EFFICACY OF PATRAPINDA SWEDA AND MATRA BASTI (COMBINED THERAPY) IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SANDHIVATA (OSTEO ARTHRITIS)
According to WHO Sandhivata is the second commonest musculoskeletal problem in the world after backache. The present clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Ptrapinda Sweda and Matra Basti (combined Chikitsa) in the management of Sandhivata.
Total 30 patients were selected for clinical trial. All the 30 patients were treated with Patrpinda Sweda for first 8 days and Vatanashak tail Matra basti for next 8 days. Results were assessed according to a standard grading system for Shool, Graha, Sparshasahatva and Shotha. Functional impairment was assessed by observing walking time. There was complete relief of Shool in 36.6%, Sparshasahatva in 43.3% and Graha in 43%. Significant improvement was observed in Shotha and in walking time. Marked improvement was observed in Shool in 40%, Sparshasahatva in 33.3% and Graha in 40%.
Hence it is concluded from the study that the combination of Patrpinda sweda and Matra Basti is a reliable management of Sandhivata, which should be repeated at least 6 monthly to maintain the symptomless state.