Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more of your joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. There are many different type of arthritis but two of the most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. Depending on the type of arthritis. In arthritis most common symptoms are pain, stiffness, swelling, redness and decreased range of motion. The cause of osteoarthritis is damage joint’s cartilage-the hard, slick coating on the ends of bones. Enough damage can result in bone grinding directly on bone, which causes pain and restricted movement. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis the body immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule, a membrane that encloses all the joint parts. This is known as the synovial membrane, becomes inflamed and swollen. The diseases process can ultimately destroy cartilage and bone within the joint.
Guggulu, shatavari, ashwagandha, shallaki, dashamula(ten roots), laksha, ginger, triphala, eranda, sunthi, shigru, bala, lasuna, rasna, are useful herbs in arthritis. Sihanad guggulu, yograja guggulu, lakshadi guggulu, dashmoola kwath, shatavari ghritam, ashwagandha ghritam are useful ayurvedic formulations for arthritis. Panchkarma is very useful in OsteoArthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Abhyamagam, virechana, basti are very effective panchakarma treatment for arthritis. Yoga also very useful in this condition.