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Dr. Altaf Bhagvan

Orthopedist, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Altaf Bhagvan Orthopedist, Mumbai
400 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Altaf Bhagvan is a trusted Orthopedist in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Altaf Bhagvan at Body Design Polyclinic And Physiotherapy Center in Andheri West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Altaf Bhagvan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hlo. In my back neck it will gets bulgy day by day. I don't know whats is this actually. And I want to what kind disease and how cure this.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Patient needs to be examined in detail & be investigated. Anyway you may try- sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back 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 contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5 days then inform me.
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I have back ache from past three months and I am suffering from it a lot. Please help me out.

Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
I have back ache from past three months and I am suffering from it a lot. Please help me out.
Lybrate-user I think you have posture problem. Just maintain your posture and avoid weight carrying on shoulder and ice compression on paraspinal muscle. Consult with me after5days.
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I met with an accident one month back .I got cramp or something on the part just above the nape. Now the head is not free as before. I felt mild pain in the head too. What should I do to overcome this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Pune
I met with an accident one month back .I got cramp or something on the part just above the nape. Now the head is not ...
Do regular exercise, daily massage your affected body part with oil, take proper diet, milk,cows ghee in regularly, fresh fruits, dry fruits, green vegetables, protein rich food, proper sleep, avoid late night work, overexertion,excessive tea, coffee,cold drinks, chilled water, foods kept in friedge, fast food, bakery food.
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Hi I am 23, I have the aching on the foot of both the legs, I tried washing them but after some time it again starts.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi I am 23, I have the aching on the foot of both the legs, I tried washing them but after some time it again starts.
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. It requires study of your case and symptoms in detail. To start with, take homoeopathic medicine bryonia 200 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 4 days.
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Im feeling pain in my backside of my knee when walking since two days. I don't know what to do. What can be the cause and how can I cure this?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Im feeling pain in my backside of my knee when walking since two days. I don't know what to do. What can be the cause...
It might be of muscle strain or of pathological reasons do Take UST and IFT for pain relief for 10 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist Best wishes.
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I feel itching in my whole leg (specially at the thighs and back side of knee). This makes me very uncomfortable.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I feel itching in my whole leg (specially at the thighs and back side of knee). This makes me very uncomfortable.
You should take sulf. 30 three drops in water empty stomach daily once for three days. Apoky cold pack at night on the itchy are.
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I had my shoulder injury since 5 years. I consulted ortho, he took my x Ray and MRI and said there is no problem. But till now when I am doing my gym it is paining at right shoulder edge. Please help me.

Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I had my shoulder injury since 5 years. I consulted ortho, he took my x Ray and MRI and said there is no problem. But...
Hi. If the x ray and mri shows normal then it might some weakness in the shoulder girdle muscles. Due to pain you can not do all the movements from the right hand and shoulder so that may be the reason for shoulder girdle weakness. Initially you need to do particular shoulder exercises then only you can go for gym.
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I have so much back pain in my right leg please tell me what to do to prevent my death?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I have so much back pain in my right leg please tell me what to do to prevent my death?
this might be lumbar spondylosis / sciatica pain get done MRI L-S spine.& consult privately. 1) Do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min., afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) Start natural calcium supplement. 3) Do regular stretching exercise 4) In yoga DO BHUJANGASAN, HALASAN & SURYANAMASKAR. LIFE-STYLE CORRECTION 1) Correct your sitting posture. 2) Take small pillow or back rest for lower back. 3) Foot should rest to floor easily. 4) Take small break after 1 hr & walk few steps. 5) Do neck & upper back extension, give feedback after 4 days.
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I have back pain problem for last two days can you please sugest me which medicine I take.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I have back pain problem for last two days can you please sugest me which medicine I take.
Certain causes of lower back pain have a tendency to occur more often in younger individuals versus older adults: Younger adults (30 to 60 year olds) are more likely to experience back pain from the disc space itself (e.g. lumbar disc herniation ordegenerative disc disease) or from a back muscle strain or other soft tissue strain.Older adults (over 60) are more likely to suffer from pain related to joint degeneration (such as osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis) or from a compression fracture. Homoeopathy has permanent solution for such complaints
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Sir I am 24 years old I have back pain and shoulder pain and I can't work for 8 hours I need personalized doctors now what I want to do.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir I am 24 years old I have back pain and shoulder pain and I can't work for 8 hours I need personalized doctors now...
posture correction must. avoid computer work. do strength exercise of neck and shoulder. if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment for few days
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My mother who is 55 years old is having a pain in her leg in the night. The pain is so much that she started crying out of the pain. Please suggest what is possible reason and how it can be cure?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mother who is 55 years old is having a pain in her leg in the night. The pain is so much that she started crying o...
A checkup of suger level and do strength exercise in daily routine like quadriceps exercise but gradually process and heat fermentation.
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I have neck pain in backside since 3 days and it continues. Previous year in the winter I felt the same. I don't know why it occurs. I want to know the reason for this and also I have pain in right shoulder whenever I walk for long time it starts to feel pain in the right shoulder. Kindly explain me the reasons. Thank you!

