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Dr. Archana Sonawale

MBBS, MD - Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

23 Years Experience  ·  0 - 800 at clinic
Dr. Archana Sonawale MBBS, MD - Medicine Rheumatologist, Mumbai
23 Years Experience  ·  0 - 800 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. Archana Sonawale is a popular Rheumatologist in Mira Road, Mumbai. She has over 23 years of experience as a Rheumatologist. She has completed MBBS, MD - Medicine . You can consult Dr. Archana Sonawale at Seven Eleven Hospital in Mira Road, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Archana Sonawale and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - KEM Hospital Mumbai - 1994
MD - Medicine - KEM Hospital Mumbai - 1999
Awards and Recognitions
Several publications in Rheumatology
API Faculty, Associate Professor Set GS Medical College and KEM Hospital
Professional Memberships
Memberships- Association of Medical Consultants. Indian Rheumatology Association

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Hi I fell down 3 days ago and hurt my right knee. There is bruising and shooting pain on getting up at a particular point also mild pain when climbing and getting down stairs. There's pain in calf too. Please suggest what should be done.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
Hi I fell down 3 days ago and hurt my right knee. There is bruising and shooting pain on getting up at a particular p...
Take r compound tablet 2 in morning after breakfast 2 after lunch 2 after dinner for 5 days. Massaje narayan taila on painful area. If you not gets relife than consult any bone spacialist.
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I am 63 years old. I have severe knee problem.What can i do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I am 63 years old. I have severe knee problem.What can 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 fomentation. 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 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem. Knee surgery-total knee replacement (tkr) is quite safe & gives uniformly good results, in our hands. We have well equipped centers in delhi. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Surgery should be done when patient is still active & will be able to take benefit of surgery. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Im suffering from knee injury And every time I put weight on my knee it pains! What should I do. Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Im suffering from knee injury And every time I put weight on my knee it pains! What should I do. Please help me.
* walking regularly at slow pace without unduly straining helps as it improves blood circulation around knee and eases the joint. *you can use mustard oil for massage which is good in winter season for relieving pain. Eucalyptus oil is also good. Coconut oil will be soothing in summer. Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. Take bryonia 200---twice daily morning and evening and give feedback after 7 days
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I am 38 years female suffering fro knee pain in left knee after x raya report there is starting stage of osteo probelem please advise me medicine

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Neck massage will give good results. Use little good oil or plain water and massage from either side on the mid shoulder blade. Use your thumbs and move it slowly upwards on the back of neck up to the lower level of ear. Repeat 5 to 10 times. Do not do from top to down. Finally move your neck up and down, sideways left and right. Results are excellent. Take some calcium supplements for 2 months.
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I am having a knee pain from last 1 week. It usually pains when I workout. Like when I extend my knee after flexion a sound comes as if 2 bones are getting rubbed due to friction. What is the cause. I have felt similar situation before also but x-ray revealed there is no abnormality. Is it just becoz of exercise or some problem?

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Physiotherapist, Ahmedabad
I am having a knee pain from last 1 week. It usually pains when I workout. Like when I extend my knee after flexion a...
Hi lybrate-user, your age is 18 n x ray is OK than it's just muscular pain or some time cos of stiffness also sounds occurred. So try to stretching exercises before gym.
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My wife is 30 years old and she has AVN in her right hip. 3years back we meet Dr. he had informed us that its deteriorated to Arthritis and we should do the hip replacement surgery when the pain will get unbearable. My wife is against the surgery. Off late the pain has increased and she has started to limp more. Are there any medicine which she can take to over come this pain? Is there any way around without the surgery?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
If her hip is bad its best to get surgery for long term. More you delay it more difficult surgery can get. Also with whatever medicines you take you will never get relief as much as surgery. She will be in continuous pain and it will affect her life. Better to get one time job and finish it.
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I'm female, Case of rheumatic arthritis. Suffering for the last 5 years. Taking medication as and when paining. My ESR always shows 50. Is it harmful or can be ignored. Pl. Suggest remedies.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
I'm female, Case of rheumatic arthritis. Suffering for the last 5 years. Taking medication as and when paining. My ES...
Hello madam the role of ESR in Rheumatoid arthritis is of prognostic importance. It is advisable to consult a Doctor to get your doubts cleared I do not want you to get a wrong information about your problems. Rheumatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two entirely different problems. So when anyone is answering we are assuming that you have rheumatoid arthritis.
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I am 41 year old. I am having knee problem since 3 year.

