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Dr. Rafi Ahmad

BPTh/BPT, MPT

Physiotherapist, New Delhi

11 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Rafi Ahmad BPTh/BPT, MPT Physiotherapist, New Delhi
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Rafi Ahmad is a renowned Physiotherapist in Okhla, Delhi. He has been a successful Physiotherapist for the last 11 years. He studied and completed BPTh/BPT, MPT . He is currently associated with Pain Relief Physiotherapy Clinic in Okhla, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rafi Ahmad on Lybrate.com.

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BPTh/BPT - Delhi university - 2006
MPT - Delhi university - 2013
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Rohan is a 3 months old baby. When I was holding him in front of cradle, he bent back and his head banged to the cradle, I'm worried will this cause a problem for him in future?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Rohan is a 3 months old baby. When I was holding him in front of cradle, he bent back and his head banged to the crad...
Head holding is not attained by an infant by three months. You should be careful next time while holding the child as the child has no head control and the head tends to fall backwards. I don't think the present occurrence would lead to any future complications but be careful from next time.
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Physical Therapy Benefits For Back Pain!

Diploma In Physiotherapy, PGCR, Diploma in Sports Medicine
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Physical Therapy Benefits For Back Pain!

Most of us suffer from lower back pain at some point in our lives; be it from a sedentary lifestyle, spending hours at the office desk or from strenuous physical exercises. In most cases, a little bit of rest does the trick. However, if the lower back pain persists for 3-6 weeks, physiotherapy is recommended.

How does physiotherapy help?

The main purpose behind physiotherapy is reducing lower back pain and increasing muscle and bone function, so that such instances are avoided in the future. Physiotherapy is the first line of defence against lower back pain. More drastic measures such as surgery are undertaken once physiotherapy fails to do is job.

Physiotherapy is often recommended when the back pain is caused due to lifestyle factors, a minor injury like a fall or other moderate factors. For more severe back injuries, doctors recommend surgery straight away when there is no scope of performing physiotherapy.

Low-intensity back pain can be cured using a combination of heat packs, ultrasound wave therapy and Iontophoresis (using a localized current source to introduce medical ionic compounds to the body).

A physical therapy program for back pain usually has two components:

  1. Passive physical therapy to help reduce the patient's pain to a more manageable level
  2. Active exercises

Passive Physical Therapy - Modalities

The physical therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy (modalities). These therapies are considered passive because they are done to the patient. Examples include:

  1. Heat/ice packs
  2. TENS units
  3. Iontophoresis
  4. Ultrasound

Active Physical Therapy - Back Pain Exercises

In addition to passive therapies, active physical therapy (exercise) is also necessary to rehabilitate the spine. Here are some of the common exercises for back pain:

  1. Back Stretch: Put your hands underneath your head while lying back. Bend your knees but put your feet on the ground. Roll your legs to one side and hold them there for 10 seconds. Repeat three times for each side.
  2. Deep Lunge: For this, you need to kneel on one knee with the other foot pointed towards the front. Lift the back knee up and hold it there for five seconds and then bring it down. Repeat this exercise three times for each side.
  3. One Leg Stand: This is the simplest of exercises. Hold on to a wall for support while standing and face towards it. Then slowly hold one leg and bend it behind you. Hold in the same position for five seconds before bringing it down. Repeat the process three times for each leg in five second gaps.

Which medicine or lotion are useful for excessive water (pain) comes in palm and feet, please suggest.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Which medicine or lotion are useful for excessive water (pain) comes in palm and feet, please suggest.
dear anjani, the best way which tried by most patients is to put feets and palm in warm water for 15mins by putting some salt in it. and applying some pain relief ointment or betnovate cream helps peeling off skin while in water. it causes due to Heat in the body. reduce heat in body by taking food rich in vitamins. curd. orange helps reduce heat
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At the morning at the time of getting up from the bed I found there is a pain from my knee to toe specially all the joints for what it is happening.?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
At the morning at the time of getting up from the bed I found there is a pain from my knee to toe specially all the j...
Kindly show me a photograph of the 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 Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 52 years old male having gerd and burning feet syndrome for the last five years. Kindly advise what is treatment for this.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 52 years old male having gerd and burning feet syndrome for the last five years. Kindly advise what is treatment...
Hi -apply ice, -do stretching of calf muscles, -wear proper footwear -try using a frozen bottle of water and gently rolling it under the arch and heel. Best wishes.
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I am suffering from knee joints pain I am taking x_ray digno osteo arthritis please give me sagation and treatment.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am suffering from knee joints pain I am taking x_ray digno osteo arthritis please give me sagation and treatment.
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 Exercies 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.
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Hi, My bladder (balls) getting bulge with extra growth in it and it pains sometimes. Can I no what's this and what to?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Hi,
My bladder (balls) getting bulge with extra growth in it and it pains sometimes. Can I no what's this and what to?
Do regular exercise and walk in morning. Drink lots of water. Don't eat fried food. Take Green tea in morning
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I have bone pain in my knee. I have taken medicine but have got no relief. What should I do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have bone pain in my knee. I have taken medicine but have got no relief. What should I do.
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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She is having unusual back pain. She is just 22 and working lady.What should she do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
She is having unusual back pain. She is just 22 and working lady.What should she do?
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. Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x 5days. Caldikind plus 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again.. Do not ignore .It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Hello dr. im suffering from back pain with left leg radiating pain. Diagnosed with L5-S1 Disc prolapse. Degerative disc and protruded. tried several medicines, physio but only pain relief for temporary . . can u help in this. . .as dr advised for surgery. . Is it possible for degerated disc get back to original form with exercises and physio????

