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Dr. Ashok Kumar

Orthopedist, Bangalore

Dr. Ashok Kumar Orthopedist, Bangalore
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Dr. Ashok Kumar is an experienced Orthopedist in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Ashok Kumar at Kethams Hospital in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ashok Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Hello, my name is shohaib. I'm come here for my mother. She's having pain in her foot since 12-15 days. So somebody help me for any suggestions so I can help her please. Thank you.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello, my name is shohaib. I'm come here for my mother. She's having pain in her foot since 12-15 days. So somebody h...
do hot fermentation with warm water. do gentle massage. calf stretching exercises. avoid long standing. otherwise physiotherapy treatment for few days
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Left scapula pain with neck bent down. Pain during neck back. It's been for a long time. Why to do? Whats the coz?

B.P.T, M.P.T(ORTHO), Certification in Gym Instructor & Prenatal and Post natal
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Left scapula pain with neck bent down. Pain during neck back. It's been for a long time. Why to do? Whats the coz?
Dear the causes your history would describe best. Like you hv sitting job with laptop on, jerk,postural problem in sleeping etc once your history is clear like your pain is constant aggravation at times or shifting we can not guide you proper
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Bisphosphonates - How Long Should Osteoporosis Patients Take Them?

spine surgery fellowship of association of spine surgeons of india (ASSI), DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Bisphosphonates - How Long Should Osteoporosis Patients Take Them?

Bisphosphonates are the most commonly prescribed medicine for osteoporosis patients. This medicine is taken for no more than three to five years in a stretch. A doctor typically takes a call after this time period to find out whether it is suitable for the patient to continue the medicine for a longer time based on the individual risk factors.

Bisphosphonates contain four main ingredients namely Relcast, Fosamax, Boniva and Atelvia. This medicine slows the rate of bone loss and reduces the risk of fracture. This being said, there are some potential side effects of Bisphosphonates as well:

  1. Problems in the jawbone: Consumption of Bisphosphonates can lead to a condition known as the osteonecrosis. This is a disease of the jawbone swelling, pain, and infection of the jawbone. The risk increases if a patient goes through an invasive surgery such as tooth extraction.
  2. Thigh bone fracture: Prolonged intake of Bisphosphonates is believed to be a rare kind of thigh fracture known as the atypical femoral fracture. This is very similar to a stress fracture that causes subtle pain and worsens with time.
  3. Stomach upset: Bisphosphonates intake can lead to oesophageal ulcers and sharp pain in the abdomen. It can also lead to mild fever lasting for a time period of 2-3 days along with upset stomach and body ache. This symptom mostly occurs when there is an irregularity in taking the medicine.

Choosing the right Bisphosphonates:
Drugs of the Bisphosphonates class are similar in nature. While some vary in terms of maintaining potency and bone density, the overall effectiveness of this drug is on the higher side. The common aim of this drug is to reduce the rate of fracture. The decision of choosing a drug over another depends on factors such as cost, preference, convenience and tenacity to stick to the exact dosage. Doctors often prescribe the monthly dosage at one go. The dosage can also be prescribed on a weekly basis depending on the patient’s convenience.

The effect of Bisphosphonates:
Consumption of intravenous Bisphosphonates is considered to be the best medicine for fracture prevention. It is, therefore, very unlikely that a patient with osteoporosis will see additional improvement once he has taken Bisphosphonates for more than three years. This is perhaps the reason why most doctors suggest stopping this medicine after a patient consumes this for more than 3 years. Some other factors that a doctor considers while making this decision include past history of fractures, the age of the patient and the present bone density. If however, the bone density gets worse, a doctor can always restart Bisphosphonates until further improvement is witnessed. This again depends on the patient’s medical condition at the time of check-up. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Iam facing severe backpain on long journeys either by car or bus. Pls suggest a remedy.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Iam facing severe backpain on long journeys either by car or bus. Pls suggest a remedy.
It needs to be investigated. Investigations advised - hb, tlc, dlc, esr, sugar f & pp, uric acid, vit d3 urine r/e x ray of the affected part. Anyway you may try- sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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I am suffering a leg pain from past 1 month ago. The pain is end of my three n back of knee. What should I do knw..

