Paper Title
Ayurveda Management of Osteoarthritis of The Knee Joint

Osteoarthritis of the knee joint is commonly occurring in modern India as well as the whole world. Aging, obesity, sedentary life style are common precipitating factors of Osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Signs and symptoms like pain and tenderness of the knee joint, restriction of joint movement and swelling are commonly seen in these patients1,2..genuvera and Genu valgus are the common complications seen in this disease. Difficulty in walking is a prominent symptom. Ayurveda medicine is having a positive role in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Ayurveda includes use of vyadhipratyanikaaushadhis (disease specific medicines), panchakarma including patrapindasweda, valukasweda, snigdhasweda, matrabasti, janubasti, use of pathyapathya and diet therapy in this disease 3,4. The drugs and formulations used in the treatment include vatahara, vedanasthapaka, rasayana, immunomodulator, virechana, snehana and swedana actions.5. The present paper highlights the role of Ayurveda in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Keywords - Osteoarthritis, Ayurveda, Rasayana, Panchakarma