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Dr. Farhad J Taraporvala

MBBS

Orthopedist, Mumbai

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Dr. Farhad J Taraporvala is a renowned Orthopedist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has done MBBS . He is currently practising at Dr. Farhad J Taraporvala@Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Farhad J Taraporvala on Lybrate.com.

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My bone density is -1. 5. I am around 60+. What do you sugest me about medicine? is it calcium with d3?

DNB, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Welcome to lybrate, this is Dr. Hitin mathur from new delhi. You are suffering from osteopenia or low bone density. I would suggest that you should get your vitamin d levels done fasting and if the levels are low, you'll need supplements depending on the vitamin d levels. Besides that you can start tab osteophos 70 mg's once a week on empty stomach. Remember not to lie down for half an hour at least after taking this medication as it may cause acidity. This drug is meant to improve your bone density and is to be taken for 1 year. Calcium supplements will continue lifelong. Get your bone density repeated after 1 year.
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I am 18 year old. I'm suffering from the back pain for last 3 weeks. I'm also a fast bowler. And I play cricket very much so that cause the back pain what should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am 18 year old. I'm suffering from the back pain for last 3 weeks. I'm also a fast bowler. And I play cricket very ...
It could be sprain.or spondylosis which should be managed. You haven't mentioned any radiation of pain in leg. Seems sprain only. Bath with hot water. Apply herbal oil muscle relaxants. Drink turmeric in hot milk or water. Avoid pain killers. For further advise, may furnish more details.
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Role of Exercises on Osteoarthritis Knee

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Guwahati

What is osteoarthritis of knee?

Osteoarthritis of the knee (knee oa) is a progressive disease causing inflammation and degeneration of the knee joint that worsens over time. It affects the entire joint, including bone, cartilage, ligament, and muscle. Its progression is influenced by age, body mass index (bmi), bone structure, genetics, strength, and activity level. Knee oa also may develop as a secondary condition following a traumatic knee injury. Depending on the stage of the disease and whether there are associated injuries or conditions, knee oa can be managed with physical therapy. More severe or advanced cases may require surgery.

Symptoms of knee oa may include:

  • Worsening pain during or following activity, particularly with walking, climbing, or descending stairs, or moving from a sitting to standing position
  • Pain or stiffness after sitting with the knee bent or straight for a prolonged period of time
  • A feeling of popping, cracking, or grinding when moving the knee
  • Swelling following activity
  • Tenderness to touch along the knee joint

Physiotherapy for oa knee:

Here are 5 exercises to help you take control of your knee oa. These exercises are recommendations. Before doing them, get your physio's approval. Never push through pain with these exercises you may be doing your joints more harm than good. Soreness is normal when starting an exercise program, but if it doesn't go away, call your doctor.

1. Knee oa exercise #1: standing quadriceps stretch

  • Stretching your quadriceps can ease tension in the knee joints.
  • Stand with feet hip-distance apart.
  • Bend your right knee and hold the top of your right foot with your right hand.
  • Bring your right heel as close as possible to your glutes. You can use a wall for balance.
  • Hold for 30 seconds, and repeat on the left leg.
  • Do 3 times once a day.

Knee oa exercise #2: standing calf stretch

  • This gentle calf stretch increases flexibility in your leg muscles and knee joints.
  • Bring your right foot a few feet in front of your left foot. Bend your right leg, making sure your knee doesn't go past your toes.
  • Keeping your left leg straight, press your left heel toward the ground to stretch the calf of your back leg.
  • Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on opposite leg.
  • Do 3 times daily.

Knee oa exercise #3: 

  • Seated leg raise
  • The seated leg raise exercise helps strengthen muscles around your knees.
  • Sit on a chair with both legs bent at 90.
  • Slowly raise your right leg so that it's parallel to the floor, keeping your left foot on the ground.
  • Hold for 30 seconds, then slowly bring the right foot back to the floor, and repeat on left leg.
  • Do 10 times twice a day.

Knee oa exercise #4: 

  • Step-ups strengthen your legs, making it easier for you to do everyday things like climb stairs. You'll need an exercise step, or use a bottom stair in your house.
  • Stand in front of the stair with feet hip-width apart.
  • Step onto the stair with your right foot, then with your left foot.
  • Step down in reverse: your left foot reaches the ground first, then the right foot.
  • Go at your own pace for about 30 seconds at a time. For balance, use a railing.
  • Do 10 times twice a day.

