Arthritis

Painful Arthritis Can be Effectively Managed with Ayurveda

As a young kid I observed firsthand the debilitating effects that painful arthritis had on my grandmother, who battled the disease for the last two decades of her life. Grandma loved playing tennis and volleyball, but in her forties a tennis injury to her knee was critical in instigating the early onset of joint pains. Later in life, that knee lost its shock-absorbing capabilities, resulting in chronic pain and stiffness. I saw how the ailment threatened to rob my grandmother of her vitality and vigor.

The oldest known chronic disease, arthritis harms the joints that connects our bones and enable us to move with ease. This ailment is known as the most leading cause of disability worldwide, mostly affecting people over the age of fifteen and is second only to heart disease as a cause of workplace disability. In America alone, the number of those battling all forms of this disease or chronic joint symptoms tops 70 million or one in 7 Americans in all age groups. Of that number, more than 20 million have osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease in which the cartilage that covers the end of the bones weakens, causing chronic pain and loss of movement as bones rub against each other.

My grandmother once thought that her condition was hopeless; then she was introduced to the wonders of Ayurveda, the most popular holistic form of medicine that can cure this incapacitating disease.

Below are three out of countless reasons why Ayurveda is renowned as one of the best treatments for painful arthritis: