other useful therapies:
hot water fomentation with saindhava.
dasamoola kashaya immersion.
warm brick fomentation or ishtika sweda
coconut oil massage
wrap cabbage leaf around the region.
warp arka leaf and give fomentation around it.
ISHTIKA SWEDA (BRICK FOMENTATION):
The easiest form of treatment of calcaneal spur is ishtika sweda with some internal medicines and rest.it can be performed by the patient itself at home,because it is simple and cost effective.
taila/ oil -for local abyanga/ massage (pinda taila,mahanarayana taila,ksheeramala,dhanwantharam tailam,etc)
two medium sized piece of Ishtika or brick.
superintend water of boiled rice/ dhanyamlam, or dasamoolam kashayam-1ltr
additional two cloth piece for making bolus in method 2
Method of Procedure and Preparation:
first of all the painful area should be given an oil massage/abyangam (without force) using any tailas mentioned above with conditions.
After abhyanga Ishtika/brick Sweda was done. Ishtika/brick was heated on moderate
flame till red hot, after that immediately it was kept in a vessel and prepared rice water or dasamoola kashaya poured over it. It yields hot fumes and affected foot held over it, till ishtika/brick became cold.
When Ishtika/brick became cold it was replaced by another red hot ishtika/brick and
thereby temperature was maintained. The procedure was repeated till the appearance
of Samyak Swinna Laxanas(like red color,softness,reduce of pain,sweat formation etc)
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