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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 150-156

Management of Ubhaya Gulfasandhi Shool (unexplained chronic pain of both ankle joints) by Gud Sunthi Yoga

1 Prof & HOD, Samhita Siddhant, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
2 Prof & HOD, Samhita Siddhant, DMACH&RC, Nagpur, India

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Bharat Chouragade
Prof & HOD, Samhita Siddhant, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)
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Pain is often a major symptom in many medical conditions and is one of the most sited reasons for seeking medical assistance. Pain may occur anywhere in the body especially in old age but is very problematic when occurs at young adult age especially in females. Present study is an interesting case of Short stature, Female aged 38 years suffering from shoola (pain) in both Gulfasandhi (ankle joints) since five years. She had bad Prasuti (obstetric) history with three Garbhapatan (abortions) and many complications thereof. She had severe pain in both ankle joints with some Shotha (minimal oedema) with off and on character. The pain was continuous and was not responding to any treatment, steroids, NSAID’S. X-rays and other investigations were not revealing any conspicuous abnormality. She could not do her routine work as well as was unable to stand for more than half an hour. Walking was also sometimes very difficult for her. She had done blood test several times as suggested to her by different physicians from time to time. Her CBC was within normal limits, serum Uric acid level was 6mg/dl, ESR was 29mm, PS was within normal limits, FBS-98, PPBS-131, Thyroid profile was within normal limits, RA factor was negative, CRP was within normal limits, Liver function and KFT was also within normal limits, even lipid profile was normal. Her resting ECG was within normal limits. Her vitals were stable. She was suggested Guda- Sunthi Yoga empty stomach thrice a day in a dose of 2g Sunthi with 5g of Jaggery with lukewarm water. She was counselled for Diet modification, little exercise of joints (passive exercise). After a week she got 20% relief in the pain. She was asked to continue the same for Fifteen days where she got 60% pain reduction and after 12 weeks her pain was completely relived.

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