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Dr. Rika Thothe

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Orthopedist, Mumbai

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Dr. Rika Thothe is one of the best Orthopedists in Mumbai, Mumbai. She has completed MBBS . You can visit her at Life Care Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rika Thothe on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from neck pain please tell me solution to get rid of this problem.

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 are very young to actually have persistent neck pains. If you have localized neck pain with no other symptoms like radiating upper limb pain, neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness, paresthesias etc, then you can start with following recommendations for initial period of 2-3 weeks: - to maintain proper posture of your neck while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication like tab etoshine or paracetamol or one which suits you - physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - ice packs can applied if your pain is acute, then hot fomentation can be done at home - analgesic spray for local application can be used and is easily available. We will observe you for next 2-3 weeks how you respond to this conservative management protocol. If you are not feeling better, then we will have to get some investigations like, dynamic x rays of neck region and few blood tests for evaluation. 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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What is socialization? Is it permanently? I am facing issue of back pain and disc herniation. L4l5 Pls help.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
What is socialization? Is it permanently? I am facing issue of back pain and disc herniation. L4l5
Pls help.
rest must. physiotherapy treatment best option. stretching exercises and strength exercises after relief. posture correction must. avoid strain full activity. avoid toward bending and lifting weights
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I have back pain past three months. Consult doctor also but no improvements. Please tell. Me some exercises to reduce my back pain.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have back pain past three months. Consult doctor also but no improvements. Please tell. Me some exercises to reduce...
Take calcium supplements oral ya medicine form and do stretching exercise if it works then ok otherwise tk physiotherapy treatment for few days.
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I have problem with my foot it swells burns and pains a lot I don't have diabetes and not any diseases in the report where should I consult.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I have problem with my foot it swells burns and pains a lot I don't have diabetes and not any diseases in the report ...
U in early morning walking in green grass with out shilper you burns is remove & you feel batter in your diabetes case you take hot water in a tab, other side cold water fist you deep your foot in hot water then cold water it's pross do you 2-2 min. Both side you can some exercise also do you after one week you feel batter & your pain, swelling is remove feel batter you wear light wait shoes either shilper you feel batter & comfortable more that time.
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I m 29years female on 21st Dec I had an abortion by DNC after that for some days I suffer severe pain in periods. I want to ask that I m feeling so weak and pain in joints overall body what should I do now. Should I start calcium and vitamins for some days.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I m 29years female on 21st Dec I had an abortion by DNC after that for some days I suffer severe pain in periods. I w...
Take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and get your blood checked for CBC
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My bone below my arm which is at the back of left hand is paining a lot from past 10 days. Actually I got heart and I usually carry my bag in the left hand which is heavy. Please advise some home remedy for the sam.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My bone below my arm which is at the back of left hand is paining a lot from past 10 days. Actually I got heart and I...
Hello lybrate user according to Ayurveda Vata vikriti is the main factor for pain.... Treatment- 1-apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on your affected part and give hot water fomentation . 2-take yograj guggul and agni tundi vati after lunch and dinner with warm water. 3-Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. 4-Take pranacharya vatari capsule and syrup twice a day.. Diet- Avoid fermented food...Junk food....potato rice....sleep well...
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Hello, When I get up in morning I have a strong pain in my spine. But it decreases till noon. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, When I get up in morning I have a strong pain in my spine. But it decreases till noon. What should I do?
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take BioD3 Max 1 tab dailyx10 Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x5days Do back(spine)/shoulder/knee exercises Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take Do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days,then contact me again.
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I am 46 years old, Prasad. I have right leg knee joint problem like when I close and open it gives sound and sometimes light pain. How to prevent further deterioration of knee joint? For your kind information, wherever I go I used to walk about 4 kms a day, also my job involves accessing different floors in a building only by staircase, and no lift available. I have no personal vehicle and use public transport for commuting.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi I am Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. My advice to you is to start doing intensive knee exercises and keep your calcium/vitamin D metabolism under check. Do not hesitate to contact me in case of further queries. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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I am 60 yrs old male. My both hands are shaking while I am doing any thing like writing, taking meals, using laptop since last8-10yrs

DM - Neurology
Neurologist,
I am 60 yrs old male. My both hands are shaking while I am doing any thing like writing, taking meals, using laptop s...
This sounds like an essential tremor. History of alcohol, thyroid disease, liver disease needs to be considered also. Please consult me by email attaching any previous reports.
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I'm 33 years married lady. I have back pain. And also legs and hand also too much pain. What should I do?

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. 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 have an irregular tear involving lateral meniscus tear in my left knee and grade I chondromalacia of patella involving lateral facet. I swim brisk walk and play golf with pain recurring now and then . What is the best exercise to keep fit and get over with this pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Hi, first completely do the strengthening program with the physiotherapist near to your location and swimming helps so continue and stop brisk walk. After strengthening you can start walking and progress slowly.
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I am 38 years male one week in early morning under the foot small pain after it waking in the whole day no problem what can I do.

Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certificate in Population Health, Certificate in Diabetology and Prevention, Nutritionist, MHSc (Public Health)Preventive Medcine, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, ch. Pain Management
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am 38 years male one week in early morning under the foot small pain after it waking in the whole day no problem wh...
Do regular calf exercises, and bring one insole (good company) like lp support and use ice at point of pain.
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Intra-articular Injection in the Knee For Osteoarthritis

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Joint Replacement , M.Ch - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Intra-articular Injection in the Knee For Osteoarthritis

What are they?

Intra-articular injections or intra-articular corticosteroid injections are steroid medicines that are injected into the joint space directly, for curing and treating painful and inflammatory arthritic joint syndromes. In general, this procedure of treatment is adopted by orthopedic practitioners since steroidal drugs, when administered orally, are hardly of any use for osteoarthritis patients.

Steroids are natural substances which are akin to the hormones in your body. Steroids are mostly taken for reducing inflammation. Apart from inflammation in the bones, intra-articular corticosteroid injections are also administered for alleviating inflammation in the ligaments and tendons in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

Note that intra-articular corticosteroid injections are prescribed to osteoarthritic patients only if the pain and inflammation do not subside with the use of NSAIDs and analgesics. Corticosteroid injection often provides temporary relief, when other oral medicines have failed to provide comfort to the patient.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Another form of intra-articular injection is the one containing intra-articular hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural fluid that aids in lubricating the joints and allows them to function smoothly. It acts as a shock absorber in your body. However, with osteoarthritis, the hyaluronic acid in the affected joints wears out. Depending on the type of injection, you may get one shot of hyaluronic acid intra-articular injection, or three to five injections spaced a week apart.

The Process

The process of administering such injections needs the doctor to first clean the area. In case of swelling, local painkillers can be injected. Next, the doctor inserts a needle to withdraw the excess fluid that’s within the knee joint and then with the same needle in place, the doctor finally injects the medication into the knee joint.

The basic side-effects of intra-articular injections include mild pain at the site of the injection along with a small buildup of joint fluid. However, these side-effects are usually never a matter of concern and they get resolved on their own within a span of a few days. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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I have pain and stiffness around neck, chest n shoulders for about 5 years . I heard from people that this is called cervical . The pain n stiffness increasing day by day. I'm so anxious, please suggest me a solution.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have pain and stiffness around neck, chest n shoulders for about 5 years . I heard from people that this is called ...
Do take an physiotherapist intervention for rehabilitation exercises and electro therapeutic modalities to relieve the pain management do revert for further assistance best wishes.
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I am purus 29 years old unmarried. My leg pain kills me a lot. I always felt that pain in my leg. Sometimes I am not able to sleep because of this pain.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist,
I am purus 29 years old unmarried. My leg pain kills me a lot. I always felt that pain in my leg. Sometimes I am not ...
If your job is of standing for long time - use shoes appropriately which give less stress on long-time standing. Try to reduce weight lit bit. Check if back pain is associated with if it is you need to take treatment for back. If you have nodules in your calf region get advice from general medicine doctor. All the best!
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I had been doing Martial arts for 9 years without any issues. But now my abs are getting bad curves and my muscle growth is hampered. My muscles have grown stiff allowing hardly any flexibility.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Bhujang Asana -- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
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My right knee is paining continuously since last 3 months, also both knees produce sound when ever I climb stairs. Kindly suggest suitable treatment.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My right knee is paining continuously since last 3 months, also both knees produce sound when ever I climb stairs. Ki...
As arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Simple Knee Exercies Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. I also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation.
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I had met with a bike accident and have damaged my knee cartiledge. What are the procedures for repairing or replacing my knee cartilage.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I had met with a bike accident and have damaged my knee cartiledge. What are the procedures for repairing or replacin...
Hi kindly visit physiotherapist or orthopaedic doctor as clinical examination and some test may be required for diagnosis. As treatment will be according to diagnosis and patients health. Best wishes.
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I have a shoulder pain which came from dislocation so I want to know which type of medicine I have to take to reduce my pain?

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
I have a shoulder pain which came from dislocation so I want to know which type of medicine I have to take to reduce ...
Shoulder disclocation occurs when ball is twisted suddenly from its socket. It may be due to sudden force on joint either by injury or fall. Due to which surrounding muscles, ligaments, capsules also gets ruptured. So to restore to its normal position an orthosugeon is required. When it is restored then you need to take physio therapy for atleast 1 or 2 months to strengthen your muscles surrounding your joint and get complete rom and reduce pain. Initially we take care of your joint by giving mild exercises and ice packs then later approx after 10 days we start plan your treatment so that your joint becomes mobilize and you can work with no interruption. So advise you to contact nearby physio who will give you best treatment plan according to your degree of pain and severity. For any question please contact me. Good luck and get well soon.
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