Category: Bone Disorders

Mallet Finger : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Abstract

Mallet finger is a disease of the tendon of the finger. Tendons are the tissues or like a rope made up of collagen fibers that connect the muscles to the bones. Long tendons attach the muscles through the wrist and attach to the finger bones and thumb. Tendons help the joints for extension and flexion. The extensor tendon helps in straightening the fingers and the flexor tendons help in bending the fingers. Tendons link the muscle to bone and have great tensile strength so that joints can move freely. But in tendon injury, there is a difficulty in moving joints of the body. So in this article we are going to discuss one of the tendon diseases that is Mallet finger and its Ayurvedic treatment.

Introduction

Mallet finger is the injury to the small tendon of the finger and thumb which is helpful in the extension of the finger. This is the term applied to the extensor avulsion fracture of the finger or also we can say distal extensor tendon rupture. There is another term for this disease that is baseball finger. This is a deformity of the fingertip which resembles a mallet or hammer. When this injury occurs, a person finds it difficult to extend the finger tip without pushing it and also there is generally pain and bruising at the back side of the finger joint. This is a result of over bending of the finger tip by a sudden attack on the finger by a ball or something else.
Mallet Finger

Etiology/Causes

This typically occurs when a ball hits hard on an outstretched finger and jams it. This results in the tear or rupture of the tendon of that finger. A direct hit on the extended finger during a game like baseball, football, cricket, volleyball, basketball, etc can cause the injury to the tendon of the tip of the finger.

Clinical Features/Signs And Symptoms

The person who has this mallet finger they have following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Inability to straighten the fingertip

Diagnosis

The diagnosis is generally made on clinical examination and supported by X-ray. This injury can be accompanied by ecchymosis and swelling.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Mallet Finger

The Ayurvedic herbs show very good results on every disease. This ancient time holistic science helps in fighting against many acute and chronic diseases. One of the Ayurvedic herbal manufacturing companies is doing the same thing. The name of that company is Planet Ayurveda. This is a leading herbal company which is GMP certified. It manufactures many herbal products from ancient time tested formulas and under the supervision of expert Ayurveda Acharya. This company offers the following herbal formulation for Mallet finger:

  • Ekangveer Ras
  • Boswellia Curcumin
  • RumoGin 5 Capsules
  • Vatkulantak Ras
  • Ashwagandha Capsules
  • Nirgundi oil+ Mahamasha oil

Products Description

1. Ekangveer Ras

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation in tablet form. It is used in the treatment of bone disorders. This formulation contains Shuddha Parada (Purified Mercury), Shuddha Gandhak (Purified Sulphur), Kanta Loha bhasma (Manganese calx), Naga bhasma (Lead calx), Pippali (Piper longum), Triphala (Three myrobalans), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) etc. This herbo-mineral formulation is beneficial in sciatica, paralysis, mallet finger etc.  It relieves pain and stimulates the inactive nerves and nervous system. It provides nourishment to the tendons and ligaments.

Dosage : 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water

2. Boswellia Curcumin

This is a poly herbal formulation and is an effective herbal combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. This herbal formulation is prepared from the standardized extracts of the Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). This is a very potent anti-inflammatory formulation and helpful in the treatment of inflammation, stiffness and pain in the joints. It increases mobility and reduces arthritis pain. This herbal combination is good for back pain, neck pain, knee pain, etc. It promotes circulation to the joints and improves flexibility. This is used in all types of bone disorders.

