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Chikungunya joint pain treatment

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 09, 2016
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  • Chikungunya takes a heavy toll on the human body.
  • Chikungunya fever causes excessive pain in the joints and swelling.
  • Joint pain occurs on the hands, fingers, toes, wrists and hip.
  • Chikungunya joint pain lasts for 1 or 2 weeks.

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Chikungunya takes a heavy toll on the human body. It consists of raging fevers, which confine the patient to a bed for a long period of time. Although the chikungunya fever lasts for about 3 to 4 days, it is coupled with excessive pain in the joints of the body and swelling. Joint pain occurs on the hands, fingers, toes, wrists and hip. In most cases, chikungunya joint pain goes away in1 or 2 weeks but in extreme cases, it can last for years.

 

Chikungunya Joint Pain Treatment


Chikungunya Joint Pain Treatment

Usually there is no specific treatment for joint pain during chikungunya fever.

 

  • Doctors, sometimes prescribe pain management medicines such as Tramadol.
  • Ayurveda practitioners suggest ayurvedic massages for the chikungunya joint pain treatment. Sacred Basil or Tulsi is also used to treat chikungunya joint pain.
  • Homeopathic medicines also help in treating Chikungunya joint pain.

 

Treating Chikungunya Joint Pain with Diet

Studies have shown that a proper and healthy diet during and after a chikungunya fever is also very effective in treating joint pain. The body undergoes a lot of wear and tear because of the infection. Therefore, it is very important to replenish all the lost nutrients to the body so that it functions properly. 

 

  • Include more fruits and vegetables in the diet of the patients.
  • Ensure that the patient gets enough sleep so that the body can relax and get relief from joint pain.

 

Chikungunya joint pain treatment does not have any definite method. The most important thing to remember is that extreme caution has to exercised in case of chikungunya fever. One also needs to realise that chikungunya joint pain takes some time to disappear. Therefore, patience and consistent effort is the key to chikungunya joint pain treatment.

 

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  • vivek17 Sep 2012
    Take Omnacortil 10mg & Muvera 7.5mg. Tablets together at Morning & Night for 4 days. It gives good result against chikengunya joint pain. Prescribed by my cardiologist to me. - vivek
  • sanjiv11 Mar 2012
    one narial pani use daily for joint pain reducing virus effect also do cycling.. u will get sm releif..
  • shrikant chandavarkar10 Dec 2011
    september2010 me mujhe chikungunya huatha abhi tak joint pain se tadap raha hun.pls koi to mujhe iska treatment batao pls.zindagi bhar yaad rakhunga.2 dinka fever itna bhari gira ki morning utneke baad mujhe 15 se 20 minute lagta hai.pls agar is joint pain ka treatment hai to batao
  • Rajaram07 Dec 2011
    I have been suffering from Polyarthritis after chikungunya infection in Nov 2009. Suffered severe joint pain and was immobile for more than a month. It has been 2 years now and have consulted allopathic and ayurvedic docors. No remedy so far on my pain in the Foot, toes, plam and finger joints. Recently I started using DOLOWHITE - emulsion from JRK siddha institute chennai. I could see some signs of improvement - swelling of joints has reduced by using this for more than 3 weeks now.
  • abhi25 Nov 2011
    Urgent advise us the best treat ment of Joint Pain.sufring from 1.5Yrs. PLZ PLZ PLZ URGENT.
  • Deepanjali22 Jul 2011
    can therapy help in curing these joints pain? like a Korean company in the market - NUGA BEST offers therapy with the use of tourmolime stone which is used in all of thier products which they say helps in curing all kinds of ailments with F.R.I. rays given to our spine when we lie on NM4000 one of their product. if u can plz guide me regrding this therapy
  • SANDEEP25 Apr 2011
    DEAR SIR MY NAME IS SANDEEP KUMAR AND I AM AN ENGINEER IN OCTOBER 2010 I FALL ILL BECAUSE OF CHIKUNGUNYA. MY FEVER GONE WITH IN A WEEK, AFTER THAT I WAS NOT ABLE TO MOVE A SINGLE STEP. I SAW TO DOCTOR HE SAID THAT THIS IS CHIKUNGUNYA , IT HASBEEN 6 MONTHS STILL I HAVE PAIN IN MY JOINTS COULD ANYBODY TELL ME HOW TO REMOVE THIS OHTERWISE I COULD LOST MY JOB. GIVE ME SOME SOLUTION TO GET OK AGAIN I WILL BE VERY THANKFUL OF HIM.