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Dr. Ankitha Malik

Physiotherapist, Mumbai

Dr. Ankitha Malik Physiotherapist, Mumbai
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Dr. Ankitha Malik is one of the best Physiotherapists in Andheri East, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Jai Sai Polyclinic in Andheri East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ankitha Malik on Lybrate.com.

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Best Yoga Poses To Eliminate Lower Back Pain

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
Ayurveda, Pune
Best Yoga Poses To Eliminate Lower Back Pain
Yoga for lower back pain

Most of us are in professions where we are needed to be seated at one place, in the same position for long hours. Not only are we getting lesser exercise that the previous generations would, we are also not moving about much for work. This is causing many health issues, one of them being pain in the lower back. While this can happen for a few other reasons too, there are few exercises in yoga by doing which one can experience immense relief. A brief of few such yoga poses are:

1. Upward-facing dog pose - to do this, you need to lie flat on the floor, on your tummy. Put your arms flat on the ground, right next to your ribs on either sides of your body and make sure your legs are straight & joined together. Now, press your feet together and your palms on to the ground, and push your body up from the ground, looking upwards. Make sure your torso doesn't leave the ground. Stay like this for about 10 breaths and come back to main position. Repeat.

2. Child's pose: to do this you need to get on all fours first and sit back on your legs till your butt comes right above your heels. They should not be touching. Raise your hands up, and bring them down on the ground in front of you. Along with your hands, bring your body forward too, until your forehead touches the ground. Hold for about ten breaths and release. Repeat.

3. Triangle pose: stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Raise your hands on each side of your body, to shoulder level. Bend one side of your body, keeping legs straight and bending sideways from the waist, to touch the feet on that side. Hold for ten seconds and come back to first position. Repeat on other side too.

4. Upward-forward bend: stand straight, keeping your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend down from your waist and bring your head as close to the ground as possible. Stretch till the time you are comfortable. Hold for about ten seconds and get back to previous position. Repeat.

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Head and limbs pain me so much pain that I do and sometimes the whole body is rigid, so all told me that treatment should be erased.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Head and limbs pain me so much pain that I do and sometimes the whole body is rigid, so all told me that treatment sh...
It could be due to deficiency of vitamiin d3, b12, calcium, hemoglobin 2. Get your blood examined for above 3. Consult physician with report for advice and treatment.
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I feeling pain in my left hand for 2 days in two or three months. The pain is unbearable. Do you know why its paining and what should I do for this?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
I feeling pain in my left hand for 2 days in two or three months. The pain is unbearable. Do you know why its paining...
Give pressure the dipping point on the portion between the thumb and the index finger on the back of the palm. Press and release for 15 times where the pain is more. This will solve the problem. Further do some wrist rotation exercise. Consult after 5 days. For further guidance and treatment.
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I had my c-section in March since then sometimes my body pains a lot and now my whole leg thighs pains a lot seems the nerves is pulled, what medicine shall I have to cure it instantly?

BHMS, VLIR Belgium, Canadian Academy Of Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
I had my c-section in March since then sometimes my body pains a lot and now my whole leg thighs pains a lot seems th...
Hello lybrate-user, you may take lachesis 30, 3 pills each at the intervals of 10 mins three times then stop it.
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I am a 22 years old. I have a severe backache for which you have used an ointment for pain relief but I didn't have me any pain relief. I have used for 2 months.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am a 22 years old. I have a severe backache for which you have used an ointment for pain relief but I didn't have m...
Dear lybrate-user, its not only the pain relief ointment but try with diclofenac ointment with heat fermentation. If it will not work you need inferential and ultrasonic therapy for proper treatment.
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Simple Ways to Reduce Muscle Tightness

Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Simple Ways to Reduce Muscle Tightness
How to reduce muscle tightenss?

Drinking plenty of water, often considered to be between eight to ten glasses per day, provides many benefits, including preventing and relieving tight and cramped muscles related to dehydration. However, tight muscles can have a variety of causes and might require dietary and lifestyle changes to adequately deal with.
Minerals, electrolytes and water are all needed for normal muscle tone and function. Calcium is especially important for contraction, magnesium is needed for relaxation, and water for firmness and electrolyte exchange.
Athletes commonly have tight muscles and also people who are under stress. Tight muscles lose their flexibility and might become painful to the touch. Mineral deficiency, especially magnesium, can lead to muscle tightness, twitching and maybe even restless leg syndrome at night. A lack of electrolytes, such as sodium, interferes with nerve conductance to muscle fibers and results in tightness and spasms. Poor blood circulation hampers the minerals, electrolytes and water getting to muscles, which can cause symptoms.

Most of us drink a lot of beverages but it has either caffeine or alcohol which can both lead to mild dehydration.

Simple ways to reduce muscle tightness

1. Drink plenty of water
2. Reduce caffeine and alcohol.
3. Eat bananas and foods rich in magnesium and use seasalt with food.
4. Do stretching exercises
5. Try massage to relieve pain from tight muscles.