BHMS, PhD Arthritis
Homeopath, Chennai
I am suffering a leg pain from past 1 month ago. The pain is end of my three n back of knee. What should I do knw..
Hi, avoid two wheeler traveling. Do not do cont walking and standing. Apply hot pack on knee. Avoid salt contain foods. Take more calcium rich diet. Take homeopathic remedy ledum palustre 30 thrice daily for one week, further follow up contact me online.
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I am 46+ and my weight is 53. I got pain in my foot veins.in the morning when I wake up I can't walk properly after half n hour I walk normal. Sàme pain in hands also.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 46+ and my weight is 53. I got pain in my foot veins.in the morning when I wake up I can't walk properly after h...
Calf Stretches Standing calf stretch Stand away from a wall and.put your fight foot behind you and be sure your toes are facing forward. Lean forward at the ankle while bending the right knee and keeping your heel on the ground. Hold this for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 10 times a twice a day. Downward dog yoga stretch Get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders on the floor. Walk your hands forward slightly on the floor. Spread your fingers apart to allow for a broad base of support. Push your hips up toward the ceiling and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your heels on the ground and gently try and straighten your knees. Repeat 10 times a twice a day. Wall calf stretch Stand about two feet away from a wall. Place the ball of your right foot against the wall while your heel remains on the ground. Slowly and gently lean into the wall while keeping your knee straight. Hold this for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times twice a day.
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I am suffering from lower back for last 18 months. I have got the mri done and as per mri there is disk bulging in l4-l5. Pain also go to leg. Pain is on right side. Kindly help.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am suffering from lower back for last 18 months. I have got the mri done and as per mri there is disk bulging in l4...
Dear lybrate user, take, homoeo medicine. @ hypericum 1000-6 pills, wkly. @ arnica mont 200-6 pills, thrice a day. U, need physiotherapy for a quick recovery. Take, care.
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I am a 21 years old female and my hands pain a lot & it get tight & feel numb, it happen frequently what should I do?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist,
I am a 21 years old female and my hands pain a lot & it get tight & feel numb, it happen frequently what shou...
The diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome should be seriously considered, among other things, and a nerve conduction study should be done for the same.
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Respected, Sir/Madam, I am 37 years old male and have right arm pain from shoulder to hand for 6 months. I have used pain relief ointment cream tablets and physiotherapy for couple of months but haven't got any relief. What should I do now? Thanking you,

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Respected, Sir/Madam, I am 37 years old male and have right arm pain from shoulder to hand for 6 months. I have used ...
Pain in the arm can result from a number of factors. Abnormalities or injury of the skin, nerves, bones, joints, blood vessels, and soft tissues of the arm can all result in pain. Arm pain may be the result of referred pain from another part of the body. Please go to a physiotherapist to assess and treat the underlying condition. If pain is caused by an activity, modify or stop the activity. Rest the arm and resume activity gradually. Monitor the response to the activity. Pain experienced in the right arm is usually not serious, but when it is coupled with other symptoms like pain in the leg or tightness of the chest, it may be more serious. Try some home remedies: ice will reduce pain and swelling. Apply ice or cold packs immediately to prevent or minimize swelling. Apply the ice or cold pack for 10 to 20 minutes, 3 or more times a day. Elevate the painful area on pillows while applying ice and anytime you are sitting or lying down. Try to keep the area at or above the level of your heart to help minimize swelling. Apply heat and begin gentle exercise with the aid of moist heat to help restore and maintain flexibility. Some experts recommend alternating between heat and cold treatments. Gently massage or rub the area to relieve pain and encourage blood flow. Do not massage the area if it causes pain. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Smoking slows healing because it decreases blood supply and delays tissue repair. Best wishes.
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Sir I am sister of duchenne muscular dystrophy which was recognized at age of 4 and he died on his 17 years of age and we have know nothing about carrier mutation now I am married and having a 1 years boy and he started walking on his 11 th month now I am worried that is DMD will continue in my family and please suggest test to know weather I am carrier r not and how I can get rid of these doubts, thanking you sir.

bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sir I am sister of duchenne muscular dystrophy which was recognized at age of 4 and he died on his 17 years of age an...
Hello, duchenne muscular dystrophy is x linked recessive disorder. Which means female can be carrier of the disease but remain unaffected from the disease & can pass on the disease to their son. Unfortunately there is no effective treatment for the condition. As far as diagnostic tests are concerned raised C kinase level in blood indicates Muscular dystrophy. Deficiency of dystrophy protein also indicates DMD. You can also go for muscle biopsy hopefully it clears you doubt.
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I am 40 years old suffering from leg pain in two legs felling like tired legs for last two month. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of affected part.(knee & leg) rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 1tab od x10 do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Recently I started jogging daily morning without shoes, after 1 week I have severe pain in right side leg bone, after that i've stop my jogging. I start my jogging 2 days ago the same pain start again. How to avoid this leg pain?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Vellore
Recently I started jogging daily morning without shoes, after 1 week I have severe pain in right side leg bone, after...
Hello sir, Before you start jogging do the stretching exercises for whole body. First one week or 2 weeks jogging give pain because of muscle soreness. With out don't go jogging.
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I am 26 year old and have pain in my backbone from last one month what should I do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 26 year old and have pain in my backbone from last one month what should I do?
Core strengthening exercises- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day.
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Suffering from Osteoarthritis since 4-5 years. Pain in both knee. Could not squat. should I go for Radio Frequency Therapy. Is this is a curable treatment or temporary pain relief?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
its only a temporary treatment option. However you can try all these to delay your knee replacement, because u are only 43 and knee replacement done at a very young age doesnt last longer.
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I am doing job from last two years. When I am doing my work I have pain from my back bone continually. What should I do?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am doing job from last two years. When I am doing my work I have pain from my back bone continually. What should I do?
If you are doing a desk job and getting back pain, Please follow few things to get relief. Hunching over a desk is a leading reason why people end up with crippling back pain at some point in their lives. But a few simple changes in the way you work can make your pain go away. 1-Keep your head up; Focus on aligning your head and neck right above your shoulders; avoid straining forward. 2-Be choosy with your chair: Pick one that allows your lower back to rest against a lumbar support. Then tilt the back of the chair so it’s very slightly reclined. 3-Plant your feet: Keep them flat on the floor and shoulder-width apart to quiet tension in your knees and ankles. 4-Take breaks: Getting up at least once an hour— just do some shoulder rolls—reduces pressure on spinal disks and boosts circulation. If your back pain is severe please go to a Physiotherapist for detail assessment and management of your pain. Best wishes.
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I am 19 year men. I am having back paining since few weeks. Every morning I wake up and pain is started. I tried mamy pills but didn't work. What should I do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 19 year men. I am having back paining since few weeks. Every morning I wake up and pain is started. I tried mamy...
you are very young to actually have persistent back pains. If you have localized back pain with no other symptoms like radiating leg pain, neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness, paresthesias etc, then you can start with following recommendations for initial period of 2-3 weeks: - to maintain proper posture of your back while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medications which suits you - physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - ice packs can applied if your pain is acute, then hot fomentation can be done at home - analgesic spray for local application can be used and is easily available. - avoid lifting heavyweight/ acute forward bending in mornings etc we will observe you for next 2-3 weeks how you respond to this conservative management protocol. If you are not feeling better, then we might have to get some investigations like dynamic x rays of lower back and few blood tests for evaluation. Revert back.
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I am having back pain for the last 1 month. I have already consulted a doctor but still pain. What should I do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having back pain for the last 1 month. I have already consulted a doctor but still pain. What should I do.
. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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Pain in my backbone. Especially when I wake up. Pain in eyes ,Headache ,Increase in weight.Please tell.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Pain in my backbone. Especially when I wake up. Pain in eyes ,Headache ,Increase in weight.Please tell.
Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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Every time sound came from joints. Also pain in some joints when I do some work. When I step up with weight pain in my leg joints. Also suddenly some times pain start in shoulders even when I fold clothes.

Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
Every time sound came from joints. Also pain in some joints when I do some work. When I step up with weight pain in m...
Hi I am not sure but you have deficiency of calcium and vitamin. Go for test starts walking .and daily exercise along with glucose water take care.
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FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is caused by overuse of muscles attached to the elbow that are used to straighten wrist. Also known as lateral epicondylitis in which places the muscles and tendons on the outside of elbow at risk. These muscles are responsible for bending the wrist backwards and stabilizing the wrist during forceful grasping with the hand
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