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Natural Remedies for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear(Acl Tear)

ABSTRACT

Anterior cruciate ligament tear is one of the most common knee injuries. The people who are at risk of an anterior cruciate ligament tear are the athletes who play sports like basketball, soccer, football, etc. If any person has an ACL tear, then surgery may or may not be required it depends on several factors such as the severity of the injury and how much you are involved in activities that are involved in any movement.

Herbal remedies are the best solution for this medical condition as herbal remedies are 100% natural without any additives or preservatives and chemicals which can help you to get healthy and you can feel better by the use of Ayurvedic medicines.

INTRODUCTION

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the ligaments of the knee which holds the bone of the knee. The ACL tear occurs mainly with the sound of pop and then the severe pain in the knee arises. After this, swelling of the knee starts, and because of the ligament tear and swelling, it becomes very difficult for the person to straighten the knee.

In Ayurveda, ACL tears are managed under the category of Sandhigatavata. Janu Basti is given to the patient followed by various herbal remedies which help to improve this condition.

Knee Injuries

SYMPTOMS OF ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT

Depending upon the severity, symptoms may differ from person to person but some of the common symptoms are explained below

  • A loud pop sound is heard when the ligament is torn.
  • Inflammation on the knee is seen.
  • Due to inflammation, it is very difficult to straighten the knee. Hence the range of motion of the leg becomes limited.
  • Inability to bear their own body weight.

CAUSES OF ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY

Generally, ACL tear occurs in those people who are more active in sports like soccer, basketball, etc. When an ACL is injured it can be a partial injury or it can be a full tear. When the full tear happens the ligament is divided into two pieces. The causes of ACL tear are described below

  • When you are in a resting position and you suddenly make movements like jump or turn.
  • If your body is in motion and you suddenly stop or tend to change your direction.
  • If you extremely distend your knee joint.
  • ACL can also occur in case of any trauma to the knee.
  • If you are not landing in a proper position after a jump.
  • If you are giving regular strain on the knee then the ligament loses its elasticity and may tear.

COMPLICATIONS OF ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT

ACL tear directly affects the knee and can create problems in the movement such as walking, jumping, etc. if neglected. Here are some of the complications which may arise due to ACL tear

  • It may directly affect the motion of your leg and the range becomes limited.
  • A person is at high risk of developing osteoarthritis.
  • Joint cartilage may get damaged.
  • A person may start walking with a limping effect.

DIAGNOSIS

During the diagnosis process, the first clinician should check the deformity of the knee physically which is for tenderness or inflammation.

Regarding Radiological Examination following imaging test are to be done such as

  1. X-ray
  2. MRI SCAN

DOES IT NEED SURGERY?

The answer to this question lies in the severity of ACL tear. So if it is an extreme case of ACL injury then surgery may be advised. There is one more procedure to detect the severity of this medical condition known as arthroscopy in which a small cut is made by a surgeon and an arthroscope is inserted into it, to look inside and detection of injury is done.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Herbal Remedies for ACL TEAR

Treatment of Knee Injuries

Planet Ayurveda offers a range of products that can help in the relief of complications and problems of ACL tear. The products manufactured by Planet Ayurveda are 100% natural and are formulated under the guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors. So below is the description of the products which can help to support this medical condition

1. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN CAPSULES

It is the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs offered by Planet Ayurveda. The joint pain relief can be seen after using these capsules within a few days.

Benefits of Boswellia curcumin capsules are:

  1. Reduces joint pain and swelling
  2. Increases mobility by reducing joint stiffness

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily.

2. CORAL CALCIUM COMPLEX

It is a pure and natural extract that contains a combination of Praval pishti, Akik pishti, Jawar Mohra pishti, Mukta pishti, etc.

Benefits of the Coral Calcium Complex are explained below:

  1. Helps to maintain the calcium level in the body.
  2. Helps to maintain a healthy immune system.
  3. Enhances bone strength.

Dosage: 1 cap twice daily.

4. JOINT AID PLUS CAPSULE

This is a 100% natural formulation and is manufactured by Planet Ayurveda which has ingredients like Guggul, Ashwagandha, Shallaki, etc. It helps to act against inflammations and pain.

Benefits of Joint Aid Plus are

  1. It has great anti-inflammatory properties which also relieves the pain.
  2. It has an amazing property of rejuvenation.
  3. It helps to reduce fatigue, stress, and weakness.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily.

5. YOGRAJ GUGGUL

It contains pure guggul, pippali, ela, etc. It is a highly effective medicine for joint pain and arthritis, its benefits are described below:

  1. Supports healthy muscles and joints
  2. Balance the three energies of the body (vata,pitta and kapha)

Dosage: 2 tabs twice daily.

6. ORTHOVITA OIL

Orthovita oil is amazing herbal oil which is a combination of different herbs and its application on the affected area helps to support joints and muscles. This oil has a wonderful property to eliminate the toxins which are in the tissues of the body. Some of the ingredients of this oil are: Camphor, Turpentine oil, Shul Gajendra oil, etc.

