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CLINICAL RESEARCHES
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-87

Clinical study on Laksha Guggulu, Snehana, Swedana & traction in osteoarthritis (knee joint)


1 M.D. (Ayu.) Scholar in Panchakarma Department, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India
2 Asso. Professor & Head, Panchakarma Department, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India
3 Assist. Professor, Panchakarma Department, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Kshipra Rajoria
M.D. (Ayu.) Scholar in Panchakarma Department, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.68192

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The objective of the present research was to study the efficacy of Laksha Guggulu, Snehana, Swedana & Traction in the management of Osteoarthritis (Knee joint). For the present work, 30 clinically diagnosed patients were selected and randomly divided into three groups. Group A treated with Laksha Guggulu orally, Group B treated with snehana & swedana traction, Group C treated with Laksha Guggulu, Snehana, Swedana & Knee Joint Traction. The various criteria worked upon were joint pain, oedema, tenderness, restriction of joint movement, stiffness, local crepitation, walking distance. Significant results were obtained on pain in joint movement, restriction in joint movement, joint stiffness , local crepitation nearly in all the groups with best result in combined group or group C.


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