ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF MUSCLE CONTUSION WITH RESULTANT HAEMATOMA: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Tinkle Rani *, Vishal Aggarwal, Arun Gupta
Abstract: A Muscle Contusion is a deep bruise due to traumatic blow to the soft structures such as muscle fibres, connective tissues and or blood vessels. In sports activity, Quadriceps Muscle Contusion is a very common complaint. It is a type of closed wound in which there is crushing of the muscle fibres which only allows bleeding beneath the skin. Symptoms include discolouration, swelling, pain and limitation of motion. As per Ayurvedic perspective, Quadriceps Muscle Contusion should be considered as Abhighata Janit Shoth. The present case study aims to investigate whether Ayurvedic intervention can be used as a treatment modality for acute sports injuries such as Quadriceps Muscle Contusion. A 19 years old girl came to the OPD of CBPACS with clinical features indicative of Quadriceps Muscle Contusion with resultant Hematoma. This case of was managed by Ayurvedic intervention of Kaishor Guggulu, Brihat Manjishthadi Kwath and Dashanga Lepa local application at OPD level for 14 days. The treatment gave very promising results with an overall improvement of about 76.66% in the subjective parameter used i.e. Oswestry’s disability index from 30 to 07, VAS improved from 8/10 to 2/10, at the end of 14 days of treatment.
Keyword: Quadriceps Muscle Contusion, Abhighata Janit Shoth, Kaishor Guggulu, Dashanga Lepa, Brihat Manjishthadi Kwath.