Knee oa exercise #5: 

  • Static quadriceps contraction
  • With your knee relatively straight, slowly tighten the muscle at the front of your thigh (quadriceps) by pushing your knee down into a small rolled up towel. 
  • Put your fingers on your quadriceps to feel the muscle tighten during the contraction. 
  • Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times as firmly as possible without increasing your symptoms.

What if I need surgery?

In some cases of knee oa, the meniscus (shock absorber of the knee) may be involved. In the past, surgery to repair or remove parts or all of this cartilage was common. Current research, however, has shown in a group of patients who were deemed surgical candidates, 60-70% of those who participated in a physical therapy program, instead of surgery, did not go on to have surgery. Further, after 1 year those outcomes were unchanged. This study suggests that physical therapy may be an effective alternative for those patients who would like to avoid surgery.

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My mother has been suffering from knee pain for so many years. What precautions should she follow to get rid of pain?

Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
My mother has been suffering from knee pain for so many years. What precautions should she follow to get rid of pain?
Hi avoid prolong standing, walking. Do exercise regularly basis use ice comoression around knee joint fo 3time 10min duration use knee support avoid knee bending consult me after 10days.
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Fractures - How To Diagnose Them?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Fractures - How To Diagnose Them?

Fractures are simply a break in a bone. They can be caused due to injury, (traumatic fractures) or a pre-existing condition like osteoporosis that causes weakening of bones (pathologic fractures). There are many ways to classify fractures. All fractures fall into the major categories of simple and compound fractures. Simple fractures are fractures where bones remain inside the skin and don’t jut out. They are also called closed fractures.

Compound fractures, also called open fractures, are broken bones that penetrate through the skin. These types expose the bone and deep tissues to the environment. Compound fractures are more serious of the two. The healing here may be affected due to deep infections for which antibiotics need to be used. There are many different sub types of fractures and we’re only going to skim through them here.

  1. Comminuted fractures: Severe fractures in which a bone breaks into several smaller pieces.
  2. Avulsion fractures: A small piece of bone is completely torn off from the main bone due to fierce pulling off a part of the body.

Other types of fractures are characterised by the many different angles the bone breaks into like transverse, oblique and spiral fractures.

Diagnosis
When a bone is broken there are symptoms like swelling that doesn’t subside on its own and pain. In such a case it’s imperative that one goes to a doctor for a diagnosis. Doctors can usually recognise most fractures by examining the injury and taking an X-ray. The X-ray also provides a clear idea about the type of fracture and the degree of displacement of the bone. And, it’s important that the patient doesn’t wait too long before approaching a doctor. This is because bones begin to heal very quickly after a fracture and the bone tissue will heal using any tissue available. This can lead to a misalignment of broken pieces of bone and cause disability and loss of function.

There are cases when X-ray may not show a fracture. This is especially common in fractures in the hip and wrist in older people. For diagnosing these, doctors will get some other tests done such as a computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or a bone scan.

Treatments
Fractures have to be treated by doctors. The doctors set the fractured bones in their proper place and hold them there so that they can heal. Setting a bone is called "reduction." Reduction without surgery is called "closed reduction." But if the fracture is serious, it’s going to require surgery with bone repositioning, called open reduction.

In extreme cases, pins, plates, screws, rods, or glue are used to hold the fractured bones in place, inside the body. Once the bone abutment has been treated, the bone is immobilised to allow the broken pieces to heal. In most cases, the fractured part is set in a rigid cast. The fractured ends of the bone can be fixed into place using metal pins connected to an external frame. This is removed after the bone has healed. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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I had back pain more than 4 years due to accident when working now I was under physiotherapy treatment in government hospital. With heating therapy and doctor guide me to do some workouts. I want to know is this cured?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I had back pain more than 4 years due to accident when working now I was under physiotherapy treatment in government ...
May be you need to go for a scan if the pain n does not subside. You can try Homeopathy which can relieve your pain without any side effects. Till then keep doing the exercise so that your muscles are in good tone and support the spine. You can contact me for Homeopathic treatment if you are interested.
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I am 20 years of age and since the last couple of days I am experiencing back ache. I am not able to walk or even got out of the bed. What should I do to reduce the pain?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 20 years of age and since the last couple of days I am experiencing back ache. I am not able to walk or even got...
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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Bone Fracture - Common Types and How They Can be Prevented?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Bone Fracture - Common Types and How They Can be Prevented?

