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B - Block, Sushant Lok - I, Opposite Huda City Centre Metro Station Gurgaon
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Max Healthcare Hospital is known for housing experienced Orthopedists. Dr. Vikas Gupta, a well-reputed Orthopedist, practices in Gurgaon. Visit this medical health centre for Orthopedists recommended by 41 patients.

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What Can We Expect from Nonoperative Treatment for Shoulder?

Hi, I am Vikas Gupta, Director and the head shoulder and hand division Max Hospital Saket. Today we would be talking about being free of shoulder problems. How do we tackle them when do we required surgery and what type of surgeries we require but before I say, I would like to stress upon one thing nearly 80% off the shoulder problems can be treated non operatively that is by physiotherapy and good medication. Patients can come back to normal without surgery but there are some problems where surgery is required. First of all, I will touch upon repeated shoulder dislocation which usually happens after the injury and rotator cuff injuries where there is a complete care in the rotator cuff. Rotator cuffs are the muscles which are moving on the shoulder joint. When these 2 conditions happened most of the time patients would require surgery and in these cases where do shoulder arthroscopic or arthroscopic surgery is on the shoulder. These are minimally invasive surgeries in which will pass the camera in to the joint through multiple keyholes we put the camera and instrument in to the joint and prepared the torn ligaments and the muscles and bring that shoulder on its normal anatomy, so that person can move his or her shoulder after surgery with good to have rehabilitation. In a shoulder arthroscopy, the advantages are the patient come back to the normal routine very fast as compared to the conventional surgeries. The stay in the hospital is usually same discharge the patient or next day discharge the patient. So where that point if were asked patient can expect to go home in most of the cases. Other condition in which we do surgery the shoulder arthritis with the effect of new prospective designs the shoulder replacement after arthritis has become very predictable. So after arthritis or any severe trauma in old age, shoulder replacement is being done very commonly being done. So in these cases we expect the good result after replacement in the last I will say in severe trauma we can fix the shoulder joint even in very soft bones because there are new plate designs which are there fix the fractures fragments very rigidly so that we can mobilize them early and expect the good results and I would like to conclude that with the effect of knowledge of biomechanics of shoulder joint. Our rehabilitation and physiotherapy after surgery have become so good that we can expect the near normal results after the shoulder surgery.

Thank You.

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Wrist Pain - Know The Most Common Reasons!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Wrist Pain - Know The Most Common Reasons!

We all experience minor medical issues like pain in the fingers, arms or wrists from time to time. Over exerting any part of the body and stress that area and lead to inflammation or tenderness. One of these most commonly used parts of the body are wrists. Any disease or injury involving the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments may also lead to wrist pain.

The wrist is a complicated joint composed of eight small bony structures which are arranged in rows lying between the bones of the forearm and hand. Tough bands of ligament connecting the wrist bones to each other and the bones of hand and forearm may become damaged and cause wrist pain. Here are some of the most prevalent causes of wrist pain.

Injuries-
Sudden impact injuries often take place when a person falls forward on the outstretched hand. This may lead to strains, sprains, and even fractures. A scaphoid fracture involving a bone on the thumb side of the wrist may not be visible on X-rays right after the injury but cause immense pain.

Any activity involving repetitive motion of the wrist can inflame the tissues present in the joints and lead to stress fractures. This applies in particular when you perform any movement for long hours without any break. This disease is known as De Quervain’s disease and is a form of repetitive stress injury which leads to pain at the base of the thumb.

Diseases Affecting The Wrist-
Many diseases and complications may cause a problem in the wrist, and some of them include the following:

  1. Arthritis: An osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis which takes place when the cartilage cushioning the ends of the bones damage over time. This type of arthritis occurs only in individuals who have injuries in the wrist. Another form of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis where the immune system of the body attacks its tissues. If one wrist is affected, the other one gets affected as well.
  2. Kienbock’s disease: This type of disorder generally affects young adults and involves the collapse of one or more small bones in the wrist. It takes place when the blood supply to the bone is hampered.
  3. Ganglion cysts: It is a type of soft tissue cysts which typically affects the part of the cyst opposite to the palm. Smaller ganglion cysts tend to cause more pain than larger ones.
  4. Carpal tunnel syndrome: It develops when there is too much pressure on the median nerve since it passes through the carpal tunnel which is a passageway on the palm side of the wrist.