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
I have neck pain in backside since 3 days and it continues. Previous year in the winter I felt the same. I don't know...
Hi it may be cervical spondylosis or shoulder syndrome which requires orthopaedic evaluation. Do hot fomentation, apply Omnigel, and take combiflam twice daily after meals for 3 to 5 days. It will settle. Neck exercises should be done under a physiotherapist best wishes.
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My right knee is pain-and in its lower part from 6-7 months.& The toes have a slight burning feeling.

pg general medicene
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
My right knee is pain-and in its lower part from 6-7 months.& The toes have a slight burning feeling.
Dear kapoor first exclude diabetes. Take following along with pranayama meditation and physiotherapy. Maha yogaraj guggulu 2tabs morning and evening with hot water vatha gajankusham 2 tabs morning and evening with hot water maha narayana tailam external application
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I have this problem for the past few years. There are thoughts that I feel has happened and ask the people involved they don't remember, this has happens many a times. There are even some words in English I think this is the meaning I have studies from my childhood, but see in dictionary no its not. My memory is also going down. I have stopped studies so my capacity of studying and remembering think have become quiet hard. Yes I can remember for some time that too just for the exam and that's the time brain also works a bit in studying else I can't even go beyond a page when it comes to studies any solution to all of this please. I need to start my studies back please help.

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General Physician,
I have this problem for the past few years.
There are thoughts that I feel has happened and ask the people involved t...
Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts (" leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a" morning person" or" evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam. 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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Facial Paralysis - How Can Physiotherapy Help You Get Better?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Facial Paralysis - How Can Physiotherapy Help You Get Better?

Facial paralysis can happen due to many factors. Sometimes inflammation develops around the facial nerve as it passes through the skull from the brain. This presses on the nerve and makes it stop functioning. As the nerve stops functioning, so does the muscle it controls.

This is what happens in Bell’s palsy, the most common cause of facial paralysis.

Bell’s palsy can happen to anyone and its cause is, hold your breath, a viral infection. Herpes zoster, Varicella zoster and HIV viruses can cause Bell’s palsy.

Bell's palsy is a common cause of a facial paralysis but there are many others too that affect or damage facial nerve. These include head injury, sarcoidosis, lyme disease, growths in the ear, tumours in the parotid gland, brain tumors and stroke.

The weakness of the face usually one-sided is a symptom of Bell’s palsy. The face may droop to one side, chewing food is also tough, drooling, dry eyes and difficulty wrinkling forehead and speech are other symptoms of Bell’s palsy, the most common reason for facial paralysis.

Treatment:

The type of therapy you receive for facial paralysis will depend on its cause. It will also develop on how long you’ve suffered from facial paralysis and the extent of damage to the facial nerve.

Your physiotherapist can help and so can speech and language therapists to deal with the issue.

In physiotherapy, a treatment called 'facial retraining' with facial exercises helps with facial palsy. It is important that you seek help from a therapist who specialises in facial rehabilitation only.

This is what you can expect from facial rehabilitation therapy-

  1. Exercises for eye care

  2. Exercises for dry mouth management

  3. Exercises to make drinking and eating easier

  4. Speech therapy

Your physiotherapist will educate you on how the facial nerve works and how it recovers. This is important to make you recover. A home therapy programme plays an important role too. It includes massages to keep face muscles mobile and healthy, stretches to lengthen muscles, exercises to help re-learn balanced facial movements and relaxation of your facial nerve and muscles.

The physiotherapist will work on your facial movement to make muscles fit. The basic idea is to slowly rewire the brain-to-nerve-to-muscle pathway. The physiotherapist’s first step is to retrain you to do correct movements voluntarily, while mentally focusing on the movement.

Physiotherapy may take months but keep at it to recover completely, especially the home exercises.

Injections of botulinum toxin or Botox also help especially if you suffer from spasms in facial muscles. Surgery is also an option for chronic cases.

Remember that exercises should be done gently as well as daily to reap benefits. Always do these exercises with the help of a therapist only. Doing exercises by yourself can be counter- productive.

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No relief in pain yet, iceing done as well as cadiflam-sp (med.) But index finger is still in pain. :(

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
No relief in pain yet, iceing done as well as cadiflam-sp (med.) But index finger is still in pain. :(
Do contrast bath therapy twice a day Do hand & finger stretches Do ball squeezing activity multiple times
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I have left side paralysis with facial deviation. What will be the best physio therapy exercise. Plz suggest me.

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
YOU CAN GOT PHYSIOTHERAPIST TAKE ELECTRICAL STIMULATION THERAPY AND FOLLOWING EXERCISES SHOULD BE DONE INFRONT OF MIRROR. SEE I WILL SEND YOU DETAIL JUST CONSULT ME PRIVATLY THROGH LYBRATE.
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I am 28 years old .i m suffering from rheumatoid arthritis ,infertility and recently found vitiligo. Any treatment I can get at once for three. Please help me.

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Bangalore
I am 28 years old .i m suffering from rheumatoid arthritis ,infertility and recently found vitiligo. Any treatment I ...
If you are on dmards for your arthritis it will be difficult for you to conceive. Ratheryou should not go for pregnancy. Once your disease is in remission and you go without pills for your rheumatoid arthritis then visit your gynecologist. Unfortunately it is a very difficult situation that you are in. Best of luck.
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All bone joints are paining.Especially toe and finger joints.Blood report revealed negative rheumatoid.What may be the reason ?

MBBS, MS Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics), Dip SICOT (Belgium), FISOC (USA), MNAMS (Ortho), FASM (Singapore)
Orthopedist, Chennai
It could still be a seronegative rhematoid arthritis. You need antiinflammatory drugs and the treatment is usually long term. Consult a good orthopaedician.
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