What is arthritis?
Arthritis is now a commonly used disease name to refer to joint pain and associated conditions. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis.
Different types of arthritis
Osteoarthritis (സന്ധി വാതം) is the most common type of arthritis. When the cartilage – the slick, cushioning surface on the ends of bones – wears away, bone rubs against bone, causing pain, swelling and stiffness.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (ആമ വാതം) is an inflammatory Arthritis, where body’s immune system mistakenly start attacking the body itself. It is an auto-immune disease.
Common arthritis symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion.
Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time.
Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray.
Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.
Modern medicine and Ayurveda/Naturopathy treats arthritis and related conditions differently. You may learn more about arthritis and related conditions through the below videos:
Naturopaths and Chiropracters have a different take on arthritis and wear & tear of joints
Best Doctors for Arthritis
- Dr. Sahadevan C.D
- Dr. Sasidharan K
- Dr. Raghavan Ramankutty, Dathathreya, Kanjoor, Ernakulam
- Dr. Vijayan Nangelil, MD, Nangelil Ayurveda Medical College
- Dr. Padmanabha Shenoy, Rheumatologist, Shenoys Care, Ernakulam
- Dr. Mohammed Iqbal K.M., Rheumatology
- Dr. George Kallarackal
Naturopathy and Other Alternative Medicine
- Shri. Suresh Vaidyar, Uzhichil (Ayurvedic), Thrissur
- Shri. Unni Vaidyar, Unnimaya Pachila Chikitsalayam
- Shri. Kelu Vaidyar, Kattikulam, Wayanad
- Shri. Mohanan Vaidyar, Koyilandi, Parippalli
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