As the name suggest, sports injuries are injuries which occur in sports event or by heavy physical activities. These injuries are one which needs special care because mostly time they are caused due to overuse of a part of the body. These injuries need a perfect diagnosis and treatment so that the damage tissue does not become permanent.
Sports injury can be caused due to many factors it can either be environmental and physiological. But now’s day’s psychosomatic and psychological disorder are also the point of concern for sports personalities. Besides this musculosketal injuries are the most common issues sport injury.
Thousands year old medicinal Ayurveda has numbers of therapy and natural method, which provides long-term solution and re-establish the harmony and balance, maintain the positive health so that further injuries can be prevented.
Ayurveda for sports injury
- Peppermint (menthe piperita)
The aromatic oil menthol in peppermint is a counterirritant, a substances that causes an irritation that blocks another irritation. Simply put, the cooling sensation of mint oil interferes with the sensation of pain. Many commercial and herbal liniments contain menthol. Look for them at your health foods store or chemist, and apply them topically as the manufacturer directs.
- Cayenne (capsicum annuum)
Topical use of capsicum, the active compound in cayenne, has been the focus of much pain research. When first applied to the skin, capsicums activates pain nerves, then renders then unresponsive. Although this can relieve pain on the skin, it may not do much for deeper musculoskeletal pain. It does, however,increase local blood flow and produces a sensation of warmth. Taken internally, cayenne act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
- Kava-kava (piper methysticum)
This herb from the south pacific has a long tradition of use in relieving pain and relaxing tight muscles.
- Ginger (zingiberofficinale)
This spice has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties. Ginger inhibits the production of inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins and leukotriene. Meanwhile, the component 6-shogaol mildly reduce pain, probably by blocking the nerves transmission of pain signals.
- Turmeric (curcuma longa)
Long prized as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agent, turmeric is now turning up in research studies that examine the effect of its active ingredient curcumin. Experiment confirm that curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. In Ayurvedic medicine m, turmeric is used both topically and internally for sprain and other musculoskeletalinflammations.
Beside all this Ayurveda prescribe numbers of rejuvenation therapy and medicinal preparation which help to rebuild the body and mind.
Prepared: by Dr. Shivani Amola