International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Case Reports

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.1205131

Pages: 1-3

Author: Dhanasree T. K.*, Shaiju Krishnan

Abstract: Vatakantaka is one among the Aseethi Vata vikaras explained as a painful condition of the heel caused by its improper placement of the foot on the ground. Vatakantaka is seen as a common disease condition during these days and affects approximately 10% of the population. It is a condition that hinders day to day activities of the patient due to thorny pain in the foot. A diagnosed case of Vatakantaka came with complaints of pain within the heel and sides of the heel of the right foot for 5 months. There was no history of falls or trauma and other systemic illness. Positive family history was noted. Vatakantaka is a Sweda Sadhya Vyadhi and Upanaha is one among the classical line of treatment mentioned by Acharya Susrutha when Vata is vitiated in Snayu Sandi and Asthi. Vata getting localized in the Gulpha (ankle joint) and produces pain in the heel region. So Niragni Upanaha with Godhumadi yoga is administered continuous 7 days. Duration is 12 hours. The clinical features like heel pain and stiffness got relieved markedly on the 4th day itself. After the treatment, the patient got significant relief from symptoms. Upanaha is a type of Ekanga Sweda, and it induces sweating and brings Doshavilayana. It helps in reducing Vata dosha, Shoola, and Stambha

Keyword: Vatakantaka, Swedana, Upanaha