According to Ayurveda, joint pain can be co related with Sandhigata vata. Vata is the energy present inside the body with the predominance of space & air element. Vata controls all the movements of the mind and body. Improper diet and lifestyle habits could lead to vata imbalance. Imbalance of vata leads to symptoms like pain in the joints and other parts of the body. There are various methods in Ayurveda to manage joint pain and one among them is massaging your body especially the affected joints with medicated oil. Massage improves the blood circulation and muscle tone. The nurturing and lubricating qualities of medicated oil helps to reduce the dryness and pain caused due to Vata imbalance.

Here are the top 3 oils to manage joint pain:

1. Bala Ashwagandha Oil

Bala Ashwagandha is very nourishing and strengthening oil. Massaging with this oil is very effective in conditions like muscular weakness, joint pain, weight loss, fever, and headache. Regular massage with this oil gives relief from the joint pain and maintain muscular strength.

2. Dhanwantharam Oil

Dhanwantharam oil is one of the best among Vata balancing oils. It is an anti-inflammatory, analgesic (reduces pain), and nervine tonic oil. This oil is best known for its use in the neuromuscular conditions, joint pain, neck pain, and back pain. 

3. Mahanarayan Oil

Mahanarayan oil helps to reduce stiffness and pain in the joints. It enhances your blood circulation and nourishes the joints. It is useful in joint pain, osteoarthritis, cervical spondylitis, paralysis, and facial palsy.

Method of Massage

According to Ayurveda, massage is known as “Abhyanga.” Ayurvedic massage is not simply an application of oil to the body. It is a complete therapy in itself. If the pain is severe it can be done twice in a day.

Here are the steps to perform massage at home to get relief from pain.

  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Massage the affected area with the warm oil gently for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Take a bath after 30 minutes.


Avoid massaging your joints or body if the pain is accompanied with swelling.

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 Bala Ashwagandha Oil

Dhanwantharam Oil

Mahanarayan Oil

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