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Dr. Nikhil Iyer

Orthopedist, mumbai

Dr. Nikhil Iyer Orthopedist, mumbai
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Hi doc, I have pain on my shoulder which advances to back and ribcage, what can be the issue.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Hi doc, I have pain on my shoulder which advances to back and ribcage, what can be the issue.
Dear lybrate-user I think you have a cervical spine problem and need detailed evaluation and imaging. We have successfully treated many patients like you with spinal manipulation.
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My leg just have twisted while running, its paining very much and also my leg is swollen.?

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
My leg just have twisted while running, its paining very much and also my leg is swollen.?
It may be ligament injury. Take rest. Apply ice. Give compression and elevation to leg. Follow this rice treatment. If no relief, then need to visit knee specialist.
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I am 32 years old female. Got married 3 months before. Got treatment for pus cells but now suffering from joint pain in ankle, knees and shoulders.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 32 years old female. Got married 3 months before. Got treatment for pus cells but now suffering from joint pain ...
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Can you kindly tell me where exactly were pus cells present and what treatment was given to you, so you can send me your reports as well. Also is your joint pain associated with stiffness in morning, or any other systemic symptoms? I would like to see your initial investigations like cbc, esr, crp, serum electrolytes, serum vitamin d & b12 levels and thyroid profile. 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 could not relief from my back pain even i have taken advice from doctors and also removed the stone so what i have to do ?

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Back pain can be due to some wrong posture or in jury to muscles get it examine by a physio therapist.
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What is the success rate of knee replacement? as people have different views and only 25% of people are normal post replacement.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
If done at good center, it's success rate is very high. Most of the patients have satisfactory outcome. In my practice, 70% have excellent outcome, 90% are satisfied with results. 8-10% patients have surgery related problem.
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My mom having pain in knees n in left leg she have pain frm waist to knee please suggest me something so she vill be pain free.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mom having pain in knees n in left leg she have pain frm waist to knee please suggest me something so she vill be ...
X-Ray of spine. keep equal balance on both legs. do hot fomentations. in supine lying position do straight leg raise without knee bend according ur comfortable ness. do bridging exercise and side stretch exercise. otherwise physiotherapy treatment
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I have a pain in my left knee I cannot fold my leg pls suggest any homeopathic medicine.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a pain in my left knee I cannot fold my leg pls suggest any homeopathic medicine.
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.
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I have problem with my right hand it often get pain when it is cold and lasts for several hours can you tell me about how stop it I am about 19.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have problem with my right hand it often get pain when it is cold and lasts for several hours can you tell me about...
Do Take Tens Therapy for pain relief 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from Neuro physiotherapist best wishes
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Suffering with arthritis? Get rid with genetic constitutional approach

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Belgaum
Arthritis is a general term for numerous conditions that affect bone joints; disease is genetic-something that is inherited from your parents. Can also caused by infection, obesity, bone damage, or another disease. Regardless of the cause or type of arthritis, people with arthritis experience chronic pain and swelling in their joints.
Did you know there is more than one type of arthritis? it's a condition that affects more than 50% of adult population either of the type of arthritis a number that's expected to increase to more in adults by the year 2030. The false statement that all arthritis is same has led people to try treatments that have little effect on their arthritis symptoms. Since each type of arthritis is different, each type calls for a different approach to treatment. That means an accurate diagnosis is crucial for anyone who has arthritis. With the proper diagnosis, you'll know what causes the pain. Then, you can be sure you're taking the proper steps to relieve the pain and continue to be active.
What are the common types of arthritis?
There are two major types of arthritis osteoarthritis, which is the" wear and tear" arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory type of arthritis that happens when the body's immune system does not work properly. Gout, which is caused by crystals that collect in the joints, is another common type of arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and septic arthritis are other types of the condition.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is also called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. It is the most common chronic joint condition in adult female and male. Osteoarthritis results from overuse of joints. It can be the consequence of demanding sports, obesity, or aging. If you were an athlete or dancer in high school or college, you may be wondering why your knee or hip aches when you climb out of bed in the morning. Ask your doctor about osteoarthritis. It can strike earlier in life with athletes or those who suffered an injury in young adulthood. Osteoarthritis in the hands is frequently inherited and often happens in middle-aged women.

