Role of Ayurveda in Calve Disease (Osteochondritis) Treatment

When we talk about Calve Disease or search about it on the Internet, we get two types of results, one show the Osteochondritis, which is the other name for Calve Disease, and the other is Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, which is a different disease. So, here we are going to discuss the Calve disease (Osteochondritis), which is a form of vertebra plana.

  1. What does it include and how can it be managed with the use of herbs?
  2. Hope, here you will find all the required details as well as the natural treatment of the disease.

What is Calve Disease (Osteochondritis)?

Calve Disease (Osteochondritis) is a disorder that affects the joints of an individual making it inflamed. Medically, it is termed as Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD). Dissecans means, “the creation of a flap of cartilage leading to its further dissection from its underlying subchondral attachment” mostly occurs during childhood and adolescence, hence age group is an important factor related to this disease. In this condition, the blood flow lacks causing the death of the bone below the cartilage of joints.

As a result, this bone and cartilage break causing pain and hindrance in the joint movements. Majorly, it affects the knee joint, but the elbows, ankles, and other joints may also be included in some cases. Let us know about the factors responsible for the occurrence of this disease, the symptoms, and other associated things.

Calve Disease (Osteochondritis)

Causes of Calve Disease (Osteochondritis)

The major cause of Calve Disease (Osteochondritis) is the reduced blood flow. The symptoms can get triggered with a joint injury or continuous practice of the activities that put more pressure on joints, such as jumping, running, labor, etc. The other causes may also include hereditary, traumatic and vascular factors.

Symptoms of Calve Disease (Osteochondritis)

The symptoms of Calve Disease (Osteochondritis) vary as per the severity and position of the loose part. These may include:

  • Joint Pain may increase with participation in physical activities such as walking upstairs, workout, and sports, etc.
  • Swelling and tenderness of the affected joint
  • Stiffness, or locking of the joint, if the loosened fragment stocks
  • Popping or cracking sounds while joint movement
  • The feeling of weakness or absence of joint
  • Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the affected part
  • Reduction in the mobility of joints

Complications of Calve Disease (Osteochondritis)

No treatment of Calve Disease (Osteochondritis) or prevention of its symptoms on time, can lead to the development of Osteoarthritis and other major joint problems.

Diagnosis of Calve Disease (Osteochondritis)

The doctor will physically examine the affected person, after that to clarify the Calve Disease (Osteochondritis), he can take help of some tests like X-Ray, MRI, and ultrasound.

Herbal Treatment for Calve Disease (Osteochondritis)

The treatment of Calve Disease (Osteochondritis) depends upon the nature of the symptoms. In some cases, the fragment is partially broken and in other cases, it may completely be ruptured. On the other hand, sometimes the loosened piece of cartilage and bone stays in its normal place and the other times it may be replaced due to some activity. If it is diagnosed at a very young age, then it may not require high-level treatment as in the growing age, the injury or the lost cartilage may be restored naturally.

But, if the Calve Disease (Osteochondritis) is diagnosed, so it is always better to consult a doctor and opt for the natural remedies to prevent the complication and treat the already existing condition. Ayurveda has effective treatment and Preventive Herbal Remedies for Calve Disease (Osteochondritis) as follows:

  1. Bone support Capsules
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Ashwagandha Capsules
  4. Moringa Capsules
  5. Boswellia Curcumin


Herbal Remedies for Calve Disease (Osteochondritis)

 Treatment of Osteochondritis

1. Bone support Capsules

Bone Support Capsules from Planet Ayurveda are manufactured using the most potent herbs for joints such as Shudh Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangular), Suhanjana Beej (Moringa oliefera), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), etc. As the name suggests, this herbal product is very beneficial in supporting bone health, moreover preventing and treating bone-related disorders like Osteochondritis and Osteoarthritis effectively.

Dosage:-2 capsules two times daily with plain water, after the meals.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

The Ayurveda experts of Planet Ayurveda have prepared this wonderful herbal formulation by mixing the efficacious constituents of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa), to provide people with the benefits of both herbs in an effective and convenient way. These both are considered as two of the best anti-inflammatory herbs, that provide long-lasting effects in joint disorders as in Osteochondritis (Calve disease).

Dosage:-1 capsule two times a day with normal water, after the meals.

3. Yograj Guggul

It is the classical Ayurvedic formulation prepared with the most beneficial herbs and natural ingredients for joint health. Having Guggulu (Commiphora mukul) as its main ingredient, this herb shows remarkable and amazing results in arthritis, osteochondritis, and other joint disorders. These herbs strengthen the joints and rejuvenate their natural appearance.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with normal water, after meals.

4. Moringa Capsules

These capsules, available in the herbal range of Planet Ayurveda, and are prepared with the standardized extract of Moringa (Moringa oleifera). It is a very good herb at improving blood circulation, maintaining healthy blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and acting as an anti-inflammatory. These all properties of Moringa make it capable to be used in the treatment of Osteochondritis.

Dosage:-1 capsule two times a day with normal water, after the meals.

5. Ashwagandha Capsules

The standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is used to prepare the Planet Ayurveda Ashwagandha Capsules. Being rich in natural alkaloids and possessing the physical and mental energy-boosting properties, it is one of the best herbs to be given to the children in their growing age. It is considered one of the most effective herbs in the treatment of arthritis and other joint disorders, thus, can be very supportive to treat Osteochondritis.

Dosage:-1 Capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.

Preventive Measures

Along with the use of the above herbal products, we have to take care of some points in order to prevent Calve Disease (Osteochondritis), its severity as well as its complications.

  • Avoiding overuse of Joints during sports, exercises, and other physical activities
  • Learning proper and protective sports techniques
  • Participating in Strength and stability training programs
  • Maintaining the strength and health of the body with a balanced diet and recommended exercises

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Thus, we have tried our best to provide you the complete required information about Calve disease and its natural method of treatment. So, do not ignore the symptoms and consult with the doctor timely to prevent the complications of this disease. As the increased severity of Osteochondritis can affect your lifestyle and daily activities majorly.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.