Watch Out for These Symptoms of Arthritis in Your Fingers and Thumbs

arthritis in fingers

The tissues that line the body's various joints are affected by arthritis. A lot of the time, arthritis attacks the cartilage or lining of the joints. Cartilage is a connective tissue found at the joints between two bones. The ends of the bones that meet at the joint are exposed when arthritis patients' cartilage begins to break down. As a result, the bones begin to wear out and rub against one another.

The wrist, knuckles, base of the thumb, and second and top joints of the fingers are just a few of the joints in the hand. Arthritis can develop at any one of these locations. Hand arthritis can cause pain, stiffness, and hand deformity. The condition can worsen, making it hard to do even the things you do every day.

Hand-affected arthritis types, there are many different kinds of arthritis, but the three most common ones are:

Ayurveda Perspective

The cartilage channels are called "Asthivaha Srotas" in Ayurveda. Whenever there is excess Vata in the body, whether because of age or diet/lifestyle factors, it finds places where it can get attracted, like the empty spaces of bones and joints. This gathering of Vata degenerates the bones and bone-related tissues.

When the "Asthi Vaha Agni," the metabolic fire or enzymes responsible for producing bone and cartilage tissues, gets depleted due to excess Aama (toxins), a sedentary lifestyle, or improper food, even the bone nourishment factors (calcium, vitamin D, etc.) do not help in that case.

Given the reasonable effectiveness and potential side effects of traditional treatments, both patients and doctors are seeking out alternative therapies, including those offered by the ancient healing system "Ayurveda." The natural arthritis treatment not only prevents additional degeneration in the joints but also rejuvenates damaged cartilage.

What is Osteoarthritis?

It is also known as degenerative arthritis, leading to cartilage breakdown and wear. Osteoarthritis frequently affects the wrist, the joint at the base of the thumb, and the middle and top finger joints. Long-term osteoarthritis susceptibility can result in the formation of hard knots in finger joints.


What are the signs and symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

  • Knee joints experience pain, swelling, tenderness, and stiffness.
  • Crepitation at joints.
  • difficulty walking.
  • difficulty getting up and sitting down.
  • difficulty in climbing.


What are the causes of Osteoarthritis, according to Ayurveda?

  • Excessive intake of rough, cold, light-to-digest food
  • Excessive coitus and vigils
  • Faulty therapeutic management
  • Excessive elimination of impurities and blood
  • Excessive movements such as leaping, jumping, wayfaring, and physical exercise
  • Excessive emaciation due to anxiety, grief, and illness
  • Uncomfortable bed and chair seat
  • Anger
  • Day sleep
  • Fear
  • Suppression of natural urges
  • Injury to vital parts
  • crashing from fast vehicles


What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

It is an auto-immune, chronic, inflammatory disease that causes synovial swelling. The synovium produces the fluid that makes up the joint lining. It enables the cartilage to slide easily against one another by acting as a lubricant. After the cartilage is damaged by inflammation, the bone erodes itself. Joints may lose their shape and alignment as a result.

The small joints in the hands, wrists, and fingers are typically symmetrically affected by rheumatoid arthritis, i.e., it has the same effects on the joints on both sides of the body.


What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

  • Joints pain
  • Swelling of the joints
  • Joint deformation
  • Restricted movements
  • Morning stiffness
  • Redness
  • Warm sensation in the joints


What are the Ayurvedic causes of Rheumatoid arthritis?

  • Virudhha Aahar: mutually incompatible food
  • Viruddha Cheshta: unwholesome lifestyle practises.
  • Mandagni: Having a low metabolism and sluggish digestion for a longer time
  • Nischala: Sedentary  life style
  • Snigdha Bhojana and Vyayama: Consuming unctuous, oily, and high-calorie food and immediately indulging in exercise.


What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

It is a type of arthritis that affects the joints and the skin. It usually causes stiffness in the morning, swollen fingers, and joint pain. 


What are the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis?

