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Dr. Sudipta Rudra* and Dr. Pulak Kanti Kar


Osteoarthritis, also enormously known as degenerative joint disease is not a single disease. Rather it is the result of patterns of joint failure. It is always characterised by both degenerative of articular cartilage and simultaneous proliferation of new bone, cartilage and connective tissue.[1] The proliferation response results in some degree of remodelling of the joint contour. According to Ayurveda it can be compared with sandhigatavata, which comes under vatavyadhi (degenerative disorders). Here about 12 patients have been selected within the age groups of 40 to 70 years irrespective of sex, occupation, religion. Patients are grouped into 2 (group A & B). Patients of Group A (6 patients) were treated only with oral medicine of YOGORAJ GUGGUL[2] and ASWAGANDHARISTA[3] and patients of Group B( rest 6 patients) were treated with BALA GUDUCHADI BASTI[4] (type of enema) along with the oral medicine of group A. After completion of the schedule therapy for three months, reduction of pain and swelling along with improvement of the movement of the affected joins were found markedly in the group of B. In group A though there were reductions of pain and swelling to some extent but restriction of movement were still persisting. From this result the authors came to a conclusion that Basti applied here is much more significant in cases of osteoarthritis

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