Lybrate Mini logo
Lybrate for
Android icon App store icon
Ask FREE Question Ask FREE Question to Health Experts
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Dr. Anupama Kumar

MRCPS, MBBS

Rheumatologist, Bangalore

36 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Anupama Kumar MRCPS, MBBS Rheumatologist, Bangalore
36 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Services

Personal Statement

I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
More about Dr. Anupama Kumar
Dr. Anupama Kumar is one of the best Rheumatologists in Mico Layout, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Rheumatologist for 35 years. She is a MRCPS, MBBS. She is currently practising at Anurag Clinic in Mico Layout, Bangalore. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anupama Kumar on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a number of highly qualified Rheumatologists in India. You will find Rheumatologists with more than 44 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Rheumatologists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Education
MRCPS - - 1992
MBBS - B J Medical College, Ahmedabad, - 1981
Languages spoken
English

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

#502, 6th Main, 9th Cross, Mico Layout, BTM 2nd StageBangalore Get Directions
500 at clinic
...more
View All

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments
7 days validity
Consult Now

Services

View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Anupama Kumar

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

I have insomnia. I dnt want to take sleeping pills always as prescribed to me by the doc. But when I stop taking it, I get awake at the mid night & can hardly sleep back. Is there any other way to deal with it?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have insomnia. I dnt want to take sleeping pills always as prescribed to me by the doc. But when I stop taking it, ...
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 20 minutes regularly Best Wishes
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I'm 75 years old am hypertensive which is under control with medication. I have OA both knees. Apart from surgery what will be a better treatment.

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
The best option is to go for PHYSIOTHERAPY EXERCISES... ATTEND ART OF LIVING 6 DAYS WORK SHOP.. WHICH CONTAINS VERY GOOD YOGA PRANAYAMAS.. SO MANY HEALTH LIFE STYLE TIPS...
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Would you please explain what an autoimmune disease is? I have been told this is the cause of my arthritis.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, Rheumatology is a field of medicine which deals with autoimmune diseases. Auto-immune means diseases in which your immune system which usually protects you, gets automatically activated and starts damaging your own organs. All organs can be affected with rheumatic diseases - joints (most common), spine, skin, muscle, eye, lungs, kidney, blood etc. Because joints are most commonly involved, rheumatologists are also called joint / arthritis specialists / immunologists. They are detectives who can detect more than 100 types of arthritis. Rheumatic diseases can be very serious. They can affect child and young people also. Timely treatment is necessary to prevent joint damage, avoid joint surgery and even save life.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 40 years, weight is 57 kg suffering joint pains (knee, hills) from last 5 years. I have little gastric problem also. Mainly knees are getting pain when I am going upward/downward on the staircase. At morning when I get up from bed, my hills are getting pain. Now I am taking Amla juice and Aloe vera juice once at morning from 4 months. please help if any ayurvedic remedies/treatment.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 40 years, weight is 57 kg suffering joint pains (knee, hills) from last 5 years. I have little gastric problem a...
Hi I can understand your problem. 1) apply hot and cold foementation. 2) learn strengthening exercise of quadriceps and hamstring from physiotherapist. 3) do regular streching calf muscles. 4) wear comfortable foot wear. Do share investigation reports if you have, in next consultation.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

The muscle between knee and ankle is stiff and a bit pain. It causes while running. What should I do?

BPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
The muscle between knee and ankle is stiff and a bit pain. It causes while running. What should I do?
It may be due to gastro soleus muscle sprain. Start physiotherapy like ultrasound thetapy, exercises followed by met. You will get wonderful result with in 2, 3 sittings. Use soft foot wear.
4 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My mom has pain in her knees due to decrease in synovial fluid. So what to do to reduce pain?

DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Chennai
Walk regularly. Maintain weight. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. Execute muscles around the knee joint. Take pain medicines if pain is severe. Please if pain still persists consider total knee replacement surgery for long lasting pain relief from arthritis.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

What is the treatment for Gout (Uric acid)? Who is the best doctor to consult in Hyderabad?

