Herbal Remedies for Sport Injuries
ABSTRACT Sports are a daily routine in the life of most people. A person may get various injuries while playing that can be mild to severe. Minor injuries are treated at home and do not require further treatment, while severe injuries may require special investigations and treatment. Some minor injuries if left untreated may cause several consequences over time. Thus proper ruling out and management of Sports Injuries is a must. In this article, we will look at various types and symptoms of sports injuries. We will also discuss its management in Ayurveda.
INTRODUCTION Sports injuries are injuries that occur while playing any sport. That may include hand, foot, muscle, joints, and bone injuries. Injuries are caused by the application of direct force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. TYPES OF INJURIES Bruises Strains Ankle Sprains Joint injuries Nose bleeds Concussion Cuts and abrasions Dental damage Groin strain Hamstring strain Knee joint injuries Stress fractures Most of these injuries are recovered within weeks with medications while some injuries such as broken bones, fractures, and concussions, may need time to heal (Months to years). AYURVEDIC ASPECT There is not any particular term or category for Sports Injuries in Ayurveda. The treatment of sports injuries in Ayurveda depends upon the symptoms that have many herbal medicines for relief. Fractures, sprains, and many more types can be symptomatically healed by Ayurveda drugs from within. These herbal medicines will strengthen the muscles, bones, and joints from within without any side effects. Our musculoskeletal system is mainly affected by Sports Injuries, these Mams (muscles) and Asthi (Bones) related medicinal herbs are used by the ayurvedic doctor for better results. Treatment is described in detail further in the article. CAUSES Sports Injuries are commonly caused by- Overuse Direct impact Accidental fall Over exercise Sudden jerk SYMPTOMS The symptoms depend upon the site and severity of the injury. Some common symptoms found in all types of Sports Injuries are- Pain Tenderness Skin surface warm to touch Bruising Inflammation Deformity Decreased range of motion Grinding, cracking, popping, clicking noise from joints. Difficulty in walking DIAGNOSIS Proper diagnosis and medical investigation are done in case of Sports Injuries to prevent severe consequences due to untreated cases- A proper physical examination can be done again and again to rule out hidden cause X-Ray CT scan MRI scan TREATMENT The treatment depends upon the type and site of injury. Physiotherapy Symptomatic treatment and medications Splint in case of fractures- immobilization Pain relief sprays Anti-inflammatory drugs Injections Surgery Using these quick methods may give you temporary relief from pain and inflammation-like symptoms. Ayurveda will provide side effects-free treatment for recovery from Sports Injuries. Ayurveda will heal you from within and will give strength to your muscles and joints that will not let the pain and other symptoms arise again. Ayurveda treatment for Sports Injuries includes many treatment modalities. These modalities altogether help in the recovery of patients to a large extent. It improves the overall condition of the patient in most cases- Panchkarma Therapies - Panchkarma therapies to reduce muscle stiffness and strengthen bones, joints, and muscles include abhyanga, swedan, sarvang dhara, potli, along with nasya. These therapies are done with various medicated oils and herbs, prescribed by the ayurvedic doctor according to the condition, age, as well as other factors of the patient. Yoga - Certain yogasanas also strengthen the body and can be practiced easily at home. HERBAL REMEDIES FOR SPORT INJURIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA These ayurvedic medicines are used to treat the condition of the patient. Planet Ayurveda provides effective treatment for Stiff Person Syndrome. Planet Ayurveda is a herbal medicine manufacturing company in India. Their products are 100% pure and are made from standardized extracts of various medicinal herbs. Our company is internationally certified and people worldwide are using the products and medicines. Medicines are prepared according to government guidelines. Planet Ayurveda provides a Sports Injury Care Pack for the management of Sports Injuries- Boswellia Curcumin Capsules Yograj Guggul Cissus Power Jatyadi Tailam Orthovita Oil Sport Injury Care Pack
PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION 1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules These capsules are a combination of Curcumin (Curcuma longa) and Shallaki (Boswellia serrata). The anti-inflammatory property of these capsules reduces swelling in the body. These capsules will improve blood circulation in the whole body which will prevent clots and lead to proper healing. These capsules will also improve immunity due to their immune-enhancing properties. Dosage - Take 2 capsules twice daily. 2. Yograj Guggul This is a polyherbal preparation of Vidang (Embelia ribes), Guggul (Commiphora guggul), Ajwain (Carum copticum), etc. Yograj guggul has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that help to pacify Vata dosha and helps in relieving pain and swelling in joints. It also works on muscle spasms. Thus offers free movement of the joint. Dosage - Have 2 tablets two times daily with water. 3. Cissus Power Capsules These wonderful capsules contain standardized extracts of Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis). Hadjod is most effective in bone and joint-related injuries. These capsules will strengthen the immunity and bones that will offer early recovery of any sort of injury to bones. Dosage - Take 2 capsules two times daily. 4. Jatyadi Tailam This medicated oil is prepared with Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Chameli (Jasminum officinale), Patola patra (Stereospermum chelonoides), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), etc. The oil has wound-healing properties when applied externally to the affected area. Applying this oil will reduce swelling and pain in the particular region. Dosage - Apply over the affected area twice daily by mixing with orthovita oil. 5. Orthovita Oil Massaging the joint with this oil helps relieve pain along with the reduction in joint stiffness. In case of loss of synovial fluid, this oil will add lubrication to the joint. It is composed of saindhavadi tail, turpentine oil, gandhapura, etc. This will strengthen the muscles and reduce muscle spasms too. Dosage - Do a local massage with oil for 10 to 15 minutes by mixing it with jatyadi tailam. CONCLUSION Natural herbal medicines, oils, and panchkarma therapies are efficient enough in maintaining proper blood circulation and managing sports injuries. The efforts provide relief to the patients without any side effects. For a safe and better ayurvedic experience or any queries contact us at www.PlanetAyurveda.com