Category: Health Condition

Management of Plantar Fasciitis Through Ayurveda

Abstract

Imagine you wake up in the morning, everything is typical and you step your foot on the floor and suddenly there is a stabbing pain in your heels. You may have ignored it and kept walking, and gradually it may have faded away. But you notice it comes back whenever you stress or rest your heels for too long. Now you are here looking for answers… Glad you came here! We have all the answers you were looking for, along with all the possibilities to cure your discomforts… This condition is plantar fasciitis, often misdiagnosed with calcaneus spur and vice versa. Let’s go further deep…shall we?

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is basically an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects your heels to toes. The primary purpose of this fascia is to absorb the shock during walking, but the same can cause wear and tear of the structure. Which when done repeatedly paves the way for inflammation.

Causes of plantar fasciitis

Even though tears are the common reason provoking this inflammation, most cases don’t have a reasonable explanation for its origin. But certain risk factors can contribute to your chances of getting it.

  • Age in between 40 to 60
  • Stressing your heels, like running too long, dancing poses which weigh on your heels.
  • Congenital abnormalities like a flat foot or high arched foot, which messes up with the weight distribution.
  • Obesity can also mess with the weight heels have to carry.
  • Occupations that demand standing and walking for a long period of time can also increase the risk.

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis

Stabbing pain in the heels after getting up in the morning, after standing for a long time, and standing up after sitting for a long time. The pain gradually decreases after a few steps.

Plantar fasciitis

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is done with a medical history and physical examination. Imaging techniques are only used to rule out calcaneal spurs.

Complications if the pain is ignored

The pain can become chronic if left untreated. The pain can change your gait (the way you walk) and this adjustment could put stress on your foot, knee, or hip leading to other problems.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment like applying ice bag in the area of tenderness, avoiding causes of pain, etc.
  • Internal administration of Painkillers and anti-inflammatories
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthotics or arc supporters to equally distribute weight-bearing in the foot.
  • Steroid injections to the area of pain
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
  • Ultrasonic tissue repair
  • If any of these methods don’t give relief and the pain is severe, the fascia can be detached from the heel through surgery.

Let’s interpret the condition in terms of Ayurveda.

Plantar fasciitis and calcaneal spur, both come under “Vata kandaka”. Vatakandaka is mentioned in ayurvedic classic as a disease arising from walking or standing on a hard surface for long and due to exertion. These causes aggravate Vata dosha.  Along with this, the wear and tear in the fascia aggravate the pitta and lead to inflammation. The condition is treated with Ishtika Sweda (heating a red brick and keeping the heels on it) and Agnikarma (cauterization). These are the external therapies. In severe cases, this can be treated with vasthi (enema with medicated liquid) or virechana (purgation). Internal medication can be administered to alleviate Vata and pitta.

So, only one question remains… Where can you find the best doctors and best medicines??

Planet Ayurveda is a well-known brand in the Ayurvedic pharmaceutical industry, offering consultation of experts in the field of Ayurveda and high-quality medicines free of chemicals for your quickest and safest recovery. Our medications have had a hugely positive impact on our customers. Other than classical medicines, we have our own medicines that are developed by qualified MD Ayurvedic practitioners. We test each drug to ensure its purity and effectiveness. All of the raw materials in our medicines are standardized drug extracts. All the below-mentioned medications are carefully selected and recommended by our experienced doctors.

herbal remedies for Plantar fasciitis

herbal remedies for Plantar fasciitis

Internal medicine options recommended by our experts

1. YOGRAJ GUGGUL

Yograja guggul is a traditional Indian medicine in tablet form, known for its analgesic effect. It is a polyherbal tablet containing chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), pippali (Piper longum), Yamani (Trachyspermum ammi), and other ingredients. Guggulu (Commiphora mukul) is one of the best drugs to use against a vitiated Vata dosha. The phytoconstituents added to this medicine from 29 ingredients have all of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties needed to calm down the inflammation and pain in your heels.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.

2. BOSWELLIA+CURCUMIN

A bi-herbal capsule containing Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa) in equal parts. Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid in shallaki is the most potent inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase, an enzyme responsible for inflammation. Curcumin, a phenolic derivative of Curcuma longa, has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-modulatory properties. This is a standard medicine for inflammatory diseases. Both ingredients inhibit the inflammatory process, and shallaki is a well-known pain reliever.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily, after meals with plain water.

