VATAKANTAKA AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS- A CRITICAL REVIEW
Keywords:Dosha, Dhatu, Mala, Vatakantaka
The term “Vatakantaka” denotes a disease of Vata in which the pain is experienced at heel of the foot by the person. “Shoolamnartheanilath” – it is said that there is no pain without the involvement of vata dosha. “Vatakantaka” has been mentioned under Vatavyadhi, but the Samprapti Ghataka and detailed pathogenesis is not available in any classical test. Such details are very much essential for proper planning of treatment. Vatakantaka is a painful condition of heel caused by its improper placement of foot on the ground. Pain beneath the heel is seen in plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause for pain in the heel region, which occurs in about 10% of the general population and represents 10–15% of foot problems requiring professional care. Vatakantaka is very common condition that affects normal routine work.
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