Arthritis is an inflammation of the joint. The name Arthritis has been derived from the Greek words 'athron' meaning joints and 'itis' meaning inflammation. Arthritis is a degenerative state that affects the joints leading to severe joint pain and inflammation. In certain cases the pain is so severe that it leads to immobility as well.
According to Ayurveda arthritis is a 'vata' or air disorder. When ama (toxic produced because of improper digestion of food) gets accumulated in the body, then the ama actually circulates in the entire body. Where ever it finds the weak part in the body it stays there. And when ama comes to joints then it gets deposited there and leads to the disease called amavata. The amavata is actually the arthritis.
Further in order to do arthritis treatment as per ayurveda reduce the ama and vata by eating the food that produces less air and also there should be proper digestion of the food.
There are about 150 types of arthritis but the most common ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is actually a degenerative form of joint disease that occurs in old age. Whereas rheumatoid arthritis is serious than the osteoarthritis as it affects the joints of knee, fingers, hips, feet and wrists. Also it affects the muscles, tissues and tendons of the body.
The major symptom of arthritis is the pain in joints especially the knee joint along with joint stiffness. Exercise generally increases the joint pain. Rheumatoid arthritis take few months to develop in which almost every joint gets affected and it also leads to the deformation of hand and feet joints. The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are more severe when you get up in the morning.
In some cases the stiffness and inflammation of joint is also accompanied by fever and chills. This is quiet possible that you are having infectious arthritis or a disease that is causing arthritis like symptoms.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs in children. Fortunately it is very rare. In this type of arthritis weight loss, anemia, and fever occurs. Also there will be some blotchy rashes on the arms and legs.
Neem has been mentioned many a times in ancient Vedas. It has been said that every part of the neem is beneficial. Nimbin in neem is anti inflammatory that is the main reason of using neem to cure arthritis. Also polysaccharide present in neem reduces the inflammation and pain.
Give your body a neem oil massage. This will reduce the inflammation as well as the pain.
Neem leaf and neem flower extract is also very beneficial to cure arthritis. Drink 50 ml of neem leaf and flower extract twice a day for a month to cure arthritis. You can make the neem extract by boiling 100 gms of pulverized neem leaves and flowers in 250 ml of water. Boil these for 30 mins. Extract the liquid and cool it.