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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
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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 Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - B.J. MEDICAL COLLEGE, PUNE - 2003
MD - Rheumatology - B.J. MEDICAL COLLEGE, PUNE - 2008
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I have arthritis since 6 years. All my joints have swelling and pains a lot. I have tried steroids injections but it resulted in 'pus' Is there any other option except steroids? Recently I had done blood test and x-ray. According to my blood reports: RA : 66.0 Vitamin D3 : 13.8 ng/ml X-ray report: (both knee) 1. Bony out growth seen in upper end of both. 2. Tibia and lower end of both femur and patella.

Diploma in dietetics, PG certificate in Diabetes Education, BPTh/BPT, Verified Certificate in Nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I have arthritis since 6 years. All my joints have swelling and pains a lot. I have tried steroids injections but it ...
Dear lybrate user, try physiotherapy treatment. Electrotherapy or the physiotherapy modalities will definitely help ease the pain and swellings. A physiotherapist will also guide you the exercises you need to do to strengthen the muscles and avoid recurrence of such pain.
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BHMS
Homeopath, Purulia
For years Gout had been reffered as a rich man’s disease. Not any more. Gout is a man’s disease. It occurs about 90% more in men than in women.

An attack of gout occurs when excess uric acid is deposited in a joint and forms crystals. The joint treats these crystals as foreign invaders. To fight the invaders, the joint sounds out signals that it needs help. The body makes more white blood cells, which are delivered to the joint through the blood stream. These white cells release chemicals that cause inflammation, swelling and pain.

Uric acid results when purines, a group of chemicals present in all body tissues and many foods, are broken down. It has no useful function in the human body.

Normally, uric acid is excreted in the urine. This keeps blood levels low. But some men have inherited a metabolic glitch that allows too much uric acid to build up in the blood. Ninety percent of the time the build-up occurs because the kidneys don’t excrete enough uric acid. But sometimes the body just produces too much of the pesky chemical.

As the most common type of inflammatory arthritis, gout is often overlooked as a serious disease. In fact, 7 in 10 adults don’t know that gout is a form of arthritis. Gout is associated with other serious conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and blood lipid issues, which are dangerous and can potentially become life-threatening. Gout is an extremely painful disease, yet just one in five think of gout as a “serious” condition.

While gout can affect a number of joints, it most commonly affects the big toe. Consumption of alcoholic beverages – particularly beer – has been linked to gout flares. While people who don’t drink beer can still get gout, studies have shown that those who do drink beer are more likely to suffer from attacks.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to gout attacks, including high uric acid levels greater than 6 mg/dL and consumption of alcohol. Taking steps like getting your uric acid levels checked regularly and avoiding trigger foods and drinks, like red meat and alcohol, can help to reduce future attacks.

Certain foods – including shellfish, like lobster – have been linked to an increase in gout flares. As part of a low-purine diet, patients are encouraged to include more foods such as low-fat or non-fat dairy products, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts and grains. Keeping the body well hydrated, helps your kidneys excrete the excess Uric acid secreted.

While allopathic medicine only prescribes pain killers it does not get down to the root cause.
Homeopathy works well here. It gets to the root cause and helps you bounce back to good health. A thorough case taking by a homeopath is necessary to arrive at the right remedy. Some of the remedies that work for gout are
Urtica urens, Aurum muriaticum natronatum, Solidago, Coccus cacti, Acidum flouricum, Actaea spicata,China officinalis, Caullophyllum, Bryonia alba, Benzoicum acidum, Kalium iodatum.Kali bromicum, Rhus tox

How Ayurveda Helps Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
How Ayurveda Helps Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is allopathic terminology used for disease. According to ayurveda, it comes under vatvyadhi among all vatvyadhi, you can compare it with amavata and vatrakta it depends upon person to person symptoms. According to ayurveda, when a person comes to you first give langhana that is fasting so that amapachana is done i.e. for toxin removal then give dipan pachan drugs like guduchi amalaki mustha. Its kashay gives good resultm then in panchakrama, vaitarana basti plays an important role. It removes avarodha in the Channel.

