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
- ALLEVIATE PAIN
- IMPROVE FUNCTION
- DECREASE DISABILITY
- STRENGTHENS JOINT
Discussing ayurvedic treatments we have
1. INTERNAL MEDICNES
2. EXTERNAL THERAPIES
3. VARMA CHIKITSA
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.
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.
These procedures specifically mentioned in classics are the main procedures which increases joint mobility and function along with pain management in minimum time.
This include mainly agnikarma and occasionally rakthamoksha(panchakarma) and are very effective in almost all joint involved cases
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.
Dr.Samson c Varghese
Cheif Research officer