Heel pain ( Kuthikaal Vata )

Heel pain ( Kuthikaal Vata )

Fast Facts

  • 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.