3. AAMAVATANTAK CHURNA

A polyherbal medicine in powder form, specially formulated for Amavata, with drugs such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Methi (Fenugreek- Trigonella foenum graecum), Haridra (Turmeric- Curcuma longa), etc. aa is not always present but we always assume its presence because of the diet and lifestyle of the present generation. It is hard to not develop ama with all the adulterants and toxins around us. The ingredients are “the best” against Vata vitiation along with treating any possible presence of ama.

Dosage:  1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily, after meals with plain water or Aloe vera juice or Kumari Saar

4. NIRGUNDI OIL

A medicinally treated sesame oil with Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), and Kalihari (Gloriosa superba). Nirgundi is an outstanding analgesic used for several diseases including arthritis. Sesame oil is said to be the prime choice for effectively treating Vata, it is quoted as “an oil that is capable of alleviating Vata without vitiating Kapha ”. Haridra, manjistha, and kalihari are tremendous anti-inflammatories used for centuries. This is a perfect medicine to opt for external application in case of plantar fasciitis.

Mode of Application – Externally, apply over the affected area once or twice daily or as directed.

5. ORTHOVITA OIL

The oil is a blend of Shul Gajendra Oil, Gandhapura oil, Turpentine Oil, Saindhavadi Taila, Prasarini oil, and Camphor. This oil is formulated for people with degenerative changes, muscle issues, neurological issues, inflammations, etc. Turpentine oil, prasarini oil, saindhavadi oil alleviates the vitiated Vata. Shul Gajendra oil and Gandhapura oil reduces inflammation. Camphor promotes local blood flow and alleviates pain.

Mode of Application – Externally, apply over the affected area once or twice daily or as directed.

Ayurveda has never neglected any disease, it doesn’t discriminate between small or big, short term or long term, life-threatening or not. Because the science of life was created to improve the standard of our life in all ways possible, body, mind, and soul. That is why the path shown by Ayurveda always works not only to alleviate the disease but also to protect general health. Here, you will never hear of any collateral damage along with the news of your recovery.

Choose the path of Ayurveda…and experience what a healthy body, mind, and soul feel like. Wishes for your happy healing from the team of Planet Ayurveda!!

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Ayurvedic Treatment For Beriberi

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Vitamins are a group of organic compounds that are needed for body function. These are essential nutrients which perform several roles in our body. Vitamins maintain bone health, heal wounds and promote the immune system . They also transform food into energy and improve cellular damage. Vitamin B1 is widely distributed in foods, however cereal grains bestow to the significance level in utmost diets. Vitamin B1 is water soluble which is consumed by both active transport and passive diffusion. Thiamine deficiencies result in various heart disease, nerve disorders and loss of muscle strength. In this article, we are going to discuss beriberi, its symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatments and herbal remedies which are provided by Planet Ayurveda.

beriberi

Introduction

Beri- beri is a disorder caused by Vitamin B1 deficiency, usually, it is known as thiamine deficiency. A deficiency of Vitamin B1 results in damage to the heart, nervous system and digestive digestive system. Human body requires thiamine to digest and break down food, promote metabolism and help the nervous system and muscle to work efficiently . Thiamine is an important nutrient that we gain from diet. It plays a role in several body functions. Beriberi disorders are of two types Dry and wet beriberi. Wet beriberi mainly affects the heart, circulatory system and later can cause heart failure. While, dry beriberi damages the nerves and reduces muscle strength.

Symptoms of Wet Beriberi

  • Complications in breathing
  • Swollen feet and legs
  • Quick heart rate
  • Constant fatigue
  • Pleural effusion
  • Fatigue

Symptoms of Dry Beriberi

  • Troubles in speaking
  • Vomiting
  • Complication in walking
  • Chest pain
  • Uncontrolled eye movement
  • General weakness
  • Numbness in the feet and hand.
  • Paralysis in one side of  body
  • Loss of muscle contraction
  • Tingling
  • Confusion, memory loss

Causes of beriberi

The major cause of beriberi is low diet in thiamine. This is a common disease in different regions of the world where people follow a diet which includes processed white rice and unenriched nutrients. Babies can also be affected with beriberi due to breastfeed which is a lack of thiamine in milk and fed unusual formulas which are low in thiamine. Moreover, beriberi can occur due to genetic disorders. Apart from these causes , there are various risk factors which increase the thiamine deficiency.

