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Dr. Rahul Sharma

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT

Physiotherapist, Delhi

8 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Rahul Sharma BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT Physiotherapist, Delhi
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Rahul Sharma is a popular Physiotherapist in Janakpuri, Delhi. He has been a practicing Physiotherapist for 8 years. He is a qualified BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT . You can meet Dr. Rahul Sharma personally at Dr. Rawall's Spine Superspeciality Clinic in Janakpuri, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rahul Sharma on Lybrate.com.

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Education
BPTh/BPT - Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and Allied Sciences Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi., - 2009
MPTh/MPT - CPRS, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, - 2012
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Delhi Council of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Indian Association of Physiotherapist

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I have pain in one side of body.In ankle.Just above knees .In lower back .In neck and shoulder.Its like survycle type.M 25 years old. Just advice me.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi You have multiple joint problems with significant pain issues, It is advisable to get yur inflammatory markers , calcium and vitamin D levels done and then get back to me for further opinion. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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I am 29years. My left hand is pain. Me I using pain relief cream. But not relief my pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 29years. My left hand is pain. Me I using pain relief cream. But not relief my pain.
Hot fomentation. Gentle stretching of hand muscles. Ball exercises. Wrist exerciser. Grip exercises.
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I work on my computer for more than five hours and I am having backache and also getting yellow teeth.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I work on my computer for more than five hours and I am having backache and also getting yellow teeth.
Kindly show me 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. Kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days do back (spine)/shoulder/knee exercises 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 have pain in middle of my back. I am working 10 hours sitting job. Please suggest what should I dot to get relief.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Coimbatore
What is your weight and how do you sit what type of chair do you use you require some ergonomic advice and exercise for now apply voveran gell in your back and then give hot water fomentation take rest for further queries consult privately to have a detailed discussion to solve your problem.
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What is the best position to sleep because I am suffering from initial stage of spondylitis.

Physiotherapist,
What is the best position to sleep because I am suffering from initial stage of spondylitis.
U need to start exercise to overcome your condition so dat you can sleep better. Small roll of napkin underneath your neck ll do good.
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I get blood clots during my periods flow. Is heavy Blood loss a problem in periods. Kindly inform me. I'm 19 years and living in a hostel and I get severe pain in my back and stomach is this a serious issue?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I get blood clots during my periods flow. Is heavy Blood loss a problem in periods. Kindly inform me. I'm 19 years an...
If you have severe pain as usual then normal flow. It may be due infection and due to lack of fibres diet. Take healthy diet and iron rich foods in diet avoid spicy things and junk foods. If still problem will remain then consult to doctor.
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Procedures That Can Help Treat Slip Disc & Sciatica!

MBBS, MD, FIMSA, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Procedures That Can Help Treat Slip Disc & Sciatica!

The intervertebral discs are made-up of two concentric layers, the inner gel-like Nucleus Pulposus and the outer fibrous Annulus fibrosus. As a result of advancing age, the nucleus loses fluid, volume and resiliency and the entire disc structure becomes more susceptible to trauma and compression. This condition is called as degeneration of the disc. The disc then is highly vulnerable to tears and as these occur, the inner nucleus pulposus protrudes through the fibrous layer, producing a bulge in the intervertebral disc. This condition is named as herniated disc. This can then cause compression to the spinal cord or the emerging nerve roots and lead to associated problems of Sciatica radiating pain from back to legs in the distribution of the nerve. Other symptoms could be a weakness, tingling or numbness in the areas corresponding to the affected nerve. Sometimes bladder compromise is also present, which is made evident for urine retention and this need to be taken care as an emergency.

Excessive weight, bad postures, undue movements, improper weight lifting and other kinds of traumas may weaken the intervertebral discs. When this occurs the pulpous nucleus will bulge against the annulus, or even be squeezed through it (extruded disc).

The first steps to deal with a herniated or prolapsed lumbar disc are conservative. These include rest, analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication and in some cases physical therapy. At this point, it is convenient to have some plain X-rays done, in search of some indirect evidence of the disc problem, as well as of degenerative changes on the spine.

If in a few days these measures have failed, the diagnosis has to be confirmed by means of examinations that give better detail over the troubled area, as the MRI, CT which will show the disc, the space behind it and in the first case, the nerves. In some instances, the EMG (electromyography) is also of great value, as this will show the functionality of the nerves and muscles.

Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, one of the best alternatives existing today is the Ozone Discolysis as the results obtained are excellent and practically has no complications. This novel treatment avoids the use of surgery in 80% of those who needed it. In most patients left with painkillers as the only treatment, the symptoms eventually disappear, only that this could take weeks to months. Ozone speeds up these developments, see the same result in a few weeks. The problem has to be seen and approached integrally and frequently the combination of therapies has to be used, most frequently physiotherapy. Also, it has to be known that those who had a herniated disc have 10 times more chances of having another herniation than the rest of the population.

If despite the ozone therapy the symptoms persist, Drill Discectomy/ Laser Discectomy are good alternatives before open surgery (Discectomy) which has to be contemplated in those true emergencies, as mentioned above, this is possibly the first choice.

Once the conservative treatment fails:

Early aggressive treatment plan of pain has to be implemented to prevent peripherally induced CNS changes that may intensify or prolong pain making it a complex pain syndrome. Only 5% of total LBP patients would need surgery & 20% of discal rupture or herniation would need surgery. Nonoperative treatment is sufficient in most of the patients, although patient selection is important even then.

Depending upon the diagnosis one can perform & combine properly selected percutaneous fluoroscopic guided procedures with time spacing depending upon pt`s pathology & response to treatment.

Using precision diagnostic & therapeutic blocks in chronic LBP, isolated facet joint pain in 40%, discogenic pain in 25% (95% in L4-5&L5S1), segmental dural or nerve root pain in 14% & sacroiliac joint pain in 15% of the patients. This article describes successful interventions of these common causes of LBP after conservative treatment has failed.

LESI: Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Indicated in – Acute radicular pain due to irritation or inflammation.

  • Symptomatic herniated disc with failed conservative therapy
  • Acute exacerbation of discogenic pain or pain of spinal stenosis
  • Neoplastic infiltration of roots
  • Epidural fibrosis
  • Chronic LBP with acute radicular symptoms
  • Epidural- lumbar injection

ESI Treatment Plan

Compared to interlaminar approach better results are found with a transforaminal approach where drugs (steroid+ LA/saline +/- hyalase) are injected into anterior epidural space & neural foramen area where herniated disc or offending nociceptors are located. Whereas in interlaminar approach most of drug is deposited in posterior epidural space.Drugs are injected total 6-10 ml at lumbar, 3-6 ml at cervical & 20+ ml, if caudal approach is selected. Lumbar ESI is performed close to the level of radiculopathy, often using paramedian approach to target the lateral aspect of the epidural space on involved side. Cervical epidural is performed at C7-T1 level.

SNRB- Selective Nerve Root Block 

Fluoroscopically performed it is a good diagnostic & therapeutic procedure for radiculopathy pain if

  • There is minimal or no radiological finding.
  • Multilevel imaging abnormalities
  • Equivocal neurological examination finding or discrepancy between clinical & radiological signs
  • Postop patient with unexplainable or recurrent pain
  • Combined canal & lateral recess stenosis.
  • To find out the pathological dermatome for more invasive procedures, if needed

Intradiscal Procedures 

Provocative Discography - Coupled with CT

A diagnostic procedure & prognostic indicator for surgical outcome is necessary for the evaluation of patients with suspected discogenic pain, its ability to reproduce pain(even with normal radiological finding), to determine type of disc herniation /tear, finding surgical options & in assessing previously operated spines.

Percutaneous Disc Decompression (PDD)

After diagnosing the level of painful offending disc various percutaneous intradiscal procedures can be employed

Ozone Discolysis: Ozone Discectomy a revolutionary least invasive safe & effective alternative to spine surgery is the treatment of choice for prolapsed disc (PIVD) done under local anaesthesia in a daycare setting. This procedure is ideally suited for cervical & lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. The total cost of the procedure is much less than that of surgical discectomy. All these facts have made this procedure very popular at European countries. It is also gaining popularity in our country due to high success rate, less invasiveness, fewer chances of recurrences, remarkably fewer side effects meaning high safety profile, short hospital stay, no postoperative discomfort or morbidity and low cost.

Dekompressor: A mechanical percutaneous nucleosome cuts & drills out the disc material somewhat like morcirator debulking the disc reducing nerve compression.

Epidural Adhenolysis or Percutaneous Decompressive Neuroplasty for Epidural Fibrosis or Adhesions in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)

A catheter is inserted in epidural space via caudal/ interlaminar/ transforaminal approach. After epidurography testing volumetric irrigation with normal saline/ L.A./ hyalase/ steroids/ hypertonic saline in different combinations is then performed along with mechanical adenolysis with spring loaded or stellated catheters or under direct vision with epiduroscope.

