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Dr. Ashok Kumar  - Rheumatologist, Delhi

Dr. Ashok Kumar

MBBS, MD - Rheumatology

Rheumatologist, Delhi

40 Years Experience  ·  1000 - 1200 at clinic
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Dr. Ashok Kumar MBBS, MD - Rheumatology Rheumatologist, Delhi
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Dr. Ashok Kumar is the Director & Head, Department of Rheumatology. He has a rich and varied experience of over 25 years in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Ashok Kumar was Profe......more
Dr. Ashok Kumar is the Director & Head, Department of Rheumatology. He has a rich and varied experience of over 25 years in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Ashok Kumar was Professor of Medicine & Head of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology Service at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi before joining Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj in April 2009. His expertise pertains to rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis/ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, SLE, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, vasculitis (e.g. Wegener’s granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa) and soft-tissue rheumatism. Dr. Kumar imparted training to a number of Clinical Fellows in the subject of Rheumatology.
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Dr. Ashok Kumar is a popular Rheumatologist in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. You can visit him/her at Fortis Flight Liutenant Rajan Dhall Hospital - Vasant Kunj in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ashok Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - AIIMS, New Delhi, - 1978
MD - Rheumatology - AIIMS, New Delhi - 1981
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
Medical Council of India (MCI)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Professional Memberships
Medical Council of India (MCI)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Fortis Flight Liutenant Rajan Dhall Hospital - Vasant Kunj

Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, Vasant Kunj. Landmark: Near B 5-6 Vasant Kunj Bus stop, DelhiDelhi Get Directions
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I am 20 years old. I am suffering from knee pain since one year. Whenever there is night fall, knee pains the next day in climbing stairs and prolonged walking. I have taken lots of calcium and d3 tablets still no relief. What to do.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am 20 years old. I am suffering from knee pain since one year. Whenever there is night fall, knee pains the next da...
Hamstring Stretch Lie on your back with your left leg flat on the floor. Loop a towel or rope around your right foot and pull your leg as far as comfortable toward your chest, while keeping a slight bend at the knee. Keep your back pressed to the floor throughout the stretch. Hold for 10 to 30 seconds and then release. Repeat 3 or 4 times with each leg. Do this stretch 5 or 6 times a week. Short-Arc Knee Extensions In the same starting position as the straight-leg raises, put a ball (about the size of a basketball) under your left knee so that your leg is bent. Slowly straighten your leg. Hold, then slowly lower. Repeat with your right leg. Exercises To Avoid A few of the following exercises can be done safely if you have chronic knee problems; they're on this list because they're more likely to be done improperly. The exercises above are safer, while still giving you similar results. •Full-arc knee extensions •Lunges •Deep squats •Hurdler's stretches.
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Sir my right leg knee gives severe pain. I took alopathi and Sidha medicines. No improvements till now. What to do next ?

DNB, MBBS, Fellowship in foot and ankle surgery
Orthopedist, Noida
Get x rays both knees AP and lateral views and serum vitamin D and uric acid levels(blood tests) and revert back with reports.
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Pain in knee from last 1 year. Sometime less sometimes high. After straight banging with road MRI and xray shows noting technician says.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Pain in knee from last 1 year. Sometime less sometimes high. After straight banging with road MRI and xray shows noti...
pain is from last one year so firstly reduce pain by physio then start exercise quadriceps exercise nw that time do put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 second then release repeat 1otimes
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I got hurt while playing football. My right knee hurts a bit if I sit with my legs folded for long. Should I be worried?

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Indore
I got hurt while playing football. My right knee hurts a bit if I sit with my legs folded for long. Should I be worried?
Dear Jitaditya, Namaskar, Yes you should be worried....Why at all you have pain on squatting. Get yourself properly investigated by an expert... Sports Medicine Consultant to rule out any internal derangement of knee..... Take care.
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Osteoarthritis in Old Age - How It Can Be Prevented?

Fellowship in Knee Replacement, D.N.B. (Orthopaedics) , MBBS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Osteoarthritis in Old Age - How It Can Be Prevented?