Osteoarthritis is most common in joints that bear weight such as the knees, hips, feet, and spine. It often comes on gradually over months or even years. Except for the pain in the affected joint, you usually do not feel sick, and there is no unusual fatigue or tiredness as there is with some other types of arthritis. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage gradually breaks down. Cartilage is a slippery material that covers the ends of bones and serves as the body's shock absorber. As more damage occurs, the cartilage starts to wear away, or it doesn't work as well as it once did to cushion the joint. As an example, the extra stress on knees from being overweight can cause damage to knee cartilage. That, in turn, causes the cartilage to wear out faster than normal.

As the cartilage becomes worn, cushioning effect of the joint is lost. The result is pain when the joint is moved. Along with the pain, sometimes you may hear a grating sound when the roughened cartilage on the surface of the bones rubs together. Painful spurs or bumps may appear on the end of the bones, especially on the fingers and feet. While not a major symptom of osteoarthritis, inflammation may occur in the joint lining as a response to the breakdown of cartilage.
1symptoms of osteoarthritis,
Depending on which joint or joints are affected, may include:
Deep, aching pain
Difficulty dressing or combing hair
Difficulty gripping objects
Difficulty sitting or bending over
Joint being warm to the touch
Morning stiffness for less than an hour
Pain when walking
Stiffness after resting
Swelling of joint
Reduced movements
2. Gout
Gout is a another type of arthritis that is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of joint pain with redness, warmth, and swelling in the affected area. It usually attacks only one joint at a time. It most often strikes the joint of the big toe, where it's also known as podagra, but other toes can also be involved. Gout is typically a condition that occurs in middle age, is ten times more common in men than in women, is unusual in people under the age of 30, and is rarely seen in women before menopause
Causes of gout
The pain and swelling of a gout attack are caused by uric acid crystals building up in the joint and leading to inflammation. The body normally forms uric acid when breaking down cells and proteins, releasing it into the bloodstream. The uric acid usually stays dissolved in the blood and ends up being flushed out by the kidneys. If there's too much uric acid in the blood, called hyperuricemia, or if the kidneys can't get rid of it quickly enough, it may begin to form crystals that collect in the joints and even the kidneys, skin, and other soft tissues.
3. What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. That means that the immune system attacks parts of the body. For reasons that aren't clear, the joints are the main areas affected by this malfunction in the immune system. Over time, chronic inflammation can lead to severe joint damage and deformities. About three out of every five people who have rheumatoid arthritis develop lumps on their skin called rheumatoid nodules. These often develop over joint areas that receive pressure, such as over elbows, or heels.
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can come on gradually or start suddenly. Unlike osteoarthritis, symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are often more severe, causing pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, stiffness. With rheumatoid arthritis, you may feel pain and stiffness and experience swelling in your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles, feet, jaw, and neck.
4. Psoriatic arthritis
Do you have psoriasis? if so, it's important to pay attention to your joints. Some people who have psoriasis get a type of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. This arthritis often begins with a few swollen joints. A single finger or toe may be get affected first. Some people feel stiff when they wake up. As they move around, the stiffness fades. Most people get psoriatic arthritis about 5 to 12 years after psoriasis. This arthritis can show up earlier. Some people get psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis at the same time. A few get psoriatic arthritis first and psoriasis later. If you have psoriasis, there is no way to tell whether you will get psoriatic arthritis. This is why it is important to pay attention to swollen joints. An early diagnosis and treatment will help. These can reduce the effect that arthritis has on your life.

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the skin (psoriasis) and joints (arthritis). With psoriasis, there are patchy, raised, red, and white areas of skin inflammation with scaling. Psoriasis usually affects the tips of the elbows and knees, the scalp, the navel. Majority of people with psoriasis also develop an associated inflammation of their joints called psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis can cause a sausage-like swelling of fingers and toes and is often associated with fingernails that are pitted or discolored. In some people with psoriatic arthritis, only one joint or a few joints are affected. For example, a person may be affected in only one knee. Sometimes the spine is affected, or just the fingers and toes.

