2017, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Part A
Prevention & management of specific sports injuries through Ayurveda
AUTHOR(S): Pandey Sandhya, Singh Archana and Pandey AK
Sports injuries are injuries occur to sportsperson participating in sporting events. In many cases, these types of injuries are due to overuse of a part of the body. When injuries occur due to sudden impact, the body reacts to that condition, which may leads to hamper motor & sensory activity of actively active body parts. During the course of sports activity sportsperson experiences shoulder pain, knee pain and back pain. In Ayurvedic classics, it is pointed out that Vata dosha is responsible for most of the bodily activity & the same is vitiated during the deranged activity or over use of particular joint, which is responsible for variety of pain specially confined to muscle, joint and ligaments. Sport injuries are a kind of traumatic diathesis in which Vata dosha is provoked that may leads to pain at the site of affliction. Such types of injuries require special care to save the afflicted body parts. Current treatment modalities in modern medicine are oral steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which have a high incidence of intolerable gastrointestinal side effects and other systemic side effects. So, there prolong use is not justifiable in sportsperson. In this concern ancient Indian healing system, Ayurveda addresses various therapeutic techniques & medicaments that can help a lot to the sports person. In practice, there are different treatment modalities for injuries such as uses of drugs, dietetics as well as practices of rehabilitation through Abhyanga (medicated oily massage), and Swedana (medicated fomentation). Sthanika vasti therapy (localized medicated vasti) aids to pacify the vitiated Vata there by relieving the pain & stiffness. Besides, Ayurveda also advocates herbal paste (lepa) for external application in the affected areas aid temporarily relief along with diverse heat modalities along with special poultice made up of rice gruel with oil make the joint more stable & viable.
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Pandey Sandhya, Singh Archana, Pandey AK. Prevention & management of specific sports injuries through Ayurveda. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2017;2(1):04-08.