Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.


The location and severity of knee pain may vary, depending on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee


Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems.


  • ACL injury
  • fractures
  • Torn meniscus
  • Knee bursitis
  • Patellar tendinitis

Mechanical Problems:

  • Loose body
  • Hip or foot pain
  • Dislocated knee cap
  • Illiotibial band syndrome


  • Osteoarthrittis
  • Rhuematoid Arthrittis
  • Septic Arthrittis
  • Psuedo gout

Traditional medicine concept:

Ayurveda identifies two major types of joint problems. The first type is associated with poorly-nourished joints or low bone density and overall weakness in the joints. This type of problem starts with some discomfort, a cracking sound and if it is not taken proper care it can result in eventual immobilization of the joints. When the bone fails to get nourishment that it requires it can start to get degenerating.It can be corelated with Osteoarthrittis and named in Ayurveda as Janusandhivatam. The second type is related with a toxic overload in the joints and is the result of too many toxins in the body. Ama gets accumulated in the joint and makes the joint stiff and heavy. If the ama stays there for a long time it can result in swollen and painful joints .This condition can be corelated with Rhuematoid arthrittis and named in Ayurveda as Amavatam. In both condition vata, is considered as the major cause.

In Siddha Azhal Keelvayu emphasise on derrangement of Azhal or Pitham initially which is the basic reason of this disease. The derranged Pitham or extreme heat dries up the lubricating fluid present in the joint. Hence crepitation, restricted movements and swelling occurs. At times a low grade fever is present. This disease mainly affects Knee, Hip, Shoulder and Spine.


In traditional medicine the treatment mainly aims to correct the root cause of the ailment rather than providing symptomatic treatment or general pain relieving medicines. Traditionally prepared classical Ayurveda and siddha Medicines that are helpful in preventing degeneration of the cartilage, rejuvenating the dried synovial fluid and providing strength to the joints are administered.  Apart from this Pancakarma therapies and upakarmas are also given for better and faster results.

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