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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 am diabetic Patient, I have regularly severe pain in my underneath both leg, suggest an permanent solution R V. Bharadwaj.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am diabetic Patient, I have regularly severe pain in my underneath both leg, suggest an permanent solution R V. Bha...
: 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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Hi, I am 26year old male. I have a backpain for more than 1 years. Should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
Hello 1) start physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for spine 2) do not lift heavy objects 3) use lumber support belt while walking and traveling do reply for private consultation and detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore.
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I got an accident before 1 year. My ligaments of my foot was damaged, now ligaments fully recovered, still I have pain in my foot. Kindly suggest some ointment for the pain.

MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I got an accident before 1 year. My ligaments of my foot was damaged, now ligaments fully recovered, still I have pai...
You may use any of the gel available, but no message. Gentle application and gradually increase your walking distance,
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Is there any remedy for cervical radiculopathy? Pain is unbearable in my shoulder.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Physiotherapy & Antioxidants like Caldikind plus (from Mankind) 1 tab /day helps. Kindly make sure that you are not allergic to any of its ingradients.You may have to take paracetamol 500mg BD/TDS as well.
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I am pure vegetarian. I want to reduce my weight. I tried gym , I walk daily one hour. I avoid outside and oily food. Still not able to reduce my weight. Due to which my knees start painting. Even my bp cannot come below 90 and 140. Pls suggest something to reduce weight. Thanks.

American Board of Plastic Surgery, , American Board Of General Surgery, MS - Dermatology, M.B.B.S
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
I am pure vegetarian. I want to reduce my weight. I tried gym , I walk daily one hour. I avoid outside and oily food....
Thank you for your question. Liposuction can help you with targeted weight loss in specific areas. All The Best !
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I'm 50 years old and I have knees joint pain, please help me to get rid of this pain.?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I'm 50 years old and I have knees joint pain, please help me to get rid of this pain.?
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 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. For emergency treatment contacts your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it doe s not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference?
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I am 28 year old I have back pain from last 8 month my job sitting job and I don't have time to workout pls help me what should I do ?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 28 year old I have back pain from last 8 month my job sitting job and I don't have time to workout pls help me w...
Homeopathy is one of the most important and effective therapy for back pain. Homeopathy produces excellent results in backache treatment without producing any side effect and is extensively used in all over the world. Homeopathy is a nature system of healing and that is why it can heal whole symptoms of illnesses and it also cure the illness from its root. Tips for backache: heavy objects should be pushed rather than pulled. The weight of the objects should be taken in your bent legs and arms and not in your back. During an acute attack sleep with a pillow under the knees. Choose shoes that offer good support in the arch and have low, but not flat, heels. Prop up one foot on a box or low stool when you're standing for a long time. Use a chair that provides support for your back, or tuck a little pillow behind your lower back. Tips to improve balance/alignment/motion: lift your leg so your thigh is parallel to the ground while touching a wall. Hold it for five breaths. For alignment, move side to side while sitting on a balance ball. For motion, try moving forward and backward on the ball.
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I have a pain in my right side hand so how can I removie this pain please help me.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I have a pain in my right side hand so how can I removie this pain please help me.
Hand exercise dear, you can do it, 1 Make a Fist Hand and finger exercises can help strengthen your hands and fingers, increase your range of motion, and give you pain relief. Stretch only until you feel tightness. You shouldn't feel pain. Start with this simple stretch: •Make a gentle fist, wrapping your thumb across your fingers. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Release and spread your fingers wide. •Repeat with both hands at least four times. Finger Stretch Try this stretch to help with pain relief and to improve the range of motion in your hands: •Place your hand palm-down on a table or other flat surface. •Gently straighten your fingers as flat as you can against the surface without forcing your joints. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and then release. •Repeat at least four times with each hand. Claw Stretch This stretch helps improve the range of motion in your fingers. •Hold your hand out in front of you, palm facing you. •Bend your fingertips down to touch the base of each finger joint. Your hand should look a little like a claw. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and release. Repeat at least four times on each hand. Grip Strengthener This exercise can make it easier to open door knobs and hold things without dropping them. •Hold a soft ball in your palm and squeeze it as hard as you can. •Hold for a few seconds and release. •Repeat 10 to 15 times on each hand. Do this exercise two to three times a week, but rest your hands for 48 hours in between sessions. Don't do this exercise if your thumb joint is damaged. I hope apka hand acha or majbut ho jayga
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Iam 28 years female wth right knee partial acl tear. Now I met with an accident and got fractured of lateral condyle comminuted fx and underwent Orif surgery. Will I be able to walk again without any support. I mean after 8 months at least. Please be frank and reply.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
Iam 28 years female wth right knee partial acl tear. Now I met with an accident and got fractured of lateral condyle ...
it takes atleast a minimum of 6-8 weeks after surgery to mobilise your knee joint and depending on the healing to start weight bearing. by around 3 months if the fracture healing is satisfactory you will be fully weight bearing. hope this answers ur question
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I am having a wrist pain in my left hand since two months. Whenever I bend my wrist in upward direction it pains. I can't pick things up as well with my left hand. Whenever I do I experience a pain. However the other movements of wrist are OT painful at all. What should be the remedy of this problem?