Its benefits are explained below

  1. This oil helps to remove the rigidity of the joints.
  2. It provides a soothing effect to the nerves.
  3. This oil helps in the greasing of the joints which results in the increased movement of the joints.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Take 5 to 10 ml of Ortho vita oil in your palm and massage gently over the affected joint, and then wrap the affected joint with cloth for at least 2 to 3 hours.

HOME REMEDIES, DIET, AND LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

Surely treatment and medication will bring the positive result in ACL tear but some of the home remedies, diet, and lifestyle changes may support the medical condition and can help the patient to recover early in addition to medication.

They are Enlisted Below

USE OF ICE PACK: Use of ice packs on the affected area for at least 15 to 20 minutes will help to reduce the inflammation as well as the pain.

USE OF TURMERIC: As we all know turmeric can do magic in many of the medical conditions. Take one tablespoon of turmeric and mix it with water and make a paste of it. Apply that paste on the injured area and cover it with cotton cloth, leave it overnight. This remedy will surely help to recover from the situation. You can also have milk added with turmeric also known as Golden Milk.

GET PROPER NUTRITION: Nutritious food is the basis to recover from any injury or disease. Consume proteins that are present in dairy products, citrus fruits, chicken, or fish. Eat nutrient-rich vegetables such as spinach, etc.

TAKE SUFFICIENT REST: Having proper rest and sleep is very important. During sleep, our body promotes healing and repairs the damaged tissues so 8 hours of sound sleep is very necessary.

YOGA POSES FOR ACL INJURY: Yoga will help to fix the ACL injury in addition to medications.

Some of the yoga poses are described below

  1. Reclined leg raises
  2. Leg slides

CONCLUSION

On average, approximately there are 1,50,000 ACL injury cases per year. Depending upon the severity, symptoms arise which are explained above.

With proper medication, diet, and exercises a person can heal ACL injury, which also may not require surgery. Herbal Remedies for Anterior cruciate ligament tear are the natural solution for any medical condition as they have no side effects and have good results too

Stay Happy and Stay Healthy.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Typical Hypsarrhythmia

ABSTRACT

Hypsarrhythmia is a much-disorganized brain electrical activity with no recognizable EEG pattern. It plays a key role in the diagnosis of Infantile Spasms. Numerous causes are responsible for this like Central nervous system infections, brain injury, neurological disorders, etc. Usually, parents are the first ones to notice any change in the behavior of their child. The spasms begin in the initial years after the child’s birth.

The treatment options available in modern medication such as hormonal therapy, mainly corticotropin (ACTH), an antiseizure medication, mainly vigabatrin have numerous side effects such as hypertension, high blood sugar, fluid retention, Cushing’s syndrome, etc. whereas Ayurvedic treatment protocol not only increases the quality of life by repressing the symptoms of the disease but also initiate the regeneration of brain cells without any life-threatening side effects.

INTRODUCTION

Hypsarrhythmia means “mountainous activities”. In this Normal background, activities are vague; instead, continuous arrhythmic, high-amplitude, asynchronous delta activities with independent, multifocal spike discharges exist. Hypsarrhythmia is a disordered pattern of brain waves that are found in children with infantile spasms (IS).

CAUSES OF TYPICAL HYPSARRHYTHIMA(عدم انتظام ضربات القلب النموذجي)

In 30% to 40% of cases with IS, there is no noticeable cause. In the other 60% to 70%, infantile spasms are caused by a noticeable underlying condition, such as:

  • Central nervous system infections (Herpes simplex virus, meningitis, encephalitis, etc.)
  • Abnormal brain development
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological disorders with skin lesions
  • Genetic abnormalities (for example, Down syndrome)
  • Metabolic disorders

Typical Hypsarrhythmia

DIAGNOSIS OF TYPICAL HYPSARRHYTHMIA

Usually, parents are the first ones to notice the change in the motions and behavior of their child. Initially, it can be misunderstood with a colicky pain or another health issue. But with time the actions of the baby and how he/she behaves are found weird by parents. Spasms usually start within the baby’s first year. Most often they occur in the morning or after a nap, lasting from less than a few seconds to up to 10 seconds. They can occur in groups of 2 to 100 at a time.

Actions of the baby that need immediate medical intervention are:-

  • Bowing or bending from the waist while sitting
  • Nodding the head over and over again
  • Stiffness in neck, trunk, arms, and legs
  • Wrapping arms across the body like self-hugging
  • No prolonged eye contacts
  • Staring into blank spaces for long
  • Poor milestones
  • Forgetting learned skills
  • Stops smiling
  • Suffering from pain during spasms
  • Getting irritated easily

It is usually diagnosed from the history of the above signs and an electroencephalogram (EEG). EEG findings in hypsarrhythmia are bursts of bilateral asynchronous high-amplitude slow waves interspersed with spikes followed by generalized voltage attenuation. The major options for treatment of IS include hormonal therapy, mainly corticotropin (ACTH), an antiseizure medication, mainly vigabatrin. It can only be detected by an electroencephalogram (EEG). The pattern found in this is very different from a normal EEG pattern.

