Knee pain can have many causes. The knees are large joints with subject to heavy loads to the joint’s bone and cartilage and part of membranes, menisci, ligaments and viscous bags. Around the knee joint, there are many tendons and muscles. All these structures can give rise to pain in knee.
The prevalence of knee pain is increasing, which may be related to several sports injuries (baseball, football, skiing) and unilateral load. In a survey, 30 % of women and 25 % of men reported that they had had knee pain in the past 12 months. The 80 % of all children in the school have had knee pain and 15 % of them seek medical attention for the knee pain. Older women often have knee pain than older men. In general practice, 1-2% of patient complaints of knee pain.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN?
COMMON CAUSES OF GENERAL KNEE PAIN ARE –
Osteoarthritis – Occurs any time in the elderly or in people who have had a serious knee injury earlier. The condition produces pain in the knee during and after impact. Initially, pain may be prominent, rest pain and nocturnal pain is in advanced disease.
Wearing of the patella ( patellofemoral arthrosis) – Is common with age over 40 years- This occurs by walking up and down hills and by sitting with the knee bent.
Arthritis-May results from a wide variety of underlying diseases. It occurs with pain, swelling, increased warmth and reduced mobility in the joint.
Inflammation of cartilage and bone– A tendon can detach from the joint surface and form a free body cavity of joints that can become stuck. Patients are usually between 15 and 20 years. Typically, there has been one or more previous damage to the joint. One can experience the locking of the joint, knee pain, failure, and swelling.
Anterior cruciate ligament injury– it is severe knee injury that often occurs when the knee rotates while the foot is stationary.
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASE OF KNEE PAIN?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda helps to strengthen the body muscles and bones, making them strong even to withstand any external pressures. The herbs in Ayurveda for bone and arthritic diseases help complete the body deficiency in a natural, herbal way.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP IN CASE OF KNEE PAIN
COMMIPHORA MUKUL (GUGGUL)
Guggul has highly potent rejuvenating properties. It revitalizes cells and therefore rejuvenates them. Its purifying properties as well as lipid- regulating properties make it a wonderful herb for many health tonics. It is useful for people who have low haemoglobin and are anemic. It is useful in many heath conditions as it has proved its versatility in several conditions. The effect it has on cholesterol and triglyceride levels indirectly protects the heart from atherosclerosis. The herb also boosts the levels of HDL cholesterol. This herb also has been proved to have antioxidant properties. The herb is beneficial for hypothyroidism related disorders. The herb promotes the metabolism and therefore aids in weight loss. It is also beneficial for conditions like arthritis, pre-menstrual syndrome, bloating and many more. Guggul is used in the preparation of Joint aid capsules.
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMALAKI)
The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare Yograj Guggul.
DRY GINGER (SONTH)
It is also known as Dry ginger. A wonderful anti-inflammatory agent used by Ayurvedic physicians worldwide. It is used for pain and inflammations. It relieves from cervical spondylitis. Osteoarthritic pains relieved by regular use. It is used in Joint aid capsules.
Tinospora, the botanical name for Giloy is well known as an immune moderator. Its Sanskrit name ‘Amrita’ stands for elixir for long span life. It is very effective against auto-immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and gout. It is used in Joint aid capsules.
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in Yograj Guggul.
TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI)
A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins.It is used in cases of low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form. Our product Yograj Guggul has Vibhitaki.
CURCUMA LONGA (CURCUMIN)
Owing to its rich medicinal properties, Curcumin is a widely used herb in case of cancer. Many malignant cancers have found their management in Curcumin. Anti-oxidants present in the herb reduce the free- radicals from the body thereby improving the health and immunity. Curcumin herb has rich anti-diabetic properties that make it a wonderful herb to use for diabetic patients. It is a famous Chinese medicine to relieve digestive and liver related diseases. Its anti- inflammatory properties make it a strong herb for various allergies, infections and inflammations. The herb has the power to fight against toxins and infections owing to its rich anti-biotic properties. It is used in many cosmetics due to its beneficial actions on the skin. We use Curcuma longa to prepare Curcumin capsules.
CORAL (PARVAL PISHTI)
The word Parval is used for Coral. Coral is the store of calcium in the purest form. It has been used since ancient times in Ayurvedic medicine. Derived from the red coral roots, it helps in the formation of strong bones and is very effective in cases of osteoporosis. We use Coral to form CORAL CALCIUM CAPSULES.
AGATE (AKKI PISHTI)
Agate is a natural store of calcium. It is a wonderful heart tonic and is used in many cases of heart and cardiac diseases. It is rich in natural calcium that is required for normal muscle functioning. Agate is made into a natural calcium compound and used in the coral calcium complex. It gives wonderful results in osteoporosis and other low calcium states. Agate is used in CORAL CALCIUM CAPSULES.
PEARL (MUKTA PISHTI)
Mukta means pearl and pishti means powder. So the product if formed from the powdered form of pearl. Pearl is famous for its cooling effects. It helps rejuvenate the body by its soothing effects. It is a very rich source of calcium and is believed to effectively help cases of osteoporosis, bleeding disorders, gastritis, diarrhea, chronic blood pressure and burning sensation. The benefits of Pearl are added to CORAL CALCIUM CAPSULES.