We provide Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Kerala.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the capsule covering the joints and leads to swelling and inflammation. The etiology is actually unknown but the triggering factors like smoking, alcohol and genetics play an important role.
There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis but all the symptoms can be managed effectively. With proper treatment and medication 80% can live a normal life.
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Our rehabilitation teams
Our doctors work with healthcare professionals to evaluate the impact of injury on your function and develop a recovery plan that is personalised for you. Our rehabilitation teams include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech/language therapists, Acupuncturist, Ayurveda & Naturopathy doctors . We offer care for as long as you need it and advise you of techniques to recover faster.
Our hospital brings together specially trained medical staff, advanced monitoring techniques, and specialized Physiotherapy and Ayurvedic treatments focused on improving the outcomes of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
With a doctor’s supervision many of the dietary and exercise related changes are found beneficial along with treatment.
RA can be managed well in Ayurveda with panchakarma therapies, internal medications and physiotherapy. As the disease progresses, the inflamed synovium invades the cartilage and later bone of the joint.
Panchakarma treatment reduces the stiffness, pain, and swelling caused due to Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The standard procedure includes
- Rukhana(to reduce the swelling): This includes udwarthanam, avikizhi, valuka sweda, dhanyamla dhara, podikizhi & kashaya dhara.
- Vaitarana basti.
Ayurveda Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drugs which have anti-inflammatory and immune modulatory actions are preferred. These block the substances that cause inflammation and reduce tissue damage and pain.
- Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
- Ginger (Zingibe officinale)
- Eranda (Ricinus communis)
- Haridra (tTurmeric)
Physiotherapy Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
At Maurya, Our Physiotherapy treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms and cease the spread of the illness. Through the development of programmes that address flexibility, endurance, aerobic condition, range of motion (ROM), strength, bone integrity, coordination, balance, and fall risk, physiotherapy aids patients in coping with chronic pain and disability.
Before exercising, use hot applications for chronic conditions and cryotherapy for acute conditions.Then start with a moderate-intensive exercise program and progression to high-intensive exercise program if possible aimed at improving aerobic capacity, strength and endurance.
Exercises that stimulate the sensorimotor system will help to improve the stabilization and coordination of a particular joint. For instance, balance-board standing. During these exercises, coordination, balance, and motion control are crucial components.
Exercise therapy is used to help people with RA function better on a day-to-day basis and in social situations by enhancing their muscle strength, aerobic endurance, joint mobility and stability, and/or coordination.
Yoga for Rheumatoid Arthritis
We already know that stress aggravates RA symptoms and even the disease itself. As a result, it is critical to effectively manage stress and to listen to your body. This type of exercise is literally adaptable. Yoga can be modified in a variety of ways to protect your joints.
Each session began with breathing exercises and chanting (5 minutes), followed by a warm-up and moving sequence (15 minutes), and isometric poses (20 minutes) to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. Classes concluded with a 10-minute deep relaxation (savasana), a closing chant, and meditation (5 min).
With significant health benefits, yoga can be a meaningful and enjoyable alternative to traditional forms of exercise such as aerobics or aquatic exercise. Yoga has the potential to significantly reduce stress and frustration.
Patients desperately need more things to do in order to cope with the effects of arthritis on their lives as a whole, involving pain and inability. Yoga may therefore offer greater additional benefits for arthritis patients’ physical and mental well-being.
Frequently Asked Questions !
Stage 1 : Early RA
Stage 2: Antibodies develop and swelling worsens
Stage 3: Symptoms are visible
Stage 4: Bones fuse
There is no complete cure for RA. But the remission of symptoms is less when treatment begins early with medications in a conservative way.
Lines of treatment adopted are drugs targeted for immunosuppressants which will help to reduce the trigger inflammation.