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Dr. Archana Sonawale  - Rheumatologist, Mumbai

Dr. Archana Sonawale

MBBS, MD - Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

24 Years Experience  ·  0 - 900 at clinic
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Dr. Archana Sonawale MBBS, MD - Medicine Rheumatologist, Mumbai
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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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Consultant Rheumatologist. Suchak Hospital Malad E Consultant Rheumatologist at Wockhardt Hospital Mira Road and Holy Spirit Hospital Andheri Associate Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital

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

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I am 40 years female having osteoarthritis problem since 2 yrs. My weight is 68 kgs height 5.1married two children. I have to reduce weight by 10 kgs .Trying very much but in vain. Having thyroid problem .Taking eltroxin 100mgtab. Please tell me solution.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Knee Pain:As arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Simple Knee Exercises Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. I also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Knee pain more than 2 weeks: if your knee is paining since 2 weeks, then you have to rethink whether you had any injury in the previous years. I also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. As arthritis is very common if anyone would've neglected any injury in the previous years. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation.
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Please suggest diet for autoimmune disorder. I have minimal sclerosis along anterior aspect of S I joints. When I consulted a doctor he told I may have seronegative arthritis which is caused by autoimmune disorder. Please suggest me a diet. Thanks.

MD - Anaesthesiology
Neurologist, Shimla
The best diet foe immune disorder is--bajra, jon. Maize, wheat,---have crude from the mkt and get your self from the machine and mix them half each and become cheaper also purchasing from the mkt willbe costlier.
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My father is struggling from knee pain, he consulted many doctors and taken medicine but nothing works. Now it is very painful for while standing up after long time of seating. And while walking stairs. Any solution for this.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
My father is struggling from knee pain, he consulted many doctors and taken medicine but nothing works. Now it is ver...
He must be suffering from osteoarthritis for which he not only needs systemic treatment but also physiotherapy as weight management. Homoeopathy works best here for pain and inflammation management.
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Arthritis - Best Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Indore
Arthritis - Best Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

If you are looking for Ayurvedic remedies for arthritis, you should opt for Ayurvedic treatment. Arthritis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disease causing damage to your joints and connective tissues. The knee gets commonly affected. There are three primary types of arthritis, which occur in your knees. Ayurveda is ideal for arthritis treatment, and there are several Ayurvedic remedies that you can opt for .

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.

Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.

How does ayurveda approach arthritis?

Ayurvedic treatment for arthritis is based on the understanding of the various doshas or humors of the body. According to Ayurveda, there are four main humors in the body and it is these that govern our health, wellness and our proneness to disease. Arthritis, as per Ayurveda, is a condition caused due to the aggravation of vatadosha (air). The body produces ama a toxin that is released as a by product of improper digestion. When ama is produced, it circulates in the body and gets deposited at sites that have already weakened. So when the vata is already stirring up, ama finds the perfect place to build up. That is why you experience arthritis in fingers or knees. For most people, arthritis in the knee is more painful than in the fingers because knees are load bearing joints. If you have arthritis in your knees, you will have trouble moving and the range of motion in your joints will be severely restricted. You may have to depend on people or walking aids to make even the smallest of movements.

Ayurvedic treatment for arthritis aims at balancing and stabilising the Vata component of your body. This is done by strengthening your alimentary canal and metabolic pathway. This makes sure that your circulatory channels do not get blocked by impurities, and are functioning properly. You need to drink a lot of water in order to detoxify your body. There are several Ayurvedic home remedies for arthritis treatment as well, which help in improving your motion range.

Treatment tips:

  1. You should start your day with a big glass of lukewarm water every day with Home Remedy ie. 100gm fried Methi (fenugreek) + 100gm Haldi + 10gm Piparamul Make it mixer. Take 1 Teaspoon every day morning & Evening

  2. You should opt for fenugreek which is an ideal natural inhibitor of aama and corrects your Vata dosha. This natural arthritis remedy can be taken in various ways. You can take these seeds in your food. You can also grind them, mix mustard oil to it, and apply the mixture to your joints. This provides warmth and relief to your joints.

  3. You can opt for an Ayurvedic hot oil massage of your joints. This is effective, especially during the winter. You can use ITIS OIL + castor oil + sesame seed oil for massaging your arthritis affected joints. Do not apply pressure while massaging your joints as applying pressure goes against the principles of Ayurveda.

  4. It is recommended for you to meditate regularly for relieving stress and coping with anxiety. These factors are responsible for the development of ama in your body. Regular meditation makes your body relaxed and calm. You should practice yoga as it involves several breathing exercises which help in initiating you into meditation. Having effective control over your breath, your meditation will be more effective.

  5. Take one teaspoon castor oil with one cup warm water once in a week.

  6. It is important for you to sleep early and wake up early. The disruption of your sleep cycle causes aggravation of all your doshas and causes stress and fear. A healthy sleep cycle helps you in keeping away from obesity. This improves the health of your load bearing joints, as the chances of them getting extra load because of obesity are prevented.If you are looking for Ayurvedic remedies for arthritis, it is important for you to consult an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner. He will be able to prescribe you Ayurvedic remedies which suit your symptoms and stage of arthritis.

