.

3- Hot fomentation in chronic case. An oil massage and hot fomentation calms down the exaggerated Vata dosha and so as the pain. Pain is the complication of exaggerated Vata dosha.

4- Nourishing oil fomentation and oil massage in degenerative arthritis case. This is done by Taila dhara (Pizhichil).

5- Knee cap, Knee support- Doctors at Astang Ayurveda always knee joint pain(Although sometimes, one knee is affected) suggest to put on knee cap bilaterally.

6- Pultice (Upanaha)- Purchase Upanaha powder from near by Ayurveda medicine shop. Make a hot paste of the same with water and milk in 1:1 ratio. Spread the paste over a sheet and wrap around the knee joint. Keep it for at least three hours. Then wipe it out with hot water.

7- Knee Exercise-

A. Sit on a chair and extend and raise the affected leg putting on five kg weight on the ankle joint. Repeat the processs 10 times within three repeatations, thrice daily.

B. Cycle in air slleping on the back.

C. Extend and dorsiflex the both feet.

8. Follow arthritis diet.

Osteoarthritis Knee:

Osteoarthritis of knee includes two types of pathogenesis which include “degeneration of bone and synovial fluid in knee” and inflammation of tendons and ligaments those uphold the knee joint. Degeneration occurs due to trauma, injury,chronic arthritis and above all aging. The second type of osteoarthritis in knee takes place due to relative over weight or trauma and injury. Relative overweight means the ratio between t”he tone of the ligaments and tendons around the knee joint” and the weight of the patient. A small example- An overweight person weighing 90 kg is a second type OA knee patient. A person weighing 45 kg also suffers from the same disease? This is because of the low tone of the ligaments and tendons.

Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Knee:

1- Pain

2- Swelling

3- Redness

4- Temperature

5- Immobility/ Restricted movement

6- Crepitation sound on manipulation of patella

7- Pain in outer ligaments or tendons on standing up or sitting down. More prominent

during stepping up and down the stare case.

Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment for Osteo arthritis Knee:

Ayurveda Panchakarma treatment is the best treatment available to manage the osteoarthritis of knee. The Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurveda pancha karma not only prevent the degeneration of the knee joint but strengthen the ligaments and tendons. Normally in modern medicine there is no such good medicine to tone the ligaments and tendons. At the other side Ayurveda does have a good number of herbs which tone the ligament and maintain the actual gap inside the knee joint. Specially for the ligament related osteoarthritis Ayurveda Pancha karma is the best treatment.

Is Knee replacement Essential?

Simply No except the case where the knee joint is frozen due to excessive degeneration and excessive deposition of osteophytes. All the knee joint arthritis can be very well managed by Ayurveda treatment without any surgical interference. Surgery should only be indicated in excessive degeneration and osteophyte deposition. Even also Knee replacement is not a very successful treatment specially in case of overweight people. After some years it fails? Then what is the alternative?



Written By: Dr A P Nayak on 26th June 2013.

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