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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 108-110

Clinical profile of a case of axonal sensory neuropathy: An Ayurvedic management

Department of Kayachikitsa, KLE University's Shri B M Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Vittal G Huddar
Department of Kayachikitsa, KLE University's Shri B M Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Shahapur, Belgaum, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.183679

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A 19-year-old female diagnosed as asymmetrical axonal sensory neuropathy by nerve conduction study, with the complaints of severe burning, sweating, and pricking type of pain in both the feet more in right foot, for 5 months attended the Kayachikitsa (General medicine) OPD. Based on clinical presentation, it was diagnosed as burning feet syndrome, a condition that causes severe burning and aching of the feet, hyperesthesia, and vasomotor changes of the feet that lead to excessive sweating. This condition occurs more frequently in women and usually manifests itself when a person is between 20 and 40-year-old. The pathophysiology of burning feet syndrome is not very clear and treatment varies depending on the etiology. According to Ayurveda, this condition is akin to padadaha. Padadaha is explained in vata vyadhi adhyaya (neurological diseases) where there is an association of pitta and Rakta. In the present paper, we are presenting a case successfully treated with two courses of mrudu virechana (purgation therapy) each of 9 days duration at the interval of 30 days. Then follow-up after 30 days. During follow-up, the patient was on oral medicine. Total duration of the treatment including follow-up was 90 days. After the treatment, the symptoms of burning and pricking pain were completely reduced.

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