Psoriatic arthritis usually strikes around the age of 30 to 50, affecting both men and women equally. But it can also start in childhood. The skin disease (psoriasis) and the joint disease (arthritis) often appear separately. In fact, the skin disease precedes the arthritis in nearly 80% of patients.
Homeopathic management of arthritis
Homeopathy is one of the most holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat arthritis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for homeopathic treatment of arthritis that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a specialized homeopathic physician at nucleus homeopathy. Some important remedies are given below for the homeopathic treatment of arthritis: should be taken under strict medical supervision. Bryonia alba pain with inflammation which, is aggravated by movement and relieved by moderate pressure and rest.
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I am 30 years age and am having severe back pain and ligament tear in right knee. Kindly assist whether homeopathy can be helpful.

Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 30 years age and am having severe back pain and ligament tear in right knee. Kindly assist whether homeopathy ca...
Back ache can be due to several reasons. It can be muscular, related to disc degeneration or prolapse, joint irritation or nerve pinching. Most common is muscle pain due to tight and weak back and abdominal muscles. Keep a positive attitude, focus more on keeping good posture especially when sitting for long hours, use lumbar support. Take frequent breaks and stretch in between. Try changing sleeping habits. Try hot or cold therapy as tolerated. Wish you speedy recovery.
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Hi, I broken my left leg ankle distal fibula non-displaced fracture on Dec 29 2016 and my Ortho doc suggested to have casting boot and took off after 4 weeks now m walking with fit bandage for another 2 weeks but my ankle pain went off and foot hurts a lot than my fracture ankle while walking. I couldn't hold my weight due to foot. Orthopaedic doc told to come after 2 weeks to remove this for bandage and will take an x-ray and then I can do my routine work. But I can walk for only 10 min after tat feel to take rest and leg elevated. Pls suggest what to do. M really feeling lik hell while walking without boots. Foot really hurts a lot.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hi, I broken my left leg ankle distal fibula non-displaced fracture on Dec 29 2016 and my Ortho doc suggested to have...
The fracture wouldn't have healed properly that's the reason for you to have pain while you started walking. Generally lower limb takes more time to heal as the entire body weight is taken by the foot. It is important to wear MCR chappals as it distributes the weight evenly and it makes the foot to feel less pressure. You can take good Iron supplement, calcium and vitamin D which will help you to have quick recovery and also it helps for quick healing and recovery. You can do hot water fermentation will help to reduce the inflammation and it helps to have better range of motion. If you practice this way it will not hurt your foot any more.
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I am suffering from backbone pain. Also, my spinal cord is bending and it is like c shape. What can I do. Does exercise really help. Or any medicines.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am suffering from backbone pain. Also, my spinal cord is bending and it is like c shape. What can I do. Does exerci...
Hi I can understand your problem. # relax & stay positive. # take hot and cold foementation. # change sleeping position. # use lumber support. There are various non sugical treatment options for back pain according to your health and severity of symptoms. Kindly reply in private consultation to discuss detailed treatment plan. Wishing you a good health.
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Sir, I amAn 38year old man. I am having pain in my right knee from 10 yrs. Knee joint are opening and closing with Sound. It was started with swelling on right knee with pain. After taking IRR/SWD it relieve pain. It gives much problem during winter and rainy season. Constipation and gas comes oftenly. I have used steroids during my skin treatment in 2002.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir, I amAn 38year old man. I am having pain in my right knee from 10 yrs. Knee joint are opening and closing with So...
Do physiotherapy treatment till recovery and Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and For constipation eat food with high fiber content and eat bananas at bedtime and if necessary take two tsp of syp gudlax at night
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Symptoms Of Torn Meniscus And Its Treatment!

M.S in Orthopedic, Fellowship in arthroplasty & reconstructive surgery , D.N.B in Orthopedic, Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Symptoms Of Torn Meniscus And Its Treatment!

Your knee is guarded and cushioned by a cartilage known as meniscus. A meniscus tear, therefore, is an extremely painful and discomforting situation. It occurs very frequently and has emerged as one of the most commonly occurring cartilage injuries. What makes a meniscus tear an extremely common phenomenon is the way it can tear that is all it takes is a twist of the knee for it to happen.

People involved in sports mostly face the brunt of this form of injury. The risk of getting meniscus torn increases with age and tends to occur at the slightest change of direction of movement. 

