Osteoarthritis Complications, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment


The disorder which affects your joints is called Arthritis. It makes it difficult to move and stay active because of pain and inflammation. It commonly affects the hand, feet, knee and hip joints. There are different types of arthritis which have different causes, symptoms and treatments. In this article, we are going to discuss one type of arthritis which is Osteoarthritis with an Ayurvedic aspect.



Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis which is known as degenerative joint disease or wear and tear. When the cartilage of bone wears down it is called osteoarthritis. It mostly occurs in the synovial joints, hands, hips and knees. Osteoarthritis most commonly occurs in older adults, ages 55 and above. It primarily affects weight-wearing joints. Females are prone to osteoarthritis.


  1. Primary Osteoarthritis
  2. Secondary Osteoarthritis
  3. Primary Osteoarthritis

Primary osteoarthritis is an idiopathic osteoarthritis because it has not any exact cause. There are some risk factors which are involved in developing this condition like obesity, repetitive stress, increasing age and genetics.


The previous condition in a joint which leads to the breakdown of the cartilage is called Secondary osteoarthritis. There are some conditions which cause secondary osteoarthritis like trauma, genetic joint conditions, endocrine conditions and metabolic conditions.


  • There is a greater chance of osteoarthritis in obese people.
  • Ageing
  • History of injury
  • Repetitive movement of the joint
  • Family history of osteoarthritis
  • Abnormal joint structure
  • After menopause in women
  • Vitamin  D deficiency


  • Pain while using the joint
  • Stiffness after resting for a while or in the morning
  • Swelling
  • Grating sensation
  • Tenderness
  • Bone spurs
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Muscle weakness



  • For examination of joint’s tenderness, swelling, flexibility and redness.


  • X-RAY- For finding out the bone space. In osteoarthritis, bone space will be narrowing due to the loss of cartilage.
  • MRI-It is used for detailed images of bone and soft tissues including cartilage.


  • BLOOD TEST-There is not any blood test for osteoarthritis but it can be used for finding out the other cause of pain like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • JOINT FLUID ANALYSIS-For finding out the inflammation and any other reason for pain like an infection or gout.


  • Acetaminophen
  • NSAIDs
  • Cortisone injection
  • Lubrication injection


  • Reduce ability to exercise
  • Sleep disturbance due to pain
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Difficulty in performing daily tasks
  • Higher risk of fall

Ayurvedic Aspect of Sandhivata (Osteoarthritis)

In ayurveda, osteoarthritis is correlated with Sandhivata (osteoarthritis). When in the joint, morbid vata is located and destroys the joints called sandhivata (osteoarthritis). The vitiated vayu, when it reaches the joints of the body, causes sandhivata (osteoarthritis).


  • Excess fasting
  • Excess exercise
  • Depletion of tissues
  • Fractures
  • Excessive consumption of cold and dry food
  • Injury
  • Excessive consumption of bitter foods
  • Excessive consumption of astringent food
  • Excessive consumption of pungent food
  • Awakening all night
  • Excessive administration of panchkarma (cleansing procedures)


  • Vitiation of vata dosha due to excessive intake of vatal ahar vihar ( vata increasing food and activities).
  • Accumulation of vata into the joints.
  • Deformity of joints, muscles and tendons
  • Formation of sandhivata (osteoarthritis)


  • Dosha –  Vata
  • Dushya – Rasa, Rakta, Asthiyan.
  • Adhisthana – Asthi Sandhi
  • Srotas – Asthivaha, Majhavaha
  • Agni – Vishamagni
  • Sroto Dushti – Sang, Granthi, Vimarg gaman
  • Vyadhi Swabhav – Chirkari


वातपूर्णदृतिस्पर्शः शोथः सन्धिगतेअनिले।

प्रसरणाकुञ्चनयोः प्रवृत्तिश्च संवेदना।। (च.चि. २८/३७)

  • Inflammation in the joints
  • Heaviness in the joints
  • Pain during movements of joints
  • Crepitation during walking and movement of joints
  • Deformity in the joints
  • Stiffness

Treatment of Sandhivata (Osteoarthritis)

  • Abhyanga (Therapeutic herbal oil massage)
  • Agni Karma (Therapeutic heat burn)
  • Swedana Karma (Sweating therapy)
  • Sthanika vasti’s

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP-certified Ayurvedic clinic that formulates various medicines to prevent various health problems and provide relief to sick persons. All preparations that are formulated by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any preservatives and additives or resins. These remedies are 100% pure and are formulated under the strict guidance of Ayurvedic M.D practitioners and do not cause any side effects. For the treatment of sandhivata (osteoarthritis), Planet Ayurveda provides many herbal supplements for this disease that do not cause any side effects.


  1. Bone Support
  2. Joint Aid Plus
  3. Coral Calcium Complex
  4. Lakshadi Guggul

Herbal Remedies for Rheumatoid ArthritisHerbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Rheumatoid Arthritis



Bone support is a polyherbal capsule which is formulated by Planet Ayurveda by using Shudh Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Shobhanjan beej (Moringa oleifera), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum), Mukta (compound of Pearl calcium). In this, praval pishti (Corallium rubrum) helps in increasing the natural calcium level in the body. Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis) helps in increasing bone density and arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) helps in circulation.

Dosage – After meals one capsule twice a day with plain water.


Joint aid plus is a polyherbal capsule which is formulated by Planet Ayurveda by using Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). In this formulation, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) helps provide strength to the ligaments and muscles. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) acts as a painkiller and sonth (Zingiber officinale) is helpful in digestion.

Dosage – After meals one capsule twice a day with plain water.


Coral calcium complex is a polyherbal capsule which is formulated by Planet Ayurveda by using Praval pishti (Coral), Akik pishti (Agate), Jawar mohar pishti, Kamdudha ras, Mukta pishti (Pearl) and Giloy Satva (Guduchi). These capsules help in increasing bone density and Jawar mohar pishti is helpful in digestion-related issues. It is a calcium-rich supplement.

Dosage – After meals one capsule twice a day with plain water.


Lakshadi guggul is a polyherbal tablet which is formulated by Planet Ayurveda by using Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Asthisamharaka (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Nagabala (Grewia populifolia) and Shuddha guggulu (Purified Commiphora mukul). In this formulation, ashwagandha and shuddha guggulu help in reducing pain by pacifying the vata dosha. It helps in soothing the ligaments and enhancing bone density.

Dosage- After meals two tablets twice a day with plain water.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4040 (India), +91-172-521-4040 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604


When the cartilage of bone wears down it is known as Osteoarthritis. It is commonly found in females rather than males. In ayurveda, osteoarthritis is correlated with Sandhivata. It is vitiation of vata which after vitiation accumulates in joints and causes deformity of joints, tenderness, swelling and pain. In Planet Ayurveda, to treat sandhivata (Osteoarthritis) Planet Ayurveda provides self-made supplements which give effective results without causing any side effects. Planet Ayurveda provides an Osteoarthritis care pack in which four types of herbal medicines are there which are formulated by Planet Ayurveda under the guidance of experts and MD Ayurveda Practitioners.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan


Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of http://www.PlanetAyurveda.com, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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