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Guwahati
I am having a wrist pain in my left hand since two months. Whenever I bend my wrist in upward direction it pains. I c...
It might be due to strain of some muscle or tendon on the wrist. Visit an orthopedic doctor or physiotherapist and get it examined properly.
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I have scars on my leg (below knees) & hands I did laser treatment still not satisfied scars are visible. What should I do now?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have scars on my leg (below knees) & hands I did laser treatment still not satisfied scars are visible. What should...
1. Apply a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar directly on the scar. 2. Gently massage the area so that the apple cider vinegar can be absorbed fully by the scar. 3. Allow the apple cider vinegar to dry up on its own. 4. Once you are sure that it is dry, repeat the process. 5. This can be done several times. Results can be seen after about a month of doing this process every day.
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I am 23 years old. I had cesarean delivery 5 years ago. I'm suffering from severe back ache. What do I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 23 years old. I had cesarean delivery 5 years ago. I'm suffering from severe back ache. What do I do?
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 1 wk, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 25 year old and I have back pain last 3 month I had try pain relief spray and ointment but nothing effective on pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 25 year old and I have back pain last 3 month I had try pain relief spray and ointment but nothing effective on ...
. 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 observe severe back and neck pain from lower part of skull to lower back with waist in every 5-10mins and unbearable. I don' t know what to do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi Thanks for your query. You are very young to have such kind of pains. Please get inflammatory profile markers done, get calcium and vitamin D levels done and then come back to me. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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I an 43 years old. I am suffering from back pain ocasionally(once in a week) but not regularly. Please clarify it ?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You will have to elaborate your problem as to a detailed discussion of your back pain which means duration of pain and mode of onset. I would also like to ask you if it is associated with any leg pain or any other neurological symptoms like numbness, paraesthesias (electrical shock like abnormal sensations) or any weakness in limbs. Please also tell me about any associated symptoms like fever, weight loss etc. What medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 37years old my knee is paining I am female I took medicine for the pain some times it may cool but suddenly I will get. Very seriously pain I can't walk.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 37years old my knee is paining I am female I took medicine for the pain some times it may cool but suddenly I wi...
Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- 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. 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. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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I am 21 years old and a body builder. I have a knee pain whenever I started working with my legs. After each workout I have walking problems. Is there any remedies or medicines to prevent it? Or any cure to this pain?

BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Sangrur
I am 21 years old and a body builder. I have a knee pain whenever I started working with my legs. After each workout ...
Hello lybrate user you can start with knee joint relaxation exercise s follow by knee strengthening exs. Knee jt plays an important role in weight bearing and daily activities of body. You are doing only strengthening knee exs. Need a break and slow exs session to prevent injury. Hot formentation also helpful to reduce pain and spasm.
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I have pain in my knee from since two years some doctor says uric acid may be increase.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have pain in my knee from since two years some doctor says uric acid may be increase.
first checkup tests kft to confirm level of your uric acid. High uric acid level can be caused when human body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys do not eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications , Drinking too much alcohol, Genetics disorder , hypothyroidism , Immune-suppressing drugs, Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity, psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.
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I am male 22. When ever I get into some argument aur a fight or on a stage having audience. My body just dose listen to me and starts shaking although I m not afraid it feels like my body is afraid. My legs give up and my hands starts shaking wot can I do to overcome this.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am male 22. When ever I get into some argument aur a fight or on a stage having audience. My body just dose listen ...
It is due to inert fear or anticipating things earlier with fear of losing to avoid this kind of situation, cultivate habit of positiveness.
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Hiii sir, sir I am having one bad habit of hand pump of my pennis from nearly a 6-7 years now I am habituated to that and I can not able to stop or control that but now I am getting some symptoms of back pain and quickly forgetting some important things can I have solution for that how can I stop that and also I am feared of any infertility so pls clarify my doubt and give me some solution.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
Hiii sir, sir I am having one bad habit of hand pump of my pennis from nearly a 6-7 years now I am habituated to that...
Dear, low back pain are often referred for physical therapy for four weeks as an initial conservative (nonsurgical) treatment option before considering other more aggressive treatments, including back surgery. The goals of physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and teach the patient a maintenance program to prevent future back problems. Common forms of physical therapy include: 1.Passive physical therapy (modalities), which includes things done to the patient, such as heat application, ice packs and electrical stimulation. For example, a heating pad may be applied to warm up the muscles prior to doing exercising and stretching, and an ice pack may be used afterward to sooth the muscles and soft tissues. OSee Physical Therapy: Passive PT (Modalities) for Back Pain 2.Active physical therapy, which focuses on specific exercises and stretching. For most low back pain treatments, active exercise is the focus of the physical therapy program. This article focuses on active physical therapy and exercise as a means to help recover from back problems and prevent or minimize future flare-ups of low back pain Low back pain has lasted between two and six weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences of low back pain, physical therapy is often recommended. Some spine specialists consider physical therapy sooner, particularly if the pain is severe. •Read more: Exercise and Back Pain In general, the goals of physical therapy are to decrease pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences. 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 Acutely, 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 of modalities include: •Heat/ice packs •TENS units •Iontophoresis •Ultrasound.
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