The human body allows for movement through the complex system of bones, muscles and joints. A break in the bone is medically known as a fracture and can be caused by constant stress, pressure or impact. It is common knowledge that with age, the bone strength decreases and incidence of fractures (osteoporotic fracture) increases. Based on the affected bone and impact, different types of fractures are commonly identified as:

  1. Complete: When the breakage of the bone is complete, producing two or more pieces, it is referred to as a complete fracture.
  2. Incomplete: When the breakage is incomplete, where the bone has cracked, but does not break into pieces, it is known as an incomplete fracture.
  3. Another type would be the open or closed fracture:
    • Open fracture: When the skin is exposed and the bone breaks through this exposed skin, it is known as compound or open fracture.
    • Simple or closed fracture: The bone breaks, but the skin continuity is maintained. Again, here are different types including hairline, greenstick, oblique, etc.

What is the reason behind a fracture?
A bone will fracture when force is applied to it that is stronger than the bone itself. A key factor in a bone’s susceptibility to fracturing is age. Both children and older people are prone to bone fractures. Children’s bones are constantly growing and have not reached their full strength. Elderly people have brittle bones with old age and are prone to develop bone diseases, making them susceptible to fractures.

How they are treated?
Splint and pain medications are commonly used. Closed reduction where the fracture is reduced without opening up the tissues and open reduction, where the tissues are opened up are common approaches to managing fractures.

Can they be prevented?
Especially with children and in the elderly, extra precaution should be taken to avoid any kind of injury and fracture.

  1. Develop an exercise routine to strengthen the muscles
  2. Manage weight
  3. Use the right footwear and exercise gear
  4. Watch your medications (avoid sleep inducing ones)
  5. Increase lighting in the room/home to improve clarity of vision for elderly
  6. Make the home/living area fall-proof by reducing clutter, using railing in the bathroom and bedrRhinoplastyoom, using rubber mat, etc.
  7. While a fall may seem inevitable, taking the above steps can help reduce the incidence and severity of a fall, thereby minimizing damage.
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I am 45 years old. My right knee is suffering a pain when I release it after 5 minutes of sitting position. I can recognise a sliding movement inside from my knee. May this cause misplacement of the bone.

DNB ORTHO, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MS ORTHO, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I am 45 years old. My right knee is suffering a pain when I release it after 5 minutes of sitting position. I can rec...
Quadriceps exercises & hamstring strengthening exercises avoid squatting and sitting cross leg tab rosiflex trio bd morning and eveningtab meganac th4 bd morning and evening tab calgel ds afternoon tab mocal d3 once a week collamax sachet once a day with a glass of water tab pantocid dsr bbf high protein diet revert back
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I donated blood of 300 ml. 2 days back. From them I am feeling week. What do I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I donated blood of 300 ml.
2 days back. From them I am feeling week. What do I do.
Generally no weakness arise on blood donation. It is only psychological you may take pomegranate juice200ml.dailyf,or ,1,0d,ays
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I am 58 years my knee pains a lot, I started 3 years treatment after 2 years till now not get relaxed.

