Agnikarma with Suvarna Shalaka in Janu Sandhigata Vata (Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint) - A Case Report
SandhiGata Vata (osteoarthritis) is common amongst the elderly and obese persons. The disease Sandhigata Vata is prone to be manifested in the knee joint. The dominance of Vata dosha is seen in the pathogenesis of Sandhigata Vata. The symptoms of Sandhigata Vata described in Sushrut Samhita are Sandhi vedana (joint pain) and Shotha (swelling), due to these symptoms stiffness and crepitus develop, which may be correlated with disease osteoarthritis (O.A) in modern parlance. A 63 years male patient came to Shalya tantra OPD with the presenting complaints of piercing type of pain in both the knee joints associated with crepitus and swelling. On local examination of the knee joint palpation and raising temperature was seen with restricted flexion of 900 and restricted extension of 1200 along with restricted medial rotation and lateral rotation with 1800. Agnikarma with Suvarana (Gold) shalaka was done in a single sitting weekly interval followed by two interval periods of 15 days and 30 days. The case was successfully treated and cured with Agnikarma withing one month.