Any discomfort or disability to use a joint is commonly known as arthritis which can be a single joint or multiple joint
Symptoms of arthritis:
One or more joints that are swollen or stiff
Joints that look red or feel warm to the touch
Problems doing everyday tasks
pain might be mild or severe .
Even though though there are 100 types of arthritis classified on its root cause the common types of arthritis are :
Osteoarthritis - due to osteoporosis because of ageing or early onset in athletes - where the cushions on the ends of your bones, called cartilage, wear away. That makes the bones rub against each other causing pain in fingers, knees, or hips Rheumatoid arthritis - due to auto immune disorder (where RA factor is positive )- here the immune system thinks our joint cell as a germ / antigen and destroys it leading to inflammation, swelling etc Gout arthritis - where the Uric acid levels are higher than the normal - which settles in the joint and form crystals like plagues . The pain starts from the big toe and spreads to the upper joints . Most common in white collar jobs of sedentary life style - where there is no sweat outs .
Treatment is always done on its root cause in ancient siddha science .
In case of OSTEO ARTHRITIS - RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIS-the mineral based combination is given to strengthen the bones and increase the synovial fluid inside the joints needed for lubrication .
In case of RA - RHEUMATOID RTHRITIS ( auto immune disorder ) , the immune system is corrected by detoxifying the blood , enhancing the liver function to trap out the older circulating hormones ; so that the brain signal pathway is corrected ( hormones being message carriers to the brain )
In case of GOUT ARTHRITIS some diuretic herbs are given to reduce the excess uric acid in blood , and dietary and lifestyle modifications are advised .
According to ancient siddha system , whatever the type of arthritis is .. increased Vatham - excess gas stored inside the joint and cause pain . Hence increased Vatham is balanced or cleared out by cleansing the GIT - Gatro intestinal tract .. and the treatment is started for sooner progress and cure .