Joint pains have broadly been classified under Sandhivata and Ama Vata by Ayurveda
. While Ama Vata correlates to rheumatoid
arthritis in terms of pathology, the other type is close to arthritis from ageing. In both forms of joint pains, there is an involvement of Vata.
Massage of the affected joint has been the best remedy mentioned and observed by experience. The benefits of massage can be amplified if the massage is done using warm mustard oil. The oil may not offer a very pleasant odour, but a massage with this ensures relief.
Grind in your mortar and pestle equal parts of dried ginger, black pepper and a pinch of black salt. Take a teaspoonful of this mixture with water.
Ayurvedic Medicines for Joint Pains by Dabur