A 44-year-old female was suffering from severe constipation since 2009. Allopathic medicine gave her temporary relief. For many years she took ayurvedic medicine (triphala) to ease her bowel movements but to no avail. Also, for the past 4 years, she was having pain under her heels especially in the morning. During the past 4 months the pain became so severe that she was unable to walk normally. Her physician diagnosed this as plantar fasciitis. On 6 October 2019, since the pain was more bothersome, the practitioner gave:
For plantar fasciitis:
#1. CC20.4 Muscles & supportive tissue…TDS
After 2 weeks, there was 20% improvement in heel pain; this went upto 50% after another 4 weeks. On 16 November 2019, for faster relief, the practitioner gave the patient #1…BD in olive oil for external application. For oral use, he enhanced #1 to:
#2. CC3.7 Circulation + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + #1…TDS
At the same time the patient reported that her constipation had become severe during the past few days. She was given:
#3. CC4.4 Constipation…6TD for 3 days followed by TDS
On 20 December 2019, there was 80% relief in both symptoms and by 18 January 2020, these disappeared completely. So the dosage of #3 was reduced weekly to OD, 3TW, 2TW, OW and stopped on 15 February, whereas #1 & #2 were tapered down fortnightly and stopped on 14 March. As of June 2020, there is no recurrence of heel pain or constipation.