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Dr. T.Sivakuma

Orthopedist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. T.Sivakuma Orthopedist, Chennai
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Treating Arthritis Pain using Hot and Cold Therapy

FIASP, MD, MBBS
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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I got little bump near my knee. After a workout. And its painless. I think there is liquid inside. What should I do now.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I got little bump near my knee. After a workout. And its painless. I think there is liquid inside. What should I do now.
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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Cold Therapy

Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Cold Therapy

Always make the use of cold therapy within the first 24-48 hours of the acute stage of an injury, to prevent tissue damage, or after the first 48 hours if inflammation persists.

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My father was suffering with backpain, the pain was while in the morning when wake up and he can't walk steadily due too the pain soo please explain a how too recover from pain without medicine I mean which food too bee taken more. He was 45 years old.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My father was suffering with backpain, the pain was while in the morning when wake up and he can't walk steadily due ...
. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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I am 23 years old boy I have continues neck pain on back side what should I do to relieve that.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Follow advises given below 1.Avoid using computers continuously, take rest for 5 min after working for half an hour 2. In pain free interval do neck exercise ( learn exercise by registered Trainer) 3. you can use thin pillow while sleeping so that normal posture of neck can be maintained 4.Maintain proper posture of body while watching TV/ studying Get cervical X ray AP and lateral done and review with reports Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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I have a shoulder pain since, Friday. I am unable to move my right hand easily. What to do. I have used the gel but it doesn't work.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I have a shoulder pain since, Friday. I am unable to move my right hand easily. What to do. I have used the gel but i...
As you mentioned it can be frozen shoulder. For this I advice you to take physiotherapy treatment for 15 days. Or apply heat fermentation with diclofenac gel and shoulder excercises at home can also be done. But physiotherapy will b faster to reduce pain and to gain strength in muscles.
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Hi Sir, I am 21 years old my problem is my legs are paining so I used another spray and tablet but don't relief so what I do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi Sir, I am 21 years old my problem is my legs are paining so I used another spray and tablet but don't relief so wh...
N- for leg pain, please follow the below advise: keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises- quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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I am 23yr old male am suffering by joint pain since last 2 months, pain appears while I folding and releasing but no problem to walk no pain while walking. Moreover I usually travel on bike so I walk less time I ignored for 2 months but my pain remains same not increasing sir please suggest me to overcome this problem.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 23yr old male am suffering by joint pain since last 2 months, pain appears while I folding and releasing but no ...
Hi you can start physiotherapy treatment to strengthen the muscles around the joint. Meanwhile apply cold pack for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. Do reply for private consultation and detailed treatment plan wishing you a good health.
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Getting pain in leg muscles below knee (mostly) sometimes starting from thigh after either standing for long tym or after exhausted day. What might be the reasons.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Getting pain in leg muscles below knee (mostly) sometimes starting from thigh after either standing for long tym or a...
This treatment is being suggested on bases of the information provided. I would like to examine & investigate you in detail. Any way it may be tried, --. Dolokind Plus (Mankind) [Aceclofenac 100 mg +Paracetamol 350 mg 1 tab. OD & SOS. X 5 days. --. Caldikind plus (Mankind) 1 tab OD x 10 days. (You may need help of your local doctor to get these medicines.)--. Fomentation with warm water. Avoid direct flow of AC or Cooler. --. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. --. Use no pillow under the head. --. Avoid painful acts & activities. -- .Do mild exercises for Knee & Legs. Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. If no relief in 2-3 days, contact me again (through this platform only) Kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. (Contact your family doctor, if needed). For emergency treatment visit nearest hospital. I hope, I have solved your problem to your satisfaction. Kindly rate the answer.Wish you a quick recovery & good health.
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I am 22 years old. I have a severe backache for which I have used ointment since 2 months for the relief of pain but I did not find any use. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 22 years old. I have a severe backache for which I have used ointment since 2 months for the relief of pain but ...
Back pain may be due to strain, sprain, weather change etc. *Avoid bending forward while working on lap top or for any other work. *Don’t sit continuously working on laptop etc. Get up periodically and move around. *Restrict bike driving as far as possible. *Don’t carry laptop or any load on your shoulder. Carrying very light loads equally with both hands is better *Sit straight so that back bone gets proper support. A dining chair is better than a laid back sofa. *You can use mustard oil for massage which is good in winter season for relieving pain. Eucalyptus oil is also good *Soft bed will not give proper support to your back bone. Hard bed with thin mattress and thin pillow is better. *Get yourself tested whether you have spondylitis problem. Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. To start with, take Calc fluor 200--once daily in the morning for 6 days.
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I have a pain in my left foot heel because it was cut before four years and it was joined in government hospital and now there is a pain in that heel, please give me advise that what should I do today?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have a pain in my left foot heel because it was cut before four years and it was joined in government hospital and ...
Kindly show me photograph of your foot. Anyway. You may sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days, then contact me again.
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I am having hyperuricemia. I took Feburic 40 mg tablets, 2 times a day for 15 days. Now my Uric acid serum is 4.8. However the joints of my fingers and toes pain. The pain is more after work, more in cold. Better by rest and warmth. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having hyperuricemia. I took Feburic 40 mg tablets, 2 times a day for 15 days. Now my Uric acid serum is 4.8. Ho...
A good way to diffuse general body pains: 1.take a long hot bath in water in which a few cups of Epsom salts have been added. 2.If you suspect your body and pains are due to stress-get plenty of sleep and try to reduce or eliminate the cause of your stress. 3.Meditation, deep breathing and yoga.
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I am 45 years old, I am suffering from back neckache for last three years, i am diabetic also please help what can i do for relief my pain.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 45 years old, I am suffering from back neckache for last three years, i am diabetic also please help what can i ...
For pain you can take hifenac- p and see. For diabetes you need diabetic control. Which I can give you. Ask me with reports of fbs, 2hr ppbs and hba1c. Describe the location of pain you may have cervical spondylosis which can be confirmed by x ray, ct.
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What should I do to stop my leg pain when I stand for long time my leg start paining.

BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Sangrur
What should I do to stop my leg pain when I stand for long time my leg start paining.
Hello lybrate user I would like to suggest you take physiotherapy treatment regular for ten days to reduce pain and muscle spasm. Once pain relief start daily back and leg strength improving exercises prescribed by physio expert.
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I have pain in legs while I sit and then stand. I have asked someone he suggested to sit on chair.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have pain in legs while I sit and then stand. I have asked someone he suggested to sit on chair.
according your age tk physiotherapy treatment for week then start stretching exercises and quadriceps exercises in gradually process.
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I am 69 years of age, and suffer from osteo-arthritis of the knee and enlarged prostate. Please advise line of treatment. I had a spinal implant 2 years ago, am undergoing treatment for mild hypertension, but all other physical and bio-chemical parameters are normal.

M.S in Orthopedic, Fellowship in arthroplasty & reconstructive surgery , D.N.B in Orthopedic, Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
What is character of pain n your daily activities. Are they suffered? Treatment depends on grading of disease clinically n radiologically.
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I am suffering from chronic urticaria since more than 2 years and it has reached level of auto immune disease. I am also suffering from knee joint pain in both the knees while climbing stairs and as per knee x-ray membrane is damaged. Though I am taking lupivastin and rosehip extract (Co-rosiflex C) but pain has not subsided completely. Since last 3 months I developed pain in upper right arm and shoulder. I took pain killers for few days 2 -3 times but the pain did not subside so my doctor suggested for USG of arm which showed muscle rupture (suprataneous) and fluid collection in upper arm and I am undergoing physiotherapy as advised. The pain increases while sleeping and I have pain in upper arm and shoulder on getting up as well. After some exercise the pain is relieved but it mild pain remains which aggravates by night or occasionally during day while driving or doing some particular activities. For last few weeks I have developed similar kind of pain in my left arm and shoulder. I want to know what could be the case of such pain, is it related to auto immune conditions or is it due to something else. What course of action is recommended for diagnosis and treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from chronic urticaria since more than 2 years and it has reached level of auto immune disease. I am a...
Kindly do a blood test called as Allergy screening test and revert back with reports and also start with Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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My necks are paining after gettuping every day I mean my nerves are contracting.Please do help

BHMS
General Physician,
Hi , I will advise:- digital x ray cervical spine ap/lat start:- tab zerodol th 4 twice a day after food, tab rabekind 20 mg twice a day before food. For more details join me in private chat.
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I have pain in my back on left side below my chest. Even though it goes away after some time. It hurts a lot .I don't have trouble running or while doing physical activity. What is the problem?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have pain in my back on left side below my chest. Even though it goes away after some time. It hurts a lot .I don't...
Back pain may be due to strain, sprain, weather change etc. *Avoid bending forward while working on lap top or for any other work. *Don’t sit continuously working on laptop etc. Get up periodically and move around. *Restrict bike driving as far as possible. *Don’t carry laptop or any load on your shoulder. Carrying very light loads equally with both hands is better *Sit straight so that back bone gets proper support. A dining chair is better than a laid back sofa. *You can use mustard oil for massage which is good in winter season for relieving pain. Eucalyptus oil is also good *Soft bed will not give proper support to your back bone. Hard bed with thin mattress and thin pillow is better. *Get yourself tested whether you have spondylitis problem. Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. To start with, take Rhus tox 200--once daily in the morning and evening for 6 days
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I am 32 years old man and have no sensation in my above forehead for last 23 years. What should I 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. You will actually require an evaluation from a neurophysician and then your management can proceed from there on. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards
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