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Dr. Iftikhar Azzam

Physiotherapist, Mumbai

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Dr. Iftikhar Azzam Physiotherapist, Mumbai
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Dr. Iftikhar Azzam is an experienced Physiotherapist in Kurla West, Mumbai. You can visit him at Fauziya Hospital in Kurla West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Iftikhar Azzam on Lybrate.com.

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I am 47 years, male. Since a week now, I am experiencing a creaking/clicking sound in my right knee. There is no pain, but I'm concerned. What should be my next step? As per my location, can you advice any medical consultation and line of treatment. Thanks.

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I am 47 years, male. Since a week now, I am experiencing a creaking/clicking sound in my right knee. There is no pain...
Well creaking sound is a warning sign. There is a fluid in our joints which aids in easy movement and acts as a cushion and a protective layer for the bones as well creaking sound means that your joint fluid levels have depleted. Considering your age, ignoring this may lead to osteo arthritis etc. My advice - get a x ray done. Then undergo this wonderful ayurveda therapy called janu vasti to replenish the lost joint fluids. This is a 7 day course and takes about 45 minutes daily diet wise - work on improving your calcium levels fruits like chikku, banana, guava are rich in calcium. Dates are great as well sesame - this is the wonder drug to replenish joint fluids. You can have 1 tsp of sesame oil or roasted and powdered sesame everyday. Ideally mix it with one morsel of your food like rice/roti and have it. Milk/buttermilk is advised as well practice knee joint exercises regularly.

My mother is getting pain at her hand and leg fingers. Mainly at the joints. Kindly sugguest the reason for it and also for treatment. My mother's age is 44.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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1.This is arthritis problem related to age. 2.Start with Physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise. 3.Take calcium and methylcobalamine supplement with Glucosamine for one month.

Its about my mother. She is 41 in age and a weight across 54. Suffering normally by the ankle pain usually with body pain too. So kindly please get me the suggestions of it. Thank you.

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Its about my mother. She is 41 in age and a weight across 54. Suffering normally by the ankle pain usually with body ...
Hello, please take homoeopathic medicine omeo injury (b jain company) one talet empty stomach morning and evening for a week. Thank you.

I have low back pain what should I do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
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Backache is the commonest ailment. 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 use no pillow under the head. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. Take multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Do back (spine) exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do ask for detailed treatment plan. Don? t ignore, lest it becomes starting point of a major problem.

Hi, I am having back pain. What should i do? Please advise.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
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Kindly show me a photograph & digital x rays of 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 use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days. Bio d3 max 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. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.

I have a back pain for 4 months.

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I have a back pain for 4 months.
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 & 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.

I am 23 years old. Some days my backbone are pain then I take medicine like move and antibiotics 5tablet but it is not rest my pain. Help me.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
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I am 23 years old. Some days my backbone are pain then I take medicine like move and antibiotics 5tablet but it is no...
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 God bless you.

Knee joint painful from last 15 years but managing to move around. Recently started getting pain in the lower back right side and right hip joint. Fingers & palms are painful after sleep whether at night or day. I feel it is Rheumatoid Arthritis. What homeopathic medicine would you recommend. My age is around 60 years.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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Sir start with Physiotherapy sessions for Knee pain and learn exercise. Use knee cap and start with calcium supplement and methylcobalamine supplement. Also tAke Omega3.

Good morning sir My neck was looks like little bit bend and my shoulders are paining sometimes, and I am not able to stand more than 1 hour. What is my problems. Please advise. Thanking you.

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Good morning sir My neck was looks like little bit bend and my shoulders are paining sometimes, and I am not able to ...
Hi Thanks for your query and Welcome to Lybrate. I am Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. We will actually need to see your X Rays and MRI of neck region because there could be some issues with compression as you are having a bent posture of neck and also are having difficulty with standing. 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

I am 34 year old having pain in my arm from solder to finger. .during sleeping more pain come.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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I am 34 year old having pain in my arm from solder to finger. .during sleeping more pain come.
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.

Being twice angioplasty done - for my knee cartilage repair I am on supplements like glucosamine - is it ok to continue with the supplement though I take one cap of ramitorva - please advice

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
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Being twice angioplasty done - for my knee cartilage repair I am on supplements like glucosamine - is it ok to contin...
Glucosamine has no role in the repair of cartilage. You would need arthroscopic knee surgery. It is a very safe procedure in our hands with uniformly good results. We have very good well equipped center in delhi. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Don? t ignore it lest it become beginning of a bigger problem persistent pain knee will be harmful to your heart.

Postures for a Fit Spine

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The way we sit, walk, bend or stand is hugely dependent on one very vital organ of the human body; the spine. The spinal column provides strength and support to your entire framework. It has nerves, muscles, bones and tendons; all of which enhance proper functioning of your body. The human brain sends signals to the nerves in your spinal cord, a mass of nerve fibers and tissues ensconced within the spine, which further prompts every single part of your body to perform minute and notable actions all the same. A spine injury can, thus impair your health; in many cases it can even turn out to be fatal. Care should be taken to avoid sources of spine shock or injury. If an injury has already been acquired, it should be treated either through exercising or through medical assistance.

