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Dr. Nikita Khimashiya

Physiotherapist, Mumbai

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Have problem with my right shoulder and it happened while playing volleyball. Now it's been a year and still the pain is there.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Have problem with my right shoulder and it happened while playing volleyball. Now it's been a year and still the pain...
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. One year is a quite a long time for pain to continue and I would like you to get mri done of your shoulder and send reports across to me. 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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Sciatica Pain - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
Sciatica Pain - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Sciatica refers to back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. When something injures or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can cause pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip, buttocks, and leg. Up to 90% of people recover from sciatica without surgery.
Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis in and of itself—it is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis.
Lumbar herniated disc
A herniated disc occurs when the soft inner core of the disc (nucleus pulposus) leaks out, or herniates, through the fibrous outer core (annulus) and irritates the contiguous nerve root.
A herniated disc is sometimes referred to as a slipped disc, ruptured disc, bulging disc, protruding disc, or a pinched nerve. Sciatica is the most common symptom of a lumbar herniated disc.
Degenerative disc disease
While disc degeneration is a natural process that occurs with aging, for some people one or more degenerated discs in the lower back can also irritate a nerve root and cause sciatica.
Degenerative disc disease is diagnosed when a weakened disc results in excessive micro-motion at that spinal level, and inflammatory proteins from inside the disc become exposed & irritate the nerve root(s) in the area.
Lumbar spinal stenosis
This condition commonly causes sciatica due to a narrowing of the spinal canal. Lumbar spinal stenosis is related to natural aging in the spine and is relatively common in adults over age 60.
The condition typically results from a combination of one or more of the following: enlarged facet joints, overgrowth of soft tissue, and a bulging disc placing pressure on the nerve roots, causing sciatica pain.
What are the symptoms of Sciatica?
Usually, sciatica only affects one side of the lower body and the pain often radiates from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh & down through the leg.
Some combinations of the following symptoms are most common:
Lower back pain, if experienced at all, is not as severe as leg pain
Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg, but rarely both the right and left sides
Pain that originates in the low back or buttock and continues along the path of the sciatic nerve - down the back of the thigh and into the lower leg & foot
Pain that feels better when patients lie down or are walking, but worsens when standing or sitting
Pain that is typically described as sharp or searing, rather than dull
Some experience a "pins-and-needles" sensation, numbness or weakness, or a prickling sensation down the leg
Weakness or numbness when moving the leg or foot
Severe or shooting pain in one leg that may make it difficult to stand up or walk
Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain and other symptoms may also include foot pain or pain in the toes.
What is the treatment for Sciatica Pain?
The goals of non-surgical sciatica treatments are to relieve pain and any neurological symptoms caused by a compressed nerve root. There is a broad range of options available for sciatica treatment. One or some combination of the treatments below are usually recommended in conjunction with specific exercises.
Heat/Ice
For acute sciatic pain, heat and/or ice packs are readily available and can help alleviate the leg pain, especially in the initial phase. Usually ice or heat is applied for approximately 20 minutes, and repeated every two hours. Most people use ice first, but some people find more relief with heat. The two may be alternated. It is best to apply ice with a cloth or towel placed between the ice and skin to avoid an ice burn.
Pain Medications
Over-the-counter or prescription medications are often effective in reducing or relieving sciatica pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or oral steroids can reduce the inflammation that is usually part of the cause of the pain.
Alternative sciatica treatment
In addition to standard medical treatments, several alternative treatments have also been shown to provide effective sciatica pain relief for many patients. Three of the more common forms of alternative care for sciatica include chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, and massage therapy.
Chiropractic/manual manipulation
Spinal adjustments and manual manipulation performed by appropriately trained health professionals, such as chiropractors and osteopathic physicians, are focused on providing better spinal column alignment, which in turn should help to address a number of underlying conditions that can cause sciatic nerve pain.
Acupuncture
The practice is centered on the philosophy of achieving or maintaining well being through the open flow of energy via specific pathways in the body. Hair-thin needles (that are usually not felt) are inserted into the skin near the area of pain.
Massage therapy
Certain forms of massage therapy have been shown to have a number of benefits for back pain, including increased blood circulation, muscle relaxation, and release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain relievers).
Sciatica Surgery
Typically, it is reasonable to consider surgery for sciatica in the following situations:
Severe leg pain that has persisted for 4 to 6 weeks or more
Pain relief that is not achieved after a concerted effort at non-surgical sciatica treatments, such as one or a combination of oral steroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, manual manipulation, injections, and/or physical therapy
The condition is limiting the patient’s ability to participate in everyday activities
Urgent surgery is typically only necessary if the patient experiences progressive weakness in the legs, or sudden loss of bowel or bladder control, which may be caused by cauda equina syndrome.
Depending on the cause and the duration of the sciatica pain, one of two surgical procedures will typically be considered:
A microdiscectomy (or small open surgery)
A lumbar laminectomy (an open decompression)
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I am 22 years old and I can't sit straight for long hours my back starts paining. How can I help it out?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 22 years old and I can't sit straight for long hours my back starts paining. How can I help it out?
Requires detailed investigation and examination Presently investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d xray of the affected part. 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 fomentation. 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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I am 32 years old woman, met with a small bike accident. Bike tyre went on my foot yesterday night. It is paining. What medicine and ointment should I take to recover ? Thanks.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I am 32 years old woman, met with a small bike accident. Bike tyre went on my foot yesterday night. It is paining. Wh...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic mag phos 12x 4 tab thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days.
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Suffering from severe back ache problem from last more than one month and unable to bend my back.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Suffering from severe back ache problem from last more than one month and unable to bend my back.
It looks like you are anaemic. And also you have to check with your vitamin and calcium levels in the body. If the bones are weak then automatically the pain gets triggered more as there is less energy during any metabolic activity.
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My mother is 70 years old and is suffering from knee joint pain. She is afraid of knee replacement. What shal I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My mother is 70 years old and is suffering from knee joint pain. She is afraid of knee replacement. What shal I do.
Hello. As her doctor has already advised her knee replacement surgery, it means much pathology has been established! We cannot reverse that damage or the pathology back but still can advise her for homoeopathic medicines to relieve her sufferings! Apply Bakson’s Rheum Aid oil gently (2-3 times a day) and take orally Bakson’s Rheum-Aid syrup/ 1 tablespoon thrice daily. Also, increase your dietary intake of calcium which is present in green leafy vegetables, milk, milk products, sea food, white legumes, dried fig, black-eyed peas, almonds, oranges, seasame seeds. And vitamin D which is essential for absorption of calcium in our body and is synthesized naturally after getting exposed to sunlight, so early morning sunlight for 10-15min., 2-3 times a day is mandatory.
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Hello Doctor, for the past 2 - 3 months, I am having pain in my right knee, I have an Indian style commode and when I try to get up from the pot, it pains very badly. If I fold my knee, even for 5 mins it pains when I stretch my leg. Please help.

