October 7, 2022
What Is Colles Fracture? – Ayurvedic Herbs for Fractures
Colles fracture is a broken wrist type and wrist fracture is usually termed as Colles fracture. In this type the fracture is away from the center of the body, i.e. distal with an upward angle (dorsal angulation). Colles fracture is a serious injury and it is very painful in nature. This fracture usually occurs when a person falls on an outstretched hand. When a person while falling tries to save themselves, he/she lands on hand , especially on the small bones which make your hand and wrist (specifically the scaphoid and lunate bones). This fall causes exertion of force on the radius bone of the arm. There occurs in the dorsal end of the radius bone. You can get all the information about Colles fracture and Ayurvedic medicines for fracture in this article, keep reading!
INTRODUCTION TO COLLES FRACTURE
A Colles fracture is also known as distal radius fracture or broken wrist. It is a break in the radius bone of your arm. Fracture occurs on the lower end of the radius on the wrist of the thumb side connecting to the bones of the hand. These fractures are very common, in fact it is the most common fracture of the arm. People can confuse it with its name, i.e. Colles fracture is that the fracture is in the carpal bone but is in the radius bone instead. Fracture occurs about an inch away from the wrist on the thumb side in the distal radius bone. The peculiarity of this fracture is that the break occurs in distal radius and piece of bone which breaks point upward.
AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF FRACTURES
In Ayurveda, Bhagna is the term used for fractures. Bhagna is a condition where a break in a continuity of the structure of the bone occurs causing lack of the motion of the bone. Sometimes lack of motion can be due to dislocation which is called Sandhi muktha. In Ayurveda around 12 types of dislocations and 6 types of fractures are described.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF THE COLLES FRACTURE
Signs and Symptoms of the Colles Fracture are
- Pain that aggravates on flexing the wrist
- Dinner fork deformity, i.e. deformity caused due to bent and crooked bone due to fracture
CAUSES OF COLLES FRACTURE
Colles fracture occurs when a person while falling stretch the hand out for saving themselves and fall on it. This can also occur during a car accident trauma. Colles fracture or broken wrist is common in the people involved in the sports activities like skiers, contact sports, bikers and inline skaters. There are also high risk factors like people suffering from thinning of bones or osteoporosis. However anyone can get it if the trauma occurs in the wrist.
DIAGNOSIS OF THE COLLES FRACTURE
If you are experiencing a pain in the arm preventing the normal use of it, you must contact the doctor. Never delay in contacting a doctor immediately if you are having deformed wrist, pain in the wrist, numbness in the hand, wrist and fingers and there is also change of color in the fingers, turning pale or white. Until the doctor examines it, put an ice pack on the wrist and keep it elevated. Remove the rings of any accessories from the fingers before any swelling occurs.
The most common way to diagnose any type of fracture is X-ray. In X-ray your doctor can assess if there is fracture or dislocation, site of fracture and number of broken pieces.
TREATMENT OF COLLES FRACTURE
Conventional Treatment for Colles’ Fracture aims at fixing all the broken bones into their place and keeping it like that until they are healed. It occurs with the help of different ways depending upon the age of the person, extent and nature of the injury and level of their activity.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COLLES FRACTURE
Ayurvedic treatment in case of fractures acts as supportive treatment where different types of remedies are used to accelerate the healing of the fracture. There are different herbs in nature which possess natural qualities to heal the broken bones.
HERBAL REMEDIES OF PLANET AYURVEDA FOR COLLES FRACTURE
Planet Ayurveda is a well-known name in the field of herbal and Ayurvedic pharmaceutical companies. There are a wide range of herbal remedies and products that are manufactured here using classical Ayurvedic techniques and best of the herbs and natural compounds are used to prepare these products. For Colles’ fracture and other types of fractures as well, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.
Fracture Healing Pack
- Lakshadi guggul
- Cissus power
- Ashwagandhadi ghrit
- Bone support
- Dashmoola capsule
1. Lakshadi guggul
This Ayurvedic remedy is very well known to treat different types of fractures. Lakshadi guggul helps in healing broken bones, osteophytes etc. It increases the calcium deposition in the bones and makes them strong. Herbs like Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Asthisamharaka (Cissus quadrangularis) etc.
2. Cissus power
It is prepared from a standardized extract of Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis). Cissus power is one of the best formulas for strengthening bones and healing broken bones.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Ashwagandhadi ghrit
This Ayurvedic formulation is in the form of ghee and prepared using majorly Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandhadi ghrit strengthen the bones and overall body, helps in treating deficiencies and helps in healing of fractured bones naturally. It also promotes the overall health and nourishes joint, bones and tissues.
Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with warm milk
4. Bone support
These capsules are prepared using herbs like Suhanjana beej (Moringa oleifera), Shudh laksha (Laccifer lacca), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis), Mukta (Compound of pearl calcium), and Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum). Bone support capsules help in maintaining healthy bones, increases bone density and help in healing.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
5. Dashmoola capsule
Dashmoola capsule is prepared by herbs like Patla (Stereospermum suaveolens), Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), Brihati (Solanum indicum), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), etc. These capsules impart strength to the bones and increase the healing rate of the bones. It also helps in relieving the inflammation which occurs in fractures.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
Colles fracture is a serious injury and one must not ignore it. If you notice any of the signs and symptoms mentioned, do contact your doctor right away. The herbal remedies mentioned above will act as supportive treatment and accelerate the healing.