Agnikarma (therapeutic heat burn) an unique approach in the management of vatakantaka w.s.r. to plantar fasciitis- A single Case Report
Heel pain is most common condition now days and the ratio of occurrence observed is 1 out of 10 people suffered once during their life period. There are so many conditions causing heel pain among that Plantar fasciitis is one which is having high prevalence rate. In Ayurveda Plantar fasciitis can be corelated with Vatakantaka. Walking on uneven surface and repeated injury leads to Vata prakopa due to that it develops pricking type of pain like thorn in heel region and ultimately leads to Vatakantaka. This is the small evidence to support traditional treatment modalities to describe for management of Vatakantaka (planter fasciitis). A 47year old male patient complaining of pain in right heel region for 5 months along with difficulty in walking after awakening from bed at morning. Then patient was treated in outdoor patient department with 4 successive sittings of bindu dagdha Agnikarma at posterior medial side of right heel region in 7 days interval along with Rasna Saptaka Kwatha 20 ml empty stomach orally two times a day for 1 month. After 1 month of treatment, patient got complete relief in pain and stiffness.