“My fingers hurt pretty much all the time.” “My knees ache particularly when going down stairs.” “My hips ache when I get up out of a chair.”
This or a similar experience is what arthrosis patients report with regard to their aching joints.
It begins rather harmlessly. At first here and there is some pain in one or more joints. Gradually, however, the pain-free intervals become shorter and at some point it cannot be overlooked anymore: a permanent arthropathy has developed. Often deformation of joints especially in the fingers or end knuckles of the fingers occurs. In an x-ray, the physician can see a reduction of the buffering cartilage disks within a joint.
A typical symptom is that the arthrosis pain decreases during exercise. Modern medicine recognizes this as a consequence of an injured joint or sees it as a natural symptom of old age.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on arthrosis?