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Dr. Somsekhar

Rheumatologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Somsekhar Rheumatologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Somsekhar is one of the best Rheumatologists in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Dr. Somsekhar@Chanre Rheumatology & Immunology Center in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Somsekhar on Lybrate.com.

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I'm suffering form knee pain from past 2years Ian 47 years old can you suggest any gel for pain relief.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Please note that you should do x-ray of the affected area first. For the time being you can use Rhus tox ointment on the affected area.
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Knee Pain - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Knee Pain - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Gone are the days when mostly septuagenarians complained of joint and knee pain. The problem today has become common among all age groups. Knee or joint pain at any stage of life is painful, however, the health problem striking early on is scary as one just dreads of living with it in the so many years to come.

Ayurveda is a very old system of medicine, which originated in India. Using herbs found in nature to cure various illnesses, knee pain and joint pain can also be permanently cured with this method indigenous to India. Arthritis and Joint pain are among the most prevalent problems faced by adults, mostly old people. As per Ayurveda, 'vata dosha' Is responsible for joint and knee pain.

Here are some common Ayurvedic remedies, which help reduce knee pain:

  1. Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is medically known as Withania Somnifera. In the West, Ashwagandha is popularly known as Winter Cherry. Also, it has a lot of therapeutic properties, which include reducing joint pains.
  2. Banyan: The Banyan tree's medical name is Ficus Benghalensis. It has a sap very similar to the form of rubber known as latex is derived from the Banyan tree. The Banyan tree's sap is externally applied over the joints and the pain usually disappears after a few regular applications.
  3. Garlic: The medical name for garlic is allium sativum. Five to six cloves eaten everyday has proved to reduce knee pains.
  4. Ginger: Ginger is biologically called Zingiber Officinale. These can be easily included in your diet and go a long way in curbing knee pain.

The following are some Ayurvedic home remedies that can be utilized to treat joint pain:

  1. Hot & Cold Compress: Cold and hot compresses can be utilized to ease your joint pain effectively. Heat compression decreases the pain, increases the blood circulation and relaxes the swollen joints and muscles. On the other hand, cold therapy lessens the inflammation of the affected joint. Place hot and cold towel alternatively on the affected area to achieve immediate relief from persistent pain.
  2. Turmeric: Add a pinch of turmeric and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink this solution on a regular basis for a week. Turmeric contains anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which makes it an excellent remedy for treating joint pains.
  3. Healthy diet: A balanced diet that comprises a lot of green leafy vegetables and fresh seasonal fruits is good for your joints. The uncontrolled intake of fatty food, dairy products, and high sodium diet must be avoided in order to avoid arthritis and joint pain. Prevention is better than cure and in order to follow that it is always beneficial to get your complete body check up done from time to time.
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Is there any permanent cure for rhemautic arthritis for my mom who is suffering from a long time?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- rheumatic artheritis have a permanent cure only in ayurveda. Some ayurvedic medicines along with dietary changes can help. 1. Try not to eat old (basi) food. 2. Try not to sleep in day time. 3. Avoid excess curd and spices intake. 4. Start sinhanad guggulu 2 tab twice daily suvarna mahayoga 1 tab twice daily.
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Hi. I' m suffering from right hand pain from the neck n it extends to lower back on right side. When stress is there the pain is giving the hard time. The physiotherapy made pain. Worst. What I have to do

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Your history indicates that there might be a nerve impingement at the neck region you should ask your therapist to do therapy only with modalities like tens, no exercises in painful periods take a short course of anti inflammatory medication which suits you you can also take medicines for neuropathic symptoms like pregabalin or gabapentin in minimal dosage also I would like to know: - whether there is only pain or any other symptoms like numbness, paraesthesia, weakness in upper limbs - is there any history of fever, swelling, night sweats, loss of appetite and weight etc? if you take rest, ice packs at neck area and follow this conservative regime protocol, you should get better in next 2-3 weeks if other symptoms are not there. If pain increases or any other symptoms develop, then please get in touch with me as we might have to do some tests for you. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 23 years old male. I have knee pain since 2 yrs. I go to gym regularly. I have visited some doctors. One said there is swelling in the cartilage and don't do squats in gym. I don't do that but there is no relief in pain. I feel this pain only during running and using stairs. Rest of the time I don't feel pain in normal movement of the joint. But that motion of the joint is not smooth. I feel some crackling sound in my knees. I do exercises to strengthen the quadriceps but nothing happened. Is there any damaged in the cartilage due my high and frequent sports activities. I feel pain in both knees.