Sarvanga with saindhvadi tail is useful in medicines. You can take tablet - Rhumalya forte tablet, sinhanada guggul tablet, punarnava guggul syrup, rasna saptak kashay also plays an important role, for the local application you can use vishagarbha tail to avoid potato bringal toor dal, chana dal, thus by this way ayurveda helps in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Inflammation of this space leads to painful, swollen joints that can also turn red and become stiff over a period of time. The joint surfaces can gradually progresses to produce deformities (the swan-neck deformity of the hand for instance) and disability.

Because it is an autoimmune disorder, the exact etiology is not known but lifestyle, stress, cold weather are supposedly predisposing factors. That being the case, it is not surprising that Ayurveda has a variety of options, both in terms of do's and don't's to manage rheumatoid arthritis - both the severity of symptoms and further progression of the disease.

Do's: A well-planned diet will help by supporting optimal functioning of the immune system and nourish the affected joints.

  1. People diagnosed with RA should follow a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables. Drumsticks, bitter gourd, carrot, papaya, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, etc., reduce inflammation and hyperactivity of the immune system. The antioxidant properties in these neutralize the free radicals circulating in the body (responsible for increasing inflammation). This helps control the longstanding inflammation of the joints
  2. It is also advisable to eat them as whole fruits and not as juices. The fiber in the whole fruits helps digestion
  3. Sprinkle pepper powder over cooling food items like cucumber and radish
  4. Include garlic which is an excellent remedy for RA, can be mixed with buttermilk
  5. Whole grains such as wheat, brown rice, millet, barley are beneficial for RA, their high fiber content helps in proper digestion and promotes regular bowel movements
  6. Honey mixed with water
  7. Drink boiled milk to which dry ginger powder is added; this can replace tea and coffee
  8. Milk mixed with turmeric powder is also helpful in controlling inflammation
  9. Work at reducing weight

Don'tsIn addition to adding the above to your diet, there are some things to avoid, which can worsen symptoms of inflammation.

  1. Avoid overall unhealthy and irregular diet habits which affects the immune system and aggravates symptoms
  2. Avoid sleeping during daytime and staying awake at nights
  3. Avoid deep fried foods and fermented food items
  4. Given its autoimmune nature, it is better to avoid regular allergy-inducing foods like dairy products, soy, peanuts, processed foods, artificial additives, etc. These could trigger an enhanced allergic reaction.
  5. Avoid alcohol, tobacco
  6. Avoid tea and coffee and other caffeinated drinks

With simple daily food habit and lifestyle changes, the severity of RA can be managed effectively. Along with do's and don'ts, follow ayurvedic treatment with proper ayurvedic physician. It will give much relief. RA is treated in Ayurveda very nicely but you require patience and dos pathya regularly.

With the help of Panchakarma, ayurveda breaks the pathology of rheumatoid arthritis. With the help of medicines, we remove the toxins. And helps to treat the patient. Some drugs like mahavatvidvans ras. Vatgajankush ras mahrasnadi kadha. Helps to treat rheumatoid arthritis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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My wife has been suffering from severe pains fingers of both hands and wrists and in the feet. Mornings she suffers from stiffness in the fingers and hands. She has been using pain killers by consulting orthopedists. Is this rheumatoid arthritis.

