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MRI after accident showed grade I medial collateral ligament. Should I try puthur kattu remedy?

i met with an accident on 15th of this month, subsequent i mri nvestigation revealed the following vertical, oblique tear at the free margin of posterior and anterior horn of lateral meniscus . complete tear in the proximal portion of anterior cruciate rigament. . Grade I medial collateral ligament . . Complete tear in mid portion of patellar tendon . my friends suggested me to go for puthur kattu remedy which i am following, but still i am not sure how to treat this please advice regards sarathi
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Hello Sarathi,

How are you feeling now? I hope the pain and inflammation has reduced by now. Are you at bed rest? Is it immobilized or have you started walking/working?

I have heard about Puttur Kattu. Although I do not practice it, I have come across a lot of patients who have taken that treatment for various problems - some got relief, some didn't. So I would not like to comment on it and its efficacy.

In my clinic, I treat such cases in a classical Ayurvedic way - in a non-invasive method. It includes taking of internal medicines like Kashayam and also arishtams like Balaarishtam. Along with that some external treatment like "Kizhi" and "Lepanam" will be done, where a paste of various medicines is applied.
The idea behind it is to apply heat and medicines to enhance healing and also strengthening the entire tissues surrounding the joint.

Take care.


Dr Gautham
Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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