Wrist pain may affect an individual of any age regardless of whether he leads an active or sedentary lifestyle. But some people are more at risk than others. Wrist injuries are a common occurrence in sports like bowling, golf, gymnastics, and tennis. Repetitive work that involves the working of hand and wrist may also lead to wrist pain. Other conditions such as obesity, pregnancy, and diabetes may lead to wrist pain as well.
Hence, necessary precautions should be taken in such circumstances to prevent this issue.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

4581 people found this helpful

Hand Pain and Its Causes - Know About It!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hand Pain and Its Causes - Know About It!

Hand pain is a common problem, and there is scarcely any individual who has not suffered from it. The advancement of medical science has progressed to such an extent that one cannot name an ailment which cannot be managed or treated. But for that, it is very crucial to determine the causes of the problem, and hand pain is no exception to this problem.

Different forms of arthritis along with its related conditions affecting the bones, muscles, and joints can lead to issues such as numbness, stiffness, pain, and inflammation in the wrist, fingers, and hand. Here are some of the most common disease-related cause that can pave the way for pain in wrists and hands.

  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome: This condition arises when the nerve running from the forearm into the hand called the median nerve becomes compressed in the carpal tunnel in the wrist. This nerve is in charge of supplying sense to the palm and thumb side. When it gets compressed, the affected individual may experience pain and weakness in the hand which radiates towards the upper arm.
  2. Osteoporosis: When the bones start losing mass, they become brittle and prone to breaking even in the slightest trauma. The wrist bones are the most susceptible ones when it comes to fracture arising from osteoporosis. This condition is more commonly seen among aged people who are also suffering from an inflammatory disease like rheumatoid arthritis, lack of physical activity and low-calcium diet.
  3. Scleroderma: It stands as an umbrella term depicting the abnormal growth of connective tissue that supports the skin and internal organs. There are different forms of scleroderma, and all of them lead to the hardening, tightening and thickening of the skin covering the fingers known as sclerodactyly.
  4. Ganglion cysts: These refer to the cysts which are formed next to the tendons or joints in the wrists and hands. The most common location of this problem is at the base of the fingers, joints that are positioned closest to the nail, palm side of the wrist and top of the wrist. It can occur among people of any age, and they tend to come and go without any apparent reason.
  5. Gout: This is one of the most common forms of arthritis which was believed to affect the big toe only in the past years. But in recent years, it is seen to affect hands and other joints in the body as well. If left untreated, it may lead to lumps of uric acid underneath the skin of hands.

Different types of arthritis: There are various forms of arthritis right from psoriatic arthritis to rheumatoid arthritis to juvenile arthritis to reactive arthritis that may cause pain in hand.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Elbow Pain - Know The Causes!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Elbow Pain - Know The Causes!

Elbow pain is a common problem affecting people. The elbow gives your hand the necessary flexibility to perform a lot of important activities such as to pick up or throw things. An elbow pain, if severe can affect a lot of these activities. Thus, if the pain gets uncomfortable and persists for long, you should consult an Orthopedic at the earliest. Different factors can trigger the elbow pain in different people. Thus, to make the treatment effective, it is first important to find out the underlying cause of the pain.

The three major ligaments that hold the elbow bones together are:

  1. Ulnar-Collateral Ligament or the Medial Collateral Ligament.
  2. Lateral Collateral Ligament or the Radial Collateral Ligament.
  3. Annular Ligament.

Any injury, disorder or damage to the elbow bones, ligaments, cartilage or tendons can result in an elbow pain. Some of the common factors and medical conditions that can give rise to an elbow pain include:

  1. Tennis Elbow: Tennis Elbow became famous, all thanks to the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who suffered from this condition. Continued use of the arm in a particular motion can stress the tendons at the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB) muscle (located at the end of the elbow) which may suffer from tears. If left untreated, what started as a small tear will give rise to an inflammation affecting the full arm. The condition can be so painful that a person is unable to lift or hold anything.
  2. Injury to the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL): The UCL is of the three major ligaments that hold the elbow bone in position, thereby controlling the joint movement. Increased and repetitive stress and pressure to the ULC, particularly children and adults who are into baseball (baseball pitchers) can result in ligament tear. Negligence will only worsen the injury with an excruciating elbow pain.
  3. Little League Elbow Syndrome: This syndrome is also found to be common among the young baseball players especially the pitchers. Little League Elbow Syndrome results from overuse of the elbow (while throwing the ball) which can cause inflammation of the Medial Epicondyle (the growth plate located at the end of the elbow). The Little Leaguer’s Elbow can leave the person with chronic elbow pain.
  4. Elbow Arthritis: Another condition that can trigger an elbow pain is the arthritis of the elbow. There may be inflammation in the elbow joint, resulting in pain, swelling, and stiffness. A person also experiences difficulties in moving the elbow, including straightening and bending it. An injury or inflammation of the biceps and the triceps (the muscles that cross the elbow), due to strenuous physical exercise or activities can also cause pain and discomfort in the elbow.
  5. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: The Ulnar Nerve is present on the inner side of the elbow. Compression of this nerve resulting from leaning on the elbow over and over again can cause numbness and pain in the elbow, a condition known as Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

In addition to these, an elbow pain can also be caused by a sprain, fracture, bone dislocation, and tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendon sheath), to name a few.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Common Hand Pain - Know Its Causes and How to Find Relief!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Common Hand Pain - Know Its Causes and How to Find Relief!

The hand is one of the most commonly used parts of our body and is susceptible to damage, wear and tear as well as injury. Pain in the hand can be attributed to numerous causes, including damage and other conditions that can affect the joints, cartilage, nerves and other parts of the hand.

Causes:

De Quervain's tendinitis: This is also known as de Quervain's tendinosis. It causes pain on the thumb side of the wrist. The pain may grow slowly or suddenly. It can also spread to every part of the thumb and up the lower arm. On the off chance that you have de Quervain's tendinitis, you may experience pain while performing the following actions:

  • Clenching The fist
  • Handling on or holding objects
  • Turning the wrist

Treatment for this includes the following:

  • Wearing a prop to rest the thumb and wrist
  • Calming drugs
  • Cortisone infusions

Carpal tunnel disorder: This is common amongst the well-known nerve issues. It can cause pain in the following parts of the hand:

  • Palm and a few fingers
  • Wrist
  • Lower arm

The treatment methods includes the following:

  • Resting the hand and wrist
  • Painkillers
  • Wrist support
  • Steroid infusions
  • Active recuperation
  • Breaks

Fracture: It's a crack or break in a bone that can cause immense pain in the hand. Other than this, the hand may also experience the following:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Loss of proper motion and movement

The kind of treatment depends on the kind of fracture. Braces are usually used for small fractures. Sticks, wires, or plates might be used to treat severe fractures. Likewise, surgery may also be recommended to set the broken bone properly.

Arthritis: This is a disease causing joint inflammation and stiffness of the joints. It causes the joints to lose the ligament that permits them to move easily against each other. This tears the ligament, giving rise to crippling pain and swelling.

In the hand, the regions where this regularly happens are as follows:

  • Base of the thumb
  • Center joint of one or more fingers
  • End joint, which is nearest to the fingertip

The treatment depends on the seriousness of the injury and the following may be used:

  • Painkillers
  • Props for the fingers or wrist
  • Heat
  • Non-intrusive treatment

Trigger finger: Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, this defect causes the fingers or the thumb to bend. It can be difficult, particularly when bowing or fixing the influenced finger or thumb.

Knobs may form on the influenced ligaments. Also, the sheath itself may thicken. In the long run, the ligament may get to be adhered when you attempt to fix a twisted finger or thumb.

Resting now and again while wearing a support may help resolve the issue. Over-the-counter torment pharmaceuticals can facilitate the agony. Corticosteroid infusions can mitigate side effects. Surgery might be recommended for extreme cases.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Shoulder Pain