Hypsarrhythmia plays the key factor in the diagnosis of IS. So it is very important to capture the pattern when it happens.

Side effects of Corticotropin (ACTH)

The most common side effects of Acthar are

  • Fluid retention
  • High blood sugar
  • High blood pressure
  • Behavior and mood changes
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Increased risk of infections
  • Irritability

A. To Ayurveda, this condition can be correlated with “Apasmara”

  • अपगता स्मृतिरिति अपस्मार: ||

The transient loss of consciousness is termed as Apasmara.

  • अपस्मारं पुनः स्मृतिबुधिस्तवसंल्पवाद्वीभत्सचेष्टमावस्थिकं तमःप्रवेशमाचक्षते।।
  • चरक निदान स्थान 5/8

Apasmara is characterized by periodic loss of consciousness associated with aberrant activities (like vomiting of froth and abnormal postures of the body) and behavior, due to perversion of memory, intellect, and other psychic faculties. It is a disease due to the vitiation of three sharira dosha and two manas dosha.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Hypsarrhythmia

Hypsarrhythmia

In Planet Ayurveda this condition is treated via following the treatment protocol.(علاج الايورفيدا من انخفاض معدل ضربات القلب النموذجي)

  1. Brahmi capsules
  2. Gotukola capsules
  3. Ashwagandha capsules
  4. Boswellia curcumin
  5. Neuro plan syrup

1. Brahmi Capsules(كبسولات براهمي)

  • ब्राह्मी तिक्तरसोष्णा च सरा वातामशोफजित् । (रा.नि.)

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) known as “food for the brain”; is astringent and bitter. It is a Kapha and Vata pacifier. Its chief properties are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, cardiotonic, a bronchodilator, and protection against peptic ulcer. It is the finest brain tonic. Its main active ingredient bacosides promote the regeneration of brain cells. It increases the synaptic transmission among neurons. This helps in treating the patients of apasmara/epilepsy. It rejuvenates the brain, increases memory and improves concentration.

Dosage– It is prescribed in the dosage of 1 to 2 capsules with plain water or lukewarm water twice daily.

2. Gotu Kola capsules (Centella asiatica)

  • ब्राह्मी हिमा सरा तिक्ता लघु: मेध्या च शीतला ।
  • कषाया मधुरा स्वादुपाकायुष्या रसायनी ।।
  • स्वर्या स्मृतिप्रदा कुष्ठपाण्डुमेहास्त्रकासजित् ।
  • विषशोथज्वरहरी तद्वन्मण्डूकपर्णिनी ।। (भा.प्र.)

It owns anticonvulsant and neuroprotective activity. It helps in the formation of new neural pathways and also increases the retention capacity of the brain, thus can be used in the effective management of epileptic seizures and cognitive disorders. It improves the mental alertness and simultaneously reduces the stress, therefore, increases the quality of sleep

Dosage- It is prescribed in the dosage of 1 to 2 capsules twice daily with plain water or lukewarm water.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

  • अश्वगंधानिलश्लेष्मश्र्वित्रशोथक्षयापहा ।
  • बल्या रसायनी तिक्ता कषायोष्णातिशुक्रला ।।(भा.प्र)

Ashwagandha is also known as Withania Somnifera. It is a wonder herb. It helps in strengthening the immune system. It is a potent adaptogen. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, anti-stress and anti-oxidative properties that’s why it is used in treating various disorders related to nerve tissue damage, heart disease, atherosclerosis, and aging. It is a Vata and Kapha pacifier. Because of all these properties, it is the basic ingredient of all the formulations prescribed in musculoskeletal and nerve-related disorders.

Dosage-It is prescribed in the dosage of 1-2 capsules with plain water or milk.

4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia curcumin is herbal capsules prepared from pure extracts of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa).Boswellia, also known as Indian frankincense, is an effective anti-inflammatory and works great as a painkiller. As per research, the boswellic acid can prevent the formation of leukotrienes in the body. These molecules are known to cause inflammation. Curcumin is a key chemical in turmeric. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. It reduces pain, inflammation, and stiffness related to nerve and joint disorders. In Ayurveda, it is well known as a cleansing agent. It helps in rejuvenating the body cells and detoxifying the toxins away.

Dosage– 1-2 capsules two times a day.

5. Neuro Plan Syrup

This syrup is a special preparation of Planet Ayurveda. Its main contents are Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Shankhapushi, and Mandukparni. Other than these includes jyostishmati, bhojpatra and madhuyashti are the rest of the ingredients. All of these show great results in nervous disorders. Together they strengthen the neural transmission and enhance the regeneration of brain cells. It improves the concentration, memory and cognitive power of the brain.

Dosage-It is advised to take it in the dosage of 2 tablespoons twice daily with plain water or lukewarm water.