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Reactive Arthritis is an auto-immune arthritis presenting as a painful form of inflammatory arthritis often coupled with Conjunctivitis, and Urethritis. It occurs as a result of our body’s reaction to certain bacterial infections especially gastrointestinal and uro-genital tract infections. It presents most commonly as a triad comprising of asymmetric arthritis, urethritis or cervicitis and conjunctivitis in both eyes. This condition is also called as Reiter’s arthritis, or Reiter’s syndrome or Reiter’s disease.

Causes Of Reactive Arthritis

  • Reactive Arthritis is usually triggered by bacterial infections of the colon or genital tracts.
  • The common organisms that are responsible are Chlamydia, Yersenia, Shingella, Salmonella, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Campylobacter.
  • Persons with a HLAb27 gene are at higher risk. The joint inflammation happened after about 1-3 weeks after the original infection.

Symptoms Of Reactive Arthritis

The commonly symptoms of reactive arthritis are Pain, swelling, redness and warmth in the joints. The commonly affected joints are, the knee joints, back joints, heels, toes or fingers. In addition there is often

  • Redness of the eyes – Due to Conjunctivitis. Rarely uveitis is also caused.
  • There might be pain and burning sensation during urination due to urethritis.
  • In some cases there are also mucocutaneous skin lesions like psoriasis (circinate balanitis) or hard skin lesions under the feet (keratoderma blennorrhagicum).
  • Rarely it can also cause Prostatitis in men and salpingitis or vulvo-vaginitis in women.
  • Stomatitis, aortic regurgitation and Ankylosing Spondylitis are rarely caused as well.

Allopathy & Ayurvedic Treatment for Reactive Arthritis

The treatment for reactive arthritis depends on the stage of the disease and the causative organism and is aimed at relieving inflammation and preventing further attacks.

    • Treatment for Reactive Arthritis in Contemporary Medicine (Allopathy)

In acute stage, treatment of Reactive arthritis comprises of administration of Pain killers like Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in addition to anti-biotics specific for the infection. In many cases it is self-limiting but it can also become chronic in some patients. In chronic cases Steroids and Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic drugs (DMARD) are administered along with appropriate antibiotics based on the causative organism. Local steroids are used for control of Uveitis or Iritis.

    • Ayurvedic Treatment for Reactive Arthritis

In Ayurveda, Reactive arthritis is considered a form of AMAVATA only and treatment of Reactive arthritis is the same as for treatment of AMAVATA. The only difference is that, the infection in the other parts is also taken into consideration and appropriate medication is also added to the treatment protocol.

    • Ayurveda Treatment of Reactive Arthritis at AVN AROGYA

At AVN AROGYA we offer effective ayurveda treatment for Reactive arthritis through herbal medication and Ayurvedic therapies. It is effective even for the chronic conditions. In some cases we advise the patients to use anti-biotics to get rid of the infection if it is resistant to herbal medication but the treatment of the arthritis is accomplished with herbal medication and therapies.

We offer treatment for Reactive arthritis at our day-care centres in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kochi and Madurai and at our Hospital in Madurai.


  • Our treatment method provide a very effective solution
  • It alleviates the need for powerful drugs and use of Biological agents
  • It greatly enhances quality of life
  • Our experience of over 85 years makes us the best at offering the services required to effectively treat even the complicated conditions
  • The treatment offered is time-tested, safe and effective
  • The treatment is natural and holistic
  • Our comprehensive approach helps to keep the patients in remission
  • Patients can continue to live life with renewed confidence


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