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Dr. Neena Singh Chitnis  - Rheumatologist, Mumbai

Dr. Neena Singh Chitnis

MBBS, MD - Rheumatology

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

14 Years Experience  ·  800 - 1300 at clinic
Dr. Neena Singh Chitnis MBBS, MD - Rheumatology Rheumatologist, Mumbai
14 Years Experience  ·  800 - 1300 at clinic
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14+ Years Of Experience Consultant, Rheumatology S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim Gained expertise in treating common diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondily......more
14+ Years Of Experience Consultant, Rheumatology S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim Gained expertise in treating common diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondilytis. At the same time I have also good experience in managing challenging cases like SLE,vasculitis, sjogrens syndrome, inflammatory myositis. Have also seen many uncommon diseases like relapsing polychondritis, pagets disease, morphea. During this period I have gained confidence in the use of routine DMARDS as well as newer biologicals. I have good experience of intra-articular injections.
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Dr. Neena Singh Chitnis is a trusted Rheumatologist in Dadar West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Shushrusha Hospital in Dadar West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Neena Singh Chitnis on

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MD - Rheumatology - B.J. MEDICAL COLLEGE, PUNE - 2008
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Super Fact of the Day: The load distributed over your kneecap can be up to 5 times your body weight!

Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certificate in Population Health, Certificate in Diabetology and Prevention, Nutritionist, MHSc (Public Health), MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Super Fact of the Day: The load distributed over your kneecap can be up to 5 times your body weight!
Your knees play an important role in weight bearing activities, such as walking, running and going up/down stairs. The load distributed over your kneecaps can be up to 5 times your body weight, especially while climbing down stairs. That is why overweight people often develop knee problems.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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I am not able to walk properly since 3 weeks as I am having an unbearable pain in my knee, tried multiple home remedies, like volini gel and spray but didn't work, what to do? Please help me!

Physiotherapist, Noida
Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- 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 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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My age is 26 year and I have knee osteoarthritis. And doctor advise to go for knee replacement surgery. Is it really advisable to go for surgery or to go for any alternative treatment ? Knee replacement surgery is safer or not ?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
If your knee completely damage then do surgery its safe other physiotherapy treatment best to maintain your problem.
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I am 74 year male suffering from oa since last 6 month and treated by a ortho doctor with a medicine named joint guard 1bd. I improved considerable, and later on an mbbs doctor reduced medicine to 1od, I think this slowed my recovery too much. I wanted know whether reducing the dose by mbbs doctor is ok or not, if not what dose it should have.?

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
Visit your primary orthopedic surgeon. Dr prashant parate. Sportsorthocare shoulder and knee specialist
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Can Poor Diet and Nutrition be a Cause of Arthritis?

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
Can Poor Diet and Nutrition be a Cause of Arthritis?

One of the most common diseases that afflict a large section of the population is arthritis. It is common among people who are above 40 years of age. Acute joint pain, difficulties in movement and weakened bones are among the most common symptoms of arthritis. Given the fact that it is a condition that has permeated into modern life so deeply is what makes arthritis one of the most feared illnesses of this time. Although there are multiple forms of arthritis, there are primarily two types, which are:

  1. Osteoarthritis: This is characterized by a breakdown of the cartilage between the bones. It is mostly known to affect a person’s joints.
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: This is a form of auto immune disease that severely affects the lining within the joints of bones.

The causes of arthritis might vary from person to person. Some of them are discussed below:

  1. Diet and nutrition habits: Some food items, especially red meat and products derived from animals can cause a rise in the level of uric acid thus, increasing the risks of arthritis as well as gout. Smoking also has been known to worsen this condition.
  2. Genetic predisposition: Some people are more prone to develop arthritis as they are genetically predisposed to it.
  3. Problem in the immune system: Rheumatoid arthritis is one condition which is caused by the attack of immune system on the lining of the joints within the body.

Risk factors for arthritis include:

  1. Obesity: The joints are subject to excess stress because of the excess weight. This results in a higher risk of arthritis in obese people.
  2. Age: The risk of arthritis increases with age.
  3. Family history: It is possible for you to be vulnerable to this disorder if arthritis runs in the family.
  4. Previous injury: People who have had a previous joint injury are more susceptible to arthritis.

