“All my joints hurt.” “My knees are swollen.” “My ankles ache and they feel hot.”
This or a similar experience is what rheumatism patients report with regard to their agonizing complaints.
One or more joints are swollen and warm, and there is radiating, shooting or stretching pain. These are clear signs of inflamed joints. In case of rheumatism, mostly metacarpophalangeal or interphalangeal joints are affected, but the larger joints of arms and legs are also often chronically inflamed. It is also typical to see the pain move from one joint to another, and several joints can be affected at the same time.
Rheumatism often causes restrictions to movement. Prolonged rheumatism very often results in deformation of the affected joints.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on rheumatism?