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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment of Dactylodynia - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

In today's world, many people have desk jobs that involve to work on computer all day long. This much repetition and overuse can cause hands as well as wrist issues. Even those who use computers or smartphones recreationally and spend several hours per day typing on the keyboard can be at a risk of developing dactylodynia.

Dactylodynia now-a-days is witnessed due to extensive thumb or finger motion on keypad, keyless laptops, tablets or smartphones. The repetitive hand movements on mobiles, laptops or keyboards can contribute to dactylodynia.

Proper treatment relieves the pain and restores hand and wrist function.

The symptoms usually start gradually. It causes discomfort in the fingers as well as thumb of the hand.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DACTYLODYNIA?

  • Pain in the used finger
  • Pain in the wrist
  • Muscular fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Pain sometimes extended to the wrist joint

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

Dactylodynia can be diagnosed by a physical examination.

Modern medicine prescribes certain treatments such as the prescription of certain corticosteroids as corticosteroids decrease pain, swelling and inflammation but these provide only temporary relief and cause certain side effects as well.

TREATMENT OF DACTYLODYNIA ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda, it is caused due to Vata imbalance in the body. Any kind of joint and muscle pain are due to the aggravation of Vata in the body. The joint pain can be aggravated by the improper use of joints, stress, over-exertion.

Herbs help to balance the vata dosha and provide stamina to the body naturally. Let's talk about them -

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR DACTYLODYNIA

  1. Ortho Vita Oil
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Yograj Guggul
  4. Stress Support

Herbal Remedies For Dactylodynia

1. Ortho Vita Oil

This oil is a unique product of Planet Ayurveda used for the treatment of pain and inflammation of the joints. It is a classical herbal oil which is a blend of various herbs that support healthy joints and muscles. Application of this oil provides strength to the joints and improves their mobility, swelling and inflammation. It is highly effective in all kinds of pains and also increases blood circulation and calms the nerves.

Herbs Used In Ortho Vita Oil Are:

Each 100 ml oil contains:

Sr. No.

Name

Quantity

1.

Shulgajendra Oil

300 ml

2.

Gandhpura Oil

10 ml

3.

Tarpin Oil

18 ml

4.

Saindhavadi Oil

30 ml

5.

Prasarini Oil

10 ml

6.

Camphor

02 ml

How to Use: Take 5-10 ml in your palm and rub it gently over the painful and affected area twice a day.

2. Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules offered by Planet Ayurveda are one of the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. The results are long lasting and the anti-inflammatory effects of these capsules are permanent. These herbs are prepared from the standardised extracts of the two ingredients- Boswellia serrata and Curcuma longa. Curcumin is a very potent anti-inflammatory herb having potent effects similar to the efficacy of corticosteroids. Research shows that Boswellia contains substances known as boswellic acids which can fight inflammation. The goodness of these two ingredients are combined together to make it a very effective medicine for the pain in the fingers due to dactylodonia. These herbs are not only useful for pain but also provide relief in inflammation and fatigue.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Yograj Guggul

Yograj Guggul is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine used for the treatment of various types of arthritis. It is prepared by Commiphora mukul as its base. This medicine is also useful in maintaining a healthy metabolism and removing toxins from the system. It also rejuvenates and strengthens the skeletal and neuro-muscular system and relieves chronic pain as well. 

Ingredients Of Yograj Guggul Are:

Sr. No.

Common Name

Botanical Name

1.

Shudh Guggul

Commiphora mukul

2.

Chitraka

Plumbago zeylanica

3.

Pippali

Piper longum

4.

Jeeraka

Cuminum cyminum

5.

Devdaru

Cedrus deodara

6.

Ela

Elettaria cardamomum

7.

Amalaki

Emblica officinalis

8.

Mustaka

Citrus rotundus

Dose: 2 tablets, twice or thrice daily.

4. Stress Support Capsules

Stress Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are packed with the wonderful ingredients that help in reducing the stress in today's life. These capsules are aimed to reduce stress naturally. The ingredients present in these capsules are used in the system of Ayurvedic medicine since 5000 BC. These Ayurvedic herbs help in fighting the body against the harmful effects of stress and neutralising the chemicals which build up in the body during negative and stressful thoughts.

Ingredients Of Stress Support Capsules Are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

200 mg

2.

Tagar

Valeriana wallichii

200 mg

3.

Brahmi

Bacopa monnieri

100 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

PREVENTION

  1. Take frequent breaks: Stretch and bend the hands and wrists periodically. Alternate the tasks if possible.
  2. If your work involves using keyboard frequently, hit the keys softly.
  3. Improve the posture: Incorrect posture affects the wrists, fingers and hands. So, correct the posture while working on computer or laptop.
  4. Change the computer mouse: Make sure that the computer mouse is comfortable and does not strain the wrist or hands.
  5. Keep the hands warm: The pain and stiffness in hands are likely to develop in a cold environment. So, make sure to keep the hands warm.

EXERCISE

It is very important to protect the hands as well as wrists in order to avoid pain while using a keyboard. There are certain exercises that help to protect the hands and wrists while using a computer and reduce the risk of pain.

These Exercises Are:

  1. Hold the arms out straight in front of you with the wrists limp. Keep the arms still and raise the wrists so that the fingers point towards the ceiling, then lower the wrists so that the fingers point downwards. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
  2. Lay on the forearm on a flat surface and rotate the wrist in a full clockwise direction and repeat this exercise 5 times. Then, reverse the motion to perform 5 full counter-clock wise motions.
  3. Open both the hands and stretch all the fingers out and then close them and make a fist. Continue this exercise for 20 repetitions.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

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