Typical symptoms of both forms of arthritis are:

  1. Redness in the affected areas
  2. Stiffness in the joints
  3. Pain in the joints of the body
  4. Swelling in particular joints or most joints of the body
  5. Decreased mobility either due to pain or stiffness 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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Hi Dr. from last few months I am suffering from joint pain. So I showed the Dr. he said I am having arthritis so can you pls tell me what diet should I take, can I take non veg or not? Thank you.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
Non veg is fine. No oily food. Reduce weight. Take milk for calcium. Sunlight exposure for vitamin d. Daily exercises for knee. Cycling is good. Some medicines will help.
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I am 64 years old lady having knee pain in left leg while walking otherwise having no other problems kindly advise should I go for surgery or not?

DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Chennai
If the knee pain in interfering with your day to day activities and you want to maintain an active life, then certainly you have much to benefit from surgery. A total knee replacement is safe today and does very well in terms of giving a pain free, active and stable knee joint.
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Around 5 months ago while playing badminton jerked my knee on the ground. It still pains when I squat. Just that leg.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, dear lybrate user, there might be blood-clotting under patella. Take *homoeo-medicine* @ arnica mont 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ ledum pal 200-6 pills, thrice a day. * go for physiotherapy for knee-joint. Take, care.
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Hello doctor! I'm 29 height is 5 ft weight 36 kg only, and I have hypothyroid my tsh level was 118 which came to 20 by unani medicines and even I gained weight now since 3 months I'm taking unani medicine and since then I got so many pimples on my face and now it's been 3 months my pimples are not subsiding and now again my weight loss and got insomnia problems Will hempushpa solve acne and insomnia. Thank you.

BHMS, PhD Arthritis
Homeopath, Chennai
Hi, repeat your thyroid function test. T3,4 and TSH acne may be due to hormonal imbalance. Drink more water 4_5 liters. Avoid spicy and junk food. Homeopathic medicine can cure your acne and other complaints. After taking a test contact me for further. Take care.
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Hii. My husband was gout patient. He is 32 years old. Please can you suggest any medical cautions.

Ayurveda, Allahabad
Please give light food and avoid curd, havy food, udad ki dal and take plenty of water and exercise in medicine mahayograj guggulu 1 bd maharasnadi quath 4 tsf twice a day continues 3 month you will be cured.
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I am suffering from knee pain in my both legs. Suggest some help. It pains when I make my legs straight.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take UST and IFT for pain relief for 10 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist Best wishes.
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I am suffering from a knee ligament injury. My left knee ligament is torn. I have swelling in knee from more thn ten days. Can you suggest what should be done.

FRCS Orth, MCh Orth, MS Orth
Orthopedist, Delhi
Avoid weight bearing if knee is painful. Walk with the help of elbow crutches in both hands. Apply elastocrepe bandage and ice over knee. Start physiotherapy. Consult specialist in arthroscopy and sports medicine for further treatment.
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All About Hip Osteoarthritis

FFSEM, MFSEM, DIP - SEM GB & I, MCh - Orthopaedics, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
All About Hip Osteoarthritis

When joints get inflamed, it is known as arthritis. This causes swelling and pain in the joints of your body such as the hips and the knees. When the cartilage gets damaged at the ends of bones, a type of arthritis called osteoarthritis occurs.

There are two main types of osteoarthritis:

  1. Primary: This type is more generalized. It affects the knees, fingers, hips, spine and thumb.
  2. Secondary: This type can occur after injury or joint inflammation, or as a result of any disease that affects the ligament's composition, like hemochromatosis.

How is the hip affected by osteoarthritis?
Patients have difficulties walking if they have hip osteoarthritis. Diagnosing hip osteoarthritis is difficult. It is because the pain appears in varied locations, such as the groin, buttocks, knee or thigh. The pain can be a dull throb or can be sharp and stabbing. The hip is usually stiff.

What are the causes of hip osteoarthritis?
The causes of hip osteoarthritis are unknown. However, the factors that can lead to osteoarthritis are joint injury, excessive weight and rising age.
Along with the abovementioned factors, the following may contribute as well:

  1. The joints may not have developed accurately
  2. The cartilage may have inherited the defects
  3. If the joints are too irritated due to added pressure on them, like excess body weight or stressful activities that include hip movement, osteoarthritis may develop.

