Ayurvedic treatment for Tendon injury

Tendon injury

Know More on Bone Diseases

Tendon injury


A tendon injury is not life threatening but severely immobilizes a person. It can be managed with adequate rest and pain management. Rarely, a surgery may be needed for the tear in the tendon or muscle.1

Immediate care of an injured tendon should be done by following the famous and simple R.I.C.E. approach.1

R: Rest to the affected part

I: Ice application for pain

C: Compression

E: Elevation to stop swelling

Management of tendon injury involve pitta shamaka chikitsa and procedures like local Snehana (fomentation) to relieving pain.2

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage the condition effectively. These include -

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Drinking plenty of water helps to stay hydrated and avoid vitiation of vata.

  • Avoid pitta aggravating foods like hot, sour and fermented foods
  • Lepa (pastes of herbs/ ointment) prepared sheeta and madhur rasa herbs to heal the injury faster
  • Citrus fruit like lemon, oranges and tangerines are good source of Vitamin C and may help in preventing sprains.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Provide adequate rest to the affected part
  • Do gentle oil massage with mustard oil and turmeric on the affected area
  • Provide warmth through swedana karma (Sudation)

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of bone-diseases and/or tendon injury without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for bone-diseases and/or tendon injury, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

Related Articles