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 your symptoms point towards a classical description of inflammatory arthritis, so to confirm it get blood tests done for your wife - cbc, esr, crp, ra factor, anti ccp antibodies, ana, serum vitamin d levels, serum electrolytes, thyroid profile. Once you have got these tests done, you can then get back to me. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 40 years old I have back pain and knee pain and over weight please get one medicine for me please help me.?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 40 years old I have back pain and knee pain and over weight please get one medicine for me please help me.?
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) try & loose some weight. It will possibly take care of your 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) loose some weight, it will take care of your pain knee as well.
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I am 20 years old and I am feeling knee pain bcoz of zuma classes. Taking physio therapy but not working.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
I am 20 years old and I am feeling knee pain bcoz of zuma classes. Taking physio therapy but not working.
you may have to avoid high impact activities which bring about pain and go for low impact activities like static biking and swimming
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Hello I am 30 years old and my knee pains very much whenever I sit on poty I have tried so many treatments but nothing happens so many ayurvedic then also Pls tell me something.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello I am 30 years old and my knee pains very much whenever I sit on poty I have tried so many treatments but nothin...
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. 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.
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Hello Doctor Jab se ye winters shuu hui h mere panv ki nas bahut jyada chadhne lag gayi h.raat ko sote sote need me hi achank se dard shuru ho jata h or kuch Der rub krne pe sahi hoti h. Some times when I change my posture it starts to pain. Before this winter I felt it once or twice in whole winters. Bt now days this has become frequently. Doc pls tell me what is this n what kind of precautions I should take care of? N what kind of food I must have?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Yog and Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hello Doctor Jab se ye winters shuu hui h mere panv ki nas bahut jyada chadhne lag gayi h.raat ko sote sote need me h...
Dear Lybrate user, pav ki Nas chadhana aur Dard hona ye cheeze calcium aur potassium ki kami se hote hai. Calcium aur potassium wali sabjiya, eggs, nariyal Pani ka istemal chalu kijiye. Khajur aur sukhe anjir bhi labhdayak hai. Mahanarayan Tel ,rat me some se pehle pairoko lagaye. Pankhe ke niche ya, AC lagake na soye. Thank you.
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I am suffering back pain since 23 days. I have also psoriatic arthritis and I take some medicine like ostocalcium, sazz ds, Folic acid vitamin D supplement, zplanel plane. What should I do please tell me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Dermatology
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am suffering back pain since 23 days. I have also psoriatic arthritis and I take some medicine like ostocalcium, sa...
Hey lybrate-user, as you are having psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis is genetic disorder triggered due to stressful conditions and irregular life style. We are treating psoriasis using ayurvedic medicines. Psoriasis has three stages. First stage is when disease remain on skin and there are scaly patches. Second stage comes when there is pitting on nails and in last stage it enter the joints and there is pain in small joints. Generally patient use steroidal application on patches which give temporary relief and disease reappear after 2/3 days. In severe cases methotrexate is used which is not a safer option and is liver toxic. Ayurveda has got a complete remedy for psoriasis. It is a safer option and can be used for longer duration without any side effects. Ayurvedic external application give very quick results with sun exposure in clearing the scales and internal treatment does not allow the disease to re appear. Psoriasis is a manageable disease and can be managed with ease and effectively using ayurveda. You should use 3 gms of haldi with milk helps in psoriasis patients.
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Leg area feels numb knee level down! I was given injection for tetanus and neurobion forte after which doc referred me to the neuro physicist who prescribed renerve, neurobion n liv52 on 10th feb n told to consult after 15 days. I can only feel little sensation when I pinch there. Should I be worried? He told that it was due to some nerve damage.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Leg area feels numb knee level down! I was given injection for tetanus and neurobion forte after which doc referred m...
Start your treatment with Rhus Tox 30 thrice a day for two days. One dz. of four tablets of. Kali Phos you also take any time in the day" after that call back.
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I have used expired relispray on my knees. It got expired in July 2016. Do I need to worry on this?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have used expired relispray on my knees. It got expired in July 2016. Do I need to worry on this?
Hi, Recently expired sprays, gels or ointments, when used unknowingly over the skin, does not give rise to serious problems. But never use the expired medicines internally.
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I have pain in my knee, wrist and the elbow. When I am taking rest it get reduced.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I have pain in my knee, wrist and the elbow. When I am taking rest it get reduced.
1. Go for fasting once a week. You can go for absolute fasting or rely on a liquid diet to digest ama (toxin). Fasting should be followed by hot fomentation or by taking a bath with lukewarm water or steam bath. 2. After fasting and fomentation, mix powdered long pepper, black pepper and dried ginger in equal quantities and take 1 teaspoon of this powdered mix with lukewarm water twice a day. This will help you restore your digestive fire. 3. Take one tablespoon of castor oil before going to bed, once or twice a week. It helps in cleansing ama (toxin) build up and balancing vata. 4. Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. 5. For dry fomentation of the affected joints, take a cloth and fold it into four, fill it with hot and sand make a potli (bag) out of it. Use this bundle for the fomentation of different joints. This is very helpful in reducing pain and swelling.
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I am 65 years female. I am suffering from knee pain in both knees. Even steroid injection has not totally removed pain.

