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Dr. Rashida Y Bookwala

Physiotherapist, Mumbai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Rashida Y Bookwala is a trusted Physiotherapist in Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Dr Rashida Y Bookwala, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physiotherapist in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rashida Y Bookwala on Lybrate.com.

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I am 18 years old and I have pain in my bones Is this lack of calcium or any other reason?

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I am 18 years old and I have pain in my bones
 Is this lack of calcium or any other reason?
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.

I have back muscle pain since 3 months. Please help.

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I have back muscle pain since 3 months. Please help.
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 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 that you are not allergic to any of the medicines that you are going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5 days, Please inform.

I am 68, male, from last 2 months shooting pain in right buttock which radiates between knee and ankle, aggravates in walking, tingling, had a fall hitting right hip, lifted weighty bag, diagnosed pinched Sciatic nerve. Not much help in heating or TENS, taken steroids for 2 weeks, Wegalin, Is it Peripheral Neuropathy What you suggest, Medicines? Rest? Exercise?

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I am 68, male, from last 2 months shooting pain in right buttock which radiates between knee and ankle, aggravates in...
No it is not peripheral neuropathy its sciatica pain also hit keep continue physiotherapy swd and ultrasonic therapy around sciatic pain area for 15 to 20 minut for a week then start stretching exercise. If you hv too much pain then tk painkillers in sos form.
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While playing cricket we throw balls but while throwing I don't feel power in that and after throwing the shoulder pains a lot for e.g. As if my should is cut down. That kind of pain. I thought of resting for a month will take care but still it has not and now it is being more than 2 months. Need help as to how I can get my shoulder working as normal.

Merrithew Stott Pilates, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
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While playing cricket we throw balls but while throwing I don't feel power in that and after throwing the shoulder pa...
Firstly you should start with active exercises for shoulder in slow motion. Do the strengthening exercises for all your muscles of the shoulder. Then you should do stretching and make sure you gradually progress to light weights. These are resisted exercises which will help you to build up strength. Shoulder is a very important joint in the body as it can perform a lot of movements. Do not ignore the exercises make sure you do these exercises everyday at twice a day. Infact a physiotherapist can help you to to train you with the exercises because your a player you do it the right way so that you can get back onto the field soon. Important notice kindly take rest during your sessions of exercises atleast for 10 days because doing the exercises can cause a little pain and then when you go back to the feild and play and exercises the pain will not reduce. Kindly follow the instructions. Thankyou.

I am 19 and I have leg pain in lower left limb since 2 months. My color Doppler test is negative and hemoglobin is good what could be the reason? It increases during night.

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I am 19 and I have leg pain in lower left limb since 2 months. My color Doppler test is negative and hemoglobin is go...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Mag phos 200x + Nat mur 200x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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How to get rid of back pain causes after wake from sleep. Please give some solutions.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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How to get rid of back pain causes after wake from sleep. Please give some solutions.
Start with Physiotherapy treatment. Learn spinal exercises. Don't sit on floor. Wear sports shoes. Don't lift heavy things. Take calcium, vitamin D 3 supplement.

I have a pain in right toe how to get rid of that?

AO TRAUMA, DNB (Orthopedics), MS ORTHO, MBBS
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if you don't have any history of recent injury and any issue with your footwear or ingrowing toe nail then the next most common cause could be because of gout. in this condition the level of serum uric acid is raised. I would suggest you to revert back with an xray and serum uric reports

Myself undergone acl surgery, since 2 yrs backs rt. Knee joint, leg folding upto 105 degree .Original position is not obtained.Pain is there.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
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Do hot fomentation keep a pillow under the legs at night &/when resting. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days l-carnitine 500mg od/bd x5 days you will need other supportive medicines also. Do knee exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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Footwear with heels and their biomechanical impact on heel pain

Msc Advanced Sports Therapy and Rehab Science (UK), Bachelor in Physiotherapy
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Introduction

Women loves high heels, but if they continue wearing them all time chances of significant foot pain and associated problems either can occur directly or exacerbated by wearing heels. (Morin, n.d.).

