Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome & Its Ayurvedic Treatment
Neuromuscular disorders are a wide range of diseases which affect the PNS (peripheral nervous system). In PNS motor and sensory nerves are present which connect the spinal cord and brain to the rest of the body. The predominant condition in these disorders is progressive muscle weakness and muscle wasting. These disorders affect the muscles and the nerves supplying the muscles with that they also affect the communication between both nerves and muscles. Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome is one such disease among these disorders about which we will discuss in this article along with its Ayurvedic management.
Palmaris Brevis is one of the muscles of the hand which is thin and quadrilateral in shape. This muscle lies over the ulnar canal and hypothenar eminence. Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome is marked by spontaneous and involuntary contractions of the muscle Palmaris Brevis. The spasms that occur in this syndrome are spontaneous which can also be triggered by forceful movements with the requirement of hypothenar muscles. It has been put forward that the Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome originates by injury to the ulnar nerves’s superficial branch particularly the fibers which innervates the Palmaris Brevis Muscle. This is a brief view on Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome, now let’s have a look on the causes of this Syndrome.
CAUSES OF PALMARIS BREVIS SPASM SYNDROME
Following are the causes of Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome:
- Frequent use of keyboard and mouse
- C8 root compression
- Ulnar nerve injury
- Decompressive surgery of ulnar nerve
- Muscle fatigue
- Involuntary nerve discharges
- Family history – very rare
- Restriction in blood supply
SYMPTOMS OF PALMARIS BREVIS SPASM SYNDROME
The following symptoms are experienced by the person with this condition:
- Spontaneous and involuntary contractions
- Dimpling of Palmaris Brevis muscle
- Irregular contraction of of palmaris brevis muscle
- May be bilateral or unilateral
- Feel hard on touching
- Pain in muscle
DIAGNOSIS OF PALMARIS BREVIS SPASM SYNDROME
A physician typically rules out the reason behind the muscle spasm while considering the history of the patient’s physical examination as well as symptoms. The physician evaluates the arrival of pain and how long the spasm of muscle lasts with knowing about how frequently the spasm occurs. The diagnostic evaluation like blood tests to be done for evaluating the levels of potassium, sodium, magnesium or calcium. Creatine phosphokinase test also to be done for detecting muscle breakdown. Other diagnostic techniques include imaging tests such as MRI, CT Scan, etc.
AYURVEDIC VIEW OF PALMARIS BREVIS SPASM SYNDROME
As per Ayurveda neuromuscular disorders are correlated to vata vyadhi. When vata dosha gets aggravated it affects the nerves supplying the muscles and leads to muscle spasm. If it persists for longer then cause muscle wasting too. The causes of vata aggravation includes accumulation of ama dosha in the body as well as factors like vata vardhak (increasing) food, exercises and various other activities. So to alleviate the condition of Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome it is necessary to pacify vata dosha. For this purpose Planet Ayurveda provides you with the following herbal and herbomineral remedies.
HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR PALMARIS BREVIS SPASM SYNDROME
Planet Ayurveda is a company with ISO and GMP certification. This company formulates its own formulations with reference to Ayurvedic science. This science is older than 3000 years and working with the aim of promoting and preventive purpose. All the supplements by Planet Ayurveda also fulfill the aim of Ayurveda by providing promotive and preventive benefits. These supplements are made up of pure herbs and minerals. The remedies are free from any kind of added preservatives and synthetic materials such as scratch, gums, color, fillers, reins, etc. For managing Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome following remedies are provided by Planet Ayurveda.
- NEUROGENIE CAPSULES
- ASHWAGANDHAGHAN VATI
- MAHA VATVIDHWANSAN RAS
- VATA BALANCE
1. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES
Neurogenie Capsules by planet ayurveda is a herbal formulation consisting of standardized extract of herbs Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These capsules consist of antioxidant, analgesic and antiinflammatory properties. The antioxidant properties of this remedy alleviates ama dosha from the body which further helps in pacifying vata dosha. Also the analgesic property and antiinflammatory property helps in alleviating pain and inflammation of the affected muscles.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
2. ASHWAGANDHAGHAN VATI
Ashwagandhaghan vati is a classical ayurvedic formulation prepared by Planet ayurveda as mentioned in texts. This remedy is available in tablet form and consists of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) as a main ingredient. Ashwagandha herb consists of rasayana (rejuvenating), vata pacifying and balya (strengthening) properties. The rasayana property assists in alleviating ama dosha and vata pacifying works in regulating the nerve supply to the muscles. As there is muscle wasting in case of this condition, these tablets effectively work in preventing this symptom with balya and nourishing properties of Ashwagandhaghan vati.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. MAHA VATVIDHWANSAN RAS
This is one of the best vata pacifying classical Ayurvedic formulations. This remedy is prepared by Planet ayurveda with the ingredient such as shuddha parada (purified mercury), shuddha gandhaka (purified sulfur), tankan bhasma (calyx of borax), tamra bhasma (calyx of copper) and various others. As the name suggests vatavidhwansan which means vidhwans (pacification) of vata so this remedy pacifies vata dosha effectively. As vata dosha aggravation is the main cause of this condition, this remedy assists in alleviating these symptoms due to its vata pacifying effects.
Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily with plain water after meals.
Balarisht is one of the formulations by Planet Ayurveda in syrup form. This remedy is prepared by herbs such as bala (Sida cordifolia), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) and various others. These ingredients provide balya and nourishing properties which make balarisht effective in this case. It assists in alleviating muscle wasting and provides muscle strength too with helping in gaining muscle mass.
Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.
5. VATA BALANCE
Vata Balance is a capsule formulation by Planet Ayurveda which is especially formulated to balance vata dosha. These capsules consist of ingredients such as bilwa (Aegle marmelos), patla (Sterospermum suaveolens), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) and various others. As the name suggests these capsules have a main effect on balancing vata dosha. The ingredients of vata balance capsules consist of ushan quality which is responsible for its action and helps in alleviating the symptoms of Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome is marked by spontaneous and involuntary contractions of the muscle Palmaris Brevis. This condition is caused by various symptoms such as Frequent use of keyboard and mouse, C8 root compression, Ulnar nerve injury, Decompressive surgery of ulnar nerve and some others. The symptoms experienced by a patient in this condition are Spontaneous and involuntary contractions, Dimpling of Palmaris Brevis muscle, Irregular contraction of palmaris brevis muscle and various others. As per Ayurveda neuromuscular disorders are correlated to vata vyadhi. When vata dosha gets aggravated it affects the nerves supplying the muscles and leads to muscle spasm. So to alleviate the condition of Palmaris Brevis Spasm Syndrome it is necessary to pacify vata dosha. For this purpose Planet Ayurveda provides you with various herbal and herbomineral remedies. So if anyone is suffering from the same condition, you must start taking these remedies and get your condition alleviated.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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