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. It is clear from your description that you are suffering from knee arthritis for which intra- articular injections have also been prescribed to you earlier, and have not helped. Please tell me duration of pain and what are aggravating factors? how much distance can you walk and what is the analgesic requirement to carry out activities of daily routine? what medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. I also need to see your latest knee x rays so that I know what grade of arthritis are we dealing with on your case because management depends upon what x rays show. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Hello doctor my sister is suffering from arthritis on her right knee, from past few years she cant walk properly. Is there any remedy for this problem, after getting operated will she walk normally. Please suggest me in a right direction so that this problem get it solved. Thank you.

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. To answer your query, I will need certain information. What is your sister's age and since when is she having pain in her knee joint? also since you have mentioned that she is not able to walk properly, I will like to see her x rays so that I can see the amount of degeneration present. 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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I am a 27 year old male I have met an accident in which it was a grade 3b severely committed fracture of right limb, floating knee injury. Common peroneal nerve is in reinnervation and 80 degree movement in the knee. Secondary arthritis is developing now and a constant pain is there. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am a 27 year old male I have met an accident in which it was a grade 3b severely committed fracture of right limb, ...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Arnica 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Symphytum q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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In my left knee sometimes I fill pain and can't able to run and sometimes there is no pain. What should I have to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
In my left knee sometimes I fill pain and can't able to run and sometimes there is no pain. What should I have to do?
u are only 19 years old. this may be due to lack of calcium.. take some calcium supplement. avoid badi vegetables like arbi, kathal, peas and other like rice, urad dal, matar, rajma , chole..etc..
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Doctor I hv got a injury in my left knee. And im so frustrated from it from 2 months. I m on only bed rest and ihv got a plaster too if you want any M. R. I. Report so I can send you.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Doctor I hv got a injury in my left knee. And im so frustrated from it from 2 months. I m on only bed rest and ihv go...
Myself is a homoeopath and I will really appreciate if you can send me your MRI report if you have one as it will be really helpful to know about the exact nature of your injury.
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Arthritis - 5 Tips To Help You Manage It!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Arthritis - 5 Tips To Help You Manage It!

Arthritis is an agonising and degenerative condition caused by swelling and inflammation of the joints that causes pain and stiffness. Whether it is dull, sharp, smouldering or a pressure that must be described as having a hammer crushing one of your joints, chronic arthritis pain and joint inflammation is a very common disease among many adults.

Here are a few generic tips to help the condition of arthritis:

  1. General and regular exercising: Specialists prescribe the use of a workout plan that guarantees certain activities and exercise routine. The point of the regular exercising routine is to guarantee mobility and flexibility of the joints and enhance the scope of movement for patients. In the meantime, working out helps in enhancing the quality of the joints and allows better strength and support for the body. Along these lines, they help in diminishing both weight and strain on the joints.
  2. Weight control and healthy diet: Patients with arthritis will suffer more on account of weight gain. To keep away from an excess of weight and pressure on the joints as an after effects of weight gain, stay away from putting on weight. Eat healthier foods that comprise of more minerals and vitamins while giving less fat and calories to the body. Increasing vegetables and organic products in the eating regimen is great for arthritis pain. The leafy vegetables contain anti-oxidants. They also have anti-inflammatory effects on the joints and bones.
  3. Hot and cool treatment: Simple and basic hot and cold treatments can improve things greatly with regards to arthritis pain. Long, warm baths or showers particularly in the morning ease solidness and stiffness in your joints. Use an electric cover or warming cushion around evening time to keep your joints free and use moist warming cushions. Cool treatments are best to relieve arthritis pain. Wrap a gel ice pack or a sack of frozen vegetables in a towel and apply it to the painful joints for fast alleviation and relief from the pain and swelling.
  4. Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods: Arthritis and joint pain can increase if patients continue using nourishments that have high inflammatory impacts. However, some might not have a thought of what the foods are or what they give to the body. One needs to abstain from eating fast and junk food and processed food products. Turmeric, the most basic Indian spice, has a chemical in it called curcumin that might have the capacity to diminish arthritis pain.
  5. Plan carefully: It is hard to tell when a flare-up may happen, making your joints turn out to be hard and swollen, or when you will try too hard while working out. Since you cannot anticipate these occasions, it is a smart thought to be prepared beforehand and get ready for issues before they emerge with medication and your emergency numbers in place. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.
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Homeopathy

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi

Homeopathy is good for rheumatoid patients

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