MANAGEMENT OF SANDHIGATA VATA (OSTEOARTHRITIS) THROUGH AYURVEDA- A CONCEPTUAL STUDY
The most prevalent type of articular disorder is Sandhigata Vata. It is a form of Vatavyadhi that primarily affects people in Vriddhavastha as a result of Dhatukshaya, which restricts daily activities like walking, dressing, and washing, among others, leaving the patient incapacitated. It qualifies as Kashtasadhya since it is a Vatavyadhi, is situated in Marmasthisandhi, and occurs in old age. The sickness is mostly caused by the Vata Dosha. The condition known as Sandhishotha with Vata Purna Druti Sparsha is characterised by Shula Pradhana Vedana, which is a lack of movement in the joints or painful movement in the joints. The allopathic treatment alleviates the symptoms, but the pathology that is highlighted is not treated because there is no effective medication available. This leads to a number of side effects, toxic consequences, and undesirable responses. Ayurvedic medicine takes a holistic approach to managing illness by emphasising lifestyle changes in addition to pharmacological therapy. In this review article describe the Ayurvedic management of Sandhigata Vata in detail according to Ayurveda.
KEYWORDS- Sandhigata Vata, osteoarthritis, Management