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Dr. Joe Joseph

Orthopedist, Bangalore

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Dr. Joe Joseph is a popular Orthopedist in Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. He is currently practising at St.John's Medical College and Hospital - Sarjapur Road in Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Joe Joseph on

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I am suffering from knee pain since five days. I get medicine from doctor but my pain is still remain. Please tell me the best tablet for removing my pain quickly.

Physiotherapist, Noida
Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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Treating Arthritis Pain using Hot and Cold Therapy

Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Treating Arthritis Pain using Hot and Cold Therapy

Arthritis is painful inflammation of the joints caused by excessive amounts of uric acid in the blood. This causes friction in the joints and may cause inflammation among muscle tissues. This is a very painful condition and may even be debilitating for many people. One of the methods used to provide relief from arthritis pain is the hot and cold therapy. Let’s have a look at it in detail.

How does hot and cold treatment work’s?

The hot and cold treatments work on various joints or muscle areas and are very effective in lowering pain as well as providing more mobility to the affected areas. Both these therapies try to enable the healing forces within the body and hence improve on the conditions which cause arthritis pain.

Heat treatment therapy: Heat therapy uses the principle of the expansion of material when warmer. If heat is applied to an affected area, it dilates the blood vessels, improves and stimulates blood circulation and also reduces muscle spasms. Heat treatments are very effective in soothing stiff joints and tired muscles as they encourage the flow of blood to the areas being treated. Some of the options available for heat treatments would be:

1. Heats patches that are disposable

2. Heating belts made for specific parts of the body

3. Moist heating pads

4. Simple hot water in a tub

5. Paraffin wax and Mineral oil

6. Hot oil massages

7. Warms showers or baths

8. Warmed towels or clothes used as a hot compress

Cold treatment therapy: Cold uses the very opposite principle of heat therapy to provide pain relief to arthritis patients. Cold has the properties of being able to constrict blood vessels and slow the flow of blood, thus resulting in numbing the area and reducing pain. Cold treatment is also very effective in reducing swelling as it can fight inflammation very effectively. It is mostly useful in cases of acute and chronic pain and is a very good pain reliever. Some of the options available for cold treatments would be:

1. Cold compress by using ice in a waterproof bag with a towel covering it to protect the skin.

2. Buying a medically manufactured ice pack or bag

3. Buying ice gel packs from the medical store which can be frozen and then used

4. Making ice packs at home by mixing water with rubbing alcohol and then freezing it

5. Taking ice bath by pouring ice into the bath tub.

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Broken Bones - How Do They Heal?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Broken Bones - How Do They Heal?

A bone may break due to several reasons starting from a fall or an injury or a condition like osteoporosis that makes the bones brittle and leaves them susceptible to fractures. The fracture usually takes a few weeks to get fixed as the broken bones grow back together with the help of various forms of treatment including a plaster and sling applied by the orthopaedic specialist or general physician. Find out more about how bones heal with this article.

Types of fracture: Before we get to the subject of how bones heal, it is important to understand the various kinds of fractures recognised by doctors. The first kind is the complete fracture where the bone breaks into two distinct parts. The next kind is the greenstick fracture or hairline fracture where there is simply a crack on one side of the bone due to pressure. Further, there is the single fracture which occurs where there is breakage of the bone only in one place. A bowing fracture may occur when the bones bend instead of breaking completely. This kind of fracture is pretty common for children. The comminuted fracture happens when the bone is crushed or broken in many places. And finally, the open fracture is one where the bone ends up protruding from the skin.

Treatment: Once you have broken a bone, the doctor will conduct an X ray which will help in understanding the type of fracture and the extent of the damage caused. The doctor will then apply a cast and plaster that will help in bringing the bone back to its normal position so that it grows back with the main bone. In case the bone has broken in various parts or there is a complete fracture, then the doctor may even insert metal pins.

  1. Natural healers: Bones are known as natural healers that can heal with the process of new cells and vessel production which rebuilds the bone by covering the broken ends and closing the gap caused due to the damage or the crack.
  2. Clot: Once a bone has broken, a blood clot or a callus forms in the surrounding region, which kind of acts towards sealing the area.
  3. Threads: Once these clots have formed, the new threads of the bone cells begin to grow slowly from the ends of the broken bones. This will grow on both sides of the affected and fractured bones, almost as if drawing a line from one broken end to another.
  4. Absorption: Finally, the callus will be absorbed by the new cell and the gap will close.

See a doctor is you are experiencing any noticeable symptoms that may point towards bone fractures.

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My tongue is almost tasteless from 2 days now, little swollen and feels burnt (though it wasn't). There is a thin white layer on my tongue as well. I was feeling feverish couple of days back, took couple of paracetamol.

Dentist, Sangli
All these symptoms are because of fever, vitamins in deficiency. Your complaints dew will resolve in few days after vitamin rich diet.
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I am 2þ years old male and have a backache for 2 month. Then I take painrelief ointment cream but I have not relief then what should I do.

Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Hi do proper treatment. Either it will trouble a lot in future. Consult me with your proper medical history.
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I am 30 years old and I am feeling pain in my both legs after jogging 4 kms, I am practicing for police physical test. What I have to do?

Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi = relax and stay positive. = increase fluid intake. = eat seasonal fruits for natural vitamins = do streching of hamstring, quadriceps, and calf muscles. = if you are overweight, reduce weight by cycling or swimming as it gives low impact on joints. = do check your calcium and vit. D = apply moist heat pad to affected joint and muscles. If still you dont get relief consult physiotherapist as there are various causes for leg/ joint pain and some test may be required for further investigation. Best wishes.
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Hi, I am 31 years old and last year I am suffering from high height falling inhjury in left knee. I have mri 3d report as per local Dr. Suggestion. And after that he said minor fractures are there and he said take 45 days rest. But still I am suffering for knee pain. Please suggest.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Some common home care techniques for knee pain that control inflammation and help to break the inflammatory cycle are protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation do reply back for private consultation. And detailed treatment plan.
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She is suffering from acute pain in legs, backbone, neck and hand like gathiya, unable to stand for more than 5 minutes. Cannot walk for more than 100 meters. MRI scan report indicates disc prolapse at L4-L5 comprising caudal nerve roots on both sides.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, dear lybrate user, take, homoeo-medicine* @ hypericum 1000-6 pills, wkly. @ five phos6x-4 tabs, thrice a day. * follow all the instruction of your treating physician. * avoid, jerks, bending down, lifting weight, junk food. Cold intake. Report, fortnightly.
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I am 38 yrs old male. I have a neck stiffness for the past 1 month. What treatment is required?

General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to cervical spondylitis,take x ray cervical spine and consult orthopaedic specialist
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Diet for Gout

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

Gout, a form of arthritis that occurs when high uric acid blood levels cause crystals to form around a joint, is partially connected to diet. Uric acid is produced as your body breaks down purines, found in foods such as meat, seafood and alcohol. Most often, the treatment of gout includes dietary restrictions especially proteins. If you have been diagnosed with gout, random, severe restrictions, especially of proteins, is not needed. You need dietary recommendations, but you can have options and a wide variety of food choices.

Alcohol- You need to limit or avoid alcohol, especially beer when you have an inflammation or attack. You should avoid or limit drinks like soft drinks or juice drinks that are sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, but you can freely drink homemade fruit juices. Coffee is also an option for gout sufferers. Two cups of coffee a day actually reduce the risk of gout and that increasing coffee consumption decreases uric acid levels.

Protein rich foods-

Animal proteins especially crustaceans like crabs , prawns, and organ meats are problematic as they are high in purines. If you avoid these very high purine foods, you may be able to enjoy a serving of chicken, fish or eggs about twice a week.

Plant-based proteins, such as beans and legumes, are excellent options on a gout diet. If you choose these as your primary protein source, not only will you be avoiding the purines in animal proteins, but you will also be eating less saturated fat. Saturated fat decreases your body's ability to get rid of uric acid, so it may increase the risk of gout symptoms. Again, dairy products such as milk, paneer and yogurt are allowable and decrease the risk of inflammation.

Fruits and vegetables -

Most fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are allowed. Avoid excessive intake of spinach, cauliflower, asparagus and mushrooms. Even high-fructose fruits such as apples, peaches and pears can be kept at three times a week. In addition, whole-grain products are better choices than refined carbohydrates like white bread, maida, and biscuits.

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Treatment For Arthritis In Homeopathy

Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Treatment For Arthritis In Homeopathy

Arthritis (inflammation in one or more than one of the joints) is a common condition that afflicts many people. Arthritis can affect anyone of any age whether it is due to lifestyle factors, diet problems, genetics, other related disorders or even medications.

Causes of Arthritis

  1. Injury - can damage to bone, ligament and cartilage that ultimately leads to severe pain.

  2. Infection – Any kind of infection to the joint may result in arthritis.

  3. Obesity and advanced age – Both are the common causes of arthritis.

  4. Overuse – Overuse of knee joint can cause bursitis which ultimately leads to intense pain.

  5. Sprain - Due to sudden unnatural movements causes pain as well as restriction of movement of the joint.

  6. Malignancy – Myeloma, metastatic carcinoma.

  7. Dislocation – Also causes severe arthritis.

  8. Other causes – Include Sarcoidosis, Sickle cell disease, Lupus, Kawasaki disease, Crohn’s disease, bone tumors, bleeding disorders etc.

Homeopathic Treatment of Arthritis

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat arthritis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for homeopathic treatment of  arthritis that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for the homeopathic treatment of arthritis:

  1. Actaea Spicata – This is one of the most effective medications for arthritis that affects the smaller joints in your body; so these could be your fingers, ankles, toes and wrists. These joints may become inflamed and swollen and might become very painful. Trying to touch these joints may make the pain even worse. Actaea Spicata is very good in treating these joints and can be very effective in improving mobility related pain as well.

