Osteo Arthritis (Knee Pain)


Dand asana with double knot foot stretch

Osteo Arthritis (Knee Pain)

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative and alignment disorder. Typically a patient feels swelling, pain, tenderness, reduced movement and cracking sound in the knee.

Osteoarthritis does involve the entire joint. it's nearby structures such as muscles, ligaments, cartilage underlying bone and the joint capsule are adversely effected. In advance cases the bones remodels. Legs of an knee osteoarthritis patient may become like a 'bow'.

Apart from trauma / injury, Inflammatory joint disease, Congenital / developmental irregularities there are a lot of daily activities which can cause or trigger the Osteo-arthiritis in the knee joint such as

  1. Hard or non cushioned footwear
  2. High heals
  3. Walking or running on hard surfaces
  4. Sitting crossed legs
  5. Using Treadmills
  6. Excessive cycling
  7. Lifting heavy weights
  8. Vit D and calcium deficiency
  9. Prolonged standing
  10. Faulty diet
Medical yoga for knee pain relief - A Robust Cure

Sequence is done with the help of props easily available at home like pillows, belts, chair etc.
  • Danda asana
  • Ankle fixed stretch
  • Leg stretch IV
  • Nagaasan stretch
The sequence of yoga asanas for knee pain is aimed at relieving the pain and strengthening the area to cure the ailment.
Medical Yoga Therapy addresses all these problems in this sequence

Dandasana aims to correct the alignment of the bones ij knee joint. This halts any further deterioration of the knee.

Tone up the paronial group of muscles, (responsible for bow legs).

Pain at Inner side of the knee joint is relived through leg stretch 4.

nagaasan stretch helps in the correction of bow legs.

The sequence strengthens the quadriceps muscles group, which in turn, maintains the corrected alignment of bones and reduces pressure from the knee joints.

It also improves the joint space in the knee.

As patients suffer from pain and restricted motion, the asanas and therapies are done differently with use of props and belts to ease the poses and provide maximum benefit to the patients. These therapies should only be performed under an expert guidance to avoid any complications.