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Dr. Joe Thomas  - Rheumatologist, kochi

Dr. Joe Thomas

MD - Internal Medicine, DNB Rheumatology

Rheumatologist, kochi

13 Years Experience  ·  250 - 300 at clinic
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Dr. Joe Thomas MD - Internal Medicine, DNB Rheumatology Rheumatologist, kochi
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Dr. Joe Thomas is a trusted Rheumatologist in Cheranallur, Kochi. He has been a successful Rheumatologist for the last 12 years. He studied and completed MD - Internal Medicine, DNB Rheumatology. You can consult Dr. Joe Thomas at Aster Medcity in Cheranallur, Kochi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Joe Thomas and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Internal Medicine - PSGIMSR - 2005
DNB Rheumatology - Nizam institute of medical sciences - 2010
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English
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(1) Two month completed of my right knee ACL torn. I do not have any pain in my right knee. I have started my routine activities official from last 10 days without knee belt. I am not facing any problem while walking on uneven surface also. Sir,Is it really require for ACL arthroscopic surgery? NOTE: I do not want to play any sports game in future. (2) Without belt I have not found any instability in my right knee. Can I continue to walk without knee belt? (3) what will be simantanance for compulsory require ACL repair/reconstruction to avoid further damage to tibia and femur? (4) What will be the frequency of knee exercise? Is it every day or three days in week? How many years the knee exercise require? (3) At.

MBBS, M. S. Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy and sports medicine, DNB (Orthopaedics)
Orthopedist, Jaipur
(1) Two month completed of my right knee ACL torn. I do not have any pain in my right knee. I have started my routine...
Hi. 1. Please note that it is the complete acl tear with symptoms of instability which require surgery. Partial acl tear can be very well treated without surgery. Also, if you don't want to do sports activities then you might consider not to go for surgery. It's good that you don't have instability on Uneven surfaces. But it is more important that pivoting action on your knee should not cause any symptoms. 2. If you don't have any instability then no need for knee Brace. As it will further weaken your Quadriceps muscles. 3. Maintenance in the form of Quadriceps strengthening, avoid pivoting action and if instability symptoms start later then don't ignore. 4. Quadriceps and hamstring strengthening exercises should be 3 times a day with repetition of 30. More you do better for you. Tc
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Hi, this is haritha. My friend is suffering with severe knee pain, she has fallen down from bike one and half year back, when she has fallen the right leg twisted at knee there is no swelling seen outside. I want to know y there is pain still?

MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology
Rheumatologist, Delhi
Hi, this is haritha. My friend is suffering with severe knee pain, she has fallen down from bike one and half year ba...
She must have injured her knee ligament due to twisting. An MRI of knee would help in making exact diagnosis. See a Rheumatologist or orthopedician personally.
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Sir I had a knee problem in acl injury in kabaddi how we solve these acl injuries please give me some suggestions I can't take treatment because I belongs to a poor family.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Bathinda
Sir I had a knee problem in acl injury in kabaddi how we solve these acl injuries please give me some suggestions I c...
Acl injuries are treated by surgery only So go for arthroscopic surgery If you do not get operated now then after few years your knee will get arthritis and you ll require knee replacement surgery so do not take this problem lightly.
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Hello I'm. 21 years old male, nowadays I'm having some insomniac problems and undergoing lots of stress how would I deal?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Sarswatarishta 4tsp after lunch and dinner 6. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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I am having a knee injury. The doctor said that its because of a ligament injury which he requires an MRI scan to confirm the real cause. He suggested me to wear a knee brace on a regular basis but the problem is that the swelling in the knee is not disappearing after 2 days. Should I be worried?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am having a knee injury. The doctor said that its because of a ligament injury which he requires an MRI scan to con...
Knee Ligament laxity if you have problem in your legs then it might be due to ligament laxity where your legs would become very weak due to the old ligament injury and that should be treated immediately. Wear knee cap so that you will feel firm while walking or climbing stairs. This is a general strain and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try! One time you can do hot water fermentation that would help to reduce the muscle strain. You have to do knee strengthening exercises, ie. Knee rehabilitation exercises which will strengthen your knee. Exercises will give you permanent cure than the surgery. Physiotherapy Management: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 ExerciesSpecific 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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I want to loose my weight at least 5 kg. Its increasing slowly. My all reports are normal (thyroid, sugar, BP, cholesterol) Also I have a problem of varicose veins. Please suggest me a good diet for weight loss and varicose veins.