Any time person wears footwear that disturbs or realigns the natural counter of the foot they are bound to cause foot pain the experts says. While, if you add a bit of inches (high heels) in to this calculations then the pain can soon escalate to damage says Stuart Mogul expert in podiatry. Due to this, there exists the change in the body segmental alignment. For instance wearing high heels will restrict the natural movement of the foot and in addition to the restriction there is increased loading of weight on that area hence the person is not just crushing the toes, but adding exaggerated body weight on them says the Sports Scientist (Biomechanics) Vasanth Kumar from Chennai who is also a performance coach.

Consequences of wearing footwear with heel

Researchers have found that people wearing high heels (2 Inches or more) have tighter calves. About 13% short on the calf muscle fibres on an average was found in the calf muscle scans among the people with frequent heel wearers in comparison with the people who avoided wearing heels. A study by Journal of Experimental Biology found that high heels led to stiffer calf (Achilles) tendons.

A study by Professor Marco Narici, (Manchester Metropolitan University) that involved 11 volunteers from 80 group of women who wore 5cms (2 Inches) of heel for over a period of two years had issues and struggled while walking on flat foot (Bare Foot). An MRI Scan of these volunteers showed no significant difference in length of the calf muscles in comparison with the group of women who wore flat shoes. While, an Ultra Sound scan showed shorter calf among the women who wore heels. In addition, the women who wore heels were asked to lie on their front on the couch and the researchers noticed the angle of the heel were greater due to the shortened calf. Above all these, the tendons were much thicker and stiffer among the women wearing heels than those who wore flat footwear that causes discomfort while walking on flat feet since the tendon cannot stretch sufficiently.

Prevention

Sammy Margo, chartered physiotherapist from London says not to wear heels or flat shoes all the time but to wear variety of heel heights that can keep the muscle in right length (Anon., 2010). Secondly, the researchers and scientists have found out that performing some regular stretching activities can minimise the issue of calf muscle tightening.

Stretching Exercises

Stand on tiptoes on a step, and using a handrail for balance to lower their heels as far as they can and hold the position for 10 – 15 seconds.
Strengthening the Tibialis anterior (Shin Muscle) muscle can be of a help (Toe Raise) for a count of 8 – 10 Repetitions 2 -3 sets a day says the Sports Scientist.

Tips

Select footwear with low heels – an inch and a half or lesser while a wider heel base can be of more help; a slightly thicker heel will spread the load more evenly. Narrow, stiletto-type heels provide little support and three inch or higher heels may shorten (Tighten) the Achilles tendon.

Softer insoles can reduce the impact on the knees.

Selecting right size footwear is more essential. Wearing shoes that allow your body to move naturally during walking will allow your feet, legs, hips and back to stretch.

Stretch your muscles as many times as possible during the day and while during rest.

Difference in Radiographs between High Heels and Normal Footwear

Conclusion

Do not let your sense of style cripple your ability to stand or step pain-free. “Your feet are, quite literally, your base of support. If your feet aren’t happy, nothing above them will be,” says Dr. Nevins. “Take a closer look at your shoe selection and take small steps now to prevent big foot problems later.” (Nevins, 2015). In addition to all these the above exercises as a regular routine will keep the muscles in the right length and can be used as the preventive factor.
Footwear with heels and their biomechanical impact on heel pain

My wife is started having pain in her joints due to her weight, she is 5 feet and 81 kgs, have thyroid problem also, what should be the proper diet plan for her to reduce weight quickly

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda
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Continue thyroid tab. And joint pain also due to heavy weight u start chandraprabha vati and shallaki tab u start these r ayurvedic medicines. Some dieting plans. Early morning when u wake up at that time for belly fat treatment, take liposuction treatment non surgical 2 glass of water, and in the breakfast u take easy digest the food for like idli, dosa or upma. Afternoon lunch. 1 bowl vegetable. And 2 rotis and sabji. And buttermilk. And 5pm u take fresh juice and dinner 8-9 same as lunch. And avoid oily food rice and sweet. Cold drinks
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Last day i got fell from my house stair. today I have pain in my left leg and also pain in my back, How I can remove my pain?