  • Swollen fingers and toes Psoriatic arthritis can cause a painful, sausage-like swelling of your fingers and toes. You may also develop swelling and deformities in your hands and feet before having significant joint symptoms.
  • Foot pain Psoriatic arthritis can also cause pain where tendons and ligaments attach to bones, such as the back of your heel (Achilles tendinitis) or the sole of your foot (plantar fasciitis).
  • Lower back pain Some people develop a condition called spondylitis as a result of psoriatic arthritis. Spondylitis mainly causes inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae of your spine and in the joints between your spine and pelvis (sacroiliitis).


What are the causes of psoriatic arthritis, according to Ayurveda?

  • Psoriatic arthritis occurs when your body's immune system begins to attack healthy cells and tissues. The abnormal immune response causes inflammation in your joints as well as overproduction of skin cells.
  • It's not entirely clear why the immune system attacks healthy tissue, but it seems likely that both genetic and environmental factors play a role. Many people with psoriatic arthritis have a family history of either psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Researchers have discovered certain genetic markers that appear to be associated with psoriatic arthritis.
  • Physical trauma or something in the environment, such as a viral or bacterial infection, may trigger psoriatic arthritis in people with an inherited tendency.


Ayushakti Arthrox Arthritis Treatment for Arthritis

Ayushakti Arthrox programme helps you remove deep rooted toxins and blockages from the joints, back,  neck, and spine. reduces inflammation and stiffness, and finally promotes healthy, strong, and flexible  joints naturally. As a result, you will experience long-term relief from frozen shoulder, neck pain, back pain, knee joint pain, spondylitis, and sciatica. Most importantly, you will be able to stand, walk, and climb stairs without pain.

Arthrox’s First Step

Removal of toxins and excess vata (air) through herbal remedies. This reduces stiffness and eases swelling throughout the body, especially in the neck, shoulders, back, and legs.

Arthrox’s Second Step

Proven lubrication therapies to re-establish muscle and joint flexibility.

Arthrox’s Third Step

Repairing and strengthening the bones and joints with rejuvenating herbs for several months is necessary to strengthen the joints and muscles for long term benefits. 


Arthrox treatment can help you in 6 proven ways.

  • You can experience remarkable relief in pain, swelling, pop-up sounds, and stiffness in the shoulder, neck, back, knees, and joints within 60 days, as experienced by 90% of people.
  • Your joints can feel up to 90% more flexible and strong.
  • You can feel more self-sufficient when performing daily household chores.
  • You can stand, sit, and walk for a long time and climb and step down the stairs without pain.
  • You will be able to experience peaceful and sound sleep. 
  • Your dependency on painkillers can be reduced up to 90%, as per international research papers.



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My name is Dr. Meera Dorci Ulrich, from Munich, Germany. I am a Paediatrician working for the last 44 years. Now I am 73 years old. At the age of 60, I suddenly found that my hands were paining, my wrists were swollen and I wasn’t able to hold even a pen. I also had difficulty in going up stairs. As I have been a very active person my whole life, I was horrified with the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. My mental situation was kind of foggy as I was very worried about my future as a doctor. At this point, my wonderful friend told me to go to Ayushakti’s doctor in Munich. I had decided to go to main Ayushakti Hospital in Mumbai for 3 weeks for the healing of my illness. This was in August 2003


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Dominique, a singer from UK had to stand for long hours to rehearse and sing on the stage. It was 1998, she started experiencing mild back pain and she used painkillers to get a quick relief only to get the pain back in few hours. Slowly, she started getting intense pain in her buttocks, thighs, and calves. Pain aggravated when she was coughing, sneezing, or moved to certain position. The pain was shooting and excruciating.



Ayushakti's Arthrox Arthritis treatment helps to remove toxins and blockages from the joints, back, neck, and spine. Reduces inflammation and stiffness and naturally promotes healthy, strong, and flexible joints.


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Author of the Blog: DR. RAJESHRI MEHTA

Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram

Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd