Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Its your wish and will to opt for any system of medicine either ayurveda, allopathy, unani, siddha etc. for your osteoarthritic (OA) knees.
But as an orthopedic surgeon practicing allopathic system, let me explain you the management of OA knee
As you are very young (only 39 yrs), I recommend conservative mode of management as mentioned below -Physical therapy
: The mainstay of treatment in the early case is physical therapy, which should be directed at maintaining joint mobility and improving muscle strength. Other measures, such as massage
and the application of warmth, may reduce pain.
Load reduction : Protecting the joint from excessive load may slow down the rate of cartilage
loss. It is also effective in relieving pain. weight reduction for obese patients, wearing shock-absorbing shoes, avoiding activities like climbing stairs and using a walking stick are worthwhile.Analgesic
medication : Pain relief is important, Simple over the counter medications like acetaminophen
is sufficient in most cases. If this fails to control pain, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be better.
Viscosupplementation : Hyaluronic acid
injections given into the joint in prescribed dosages will give good short term relief in selected cases and helps in postponing total knee replacement
surgery atleast for a year or two.
Hope this information is helpful. Good day