MBBS, MS Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics), Dip SICOT (Belgium), FISOC (USA), MNAMS (Ortho), FASM (Singapore)
Orthopedist, Chennai
Dear lybrate-user, you appear to have damage in the cartilage of the knee cap portion of the knee joint. It is advised that you do not continue doing squats/ climb stairs, etc. However if these precautions are not improving your symptoms then you nee to get the consultation of a sports surgeon to assess the degree and size of the cartilage injury in your knee joint. Superficial and small cartilage damages can be managed completely with physical rehabilitation. However large or deep lesions would need stem cell treatment techniques to repair the damage. Hope that helps you, you are free to contact me if needed. Regards,
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My age is 32 i am female, i'am getting knee pain in right leg from three months.Why i'am getting such pain i don't know.

DNB, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Ur knee pain could be due to low Vitamin D or elevated uric acid levels. So get these levels tested in ur blood on fasting basis and start knee quadriceps strengthening exercises which you can learn from a physiotherapist. U will need to show your blood test results to an orthopedic surgeon for further course of management.
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Keen joint pain in both legs.Not able to stand properly.Also have gastric problem.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Knee pain can be due to lot of reasons, which is likely to be detected by detailed assessment. Please see physiotherapist for further evaluation.
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My wife age is 50 above suffering from diabetic BP knee pains My age 58 suffering from digesting problems please give me suggestions.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
Hello , hope you are doing good, for your wife diabetes, pls follow the medication prescribed by the doctor. Along with medication, add protein, fiber, multivitamin and omega-3 supplements to your diet which helps her to full fill the nutrition gap in her diet and then slowly reduce the diabetes. Also omega-3 helps to control bp. For knee joint pains, we have a best nutrition which helps to recover the degenerative knee points, she can fully recover from knee join pains. I can help you with best medication for you and your problem. Have a nice day. You can consult me privately.
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My husband is 28 years old. He hs pain n inflammation in heels, ankles n smtimes knees. Doctor has stated in report as spa axial. So I wanna know what is it exactly. Oa or ra?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi,at age of 28 yrs less likely oa, RA would be detected in investigation. RA is auto-immune disorder not disease, it demands 4 fold dimensional approach, lifestyle realignment physio therapy,detox, rasayan.
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I am a 41 year male and having two major disorders. First is my constipation as due to uneven sheduled routine of my professional life I am working in shifts some time day some times night. And due to this I dont feel hungry also. Second issue is in 2007 I met with an accident and faced internal injuries in my right knee joint and my pcl was broken then in the year 2010 I had undergone surgery of high tibial osteotomy in mumbai as my tibial bone alignment got disturbed. Now still I dont feel my right knee as same as my left knee. Just wanted to know how to get my right knee equally intact like left knee joint.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Constipation is not diseases but prolongs use of laxative, faulty diet, lack of exercise, stress, is result of this. So before rush pillar to pillar for medicine it? s advisable to correct life style otherwise constipation is cause of many diseases non of patients free for laxative treatment a after they started with small does but its found that periodically doses n prescription increases. Is also noted that in this fast n competition life even patients does not bother for root cause treatment but rush for medicine, if one medicine not effected rush for others. According to naturopathy science in most of illness constipation is direct responsible pl note constipation condition produce toxins, which find there way in to blood stream and are carried to all part of body, so it? s necessary to clear bowel every day by natural way treatment: the purgative and laxative give you only n only temporary relief exercise / walking minimum 3 km. Well balance natural n simple diet & sleep use unrefined oil, lentils, fresh beans, vegetable, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, sprout, pumpkin, peas, beet, carrot, fresh fruit, especially grapes, papayas, mangoes, gooseberries, guavas, orange. And dry fruit such as figs, raisins, apricots and dates, cow or soya milk take plain isabgol in early morning, no clod drink or water, avoid white n bakery products are some of way to rid on constipation. Since now days constipation is major issue & hence educate to patient I explain in deep without any further prescription from lybrate platform/patients in general. Between times start with liver tonic: hepatica (ramkrishna pharma)? to improve functional efficiency of liver and digestion. Available at homeopathic pharmacy regarding yr second query your. Doctor is best judge in this case best wishes.
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I have swelling and pain in knee after more than one year after knee replacement.

