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Dr. Archana Sonawale  - Rheumatologist, Mumbai

Dr. Archana Sonawale

MBBS, MD - Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

24 Years Experience  ·  0 - 800 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
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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Suchak Hospital

Manchubhai Road, Malad East. Landmark: Near Malad Railway Street, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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Wockhardt Super Speciality Hospital

Mira Road, Near Railway Station, Thane, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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Kshitij Vision Centre & Arthritis Clinic

#C 003, Indraprastha CHS, ST Depot Road, Nalasopara West, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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Suchak Hospital

#186, Manchubhai Road, Malad East Landmark : Opposite Hotel ManaliMumbai Get Directions
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Asmita Enclave, Nayan Nagar, Mira Road. Landmark: Opposite To Rasad Mall.Mumbai Get Directions
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Myself suffering form osteo arthritis joint pain in my both knee and swelling advise me proper allopathy medicine.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Myself suffering form osteo arthritis joint pain in my both knee and swelling advise me proper allopathy medicine.
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. Stiffness might have developed due to weakness of the ligaments & inflammed cartilage. 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 Wear knee cap so that you will feel firm while walking or climbing stairs.
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Knee Injuries - What Things Should You Know?

MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Pune
Knee Injuries - What Things Should You Know?

Knee injury can occur from the direct blow as well as through stretching and twisting injuries. At times the ligament that holds the knee in place gets stressed and results in sprains. Depending on the extent of the ligament and fibre damage, the sprains are graded. Then there are knee injuries that are caused by overuse of it. These injuries cause harm to the tendons and the muscles. Since the knee is interconnected to a lot of other structures, any damage to the knee can have serious repercussion to other connected bones and ligaments.

What are the Risk Factors?

  1. Muscle imbalance leading to hamstring spasm.
  2. Imbalance of the thigh muscle leading to injury of the knee.
  3. Pregnant women and people who are overweight are at increased risk of  knee injury

Signs and Symptoms of a Knee Injury:

Knee injuries that are serious in nature can result in instant swelling along with difficulty in bending it. People may find it difficult to bear any sort of weight whatsoever. Joint pain, swelling, inflammation of the muscles are some of the other symptoms of injury to the knee. Pain, instability, locking of the knee can be felt while walking fast or climbing stairs.

When to Contact a Doctor?

Any knee injury should be instantly reported to a doctor. Signs such as deformity, loss of sensation, cold ankle, swelling of knee etc. are signs of a knee injury. A doctor should be consulted, if home remedies such as rest, elevation, compression and ice treatment fail to fetch any fruitful results. If the swollen area has become warm and red and accompanies fever, it is a sign to visit the doctor.

How is a Knee Injury Diagnosed by a Doctor?

A doctor starts the diagnosis with medical history along with physical exam of the patient. Doctor first does a thorough inspection of the nerve and blood supply of the area.The next step of the diagnosis includes palpation. This is a step where the doctor tries to find out the exact location of the pain and tries to correlate the same with the injury location. The doctor might also stress the ligament in order to find out if they are fine. Other imagery tests such as X-ray and MRI are performed to find out the exact location of the injury.

Treatment Available-

The nature of the injury decides the treatment plan. In many cases, the injured area is suggested to be kept at rest or moved in the specific direction as per the direction of a physiotherapist. For serious injuries with a tendon or ligament injury, a reconstructive surgery is necessary to get the knee to the original condition. The type of surgical procedure depends on the kind of Injury one have faced.

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

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Hi I am suffering from left knee pain from so many months took medication took x ray was fine. But still it didn't go away and since few days it's paining a lot. please help. Unable to sleep. When I walk I can hear a pop sounds.

M.B.B.S., M.S. (Ortho.), D.N.B. (Ortho.), Dip. Ortho. SICOT (Cape Town), F.A.G.E.
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi I am suffering from left knee pain from so many months took medication took x ray was fine. But still it didn't go...
Hello lybrate-user, If your knee pain is persistent for the past few months and is not going despite medications and rest, you need to consider getting an MRI of knee joint done. Pop sounds from the knee can be due to Loose bodies/meniscal tear/ligamentous injury etc and needs to be clinically examined. Regards.
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I am 25 male. I have pain in my rib cage, arm and neck. My ra factor is 44 and using leflunomide can I do gym regularly and how can I make ra vanish. Please.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
You are suffering from aama & kapha dosha as per ayurveda. For removing this you need complete body detoxification by vaman & virechana, followed by rooksha swedana & vaitaran vasti. Please consult a panchakarma expert near you.
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I am 33 years old. (male). Suffering from right knee chondromalacia of patella - Grade 4. I have seen many doctors till date. Have not been relieved of the pain. I feel the pain while climbing up and down the stairs. While sitting on a chair for long time. I need to know the best treatment option available. Also can you guide me through Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in india.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 33 years old. (male). Suffering from right knee chondromalacia of patella - Grade 4. I have seen many doctors ti...
• 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
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Sir, I feel depression, tension and negativity always. I am unable to get rid of my past incidents. And have some symptoms of insomnia. Sometimes want to commit suicide. There are so many problems in married life. please help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir, I feel depression, tension and negativity always. I am unable to get rid of my past incidents. And have some sym...
Suicidal thoughts are indicative of severe depression, kindly consult a psychiatrist immediately .The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches General medical conditions and substances causing depression also needs to be ruled out. Consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I am having swelling on knee pain too. It is muscle injury. How to reduce swelling. I can not straight up my leg.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
I am having swelling on knee pain too. It is muscle injury. How to reduce swelling. I can not straight up my leg.
if its following an injury then it could be due to torn meniscus. try ice packs and if pain doesn't subside and if knee remains locked then consult an ortho .
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Sir I AM AT 37 AND THERE IS PAIN IN MY KNEES AND AND WHEN CLIMBING ON STAIRS I FEEL PAIN IN BOTH KNEE. KINDLY SUGGEST TREATMENT OPTION . THANKS AND REGARDS.

DNB (Orthopedics), fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Sir I AM AT 37 AND THERE IS PAIN IN MY KNEES AND AND WHEN CLIMBING ON STAIRS I FEEL PAIN IN BOTH KNEE. KINDLY SUGGEST...
sir first of all get ur Vit D3level checked. hot fomentation avoid sitting down/ squat do quadriceps strengthening exercises.
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I have pain on my left knee. If I move quickly then pain increase. If I running then first 500m I move like handicapped after body worm up for workout then pain decreased. Give some advice or medicine name for me.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Raipur
I have pain on my left knee. If I move quickly then pain increase. If I running then first 500m I move like handicapp...
You will require a detailed clinical examination by a joint expert like me .still you can get a xray and mri of respective knee.
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