It is the degeneration of cartilage that covers the end of bone in a joint. Mostly it occurs in elderly people and in younger population who are obese. Knee joint is the most common joint affected by OA. Pain, swelling and stiffness of joints are the features of OA. In initial stage pain and swelling occurs and when condition progresses stiffness, restricted movements and cracking sound in joints on movement may occur. The patient may also experiences severe pain in joints on getting up from sitting position and on climbing steps.
In Ayush Ayurveda Hospital management of of OA is planned in two stages. First stage of treatment (both internal & external) will be to reduce the inflammation ie pain and swelling and the second stage includes joint lubricating and muscle strengthening treatment.