Dosage : 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

3. RumoGin 5 Capsules

This poly herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda rejuvenates the joints naturally. It is prepared from the herbs that are very effective in inflammation and pain such as Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Maricha (Piper nigrum), and Pippali (Piper longum).  They provide relief from the morning stiffness in joints and swelling. The herbs in this formulation are also very effective in digestive disorders. They provide relief from dyspepsia, indigestion, flatulence, etc. It is also very helpful in respiratory complaints like Asthma and allergies too.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

4. Vatkulantak Ras

This is an Ayurvedic medicine that is used in severe Vata diseases like epilepsy, paralysis etc. It is made from the herbs that is used in pacifying vata dosha like Kasturi (Abelmoschus moschatus), Manahshila (Realgar), Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Shuddha Parada (Purified Mercury), Shuddha Gandhak (Purified Sulphur), Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), etc. It is used in the treatment of Epilepsy, paralysis, facial palsy, Mallet finger and cervical spondylosis, etc. It maintains the normal functioning of the nervous system.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water.

5. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. It is used in the treatment of nervous disorders. It is prepared from the standardized extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It effectively acts as a nerve tonic, enhancing physical and mental stamina of the body. This natural rejuvenator helps in providing the proper nourishment to the tissues particularly muscles and bone. It brings back the strength of the muscles and bones and calms down the system.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water

6. Nirgundi Oil

This is a classical oil formulation. It is mainly used in vata associated pains. It is prepared from the extracts of Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Kalahari (Gloriosa superba), etc. It is very helpful in alleviating pain on the affected site. These herbs are enriched in anti-inflammatory properties and help in reducing the inflammation on the affected side. This is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine.

7. Mahamasha Oil

This is effective Ayurvedic oil used in the treatment of vataj pain. It is used in the treatment of neurological diseases. Masha means black gram. This is the main ingredient in this formulation. This oil is used for both external and internal purposes. It is prepared from the herbs such as Masha (Phasleolus mungo), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Agnimantha (Premna mucronata), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum), shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum), prishnaparni (Uraria picta), etc. These ingredients help in the treatment of arthritis, paralysis, deafness, tinnitus, stiffness and pains in the joints, muscular dystrophies, headache, etc. This oil is also used for the massage to relieve tiredness.

How To Apply These Two Oils : Mix these two oils together and apply on the affected side of the finger.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604

Conclusion

Mallet finger is a tendon injury and is a very painful condition. Allopathic medicines have painkillers for this disease that further shows side effects on kidney and liver. But Ayurveda manages this condition without giving you any side effects. Above mentioned Planet Ayurveda products manage this condition and show very good results. Planet Ayurveda also provides diet charts and lifestyle modifications along with Herbal formulations. For more details of our products, you can check our store website www.planetayurveda.com

Ayurvedic Treatment For Paget’s Disease

pagets-disease

Abstract

The term osteoporosis might not be a stranger to most of us. In the present era, after a certain age the bones undergo a destruction phase due to numerous reasons. So almost every individual after 35-40 years of age is suffering from pain in joints, stiffness, restricted movement etc. Paget’s disease is the second most common bone disease after the same. In this article, we are going to discuss paget’s diseases in detail and its management with ayurvedic herbs and herbal formulations.

Introduction

Paget’s disease is an outcome of the improper bone remodelling or the imbalance between optimal bone formation and bone destruction. The disease shows alleviated bone reabsorption and elevated bone regeneration ratios, resulting in depositions of the bone tissue in unnecessary sites of growing bones. This unusual bone regeneration pattern is due to flaws in the process of bone modelling. Often this process can be very painful and can lead to bone pain, arthritis, bone deformities and fractures. The disease is more prominent in the western countries when compared to the Asian countries. Despite the great innervation of modern science, a complete cure is not available, but the signs and symptoms can be kept at check

Paget's Disease
Symptoms

Paget’s disease is often not detected due to its mild or fewer symptoms. Many people have very few symptoms or may not be aware of the symptoms seen in Paget’s disease. The symptoms are usually confused with simple arthritis and left at ease. The most common symptoms include:

  • Bone pain
  • Swelling in the joints
  • Tenderness
  • Tingling sensation with pins and needles

These signs are generally seen in the weight bearing joints of the knees, spine, Thigh bone or femur and shin bone or Tibia. It is rarely seen in fused bones of pelvis and skull. Major nerves seen alongside bones are usually affected, hence when these bones tend to puff up, it compresses the corresponding nerves causing further tingling sensation and very often loss of sensation.

