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Dr. Hema

Rheumatologist, Chennai

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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. 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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Hi Doc, I got slipped on a slippery surface while I was jogging, my knee was stretched but I didn't fall down, after one day my knee joint has been paining when I climb stairs or get down stairs, request to kindly help.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Hi Doc, I got slipped on a slippery surface while I was jogging, my knee was stretched but I didn't fall down, after ...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Mag phos 200x + Calc flour 200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online .
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I am 47 years suffering with knees pain from last 1 year ,did not under gone any treatment.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
I am 47 years suffering with knees pain from last 1 year ,did not under gone any treatment.
You may have osteoarthritis you required x rays of knee with blood exam. Zzfor calcium uric acid vit d.
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My knees are popping when I sit or stand I don't like the sound so how can I stop them by making popping sound?

NCCH & MCH
Homeopath, Kolkata
My knees are popping when I sit or stand I don't like the sound so how can I stop them by making popping sound?
Probably you are facing crepitus due to friction in between the bones of the joint due to deficient synovial fluids you need a proper treatment to resolve the same along with few management. Consult back for same.
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My feet are flat and suffering with pain while walking and obese too, I lost 4kgs in past 1 and 1/2 month. Regularly I am doing walking around 5.2km (approx 45min - 1hr time). Can I order for readymade insole for my shoes without consulting a doctor?

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
My feet are flat and suffering with pain while walking and obese too, I lost 4kgs in past 1 and 1/2 month. Regularly ...
Yes you can get ready made or insoles specially designed for you without a doctors consultation. Wear the insoles entire day in shoes. If the pain is severe you can visit a physiotherapist and take ultrasound therapy and few exercises which can help reduce the pain.
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Knee Replacement - Things You Must Know About It!

MS - Orthopaedics, MCH, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS, FJR
Orthopedist, Delhi
Knee Replacement - Things You Must Know About It!

Knee is a hinge joint where the lower leg bone tibia meets the thigh bone femur. During osteoarthritis, cartilage or ligament defects and degenerative arthritis, knee replacement surgery is recommended world-wide to get relief from extreme pain. A surgical procedure in which the affected knee joint is replaced with synthetic material. The most likely candidates for total knee replacement are the patients with severe destruction of the knee joint coupled with progressive pain and impaired function.

Modern technological advances have made computer assisted knee replacement surgery extremely popular around the globe. In this surgery, the surgeon is assisted by a computer to remove the optimum amount and angle of the bone, which otherwise is done by inspecting manually. This is an excellent example of surgery through small incision and it eliminates the chances of human error. A perfect alignment and balance is achieved and hence longevity is also increased to 20 - 30 years. Knee replacement surgery is also specific to gender as the anatomy of male and female patients is different.

In knee replacement surgery, the worn out surfaces of joints of knee are replaced with artificial implant of plastic and metal. The lower end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The upper end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a channelled plastic implant with a metal stem. A plastic ball is also added under the kneecap depending on its condition. These artificial components are commonly referred as prosthesis. The design of these highly flexible implants replicate knee, with the rotating knee replacement implants assist in backward and forward swing of the legs.

Patients whose knee joints have been damaged by either trauma or progressive arthritis should consider total knee replacement surgery. A post-surgical hospital stay after knee joint replacement is usually three to five days. The surgery has a very high success rate and shows dramatic improvement after a month.

This improvement is most notable one month or more after surgery. The pain caused by the damaged joint is reduced significantly when the new gliding surface is constructed during surgery. Initially, the patient will walk with the help of a walking aid until the knee is able to support full body weight. After six weeks, the patient can walk comfortably with minimal assistance. Patients with artificial joints are prescribed to take antibiotics during the course of any elective invasive procedures including dental work. Physiotherapy is an essential part of rehabilitation and it will increase the muscle strength and patient can enjoy most activities, except running and jumping. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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How Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Feel?

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
How Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Feel?

