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A CASE STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF DHATTUR TAILA APPLICATION IN SANDHIGATAVATA (~KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS)

Shweta Aswar*, Sushil Vilas Chawre, A. C. Tumram, Seema P. Dhakane, Prakash R. Kabra

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Osteoarthritis is a common joint condition. Women are more prone to symptomatically by focal loss of articular cartilage with new bone proliferation and remolding of the joint contour. Repetitive adverse loading of joints during occupation or sports is a predisposing factor in farmers, miners and athletes. Obesity is also associated with osteoarthritis, presumably due to abnormal load distribution within the joint. The symptoms of osteoarthritis are pain and functional restriction, pain worsen by movement and relieve by rest. Usually one or more joints are affected with painful joint. Knee osteoarthritis may be primary or secondary to trauma; the latter is more common in men and is typically unilateral. Pain is usually localized to the anterior and medial aspects of the knee. Functional difficulties includes those involved in prolong walking, rising from a chair and bending to put on shoes. In Ayurved, Sandhigatvata having similar symptoms like Akunchana Prasarana Savedana, Shoth and Vatpurnadrutisparsh. In Ayurved Sandhigatavata management are Daha Swedoupanaha with Snehana and Swedana locally for pain. Dhattur taila is one of the oil described by the Ras –Tarangini for the management of Sandhigatavata. The application of Dhattur taila in knee osteoarthritis, pain was relieved with shown effective on the assessment on score system in this case study.

Keywords: Knee osteoarthritis, Sandhigatavata, Dhattur tail.


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