Management of Avabahuka (Frozen Shoulder)-A Case Study
Author(s): Yash Kakad* and Bhushan Suryakantji Akhade
Shoulder joint (Amsa Sandhi) has its clinical importance because of wide range of motion. Frozen shoulder is a musculoskeletal disorder characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. This typically occurs in cycle of 3 stages, painful phase, stiff phase, and thawing phase. This entity is resembling with Avabahuka, in Ayurveda. Avabahuka is a disorder of Amsa sandhi, and it has been mentioned by Acharya Sushruta under 80 types of Vatavyadhis. It is commonest condition in orthopaedic hospital. Frozen shoulder causes pain and restricted movements, which hampers daily activity of the patient. Modern medicine has NSAIDs, steroids for such condition but it is costly, have much side effects and not satisfying Treatment. Siravedha is indicated for treatment purpose, but Suchivedhana was done which is one of the forms of Siravedha as it indicated where sira is not clearly visible. It is suggested commonly for instant pain relief (Sadyargruja Shamana), safe and cost effective. Hence, a case study was carried out using Suchivedhana karma and got significant results in minimal time and cost-effective management. Suchivedha is hidden treasure of Ayurveda.