Monday, 18 June 2012

SPORTS INJURIES ­- AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT


                                         
                         For example if we consider a case of ACL tear(knee), we should look at the stage of injury,you should need a correct clinical examination and relavant imaging techniques to determine the case. Then only it will be clear regarding the stage and management of the case.In almost all cases of ACL tear and associated soft tissue injuries including tendon and cartilage injuries of first degree, second degree ,third degree and partial tears, ayurvedic treatment gave better results than other systems without surgery. These are some of the findings from our experience
AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT
  • ALLEVIATE PAIN
  • IMPROVE FUNCTION
  • DECREASE DISABILITY
  • STRENGTHENS JOINT
Discussing  ayurvedic treatments we have                               
1.        INTERNAL MEDICNES
2.       EXTERNAL THERAPIES
3.       VARMA CHIKITSA
4.       PHYSIOTHERAPY
5.       ANUSASTRAS
                   
  INTERNAL MEDICINES
                   We have specific formulations from our classics mainly ashtanga hridaya and susrutha which are very effective in managing soft tissues injuries ,there clinical efficacy can be felt within one week of treatment.
EXTERNAL THERAPIES
                        These procedures comes number one in treating  sports injuries, there are many types of treatments starting from LEPANAS, UPANAHA, MASSAGES WITH AND WITHOUT OIL, ELAKIZHI,NJAVARA KIZHI etc   .   BANDAGE/BANDHANA  is one of the important procedure while managing sports injuries, bandages are of different types and we practice almost all types of bandages mentioned in classics and it enables the joint immobility and stability which should be given primary importance considering sports medicine.
VARMA CHIKITSA
                       These procedures specifically mentioned in classics  are the main procedures which increases joint mobility and function along with pain management   in minimum time.     

ANUSASTRAS
                         This include mainly agnikarma and occasionally rakthamoksha(panchakarma) and are very effective in almost all joint involved cases
PHYSIOTHERAPY
                      Combining  physiotherapy   along with ayurvedic  management  increase the success rate in almost all cases. 

                                      From our experience and clinical statistics its clear, regarding management of sports medicine in almost all the cases involving musculoskeletal system  ayurvedic management is more effective  than other systems without surgery.

Written by,
Dr.Samson c Varghese
Cheif Research officer
Kottathil ayurveda