Heel pain ( Kuthikaal Vata )
- Excess of Vata dosha causes intense stabbing pain especially with the first few steps in the morning or after sitting for a while.
Suggestions from Dr. J
- Thokkanam ( Physical manipulation therapy ) followed by Foot bath with a decoction of Sida Cordifolia, provides relief from the pain.
Heel self-care includes:
- Stretching the Big toe back toward oneself from the seated position can be a very effective pain management technique.
- Minimize the stresses on the heel by wearing a pair of heel cushions.