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Dr. Afra

Physiotherapist, Mumbai

Dr. Afra Physiotherapist, Mumbai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Afra is one of the best Physiotherapists in Santacruz West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Shraddha Nursing Home in Santacruz West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Afra on Lybrate.com.

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I always feel lazy as my legs aches while I walk a long distance. I can not eat properly what should I do.

DNB ORTHO, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MS ORTHO, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I always feel lazy as my legs aches while I walk a long distance. I can not eat properly what should I do.
Quadriceps exercises & hamstring strengthening exercises avoid squatting and sitting cross leg tab rosiflex trio bd morning and eveningtab meganac th4 bd morning and evening tab calgel ds afternoon tab mocal d3 once a week collamax sachet once a day with a glass of water tab pantocid dsr bbf high protein diet revert back for further consultation
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Hello doctor. I have been having backache since 2 days. What should I do? Which medicine I take?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello doctor. I have been having backache since 2 days. What should I do? Which medicine I take?
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.
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Ways To Manage Back Hurt!

MBBS ,MD
Pain Management Specialist, Hyderabad
Ways To Manage Back Hurt!

Most of us, experience back pain due to incorrect posture or longer duration of sitting.

Sometimes you may experience back pain because of exertion - you spent the entire day doing the same kind of job or maybe you bent in a wrong manner while picking up your child. However, the actual cause of your spinal agony may not be very clear, but it pays to be aware of the possible reasons that can cause backache. It is good to consult a doctor if your back pain is consistent and recurrent.

Here are few of the causes:

1. The position of your pelvis

The pelvis consists of three bones that can shift depending on which muscles become weak or stiff. This brings about a pull in the muscle of the lower back, resulting in severe strain to this area. You should consult a physiotherapist for suggestions regarding the best exercises for strengthening your pelvic area.

2. Weak abdominal muscles

A cause of your back pain can be weak stomach muscles. Abdominal muscles play an important role in balancing out the constant bending that your back muscles perform. When you've weak abdominal muscles, your spine is not able to maintain proper balance, resulting in severe stress on the spinal column.

3. Disc injuries

Located between the bones of your spine, discs perform the function of a shock absorber. Physical injury to these padded cushions can cause them to break open, leading to a condition known as herniated disc. This can then bring about pain in the back area.

Few precautions that can be taken for a hurting back. Despite the causes, there are certain precautions that you can take, which are:

  • Avoid sitting in a bad posture, that is, keep your back straight as much as you can. Pull and stretch your body in continual intervals to keep it relaxed.
  • Consult the right physician instead of doing exercise that can aggravate your pain.
  • Take a break from work and go for short walks, every couple of hours.
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I am suffering with heavy shoulder. Pain from past two days I have used different pain reliefs but no use what are. Remedy.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering with heavy shoulder. Pain from past two days I have used different pain reliefs but no use what are. R...
Heat fermentation twice a day and take muscle relaxant medicine and give rest your shoulder means avoid activity if it work then ok other wise take physiotherapy treatment for 7 days.
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My right leg pains alot, starting from my right bum down to my thighs and sometimes till my ankle. Is it sciatica?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
There is possibility of sciatica do consult neuro physio and have correct rehab management with strenghening exercises best wishes.
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Am having mild pain in my lower arm between elbow and wrist and a mild pain at the shoulder. Pain exists for 20 mins now. Please let me know if I have to worry and take any action.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Am having mild pain in my lower arm between elbow and wrist and a mild pain at the shoulder. Pain exists for 20 mins ...
Hi Apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya vatari syrup and capsule twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.
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I have shin pain during running please help me my physical trial is within next month. I want to get heal in between 3 days please tell.

BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Sangrur
I have shin pain during running please help me my physical trial is within next month. I want to get heal in between ...
Hello Lybrate user Take Physiotherapy treatment regular and exercise under supervision of qualified physiotherapist.
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I am 41 years of age. I have pain in whole body almost. For quite sometime now. It pains in the neck, shoulder, arms, back, waist and also in the arm and leg joints, elbows, knees, ankles etc. Also feel headache at times. Can't sit straight for long as back pain starts and even can't keep knees folded and sit for long as it starts paining. I am also having tremendous weakness as if I will fall done at time. Feel shortness of breath sometimes and chest discomfort as well. I cant walk much faster and long as feel tired and distressed. I have done several diagnosis related to heart and shown cardio but as per doctor I don't have any cardiac problems. I am also going through tough time professionally and financially for last few months now. I am too worried about my health and can not concentrate on anything else due to this. Please help me to get fit and healthy.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Pune
I am 41 years of age. I have pain in whole body almost. For quite sometime now. It pains in the neck, shoulder, arms,...
As you mentioned your age, please provide the details or nature of work you do. If the body pain and shortness of breath is chronic and if you have tried medicines before then you can surely go for the ayurvedic medicines and panchakarma therapy. It will help to restore your health and can relieve your mentioned problems. You can try liq. Maharasnadi kwatha liq. Dashmoolarishta 2-2tsf mixed together with 4 tsf of water and take twice a day after food. For specific treatment and prakriti parikshan meet your nearest ayurvedic consultant.
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I am 18 years old I have backpain for over 5 months I can not spend more time in a same position I think this is bcoz of my weight bcoz my weight is 67kg and height is 5'10.

MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
I am 18 years old I have backpain for over 5 months I can not spend more time in a same position I think this is bcoz...
So either you reduce weight or increase strength in your back to support your weight by doing core muscle exercises.
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My mom is 52 years old ,she problems is backache from 2 years please suggest some medical, and also cervical.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
My mom is 52 years old ,she problems is backache from 2 years please suggest some medical, and also cervical.
Try few things for your back pain: - Apply Ice and Heat Heating pads and cold packs can comfort tender trunks. Most doctors recommend using ice for the first 48 hours after an injury -- particularly if there is swelling — and then switching to heat. You can use whichever you find comforting as long as your skin is protected. - Limit Bed Rest Studies show that people with short-term low-back pain who rest feel more pain and have a harder time with daily tasks than those who stay active. -Keep Exercising Activity is often the best medicine for back pain. Simple exercises like walking can be very helpful. But remember to move in moderation, Stay away from strenuous activities like gardening and avoid whatever motion caused the pain in the first place. -Maintain Good Posture most people have poor posture when going about their daily activities, putting unnecessary strain on their backs. -Strengthen Your Core Most people with chronic back pain would benefit from stronger abdominal muscles. If the abdominals are weak, other areas must pick up the slack. When we strengthen the abdominals, it often reduces the strain on the lower back. - Improve Flexibility Too much tension and tightness can cause back pain. By increasing flexibility you need to put an equal load throughout the body from the feet all the way up to the head. -Sleep the Right Way The amount of rest you get is important, and so is the position you get it in. Sleeping in a bad position or on a mattress without support can cause back pain. Back sleepers should put pillows under their knees. Side sleepers should place pillows between their knees to keep their spine in a neutral position. Stomach sleeping causes the neck and head to twist and can put undue stress on the back. -Use Relaxation Techniques Research shows that practices such as meditation, deep breathing and yoga, which help put the mind at rest, can do wonders for the back. -See a Specialist Developing an individualized exercise plan is essential to managing chronic back pain. Some patients need more core strengthening while others benefit mainly from stretching and improving flexibility. Please consult a Orthopedic Physiotherapist for the right exercise plan. Best wishes.
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I feel pain in my back bone from long time, now from some days I feel pain during any movements of body. Please give me your kind advise. Thank you.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I feel pain in my back bone from long time, now from some days I feel pain during any movements of body. Please give ...
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.
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I have a temporal knee pain in the muscles beneath knee when I bent my knee. Actually I jumped from a wall 20 days ago and that pain still remains. It happens only when I bent my knee around 3-4 minutes. I apply volini as well as knee bandage over it.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Vellore
I have a temporal knee pain in the muscles beneath knee when I bent my knee. Actually I jumped from a wall 20 days ag...
Consult physiotherapist. Apply ice cube fermentation. Give the rest. Avoid long time standing and walking.
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I feel pain in my legs everyday even after having a deep sleep and I am suffering from constipation from last 5 months and I am just 23 year old boy.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I feel pain in my legs everyday even after having a deep sleep and I am suffering from constipation from last 5 month...
Dear lybrate-user go for d3 test. Deficiency of vitamins causes weakness. According to reports can take pills. Eat food that are rich in vitamins and calcium on yime.
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I'm 20 year old male and I have a backache. Please help me in getting rid of that.

M.P.T
Physiotherapist,
I'm 20 year old male and I have a backache. Please help me in getting rid of that.
Strt back extension exes. Take ca rich diet. Hot fomentation at back. Twice 15 min. Avoid forward bending.
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I am 25 years old. My back problem continuing since 2 months. I am using a medicine but does not relief. What can I do?

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am 25 years old. My back problem continuing since 2 months. I am using a medicine but does not relief. What can I do?
dear user, only medicines wont help in reeucing back pain. you need some xtra care for your back. apply heat fermentation with any pain relief ointment twice a day for 15 days. if still you feel pain after this you need to take inferential and ultrasonic therapy for complete care.
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I had a backache and headache issue since last 2 years I sometimes cause serious issue when I got headache and I can see anything clearly but when I got checkup for my eye sight the doctor says everything fine and I know too that everything can see clearly but when the time of headache got blurred.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I had a backache and headache issue since last 2 years I sometimes cause serious issue when I got headache and I can ...
It might be due to sinusitis and at the time of the episode I will suggest you to take a flow of steam over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler
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Lady age is near about 50 years old she is feel vry tired and knee problem. You guide what should I do?

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Amravati
Hello . Most probably your mother is suffering from oa knee. Have you done her knee xrays? if no pls get it done at some good radiologist. As treatment depends on the stage of damage to knee she is having. Thnks.
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I am 60 years ols women suffering with leg pains. Please suggest me to which medicines I have to use to reduce my pains.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 60 years ols women suffering with leg pains. Please suggest me to which medicines I have to use to reduce my pains.
With ageing, knee and leg pain becomes a common thing esp for females. Make sure you get enough calcium in your meal. You can start with knee press, ankle press exercises to avoid such pain. These exercises are to be repeated three times a day, 10 reps each exercise.
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I am having spondelitis what is the advice for me I am taking ayurvedic medicine.but no relief

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, share what kind of pain your going through, so i'd support better. Nasya therapy would add value after basti, so consider for 1 to 1 interaction.
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