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
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Hi, I am Vikas Gupta, Director and the head shoulder and hand division Max Hospital Saket. Today we would be talking about being free of shoulder problems. How do we tackle them when do we required surgery and what type of surgeries we require but before I say, I would like to stress upon one thing nearly 80% off the shoulder problems can be treated non operatively that is by physiotherapy and good medication. Patients can come back to normal without surgery but there are some problems where surgery is required. First of all, I will touch upon repeated shoulder dislocation which usually happens after the injury and rotator cuff injuries where there is a complete care in the rotator cuff. Rotator cuffs are the muscles which are moving on the shoulder joint. When these 2 conditions happened most of the time patients would require surgery and in these cases where do shoulder arthroscopic or arthroscopic surgery is on the shoulder. These are minimally invasive surgeries in which will pass the camera in to the joint through multiple keyholes we put the camera and instrument in to the joint and prepared the torn ligaments and the muscles and bring that shoulder on its normal anatomy, so that person can move his or her shoulder after surgery with good to have rehabilitation. In a shoulder arthroscopy, the advantages are the patient come back to the normal routine very fast as compared to the conventional surgeries. The stay in the hospital is usually same discharge the patient or next day discharge the patient. So where that point if were asked patient can expect to go home in most of the cases. Other condition in which we do surgery the shoulder arthritis with the effect of new prospective designs the shoulder replacement after arthritis has become very predictable. So after arthritis or any severe trauma in old age, shoulder replacement is being done very commonly being done. So in these cases we expect the good result after replacement in the last I will say in severe trauma we can fix the shoulder joint even in very soft bones because there are new plate designs which are there fix the fractures fragments very rigidly so that we can mobilize them early and expect the good results and I would like to conclude that with the effect of knowledge of biomechanics of shoulder joint. Our rehabilitation and physiotherapy after surgery have become so good that we can expect the near normal results after the shoulder surgery.

Thank You.

3901 people found this helpful

Shoulder Pain - 6 Effective Remedies To Get Relief!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Shoulder Pain - 6 Effective Remedies To Get Relief!

A nagging achy pain in the shoulder is something that all must have experienced, especially aged people. Some choose to ignore it while for others, the pain may be so debilitating that it interferes with daily routine considerably. Making an appointment with an expert orthopedic doctor should be your priority. Meanwhile, here are some easy to follow tips to manage shoulder pain:

  1. Applying ice- Shoulder pain is normally caused due to inflammation of the tendons, and since ice is the natural reliever of inflammation, you can get some relief with the application of ice. It can slow down blood flow to the affected region and thereby reduces the pain. You should apply ice for about 20 minutes and try to keep your shoulders at an elevated position.
  2. Paying attention to the neck- It is no surprise that the shoulders and neck are closely positioned, and they always have an impact on each other. Sometimes, shoulder pain is caused by neck pain, and both of them can be relieved by practicing gentle neck stretches at home. You should also replace old mattress and pillows and opt for thicker pillows for the desired level of support.
  3. Keeping the elbow by your side- This could aid to your aching shoulders. You may use an armrest or arm sling in case of extreme pain in the shoulders. But it is worthy of mention here that using this equipment for long hours is not at all recommended.
  4. Relieving stress- The most effective means of treating shoulder pain is to get to the root of the problem. Stress may be the cause of your shoulder pain, and therefore, you should allow some rest to the shoulder by refraining from exercise and physically strenuous activities. You should also try to review your daily activities such as sleeping positions, motions, and habits that may have an adverse impact on the shoulders.
  5. Warming up- You may use a heating pad to keep the shoulders warm and do some gentle exercise if it doesn’t cause any discomfort. This will warm up the muscles for a wide range of activities and improve circulation.
  6. Strengthening the rhomboids- The muscle located in between the shoulders is termed as rhomboids. These muscles are essential for normal shoulder movements, and it is important to keep them stronger to hold the shoulders in the right position and support the weight of the arms and perform pushing and pulling effectively.

Experiencing shoulder pain is an issue, but with these effective measures targeted at relief, you may manage it easily and take part in all the activities that you love to. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What Are The Possible Causes Of Shoulder Pain?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
What Are The Possible Causes Of Shoulder Pain?

Anyone can get shoulder pain, and the cause might be simple to serious. You may get shoulder pain because of minor injury, carrying too much weight on the shoulders, poor posture, and any underlying health condition. Sometimes the pain comes and goes on its own without any need of taking medicines, but at times, it becomes difficult to treat them.

Conditions which may lead to shoulder pain may include rotator cuff disorders, instability of shoulders, frozen shoulder, broken arm, broken collarbone, and acromioclavicular joint problems.