A few postures to reap the benefits of a fit spine:

1. Twist your spine either early in the morning or after a tiring day: Fold one leg while the other leg remains perched on the folded one. If the left leg is folded the left elbow should be rested on your perched right knee and the right palm should be placed on the yoga mat behind your right hip. This posture can be repeated by folding the right leg as well. It increases spine mobility by twisting it to the end of its range sideways. Muscular spine aches can be remedied by following this posture once each day.

2. Do not slouch but sit straight: Some people are in the habit of slouching when they sit or stand. This is an absolutely wrong thing to do if your spine health is of any concern to you. Stretch out your shoulder blades and remain erect while standing and the same should be followed while sitting. Bending one's spine, unless it is necessary, can be very harmful.

3. Stretch your spine in three directions: This exercise is a good way to allay the tension your spine has to undergo every day. Sit with folded legs, intertwine your fingers and stretch your arms upward, in front and at the back to expand your spine to the full.

4. The downward doggy posture can relieve back pain: In this yoga posture, one is expected to stretch his or her legs according to the width of the person's back and stoop forward by placing the palms on a yoga mat. Knees and elbows should not bend.
Postures for a Fit Spine

I have some serious injury on my left hand. The pain will growing faster. Can you suggest me a proper treatment for this?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
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I have some serious injury on my left hand. The pain will growing faster. Can you suggest me a proper treatment for t...
hand injuries can't be treated on line. --. Kindly go to a hospital. For pain you may take ; --.Paracetamol 250 mg SOS.

Hi, I am having a serious back pain when I wake up in the morning whats should I do to get relief from it please suggest something.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
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Hi, I am having a serious back pain when I wake up in the morning whats should I do to get relief from it please sugg...
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)

I am suffering from knee pains since a long time. Is knee replacement surgery safe and good. Can I walk as previous after surgery my age 52 male.

MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rheumatologist
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I am suffering from knee pains since a long time. Is knee replacement surgery safe and good. Can I walk as previous a...
Why do you want to go for knee replacement surgery? knee replacement surgery is the last resort if all necessary actions fail. First of all the diagnosis of knee pain has to be made. At the age of 52 years the most common cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis which can be diagnosed by an x ray. If it is osteoarthritis then along with medications few life style modifications are extremely important. You must avoid sitting on the floor, squatting, stair climbing, prolonged standing or prolonged walking, and you must do exercises for quadriceps strengthening. During walking you shoud use functional knee brace with hinge. If there is swelling rub ice for 15 mins 4 times a day. You can also modify your shoe to reduce pain in knee. Shoe modification is based on knee deformity. Most of the cases need shoe with lateral wedge insole for genu varus and calcaneovarus deformities. If all these measure fail to resolve your pain (provided the case is osteoarthritis) you can go for injections like steroid or high molecular weight hyaluronic acid before going for knee replacement surgery as mentioned earlier knee replacement surgery is the last resort. I answered for osteoarthritis knee, but first of all the diagnosis has to be confirmed. X ray knee joint, routin blood test and few special tests will help to get the doagnosis. Thank you.

I am 22 years old and I had problem on my backbone is paining. We use some of the medicine but nothing should work so what should I do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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I am 22 years old and I had problem on my backbone is paining. We use some of the medicine but nothing should work so...
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.

What are the tennis elbow remedies?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist
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Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. Tennis elbow is inflammation of lateral epicondyle region which is the site of attachment of common extensor group of tendons. You are advised to start with gentle anti inflammatory medications, physical therapy like ultrasonics, laser therapy for local application, if required a tennis elbow brace can also be used. Meanwhile also continue with ice packs for local application and local analgesic spray like dynapar qps spray for application. 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.

I have pain in foot when walk. It is moderate for the time being. Generally when I wake up in morning, I feel major pain in foot. Later on after a hour or so, it get reduced and feel normal the day. However, pain become unbearable if I walk and roam around much such as a mall visit etc. Winter were comfortable while the same is back in summer. I got all body test done and got normal report. Please suggest.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist
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Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. There are several causes for pain in foot region, but you will have to tell me which part of the foot is involved whether it is toes, midfoot or around the heel region as there are different causes for all of them. Also you have mentioned that you have got some tests done for them, can you kindly send me the reports so that I can also have a look and advise you accordingly. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.

Hi, I have pain in my left leg heel. My uric acid level is 7.8 and fasting sugar level is 100, Please advise.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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Hi, I have pain in my left leg heel. My uric acid level is 7.8 and fasting sugar level is 100, Please advise.
Leg pain- for leg pain, please follow the below advise: keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises- quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise. Ankle stretch calves get a custom made insole. Hams stretching. Sports taping. Hot fomentation.

Can Cervical lordosis with mild bulge in the disc from C3-C-7 be corrected completely with proper exercises n physiotherapy treatment.

M.SC. in Sports Injury, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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Can Cervical lordosis with mild bulge in the disc from C3-C-7 be corrected completely with proper exercises n physiot...
Hi yes it can be corrected with proper care and exercises also the disc bulge can be reduced by strengthening the muscles around the cervical region. If not taken care it might aggravate and then lead to severe issues so kindly be regular on the physiotherapy exercises.
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