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Dr. Prakash Gawankar

MBBS

Anesthesiologist, Mumbai

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How To Avoid Knee Pain

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist,
How To Avoid Knee Pain

These days, knee pain us very common in people aged 40 yrs and more.
Following non medicinal tips will help to avoid knee pain and decrease it if it is already there.

  • Live active lifestyle.
  • Walk or jog atleast 30 min per day.
  • One can use fitness app and target 5000 steps using their smart phone.
  • Avoid sitting cross leg on floor.
  • Avoid squatting position.
  • Do quadriceps exercise daily.
  • Don't let your weight increase. If you are borderline obese, act to control.
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I am facing pain in my knee from past 4 days. I have been riding bicycle for the last 25 years and I go by walk to most of places like market. I work in cisf central police. I was diagnosed with the problem In l3-l4 disk problem for which I took medication and bit of good feeling. But now I feel pain in my knees. Suggest me the best treatment and I want good medicine. Probably homeopathic medicine I would prefer for.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am facing pain in my knee from past 4 days. I have been riding bicycle for the last 25 years and I go by walk to mo...
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.
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I am 59 year old. I am suffering leg & ankle swelling & pain lst 3 months. I take some ayurvedic medicine Vedantak Vati for some relief. Please suggest me what I do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 59 year old. I am suffering leg & ankle swelling & pain lst 3 months. I take some ayurvedic medicine Vedantak Va...
Downward dog yoga stretch Get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders on the floor. Walk your hands forward slightly on the floor. Spread your fingers apart to allow for a broad base of support. Push your hips up toward the ceiling and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your heels on the ground and gently try and straighten your knees. Repeat 10 times a twice a day. Wall calf stretch Stand about two feet away from a wall. Place the ball of your right foot against the wall while your heel remains on the ground. Slowly and gently lean into the wall while keeping your knee straight. Hold this for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Downward dog yoga stretch Get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders on the floor. Walk your hands forward slightly on the floor. Spread your fingers apart to allow for a broad base of support. Push your hips up toward the ceiling and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your heels on the ground and gently try and straighten your knees. Hold this for the 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times twice a day.
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When I am sitting on the chair for 1 hr or for long time then my back is paining what should I do to prevent it.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
When I am sitting on the chair for 1 hr or for long time then my back is paining what should I do to prevent it.
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretching. Do the cat/cow stretch.
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Its been 4 years m feeling pain in my back and I consult with many doctors but it remains same as it was please help me how can I overcome from this pain.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Its been 4 years m feeling pain in my back and I consult with many doctors but it remains same as it was please help ...
Do blood test like serum calcium vitamin b12 vitamin d3. Send reports to help you. Start capsule arthorich twice daily after food for 5 days.
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I am 24 years old girl. I am always have severe back pain while periods? what can I do for that?

