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EFFICACY OF SIRAVEDHANA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VATAKANTAKA – A CASE STUDY

Dr. Rajendra Sonekar*, Dr. Sagar T. Ballal and Dr. Aruna Sonekar

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Background: Vatakantaka is a common cause of heel pain which is caused due to vitiation of Vata dosha. Vata is vitiated due to walking on irregular or uneven surface, excessive strain on heels due to which it get accumulated in khudukapradesha (Ankle joint) and causes pain as if pricked by a thorn. Hence termed as Vatakantaka. Acharya sushruta mentioned different treatment measures for management of Vatakantaka. Siravedhana is one among them and it was used in this case study, to assess its efficacy in relieving pain. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of Siravedhana karma in the management of vatakantaka. Methodology: Here we present case of Vatakantaka with comparing the symptoms before and after Siravedhana. Result: Patient get symptomatic relief. Conclusion: The prevalence of vatakantaka increasing day by day. Ayurvedic management is effective in slow down the disease progression and breakdown the pathology.

Keywords: Vatakantaka, Siravedhana, Calcaneal spur.


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