What are the Risk Factors of Beriberi

Certain risk factors may raise the development of this disease. Common risk factors of beri beri may include :

  • Excess alcohol abuse
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diarrhea or use of diuretic drugs.
  • Undergoing dialysis
  • Consuming thiamine low diet
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Vomiting and nausea during pregnancy
  • Digestive problem
  • Mental stress
  • High amount of physical exercise and activities

How is Beriberi Diagnosed?

Following are some tests which may helps to diagnose beriberi:

  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Thiamine loading test
  • Physical examination

How to Prevent Beriberi?

Prevention of beriberi can be possible by consuming a healthy, balanced diet which includes food rich in thiamine.

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes and beans
  • Seeds
  • Pork
  • Yoghurt, milk and other dairy products
  • Fortified cereals
  • Vegetables such as spinach, brussels sprouts, asparagus, green beans
  • Orange and tomato juice

Ayurvedic Treatment of Beriberi

Ayurveda is a traditional healthcare system of herbal medicines nativeto India. Reduction in vitamin causes many diseases such as beriberi which occur due to deficiency of vitamin B1. According to ayurveda sufficient amounts of food and nutrition are essential for all body functions. Moreover, herbal remedies are useful for fulfilling the deficiency of vitamins and other nutrients. Ayurveda is an old and traditional branch of medical science which offers various advantageous herbal remedies. However, Planet ayurveda is a leading organization which formulated several herbal medicines by using natural herbs. All products by planet Ayurveda are prepared by following proper guidelines and principles of ayurveda which is used from ancient times and are 100% pure and safe to use . Take a look at these beneficial herbal products for treatment of Beri Beri.

  1. Energo Plan Syrup
  2. Nourish Maxx
  3. Wheat Grass Powder
  4. Neuro Plan Syrup
  5. Shilajit Capsules

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Product’s Description & Dosage

1. Energo Plan Syrup

This ayurvedic syrup is formulated by  planet ayurveda by using standard extracts of some amazing herbs which includes Amalaki (emblica officnalis), pippali (piper longum), shatavari (asparagus racemosus), jevanti (leptadenia reticulata)and many other. All these natural herbs work together and enhance the immunity system, memory and naturally provide nutrients which  helps to maintain healthy working of all body parts.

Dosage: 2 teaspoons twice  a day after meals.

2. Nourish Maxx

It is one of the best natural and ayurvedic supplements which maintain the function and nourishes  all body organs. This amino powder is prepared without using chemicals, preservatives and additives. It is a mixture of various natural herbs which includes shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), safed musli (chlorophytum borivilianum), Gokshura (tribulus terrestris) and ashwagandha (withania somnifera). This powder provides strength to muscles and is beneficial for male reproductive disorders.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water.

3. Wheat Grass Powder

This powder contains part of a young wheat (Triticum aestivum ) plant. It is a natural supplement which supports the digestive system and overall health. Regular consumption of wheat grass powder decreases the  risk of beriberi. This  powder pacifies all tridoshas which are responsible for all medical conditions. This wheat grass powder is vegetarian and 100 % natural.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful mixed in cup of water, consume it 2-3 times a day.

4. Neuro Plan Syrup

It is a combination of various such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha(withania somnifera), sonth (Zingiber officinale), pippli (piper longum), bhoj patra (Betula utilis) etc. Neuro plan syrup is effective for the treatment of various diseases which puts a harmful impact on your body. This herbal syrup prevents deficiency of all essential nutrients. It also increases concentration and boosts brain power.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon twice a day with normal water,after meals.

5. Shilajit Capsules

This herbal remedy contains pure extract of Shatavari (Asphaltum) herb which is helpful in multiple function such as sexual activities, transforming vitamins, calcium, minerals and improve blood circulation.  It also provides energy and heals prolonged illness. These herbal capsules are also beneficial for maintaining the  female menstruation cycle.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with normal water, after meals.

Conclusion

After reading this article, we get to know about beriberi and its different aspects. There are so many allopathic treatments available for the treatment of beriberi. Apart from this, the ayurvedic natural health care system plays a vital role for the treatment of beriberi. Ayurveda is a traditional medical science which provides various herbal remedies which are effective for the treatment of each and every disease. So, there is no need to worry, ayurvedic treatment of beriberi is possible in Planet Ayurveda. It is an ayurvedic manufacturing company which provides herbal products for thiamine deficiency. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.