COSTOCHONDRITIS

COSTOCHONDRITIS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Costochondritis is the inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum (breast bone).

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • CAUSES OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • DIAGNOSIS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • TREATMENTS FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • PROGNOSIS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • COMPLICATIONS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • COSTOCHONDRITIS  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS
  • YOGA FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Chest pain – sharp or aching type
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Coughing and deep breathing worsens the chest pain

CAUSES OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Infections
  • Injury to the chest
  • Muscle strain
  • Arthritis
  • Benign or malignant tumours

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

Due to the above-mentioned causes inflammation occurs in the cartilage that joins the sternum with the ribs. This joint is known as the costochondral joint. The intercostals muscles may be injured causing tenderness between the ribs.

DIAGNOSIS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Proper history taking
  • Physical examination
  • X – rays
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Laboratory tests – to find out the underlying pathology

TREATMENTS FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Antibiotics for bacterial infections
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Analgesics
  • Stretching exercises

PROGNOSIS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of the disease, duration  and condition of the patient
  • Generally, costochondritis is curable with proper treatment.

COMPLICATIONS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS        

  • Chronic pain

COSTOCHONDRITIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,costochondritis is considered a disease that occurs in the uras (chest).
  • Symptoms of costochondritis can be correlated to urakshatha.
  • Ayurveda has several formulations to treat this condition and is in practice with proven efficacy.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Injury to chest – uro abhighata
  • Chest infections – aganthu factors

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Pain in the chest – uro ruk

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Due to the causative factors, vata along with raktha dosha vitiated in the sandhi (joints) of uras (chest) and produces swelling (sopha) and pain (ruk).

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Pain and tenderness in the chest – uro ruk
  • Coughing with chest pain – kasa
  • Swelling – sopha

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Urakshatha is generally sadhya

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS

Ayurvedic local treatment for costochondritis

  • Snehana using lavana taila and Svedam – local fermentation

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Laksha rasa
  • shallaki
  • Thalisadi Choorna
  • Triphala guggulu          
  • Haridra Khanda
  • Kanakasava +Pushkaramoolasava
  • Dashamoola Katuthrayam Kashaya

AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Dasamoola nirooha basthi is best in vata roga chikitsa

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS

Internal administration

  • Balarishtam
  • Dhanwanthararishta
  • Ashtavargam Kashayam
  • Dhanwantharam Kashayam
  • Maharasnadi Kashaya
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Thalisadi Choorna        
  • Haridra Khanda
  • Kanakasava
  • Dashamoola Katuthrayam Kashaya
  • Vrihat Vata Chintamani Ras
  • Yogendra Ras
  • Rasraj Ras

External application

  • Karpooradi taila application on the chest region

HOME REMEDIES FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Heat application on the chest area by a towel dipped with hot water
  • Steam inhalation

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Avoid food items that produce vata dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because vata imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid heavy exercises and weight lifting

YOGA FOR COSTOCHONDRITIS

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – cleans the respiratory passage

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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