M.S - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ludhiana
Hello Doctor, for the past 2 - 3 months, I am having pain in my right knee, I have an Indian style commode and when I...
If feasible change the commode to Western type. Along with it start quadriceps strengthening exercises. This thing happen because we in daily practice don't flex knee to this much degree and day by day we get unaccustomed to the activity. And when repeated for some time muscles get fatigued and pain. Hope this information is helpful for further questions can contact.
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My wife have pain ranging from buttock to toes some doctor say it's like sciatica some say it's not a sciatica She had vitamin B12, D deficiency her spine X ray is normal what is the cause and treatment? Can we have pregnancy in this disease?

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
My wife have pain ranging from buttock to toes some doctor say it's like sciatica some say it's not a sciatica She ha...
Dear lybrate-user, pain with radiation mostly comes from neural compression, however type of pain sensation gives us also an idea of whether it is nerve compression pain or just a pain orginating from SI joint or Hip joint. Needs a thorough examination to understand the pain and conditions. Pregnancy will not be corelated with this particular conditions.
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Suffering from right thigh joint swelling along with pain that it' s difficult to move right leg.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Suffering from right thigh joint swelling along with pain that it' s difficult to move right leg.
Yes it is possible to regenerate cartilage by pulsed electromagnetic feild therapy, provided your knee condition is in grade 1 and grade 2 osteoarthritis.
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