COMPARATIVE STUDY OF EFFECT OF AGNIKARMA WITH TAMRA SHALAKA AND PIPPALI ON PAIN MANAGEMENT IN VATAKANTAKA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PLANTAR FASCIITIS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Keywords:Agnikarma, Pippali, Tarmra Shalaka, Vatakantaka, Pain, Tenderness, Plantar Fasciitis
In the world of modernization, due to fast changing lifestyle; the majority of mankind acquired busy and hectic work schedule it includes continuous standing and walking type of work, which having greatly contributed to overall health of society. Presently large number of people suffering from painful Musculo-skeletal disorders; plantar fasciitis is one of them. Plantar fasciitis is painful condition of heel. Vatakantaka is painful condition of heel due to vitiated Vatadosha can be correlate with plantar fasciitis which is mentioned in context of Vatavyadhi by many Acharya. Now a days increased the use of long-term NSAIDs for pain management, but along with pain reliving property its hazardous effect on body should not be neglected. Agnikarma is the ancient treatment procedure done by using heat in various painful condition. is mentioned in Ayurveda for such painful condition and it can be performed by various instruments (Dahanopkarna) which is mentioned in Samhita and it is said to be most superior among all para-surgical procedure. Methodology- In this comparative study total 64 diagnosed patients of Vatakantaka was selected all patients (plantar fasciitis) were equally divided into two groups and Bindu shaped Agnikarma done with Pippali and Tamra Shalaka in single sitting if required 2nd was done and assessment was carried out on 1st,4th and 7th day after each sitting. Result- Based on this study it was observed that, Agnikarma with Pippali and Tamra Shalaka was found equally effective in reduction of pain and tenderness and statistically there was no any significant difference noted. Conclusion- Both the materials used were cost wise affordable, easy to handle and effective in pain management of plantar fasciitis without any hazardous effect on body.
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