Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects the cartilage of joint. This is also known as degenerative joint disorder of the joints caused by gradual loss of cartilage. This allows your bones under the cartilage to become rub together and the rubbing causes pain, bone erosion, and restriction motion of the joint. Over time, the joint may lose its normal shape. In course of time also bone spurs may grow on the edges of the joint. Bits of bone or cartilage can break off and float inside the joint space, which causes more pain and damage.
What is Cartilage?
Cartilage is a elastic, spongy, flexible type of connective tissue layers covers the bones ends in a joint .It is also provides flexibility, support and smooth movements at joints of your body.
Who Gets Osteoarthritis of the Knee?
Osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis. It can occur even in young people, the chance of developing osteoarthritis rises after age 45. According to the database, lots of people in India are suffering osteoarthritis. In this type of diseases the knee is one of the most commonly affected parts of the body. Women are more likely to have osteoarthritis than men.
What cause osteoarthritis?
- Older age.The risk of osteoarthritis increases with age.
- Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis
- Being overweight
- Getting older
- Joint injury
- Joints that are not properly formed
- A genetic defect in joint cartilage
- Stresses on the joints from certain jobs and playing sports.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis:
- Joint Pain: swelling, warmth, and cracking sound of the affected joints.
- Tenderness: Your joint may feel tender when you apply light pressure to it.
- Stiffness: When you wake up in the morning or after a period of inactivity there is stiffness in the joint portion.
- Loss of flexibility: You will not be able to move your joint i.e. the flexibility of the joint is lost.
- Grating sensation: When you use the joint you may hear or feel a irritating sensation
- Bone spurs: These are the very small tiny growth around the bone end which can be otherwise defined as extra bits of bones that may form around the affected joint.
Homeopathy Treatment for Osteoarthritis:
In all types of arthritis the Homeopathic Medicines offer long-lasting, beneficial impact with no possibility of side effects. And, this is not a hypothesis as the findings of many clinical trials have shown that homeopathic remedies have generated confirming results in all forms of arthritis. Taking the right homeopathic medicines can help patients control the pain and stiffness of joints effectively. Similarly, homeopathy treatment for arthritis can also aid in the management and control of swelling and other clinical symptoms of this inflammatory disease. Most importantly, this treatment ensures a long-lived cure compared to other treatments that provide relief for a short time period.
List of 6 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Osteoarthritis:
RHUS-T. It is the effective Homeopathic medicine for all types of arthritis and joints pain. There is Painful swelling of joints and pains are tearing in nature on tendons, ligaments, and fascia regions. The pains spread at nape of neck, spinal portion, and extremities. Pain is relieved or better by motion. There is soreness feeling of muscles and bones. There is severe pain when the patient starts to move from a long resting position. Rhus-t have prominent symptoms of morning stiffness especially in cold climate found in all types of arthritis including osteoarthritis. The patient also realized legs stiff and paralyzed. The cold air is not tolerated by the people who have osteoarthritis, it makes the joint painful. There is Tenderness about knee-joint and loss of power in forearm and finger of the patient.
MED. MEDORRHINUM is a powerful and deep-acting homeopathic medicine for people who have any sort of arthritis including osteoarthritis and commonly use when the patient have symptoms like: Pain in back, with burning heat. There is heaviness feeling of Legs that ache all night, cannot keep them still. The Ankles easily turn when walking. People feel burning like pain of hands feet and the Finger-joints are enlarged, puffy. There are Gouty concretions. The Heels and balls of feet are tender. There is Soreness of soles.
CAUST. It is one of the best Homeopathic remedies for Osteoarthritis where there is feeling of stiffness of joints, with numbness feeling. There is also feeling of shorting of tendinal part of muscle which mostly found in degenerative osteoarthritis. Causticum also affect in Paralysis especially of single parts. There is Dull, tearing pain in hands and arms. Heaviness and weakness is also felt in joint portion. There is tearing pain in joints. Unsteadiness of muscles of forearm and hand is also occurred. There is Numbness and loss of sensation in arm.
RHOD. It is a wonderful homeopathic medicine for all type of arthritis. These medicines usually applied when the patients have symptoms like: joints are swollen and there is inflammation of great toe-joint. Rheumatic tearing pain in all through the legs, especially right side leg. It becomes worse at rest and in stormy weather. There is also Stiffness of neck. Pain in shoulders, arms, wrists.
Calc-f: It is generally given for the spur over the bones in osteoarthritis joints. It helps to dissolve any sort of hard growth including spur in joint. It also used for periosteal swelling.
Calc-p : CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA One of the most important homeopathy remedies for osteoarthritis. It is especially indicated its symptoms like Stiffness and pain, with cold, numb feeling, worse at any change of weather. There is crawling and coldness result from pain. There are more pain at buttocks, back and legs. There is also Pains in all joints and bones. Weary when going upstairs.