From lack of physical activity to engage in exercise after eating fatty foods, there are several causes of arthritis and joint pains. Moreover, indulgence in incompatible foods and habits also cause arthritis and joint pains. As arthritis can be very painful, it is very important to diagnose the problem of arthritis at the initial stage itself. This is because if arthritis is not treated on time it may further develop the risk of deformity in the joints, osteoporosis etc. According to Vikas Chawla, Founder and Director, Vedas Cure it is very important to identify the severity of arthritis by examining the morning stiffness around the joints of the patients, arthritis of three or more joints, investigating symmetric arthritis, presence of Rheumatoid nodules etc.
Apart from the above, a test of the complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein test, Anti-CCP Test, and X-Rays of the affected joints is also recommended to patients as per their medical reports and severity of pain.
Health Wire spoke to Vikas Chawla, Founder and Director, Vedas Cure – that has launched Ortho Kit – a sustainable healing solution for all kinds of joint and muscle pain – to understand more about arthritis. Here are the excerpts.
Who are more prone to Arthritis?
People with a deficiency of Vitamin D and calcium in their bodies are more prone to developing Arthritis. Even with women especially lactating mothers, this condition is highly likely to develop. This is why women giving birth to more than 2-3 children, are at high risk of developing Arthritis later in their life. After 40 years of age, liquid grease present in the knees starts getting reduced which leads to joint pain, gaps in joints; these are a few initial signs leading to Arthritis.
Walking/running too much on hard surfaces must also be avoided, walking on grass, the garden area is recommended. It puts too much pressure on the joints. Athletes training, running on hard surfaces are therefore made to eat such protein-rich diet and given high calcium intake to avoid Arthritis and joint pain in future.
Is it true that injuries at a young age also contribute to this? If yes, what can be done to prevent it?
Injury is an incident, it cannot lead to arthritis unless it is a severe one which will be damaging the bones only. The causal factors for arthritis are only deficiency of Vitamin D & calcium.
How effective herbal medicines are in Arthritis when compared to allopathy?
Allopathic medicines significantly reduce the pain with the consumption of pain killers, the relief brought is often misconstrued as the end of Arthritis. However, that is not the case, in Ayurveda shallaki gond, dry ginger (saunth), ashwagandha provide strength to bones and ensure a high intake of minerals naturally in 3-4 months.