A Retrospective Observational Study of Kukundar Marma Viddhata in Purview of Sciatic Nerve Injuries amongst Weightlifters
Marma comprises an important place in Ayurveda literature. Marma injuries have been mentioned since ancient times in the context of war fares. Now in this changing scenario we need to look at it in a different perspective and in a wider range. Are marmainjuries only due to external trauma or disruption in continuity of internal structures can cause damage to these marmas and to what extent? KukundaraMarma is a sandhi is a marma anatomically and vaikalyakarmarma by impact located on the back region on both sides of the vertebral column.
Weightlifting is considered as a dynamic strengthen exercise and power sport in which the athletes lift a maximum weight with one repetition. The weightlifting as other sports, has common musculoskeletal injuries in different body location corresponding to the sports beneficial. Low back injuries are most common among the injuries in weightlifting.
The aim of the study was toanalyzeKukundaraMarmaViddhata manifestation in weightlifters with respect to sciatic nerve injuries. Also, to revalidate the injury impact of vaikalyakaramarma in weightlifters.
A total no of 30 weightlifters with low back injury were assessed with the help of CRF, subjective, objective criterions and observations and results were drawn accordingly.
In this retrospective observational study, it was concluded that sacroiliac joints are the most propable anatomical structure where KukundaraMarma can be located. KukundaraMarmaViddhta manifestations occur due to injury of sciatic nerve due to various factors amongst weightlifters. Also, the Vaikalyakar effect of KukundaraMarma gets converted to Rujakaraone due to infliction of injury at the periphery.