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. This problem can happen in a lot of young females, advice if there is only a localized type of backache with no other associated symptoms is: - do intensive back, general conditioning and abdominal strengthening exercises - use analgesic spray like volini or dynapar qps spray for local application - take adequate calcium and vitamin d as per your requirement - daily brisk walks for 2-3 km per day let me know in 2-3 weeks time/sos how you are feeling? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 8weeks and 3 days pregnant as confirmed by Fetal study now feeling pain in back.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 8weeks and 3 days pregnant as confirmed by Fetal study now feeling pain in back.
Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall, stand tall. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall, stand tall.
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I have pain in my legs I take some medical advanced medicine but pin didn't gone what can I do for gone pain pain.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have pain in my legs I take some medical advanced medicine but pin didn't gone what can I do for gone pain pain.
Do take ift and laser therapy for pain relief for 10 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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I am having a back pain severely during nights, and so I am not able to sleep comfortably.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am having a back pain severely during nights, and so I am not able to sleep comfortably.
Requires detailed examination and investigation. Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried 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 that patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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Hi I have the problem of my eyes and back pain. So what is the solution for this can anyone help me out.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi I have the problem of my eyes and back pain. So what is the solution for this can anyone help me out.
Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana.
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I am 40 years old woman and I am having pain in my joints since 2 years. Please suggest me how I can come up with this.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am 40 years old woman and I am having pain in my joints since 2 years. Please suggest me how I can come up with this.
Dear you can do Joints pain k liyyye………………. Jumping into a workout without first warming up your muscles can increase joint pain, especially after age 40, says David Kruse, MD, a board certified sports medicine specialist with Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, CA" Joints hurt more when muscles and tendons are stiff. As we age, our joint mobility and tissue flexibility decline; a thorough warm-up helps accommodate these changes. It doesn’t have to be long and it doesn’t have to complicated: Five minutes of light movement, like an easy walk, is all you need to get that blood flowing, warm up your muscles, and get them ready for the task at hand. Use a foam roller. Joint pain can feel worse when your fascia (the elastic, weblike matrix of fibrous connective tissue that supports, binds, or separates your other tissues, joints, and organs), becomes dry and brittle—something that happens as we age. Ideally, your fascia acts a cushion for your joints, and helps to protect them from impact during exercise, says Sue Hitzmann, an exercise physiologist and creator of The Melt Method. The more hydrated your fascia, the more cushion you get. Creating gentle compression with a soft foam roller helps rehydrate your fascia by stimulating its cells and helping fluid move back into that tissue, says Hitzmann. While research shows that foam rolling before or after your workout can minimize discomfort, Hitzmann says that even doing it three times a week can reduce joint pain by about half. Get started with these 4 foam rolling exercises. 3. Shake things up. If you want to avoid overuse injuries—not to mention burnout and boredom—you know it’s not a great idea to do the same routine every single day. But mixing up your workouts is even more important if you have achy joints or arthritis, says Kruse. Muscles are involved in the control and function of joints; when they’re weak from overuse, your joint is forced to take on more impact. (So if you’re pushing through a run with overworked quads, for instance, you’re likely to feel it in your knees.) Instead, mix up high-impact activities, like running, with something a little more gentle—think swimming, biking, yoga, or Pilates—once or twice a week. I hope you will fittt and fine thnx dear……………
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After Waking up in the morning there is pain in my heel, if I walk for few minutes then it goes away. Sometimes it pains a lot .only in the heel.

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.), Nutrition/ Diet planning, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Cosmetology, BHMS, DND, Pranic Healing
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
After Waking up in the morning there is pain in my heel, if I walk for few minutes then it goes away. Sometimes it pa...
Hello, you are suffering with calcaneal spur which only be cured with homoeopathic medicine. Homoeopathic German medicines available. Safe and effective. No side effects. Recommended after taking brief history of patient. Guaranteed Results in just Four Months.
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I am 25 years old and backache has pain and I use pain relief of couple of days but no relief what is do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 25 years old and backache has pain and I use pain relief of couple of days but no relief what is do.
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretching. Do the cat/cow stretch.
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HOW SAFE IS SPINE SURGERY TODAY? SAFETY IN SPINE SURGERY

