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Dr. Mayank Thakkar

Physiotherapist, Mumbai

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Dr. Mayank Thakkar is a trusted Physiotherapist in Dahisar East, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Dr. Mayank Thakkar in Dahisar East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mayank Thakkar on Lybrate.com.

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My left lumber Spine L5-S1 caused mild bulge creating lot of pain while stand/ sit more than 2 hours. Is it must a surgery or it can solve by physiotherapy.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
If at all it is mild then no need to go for surgery. Get your physiotherapy done apply SWD, IFT and some back extension exercises. Thanks and regards Dr. Ritesh kharnal
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I am 33 yrs old, suffering from pivd, lumberlordisis or sciatica left for last eight months. Want surgery free treatment for the kindly advice

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Take cap flunil 20 mg daily once. Cap xilavit twice daily for 1 week if symptoms persist reply me by click on private.
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I have back pain. Which seems very pain ful. Also I have joint pain. What I have to do?

FRCS Orth, MCh Orth, MS Orth
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have back pain. Which seems very pain ful. Also I have joint pain. What I have to do?
Avoid forward bending, lifting weights and sitting posture. Practice sitting in vajrasan. Do yogasanas (bhujangasan, shalbhasan, makarasan, markatasan, chakrasan, kati uttanasan). Consult orthopaedic surgeon if symptoms persist.
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Footwear with heels and their biomechanical impact on heel pain

Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Msc Advanced Sports Therapy and Rehab Science (UK), honorary Doctorate
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Footwear with heels and their biomechanical impact on heel pain
Introduction

Women loves high heels, but if they continue wearing them all time chances of significant foot pain and associated problems either can occur directly or exacerbated by wearing heels. (Morin, n.d.).

Any time person wears footwear that disturbs or realigns the natural counter of the foot they are bound to cause foot pain the experts says. While, if you add a bit of inches (high heels) in to this calculations then the pain can soon escalate to damage says Stuart Mogul expert in podiatry. Due to this, there exists the change in the body segmental alignment. For instance wearing high heels will restrict the natural movement of the foot and in addition to the restriction there is increased loading of weight on that area hence the person is not just crushing the toes, but adding exaggerated body weight on them says the Sports Scientist (Biomechanics) Vasanth Kumar from Chennai who is also a performance coach.

Consequences of wearing footwear with heel

Researchers have found that people wearing high heels (2 Inches or more) have tighter calves. About 13% short on the calf muscle fibres on an average was found in the calf muscle scans among the people with frequent heel wearers in comparison with the people who avoided wearing heels. A study by Journal of Experimental Biology found that high heels led to stiffer calf (Achilles) tendons.

A study by Professor Marco Narici, (Manchester Metropolitan University) that involved 11 volunteers from 80 group of women who wore 5cms (2 Inches) of heel for over a period of two years had issues and struggled while walking on flat foot (Bare Foot). An MRI Scan of these volunteers showed no significant difference in length of the calf muscles in comparison with the group of women who wore flat shoes. While, an Ultra Sound scan showed shorter calf among the women who wore heels. In addition, the women who wore heels were asked to lie on their front on the couch and the researchers noticed the angle of the heel were greater due to the shortened calf. Above all these, the tendons were much thicker and stiffer among the women wearing heels than those who wore flat footwear that causes discomfort while walking on flat feet since the tendon cannot stretch sufficiently.

Prevention

Sammy Margo, chartered physiotherapist from London says not to wear heels or flat shoes all the time but to wear variety of heel heights that can keep the muscle in right length (Anon., 2010). Secondly, the researchers and scientists have found out that performing some regular stretching activities can minimise the issue of calf muscle tightening.

Stretching Exercises

Stand on tiptoes on a step, and using a handrail for balance to lower their heels as far as they can and hold the position for 10 – 15 seconds.
Strengthening the Tibialis anterior (Shin Muscle) muscle can be of a help (Toe Raise) for a count of 8 – 10 Repetitions 2 -3 sets a day says the Sports Scientist.