BAMS
Ayurveda,
You caught by arthritis. Calcium deficiency is there as well as regular exercise has to be maintain.
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Sir, on 2.8. 15 I suffered seizure 1st time in my life of 54 yrs age, suffered left shoulder dislocation. As per ortho and neurologist advise I took rest for 3 weeks after my shoulder joint was set and have been using lavaraticam, calcium, antacid and other tabs prescribed. Is there a possibility of recurrence of seizure in next 6 months r so? can I drive 2 or 4 wheeler now? if not when?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Sir, on 2.8. 15 I suffered seizure 1st time in my life of 54 yrs age, suffered left shoulder dislocation. As per orth...
Yes you should be cautious. You should not drive alone. It may be repeated anytime. Try to find out the cause for seizures.
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I am 22 years old student suffering from piles, since the age of 16 years and at I also suffering from back pain so please tell what should I do to get relief. And also tell me required medicine that should I take.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 22 years old student suffering from piles, since the age of 16 years and at I also suffering from back pain so p...
Take cap. Rectone 1-1-1 after food with buttermilk and tab. Anuloma ds 1-2 tabs at bedtime with hot water. Take tab. Bolabaddha ras 1-1-1 after food whenever there is bleeding after passing stools. Apply pilon ointment before and after passing stools. Consume high fiber diet and drink 2-3 litres of water per day. Apply mahanarayana taila 3 times a day and massage for 10-15 mins and give hot water fomentation. Take tab. Mahayogaraja gggulu 1-1-1 with hot water for about a week and revert back.
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I am 20 years old, I feel my bones weak, there is crack sound produced when I do some physical work. My weight is 90 kg. Whenever I sit in same position my hand, leg, foot sleep.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS, N.D.D.Y
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 20 years old, I feel my bones weak, there is crack sound produced when I do some physical work. My weight is 90 ...
It's due to nutritional deficiencies and overweight. Control your with exercise and dieting and take calcium, vitamin d and vitamin e supplements. Take plenty of vitamin b12 for nerves.
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I sir I am pratish kumar reddy I got neck pain how to sovle my problem in homemade, when my head rotate means pain is coming please tell me suction.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I sir I am pratish kumar reddy I got neck pain how to sovle my problem in homemade, when my head rotate means pain is...
* Neck pain occurs due to wrong posture or due to strain on your neck muscle . Check your posture , do not bend your neck excessively and when you work on your laptop or computer after half hour of working move your neck slowly in clockwise and anticlockwise direction . * Do neck massage with lukewarm mustard oil . * Do not take pillow of high hight during sleeping Or avoid to take pillow . * In diet vegetable protein of cereal , B complex supplements and half teaspoon of haldi in a cup of milk for seven days will give you enough relief.
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I am suffering from fever and my body is very hot, my leg also pain. What I am going.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from fever and my body is very hot, my leg also pain. What I am going.
Hello, Take Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11, both after every 2 hourly for 4 days. Management: -Sponging or bathing with tepid water. The use of a fan or air conditioning may somewhat reduce the temperature and increase comfort. If the temperature reaches the extremely high level of hyperpyrexia, aggressive cooling is required. -Take rest and drink plenty of fluids. -Take light, bland, properly cooked home-made healthy food only. **********Consult again if the fever is accompanied by a severe headache, stiff neck, shortness of breath, or other unusual signs or symptoms.***********
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I am having lower back pain. I have tried lots of exercises and yoga asking for curing it. But they work temporarily .after some time or some days. The pain starts again. Please give me permanent solution.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am having lower back pain. I have tried lots of exercises and yoga asking for curing it. But they work temporarily ...
Dear you can follow these methods for relief from Backache(back pain): * First correct your sitting posture. Do not bend your lower back.You can use lumber belt for support. * Do regular back strength exercises.Move your clockwise and anticlock wise. * Do not sleep on very soft bed ,sleep on slight hard cotton mattress. * Do Tadasana and Bhjangasana for back strengthening.If you can not understand these asans you can consult me. * Take calcium rich diet and calcium and vitamin D supplements regularly. *Do not Take any heavy weight or heavy work. * If you are over weight then follow a good and effective diet plan to loose some kilos of weight. You can consult me to get a diet chart. * You can take Guggalu tablets of Himalaya for fast relief. You can consult me privately for detailed and complete treatment.
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I am 14 year old 60 kg I have severe knee pain when I get up after siting. Some say it is because of the weight what to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmednagar
I am 14 year old 60 kg I have severe knee pain when I get up after siting. Some say it is because of the weight what ...
You should reduce your weight considerably which is aggravating your knee problem. Control on your diet and regular exercise is very necessary.
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What is the difference between osteopathy and a physiotherapy? What should I prefer in case of old serious muscular pain?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
What is the difference between osteopathy and a physiotherapy?
What should I prefer in case of old serious muscular p...
Physiotherapy is a way of treatment via third person or by equipments or actively osteopathy is problem in bone or bones IFT is the better for muscular pain.
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I am 43 years old man and had diagnosis with Cervical spondylosis. In 2013 my right hand got numb and had to taken laser therapy and ultra sound. After that I was fine. But now for few days having backache. Can you please suggest some exercise. Thanks,

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 43 years old man and had diagnosis with Cervical spondylosis. In 2013 my right hand got numb and had to taken la...
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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