OA can occur in any joint. However, the most commonly affected areas of the body include the hand, fingers, knees, hip,spine (neck or lower back)
The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
- tenderness (discomfort when pressing on the area with your fingers)
According to Ayurveda there are three elements present in our body : vata, pitta and kapha which should be in balance. In Ayurveda, OA is a disease that occurs due to vata dosha. Vata-alleviating medicines for Osteoarthritis are suggested for lubrication and strengthening of joints. It not only prevents further deterioration in the joints but also rejuvenates damaged cartilages.