If pain and tightness persists consult a health practitioner for evaluation and treatment.
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My uric acid is 6.2 and I am pregnant now its my first pregnancy and my first month of pregnancy and I have lot of pain on my back. So what to do, what to eat. Please advice

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow In Joint Replacement , Fellow In Arthroscopy
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
My uric acid is 6.2 and I am pregnant now its my first pregnancy and my first month of pregnancy and I have lot of pa...
Hi good morning, 6.2 uric acid is not directly related to your back pain, please start on your nutritional supliments & pregnency exercises, all the best.
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I'm having cramps in both my ankles and wrists. Also I'm feeling kind of feverish. It's been so since last night. I had first thought that I caught cold but now the pain in the joints is increasing. What can it be? I could not visit a doctor cuz it's an off day due to some festival.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I'm having cramps in both my ankles and wrists. Also I'm feeling kind of feverish. It's been so since last night. I h...
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment if you have pain and swelling. 2. Drink plenty of water. 3. Don't sit on floor. 4. Start with multivitamin and vitamin E for one month.
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I have continuous muscle soreness in my right shoulder on lateral part. Its not painful but it makes me uncomfortable. I weight train 4 times a week and I want to continue.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
I have continuous muscle soreness in my right shoulder on lateral part. Its not painful but it makes me uncomfortable...
Dear lybrate-user, gentle massage over the affected part with lukewarm herbal pain relieving oil for 20 minutes followed by hot fomentation. It will relax the muscles and the veins of your affected part improving the blood supply to the organ and giving strength to it. Please avoid over-use of the part affected i. E. Lifting weight - pushing or pulling heavy objects. Give proper rest to the part - let it heal with the time. This will greatly help. Although some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking.
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Mujhe back , neck mein hai I feel meri haddy uth gayi swelling rahti hai pain main computer mein work karti hoon.Please help sir .

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Mujhe back , neck mein hai I feel  meri haddy uth gayi swelling rahti hai  pain main computer mein work karti hoon.Pl...
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.
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I meat with an accident and suffering from severe back pain what should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
I meat with an accident and suffering from severe back pain what should I do?
Take hot fermentation and mentain proper back posture. Avoid prolong forward bending and lifting heavy objects. If there is no improvement in 1 week, then you have to take some sessions of physiotherapy. Thank you.
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Respected sir, I am 35 years old, and I have pain problem in back and in knees. And one more thing is that I when I come from outstation then there is big pain in my head and then vomiting and after some time I get relief from my head pain if more then I go to doctor then they give me injection and I get relief, they tell me this is due to food those I have eat out of station. So please give me some solution. Thanks.

BAMS, YIC, DEC
Ayurveda,
Hi, for back acke and knee pain you can take tab muscalt forte 2-0-2, tab kanchnar gugglu 2-0-2 and for you stomach upset yes definitely you r traveling and outside food you can take madiphala rasayam 2tsp-0-2tsp before food you can consult me further if the need be.
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I am getting back pain while sleeping. Please help.

BPT
Physiotherapist,
I am getting back pain while sleeping. Please help.
Dear the back while sleeping is usually caused due to mechanical pain or due to inflammation of posterior superior iliac spine. You need to exercise regularly to get rid of the said problem and give hot fomentation atleast twice daily. Wishing you good health.
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I am 13 days post op from a left tkr and am having trouble sitting due to a pain in my thigh, above the drain wound and was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Would love to hear from others about their experience during recovery x.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am 13 days post op from a left tkr and am having trouble sitting due to a pain in my thigh, above the drain wound a...
Leg exercises are a vital part of senior and elderly fitness. Strengthening the lower body is one of the most effective and efficient methods of preserving your independence and improving your health as you age. Strengthening exercise has many health related benefits which reduce disease and improve your functional quality of life including: •Improving your lean muscle mass. •Reducing your blood pressure which reduces your risk of stroke and coronary heart disease. •Improving your bone health to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. •Improve your glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. •Increase the strength of your low back reducing lower back pain. •Providing beneficial effects on lowering your total cholesterol. •Below you will find 12 great lower body strengthening exercises to try. Have a chair handy for some of the standing exercises to help with balance. •Pick two or three to perform when you exercise during the week. Strengthening exercises for seniors should be done at least twice a week. •Three times per week is even better. So give some a try. Remember it takes 4 to 6 weeks for your body to become used to any new demands placed upon it. Watch These Exercise Videos - Lower Body Strengthening Exercises 1. Ankle Circles 1. Ankle Circles •This exercise improves your ankle flexibility and ability to move your ankle upward and downward. •This is a great warm up exercise for the lower leg and feet. 2. Hip Marching 2. Hip Marching •This exercise will strengthen your hip flexor and thighs. •With correct seated posture it will also help your abdominal muscles. 3. Knee Extension •Strengthening your knees width knee strengthening exercises will improve your ability to stand and balance. •This exercise will improve your available knee range of motion. 4. Calf Raises •Strengthening your calf muscles with calf exercises will give your more power to step forward on level surfaces or carry you up hills on uneven terrain. •Helps pump blood up from your legs to your upper-body and brain. 5. Standing Knee Flexion •These knee exercises strengthens your hamstring muscles. •Also helps with your standing balance. 6. Side Hip Raise •Safely strengthens your side hip muscles to help with hip arthritis. •Helps maintain your lower body endurance to better walk and side step around objects. 7. Sit to Stand.
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I am suffering from sciatica for the last 5 years can you tell me the permanent cure for this in immediately? Or suggest me the suitable doctor to cure me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
take X ray/MRI Lumbosacral spine and consult orthpedic specialist/Neurosurgeon for advice and treatment
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I am 34 year old. 2 years back I played almost 4 month badminton then after I feel pain on my both the knees. Some times its goes tough sit. I always feel little heavy on my knees. I am also a diabetic since last 2 years. Pls suggest permanent remedy.

