Ayurvedic Treatment of Tendonitis
Tendonitis is a quite common and its occurrence rate increases with the age. The contraction in skeletal muscle results in any physical movement. The structure that passes on the force of these musclular contractions to the bone is called a tendon. A tendon is a strong and flexible band of fibrous tissue, which connects muscles to the bone. Tendonitis or tendinitis literally means an inflammation of the tendon.
Usually tendonitis occurs when a tendon is exhausted by repetitive actions like gripping a hammer, swinging a tennis racket. Wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, heels and hips are most often affected by tendonitis. Stressed actions leads to small tears in tendon, which repairs on its own. Increased pain and tearing of tendon are result of continued pressurized movement of injured tendon. Some types are more prevalent in men such as golfer's elbow where as trigger finger are seen more in females and diabetic patients. Sports persons are at a risk of tendonitis.
Risk of Tendonitis also increases with:-
- Exhaustive physical activity
- Unnecessary stress on the tendon
- Muscle imbalance
- Increased age (40 and above)
Symptoms of Tendonitis
The most common symptom of tendonitis is pain. Depending on its acuteness, Pain can be radiating, sharp, sometimes dull and with burning sensation. Additional symptoms includes:
Diagnosis of Tendonitis
- X-rays (To rule out any fracture)
- MRI scan
- Blood tests for RA factor, Diabetes
- Evaluation of range of tendon
- Some specific movement test for tendons
Complication of tendonitis
If left untreated, tendonitis can lead to
- Hindered daily activity
- Weakening of the tendon
- Rupture of the tendon
- Permanent damage
Herbal Remedies for Tendonitis
Planet Ayurveda offers effective herbal remedies like Joint Aid Plus, Yograj Guggul & Boswellia Curcumin for ayurvedic treatment of tendonitis. We provides 100 percent pure and natural products. All of them are free from side effects and are safe to use. And they are formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors. All of the medicines from the house are made without the addition of chemicals or additives or preservatives in it.
These capsules are specially formulated by Planet Ayurveda to improve joint health. Joint aid capsule of planet Ayurveda have many herbs useful for connective tissue of joints. These capsules are an alternative herbal pain killer, effective equivalent to NSAIDS. The herbs like ashwagandha, boswellia, vitex nigundo, Guggul (commiphora) and dried ginger helps the joints to regain the lost power and stamina. These herbs act synergistically to control acute and chronic inflammations. Ashwagandha and boswellia retards the degeneration of the tissues where as Guggul, boswellia and vitex reduces inflammation and swelling. The combination of sonth and ashwagandha pacifies kapha, depletes any accumulation of fluid and helps in proper greasing of joints by maintaining the synovial fluid. Leaves of Vitex nigundo are anti inflammatory, antipyretic, smooth muscle relaxant and anti arthritic in action. This unique combination of anti inflammatory and adaptogenic herbs responds very effectively to various ailments related to joints and connective tissue. Joint aid plus capsules are an effective herbal supplement for acute and chronic arthritis also.
Yograj Guggul is an Ayurvedic traditional formula designed to pacify vata dosha in the body. It is mostly useful in accumulated vata in joints and muscles, which may be indicated by cracking of joints, spasms, stiffness, tenderness and tremors. Yogaraj Guggul have a synergistic blend of detoxifying and anti-inflammatory herbs such as triphala, Cedrus deodara, Carum roxburghianum, Piper chaba, Elettaria cardamomum, Tribulus terrestris, Cyperus rotundus, Zingiber officinale, Piper nigrum, Piper longum, vidanga, chitrak and Guggul. Guggul gives strength to the joints as well as muscles and nerves in the body by controlling vata. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. It gives long lasting relief from pain without producing any side effects. Yograj Guggulu is recommended for joint problems and weakness that may occur at any age. This traditional remedy rejuvenates and strengthens skeletal and neuromuscular system. Therefore these Guggul tablets are also beneficial in myalgia and hyperlipidemia. Yograj Guggulu removes toxins from the body as these toxins lead to Joints Pain, obesity, Arthritis, Muscular pains etc.
Boswellia curcumin capsules are combination of extract of oleo gum resin of boswellia and curcumin. These herbal capsules are effective remedy to reduce inflammation, tenderness, pain and swelling around or in the joints. Curcumin is world widely known for its strong anti inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Extensive research has proven its efficacy to care many diseases such as allergies, diabetes, arthritis and any chronic illness. All the activities of Curcuma longa are due to its active ingredient, curcumin. Its anti inflammatory and free radical scavenging activity extensively plays role in injury healing process. Curcumin increases blood circulation in the injured tissue, which results in faster healing. Considering recent studies, curcumin has been considered as an ideal compound for developing formulations to reduce any inflammation. Boswellia serrata known as salai guggal in Indian markets. According to Ayurveda, localized pain, inflammation, swelling, tenderness and pain while movements are due to accumulated kapha and vata. Shallaki or boswellia possesses pharmacological properties, which pacifies vata and kapha wonderfully. The bitter, sweet and astringent tastes and its hot potency are capable in reducing swelling, tenderness and pain very fast. This gum resin is used for inflammatory diseases in Ayurvedic treatments. Boswellia also acts as COX-2 inhibitor, thus without affecting the mucosal lining of GIT it reduces inflammation. Its oleo gum resin (frankincense) powder extract contains many pentacyclic triterpenoids called as boswellic acids. One of the boswellic acids inhibits the enzyme, which is responsible for aggravating inflammation. The boswellic acid decreases stiffness and pain. It also reduces fluid retention in the body as well as prevents breakdown of connective tissue. Boswellia curcumin capsules of Planet Ayurveda are safe and effective herbal remedy for a number of inflammatory conditions. Boswellia curcumin capsules effectively reduce pain and swelling along with this these capsules increases range of motion and stamina. Boswellia curcumin capsules also soothe the tissue around the joints and helps in lubricating the joint by checking the synovial fluid levels.