In osteoarthritis, this cartilage starts to break down, which causes the bones in the joint to rub together causing pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. Joint conditions are caused by the accumulation of Vata in the joints. Vata is dry in nature, and it reduces Synovial Fluid present inside the knee joint.
But yet when we suffer from joint pain we tend to look for quick solutions and make mistakes which worsens the pain. Here are the five mistakes that we often commit:
Suffering from pain in your joints, why not take a painkiller? This is the easiest solution a person can get but did you know that popping some painkillers whenever you are in pain is not a good idea as painkillers are not for a permanent solution but are rather for temporary relief.
Consuming Vata increasing food
Vata is the biological energy that is responsible for movement in the body. Whenever there is an imbalance in vata, it creates blockage in the channels and causes pain. So if you continue to consume vata foods when you are in pain, the problem worsens. Foods that are cool, dry and light in nature such as cauliflower, cabbage, sour or unripe fruits should be avoided in pain.
Living a sedentary life
In the recent times, we choose to live a sedentary life. We prefer the elevator rather than stairs, we prefer sitting in front of the TV all day long and avoid all forms of physical activity. Ayurveda SamyaYog – which means balanced activity. No activity is known as HinYog and excessive activity is known as Atiyog – both of these are bad for your health and wellness. Maintain a balanced physical activity in your daily life.
Excessive strain on joints
You might be a sports person or for that matter, your daily life activity might be putting a strain on your joints, this is Atiyog. When you put excessive strain on your joints it leads to joint pain. But continuing to do so even after you have the problem worsens the pain significantly.
Wrong posture & working position
Sitting in a hunched forward position or staying in a wrong posture for long hours are bad for the bones and joints. If you sit in front of the computer for hours at end, or stand in such a way that puts excess pressure on your joints then it can worsen your pain and discomfort.
What should you do?
If you have been suffering from joint pain problems and want a long term solution, then book a consultation with Jiva doctors for personalized medicine and treatment.