Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. It is related to vata aggravation. This often manifests as tension and anxiety, related to pain. There is also a natural aggravation of vata in the elderly. In the case of arthritis, the aggravated vata combines with ama (toxin) and is deposited in the joints. This state is called ‘amavata’. Ama (toxin) is the result of improper digestion.