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 having pain in back of my neck from last 4 days. I have taken combiflam as pain killer but no relief. Now pain is increased to back of head. please suggest some solutions.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am having pain in back of my neck from last 4 days. I have taken combiflam as pain killer but no relief. Now pain i...
Back pain or HIP PAIN k liye back isometrics exercise kijiye or hot fragmentations kijiye. For word bandings mat kijiye. Long time ek hi positins m mat rahiye. Breegings exercise bilateral or single leg rotation kijiye phle without weight kijiye fir 1-2kg weight cuff se kijiye rotations kijiye leg single -single than avoide kijiye stair clabbings sweelings ho to ice ki massage kijiye back pain ko ap darr mat smjiye ap low back belt bi use m laa sakte h vo kisi bi tarah k jurck se apko bacha ti h deep breathing exercise kijiye I hope get well soon… thnx.
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Sir. We are going for my mom's knee replacement operation tomorrow. Bt my mom has pain in her teeth while eating may be her teeth is perished. Is it ll be safe for our operation process.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Sir. We are going for my mom's knee replacement operation tomorrow. Bt my mom has pain in her teeth while eating may ...
There should be no focus of infection any where in body before any joint replacement surgery is under taken. It will be better if the surgery is postponed till the teth problem is settled.
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I am now 42 having BP rate 100/150 is suffering from pain in both legs including knees since few months. Taken pain killer tabs like zerodol P whenever felt unbearable. But wanna get completely relieved from that. Kindly suggest. More over I am a chain smoker want to quit smoking. But could not be able to quit smoking. Kindly suggest.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am now 42 having BP rate 100/150 is suffering from pain in both legs including knees since few months. Taken pain k...
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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I am having a pain in my left leg all the time when I am walking and sometimes there is a sound like tik tik ttik when I walk, is there a remedy.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having a pain in my left leg all the time when I am walking and sometimes there is a sound like tik tik ttik whe...
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 suffering from pain in my knee from last 3 months, whenever I walk it goes very painful, have tried lots of medicine for pain but it does not help me. Please suggest me proper solution Thanks.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am suffering from pain in my knee from last 3 months, whenever I walk it goes very painful, have tried lots of medi...
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury or some other medical conditions including arthritis, patellar tendinitis, acl injury, knee bursitis, torn meniscus, gout and infections. Try some home remedies for your pain- - ice is useful for the control of pain and swelling. It can be applied to the knee for 15 to 20 minutes as often as every two to four hours. The swollen knee should be elevated above the level of the heart while icing. -activities that cause pain should be avoided temporarily. -if the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities should be avoided until knee pain and swelling resolve: squatting kneeling twisting and pivoting jogging aerobics, dancing playing sport specific exercises will help you improve range of motion, strength, and endurance. It is especially important to focus on strengthening and stretching your quadriceps since these muscles are the main stabilizers of your kneecap. Core exercises may also be recommended to strengthen the muscles in your abdomen and lower back. Also maintaining a healthy body weight to avoid overstressing your knees are very important. -a full history of your problem should be taken and your movements assessed by a physiotherapist. Please consult a physiotherapist for the same.
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I am 28 years old my left leg is pain last 1 month I used many medicine but for temporary feel fine. And after some time again start pain. Kindly tell me how can I get permanently feel good.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 28 years old my left leg is pain last 1 month I used many medicine but for temporary feel fine. And after some t...
Tk tens therapy and ultrasonic therapy for few days after relief do stretching exercise and strength exercise.
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I have back pain when I sit or standing much time why can you give a solution for that.

BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Sangrur
I have back pain when I sit or standing much time why can you give a solution for that.
I would like to suggest you firstly pain relief either by medicine or physiotherapy treatment. After pain reduce regular back strengthening exercises under qualified physiotherapist advice.
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Hi. I am feeling burning and little pain in my right leg knee point from last two days. What may cause. Pls suggest home remedies and food.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi. I am feeling burning and little pain in my right leg knee point from last two days. What may cause. Pls suggest h...
apply ice pack and put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 second then release repeat 10 time twice a day
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My father has problem in functioning his elbow. He is a diabetic patient. What should he do to get rid of these?

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
My father has problem in functioning his elbow. He is a diabetic patient. What should he do to get rid of these?
Consult after following tests. Cbc, esr, bl. Sugar f& pp, s, uric acid, s, creatinine, ra factor, hba1c, x-ray elbow ap &lat (affected elbow),
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Hello doctor, my both side of shoulder are painful now. How I avoid it by though exercise. please give suggestion.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello doctor, my both side of shoulder are painful now. How I avoid it by though exercise. please give suggestion.
Hot fermentation of neck for 20 minute and avoid computer work and toward bending. Do neck and shoulder stretching exercise if it work then ok other wise physiotherapy treatment must that pain due to neck stiffness.
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