Symptoms 
Some of the symptoms of a torn meniscus are:

  1. Pain and inflammation: It goes without saying that an internal injury of the cartilage or tearing away of it would inevitably result in extreme pain and inflammation near the knee.
  2. Immobility: The extreme pain and inflammation, which follows will inevitably make it difficult to move. Since the pain occurs in the joint, you will have difficulty in walking and any forceful movement will only aggravate the pain.
  3. Locking of the knee: Locking of the knee refers to a situation when you are unable to move your knee. This occurs most commonly after you have your meniscus torn.

Treatment
Notwithstanding its frequency of occurrence, there are several ways, by which you can treat a torn meniscus. Some of the ways are:

  1. Apply ice: In order to get some relief, applying ice is a suitable option. If you apply ice every day for some time, it wonders in reducing swelling and the consequent pain.
  2. Use a bandage: In order to control the swelling, it is important that you cover your knee with an elastic bandage.
  3. Change the posture: It is important that you keep the affected knee in an elevated plane, in order to ensure an efficient blood supply and a consequent relief from pain.

Some Medical Treatments
There are many things to consider when deciding how to treat your torn meniscus, including the extent and location of the tear, your pain level, your age and activity level, your doctor's preference, and when the injury occurred. Your medical treatment choices are:

  1. Nonsurgical treatment with compression, elevation, and physical therapy. This may include wearing a temporary shoulder brace.
  2. Surgical repair to sew the tear together.
  3. Partial meniscectomy, which is surgery to remove the torn section.
  4. Total meniscectomy, which is surgery to remove the entire meniscus. This is generally avoided, because this option increases the risk for osteoarthritis in the shoulder.
  5. Whenever possible, meniscus surgery is done using arthroscopy, rather than through a large cut in the shoulder.
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I once had a kidney operation years a long back, because of the stones in the kidney and now I am facing a problem in back side bone its heavily giving serious pain so suggest me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I once had a kidney operation years a long back, because of the stones in the kidney and now I am facing a problem in...
If along with pain you experience any urine problem or pain while urinating,then it i likely that the pain is due to kidney problem.My suggestion for you is to go for ABDOMEN ULTRASOUND and discuss with me along with reports.
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My grandmother has pain in whole left leg permanently since last two years, what was the cause and how to treat it.

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. There are actually many causes of pain in the legs and we will have to find out a cause in your grandmother: - we have situations in which leg pain actually comes from issues in lower back region when a nerve can get impinged there - pain in calf/leg region can also be due to many other reasons, commonly it is muscular in nature but it can also be due to tendons, nerves, blood vessels etc. So, I need to know whether there is any back pain, any swelling in legs, does she suffer from blood pressure or diabetes issues? also whether any recent blood tests like vitamin d or b12 etc have been done for her or not? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Hi, I have gone thru Illizarov surgery 7 months ago for my left leg. The external fixation has been removed However the swelling on my leg is same. Could you please suggest me wt needs to be done. Thanks in advance.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Jaipur
Hi, I have gone thru Illizarov surgery 7 months ago for my left leg. The external fixation has been removed However t...
Swelling subsides gradually after fixator removal. Keep your limb elevated. Mobilisation exercise is must.
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I am 32 year male and I am having pain in my left heel for last 3 months. The pain is more severe when I get down from my bed in the morning, but it gives me less pain when I start walking. What should I do?

Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 32 year male and I am having pain in my left heel for last 3 months. The pain is more severe when I get down fro...
Hi Lybrate user, You are suffering from Plantar fascitis. 1. Before getting down from bed take contrast bath 2. Do Calf stretch twice a day 3. Use soft insoles in shoes 4. Do some ankle and toe ex's 5. Check your foot arch whether you are having flat foot you have to do foot wear modifications 6. Consult a Physiotherapist he will Help you more Thank you.
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I losing my hair I using so many shampoos but also not controlling what is the solution of my hair & avert time I am getting legs pain

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
I losing my hair I using so many shampoos but also not controlling what is the solution of my hair & avert time I am ...
Hello lybrate user, get your blood examined for deficiency disorders like hemogram, folic acid vitamin b compex and vitamin d and refer back. God bless you.
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