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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-129

Agnikarma in the management of Vatakantaka (Planter Fasciitis)


Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved college Hospital and Research Centre, Salod, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Sadhana Misar
Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved college Hospital and Research Centre, Salod, Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Vatakantaka (Planter Fasciitis) is a common cause of heel pain which is caused due to vitiation of Vatadosh. Vata is vitiated due to walking on irregular or uneven surface, excessive strain on heels and get accumulated in Khudukapradesha (Ankle joint) and causes pain as if pricked by a thorn. Hence termed as Vatakantaka (Plantar Fasciitis). Plantar Fasciitis is caused due to silent and repeated injury resulting in inflammation of the plantar fascia which results in the painful heel. Acharya Sushruta mentioned different treatment measures for management of Vatakantaka. Agnikaram is one amongst them and it was used in this case study, to assess its efficacy in relieving pain. A 45 years old female complaining of pain in the right heel, tenderness and pain during walking was treated with 3 successive sittings of Agnikarma along with Shamana Chikitsa for 21 days. In Shamana chikitsa Gandhaka Rasayana and Yograj Guggul was given. After treatment, symptoms of patient were relieved and she was able to walk without pain.


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