Osteoarthritis OA

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is an inflammation of the joints, involving breakdown of the cartilage at the ends of bones. Pain and inflammation, often from misalignment or overuse, can lead to thickening or bony deposits in these areas.

Osteoarthritis is not a single disease but rather the end result of a variety of disorders leading to the structural or functional failure of one or more joints. Osteoarthritis involves the entire joint including the nearby muscles, underlying bone, ligaments, joint lining and the joint cover.

Causes: - 
Osteoarthritis occurs commonly as a person ages and it is frequently seen in persons above the age of 55 years though it can also occur earlier than this. Before the age of 45 years, it is more common in males. Genetic predisposition also is one common cause for osteoarthritis. This condition usually affects the weight bearing joints such as the knees and hips; it can also affect other joints such as those of the hands, feet and the spine.


The common symptoms of Osteoarthritis:
• Pain and stiffness of the affected joint
• Swelling and warmth of the joint
• Creaking of the joint
• Pain is usually worse after repetitive use of the joint 
• Stiffness is usually worse after a long period of inactivity 
• Pain may occur at rest too (in severe cases)
• Limited mobility of joints
• Inability to squat
• Bony enlargement of small joints of fingers (called Heberden’s nodules)

Spine osteoarthritis can cause:-
• Neck pain and stiffness
• Backache
• Tingling numbness of extremities

Homeopathic treatment:- 
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease where the pathological changes in the joint are almost irreversible. Homeopathic medicine can alleviate the pain significantly but cannot cure the disease completely.                                                                                                                               Most cases respond well as far as the long-term pain relief is concerned. Homeopathic medicines are definitely suggested for osteoarthritis, especially for early cases where the medicines can slow down the degenerative process and offer considerable pain relief.


Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj has successfully cured many cases of osteoarthritis. One can get symptomatic relief within few days. Complete cure within few months.