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Physiotherapist,
It may be of osteoarthritis or pathological conditions. Consult musculoskeletal physiotherapist or orthopaedician asap. Regards Dr. P. Nagaraj. Pt. Ph. D
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Sir I have a problem in my knee for 2 days because I am a runner. so, what can I do.?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Sir I have a problem in my knee for 2 days because I am a runner. so, what can I do.?
Hi Thanks for your query and Welcome to Lybrate. I am Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. You have a history of pain in your knees since 2 days. Can you tell me whether you had any twisting injury to your knee region? Also you have not mentioned whether you have pain, swelling, any instability etc in the affected knee? You can start with activity modification, ice packs and gentle anti inflammatory medication initially and let me know in 2-3 days time how you are feeling? Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena Consultant Orthopaedics Fortis Hospital, New Delhi
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Causes of knee pain

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Causes of knee pain
1. Acute knee pain

Sudden knee pain is usually due to an injury, the common ones being:
Tendon injuries: tendons attach muscle to bone, and are prone to injury, especially in athletes. Sudden rupture partial or complete will cause pain, and prevent normal movement of the joint. More commonly, inflammation sets in, especially in the quadriceps and patellar tendons (tendonitis)

Ligament injuries: the knee has two ligaments inside the joint and two outside, connecting the femur and tibia, and stabilising the joint. Tearing any of the these ligaments often results from contact sports, or a heavy fall, and causes immediate pain, which is worse on walking or bending the knee. Damage to the internal ligaments may cause the knee to give way when weight is put on the leg.

Meniscus injuries: the meniscus is a cartilage cushion inside the joint. A tear of the meniscus can cause pain, worsening over 24 to 48 hours. The tear may lift a piece of the cartilage off which then flaps between the knee bones (like a bucket-handle) this can cause locking of the joint, preventing full straightening of the leg. Alternatively, a piece of the meniscus can break off, and move around in the joint space, interfering with normal movement. Old or repeated injuries can lead to degeneration of the meniscus.

Dislocation: this commonly affects the kneecap, and is easily seen. Dislocation may become a recurrent problem.

Gout: although this is a chronic underlying disorder, an attack of gout occurs suddenly, causing intense pain and swelling which can last up to two weeks, then clear, leaving normal joint movement.

Bursitis: this is inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs outside the joint, over which the tendons slide. Commonly the bursa at the front of the knee (pre-patellar bursa) is affected, causing pain when kneeling.

Ilio-tibial band: athletes, especially runners, are prone to this disorder, in which the ligament from the hip bone to the tibia is tight, and chafes against the outer femur

Osgood-schlatter disease is an overuse problem found mainly in athletic teenagers, and can affect one or both knees.

Septic arthritis can follow an injury. In addition to pain, the patient will be ill and feverish.

2. Chronic knee pain

This is often due to a previous injury, but is associated with several underlying medical conditions.

Osteoarthritis is the commonest type. It is an age-related condition, sometimes called wear and tear arthritis, and is caused by gradual degeneration of the joint cartilage. The pain varies from day to day, is often worse in the mornings, and eventually leads to a stiff joint.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a destructive auto-immune disease, often involving both knee joints. Acute flare-ups alternate with quiescent periods. Pain, stiffness & swelling eventually lead to loss of mobility and a destroyed, deformed joint.

Chondromalacia patellae describes a condition of pain under the kneecap, due to mild arthritis of the patella. It is common in young women. Pain is worse after sitting, or with rising from the chair or going up stairs, and patients report a sensation of grating under the kneecap.

Tumours: malignant tumours of bone (like osteogenic sarcoma) can cause pain and swelling near the knee. This must be excluded in a young patient who has no history of sport injury or any underlying medical condition.
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Hi. I am having pain in right knee for past 6 yers and little swelling. Had Xray done but it is normal. What should I do? Also tried many medicines. Pls help.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Hi. I am having pain in right knee for past 6 yers and little swelling. Had Xray done but it is normal. What should I...
Hello madam. Try to avoid sitting cross legged, or bend the knees too much in any way like offering prayers, cleaning or going to the loo. Use western toilets only. Consult a physiotherapist and stat knee quads and hamstring strengthening exercises. Also go for a morning walk and taek a diet rich in milk and calcium and vit. D like fruits, spinach, papaya, mango, ragi, soyabean etc. Hope this helps.
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I am suffering knee pain. Backbone pain. Joints pain, weakness, memory loss, frequent urination, muscle lose, urine smell. please suggest me which doctor will help for me.