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chennai
We specialize in complete cure of disc prolapse using DRS technique. Please come to private discussion. [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Alpana Dongre" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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I am 27 year old and past 2 years I am working in night shift and got white hair and back pain how to remedy it?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 27 year old and past 2 years I am working in night shift and got white hair and back pain how to remedy it?
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 aged 16 and from 2 days before, I have started an ache or pain in backside. what i have to do ?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am aged 16 and from 2 days before,  I have started an ache or pain in backside. what i have to do ?
Investigations advised - hb, tlc, dlc, esr, sugar f & pp, uric acid, vit d3 urine r/e x ray of the affected part. Anyway you may try- sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform
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Osteoporosis and Back Pain

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Osteoporosis and Back Pain

OSTEOPOROSIS

From middle age many women are affected by a disorder called osteoporosis. This is essentially a mineral deficiency disorder.During and after menopause, there is a significant and continuing deficiency in calcium replacement which must in many cases be supplemented with calcium tablets on a regular basis. As a consequence of calcium deficiency, there is a weakening of bone structure resulting in a slow but progressive reduction in bone height. This in turn allows the postures of those affected to become extremely rounded, especially in the mid or thoracic part of the spine.In persons affected by this disorder there are risks of fractures occurring without any significant forces being applied to the bones of the vertebrae. Research conducted at the Mayo Clinic in the United States has demonstrated that extension exercises performed regularly  had significantly reduced the number of compression fractures in the group exercising in this manner. A similar group exercising differently and a group not exercising at all had significantly more fractures when examined at least one year later. This study suggests that women from perhaps the age of forty onward should practice this exercise as described on a regular basis.My own recommendation would be that the exercise should be performed fifteen to twenty times, four or five times per week. If you are uncertain regarding this advice, discuss the matter with your doctor before commencing the programme. Should you have difficulties with the exercises for one reason or another, you should consult a manipulative therapist who will show you means of modifying the exercise without necessarily reducing its effectiveness.The muscles strengthened by performing the exercises recommended by the Mayo Clinic study are also the muscles responsible for holding you upright, and it is probable that maintaining good posture at all times will assist in the strengthening process. This may also reduce the likelihood of small fractures occurring.

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My aunty 45 old, having muscles pain, between leg knee and foot. (Knee→foot) ,not problem in knee. I need ans in two point: 1) why & how this problem arise? 2) what is permanent solution of this problem?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My aunty 45 old, having muscles pain, between leg knee and foot. (Knee→foot) ,not problem in knee.
I need ans in two ...
The best treatment for Hamstring muscle pain is to keep ice in the area where you have pain/or where the muscle is paining. You can also do hot water fermentation in the area. You shall keep your legs elevated by using a pillow or 2 pillows. Once the pain is subsided then you shall also go for self stretching of your hamstring muscles. You can do contrast bath to relieve this pain. Contrast bath is nothing but keeping in one tub hot water (bearable heat) and in another tub cold water.
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I am 18 years old, when I'm 8 years I meet with an bus accident my left was injured and plastic surgery was done but now I can't walk without my scandal so kindly tell what I want to do to walk without any scandal.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 18 years old, when I'm 8 years I meet with an bus accident my left was injured and plastic surgery was done but ...
OK try to stand urself for 1 to 5 minutes. do 10 times in a day and do strength exercise in gradually process for spine and legs .
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I'm always having knee pain. Mention an ointment to get a relief from pain. Please advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I'm always having knee pain.
Mention an ointment to get a relief from pain.
Please advice.
Take Mag phos 6x - twice daily Also do hot compresses and massage with mustard oil Do a x-ray of the affected area. Consult me for homeopathic treatment. Recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback.
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I am computer operator works daily 8-10 hrs. Suggest best exercise for neck and back.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Rajsamand
I am computer operator works daily 8-10 hrs. Suggest best exercise for neck and back.
There are many exercises. And ergonomic advises for computer professionals. But it all need complete assessment. So better you consult nearer physiotherapist doctor. And starts exercises n work place changes (ergonomic). It will prevent you from related musculoskeletal problems.
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I have severe back pain since 3days, due to these I could not sleep properly. I have tried to do some meditation but it became worse. Please help me to get out of my back pain!

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have severe back pain since 3days, due to these I could not sleep properly. I have tried to do some meditation but ...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and update.
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I am unable to fold my knee properly because it is paining. What steps can I take to prevent this pain. Can I prevent this pain or I should consult a doctor?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, M.S. Ortho, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Jalna
I am unable to fold my knee properly because it is paining. What steps can I take to prevent this pain. Can I prevent...
If it's just started, then hot foment your knee and apply local ointments. And do exercise as pain permits. If no pain relief, then consult a doctor.
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