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: THE INFLAMMATORY DISEASE Rheumatoid arthritis usually begins slowly but sometimes comes on suddenly. Symptoms may appear, go away, and return again. While it is a systemic disease of inflammation, the most noticeable symptoms are vaguely or acutely sore joints of the hands and feet. The inflammation also affects the connective tissues throughout the body, which may contribute to a sick all over feeling. Rheumatoid arthritis begins with inflammation in the synovial membrane, a thin tissue that lines the capsule surrounding the joint.Inflammation of the synovial membrane may spread to other parts of the joint.Inflamed tissue may grow into the cartilage surroundings the bone ends, causing it to deteriorate. When the cartilage disintegrates, scar tissue forms between the bone ends. Sometimes the scar tissue solidifies into bones, fusing the joint, making it rigid and difficult to move.

HOW DOES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS FEEL?

Different people have different symptoms, but characteristically pain and stiffness occur in the morning and subside during the day. If you have this disease, getting up in the morning may be the hardest part of the day for you. While a few minutes of stiffness in the morning may be normal, people with inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis are frequently stiff for one or two hours.Usually more than one joint is affected by rheumatoid arthritis. As the joints stiffen, swelling and tenderness become more apparent.Full motion becomes painful and difficult. When rheumatoid arthritis affects the hands, the fingers may become deformed and everyday takes become difficult to perform. The pain may become more severe with strenuous activity.Because rheumatoid arthritis often affects connective tissues throughout the body, there may be fever, poor appetite, weight loss,and anemia. The spleen and lymph glands may become enlarged. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce the possibilities of dangerous and crippling effects. 

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I am 40 years old woman. I have knee joint pain from last 1 month. What shall I do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 40 years old woman. I have knee joint pain from last 1 month. What shall I do?
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Your knee pain could be due to certain reasons but common ones are chondromalacia, pain due to knee instability, inflammation etc. If there is no history of any injury, and no s/s of inflammation or infection like swelling, skin redness or local warmth on touch, then I will like to advise you for conservative management initially in form of: - intensive physical therapy with focus on strengthening of quadriceps and stretching of other group of muscles - gentle anti inflammatory medications like tab etoshine or tab paracetamol can be taken in small doses for 5-7 days - adequate calcium and vitamin d supplementation as per requirement - ice packs at home for 3-4 times in a day and see how it goes for around 2 weeks time. If your condition does not improve, then we will have to get certain investigations done. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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Greeting of the day. Doctor said that my mother having grease problem in her knee. They said that she have to change her knee but I heard that knee changed operation is not successful all time. She haven't test any tests like URIC ACID or THYROID. Every time she have pain in her legs or knee. Please tell me the treatment or medicine for these. Is any grease medicine available in market?

M.P.T. (Neuro), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
Greeting of the day.
Doctor said that my mother having grease problem in her knee. They said that she have to change ...
You can avoid knee replacement with proper physiotherapy,diet and polycentric knee braces. Avoid squatting and cross leg sitting , reduce weight Start hot saline fomentation followed by volini gel and knee exercises. For detailed information about exercises please refer my health tips or consult me on private consultation
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Hi, I am facing mild knee effusion problem. Doctor advised for 1 month rest. Any medicine or treatment available?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hi,
I am facing mild knee effusion problem. Doctor advised for 1 month rest.
Any medicine or treatment available?
Knee Pain:As arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. 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. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Simple Knee Exercises Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee 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. I 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. Knee pain more than 2 weeks: if your knee is paining since 2 weeks, then you have to rethink whether you had any injury in the previous years. I 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. As arthritis is very common if anyone would've neglected any injury in the previous years. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation.
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My wife left knee joint pains and swells if she stand longer in kitchen or at work. I have tried 2-3 ortho. Doctors in the area but found nothing. Heating gives some temp. Relief. Part of the leg below knee towards left does not seem to be active. Some one please Guide me for right treatment.

M.S. -ORTHO, Fellowship In hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Orthopedist, Surat
My wife left knee joint pains and swells if she stand longer in kitchen or at work. I have tried 2-3 ortho. Doctors i...
Please do mri of your knee for better diagnosis. As per your history you may have arthritis. Please do quadriceps and hamstring strengthening exercise for your knee. Please do all stuff for atleast 3 month.
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