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Dr. Vikram Kumar

M.Sc - Clinical Dermatology, CCT (Rheumatology & Internal Medicine)

Rheumatologist, Bangalore

14 Years Experience  ·  380 at clinic
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Dr. Vikram Kumar M.Sc - Clinical Dermatology, CCT (Rheumatology & Internal... Rheumatologist, Bangalore
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Vikram Kumar is a popular Rheumatologist in Kanakapura, Bangalore. He has been a successful Rheumatologist for the last 14 years. He is a M.Sc - Clinical Dermatology, CCT (Rheumatology & Internal Medicine) . He is currently associated with Rheumatology Clinic in Kanakapura, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vikram Kumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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M.Sc - Clinical Dermatology - M.S. Ramaiah Dental College - 2004
CCT (Rheumatology & Internal Medicine) - Johns Hopkins - 2011
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I am Rheumatoid arthritic and my right knee is bent, is it possible to make it straight? Also I need to know the foods to avoid. Please. Kindly help me.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
In established cases of rheumatoid arthritis dmrd (disease modifying drugs) egmethotraxate, hcqs, lefunomide, saaz etc. Have to be used. They all are toxic drugs & can cause bone marrow depression along with other side effects. They should be taken under medical supervision. Kindly adjust the dose to minimum required, to control your symptoms. Have your tests done periodically to rule out any side effects. Kindly show me x rays of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Why not discuss with me in a video conference? (facility provided by lybrate. Com) also kindly show me x-ray of your affected knee.
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I am 45 yrs. Female and have knee problem, gas problem, blood cerculation. What I could do?

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, pravasini, this is right time to consult your family ayurveda dr, as your wt just puting on, with knee joint pain, as your health can suck your huby's n kids productive time your Dr. May guide you for routine blood investigations for sugar, cholesterol, thyroid, n ecg n knee x ray till then have lot of buttermilk warm, add progressive healthier habits like walk/yoga/swim. Ayurveda shares for such cases to detox in or before coming rainy season by basti therapy n rasayan therapy will boost you in all sense.
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Knee Pain - Know The Causes and Ways to Deal With It!!

Diploma in Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), DPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Knee Pain - Know The Causes and Ways to Deal With It!!

The knee joint is made up of several elements including the knee cap, meniscus, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. Damage to any part of the knee can cause chronic pain.

What can cause knee pain:

Fractures: These are caused by the breaking up of the kneecap due to falls or collisions.ACL Injuries: Caused due to the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (that connects the femur and the shinbone). Especially common in sportspersons such as footballers or basketball players.Meniscus tears: The meniscus or the rubber-like cartilage (that acts as a shock absorber) can be torn by sudden jerks or excess pressure.

Arthritis: The chief cause of lingering knee pain, arthritis itself can be of a number of types.

  • Osteoarthritis, which is a result of deterioration of cartilages due to wear and tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, an inflammatory chronic disorder
  • Septic Arthritis, causing pain, swelling and redness.
  • Gout caused due to the development of uric acid crystals in the joints

How to deal with it:

  • Exercise: Moderate to intense exercise is prescribed for one and all. This, of course, depends on one's overall health and age. If you are already suffering from joint pain, then you may want to go easy on the exercise with a focus on building muscle strength and foundation. If you are healthy, then some amount of daily exercise as a routine will keep those knees in prime working condition and well lubricated as well. Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle can affect the knees very badly.
  • Dealing with Load: Weight is a big one. Carrying around extra pounds and kilograms can be detrimental for your knees in the long run. Your knee is not equipped to handle the excessive weight. It already supports three to five times your weight when you get up and walk around or indulge in some mild jogging. One must be careful of those extra pounds to take the load off the knee and keep it from falling prey to damage.
  • Do not Ignore: Warning signals such as chronic or acute knee pain should not be ignored. Remember to see a doctor or an orthopaedic specialist to find out if you have contracted an infection or if you may have suffered a fracture due to an injury.