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. Knee pain in young age group is actually grouped loosely into chondromalacia if there is no injury or any other inflammatory/infective pathology for it. There are multiple causes for this type of pain, which could be muscular imbalance around knee region, malalignment of knee etc. Can you kindly tell me medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. I would like to know whether you have got your inflammatory profile done till now and whether calcium and vitamin d testing/supplementation has been done. Also please let me know what all exercises you are doing on a daily basis. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Joint Pain - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat it?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Joint Pain - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat it?

For a disease that affects almost eighty percent of people over 50 years of age, not much is known about curing joint pains. Allopathic medicine remains almost clueless about a complete cure for joint pains which occur due to various reasons like heredity and lifestyle. It treats the pain with pain killers, inflammation reducers and other such drugs which do not heal the joint completely and lead to other problems too.

Ayurveda and Joint Pain
Ayurveda has its own unique perspective on joint problems. According to it, these occur due to:

  • Poorly-nourished joints
  • Low bone density and overall weakness in joints

The main symptom of poorly nourished joints is discomfort followed by a crackling sound. In this, the bone making up the joint can degenerate due to lack of proper nutrition. Low bone density joints usually occur due to a toxic overload in the joints called ‘ama’ in Ayurveda. Ama is the sticky, toxic waste product of incomplete digestion and this accumulates in joints making them stiff and heavy. Ama accumulation for long can make a joint swollen and painful. Damp, cold weather can aggravate this type of joint problem. If ‘vata’ the Ayurvedic dosha associated with movements and proper functioning of metabolism and assimilation is aggravated, it can cause joint pain too.

The imbalance in Vyana Vata, a special form of vata associated with bone damage along with weakened circulation, metabolism and absorption creates an imbalance in ‘kapha’ the other major dosha in the body, according to Ayurveda. ‘Shleshaka’ Kapha, the sub-dosha of Kapha that controls lubrication of joints dries up. This makes the un-lubricated joints very vulnerable and one starts getting pain.

Ayurvedic treatment
The first line of treatment for joint pains is pacifying the Vata dosha through food and lifestyle modifications like:

  • Include all six tastes -sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent- in the diet. However, sweet, sour and salty tastes are very good to pacify Vata dosha.
  • Eat less of bitter, astringent and pungent foods.
  • Eat more grains like quinoa, rye and amaranth, cooked in ghee.
  • Freshly-cooked organic vegetables and warm liquid soups are best.
  • Eat a diet rich in calcium- milk, spinach, kale, asparagus, and root vegetables.
  • A Vata pacifying daily routine like eating before 8 pm in the night and keeping dinner light and sleeping early are also advised.

If possible get a daily Ayurvedic oil massage ‘abhyanga’ with special medicated oils to prevent joint problems. Regular habits help settle Vata. So, it’s suggested that one goes to bed at the same time each day, gets up at the same time and follows a regular routine for pacifying Vata. Getting stress under control though meditation and pranayama also does wonders.

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Hello Sir/mam My name is Lovepreet and I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis from last 8 years and I have consulted many doctors but there is no cure for this problem if you have any solution to cure this ankylosing spondylitis please tell me as soon as possible.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello Sir/mam My name is Lovepreet and I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis from last 8 years and I have consul...
Spine extension exercise must and avoid toward bending long sitting and computer work. Tk physiotherapy treatment for muscle flexibility and mobility cure is not permanent but you can maintain this.
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Sir my back is paining from almost a week now. It started from lower side left side and now increasing and paining more while movements and bending or sitting or getting up. Please advice. Do I need to go to doctor or some home treatment is enough. Please help.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Sir my back is paining from almost a week now. It started from lower side left side and now increasing and paining mo...
Backacke can be due to numerous reasons like back strain, big tummy, slip disc, lumber spondylosis. You can do following home remedies: 1) mix camphor in coconut oil and boil it. Massage it followed by hot fomentation. 2) have turmeric & honey milk. 3) put a hot-water bag on back supported by a cushion. 4) add ginger while brewing your tea 5) if you are overweight, go for weight loss program 6) stay away from cold, go for hot water baths.
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