Are you aware of a disease called osteoarthritis that is more likely to develop in case you are aging? Osteoarthritis is a disease, which affects the joints of your body. It occurs when the cartilages that protect and cushion your bones break down, causing swelling and pain, and may make you immobile. The chances of developing osteoarthritis increase with age as your cartilages start breaking down. Women who are beyond menopause are at a higher risk of getting this disease as they do not produce estrogen, which is essential for bone growth. There are several precautions you should follow for the prevention of osteoarthritis, especially if you are aged. They are as follows:

  1. Manage your occupational risks
    • Certain jobs involve repetitive motions, which cause stress on your joints.
    • If your job or occupation involves a lot of lifting, twisting, kneeling, and walking, you should consult a doctor.
  2. Exercise
    • It is important for you to undertake exercises of low impact, which is very crucial for improving joint health, even if you are aging.
    • You should choose activities that involve strength training along with stretching and aerobic exercise.
    • Regular exercise helps in the slowing down or prevention of osteoarthritis. It helps you in maintaining healthy joints, reducing fatigue and pain, increasing your bone and muscle strength, and relieves stiffness.
  3. Maintaining a healthy body weight
    • Excess weight is a primary risk factor for osteoarthritis, especially if you are aged. It cxauses extra stress on your joints that boosts the deterioration of your joint cartilage.
    • If you are obese and overweight, your chances of developing osteoarthritis are more. Hence, you should lose extra weight for improving the symptoms.
  4. Rest
    • Although exercise is important for keeping your joints and muscles healthy, you should avoid overdoing them.
    • Have a balanced lifestyle, and when your joints become achy or swollen, give them a break.
    • Abstain from using your swollen joint for at least 12 to 24 hours after experiencing them. Letting your injured joint rest helps in reducing your risk of osteoarthritis.
    • Fatigue increases pain in osteoarthritis patients, and hence you must sleep properly.
  5. Control your blood sugar
    • Diabetes is considered to be an important risk factor for osteoarthritis in aged individuals.
    • High glucose levels may boost the formation of molecules that make your cartilage stiff.
    • Diabetes also triggers inflammation, and promotes cartilage loss.
    • It is important for you to keep your diabetes and blood sugar levels under control for preventing osteoarthritis.

In spite of no specific cure for osteoarthritis, there are several ways of preventing and managing its symptoms. It is very important for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet, and also to try and keep away from becoming obese.

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Sir my Mri findings ,right knee-mild medical degeneration in post horn of Med meniscus, grade 1 chondromalacia patella, mild quadriceps tendinitis Left knee-mild medical degeneration in ant and post horn medial meniscus, subtle quadriceps and patellar tendinitis ,grade 1 chondromalacia patella. Finished 7 days of oral medication ,what is my prognosis .the scan was taken 14 days after.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology
Rheumatologist, Delhi
Sir my Mri findings ,right knee-mild medical degeneration in post horn of Med meniscus, grade 1 chondromalacia patell...
Prognosis is good. Do not worry. There is slight meniscus and tendon inflammation. Chondromalacia patellae means undersurface of patella (knee cap) is inflamed. Just take anti inflammatory medicines, do ice fomentation (3 times per day). It will take 4-6 weeks for inflammation to subside.
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Ian 31 years old .I have pain in my knee from a long time. What may be the reason and what should I do in this situation.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Ian 31 years old .I have pain in my knee from a long time. What may be the reason and what should I do in this situat...
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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I am 25 year old, I am civil engineer, I have an ache or pain in my knee. When seated in Indian style. What would be the reason? I never met with any accident.

Orthopedist,
I am 25 year old, I am civil engineer, I have an ache or pain in my knee. When seated in Indian style. What would be ...
Hello. These are signs of early osteoarthritis. The pressure on your knees increase a number of times when you squat in an indian style toilet or sit cross-legged. Try to shift to a western type toilet if you don't want a very painful knee at an early age. Apart from this you need quadriceps strengthening exercises to keep your knees pain free. Good luck.
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Hi, I am 37 years old male. I have pain in my right leg since1994, I got several treatment from specialist doctors, like orthopaedic, physician, nerologic but I have no relief, a doctor suggest me a tab zeptol, when I take this I got releif, now what should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Rule out high blood pressure or any other kidney problem do hot fomentation keep a pillow under the legs at night &/when resting. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do knee exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. You will need other supportive medicines also. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Don? t ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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