Causes

The definitive cause of this disease is yet to be discovered, yet a small group of researchers believe that it may be an aftermath of measles in childhood as recently it was established that measles can cause bone deformities overtime, however evident scientific evidence to prove this theory and to establish the relationship between the virus and Paget’s disease has not been drawn. While other researchers account for and accept it to be in the family as a recessive genetic disease.

Complications

Just like any other bone disease, as it is affecting the core functions of movements, some complications are seen associated with it.

  • Constant fractures: Due to regular loss of bone density, the chances to endure stress is diminished by the bones, resulting in frequent fractures.
  • Deformity: As the deposition of the newly formed bone cells or osteon are on top of the existing cells, it causes the bones to grow abnormally resulting in deformities or external bone growths.
  • Associated neurological problems: As the growing bone can always compress the nerve alongside, it can induce tingling sensation, burning sensation and even loss of sensation of the associated area.

On a general note the prevention of the disease can be achieved to  an extent by consuming calcium rich diets and never missing your daily dose of sunlight for vitamin D. People who are diagnosed with Paget’s disease are advised to keep their activities and exercises at a mild pace to reduce the bolts of pain.

Planet Ayurveda & Paget’s Disease

Our ancestry science Ayurveda has always maintained the vitality at preventive aspects by improving the health status of each individual. Planet Ayurveda has introduced traditional herbal combinations that help to maintain your health while preventing further damage if diagnosed with this malady.

Formulations Include

1. Yograj Guggul

This mystic authentic formulation has been used for generations for its stunning effects at the bone level. It reduces stiff joints, propels movements. It is given for arthritis, joint pain, Fatigue and swelling complaints of the joint.

Dosage – It is advised to consume 2 tablets twice daily or as advised by your Ayurvedic practitioner.

2. Peedantak Vati

This is often referred to as the Indian Ginseng. This wonderful blend is used for all joint issues with the potential of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Guggulu (Commikera mukul) to name a few.

Dosage – It is advised to  consume 2 tablets twice daily or as directed by your Ayurvedic physician.

3. Ajmodadi Churna

This multi herbal combination is a superior medicine for rheumatoid arthritis. The formulations involve herbs that have hot potency which helps to alleviate inflammation.

Dosage – It is recommended to consume 1tsp twice daily with warm water 10 min before a meal or as directed by your Ayurvedic physician.

4. Rumogin-5 Capsules

This simple yet very effective formulation aids to regulate optimal bone and muscular health. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Dosage – It is advised to consume 1 capsule twice daily or as directed by your Ayurvedic health care practitioner.

5. Boswellia Curcumin

This mystic herbal all-rounder has the goodness of turmeric (Curcuma longa) with other wonderful herbs that help with the maintenance of optimal bone destruction and restoration rate.

Dosage – It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily or as recommended by your Ayurvedic physician.

6. Joint Aid Plus

The formulation is traditionally used for conditions of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. With its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties it can be effective in sprain as well.

Dosage – It is recommended to consume 1 capsule twice daily or as directed by your Ayurvedic health care practitioner.

Conclusion

Ayurveda mentions simple yet mystic strategies to encounter all systemic ailments starting at ground level. This includes the regular implication of the delay routine and seasonal regimen with the advised seasonal detox procedures all under the guidance of an ayurvedic physician. Alongside lifestyle changes it is also vital to maintain the right dietary modifications including timely meals, not consuming any incompatible combinations, strictly maintaining the diet within the conducive meal category, etc. The  proper elimination of natural urges without holding back any has a great influence on the health status of an individual. With all these procedures the doshic status of the body is maintained at its normalcy and this itself the backbone for our immunity to  strive at its best to enable the body to be at its optimacy.