Osteoarthritis - Overview

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis usually occurring after middle-age. It is a degenerative disorder that affects knees (most commonly) and hips as well as joints of the hands, feet and spine. Being progressive in nature, its treatment is mainly aimed at pain control and improving the mobility; Homeopathy can offer safe and effective treatment in terms of both of these.

Osteoarthrosis usually appears in middle age and majority of people develop these joint pains by the age of 65 years. Before the age of 55 years, the condition is more predominant in males whereas after 55, it is more common in women.


Causes of Osteoarthritis.

Degeneration of the cartilage (the cushion) between the bones (that form a joint) is the primary cause of osteoarthritis. As the degeneration progresses, the cartilage may be completely lost leading to rubbing of the bones during the joint movement. This leads to pain and the grating sensation during any movement.

There can be numerous reasons why the cartilage wears off:

> As a part of the ageing process.

> Joint injury, repetitive trauma.

> Hereditary,Muscle weakness,Being overweight (causes increased pressure on weight bearing joints),etc.

> Abnormality of the joint anatomy (e.g. being bow legged).

> Presence of Gout, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis or any other disease that affects bones or joints.


Homeopathic Treatment

Healing safely, gently and surely!

At the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a study clearly demonstrated that Homeopathic remedies show positive response in the treatment of Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. We have the proficiency and experience of treating osteoarthritis patients for the last many years. We have been successful in giving good relief to a large number of patients suffering from this disease and imparting a better quality of life to them. Holistic healing forms the foundation of the treatment that we provide.

Homeopathy can offer good relief to patients with Osteoarthritis especially those in the early stages of the disease. The medication can help in controlling pain as well as improving the mobility of the joints. Most patients notice a reduction in the pain and stiffness after commencing treatment and improved mobility of the joints. An overall general improvement in the health is also noted by majority of them.

Since OA is a degenerative condition, it may not be possible to reverse the changes that have already occurred at the microscopic level on the joints but it is possible to slow down the further progress of the condition. In advanced cases, palliation is all that can be offered to the patients.