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Dr. Deepika Shah

Orthopedist, Mumbai

Dr. Deepika Shah Orthopedist, Mumbai
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Can Thermotherapy Help Manage Achilles Tendon?

MCh Ortho, ATLS (AIIMS), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Kolkata
Can Thermotherapy Help Manage Achilles Tendon?

Achilles Tendon pain is an orthopedic condition that can originate from tears and ruptures to the AchillesTendon, which is known as one of the strongest and also the longest tendon in the human body. It is a band of tissues that decides the quality of your movements and motions to a great extent, as it connects the heel with the calf. Therefore, any injury to this tendon can decrease the strength and support to the muscles and create a painful situation. So how can you deal with this pain? Read on to know more.

  • Rice Therapy: Rice is a commonly used term by orthopedic specialist. It refers to Rest, Ice, Compression with a bandage, and finally Elevation. The patient must take lots of rest as well as use ice packs to deal with the injury and acute pain. Finally, the area must be compressed with a bandage and kept elevated on cushions.
  • Surgery: For very severe cases, the orthopedic specialist can recommend surgery as well. This kind of surgery aims at reattaching the displaced or ruptured tendon which may have reached such a fate through a sports or any other kind of injury. The doctor may also place your leg in a cast for a few weeks to keep it at complete rest. 
  • Pain Medication: The doctor can also prescribe pain relievers that contain Ibuprofen as well as acetaminophen or even naproxen. These medicines should be taken in moderation as per the doctor's prescription. Usually, this kind of medication is taken only when unbearable pain is experienced by the patient.
  • Thermotherapy or Heat Treatment: The use of heat for chronic pain or even pain that has been ailing for over 48 hours is known as thermotherapy. This therapy uses heating pads and hot water bottles to help relieve the pain. One must be careful while applying anything hot to the site of the injury. Use a towel to wrap the hot water bottle or heating pad so that there is no scalding or leaking on to the skin.
  • Footwear: It is important to prevent continuous injury and pain to the already injured Achilles tendon. To do this, you must wear supportive and comfortable footwear that has heel lifts and other customized orthotics built into the shoes. 

Taking care of Achilles Tendon pain is a matter of taking various precautions and supportive actions that lead to better healing. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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I am 23 year old and m having nerve problem and my back pain kill me too .plz suggest something.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 23 year old and m having nerve problem and my back pain kill me too .plz suggest something.
. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily .Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. .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.
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If i walk regularly then my right knee begins to pain.Wat should i do should continue with my walking or not

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Identify the dip behind (inside) your right knee. Press this point and swing forward and backwards 10 times in the morning and evening before you go for a walk. U will be alright
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I am having rotator cuff problem from last 2 months. How to get rid of this problem Now I am 41 years old.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having rotator cuff problem from last 2 months. How to get rid of this problem
Now I am 41 years old.
Laser therapy and ultrasonic therapy must for you avoid strain full activity like drive, gym, heavy weight, computer work, and exercise, till healing.
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I have back pain on my right side as I am a student and study for hours. Once the pain starts it increases .when I walk I feel weak as the pain increases.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have back pain on my right side as I am a student and study for hours. Once the pain starts it increases .when I wa...
Posture correction must keep straight ur legs in study time. Do stretching exercise and hot fomentations and strength exercise in gradually process
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Meri wife ko fibroid hai . Try many medicine of alopathi and homopathic.koi fada nahi ho raha. What i can do.

Homeopath, Chennai
Homeopathic only has the treatment how old is your wife , what is the size of the fibroid if any reports please give
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Am 20 years old .a defence aspirant. Suffering from l4-s1 l5-s1 disc bulging. First I felt my pain in last of December 2015 .doctor suggest me to go through surgery. Can it be get recovered without surgery? Can I start my normal life back? Can I achieve my dream by joining army?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Am 20 years old .a defence aspirant. Suffering from l4-s1 l5-s1 disc bulging. First I felt my pain in last of Decembe...
hello. its difficult to join army as you will not pass medical fitness. usually treatment is conservative for disc bulge but in some cases when neural compression is more then surgery is advised.
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I am having this pain in my muscle while swimming is it something to worry about.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am having this pain in my muscle while swimming is it something to worry about.
Swimming injuries most commonly occur as a result of: overtraining poor technique sudden spike in workload (non-graduated) treatment involves manual therapy but more importantly, finding the root cause of the injury and modifying stroke technique to prevent the issue from reoccurring. Common treatment modalities include: adopt a good stroke technique mix it up! avoid overtraining in one particular style of swimming core strengthening, rotator cuff strengthening and land based exercises done pre, post and during your swimming season. Tens machine. Ultrasound. Mobilisations and manipulations. Rest, ice, compression, elevation (rice). Please see a physiotherapist for detail assessment and management of your condition. Best wishes.
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I have sharp pain in my right knee in movements that involve opening my legs out. I feel a shearing force on the side facing the left leg, accompanied by pain. All other movements are ok. What could be the problem with my knee?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Show me x- rays of your both knee it could be oa/obesity do hot fomentation. Do knee exercises any way take paracetamol 250mg od & sos caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days x 5days contact me again if needed.
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I am having knee pain while climbing stairs cases. I am 5'3" tall and weighing 89.5 kg.

BPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am having knee pain while climbing stairs cases. I am 5'3" tall and weighing 89.5 kg.
U need to decrease your weight acc to your height. - propably I could be xase of arthritis due to aging factor - kindly check for vit d, b12, uric acid levels by blood test - do hip, knee syrengthening exercises to strengthen your lower limb muscles.
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My spine near my neck is not really straight, but I do not know if it' s serious and if I will experience any spine related disease.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am dr akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Actually it could be due to muscular imbalance at the neck region or sometimes can also be due to some inflammatory pathology of neck which can lead to this. Actually if there is no pain, then you do not need to worry much as of now but work on strengthening your neck muscles with a physical therapist. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
How To Handle Sports Related Muscle Injuries.

Physical activity and sports related muscle injuries wear out our parts, and more aggressive activity wears our parts out more quickly. There are lots of examples in those who were professional athletes in their younger years. Despite this, exercise is one of the best therapies for almost everything. Even people with terminal cancer live longer and better if they exercise.

Fortunately, our body has tremendous ability to regenerate our parts. We can repair skinned knees, knit broken bones back together, and even regrow joint cartilage.



What causes the pain of chronic injury?

Most of the pain of sports related muscle injuries from repetitive strain and micro trauma is caused by muscle and fascia (myofascial pain) and not inflammation or scar tissue. Muscles develop pain generating myofascial develop trigger points, and tendons that attach the muscles develop small tears. Then when the muscle contracts against the injured tendon, the trigger points fire and pain prevents further injury.

How do we best treat sports related muscle injuries?

Dry needling, trigger point injections, and myofascial release are usually the most rapidly effective therapies for problems like tennis elbow, golfers? elbow, plantar fasciitis, and what is often called ?bursitis? in various locations. If trigger point injections are not enough, then the tendons and associated ligaments may also have to be treated.

How do we heal?

Our body uses the same mechanisms to heal many different parts. When we sprain an ankle, some of the ligaments that hold the joint together get torn or over-stretched. This injury sets off a reaction that takes weeks to complete.

Right after the injury inflammatory chemicals get released that make the nearby blood vessels leak fluid and white blood cells into the area of injury. This makes the ankle swell, and the white blood cells release enzymes that clean up the inured tissue. As a result of this ?soup,? about 3 days after injury fibroblast cells find their way to the injury. These cells rebuild and regrow the injured ligaments.

What stops healing?

The healing process is greatly slowed or stopped by anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, and also nicotine in the blood. Ice slows metabolism and healing also.



How long does the healing process take?

The process of healing continues for several weeks, and even months. Broken bones and injured ligaments reach approximately 90% of strength in 6 weeks.

What can be done to accelerate healing?

Most important is to get out of the way of our body, stopping smoking and not taking anti-inflammatory medications. Next is to take extra vitamin C and zinc. Studies on wounded soldiers showed the importance of vitamin C and zinc in healing. Lastly, consider applying moist heat to increase blood and nutrient supply and speed up metabolism in the area of injury.

What if I do not heal enough, how can I get more?

Examples of not healing enough include loose joints after sprains, and partially torn tendons. For both of these examples, we can get our body to ?rerun? the same healing program if we simply re-injure the body part. A controlled and tiny injury can be made with an acupuncture needle, an injection of dextrose and novocaine (prolotherapy), and most effectively with an injection of your own platelet rich plasma. Once the body?s healing program is restarted, fibroblast cells will come in 3 days to start rebuilding the injured part. Acupuncture provides for the weakest body reaction and slowest healing, compared to the use of platelet rich plasma.

I have pain in Lt thigh. Which is aggravating in night. Please suggest some medicine.

M.P.T-Ortho, Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist,
I have pain in Lt thigh. Which is aggravating in night. Please suggest some medicine.
Avoid prolong sitting and standing. Avoid forward bending and heavy lifting. Avoid prolong driving. Take hot fermentation at back. Consult physiotherapist.
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Physiotherapist, Vadodara

If you have swelling in any part of the body, always apply ice or cold water or cold pack.

