.....The Wellness Retreat
Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain.
Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days.
Arthritis is one of the most common ailments for which Ayurvedic help is being sought these days.
Arthritis is a condition which is caused by accumulation of ama and aggravation of vata. (Ama is a toxic by-product of improper digestion.) This ama circulates in the whole body and deposits or gets collected at the sites which are weaker. When it deposits in the joints and at the same time there is aggravation of vata, it results in a disease called amavata. This amavata is arthritis.
Degenerative process with in and around the joint also has special characteristics all sorts of overuse injuries tend to enhance degeneration of joint.