Dr.Geeta D. Parulkar.
M.D. Ph D (Chikitsa) (Mum)
Associate Professor (Chikitsa)
R.A.Podar Medical (Ayu) College,
A Calcaneal spur (heel spur) (Vaatakantaka) is a small osteophyte bone Spur located on the Calcaneal heel bone. Calcaneal spur are typically detected by a radiograph. There is no safe cost effective treatment in modern medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is one of the best for management of calcaneal spur. In this case study I just try to tell one of way to management of (Calcaneal spur) Vaatakantaka.
Calcaneal spur as per modern medicine and Vaatkantaka as per Ayurveda has and etiological and clinical relationship. Pain in the heel is one the most common ailment of foot. The most common form of heel pain at the bottom of heel. It tends without any apparent reason and often worsen when placing weight on the foot. Patient usually complaints of pain in a morning or after getting up to stand after sitting for a while. The pain can be sharp, shooting pain or present as a tearing feeling at the bottom of the heel.
- Case history– Patient name – xyz
C/o- Pain at heel at heel region since 2 yrs
Difficulty while walking since 2 yrs
Patient was apparently healthy before 2 yrs. He develops early morning pain at heel region and difficulty while walking for period of 2 yrs. In while between he had taken treatment from K. E. M. Hospital and sion Hospital for the said problem, but does not get relief for a long period. So he came to M.A. Podar hospital to cure completely.
Medical- No h/o; HTN/DM/Epilepsy/PTB/Jaundice etc.
Medication history- No any history of medication.
O/E- G. C Good and afebrile
B.P- 140/80 mm of Hg
S/E- R.S-AEBE Clear
CVS- S1 S2 Nrmal
CNS-Conscious and Oriented
Pupils: Rt-Normal size and reacting to light
Lt-Normal size and reacting to light
Deep tendon reflex
|Knee jerk||Ankle jerk||Biceps jerk||Triceps jerk|
Muscle power grade
P/A– Mild Gaseous distention
RA TEST -NEGTIVE
POST PRANDAL-103 MG/DL
C-REACTIVE PROTINE-61.1 MG/DL
DONE ON (3/6/14)
X-RAY OF BOTH ANKLE JOINT AP VIEW SHOWS–
- Aaharaj-Gahu, Dudhi, Vatana, Udid, Mash, Draksha
2. Vihaaraj- Adhikavyayama
Poorvaroopa-Mild pain at heel region
Roopas- Moderate pain at heel region
Difficulty in walking
LEADING TO PAIN AT HEEL REGION
- Kaalbasti for 15 days
- Agnikarma at affected region
- Laakshadi Guggulu 500 mg TDS Apan Kali
- Yogaraja Guggulu 500 mg TDS Apan Kali
- Gandharva Haritaki 3gm at night
- Dashanga Lepa for L.A
- Aaharaj-Dadhi, matsya, dugdha, mash
- Viharaj- Ratrajagarana, Diva swapna, Vagdharana
RESULT WITH CONCLUSION
|SYMPTOMS||BEFORE TRETMENT||AFTER TRETMENT|
|Heels pain||On and off||No pain|
|Difficulty in walking||Unable to walk||Can walk without pain|
It can be said that, patient suffering from Calcaneal Spur relieve by Ayurvedic management easily.