Ayurvedic treatment for Fractures

Fractures

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Fractures

FRACTURES AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

Management of fractures has one basic rule which is to put the broken pieces back into the position and prevent the bone from moving out of place until it is completely healed. When the bone is broken, the ends heal back together by ‘knitting’ of their ends with new bones which are formed at the edge of the broken bones. Depending on how severe your bone condition is and how your injury has occurred, your doctor may recommend a few treatment options, which include4:

  • Cast immobilization – process of holding your bone in place using a cast that is made of plaster or fiberglass. Based on your injury, your doctor will decide how long the immobilization stays on you
  • Functional cast/brace – In some fractures, the movement of nearby joints needs to be properly controlled. A cast/brace helps limit the movement
  • Traction – Gentle, steady pulling action to align the bones
  • External fixation – Metal pins and screws connected to a metal bar are placed into the bone, above and below the fracture site. This helps to hold the bones in proper position while they heal
  • Internal fixation – Once bone pieces are re-positioned to their original alignment, special screws connected to a metal plate are attached to the surface of the bone

Ayurveda also believes in manual manipulation to adjust bones to their proper positions and then apply bandages in some form to mobilize them.5

 

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage the condition effectively. These include:5

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Consume diet rich in Calcium and Vitamin C for early recovery
  • Should be provided with foods that do not cause heartburn and food prepared from flour grains.
  • Increase protein intake in your diet with foods such as milk, eggs, chicken soup, fish, lentils, curd, paneer, etc to help retain muscle and cause early bone recovery
  • Increase intake of vata-decreasing foods such as
    • Rice
    • Ghee
    • Boiled milk
  • Good herbs for you (to be eaten with ghee or used as an external plaster): Manjishtha, red sandalwood, shatavari, flaxseed etc
  • Avoid certain foods in your diet, such as
    • Carbonated drinks
    • Packaged foods
    • Junk food
    • Salt
    • Spicy foods
    • Acidic, pungent and alkaline foods
    • Oily foods

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Take adequate rest to ensure quick healing of bones
  • For bandaging and washing, use tree bard of herbs of nyagrodhadi group. Avoid putting pressure on the injured part

Do regular cold washes, apply plasters and do gentle oil massages

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