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Last day i got fell from my house stair. today I have pain in my left leg and also pain in my back, How I can remove ...
Take rest for few days. 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)
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I am having pain in both the knees and near by leg muscle. It was after I started exercising. What should I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am having pain in both the knees and near by leg muscle. It was after I started exercising. What should I do.
Dear lybrate user massage with mahanarayan oil making it little warm over both kness daily. Rap the knees with knee caps while on rest period about 30mnts it reduces the pain.
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Hai sir, recently I have met with an accident. My right ankle bone and left collarbones were got fractured. For my ankle I was on pop for 35days. My doctor has removed the pop and suggested me not to walk for 1 month. As I am working I cant spend for tht long by being at home. Please suggest on this.

MD - Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist
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Can be solved through acupressure/ acupuncture easily. Try this for 3 days. Massage with your thumbs from the mid points of the shoulder blades on both sides towards the lower back of your head up to lower level of the ears. Use oil or water for massage. Rotate your head clockwise and anticlockwise, forward and down, left and right a few times. Do for 5 to 10 times morning and evening. Eat nutritious food including green vegetables, dairy products fruits do regular exercise. Identify the mid point between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. Consult after 5 days.

My father admited in hospital at 26.01.2015 for the treatment of internal bleeding or may be muscels problem xray, sonography, ecg also taken & they advise for citiscan or MRI two unit of BLOOD also given what can I do please give me guidance for further treatment discharge is not given from hospital ?

MPT-SPORTS MEDICINE, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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it is better to talk the in-charge doctor of you father for whatever you say so, after that you much do what the doctor said

I have pain in my back since last 4days and not able to sit easily on my own after get up on sleeping.

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Ayurveda
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I have pain in my back since last 4days and not able to sit easily on my own after get up on sleeping.
First of all check your posture when you are lifting any material like heavy bucket . And try to lift the heavy bucket without bending your back . you may lift the bucket after bending your knees only. This will definitely help you. * Gentle massage with lukewarm mustard oil of your waist area will also give you relief. * Surya Namaskar is only exercise which you need to do. * In diet vegetable protein of cereal , B complex supplements and half teaspoon of haldi in a cup of milk for seven days will give you enough relief.

I read that turmeric and other medication have an adverse affect - please advise how to ingest the medication for BP, Thyroid, heart, gout, joint pain along with vitamin tablets after taking turmeric with warm water.

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
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I read that turmeric and other medication have an adverse affect - please advise how to ingest the medication for BP,...
Dear Juliana, Namaskar, As for as I know turmeric has no adverse effect if taken with other medicines...If you have doubts...keep an interval of 4 hr.s between turmeric and other medicines.... take care.
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My father is 53 years old he has back pain issues since last week we have concerned with doctor they told there is gap between the spine need of operation so should we go for operation or there is any other method to resolve it like yoga or any spl exercise?

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Physiotherapist
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My father is 53 years old he has back pain issues since last week we have concerned with doctor they told there is ga...
Dear lybrate-user. Before opting for operation I suggest you to take your father for physiotherapy treatment for 2 months for complete treatment. Swd and inferential therapy and excercises heals the pain and get relaxed with disc problem. Can see the difference in 15 days after taking physiotherapy treatment.

I have back pain at left side and sometimes I get pain in my left hand as well. What's Wrong with me.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR)
Physiotherapist
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I have back pain at left side and sometimes I get pain in my left hand as well. What's
Wrong with me.
Hello, it sounds more of a muscular imbalance or spasmodic pain, or a facet joint problem which you are having. You need to go for a detailed phsyiotherapeutic evaluation and treatment under a skilled orthopedic physiotherapist. In the mean time you can apply hot pack at your low back for 15 min twice a day and do lumbar rotation exercise on the side which is painful. You may do hamstring stretching for 15 sec with four repetitions. Hope it may help you. About your hand pain you should be more specific. Then it will be easy for me to advice the needful. Thanks.

Hi I am Ganesh My Age 19. My Backbone Some Times Heavily Violates. How Can IFix this Problem. Please Help Me. I am Tried Natural Food.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
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Hi I am Ganesh My Age 19. My Backbone Some Times Heavily Violates. How Can IFix this Problem. Please Help Me. I am Tr...
Avoid long sitting and toward bending do stretching exercise in daily routine tk muscle relaxant medicine in sos.

I am 30 years old. I'm suffering with breathing improperly. And even I have the problem with back pain. Pls give solution.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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I am 30 years old. I'm suffering with breathing improperly. And even I have the problem with back pain. Pls give solu...
Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 200 twice daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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