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'.
Causes 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
Medical yoga for knee pain relief - A Robust Cure
- Hard or non cushioned footwear
- High heals
- Walking or running on hard surfaces
- Sitting crossed legs
- Using Treadmills
- Excessive cycling
- Lifting heavy weights
- Vit D and calcium deficiency
- Prolonged standing
- Faulty diet
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
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.