The following are a few common causes-

1. Rotator cuff disorder:

A rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles which surround the shoulder joint. Tendons are hard and rubbery cords that link muscles to bones. The rotator cuff holds the joint in the right position so that it can move in a desired and controlled way. There are different types of rotator cuff disorder, and each of them leads to various symptoms. But common aspects of the problem include:

  • Pain which starts worsening during activities involving the arm above shoulder level. This may include brushing the hair.
  • Pain occurring on the front side of the shoulder which tends to worsen during the night
  • Ache that occurs on the front and side of the shoulder

Different types of rotator cuff disorders and their characteristics are as follows:

  • Tendonitis and bursitis- Tendonitis refers to the swelling of tendon while bursitis is inflammation of the bursa. Bursa is the fluid-filled sacs that are typically placed on the joints and in between bones and tendons.
  • Tears- A torn tendon or muscle cause possible weakness and severe pain in the arm and shoulder. Some people also feel a popping sensation when they move the shoulder.

2. Shoulder instability

The shoulder is a type of ball and socket joint and shoulder instability takes place when the ball part of the shoulder fails to fit in correctly in the socket. It can range from catching or slipping feeling to total shoulder dislocation where the ball entirely comes out of the socket.

3. Frozen shoulder

Also referred to as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a painful and persistent stiffness present in the shoulder joint. This makes it very difficult for carrying out the full range of normal shoulder movements. Frozen shoulder takes place when there is swallowing, thickening, and tightening of the flexible tissue which surrounds the shoulder joint. This doesn’t allow enough space for the upper arm bone or humerus in the shoulder joint and makes shoulder movement painful and stiff. A person affected with frozen shoulder may find it difficult to carry out the daily chores such as driving, exercising, and sleeping in a comfortable position. Some people may find it absolutely impossible to move their shoulders at all. The symptoms of frozen shoulder can vary to a great extent, but it starts advancing at a gradual pace.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Elbow Pain - Symptoms & Treatment

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Elbow Pain - Symptoms & Treatment

Elbow pain and discomfort can be an outcome of a myriad of reasons. Thus, the symptoms of an elbow pain may differ depending on the factor or the medical condition causing the pain. In most of the cases, an elbow pain restricts the movement of the arm affecting a person's ability to lift things or to hold onto something.

  1. The elbow pain may also be associated with stiffness, and swelling in the elbow joints (often seen in people with Arthritis of the Elbow).
  2. In some, the elbow pain may be such that a person is unable to open a door, straighten the wrist. They face difficulties in even making a fist, (common in people with a Tennis Elbow).
  3. In the case of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, in addition to the elbow pain, there may be weakened hand grip and muscle wastings. The weakness may also affect the ring finger as well as the little finger. In extreme cases, there may be a claw-like deformity affecting the hand.
  4. In people with the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injury, the associated symptoms may include pain mainly concentrated in the inside of the elbow. Further, there may be irritation of the ulnar nerve resulting in numbness in the little as well as the ring finger. The elbow may also appear to be unstable.
  5. Like the UCL injury, the Little League Elbow may cause pain, swelling, and stiffness on the pinky side of the elbow (inside of the elbow).

Diagnosis
To evaluate and determine the exact cause of the elbow pain, a doctor may carry out the following diagnostic tests.

  1. Blood tests: In the case of arthritis, a blood test may help in a more accurate diagnosis.
  2. A doctor may also perform some imaging tests such as
    • An X-ray of the elbow.
    • A CT Scan and an MRI to see if there are any damages or injury to the ligaments, cartilages or tendons.
  3. A bone scan may come in handy in the case of stress fractures.

Treatment
The treatment for elbow pain primarily depends on the condition that triggers it.

  1. In the case of arthritis of the elbow which causes pain and inflammation, the use of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), analgesics and corticosteroids provide great relief from the associated symptoms.
  2. Many people with elbow stiffness (there is a weakness, with people unable to even bend or straighten the elbow) benefit from physiotherapy which goes a long way to relieve the pain and strengthen the elbow.
  3. PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) injections may be used to treat elbow pain. The blood of the affected person is collected and centrifuged to obtain the platelet-rich plasma. The platelets are then injected into the affected site to speed up the recovery process.
  4. The use of cold compress and painkillers can also help to reduce the pain and the swelling. For better results, follow this with a hot compress.
  5. In extreme cases, a person may need an elbow surgery to treat the diseased condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.
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Common Shoulder Injuries From Improper Lifting!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Common Shoulder Injuries From Improper Lifting!