  7. You start Unique Ayurvedic Panchkarma Treatment like abhyangam, Swedanam, Podikizi, and janu Basti along with basti treatment.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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U/s is 55years of age working as Manager in a PSU organisation suffering with knee joint problem for the fast six months. Pl. Advice how to get rid of it. Regards, Ramana Rao.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
U/s is 55years of age working as Manager in a PSU organisation suffering with knee joint problem for the fast six mon...
Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. Take bryonia 200---twice daily morning and evening and give feedback after 7 days. Precautions-*sitting in inconvenient posture constantly, without changing your position or without movement, *wearing ill fitting sandals, *lack of exercise or *internal disorder like arthritis. Point to observe- * if you have difficulty in climbing stairs, take lift while going upstairs. If there is no lift, go up slowly. * if it is due to strain of games or injury, take rest. * if it is due to obesity, reduce weight. * if it is due to constant sitting at a particular posture, change posture and engage in slow walk. * 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 for further treatment please inform.
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I have been suffering from insomnia for the last two years so please suggest some good medicines.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have been suffering from insomnia for the last two years so please suggest some good medicines.
Hello, •Irregular life style, alcoholism, consumption of junkfood & nicotine might cause loss of sleep. •Go for meditation to reduce your stress in order to calm your nerves to restore sound sleep and fatigue erredicating nap. •Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body to eliminate toxins regulating your metabolism. •Your diet be simple,  easily digestible on time to avoid gastric disorder that triggers loss of sleep. •Avoid, junkfood,  alcohol & nicotine. Tk,  homoeopathic medicines @ Passiflora Q-10/15 drops ,1 hr before going to bed with 2tsfl of water/ dly. Tk,  care.
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Know More About Gout!

MBBS, Diploma In Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Know More About Gout!

What is gout?

Gout is characterized by inflamed, painful joints due to the formation of crystal deposits at the joints. It also known as the disease of kings and the king of diseases because it was associated with overindulgence of rich foods and wine. In truth, anyone can get gout. Gout affects more men than women and is often associated with obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia (high levels of lipids in the blood), and diabetes.

This condition is a form of inflammatory arthritis that results in painful attacks in the joints. It can cause swelling and redness, and in some cases, it can lead to lumpy deposits that can be seen under the skin. It can also lead to the development of kidney stones.

What causes gout?

Gout is caused by monosodium urate crystal deposits in the joints, due to an excess of uric acid in the body. The excess of uric acid may be caused by an increase in production by the body, underelimination of the uric acid by the kidneys, or increased intake of certain foods that metabolize into uric acid in the body. Foods that are high in purines (the component of the food that metabolizes into uric acid) include certain meats, such as game meats, kidney, brains, and liver; seafood, such as anchovies, herring, scallops, sardines, and mackerel; dried beans, and dried peas. Alcoholic beverages and sugary drinks high in fructose may also increase levels of uric acid in the body. Gout attacks may be triggered by any or all of the following:

  • Consumption of alcohol

  • Consumption of protein-rich foods

  • Fatigue

  • Emotional stress

  • Minor surgery

  • Illness

What are the symptoms of gout?

 

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Gout is characterized by sudden, recurrent attacks that often occur without warning. Severe, chronic gout may lead to deformity. The following are the most common symptoms of gout. However each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • Severe, sudden pain in one or more joints (most often the joint in the big toe)

  • Swollen joint(s)

  • Red or purplish, tight, shiny skin over joint

  • Warmth in joint area

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • General feeling of illness

  • Hard lumps of urate crystal deposits under the skin (called tophi)

The symptoms of gout may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis.

How is gout diagnosed?

In addition to a complete medical history and a physical examination, a diagnosis of gout may be confirmed with the examination of a fluid sample from the joint for the presence of urate crystals.

Treatment for gout

Specific treatment for gout will be determined by your doctor based on:

  • Your age, overall health, and medical history

  • Extent of the condition

  • Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, and therapies

  • Expectation for the course of the condition

  • Your opinion or preference

Treatment may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications to relieve pain and inflammation

  • Colchicine, an oral or intravenous medication to relieve pain and inflammation; may cause diarrhea and other side effects

  • Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation

  • Increasing fluid intake while avoiding alcoholic beverages

  • Reducing the intake of protein-rich foods

  • Reducing weight (if obesity is a factor)

  • Medication to lower the uric acid level in the blood

  • Medication to block production of uric acid in the body

  • Surgery to remove extremely large tophi

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What is the main reason behind my neck pain? Also there is lot of pain I am facing in my knee. Tell me the type of medicine I need to be used Thanks.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
What is the main reason behind my neck pain?
Also there is lot of pain I am facing in my knee. Tell me the type of me...
Hot fomentation x twice daily. Neck exercises. Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Core strengthening exercises. Take frequent breaks at work use cervical pillow. Use back support. Self massage the back of neck.
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How to cure knee pain due to cold I met an accident some years back and my knee was fractured. Usually during winter I feel pain in my knee and sometimes I feel pain during walking too. Is there any cure/prescription for it? Do Vitamin D and Calcium tablets will ease this pain?

MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology
Rheumatologist, Delhi
How to cure knee pain due to cold I met an accident some years back and my knee was fractured.
Usually during winter ...
Hello lybrate-user. Osteoarthrits of knee needs to be ruled out, sply because you give a history of knee injury in past. Physical examination and X ray of knees would help in making a diagnosis. He needs quadriceps exercise. Calcium and vitamin D will not ease knee pain but definitely help in maintaining bone health.
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Sir, I am 23 years old. I am getting knee pain to right knee. I went to hospital today and I took my x ray. By seeing the x ray the the doctor told me the cartilage is reducing and it is starting stage. Is reducing in cartilage will come at this early age. And it is recovered by taking mecidiencs .I am also confused can you please suggest me sir. As it occurring due to the climatic conditions.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir, I am 23 years old. I am getting knee pain to right knee. I went to hospital today and I took my x ray. By seeing...
steroid injection. calcium supplement. physiotherapy treatment are the solutions quadriceps exercises. avoid long standing, sitting. keep straight ur legs .
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