Ligament Injuries-

The ligaments around the knee are strong. However, sometimes they can become injured. They may be stretched (sprained), or sometimes torn (ruptured). A ligament rupture can be partial (just some of the fibres that make up the ligament are torn) or complete (the ligament is torn through completely). The majority of knee ligament injuries are sprains and not tears and they tend to settle down quickly.

ACL injury and other ligament injuries can be caused by:

  • Twisting your knee with the foot planted
  • Getting hit on the knee
  • Extending the knee too far
  • Jumping and landing on a flexed knee
  • Stopping suddenly when running
  • Suddenly shifting weight from one leg to the other

These injuries are common in soccer players, football players, basketball players, skiers, gymnasts, and other athletes.

Treatment-

  1. Rest the knee. 
  2. Ice your knee to reduce pain and swelling.
  3. Compress your knee. 
  4. Elevate your knee on a pillow when you're sitting or lying down.
  5. Wear a knee brace to stabilise the knee
  6. Practise stretching and strengthening exercises if they are recommended.

For severe collateral ligament tears, you may need surgery to attach the ligament back to the bone if it was pulled away, or to the other part of the ligament if it was torn in the middle.

Meniscus Tear-
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your weight across the knee. A torn meniscus can prevent your knee from working right.

A meniscus tear is usually caused by twisting or turning quickly, often with the foot planted while the knee is bent. Meniscus tears can occur when you lift something heavy or play sports. As you get older, your meniscus gets worn. This can make it tear more easily.

Treatment may include:

  1. Rest, ice, wrapping the knee with an elastic bandage, and propping up the leg on pillows.
  2. Physical therapy.
  3. Surgery to repair the meniscus.
  4. Surgery to remove part of the meniscus. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Physiotherapist.
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Which one is more effective for knee joint osteoarthritis treatment of a 57 female - Uniwalk tablet or Zedfit powder? How effective is physiotherapy?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, M.S. Ortho, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Jalna
Which one is more effective for knee joint osteoarthritis treatment of a 57 female - Uniwalk tablet or Zedfit powder?...
If arthritis is advanced, then none of treatment is helpful, except knee replacement. Physiotherapy also helps a lot to reduce pain n stiffness.
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While doing squats in aerobics, my knees have started paining. Even I have started wearing knee cap but still while climbing stairs it pains. How to get rid of this pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
While doing squats in aerobics, my knees have started paining. Even I have started wearing knee cap but still while c...
When you climbing upstairs some pressure is present on knee joint. Use hot pack to the area. Do active and passive movement regularly. Advice: Avoid cross leg sitting.
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I am suffering from insomnia. I am very tired and feeling sleepy but when I go for sleep I could not get perfect sleep at night. Please suggest meany perfect medicine. I am feeling restless.

(M.D.Accu), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science YS)
Acupuncturist, Delhi
I am suffering from insomnia. I am very tired and feeling sleepy but when I go for sleep I could not get perfect slee...
Avoid spicy and richy food in dinner. Manual activitiesis a healthy way to get sound sleep. Massaging body withoil brings sound sleep.
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hello sir. I dnt have any prob but my knee knock off vry much. A popping sound comes from my knee. Is it ok I dnt have any pain.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
hello sir.
I dnt have any prob but my knee knock off vry much.
A popping sound comes from my knee.
Is it ok I dnt hav...
Hi lybrate-user, not to worry if there is no associated pain. Some patients may have snapping syndrome. Consult orthopaedician if there is associated pain.
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My mom have soo much off pain in her knees. Can you please suggest some cream or medicine for her to overcome this problem.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mom have soo much off pain in her knees.
Can you please suggest some cream or medicine for her to overcome this pr...
Do hot fermentation twice a day. Avoid long sittingand standing. Cross legs and squatting. Put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 sec then release repeat 10 time and tk calcium supplements. If it work then ok otherwise physiotherapy treatment must.
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