Shoulder pain while lifting overhead objects might be a result of strenuous activity involving tendons impinging bones of the shoulder. Impingement syndrome is also called swimmer’s syndrome.

What causes it?
It is caused by activities involving tendons and bones of the shoulder, for example strenuous activities, such as swimming, tennis and gym activities involving muscles of the shoulder. Even reaching for overhead objects and painting might aggravate impingement syndrome. If not treated at the right time, the syndrome might become extremely painful as the tendons begin to tear.

Symptoms
General pain in the shoulder is one of the most common symptoms, especially while reaching for overhead objects or using shoulder and arm muscles in general. If it occurs for a prolonged period of time, then it might actually lead to a tendon tearing and leading to a rotator cuff tear. This would overtime lead to decreased ability to use the arm muscles and the bicep muscles might tear as a result of prolonged negligence, despite swimmers syndrome. A doctor would recommend a physical exam and x-ray to rule out possibilities for bone abnormalities and arthritis.

How to prevent and treat it? 
Those who have extreme shoulder pain and have been diagnosed with swimmer’s shoulder are referred to a physiotherapist with whom, regular sessions help restore mobility of the affected areas. The physiotherapist recommends the patient numerous stretching exercises to practise, preferably under a hot shower. In addition to physiotherapy, a doctor will prescribe powerful painkillers which have to be administered orally on a regular basis. 

These oral painkillers have to be taken under the guidance and prescription of a doctor as they will have a host of side effects such as acidity and should be taken post meals. In case of ineffectiveness of orally administered painkillers, cortisone based injections might be given, but it is a double-edged sword as the effectiveness of these injections decrease over time and it might make the muscles and tendons weak. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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Exercising With Osteoporosis: Stay Active The Safe Way!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Exercising With Osteoporosis: Stay Active The Safe Way!

Osteoporosis wreaks havoc in many senior citizens, especially women. This is a disorder that systematically weakens the bone and can fracture the spine and the hip. If not treated early, it poses a serious threat to mobility. While medicine is a prerequisite to treating this condition, exercise goes a long way in helping patients of osteoporosis. Regular exercise can improve balance and strengthen the muscle. This being said a doctor should be consulted for a fitness assessment and bone density test before going ahead with any exercise routine.

What is the right exercise for you?
Exercises are recommended depending on the degree of osteoporosis a person is suffering from. Some exercises may not be suitable for a person while some can greatly help. It is therefore suggested that a doctor or physiotherapist is consulted before starting any exercise. Here is a list of exercise that doctors often suggest:

  1. Strength training: Strength training aims at strengthening the spine and other muscles. It includes the usage of free weights and lifting own body weight. In case the exercise involves the usage of weight machines, utmost care should be taken to ensure that the spine does not get twisted. Resistance training, on the other hand, should be designed in such a way that it fits the tolerance and ability to cope up.
  2. Flexibility exercises: When the joints are allowed to go through the range of motion, it helps in muscle function. Stretching, for instance, should only be done when the muscle is warmed up. Care should be taken that stretching is done gently which is devoid of any bouncing. The spine should not be flexed. Any exercise that demands to bend towards the waist should also be avoided. An experienced physiotherapist should be able to suggest which stretching exercise is suitable for patients with osteoporosis.
  3. Aerobic training: Aerobic training necessarily means that the bone supports the body weight. This exercise helps the bone from mineral loss and is good for body balance strength and flexibility. Some aerobics that can be easily performed by patients with osteoporosis include dancing, stair climbing, cycling and walking. These exercises also help in blood circulation and cardiovascular diseases.
  4. Exercises you must avoid: High-impact body activity exercises such as jogging, jumping and running should be strictly avoided in order to avoid bone fracture and weaken muscle. Unlike exercises with controlled movements, these exercises can twist the spine and cause severe immobility in movement.
  5. Twisting: For patients with osteoporosis, an exercise that involves forward bending resulting the waist to come down should be avoided. Exercise such as this can cause compression fractures leading to restriction in physical movement for a temporary to longer duration. Any sort of bending and twisting, therefore, should be avoided. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.
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