The symptom of pain, swelling or stiffness with limited joint movement is called Arthritis. The term Arthritis is non-specific. By itself it does not refer to any specific disease. It simply denotes the symptoms of some joint related disease. The word 'Arthritis' means 'inflammation of joints'.

The two most common forms of Arthritis are Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent chronic disorder involving the joints. It is also called degenerative arthritis as it is related to the ageing process. In a normal healthy person, joint surface is covered with cartilage, which provides padding in the joints thereby acting as a smooth cushioning material inside joints and preventing bones from rubbing together. However, with progress of age and extensive use of joints, often with wrong postures or burdened with obesity, the joint cartilage gets damaged and starts to wear out completely; leaving the bone ends unprotected and causing painful joints.

The joints that carry the body's weight are most likely to develop Osteoarthritis. Most commonly affected joints are knee joints and vertebral joints mainly in the neck and lower back. However, finger joints near the nails and a joint called '1st carpo-metacarpal joint' in the hands are also common sites of Osteoarthritis. Hip joints may also be involved with Osteoarthritis but this is much less common among Indians.

Osteoarthritis occasionally can be found in multiple members of the same family, implying a genetic basis for this condition. Rarely, some of these hereditary cases of Osteoarthritis are caused by defects in collagen, which is an important component of cartilage.

Through the combination of Classical Homoeopathy, Ayurvedic-Unani formulations and Internationally Acclaimed Advanced Physiotherapy, pain due to Osteoarthritis is reduced considerably and rejuvenation of the affected area begins.

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