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Ayurveda,
I want to loose my weight at least 5 kg. Its increasing slowly. My all reports are normal (thyroid, sugar, BP, choles...
You have to Morning walk daily 5_6 km Soorya namskar yoga dieet _ Lauki ki sabji Moong Dal chapati Tab Panchtiktghrit guggulu 2× 2 daily 2 hrs befor meal.
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My father has several back pain and knee pain since 3 month. age is 45. What remedy for this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
My father has several back pain and knee pain since 3 month. age is 45. What remedy for this.
1.Warm mustard oil or sesame oil (1 teaspoon) with 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic and 1 tsp of ajwain (carom) seeds until it roasts to a reddish brown colour. Ensure that it does not get burned. Massage this oil on your affected areas. After that do hot fomentation with salt potli (bag). 2.Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. 3.Increase the consumption of vitamin C in diet. 4.Take fresh Ginger into pieces, place in the cup of water and boil it for 30 minutes in low flame. Cool for 30 minutes after boiling. Consume this solution with Honey. 5.While sleeping, lie straight on your back or with bent knees supported by a pillow. 6.Taking hot and cold compresses on an alternate basis can be quite helpful in relieving pain. 7. Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening....
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8 Effective Ways To Manage Knee Pain!

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist, Jaipur
8 Effective Ways To Manage Knee Pain!

Knee pain is a common phenomenon that plagues most of the people irrespective of their age. It can be the outcome of a torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament. Medical complications, such as infections, gout or arthritis (painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints) can also give way to knee pain. Minor knee pain can be eased by self-care remedies such as physical therapy or by putting on knee braces. However, few complications might demand surgical repair. Pain can be managed by the pain management specialists.

Tips to manage knee pain:

1. Medications such as naproxen, ibuprofen and acetaminophen can be administered to help remedy knee pain.
2. You can seek relief by massaging your knees with ointments constituting of a number of agents such as capsaicin or lidocaine.
3. Keep away from your usual chores to prevent repetitive strains on the knees, thus, allowing the injury to heal as well as to stay safe from further damage.
4. Applying an ice pack in a towel can ease the inflammation and pain. But do not extend its usage for more than 20 minutes because that might harm the skin and nerves.
5. Compression bandages can inhibit fluid accumulation in the damaged tissues aiding knee alignment stability. Ensure that it is tight enough to render support to your knees without actually obstructing blood circulation.
6. To pacify the swelling, try resting your sore leg on a pillow (the idea here is to keep the affected leg elevated to reduce further pain).
7. Shed off your extra pounds as being overweight increases chances of other disorders such as osteoarthritis problem.
8. Go for regular work outs to enhance and maintain the flexibility of your muscles as excessively weak or abnormally tight muscles can contribute to injuries. Be smart while choosing your method of exercise based on the condition you are suffering from. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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7 Lifestyle Changes You Must Do If You Are Suffering From Insomnia!

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ernakulam
7 Lifestyle Changes You Must Do If You Are Suffering From Insomnia!

Sleep is the most essential part of our lives because it is the time when our body gets rejuvenated and recharged. However, due to numerous reasons, quite a few individuals fail to achieve proper sleep or any sleep at all. This condition in which a person is unable to sleep at night can be termed as insomnia.

Causes of insomnia
There can be varied reasons for different people that can cause insomnia.

  • Unhealthy lifestyle i.e. improper sleep cycle, improper food habits, untimely naps, substance abuse etc.
  • Medical conditions like sinus allergies, gastrointestinal problems, endocrine problems, arthritis, asthma, neurological condition like Parkinson’s disease, chronic back pain etc.
  • Psychological conditions like depression and anxiety
  • Certain medications aimed to cure other health problems

In case of the treatable medical reasons, insomnia is gone once the problem is treated. However, for people who have no idea as to why they suffer from insomnia, here are certain tips that can help in fighting it.

Lifestyle changes to cure insomnia
Starting with a significant lifestyle change can be a great way to change one’s sleep cycles and get a good night’s sleep.

  • Maintain a proper and healthy diet, with more fruits and vegetables and less carbs and fat.
  • Try to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday (despite the fact that you may not feel sleepy). This will train the body and regulate the body clock.
  • Avoid afternoon naps or any short naps during the day.
  • Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.
  • Avoid caffeine as it has contains properties that keeps a person up for long hours.
  • Avoid intake of alcohol and nicotine. Although alcohol is associated with fun and partying, it is actually a depressant and causes improper sleep.
  • Avoid any meal right before bed time.

Tips that can help

  • Take a good, warm shower right before sleep.
  • Ask your partner to give you a nice massage before bedtime.
  • Restrict bed activities to sleep and sex only, nothing more.
  • Make a really comfortable and inviting sleep environment.
  • Try and get rid of all your worries before going to bed.
  • Reduce stress using a number of stress reduction therapies like meditation, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation techniques, etc. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Sir . I have lower back pain, knee pain, also stress. During My teen age I had lot of master bate. That will lead these kinds of things. Sir can you suggest when I want to consult sex doctor. Please advise me.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist,
Sir . I have lower back pain, knee pain, also stress. During My teen age I had lot of master bate. That will lead the...
hai sakthivel! to reduce stress and pain do exercise regularly in a peaceful environment. nothing to worry about the past. concentrate on diet. psychological workout for your stress: note what are the situations, reasons, events and who are the persons making your stress build. try to avoid first if not possible separate most important unavoidable above said factors and face it - accept positive or negative results from it. once you face definitely you get a relief irrespective of the result. do try! all the best.
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