Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease mainly affecting the joints. It mainly occurs in weight bearing joints like knee and hip. It results due to degeneration of the cartilage and underlying bone. We at Prashamana Pain Clinic not only help you with pain relief but our treatment stop / slow down the degenration process and improve quality of life

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  1. Old age is the main reason for osteoarthritis.

  2. Previous joint injury precipitates degenerative changes.

  3. Obesity is also major risk factor.

  4. Malnutrition (Undernutrition / Overnutrition)

  5. Lack of Ghee and Tila Taila (Sesame Oil) in daily Diet


  1. Joint pain which interfere with quality of life

  2. Joint swelling mostly present

  3. Stiffness

  4. Restricted movement

  5. Crepitus in the joint

Our Goal of Treatment:

  1. Effective Pain Management

  2. Stop / Slow down degeneration process

  3. Regeneration of Cartilage tissue*

  4. Improve Quality of life and entire health of the body


With allopathic treatment you can only achieve 1st goal (Pain management) at early stage of disease, but at advanced stage of O.A. pain killing drugs don’t respond well as well as cause side-effects.

With Ayurveda treatment you can achieve all above mentioned goals with prescribed Ayu. medicines, Panchkarma procedures and Pathya Ahara-Vihara (Proper Diet).

(* Regeneration of Cartilage tissue –Research work is going on. We have got success in some patients)

Sandhigata Vata:

Ayurveda describes Osteoarthritis as a ‘Sandhigata Vata’. Acharya Charaka mentioned about it 5000 years ago. He told – “If there is a Swelling like ‘Air filled Bag’ at joint and pain during flexion and extension of the affected joint is known as Sandhigata Vata”.



So here we can understand that Osteoarthritis is making people’s life worse since 5000 years. Therefore who can better know about Osteoarthritis than Ayurveda?

Ayurveda line of treatment:

  1. Oral Ayurveda medicines

It includes different formulations acting as per different mode of action. They are used according to nature of the disease as well as person. They help in reducing inflammation and pain.

  1. External applications

Various medicated oils and ‘Lepa’ are prescribed according to severity of the disease. If there is Swelling on the knee, any type of oil or cream rubbing should not be done. It may increase the Swelling. At that time ‘Lepa’ (Hot mixture of medicated powder) is prescribed to apply.

  1. Panchkarma

    Panchkarma includes variety of treatments intended for different diseases. Above them, some of the Panchkarma treatments are used for the management of Osteoarthritis. Panchkarma is advised for curative aspect as well as preventive aspect in Osteoarthritis. When Oral medicines don’t respond well, Panchkarma treatment is advised.

    • Abhyanga (Massage):

    Full body Massage is done by our well experienced staff with medicated oils at our centre. It helps in subsiding provoked Vayu from all over body. It also lubricates the joints and makes them more flexible.

    • Swedana (Hot fomentation / Steam)

    Generally, Swedana is applied after massage. But, sometimes it is used alone without Abhyanga. Various types of Swedana are used for specific stage of disease. It reduces inflammation and stiffness making joint more movable.

    • Shashthisali Pinda Sweda:

    It is indicated in degenerative disorders like osteoarthritis, chronic rheumatism, Neuropathy etc. It is Bruhana (increases Dhatu in Quantity and Quality) type of Sweda. It stops or delays degenerative process in affected organs. It is applied by certain medicated puddings externally on affected site of the body. Course of treatment is 7 to 10 days.

    • Churna Pinda Sweda:

    Certain herbal mixture of powder is taken and heated over the pan. Then take it in cloth, tied cloth and make Pottali. It is applied to affected parts, mostly when swelling present.

    • Janu Basti:

    Certain warm medicated oil is filled in the wall made by black gram powder around knee joint and kept there at least 30 to 45 minutes. Course of treatment is 7 to 15 days. It is very useful in osteoarthritis and Knee ligament injury. a. Basti is the best treatment for Osteoarthritis. Different types of Basti are selected according to patient and severity of the disease.

  2. Basti (Medicated Enema)

Though Basti comes under Panchkarma treatment, we have described it separately. It shows its importance. Basti stands top in the treatment of Osteoarthritis. Without Basti, OA treatment is incomplete. We are specialized in Different types of Basti. Specific Basti is selected according to nature of the disease and person.


Certain Medicated Oil and Decoction is inserted into Anus via Rubber Catheter. It is absorbed into large intestine and reaches the each and every cells of the body. It stops or delays degeneration process of knee. No doubt, it is the best treatment in the world for Osteoarthritis.

Course of Treatment:

Course of treatment may vary from 7 to 30 days. In severe degeneration of Knee cartilage, Basti Course is to be repeated 3 to 4 times at specific time of interval.

  1. Rasayana (Rejuvenating Treatment)

Certain herbs in Ayurveda are used to arrest degeneration process and make life stable up to 100 years. In this treatment, very strict diet and lifestyle changes are recommended along with medicine. Treatment course may vary up to severity of disease.

  1. Quick pain relief procedures including Agnikarma and Rakta-Mokshana

These treatments are used for quick pain relief. There is no side effect of this treatment. You can become free from dangerous pain killers. For more information, Refer – Quick Pain Relief

  1. Proper Diet according to your Prakruti and Nature of disease

  2. Vyayama (Exercise) suggested by our Dr. according to the nature of disease

  3. Stay away from purchasing products for Osteoarthritis sold on TV advertisement and Newspapers. It is can be dangerous to your body. They sell herbal products with the name of Ayurveda whom has no connection with Ayurveda. Those products may contain Steroids and other dangerous drugs.

Consult Prashamana Pain Clinic now for 100% ayurvedic and side effect free treatment for Osteoarthritis, To get an appointment Call: 9426910461 now.