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Dr. Hema

Rheumatologist, Chennai

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Dr. Hema is a trusted Rheumatologist in Triplicane, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Sakthi hospital in Triplicane, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Hema on Lybrate.com.

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I am experiencing pain in the knee while getting up a staircase but no pain while getting down. Sometimes I feel some stiffness in the knee also.

MBBS, MD - Aerospace Medicine, Eular Certification in Rheumatology
General Physician, Pune
I am experiencing pain in the knee while getting up a staircase but no pain while getting down. Sometimes I feel some...
Dear friend youmay be having some problem in your either patellar tendon, patella or the knee please get an xray of the knee done and upload for us to see and help.
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I am ra positive since last 7 yrs my right foot is in pain since last 25 days previously it used to move around in my body I hope it's not the critical stage of disease I m taking methotrexate 10 mg weeklyand leflunomide10 mg every day please help.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph & digital x rays of affected part. 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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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Diet You Must Follow!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Rheumatology
General Physician, Khammam
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Diet You Must Follow!

Researchers believe that not much can be done for providing you relief to a great extent, in case you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. But, they also say that a lot can be controlled by changing your diet. There are certain foods, which are known to add on to the problem of arthritis. These foods increase the pain of arthritis. However, there are also certain foods, which are known to cause relief to the patients by reducing the pain and getting rid of the factors causing it.

It has been a common practice that people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are constantly trying to ease its symptoms with food and by taking dietary supplements. There are several studies that indicate a connection between certain types of foods and the inflammation. This inflammation characterises the autoimmune condition. But, it is always advisable that you must consult your doctor before embarking on a new diet chart or taking supplements. Therefore, the best approach towards curing this disease with the help of foods is to take a well-balanced diet.

Foods that can help fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. Omega-3 fatty acids: It is important that your diet includes cold-water fish as herring, mackerel, trout, salmon and tuna. These fish have omega-3 fatty acids. This is known to have anti-inflammatory effect on the patient. Fish oil can provide relief in joint pain and help in easing morning stiffness. You may also consult your doctor to know whether you can or should take fish oil supplements. The doctor will prescribe you the dosages, depending upon your joint pain. But you should also remember, higher doses of the supplements can have negative effect. They tend to react with other drugs and increase blood pressure.
  2. Fibres, Whole grain: You must increase the amount of fibre in your diet. So, don’t forget to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. This will help in reducing the inflammation. Fibre is known to lower the levels of C-reactive protein in the patient’s blood stream. It is an indicator for inflammation in the body.
  3. Extra virgin olive oil: This will reduce inflammation. It works in the similar fashion as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen works. Researchers believe that virgin olive oil contains a compound called oleocanthal. This compound blocks the enzymes that is known to cause inflammation.
  4. Vitamin D: You must have foods rich in vitamin D that is usually linked to calcium and provides protection against osteoporosis. Talk to your doctor, if you are needed to have vitamin D supplements.

Foods That Can Cause Inflammation
There are certain foods that can increase the inflammation and the pain. The inflammation is increased by meats, protein-rich foods, like pulses, etc. Also, omega-6 fatty acids containing foods such s corn, soyabean, etc. can make things worse. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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My frinend is 32 yrs old female. Weight around 90kg. She is suddenly suffering from a pain from her knee to lower portion. What should we do now?Is it from her over weight?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Overweight is the cause for all these problems. Reduction by at least by 10 kgs will help. Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. This will relieve your problem. Press the point on the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from toe in the foot 20 times by pressing and releasing with a blunt edge of a pen. Further rotate your foot clockwise and anticlockwise 10 times. Massage your leg with both hands.
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1. I am 18 year old and sometime there I pain in different parts of my knee and leg but temporarily and usually after a long walk or workout. Please help? 2. There I an unusual feeling of pain in my chest near my heart or sometimes in arms?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Swing 20 times morning and evenings. This will relieve your problem. Also take calcium tablets shelcal 500mg for a limited period 2 months consult after 10 days. Do some breathing exercise-regularly.
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Sir I have a big problems of arthritis and my all body's pain and soiling and fever, I have a problem from 5 years old. Sir give me a solutions for flight against.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I have a big problems of arthritis and my all body's pain and soiling and fever, I have a problem from 5 years ol...
1. It could be due to rheumatoid arthritis. 2. Do investigations like esr, cbc, rheumatoid factor, c reactive protein, ana (anti nuclear antibody) 3. Consult rheumatologist with report for advice and treatment.
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Symptoms and Treatment for Dislocated Kneecap