MBBS, MS, DNB, FNB (SPINE SURGERY)
Orthopedist, Chennai
HOW SAFE IS SPINE SURGERY TODAY? SAFETY IN SPINE SURGERY
Spinal disorders have been recognised as early as 1500 bc. Treatment of spinal disorders has evolved through various phases since then to the present day advanced interventions on the spine.
Although most of the spinal disorders are treatable with conservative measures like medication, physiotherapy, exercises, braces etc, certain conditions need a surgical intervention to achieve best possible results. But any surgical procedure has certain risks associated with it. Spinal column houses the spinal cord and the nerve roots, which are very delicate and sensitive structures, carrying signals from the brain to the rest of the body. These structures are at risk of damage during a surgical procedure on the spine, which can lead to a minor or sometimes a serious disability due to loss of function of the limbs, bladder or bowel control or due to pain.
Spine surgery in particular, had earned a bad reputation among the general population due to the bad results of wrongly done surgeries without a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, lack of adequate surgical implants or instruments, or lack of adequate training in the early decades of the 20th century.
Treatment of spinal disorders has undergone a significant and rapid change in the last few decades with introduction of various equipments and techniques. There has been a tremendous advancement in understanding the biomechanics of the spine as well as in the technological support in the last few decades, which has dramatically changed the way of surgical management of various spinal disorders. At the same time it has also improved the safety of the surgical procedures on spine by many folds. The imaging techniques like mri have made an early diagnosis of spinal problems. The imaging techniques used in the operation theatre help visualise the spine while inserting implants into the spine used to stabilize it. Technologies like computer navigation and o-arm image intensifiers provide a three dimensional visualisation of the spine and help protect the neural structures from damage during surgery. Neuro-monitoring systems are used to monitor the neural function during surgical manipulation of the spine, especially while correcting spinal deformities. These systems warn the surgeon of any impending damage to the spinal cord and help make the surgery safer. New spinal implant systems are continuously being developed to make surgical manipulation and stabilization of the spine easier and safer. Minimally invasive techniques, made possible by the special instruments, are designed to preserve the spinal muscles.
Today spine surgery has obtained a special place for itself and both orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons dealing with spinal disorders need to have a specialised training and focus on spine surgery to be able to achieve best results consistently. Improved safety and the good results have changed the image of spine surgery today and more and more people with spinal disorders are getting the benefit of having a better quality of life with a pain free spine.
With multiple surgical and non-surgical treatment options available, it is the thorough evaluation in the clinic and the right decision making that makes ensures best results of treatment of spinal disorders and hence, it is of utmost importance to take the opinion of a spine specialist.
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I am losing weight from past 2 Weeks and also my legs are paining, please suggest me your opinion.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am losing weight from past 2 Weeks and also my legs are paining, please suggest me your opinion.
Hello, 1. Take alfalfa tonic(wsi), 2 – 2 tsp. Thrice a day, half an hour before meals. 2. Calcarea phos 200, 5 drops , once in aweek , morning empty stomach for 2 weeks. 3. Take eggs, milk, butter, bananas, potatoes, mangoes, figs, oats, soyabean and dry fruits. 4. do light exercises regularly to keep your body active.
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I have a some neuro problem like sometime my hands finger lock down for few seconds also uper body like finger to shoulder that cause feeling pain n sometime get uneasy. Can you please tell me the solution where should I treat?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I have a some neuro problem like sometime my hands finger lock down for few seconds also uper body like finger to sho...
