Abstract
EFFECT OF CHITRAKAMULA (PLUMBAGO ZEYLANICA LINN) LEPA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CALCANEAL SPUR A CASE REPORT

Pravin Jawanjal*

ABSTRACT

The calcaneal spur syndrome is characterized by the presence of a benign growth extending away from the bone (the calcaneal bone). Calcaneal spurs beneath the sole of the foot (plantar area) are related with plantar fasciitis. Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis can occur alone or be related to underlying diseases. Till date symptomatic treatments are accessible like NSAID and analgesic drugs, steroid injections, orthotics and exercise. The surgical treatment like, plantar fascia release and excision of calcaneal spur are available having complications like incomplete relief of pain and nerve damage. According to Ayurveda asthi-snayugata vata can be correlate with the calcaneal spur. Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica Linn) has katu rasa, katu vipaka and ushna virya and tikshna guna,so application of Chitrakamula lepa externally supportive in Vatashamana. Hence in this study calcaneal spur patient was treated with Chitrakmula lepa for 4 wks. Due to ushna, tikshna properties of chitrakamula provided considerable relief in pain.

Keywords: Asthi-snayugata vata, Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica Linn), Vatashamana.


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