Bone & Muscle Care

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Sciatica, Joint Pains

Natural Remedies for Arthritis, Back Pain, and Other Musculoskeletal Problems

Musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia affect millions of people. Conventional medicine relies heavily on pain medications and anti-inflammatories to provide relief. But these medications come with side effects and don't always address the root causes.

At Dr. P. Alikuttys Ayurveda & Modern Hospital Kottakkal (home page), we offer a holistic approach in treating musculoskeletal problems. 

Major Musculoskeletal Disorders we are specialized in Ayurveda

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the joints, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and joint damage over time. It often affects smaller joints first like those in the hands and feet. 

  • Osteoarthritis: is wear-and-tear arthritis that occurs when the cartilage protecting the joints breaks down over time, resulting in pain, stiffness, and swelling. It often affects larger, weight-bearing joints like the knees, hips, and spine.

  • Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle, leading to an increased risk of fractures. It results from low bone density and is more common in postmenopausal women due to estrogen decline. Risk factors include older age, family history, and low calcium/vitamin D intake.

  • Osteopenia: is reduced bone density, representing mild bone loss that may eventually progress to osteoporosis if not treated. 

  • Sciatica: refers to pain caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. Common causes are a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or injury.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: is compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist, causing numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and fingers. Causes include repetitive hand motions, rheumatoid arthritis, and fluid retention during pregnancy. 

  • Fibromyalgia: is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep issues, and tenderness at specific points on the body. The exact cause is unknown but likely involves nervous system dysfunction.

  • Joint Pains: refer to generalized joint discomfort affecting areas like the knees, hips, hands, and back. Common causes include osteoarthritis, injuries, gout, strains, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Causes from an Ayurvedic Viewpoint

In Ayurveda, musculoskeletal disorders are predominantly caused by aggravation of Vata dosha. Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. When it becomes aggravated, it can manifest as pain, muscle spasms, cramps, stiffness, and loss of mobility.

Some common factors that aggravate Vata are:

  • Diet and Nutrition: Poor dietary choices, such as excessive sugars and saturated fats, can worsen inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Inadequate intake of calcium and vitamin D may weaken bones, increasing the risk of osteoporosis.

  • Physical Activity: Lack of regular exercise can weaken muscles and joints, contributing to osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Sedentary lifestyles or poor posture can exacerbate conditions like sciatica.

  • Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

  • Stress Management: Chronic stress may worsen autoimmune responses in rheumatoid arthritis and contribute to muscle tension in conditions like sciatica.

  • Occupational Factors: Repetitive movements at work and prolonged sitting can lead to joint wear and tear (osteoarthritis) and contribute to back and leg issues (sciatica).

  • Lifestyle Choices: Adopting a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and good ergonomics can promote overall health and reduce the risk of these conditions.

Our Ayurvedic Treatment Approach

  • Experts advise on herbal medicines to reduce pain and inflammation and nourish bone tissue.

  • Panchakarma detoxification, nourishing and healing techniques to treat and prevent musculo-skeletal disorders. (hyperlink to therapies)

  • Pacifying Vata through personalized diet and supplements and lifestyle advice.

  • Yoga asanas and pranayama for muscle relaxation, strengthening and joint mobility. (hyperlink to yoga page - displaying photos of performing yoga at hospital)

Prevention is Key

Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of prevention by maintaining balance of Vata through a regular lifestyle, proper diet, and avoidance of risk factors. Key preventive measures include:

  • Mindful eating practices.

  • Doing light exercises and stretches.

  • Massaging joints with medicated herbal oils. (product page displaying oil category)

  • Managing physical/mental stress effectively.

Ayurveda provides a holistic framework for dealing with musculoskeletal disorders by considering both physical and mental factors. Following its wisdom can lead to lasting relief and better joint health.

To learn more or make an appointment with our qualified team of doctors(hyperlink to doctors page), please call or email our center(hyperlink to contact us page). Our team combines expertise in both conventional medicine and Ayurvedic principles for integrative care.

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Treats the root cause of the disease rather than the symptoms by using only herbal and organic ingredients that are safe and effective. It does not have any harmful side effects or adverse reactions that are common with synthetic drugs and chemicals. Ayurveda is preventive and educates the individual on the proper diet and lifestyle habits that can prevent diseases and elevate your health.

- Outpatient and inpatient services, where patients can consult with qualified and experienced ayurvedic doctors and receive personalized treatment - Panchakarma therapy, which is a five-fold purification process to cleanse the body of toxins and restore health. - Ayurvedic pharmacy and dispensary, where patients can get access to high-quality and authentic ayurvedic medicines, herbs, and oils that are prepared according to the classical texts and formulas of ayurveda. - Diet preparation and counseling, where patients are provided with nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals that are suitable for their health condition. - Emergency services, where patients can get immediate and adequate care in case of any medical emergency or complication. The ayurvedic hospital is equipped with modern facilities and trained staff.

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