Arthritis is a disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. Clinically, there are more than 100 different forms of arthritis, most common being Osteoarthritis, other forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and related autoimmune arthritic diseases. Mild to severe pain is a common symptom seen in all types of arthritis.
Ayurvedic Description Of Arthritis:
Ama Vata, Sandhi Vata and Vata-rakta are the Ayurvedic terms for different forms of Arthritis. Ama or the toxins are produced as a result of impaired digestion, which by the virtue of aggravated Vata gets transported to the joints thus causing the Ama Vata or the Arthritis. Osteoarthritis or Sandhi Vata is also a form of arthritis, which occurs due to the deposition of Ama in the joints.