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Avascular necrosis is the condition where an interruption of subchondral blood supply leads to the death of bone cells of weight bearing joints. It is a painful disease which does not show early symptoms. This disease is often misdiagnosed or diagnosed very late. At our ayurvedic clinic, we have seen many patients who kept complaining of hip pain and stiffness to their doctors but didn’t get diagnosed. The doctors sidelined the pain stating it is a lifestyle disorder or a bad posture related pain. So, when the patient is diagnosed, Avascular Necrosis has already reached to grade III or grade IV.

The pain can differ from moderate to severe in patients of AVN. If pain persists over hips, buttocks, thighs and stiffness accompanies the pain, it is important to get radiological reports done to rule out Avascular Necrosis.

AVN can occur in any bone, but it most commonly affects thigh bone causing hip pain and knee pain. AVN can be disabling depending upon which part of the body is affected.

Steroids is one of the most important causes of Avascular Necrosis. This is why post COVID we are seeing a lot of AVN cases in OPDs. Avascular necrosis of the femur head is one of the recognized side effects of steroids.

Is there a treatment of AVN in Ayurveda?

According to Ayurveda, three doshas will be prominent in AVN majorly Vata. The classics have described that Vata resides in bones and if it aggravates, it can cause degeneration of bone tissue. This is how manifestation of AVN starts. Pitta resides in blood hence in AVN, Pitta is also responsible because there is lack of blood supply. There is blockage of channels in the bone for which Kapha is responsible. When Vata, Pitta, Kapha are balanced, the pain will get alleviated and condition of necrosis will improve. Along with Panchkarma therapies, diet and exercise is also important which we generally advise to AVN patients at our centre.

What is the best treatment for Avascular Necrosis?

AVN is a progressive disease but its progression can be stopped with Ayurvedic treatment. Best Ayurvedic treatment for AVN is Virechan and Basti. It can improve the blood flow to the necrosed areas and patient can experience faster relief in pain with these therapies. For this, you should consult an ayurvedic doctor near you.

How can I naturally cure my AVN?

AVN without surgery can be treated with Ayurveda. Shodhana (bio purification) and bruhana(rejuvenation) treatments in Ayurveda can treat avascular necrosis.

What is the permanent solution for AVN?

There is no permanent treatment of AVN. Conservative treatment with Ayurveda is possible. Ayurveda medicines and Panchkarma therapies can relieve pain, stiffness, improve muscle mass of thighs, improve gait of the patient, correct limping if there. At Jyoti Ayur Clinic, we have handles cases of AVN and there is significant relief in sign and symptoms of the patients. The quality of life is improved remarkably.

How do I stop AVN from progressing?

Each day is important once AVN is diagnosed. This is a progressive disease and degeneration happens very rapidly. So, if AVN cannot be reversed with treatment, the progression can be stagnated. More degeneration can be avoided with Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurvedic medicines and Panchkarma can improve the blood flow and reduce the stiffness altogether.

What foods help avascular necrosis?

Diet is very important in auto immune disorders. A healthy diet promotes healing and prevents further damage in AVN. Plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds can be consumed. Dairy products should be strictly avoided like cheese, paneer, curd, milk.

You should use supplements wisely. Over usage of calcium vitamin D supplements without doctor’s prescription can cause more harm. Eat smaller meals in a day. You should keep yourself hydrated.

Constipation can aggravate pain and stiffness so talk to an ayurvedic doctor for constipation. When Vata gets aggravated, it causes dryness in the body leading to hard stools. Once it is balanced, the bowel movements are good and also the pain gets relieved to a great extent.


Ayurveda uses various herbs to support bone health like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Guduchi, Dashmool. These medicines reduce inflammation and increase circulation. Avascular necrosis is a disease which need proper medical intervention so you should get in touch with a doctor at our clinic. Specialized oils used for massage can improve mobility and avoid further necrosis. Ayurveda can definitely complement the treatment of Avascular Necrosis or AVN.

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