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Surat
What is the treatment for Gout (Uric acid)? Who is the best doctor to consult in Hyderabad?
Treatment of Gout is: Curtail intake of proteins, Drink Plenty of water, Avoid green leafy vegetables, consult Orthopaedic surgeon.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 36 years old is it safe to walk on treadmill on incline no. 10 and speed 7.5. Would walking on incline would do bad effect on knees.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Upper Limb, Fellowship in Joint Replacement, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
I am 36 years old is it safe to walk on treadmill on incline no. 10 and speed 7.5. Would walking on incline would do ...
Yes it is safe to walk. You can even try walking in swimming pool in waist high water (hydrotherapy) for exercise.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I do running daily, but now I stopped running because I am felling pain in my knee of right leg for last 1 month . There is no pain in knee of left leg. I don't feel any pain while walking and bending my right leg. I feel pain when I do running ,stretching and making pressure on it. I have to go for my sports after 1 month where I have to do running also. Sir or mam please help me how can I cure it within 1 month. I just have 1 month to cure it ! What should I do ? What diet should I take? I am worrying about it ! Is it permanent? Or can be cure ?

MBBS, MS Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics), Dip SICOT (Belgium), FISOC (USA), MNAMS (Ortho), FASM (Singapore)
Orthopedist, Chennai
I do running daily, but now I stopped running because I am felling pain in my knee of right leg for last 1 month . Th...
Dear lybrate-user, your problem is most likely a minor condition of the cartilage it the meniscus (shock absorber of the knee joint). Please consult an orthopaedician for a good clinical examination and x ray if needed. Most likely exercises can improve your problem and you should be able to get back to physical activity. Hope that helps, get well soon.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am a 34 Year male got knee injury. The mri finding are: ACL tear with smal tibial contusion And joint effusion. Does this need any surgery?

DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Visakhapatnam
I am a 34 Year male got knee injury. The mri finding are: ACL tear with smal tibial contusion And joint effusion.
Doe...
Yes, young adult with functionaly demanding knee should require surgery, otherwise you may have some weakness in running and waiking downhills etc.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

How to cure knock knee at age of 18 it is increasing day to day in my leg so. Please help me in this matter. Thanks in advance.

DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bhopal
How to cure knock knee at age of 18 it is increasing day to day in my leg so. Please help me in this matter.
Thanks i...
It depends on the severity. Treatment is by surgery (corrective osteotomy). You need to see an orthopaedic surgeon.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

5 Tips To Help You Manage Your Arthritis

Fellowship in Knee Replacement, D.N.B. (Orthopaedics) , MBBS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
5 Tips To Help You Manage Your Arthritis

Arthritis is an agonising and degenerative condition caused by swelling and inflammation of the joints that causes pain and stiffness. Whether it is dull, sharp, smouldering or a pressure that must be described as having a hammer crushing one of your joints, chronic arthritis pain and joint inflammation is a very common disease among many adults.

Here are a few generic tips to help the condition of arthritis:

  1. General and regular exercising: Specialists prescribe the use of a workout plan that guarantees certain activities and exercise routine. The point of the regular exercising routine is to guarantee mobility and flexibility of the joints and enhance the scope of movement for patients. In the meantime, working out helps in enhancing the quality of the joints and allows better strength and support for the body. Along these lines, they help in diminishing both weight and strain on the joints.
  2. Weight control and healthy diet: Patients with arthritis will suffer more on account of weight gain. To keep away from an excess of weight and pressure on the joints as an after effects of weight gain, stay away from putting on weight. Eat healthier foods that comprise of more minerals and vitamins while giving less fat and calories to the body. Increasing vegetables and organic products in the eating regimen is great for arthritis pain. The leafy vegetables contain anti-oxidants. They also have anti-inflammatory effects on the joints and bones.
  3. Hot and cool treatment: Simple and basic hot and cold treatments can improve things greatly with regards to arthritis pain. Long, warm baths or showers particularly in the morning ease solidness and stiffness in your joints. Use an electric cover or warming cushion around evening time to keep your joints free and use moist warming cushions. Cool treatments are best to relieve arthritis pain. Wrap a gel ice pack or a sack of frozen vegetables in a towel and apply it to the painful joints for fast alleviation and relief from the pain and swelling.
  4. Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods: Arthritis and joint pain can increase if patients continue using nourishments that have high inflammatory impacts. However, some might not have a thought of what the foods are or what they give to the body. One needs to abstain from eating fast and junk food and processed food products. Turmeric, the most basic Indian spice, has a chemical in it called curcumin that might have the capacity to diminish arthritis pain.
  5. Plan carefully: It is hard to tell when a flare-up may happen, making your joints turn out to be hard and swollen, or when you will try too hard while working out. Since you cannot anticipate these occasions, it is a smart thought to be prepared beforehand and get ready for issues before they emerge with medication and your emergency numbers in place.
2713 people found this helpful

My mother is suffering from arthirtis for last 7 years. Some doctors have recommended for total knee replacement. Somce have said it should be cured through medicine. Also is it recommeded to do both legs knee replacement together or one at a time.

MCh Ortho, ATLS (AIIMS), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Kolkata
Knee replacement is a very good option for severe arthritis. No osteo-arthritis is cured with medicines. It can only give temporary relief. Gradually the knee keeps getting worse. Remember that it' s a part of aging. I usually don't do both knee replacements in a single operation. The primary reason is that it takes long time and puts the patient at more risk. Most surgeons nowadays give a gap of 5-7 days between the two operations. The final decision is made by the treating surgeon. If you have any questions regarding knee replacement, you can contact me through private chat.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I experienced sudden sharp pain in my knee while squatting which lasted for about 30 seconds. Otherwise there is no problem. What is this and what is the remedy?

BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Sangrur
I experienced sudden sharp pain in my knee while squatting which lasted for about 30 seconds. Otherwise there is no p...
Hello, knee is most remarkable complex joint of body heavily dependent for stability on ligaments intra-articular and extra-articular stabilisers. In squatting position knee gets heavily stressed. Obesity also increases instability of joint. You must visit qualified physiotherapist for proper knee examine. Avoid squatting position.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 24 years old suffering from knee pain. Please advise.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I am 24 years old suffering from knee pain. Please advise.
Kindly show me x-ray of affected part. In the mean time yo may try; sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference? (facility provided by lybrate. Com)
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My mother (age 60) is suffering from knee pain since last two year but now pain increases rapidly from past few months. My mother weight is about 97 kg. What should she do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ernakulam
My mother (age 60) is suffering from knee pain since last two year but now pain increases rapidly from past few month...
Hello lybrate-user, please try to reduce your mother's weight. Knee joint is a weight bearing joint, so more weight cause more strain over it. As your mother is of 60 yrs, degenerative changes might have set in. Please try to take calcium supplement and if swelling is there, it should come down first. If no swelling and pain is tolerable try doing knee exercise. And drink lot of water.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis with the Help of Ayurveda

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis with the Help of Ayurveda

With age we often experience gradual wear and tear of our body parts, which leads to slow down of body functions. Wear and tear of bones and joints often make movement difficult in various parts, such as hands, hips, legs, knees, ankles, etc. Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are a two serious and common conditions where wear and tear of the bone is significant. The pain and stiffness in the affected joints vary, but for most people, restricted movement is the main issue. The relieving news is that there are effective, natural methods in Ayurveda which are tested over centuries and used even to date.

These methods aim at improving stiffness, pain control, controlling progression of inflammation, reversal of damage (if not severe), improving range of motion, improving strength and improving overall energy levels.
Ayurveda believes that body’s health is managed with the balance between three vital elements that is vata, pitta, and kapha. Arthritis (both osteo and rheumatoid variety) is believed to be related to vata and arthritis is also known as sandhivata (sandhi meaning joint).

