Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Sports persons may get injured due to their vigorous body movements while playing. Injuries of ligament, tendon, bone and joint are very common sports injuries. It can be acute in case of sudden jerk or chronic when it occurs due to prolonged wear and tear of the body part. Acute or chronic, both the injuries require proper care and treatment. Although these injuries can be managed by modern treatment methods but the kind of drugs given and surgeries performed may restrict sports persons from actively pursuing the sport.

Ayurveda offers exceptional solutions to the injured sports person that will not only save their career as a sports person but will also give long term benefits to them. Ayurveda can be the principal therapy or supportive therapy to treat various orthopedic problems encountered by sports persons.

Ayurvedic Treatment Plan for Sports Injury includes:

Ayurveda incorporates several principles of healing to effectively treat the sports person.

  1. Marma chikitsa: Treatment by use of pressure on marmas or vital points in the body is the most important and effective part of ayurvedic treatment for sports injury.
  2. Internal Medicines: Herbal formulations can very effectively reduce the pain, inflammation and handle the soft tissues injuries.
  3. External Therapies: External therapies like bandhana, upanaha, lepanas, and special medical massages with medicated essentials can very well treat the sports injury. This treatment modality increases joint function and mobility while decreasing pain in minimum time.
  4. Anusastras: Ayurvedic procedures using anusastra like agnikarma and rakthamoksha are proven to show improvement in cases with joint disability.
  5. Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy when performed along with ayurvedic treatment for sports injury can increases the success rate especially in musculoskeletal injuries.

Advantages of Ayurvedic Management of Sports Injury:

  1. Pain relieve
  2. Decreased stiffness of joints
  3. Improved functioning of the body part
  4. Decreased disability
  5. Strengthened joints
  6. Fastened process of recovery

Major injuries that can be treated by Ayurvedic Treatment:

  1. Head injuries
    • Fractures and wounds
  2. Muscular rejuvenation
  3. Shoulder Injuries
    • Dislocations
    • Rotator cuff injury
    • Fracture, pain & inflammation
  4. Neck Injuries
    • Neck pain, stiffness and restricted movements
  5. Arm & Elbow Injuries
  6. Thumb & Wrist Injuries
    • Metacarpal fractures
    • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  7. Back Injuries
    • Sciatica
    • Lower back pain
    • Scoliosis
    • Slip disc
  8. Hip & Thigh Injuries
    • Groin strain
    • Hip bursitis
    • Quadriceps injuries
    • Hamstring
  9. Knee Injuries
    • ACL tear
    • Quadriceps tendon inflammation
    • Articular cartilage injuries
    • Medial menisci injury
    • Patellar pain
    • Ligament injuries
    • Recurrent dislocations
  10. Calf & Shin Injuries
    • Muscular cramps and pain
  11. Ankle & Foot Injuries
    • Heel pain
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Metatarsal or Ankle fractures
    • Achilles pain
    • Sprained ankle