Ayurvedic Management of Frozen Shoulder (Apabahuk)- A Case Report
Background: Apabahuk is disease considered under vatavaydhi which can be compared with frozen shoulder considering similarity of signs and symptoms of disease. It is estimated that Between 16-26% of shoulder pain cases are self-reported. It's the third commonest explanation for musculoskeletal consultation in medical care. Severely restricted movements of shoulder joint and progressive loss of both active and passive range of movements are the characteristics of frozen shoulder. In modern medicine several anti-inflammatory analgesics are getting used. Some major exercises advised and a few local applications of analgesic ointments is employed. But no such effective results found.Case: A53 year male patient consulted with complaints of pain and restricted painful movements of left shoulder joint associated with tremor, neck pain and reduced strength in the left-hand Conclusion: Patient was diagnosed as Apabahuk (frozen shoulder) and treated with panchakarma therapies and oral herbal medicines. The encouraging improvement was observed in both subjective and objective parameters.
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