Treatment includes overall body treatment and focused treatment of the affected joint. Oral medicines, oils and external applicants, detoxification and rejuvenation through panchakarma, diet changes, healthy lifestyle are all part of the treatment regimen. Oil and external application on the overall body and affected joints will help lubricate the joints and will allow easy movement. This will help reduce stiffness and improve range of motion.

Dietary changes: Reduce fats, sugar, salt and alcohol. Include a lot more of fish, soy, olive oil, low-fat dairy products, broccoli, green tea, citrus fruits, whole grains, beans, garlic and nuts and seeds. In addition to protein, these have various ingredients, which are useful for bone health and act as anti-inflammatory agents.

Some common panchakarma treatments include:

  1. Choorna Kizhi, where the person is made to assume different positions and mixtures of various herbs are applied to make the person sweat profusely.
  2. Abhyangam is a special oil massage lasting 45 minutes that the patient undergoes for 14 days. In addition to arthritis, it also helps control body ache, fight obesity, revitalises the whole system, induces sleep, and helps fight stress.
  3. Njavarakizhi is similar to the earlier Choorna Kizhi, various oils are used to massage the whole body while the patient is made to sit in different positions. There is also a Njavara rice that is cooked in milk to make a porridge and fed to the patient. This again is continued for 14 days.

The key to managing this condition is to seek help in as early stages of the disease as possible. When there are risk factors that put you at risk, reach out to seek medical help as soon as you realise onset of symptoms.

2779 people found this helpful

I have joint pain from last 2 year. I consult doctors but no one give me proper treatment for cure. I have arthritis problem and have pain on my all joints. Also my weight had lost from 65 kg to 50 kg. In cold climate my pain grows and give me double pain. I am feeling pain in every moment. Some times fever comes to me. Kindly suggest me. I checked my all internal organs but report comes that all are working fine. Every doctor has given me a lot of tablet and medicine. But when I eat deflazacort tablet it gives me slightly relief from pain. May be for 1 to 2 days. Than again pain starts. Kindly suggest me doctor.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I have joint pain from last 2 year. I consult doctors but no one give me proper treatment for cure. I have arthritis ...
You seem to be suffering from some form of autoimmune disorder or arthritis. Further details of your condition and test reports are needed to guide you. Deflazacort in such situations is just to control your disease process. For pain relief you need to take other medicines. Physical therapy in form of regular exercises like swimming, walking are crucial in systemic inflammatory conditions like yours. Such conditions can be associated with weight loss. Consult a pain specialist in your city regarding options available for pain relief in your situation. If you have queries consult again with details.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir, I am 62 years old and i am having pain in both the knees. Also motion is not clear. Request advice.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Sir, I am 62 years old and i am having pain in both the knees. Also motion is not clear. Request advice.
1. Go for fasting once a week. You can go for absolute fasting or rely on a liquid diet to digest ama (toxin). Fasting should be followed by hot fomentation or by taking a bath with lukewarm water or steam bath. 2. After fasting and fomentation, mix powdered long pepper, black pepper and dried ginger in equal quantities and take 1 teaspoon of this powdered mix with lukewarm water twice a day. This will help you restore your digestive fire. 3. Take one tablespoon of castor oil before going to bed, once or twice a week. It helps in cleansing ama (toxin) build up and balancing vata. 4. Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. 5. For dry fomentation of the affected joints, take a cloth and fold it into four, fill it with hot and sand make a potli (bag) out of it. Use this bundle for the fomentation of different joints. This is very helpful in reducing pain and swelling.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have been suffering from Osteoarthritis with swollen knee joints and pain in knees for the past five years. Recently my upper extremities like arms and hand are also effected. There is difficulty in raising hands also the back pain occurs. How can I get proper treatment and relief from my present trouble. Kindly advise me. I shall be personally obliged for your expert suggestion.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine ADEL -4 ( ADEL ) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml freh water 3 times daily KALMIA LATIFOLIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water daily night report after 30 days.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed