Leech application: An effective pain management option in osteoarthritis of knee joint- A case report

  • Shiv Sagar PhD (Ayu) scholar Dept. of Shalya Tantra, IPGT&RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
  • Manisha Kapadiya PhD (Ayu) scholar Dept. of Shalya Tantra, IPGT&RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
  • T.S. Dudhamal Associate Professor & I/C HOD, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, IPGT&RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5855-9806
Keywords: Jalauka, Leech, Osteoarthritis, Sandhigatavata

Abstract

Sandhigatavata is one such condition that occurs when provoked vata enters the santhi owing to gatavata pathology. Pain typically presents on joint movement with features like swelling, stiffness, crepitus etc. It can be co-related with osteoarthritis of knee joint. A 68 years old male came with complains of right knee joint pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased range of movement. X-ray of right knee joint showed moderate osteoarthritis changes. Leech application was done every 15 days for 1 month and patient got complete relief symptomatically. 

Published
2020-07-01
How to Cite
Sagar, S., Kapadiya, M., & Dudhamal, T. (2020, July 1). Leech application: An effective pain management option in osteoarthritis of knee joint- A case report. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 4(2), 70-74. Retrieved from http://ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/143
Section
Case Reports