MD - Alternative Therapies, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am suffering knee pain. Backbone pain. Joints pain, weakness, memory loss, frequent urination, muscle lose, urine s...
Hello lybrate-user, you have multiple problems and you definitely need to get a thorough check up. You can consult me if you want a homoeopathic or naturopathy remedy for your problem. In the meantime you can drink barley water for urinary complaints and can use magnesium sulphate crystals with half bucket of water for fomenting your hands and legs to reduce the pain. Take care. Regards.
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Sir I am from district shahjahanpur (up) I am 24 year old I am suffering from arthritis from last 10 years Some of my tests are C reactive protein 21 mg/l Ra factor 17.8 iu/ml Uric acid 5.6 mg/dl Anti CCP <0.5 u/ml HLA b27 negative SGPT (ALT ) 19 iu/l RA factor 17.8 iu/ml ESR 15 mm/hr I tried allopathy ayurvedic and homeopathic treatment . But still suffering from disease And now my ankle hips and knees fusion. From last two month I am taking these tablets Sazo 1g twice a day Calten d 500 twice a day Retoz 90. Once a day Folitrax 7.5. Twice a week Folvite 5 twice a week Uprise - d3 60 k once a week Depo -medrol once a week And now my condition is very very chronic . Very high pain in right hip And high pain in ankle, knee, wrist, shoulder and neck. Now I am unable to stand so laying on bed and crying all the day and night. Do note one thing when I take these medicine I feel better for 1 month but after one month pain increased very high level . Before 2 years I took these medicines and then I felt better for one month after that pain increased. So I stopped these medicine and got ayurveda treatment for 2 years but didn't get relief. So I again consulted to rheumatologist and he prescribed me again to take these medicine and now again 1 month relief and after that pain is very very high. Sir why these tablets give me relief only for one month. Is any medicine not suits me. Or I should reduce dose of tablets. Or tablets are not right choice for me. Because pain is so so high.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Sir   I am from district shahjahanpur (up)
I am 24 year old
I am suffering from arthritis from last 10 years
Some of ...
Hi lybrate-user sorry to hear about you. But if your joint are fused then replacement of hip or knee might be a better option. The medicatios seem to be good but if they are not working ask your rheumatologist to try anti tnf injections, might be a bit expensive but worthwhile.
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I'm 23 years old and I'm having backache and heavy pain in my knees especially my left knee, I'm feeling this pain from 1 year and I'm taking pain killers like aceclofenac, ibuprofen, it's not getting cured it gives relaxation for sometime but again pains a lot please help me to get rid of this!

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm 23 years old and I'm having backache and heavy pain in my knees especially my left knee, I'm feeling this pain fr...
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation.
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Hi I am 56 yrs old. I have knees pain for last 2 years. What should I do?

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Bryonia. Alb. 200 once in a day for 4 to 5 days. Also bell. 12 one hrly till pain get relief. Take above homeopathic medicine.
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I have problem of joint pain in knee ankle and shoulders and @ neck Dr.Hsa prescribed me vitamin d3 once in a week and calcium tablets shelcal one in a day I am consuming these tablets since from 1 month but there is no progress, Iam 48 yrs old male and live in Bangalore. Can u suggest me the remedy

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Hello Dear, According to Ayurveda joint pain is known as Sandhigata vata. With increase in age vata dosha is predominant in human body that is why with aging disease caused by vata dosha increases in body. Joint pain is a common symptom with many possible causes. Joint Pain and Arthritis are the one of the most devastating conditions faced by individuals, particularly elderly women today. When there is pure Vata dosha involvement (a pain without swelling or discoloration) then the massage with medicated ayurvedic oil is quite useful & supplement is helpful in balancing bodily humors ?vata, which is responsible dosha for Sandhigata vata.
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Something my knees pain little bit while I run run on a treadmill.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Some common home care techniques for knee pain that control inflammation and help to break the inflammatory cycle are protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation, I can prescribe a detailed treatment plan. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines taking into account patient preferences.
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I am suffering from from knee joint pain for last 5to6 months ,i recommended the doctor who give me pain killers ,which proved ineffective. Can you give me some alternative other than medicines?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from from knee joint pain for last 5to6 months ,i recommended the doctor who give me pain killers ,whi...
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 knee pain from about 1year. I met many docs but no got relief. please consult, The pain starts more when i am running or after long walk (about 2-4 Km).

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have knee pain from about 1year. I met many docs but no got relief. please consult, The pain starts more when i am ...
Build up your stamina gradually. You may 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 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference? (facility provided by lybrate. Com)
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