Treatment for Chikungunya Arthritis

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Mar 17, 2011

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A bout of chikungunya fever can severely affect the joints of the body. Resulting pain can last for up to a year, if not attended to in time. However, in most patients the pain recedes in about 2 weeks. Those diagnosed with chikungunya arthritis, suffer a lot of pain and it also affects their mobility. There is a wide variety of available treatments for the same.


Allopathic Treatment for Chikungunya Arthritis

Chikungunya arthritis cannot be treated with the mere use of drugs like Asprin.

  • A 250 mg daily dosage of Chloroquine Phosphate has been proven to be apt treatment for chikungunya arthritis in many cases. The drug acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and relieves crippling pain. 
  • Research has also suggested that the use of the drug Ribavirin has also been successful in treating chikungunya arthritis. The drug effectively eases the pain in the ankles and other joints in most cases.
  • Another allopathic method of treating chikungunya arthritis is long term anti-inflammatory therapy that helps in reducing pain.


Ayurvedic Treatment for Chikungunya Arthritis

Ayurveda is supposed to be extremely beneficial in subduing chikungunya arthritic pain.

  • The best known ayurvedic drug for treating chikungunya arthritis is Arthoven. It has herbal properties and ingredients such as Dashamoola and Punarnava which are effective in reducing the swelling of joints and ease pain.
  • There are also many ayurvedic massages and therapies that help in boosting the immunity of the body. A healthy immunity system then attacks the viral antigens that are both directly and indirectly related to chikungunya arthritis.
  • Ayurveda also suggests some rejuvenation medicines and therapies that positively influence an individual suffering from chikungunya arthritis. It helps them fight against the ailment and lead a healthy life.

Although there is no exact cure for treating chikungunya arthritis, its symptoms can be effectively controlled with the help of medicines and a healthy diet. It is important to lead a healthy lifestyle so that the pain related with chikungunya arthritis can be kept in check.


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  • Mukesh22 Nov 2012

    For how long does the joint pains caused by chickengunya persist? my grandma had chicken gunya in 2005 and till 2day after 6years she complaints of severe joint pains, and no other symptoms... What is reason for that?

  • imtiyaz14 Jul 2012

    For how long does the joint pains caused by chickengunya persist? my grandma had chicken gunya in 2005 and till 2day after 6years she complaints of severe joint pains, and no other symptoms... What is reason for that?

  • r s gUPTA27 Jun 2012

    Post your comChikungunya PAIN GONE IN 1N HOUR A lady aged 60 years ? Gulmohar Park New Delhi was suffering from Chikungunya Pain for the last over a year. Doctors suggested that there is no treatment with them and it may subside at its own in two to three years time. She came to me for Energy healing and in an hour?s time the Pain gone. When I talked to her after about 3 months of the Energy healing, she said that she is quite O.K. and so no reversal. She was given energy healing in her Pitui

  • Rajaram07 Dec 2011

    Allopathy may not be a remedy for the polyarthritic joint pain due to Chikungunya. However I would suggest to test RAF & Anti-CCP test (anti-citric citrullinated peptide antibody). Based on the test results you may choose to take ayurvedic or Siddha treatements which are effective with no side effects.

  • arvind23 Nov 2011

    Enteric fever (Clinically) for almost two week. post fever small jonts pain developed and it is now 1 month over but pain is still there. is the fever was chikengunia or any other because initially doctor was saying that typhiod again dengue but finnaly decided that enteric fever. i am bit confused what it really was? and what will the remedies & investigation to ruled out