Back pain or HIP PAIN k liye back isometrics exercise kijiye or hot fragmentations kijiye. For word bandings mat kijiye. Long time ek hi positins m mat rahiye. Breegings exercise bilateral or single leg rotation kijiye phle without weight kijiye fir 1-2kg weight cuff se kijiye rotations kijiye leg single -single than avoide kijiye stair clabbings sweelings ho to ice ki massage kijiye back pain ko ap darr mat smjiye ap low back belt bi use m laa sakte h vo kisi bi tarah k jurck se apko bacha ti h deep breathing exercise kijiye I hope get well soon… thnx. Shoulder pain or elbow pain or HAND PAIN k liye ap ice massage kijiye … jurck se bachiye or shoulder wheeler exercise kijiye. Clapping kijiye. Sweeling aye to ice massage kijiye ……rotation krte rahiye. Elbow m pain ho to ap ultra sound lgaiye 4-10 days pulley exercise kijiye or weight cuff bandh kr 1-2kg k weight cuff se pendullaer exercise kijiye…. I hope get well soon thnx. Wrist pain k liye stimuleter ka use kr sakte h …. Or fingers k liye mobilization bi krsakte h I hope get well soon……thnx Leg pain k liye calf stretchings or periformis stretchings or T. F. L stretching ilio psos muscles ki stretching kijiye sweelings ho to ice pack kijiye or sweeling nhi ho to hot pack ka use ap kijiye. Heel track kijiye… weight cuff 1-2kg use kijiye or leg exercise kijitye hips up nd down exercise kijiye…. Walking kijiye phle edii rakiye fir panjaa rakijiye 6-9 kaadaam chalet huye apni walking ki capacity incress kijiye daily 1000 kaadaam ap chaliye …deep breath lijiye pani jada se jada pijiye ……. Long sitting, standing, clambing avoide kijiye I hope ap jaldi ache ho jayege thnx. KNEE PAIN k liye ap knee cap use kijiye …or hot fragmentation kijiye jada stair clambbings mat kijiye…. Long sitting or standing mat kijiye……. Heel track kijiye 4-5 time, ediii panjaa kr k chaliye 1000 kaadaam………. ANKLE PAIN k liye ap ice se massage kijiye …. Quick stretch kijiye or tempoline kr sakte h ap……for jumping……ankle toe movement kijiye countinu…. Weightcuuff bandh kr 1-2 kg k ap sit to stand kr sakte ho……. I hope ap jaldi theek ho jaayege thnx……
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I have back pain due to improper lifting of weight for past 2 years. If I continue doing pushup its better. But it will be paining if I sit or stand for few hours.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have back pain due to improper lifting of weight for past 2 years. If I continue doing pushup its better. But it wi...
Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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I am suffering from viral but after viral there is a pain in my joints. What should I do?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am suffering from viral but after viral there is a pain in my joints. What should I do?
Do Take good balanced diet and hyderated Do Take IFT and laser Therapy for pain relief for 7 days regularly Do revert for further assistance Best Wishes.
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I am 20 years old female. Mujhe 1 Saal se sar me dard rahta h. Sabse pehale meri neck me sujan aur dard hua. Uske baad dharkan tej ho jata h aur sar me baichaini hone lagata h. Bahut ilaj bhi karaye h par koi sudhar nhi h. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 20 years old female. Mujhe 1 Saal se sar me dard rahta h. Sabse pehale meri neck me sujan aur dard hua. Uske baa...
Few things related to headache so that we can plan the treatment accordingly - if pain is associated with blurred or decreased vision than check your eye sight for refractive error - if the pain is associated with cold and fever than we have to rule out sinusitis as the cause and if the pain is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura than we have to rule out migrane as the cause - if the pain is associated with neck problems than we have to rule out cervical spondylosis as the cause - if the pain is associated with either low or high bp or due to hyperacidity than we have to treat the cause after examination.
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I am 38 years old male having a small bulge in my l5s1 in mri, on 15th march 2015, pain started in my lower back and after rest and few back exercises as suggested by doc, pain almost gone but sitting was uncomfortable. Again after 1 month, when I was brushing my teeth a swear pain started with cough and I fainted for 2 mins due to pain, again I am taking rest and taking swd and tens therapy from pt, again pain is 95 % gone, my questions are, what is the best treatment for this prob do I need to consult a neuro instead of ortho can I face the same problem in future due to coughing or sneezing should I resume my job or I need more rest how this problem is going to effect my married life kindly suggest

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. You have mentioned that there is only a small bulge at l5/s1 level in your mri scan which can be found as many as 70% of the individuals. If your pain is only localized to your lower back region with no other leg symptoms like pain, numbness etc, then I would advise you not to worry too much. It is advisable for you to build up your muscles by doing intensive exercises with a trained physical therapist. Take adequate calcium and vitamin d as per your requirement. I don't see any reason for a neuro consultation right now because treatment will remain the same. You can have episodes of back pain in future as well but if you maintain your back muscles, observe good posture and avoid few things like bending forwards acutely, lifting very heavy weights etc, you should lead a pretty normal life. You can also attach your mri images and reports so that I can see and advise accordingly. Also if possible, please get x ray ls spine (ap & lateral- flexion/extension views) so that I can see whether there is any instability or not? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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