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Ayurvedic Treatment For Heel Pain
No injury the back of my ankle/heel hurts on and off especially when walking what could be wrong and what are some good treatment ideas?
Tendonitis/bursitis: It is likely that you may have Achilles tendonitis or calcaneal bursitis which can occur without an injury but can occur from activity and sports. I'd start with ice, NSAIDs, and stretching. If you don't start to improve, you might need an ortho consult and possibly some physical therapy. ...Read more
Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...Read more
Sore: As dr kass said - is there a sore present or is the heel sore. Two divergent forms of treatment here - we need a lot more info to help ...Read more
Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs, not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda. Can she take English medicine immediately?
18yrs, fem. Acute leg pain from 5 months more in hip-thigh. Taking pain killers, calcium tablets. Not satisfied with doctor. On Ayurvedic treatment now?
Need workup: Have you had xrays, any other investigations? A detailed examination is necessary. Pain in that region could originate from a wide variety of sources. ...Read more
First, you need to: Diagnose the specific problem the most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciits/heel spurs, achilles tendonitis and a periostitis (bone bruise) but there are many more. Go to a podiatrist to have it evaluated and then a treatment plan can be started. It may involve better shoes, orthotics, icing, stretching, cortisone injections and many other options. Diagnose first, then treat. ...Read more
Absolutely...: There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Plantar fasciitis: Best managed with stretching your arch and soft supportive orthotics/shoe inserts. Night splints can sometimes be of benefit. Cortisone injections are also popular and effective. There has been recent interest in platelet rich plasma injections. Avoid surgery if possible. ...Read more
Change shoes: Unfortunately high heels do a number of things to our feet to cause pain and they can and do contribute to deformities from long term use. The best way to avoid these problems-don't wear them or at the very least limit the time you spend wearing them. ...Read more
Not just one: There are 220+ homeopathic remedies known for heel pain. Differentiating between these to find the right one for you requires careful study. We need to know what your pain is like, your experience of it, how it started, what makes it worse and better, etc. How it affects & fits into your whole life. To investigate this, you need a skilled homeopath. A computer program or a shot is not enough. ...Read more
Questionable: Others might disagree, and certainly ayurvedic treatment can be used along with other things if it makes you feel better, but I would concentrate on traditional treatments and diagnoses for this very serious syndrome ...Read more
Ayurveda: Although I have little experience with this, it appears that gokshura, gudochi and shilajith are the recommended therapies for an enlarged prostate. Make sure not to diagnose yourself. There are other non-prescription supplements that are effective at managing BPH once you are sure that is your diagnosis. ...Read more
My heel damaged kindly suggest my what kind of treatment I need to do? I can't walk still on bed since last 25 days!
Diagnosis needed: No one can advise a treatment until the problem is identified. If it's been 25 days and you can't walk you need to see a doctor and probably have an X-ray. ...Read more
Arch supports: Heel pain, often described as heel spurs or heel spur syndrome is rarely the result of the spur, but instead mechanical overloading and inflammation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. This usually responds well to arch supports, antiinflammatories, injections and stretching. Also frequently due to worn shoes so go ahead and replace with good quality supportive athletic shoes. ...Read more
Periods at 51: If by curing your period you mean having normal monthly periods, then any treatment that addresses and improves your general health will extend the lifespan of your ovaries, so yes Ayurvedic treatment can help. However around 51 many women enter menopause, so the estrogen production from the ovary declines gradually and then stops - when that happens your periods will stop. ...Read more
Tarlov cysts: Tarlov cysts are benign outpouchings of the dura mater at the base of the spine in the sacrum or tail bone area. They are not the source of pain and do not require treatment. ...Read more
Continuos pain in the heel of the foot. Increase when standing. What the cause and the treatment?!
Iam a pcod sufferer and wanna reduce weight upto ten kg... I am into Ayurveda treatment but not able to reduce weight. Please help!
Depends on weight: I presume pcod stands for polycystic ovarian disorder. This is a challenging one. No one knows if the pcod causes obesity or if obesity causes pcod. Ayerveda sounds like a great complement to your overall weight loss goal. Why not add some yoga and exercise as a routine. Remember that a change in lifestyle is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term b. ...Read more
I live in San Jose, California. Could you advise me some podiatrists in my area. I want to go there to get my left heel treatment. Thanks?
A few keystrokes...: Why not consult a Healthtap specialist about your heel problem. This may not only help you with finding out just what your problem is, but also giving you solutions to resolve it. ...Read more
Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more