What are the symptoms of hip osteoarthritis?
The symptoms of hip osteoarthritis are as follows:

  1. Joints feel stiff when you get out of bed
  2. Joints feel stiff if you have been sitting for some time
  3. The joints feel painful, swollen or tender
  4. You can hear (a "crunching" sound) or feel the bones rubbing against each other.
  5. You find yourself unable to do certain things, like putting on socks, as it requires your hips to move.

How is hip osteoarthritis treated?
The main objective of treatment is to restore the patient's ability to move around. A part of this objective includes correcting the function of the hip and managing the pain. The treatment can include:

  1. Joint care and rest
  2. To take weight off the area affected, a cane is used
  3. Pain relief that does not involve drugs
  4. Shedding excess weight
  5. Exercising
  6. Surgery
  7. Alternative and complementary therapies
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Runner's Knee or Patellofemoral Syndrome (PFS)

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Runner's Knee or Patellofemoral Syndrome  (PFS)

Runner's knee or patellofemoral syndrome (pfs) is something many fitness enthusiasts encounter after running for a year or for several months. It is considered as a common phenomenon among regular joggers expecially who run on tough or uneven surfaces. To overcome this uneasiness few simple things can be practised, they are 

1. Strengthening on hip and knee muscles like push ups crunches would make hips active and gives the required shape. And in case of hiatus from running, trying with hands at things like weight lifting is recommended.

2. Doing quadriceps exercise like quad stretch kneeling quad stretch for 30 seconds makes the joints strong.

3. Stretching calf muscles is an effective method to heal the knee pain of runners and best way is doing a calf stretch against the wall.

4. Getting a new pair of shoes is the essential thing for a runner apart from posture. And it is recommended to replace it every 500 miles or six months to have flawless jogging session

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Hi, can we wear a knee cap/support while walking/running? Does it affect anything in the knee while walking if we wear one?

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Yes, it can be worn while walking, running, lifting heavy weights, etc. It helps to keep the joint in position. But do not wear it while sleeping; it will hinder the blood flow.
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I am 69 years old with backache and arthritis in fingers -early morning back pain is killing.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. There are many causes of pain in lower back region. It can be due to faulty posture, related to weak muscles, issues with intervertebral disc, narrowing of spinal canal, any bony instability besides many other, so accurate diagnosis is the key to proper management of the condition. You will have to elaborate your problem as to a detailed discussion of your back pain which means duration of pain and mode of onset. I would also like to ask you if it is associated with any leg pain or any other neurological symptoms like numbness, paraesthesias (electrical shock like abnormal sensations) or any weakness in limbs. Please also tell me about any associated symptoms like fever, weight loss etc. What medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. 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.
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Hello doctor my husband is 31 years old no matter how early we sleep but he has the habit of waking in the middle of the night once or twice at time. He doesn't do anything but he will sitting and sleep so this a symptom of insomnia.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, lybrate user, it shows that he is in stress of his work with anxiety which compails him awakened in d midnight. Ask him to tk, 3/4 glass of water to hydren himslf and to regulate metabolism to absorb neutrients to nourish his whole body. * he should go for meditation to reduce his stress and to calm his nerve to ease his distress. * he should be punctual towards his dietary regulation. * he should avoid, junk food, nicotine, alcohol, pizza, burger, watching tv in d late night. Give him homoeo medicines/ @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice. @ passiflora q-10 drops on her before, going to sleep in d night. Report his condition wkly, your feedback is solicited for further, follow up. Tk care.
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Is there any permanent cure for rhemautic arthritis for my mom who is suffering from a long time?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- rheumatic artheritis have a permanent cure only in ayurveda. Some ayurvedic medicines along with dietary changes can help. 1. Try not to eat old (basi) food. 2. Try not to sleep in day time. 3. Avoid excess curd and spices intake. 4. Start sinhanad guggulu 2 tab twice daily suvarna mahayoga 1 tab twice daily.
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Sir, my mother was suffering from rheumatic pains ; Which tests will confirm for knee joint replacement?

There is no such test. Well you can test for ra factor. Knee jt replacement is the last option. Depends on what is the condition of joint at present.
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