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THE STUDY OF EFFECT OF AGNIKARMA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CALCANEAL SPUR-A CLINICAL STUDY

Bhandare Madhuri Vitthalrao*, Mhatre Sagar Raghunath and Rajendra M. Sonekar

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The calcaneal spur is a pointed bony outgrowth of the bone of the heel (the calcaneal bone). Heel spurs under the sole of the foot (plantar area) are associated with plantar fasciitis. Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis can occur alone or be related to underlying diseases. Till date symptomatic treatments are available like NSAID and analgesic drugs, steroid injections, ortotics and exercise. The surgical treatment like, plantar fascia release and excision of calcaneal spur are available having complications like incomplete relief of pain and nerve damage. According to Ayurveda asthi-snayugata vata can be correlate with the calcaneal spur. Sushruta has advised Agnikarma for disorders of asthi(bone) and snayu (tendons). Hence in this study total 10 patients of calcaneal spur patients was treated with agnikarma for 3 wks. Agnikarma therapy provided considerable relief in pain.

Keywords: Agni karma, calcaneal spur, asthi-snayugata vata.


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