Tips

Select footwear with low heels – an inch and a half or lesser while a wider heel base can be of more help; a slightly thicker heel will spread the load more evenly. Narrow, stiletto-type heels provide little support and three inch or higher heels may shorten (Tighten) the Achilles tendon.

Softer insoles can reduce the impact on the knees.

Selecting right size footwear is more essential. Wearing shoes that allow your body to move naturally during walking will allow your feet, legs, hips and back to stretch.

Stretch your muscles as many times as possible during the day and while during rest.

Difference in Radiographs between High Heels and Normal Footwear

Conclusion

Do not let your sense of style cripple your ability to stand or step pain-free. “Your feet are, quite literally, your base of support. If your feet aren’t happy, nothing above them will be,” says Dr. Nevins. “Take a closer look at your shoe selection and take small steps now to prevent big foot problems later.” (Nevins, 2015). In addition to all these the above exercises as a regular routine will keep the muscles in the right length and can be used as the preventive factor.

I am 63 year old I have back pain for last 15 years and now legs are also paining. I cannot walk for long time unless I sit for sometime. please tell me what should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 63 year old I have back pain for last 15 years and now legs are also paining. I cannot walk for long time unless...
Requires detail examination and investigation Anyway you may try- sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress 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. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. 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, inform
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Hi Hope All is well. Actually I am getting pain in both knee from last 2 month. How to get relief.

MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Hi
Hope All is well.
Actually I am getting pain in both knee from last 2 month. How to get relief.
At your age, knee pain is not a very common. If only pain is the issue then this must be because of fatigue and if other signs of inflammation are also present then that must need proper evaluation. Consult anytime.
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When Should You See Your Doctor in Back Pain?

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Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
When Should You See Your Doctor in Back Pain?

Pain is unpleasant suffering caused by injury or illness. Back pain may be sudden/constant, dull, severe or not responding to short rest and medication. Constant pain in back in any region of spine for more than few days to weeks needs intervention.

Pain which is intense especially at night requires urgent visit to a specialist.

Sudden onset of pain in back with or without injury needs urgent attention.

Back pain with difficulty in walking, pain while getting up from position of comfort, pain during change of posture or pain after prolonged sitting (for work) can lead to serious permanent damage, if left untreated.

Pain which travels to one or both legs may be due to pressure on the nerve/s and if left untreated for long can lead to permanent weakness or damage.

Pain associated with numbness, tingling or weakness in legs, especially below the knees, commonly called Sciatica, needs to be investigated. Various spinal ailments can lead to weakness in one or two limbs or all four limbs. There may be associated or isolated numbness (loss of sensation to touch, pain or temperature) without back pain.

Numbness, tingling or weakness may be the only symptoms without any complaint or without history of back pain.

Problems related to bladder control which may be difficulty to control, hesitancy in passing or dribbling of urine. There may be associated constipation. Loss of bowel/bladder control is caused by pressure on spinal cord &/or nerves which may be due to injury, infection, disc prolapse or tumor.

Sudden swelling and redness in back usually happens after an injury or accident but sometimes are signs of underlying severe illness.

Loss of normal shape/curvatures of spine can present with or without pain. It can lead to forward, sideways or rarely backward bending.

Unintentional weight loss, loss of appetite, evening rise of fever or disturbed sleep with associated back pain/weakness/numbness needs visit to a specialist.

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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 mothers legs have pain she is 45 years old I regular give her foot massage with oil but it goes each days what to do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
My mothers legs have pain she is 45 years old I regular give her foot massage  with  oil but it goes each days what t...
Hi = relax and stay positive. = increase fluid intake. = eat seasonal fruits for natural vitamins = do streching of hamstring, quadriceps, and calf muscles. = if you are overweight, reduce weight by cycling or swimming as it gives low impact on joints. = do check your calcium and vit. D = apply moist heat pad to affected joint and muscles. If still you dont get relief consult physiotherapist as there are various causes for leg/ joint pain and some test may be required for further investigation. Best wishes.
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