Infective Arthritis is otherwise known as purulent or septic arthritis. It is a condition characterized by infection of the joint by microorganisms leading to arthritis. This is a condition which is most commonly seen in people having artificial or prosthetic joints. It has to be treated as an emergency as it may lead to permanent joint pain (or) damage or systemic bacterial infection if left untreated.

Causes Of Infective Arthritis (or) Septic Arthritis

For infective arthritis to happen the microorganism has to reach the synovial membrane (the soft inner covering of the joint) either through blood or through the adjacent tissues.

It can take place by

  • Dissemination of infection through the blood
  • Dissemination of infection through an osteomylitic focus (Osteomyelitis is a condition where there is infection of bones)
  • Trough adjacent soft tissue
  • Through direct penetrating injuries
  • Or induced due to infection acquired during surgery.

Symptoms Of Infective Arthritis (OR) Septic Arthritis

  • The main symptom is pain, Pain will be felt with any type of movement of the affected joint
  • There will be fever and local raise in temperature
  • There will also be swelling and redness of affected joint.

Allopathy & Ayurvedic Treatment For Infective Arthritis

Treatment for this condition is aimed at treating the infection and reducing the inflammation from persisting, so as to protect the joint from damage.

Treatment for Infective Arthritis in Contemporary Medicine (Allopathy)

Medical management of Infective arthritis focuses on adequate and timely draining of the infected synovial fluid, Administration of Appropriate Anti Biotics and Immobilization of the joint. If this condition is due to infection of a prosthetic joint – Surgical intervention is advised.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Infective Arthritis

Ayurvedic treatment for Septic Arthritis (or) Infective arthritis is limited to treating cases not responding to modern medicine. The first line of treatment to be considered for any patient with Infective arthritis is the administration of the appropriate anti-biotic. However in some cases the infection persists despite intense anti-biotic usage. In these cases Ayurvedic treatment can be helpful to improve the natural immunity of the patient which helps to get over infections that do not respond to anti-biotics.

Ayurvedic treatment for Infective arthritis mainly comprises of herbal medicines for internal consumption, that help improve immunity and some supportive external therapies like Kwatha seka (pouring herbal decoctions over the affected part) or Lepa (applying herbal pastes). If the patient’s general health is good, detoxification through Panchakarma (the bio-purification therapies of Ayurveda) is also recommended.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Infective Arthritis at AVN AROGYA

At AVN Arogya, we do not generally encounter many cases of Infective arthritis. However we have, over our long tradition of over 85 years, treated a few patients who were resistant to anti-biotics and other forms of modern treatments and where able to provide relief in some of those cases. We also work hand-in-hand with Allopathic Physicians and Surgeons to deliver an integrated and effective treatment.


  • Our integrated approach to Healthcare.
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  • Readiness to accept our limitations and to accept the good aspects of other systems of medicine.
  • Multi-disciplinary team-work.
  • Our rich experience of over 85 years.
  • Proprietary Ayurvedic medicines manufactured at our world class facility.



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