  2. Causticum – If you are suffering from hip pain due to arthritis, causticum is one of the very best remedies to not only reduce pain, but also to lessen some of the other symptoms. Some of the indications wherein causticum is effective are:

    • Walking or standing becomes problematic

    • Even if you can walk or stand, your gait or posture tends to be a little bent

    • Excessive stiffness and pain in your hip without any visible cues

  3. Caulophyllum – This is also a very effective medication to treat problems within small joints with the exception that it is meant for cases where the joints also show signs of stiffness along with pain and inflammation. The stiffness may be so severe that you may become unable to move them. The pain does not stay confined to any particular spot; can rather spread to multiple joints and other parts of the body as well.

  4. Bryonia Alba – Although a fairly common and well-known medication, it is very versatile in reducing pain and swelling across multiple joints within the body. The indications for prescribing this medication are when the joints are visibly red or feel hot to you and are painful to touch. Also, it is very effective in cases of bigger joints such as the knees and elbows.

  5. Combination of Ferrum Met and Sanguinara Can – This set of medications is very effective in reducing the symptoms as well as pain caused by arthritis in the shoulders. Some of the most common symptoms wherein this can be prescribed are when you have shoulder pain in both the shoulders. Raising them can cause pain as well. Sanguinara is good with right sided pain while Ferrum met is effective for left side shoulder pain and stiffness resulting from arthritis.
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Before last night I was drunk I fall down from the stairs. Then onwards my hands went partially numb. I am confused about the same. Please help me.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
It happens due to nerve injury. Wait and watch, you will improve. If there is no improvement, then you will need some medicines. Wait for 2 days
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I go to walk on every evening for 30 minute. Do I need to walk more considering I am 83 kg as per my height is 5 ft 10 inch. And after I hv some kind of pain in in my foot area and lower part of leg that after reaching home I can't stand still for few hours. Is there any concern?

BPTh/BPT, MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Madurai
Hi do you do any exercise before and after walking. Walking itself is a good endurance training but need proper warmup and cool down. Do proper stretch to your calf muscle you will be better soon Thanks.
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I have back ache problem from past 3 years which is called L1S5 (Slip Disk) whats the best solution for this problem. When I do work for long time, it gives me problem during sleep and driving an walk. Please suggest me what to do.

Physiotherapist, Noida
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation.
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My leg paining before 15 days I am going to many Dr. They did not found what is the problem. You tell what can I do.

General Physician, Delhi
The pain in leg at your age is usually due to weakness of muscles. You should go for morning walk for at least 45 minutes daily, take high protein diet and protein supplements. Review after two weeks.
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I am 17 years old and I have a problem of body pain every time like when I do any work like myhand doing any work my hand become hold at one place and then I got many pain and other parts are like this and another problem with my mother that she is suffering from thyroid what type of medicine I take to my mother give free from this diseases and also recommend a medicine to me also I hope you will give me right medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine for you ALFA MALT ( SBL) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily for 2 months. VITA C-15 Ampoules ( DrReckeweg) Drink half ampoule in 20 ml fresh water and take twice daily for 5 days.
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Doctor diagnosed cervical spondylitis to my father and said it's not curable. Is there any Ayurvedic treatment to heal it.

Physiotherapist, Surat
Yes. Supplements in form of herbal extracts of boswellia serrata and gloriosa superba are highly effective and helpful for cervical spondylitis.
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I am suffering from cold and alargi for few years. Sometime I take medicine but this problem coming back again and again. How can it solve?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Keep continue your medicine and do complete course of allergy and avoid out side food and apply the mask outside of home means hygienic.
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I m having pain on left side of my lower back, pain usually increases when i do my weightlifting training, it has been 3-4 weeks sice it has started! any solution?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi I am Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. Pain in lower back region can be due to multiple causes , in your case it can be due to just muscle strain. I will advise to avoid weightlifting for some time and give muscles adequate time to heal. You can use conservative medications and a local analgesic spray for time being. But if your pain does not improve the we will have to look to get you investigated to rule out any discal problems. Do not hesitate to contact me in case of further queries. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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DNB (Orthopaedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Rotator Cuff Injury is usually caused by an acute injury such as lifting weights or sudden jerk due to fall on outstretched hand. Chronic wear and tear leads to degeneration of the tendon which can further cause Rotator cuff tear. One can experience acute pain, a snapping sensation and an immediate weakness of the arm if the cause of the rotator cuff tear is an injury. Rotator cuff tear can be treated non-surgically with the use of anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, and physical therapy.

If the pain and weakness in the arm caused by rotator cuff tear persists, despite the conservative treatment, surgery is recommended. Post Rotator Cuff repair surgery, it is normal to experience pain and stiffness in the initial 4-6 weeks after surgery.
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