Arthritis is one of the most common ailment is treated by ayurveda successfully. According to Ayurveda mostly pains are caused by the aggravation of vata dosha. Arthritis is a condition which is caused by accumulation of ama and aggravation of vata. Ama is a toxic by-product of improper digestion. This ama circulates in the whole body and deposits or gets collected at the sites which are weaker and leads to different sandhigata rogas.
Arthritis is mainly managed by abhyanga, swedana, kizhi, vasty etc.
Fasting is very beneficial for digesting the ama. The fasting be complete or partial depending on the strength of the person, season and place