Ayurvedic treatment for Heel pain

Heel pain

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Heel pain


Treatment of heel pain requires managing the symptoms of the pain and treating its underlying cause.1

Ayurveda recommends a general line of treatment for heel pains. These include2:

  • Snehana (oleation) – administering ghee, herbal oil, animal fat or bone marrow to expel the imbalanced dosha out of the body
  • Swedana (fomentation) – application of hot, moist substances to heal pain

The medicaments which subside Vatadosha are beneficial. Some doctors also perform Agnikarma (cautery)

Ayurvedic oils like Mahanarayana Tail, Vishagarbha Tail, Nirgundi Tail are beneficial as external application.

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage heel pain effectively. These include:2,3

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Consume diet that reduces vata dosha in the body. This includes easily digestible foods and moist & oily foods.2 Examples are:

  • Oils and ghee
  • Moist foods like berries, melons and curd
  • Soups and stews
  • Oily foods like avocado, coconut, olives, buttermilk, cheese, eggs, milk, wheat, nuts and seeds

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Give adequate rest to the foot
  • Avoid walking for long distances and standing for a long time
  • Regularly perform stretching exercises for feet and calves
  • Immerse the heels in warm water mixed with salt to provide relief
  • Apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the affected heel for 5-10 minutes
  • Wear comfortable foot wear at all times to avoid heel related injuries
  • Generally maintain a healthy weight to avoid putting excess pressure or strain on your feet

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of bone-diseases and/or heel pain without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for bone-diseases and/or heel pain, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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