Thank you for the valued advise. As conveyed earlier in the query, my father in law aged 80 plus had a fractured back bone (kulhe ki haddi). He hasn't complained of severe pain but cannot stand and gone bedridden. The doctor's who'd admitted for bone joint replacement have suggested going for an pacemaker in first place reasoning the eco test. I would really appreciate your confirming if the advice is based on need instead of financial natured. The test reports can be looked out for a quick reference - regards.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Thank you for the valued advise.
As conveyed earlier in the query, my father in law aged 80 plus had a fractured back...
Dear For a person who is 80 plus age, recovery from any kind of surgery has very slim chances. The doctor may do a very good surgery. But recovery of patient that old may not happen at all. Please take a family decision and keep the patient as comfortable as possible. Even a pace maker decision is not logical for 80 plus patient. Regards.
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I am 18 year female and have backache for lst 2 month. I have used pain relief ointment for couple of days but haven't got any relief. What should o d now?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
I am 18 year female and have backache for lst 2 month. I have used pain relief ointment for couple of days but haven'...
Hello lybrate user, back pain that is associated with day time sedentary jobs like computer professional s are associated with paraspinal muscle spasms. The best way to tackle this sort of pain is to do well spaced stretching exercises of the back, back extension exercises, using hot water bags to provide relief and avoiding stooping posture while sitting. Posture also plays a very important part in back pain, always maintain a straight posture while sitting. While getting up from the bed try to first go on your left or right side of the body and get up side ways. Avoid cruntches or sit-ups: they may increase the pressure on your back and may predispose to slip disc. Always maintain a healthy lifestyle in terms of regular brisk walking, meditation, eating healthy. P. S: try to avoid pain killers (analgesics) as much as possible as many are associated with side effects that you may not be aware of. Stay healthy. Stay happy.
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I have a backache problem. Whenever I get up from bed after sleeping the backache starts & after every 3-4 hrs it vanishes. What to do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have a backache problem. 
Whenever I get up from bed  after sleeping the backache starts & after every 3-4 hrs it v...
Hi You are very young to actually have persistent back pains. If you have localized back pain with no other symptoms like radiating leg pain, neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness, paresthesias etc, then you can start with following recommendations for initial period of 2-3 weeks: - to maintain proper posture of your back while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication like tab etoshine or paracetamol or one which suits you - physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - ice packs can applied if your pain is acute, then hot fomentation can be done at home - analgesic spray for local application can be used and is easily available. - avoid lifting heavyweight/ acute forward bending in mornings etc we will observe you for next 2-3 weeks how you respond to this conservative management protocol. If you are not feeling better, then we will have to get some investigations like, dynamic x rays of lower back and few blood tests for evaluation.
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I am having a lower back ache and its very severe CNT even bend or stand properly.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having a lower back ache and its very severe CNT even bend or stand properly.
Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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Heel Bone Spurs - Non-Surgical Treatment For It!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
Heel Bone Spurs - Non-Surgical Treatment For It!

Heel bone spur is a form of calcium deposit that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone. An X-ray can reveal up to a half inch elongation under the hill. Without image report, this condition is commonly known as heel spur syndrome. Heel spurs are mostly painless but reports of pain in not uncommon. They are often related to plantar fasciitis. The latter is an inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches through the foot bottom connecting the heel bone and the football.

What causes heel spurs?
Heel spurs are a result of prolonged calcium deposit. This condition can result from the heavy strain on the muscle of the foot and ligament, stretching of fascia and wear and tear of the heel bone membrane. These injuries are frequently observed among athletes who are involved with activities such as jumping and running. 

What are the risk factors?
1. Walking abnormalities that involve putting more than normal stress on the bone, nerve and ligament in and around the heel.
2. Running on surfaces that are hard in nature
3. Shoes lacking arch support
4. More than normal body weight 
5. Spending too much time on the feet
6. Too flat or too high arches
7. A person suffering from diabetes
8. In case the protective pad of the heel is fading away due to old age or other bone disorder


Non-Surgical treatment
Unlike common belief, only rest may not be the best way to treat heel bone spurs. On the contrary, a patient might feel sharp pain immediately after sleep. This happens when he tries to walk and the plantar fascia elongates all of a sudden. The pain decreases with more walking. Some treatment methods that work for 90 percent of the sufferers includes wearing the right shoe, stretching exercises, wearing orthotic devices inside the shoes and physical therapy. Over the counter medicine such as Aleve, Tylenol and Advil can be consumed to reduce the pain and for improving the overall condition. Corticosteroid injection also tends to give relief from the inflammation.

Surgical treatment
If heel spurs persist for more than 8-9 months, surgical options should be explored by the patient. There are two angles on which a doctor works, either removing the spur or release the plantar fascia. Pre-surgical exams are necessary to ensure that a person is eligible for surgery and all non-surgical avenues are explored. Post-surgical activities are equally important for the process of healing. Usage of bandages, crutches, splints and surgical shoes is a mandate to avoid complications such as infection, numbness, and scarring. Possible side effects should be discussed with the surgeon well before the surgery. The estimated healing time from this procedure is close to 8-12 weeks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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I have so much hair fall and in my job I am sitting many hours on the chair so may be I have back pain so much please suggest me.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have so much hair fall and in my job I am sitting many hours on the chair so may be I have back pain so much please...
Avoid long sitting tk break between work do walk and stretch your back muscle heat fermentation twice a day.
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