Knee joint pain mostly refers to osteoarthritis in people of older age. Although knee joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, poly arthritis, tubercular arthritis etc. osteoarthritis knee joint pain prevails.

Osteoarthritis causes types

The primary causes of knee joint pain due to osteoarthritis include aging, overweight, excessive use of weight bearing joints, malnutrition (serum calcium or vitamin-D deficiency), professional hazards etc. Menopause and drug reactions are also responsible for osteoarthritic degeneration and knee joint pain. All these causes are mostly found in older age. Trauma may be fingered out as a reason behind osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis knee joint pain symptoms

Knee joint pain impairs the mobility of a person. It restricts the person from standing, walking, again sitting and squatting. It becomes difficult to go to toilet, climb up and down the stair case etc. Pain during rest (mostly at night) is observed. Clinically it is formed that the peri-articular tendons and ligaments are inflamed. In some other cases the synovial fluid is degenerated. The intra-articular space in between the knee joint is reduced causing the degeneration of the cartilage called meniscus.

Osteoarthritis knee joint pain treatment

The Knee Joint Pain ayurvedic treatment includes dietary management Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurveda panchakarma treatment etc. Weight reduction program is a lateral treatment program for the knee joint pain. If the meniscus is not absolutely degenerated, there is maximum chance of recovering the disease. There are certain herbs which strengthen the tendons and ligaments. Osteoarthritis treatments most include Ayurvedic treatment and an education to conserve the knee health.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Ambika Prasad Nayak is chiropractor at Astang Ayurveda hospital.