MBBS, D.ORTHO, DNB (Ortho), Fellowship Joint Replacement, MNAMS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Hi, you need to be clinically examined, and get fresh xrays and blood tests done,/ it can just be a soft tissue inflammation or an infection, so visit a doctor.
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its been more than 1.5 years now and we could not see much relief for her and her knee and back pains. She was facing this problem since she was 32 but was at minor stage but now its very hard for her to walk and sit in one position for more than 5 to 10 minutes. So we are now looking for some solution to her problems.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Simple knee exercises would help to strengthen the quadriceps muscle which is the key muscle. Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping a soft ball underneath the knee and you have to keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. This is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain. Ice can be kept in the low back where you have back pain. It is suggestible to wear lumbo sacral belt which would help you to build the abdominal muscle tone which itself would make you feel better. You can also wear mcr chappals which would help you to have less weight falling in the painful back.
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My mom is above 55 age. Her left leg is getting bent by the knee, Doctor its due to calcium. I do not know for sure, because lots of people her age suffer some or other pain in the leg kind of problem, please advise of the exact condition. Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Bent in leg can be due to spongy bones and this can be due to Vitamin -D and calcium deficiency and there are number of reasons for deficient calcium absorption in body and a few reasons are------ 1.Diet deficient in calcium 2.No proper sunlight intake 3.No calcium supplements intake after Menopause and after menopause calcium levels start depleting from body at a faster rate due to hormonal changes and this is the time when a woman should take extra care of her diet and supplements . So start taking a proper calcium and Vitamin-D diet but before this please go for following blood tests empty stomach immediately--------CBC,ESR,THYROID PROFILE,CALCIUM,VITAMIN-D.
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Hello doctor pls can you suggest best treatment of knee arthritis other than surgery for my mother she is 60 years old and she is suffering from last 10 yrs. She take only supplements and pain killers but for last 6 months it is also ineffective and her walking and movement is decreased gradually kindly suggest best possible treatment to avoid this unbearable pain.

Cert.MDT (Mckenzie spine Therapist), CMP, MPTh/MPT, CDNT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
If no swelling then do hot water fomentation twice daily. Google these exercises- 1. Knee isometrics/ static quadriceps, 2. Straight leg raise, 3. Vmo strengthening, 4. Dynamic quadriceps- sitting on a chair straighten the knee and hold for 5 counts. Do all the exs 10 times and twice a day. Avoid sitting cross legged esp down on the floor. Use western toilets. If this does not help then please get the knees examined by a physiotherapist.
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My wife is 61 she gets lots of knee pain while walking -people say it is va only -no idea some doctors advice for operation -one of them adviced for operation without even removing any natural joint -she is not heavy in weight on 49 to 50 kgs -her elder two sisters also have similar problem but they are little heavy weight -look for advice

M.D in Ayurveda, B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Jalna
Don' t do operation for knee pain, it fails mostly. Use ayurvedic medicine, is there swelling over knees, noise in it while standing. Me know a very good formula for vat, arthritis
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Sir, I am 31 yrs old. Three months back I walked about 3.5 km with aprox 12 kg weight and after reaching home I was feeling some light pain over my right leg knee. But I used to feel often light pain. Yesterday I walked upto 4 km without any weight in the evening & since today morning I am getting severe pain on above of my right leg knee. I can move my leg and knee in any direction but its paining on little bit above on my knee. Please suggest the remedies. Thanks alot.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Sudden severe exercises can start symptoms like these. Take rest for few days. Restart gradually build up stamina. It could be oa/obesity do hot fomentation. Any way take paracetamol 250mg od & sos you will need other supportive medicines also. Contact me again if needed. Do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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I HV join paint on my knee. Dr. says to get operation. I am finding any other cure. Some one please do suggest me what should I do.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take ift and laser therapy for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physio best wishes.
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Very very high Knee pain. I am suffering from this pain since 10 years. Now I can not run and can not even walk for more than 5 minutes. Please suggest some medicines or other treatment so that I can get rid of this pain.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Severe knee pain at your age is commonly due to osteoarthritis which means degeneration of joint cartilage causing friction between joint surfaces, leading to pain and stiffness. Lifestyle modifications and physical therapy are important treatment aspects to maintain functionality. 1. Knee stretching and strengthening exercises to improve knee strength. 2. Avoid jogging or physical activity that increases knee pain. But absolute rest is not advised. Engage in activity like swimming or walking, but perform activity which is painless 3. Application of analgesic cream over knee and warm fomentation before exercises. Apply cold pack after exercises 4. Weight loss if obese. 5. Simple analgesics like paracetamol when pain is present. 6. When pain or disability is significant, viscoelastic injection or PRP injection inside the knee joint is helpful. I). Injections of Viscoelastic substance or artificial synovial fluid into knee joint. This decreases friction in joint space ii). Injections of Platelet rich plasma derived from patients own blood into the knee joint. This regenerates the knee joint. Iii). In patients with severe pain, genicular nerve block can be given to decrease pain. For above treatment consult a pain specialist. 7. In advanced cases Knee replacement is the only option.
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I have done with ACL KNEE Reconstruction right leg surgery on 15oct 2016. Now everything is ok. But still I have some problem in walk. Still I dint got strength. What should I do. I do regular exercise.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology
Rheumatologist, Delhi
Be patient. It takes 3-6 months for recovery. Keep doing physiotherapy. That will help you the most in building muscle mass and speedy recovery.
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