Efficacy of Sri Lankan Traditional Paste on Vatakantaka with special reference to Calcaneal spur -A Case Report
As per the classical texts of Ayurveda, Vatakantaka is a one of the common clinical condition which is considered as a Vatavyadhi, caused mainly due to the vitiation of Vata Dosha occurring due to walking on an uneven ground frequently, placing the feet improperly while walking, running etc. Due to this when vitiated Vata produces severe pain in Pada. Present case study was carried out at Chamal Rajapaksha Ayurveda Research Hospital, Hambantota, Sri Lanka, to evaluate the efficacy of Traditional Paste practiced by Sri Lankan Traditional Practitioners. This is a case of 48-year-old female patient presented with 6 months history of B/L ankle spur was treated with traditional paste. The clinical presentation of patient was pain over ball of the heel, tenderness on plantar aspect of the heel, slight swelling at the attachment of Plantar Fascia-ray of the heel. Radiological findings of lateral view of the heel shows prominent bone spike arising from the Calcaneum. The patient was treated for one month with this traditional paste. Paste was prepared by seed of Black Mustard (Brassica nigra L.) which has properties of Teekshna, Ushna, Lekhana Guna and Ushna Veerya . Progress of the treatment was recorded and therapeutic effects were evaluated through symptomatic relief. Clinical symptoms were significantly reduced and X-Ray showed that reduce of the size spur. It can be concluded that paste of Black Mustard (Brassica nigra L.) is effective in treating Vatakantaka (Ankle Spur) by reducing symptoms and reducing the size of the spur of the ankle.