AO TRAUMA, DNB (Orthopedics), MS Ortho, MBBS
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Symptoms and Treatment for Dislocated Kneecap

Whether you are an athlete or a ballet dancer, you will appreciate the importance of having a stable kneecap. Medically known as the patella, the kneecap is a triangular bone that connects the upper thigh to the lower half of the leg. It sits in a groove in the bottom of the femur (thigh bone). When the leg is bent, it stays within the groove. When the leg is extended, it provides support to the quadriceps muscles.

That being the case, a dislocation of the kneecap is a very common injury. Subluxation is a state where there is partial movement of the kneecap out of its position, thereby making the patient’s kneecap unstable. When it completely moves out of its place, it is known as dislocation. Whether you fall on your knees during a sport or have a fall from a bike or get injured during dance or aerobics, it is common to have a dislocated kneecap. Some people are prone to repeated dislocations.

Symptoms:

The initial injury is very painful and there might also be damage to the surrounding structures. Other symptoms include:

  1. Buckling of the knee, where your legs cannot support your body weight

  2. Sliding of the kneecap to a side

  3. Catching of the knee in the groove when trying to move it

  4. Pain in the front of the kneecap with any activity

  5. Painful while sitting

  6. Swelling and/or stiffness of the knee joint

  7. Crackling/creaking sound when trying to move the knee joint

  8. Inability to straighten the leg

Treatment: 

 

Though these sound scary, the good news is that in 90% of the cases, the knee returns to its position spontaneously. However, putting it back into its place is a simple and safe procedure and can be done by almost any seasoned medical practitioner. The first step is to confirm that the kneecap is indeed dislocated. This can be done by a combination of physical exercise and x-ray. If required, MRI can be used, but it is not required in most cases. Initial treatment would include the following steps in sequence:

  1. Immobilizing the knee with splint by keeping the leg in a straightened position.

  2. Calling for medical assistance immediately. They can replace the knee back in its position carefully (reduction). An injured kneecap can cause what is known as foot drop by putting pressure on the peroneal nerve. The toes drag on the ground, making it difficult for you to walk.

  3. Use ice in the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes, and repeat after three to four hours throughout the day to reduce pain and swelling.

  4. Surgical correction may not be required, if there is a damage to the ligament.

  5. Flat femur and/or tissue laxity can cause repeated dislocations, where physiotherapy and strengthening exercises are useful.

In cases of recurrent dislocation of patella, the patient is suppose to undergo a MRI. If the MRI shows that there is complete tear of medial patellofemoral ligament then a surgical correction is advisable because every single episode of dislocation of patella leads to injury to the cartilage which can further damage the joint. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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I am suffering from knee pain since last 2 year. I have arthritis and I am looking for treatment to get relief from it. Sometimes I can't even walk due to extreme pain. Is knee transplant the only option.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from knee pain since last 2 year. I have arthritis and I am looking for treatment to get relief from i...
no you can try physiotherapy treatment and quadriceps exercises. if it work then ok otherwise you can think about transplant.
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After being recovered from malaria it has been almost 2 month but I have pain on my leg knees. When I sit down I cant even stand up straightly I take some time to stand straight. What should I do? Before malaria I worked out in gym. My age is 26 and weight is 85kg. Help me out.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
After being recovered from malaria it has been almost 2 month but I have pain on my leg knees. When I sit down I cant...
Yes. Don't use diclo para tabs on regular basis which may cause liver damage take ayurvedic medicines for this as follows. Cap immugain cap omegarich cap detox cap orthirich cap green rich chocomix protein powder
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I have knee pain. Can't climb on stairs. There may be kat-kat sound when bend knee. swollen also on one knee.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have knee pain. Can't climb on stairs. There may be kat-kat sound when bend knee. swollen also on one knee.
Do give hot and cold water fomentation for Thrice a day for 5 days regularly Do Take IFT and laser Therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist Best wishes.
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