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Dr. S M Akerkar

MD - Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

12 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
Dr. S M Akerkar MD - Medicine Rheumatologist, Mumbai
12 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. S M Akerkar is a trusted Rheumatologist in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. S M Akerkar personally at Godrej Memorial Hospital in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S M Akerkar on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Medicine - G.S. Medical college - 2004
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I have pain in both knees during walking. During rest ei. Sitting ,lying on bed there is no pain .some to much pain during walking. Taking medicine of all therapy. No relief. Doctor says it is old age problem ,lack of lubrication in knees. I am pure vegetarian of 78 years old male. Pl advice action to be taken to get relief. With medicine. Ok.

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I have pain in both knees during walking. During rest ei. Sitting ,lying on bed there is no pain .some to much pain d...
Hello. Your complains suggest you have osteoarthritis of the knee. Which can be. Treated with medications life style modifications and also exercises. However it is better to look at your x-rays of the knees first so that we can plan a complete therapy for your problem.

I have knee pains. I used lot@ of tablets I asked doctors. But I didn't get relief from that pains. Pls tell me how can I relief from that pains?

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I have knee pains. I used lot@ of tablets I asked doctors. But I didn't get relief from that pains. Pls tell me how c...
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.

Hiii This md sahil from kolkata and I am suffering from knee pain from last 3 month so please suggest me any good solution for this.

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This md sahil from kolkata and I am suffering from knee pain from last 3 month so please suggest me any good sol...
Advice. 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. 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. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).

I am 74 year male suffering from oa since last 6 month and treated by a ortho doctor with a medicine named joint guard 1bd. I improved considerable, and later on an mbbs doctor reduced medicine to 1od, I think this slowed my recovery too much. I wanted know whether reducing the dose by mbbs doctor is ok or not, if not what dose it should have.?

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Visit your primary orthopedic surgeon. Dr prashant parate. Sportsorthocare shoulder and knee specialist

I am a 35 years old female suffering from knee pain since 3 weeks what should I do?

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I am a 35 years old female suffering from knee pain since 3 weeks what should I do?
Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. For dry fomentation of the affected joints, take a cloth and fold it into four, fill it with hot and sand make a potli (bag) out of it. Use this bundle for the fomentation of different joints. This is very helpful in reducing pain and swelling.

What are the preventive measures to avoid gout and what are the dos and do not for a person suffering from gout?

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Avoiding alcohol and smoking is essential. You should also avoid sea food with shells. You can refer the health tip I had posted a few weeks ago about gout.

I am 63 male, an active sportsman. My x-ray of both knee show" small peripheral and central osteophytes along tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joints. There is mild reduction in medial compartment knee joint space. Soft tissue planes are well maintained" at present I am taking neucoxia 45mg everyday which reduces knee pain and I am able to play. Can you please suggest 1)-what medicine will be more affective 2)-how long can I continue taking nucoxia 3)-is suplement colaflex of any use. Thanks n regards.

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Not all patients of joint pain need surgery. Most of them can be managed without joint replacement. Physiotherapy along with medicines helps rule out diabetes, vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with a soft bedding on it. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind)1tab odx10days paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days do knee exercises. Gradually develop your walking & standing stamina. It may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. The medicines you are taking are also reasonably safe. But you must keep check on your vital parameters from time to time.

My leg is paining. What I do?

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X rays of both knee joints (digital) rule out diabetes high blood pressure or any other kidney problem do hot fomentation keep a pillow under the legs at night &/when resting. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab odx10days 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. You will need other supportive medicines also. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Don? t ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.

While driving scooter in goa 5 days back I slipped. No external injury but lot of pain in left leg below knee back side. No swelling no blue clot. Seems muscle rupture or muscle pull. I came back Delhi yesterday can't rest much there though have taken zero dol Mr. Still pain while taking long steps or climbing up or down stairs. Kindly advise.

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While driving scooter in goa 5 days back I slipped. No external injury but lot of pain in left leg below knee back si...
. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. 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. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.

My wife is 55 years old and a sugar patient also. Recently she is getting pain in the knee and she went for x-ray. The report showing that she is suffering from ostro-arthritis and she is taking Jointace C-2 and calcium tablets also. What should we do now.

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My wife is 55 years old and a sugar patient also. Recently she is getting pain in the knee and she went for x-ray. Th...
Sir sugar patient can suffer any joint pain knee joint on her toe under her feet shoulder ok even cervical to hand/hands period normal? Earlier take IFT for 12 min for both knee joint for 15 days ok hope 10 days take 1st body weight is too? Some time pain comes from l spine ok if pain in lumber take IFT for 10 days on her lumber ok proper pain region ok Ice therapy ok Myospaz forte of wincare co take with rantac 150 BD x 5 days Gemcal one tab daily walk daily if possible free hand exercise in room ok morning and afternoon use choamote do not sit on floor

I had pain in my knees for last 3 yrs, I ignored it now my ankle has started paining. I had blood test my ESR level is 10 mm and R.A.FACTOR is negative what should I do to get relief from pain.

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I had pain in my knees for last 3 yrs, I ignored it now my ankle has started paining. I had blood test my ESR level i...
tk calcium and put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 sec then release repeat 10 time twice a day. if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment must

Sir my knee was injured I use medicine but could not useful. I can sleep but pain how can I doo. Please help.

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Sir my knee was injured I use medicine but could not useful. I can sleep but pain how can I doo. Please help.
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicine Arnica 200 ( 4 drops in little water) four times in a day for 2 days and update.

I am 21 years old. But I have a problem. Knee problem. X-ray was done but nothing found. But some times its feeling like someone cutting my leg. suggest me.

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I am 21 years old. But I have a problem. Knee problem. X-ray was done but nothing found. But some times its feeling l...
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.

I underwent an ACL operation on 8th December 2015. Then Physiotherapy for 2 months. I am still unable to run and sometimes I feel pain in the knee when I bend it completely or use stairs or do fast walking. I want to ask that after how much time, I could run or walk fastly or swim without pain. I am doing regular exercise of my knee for 15 mins like cardio, half Squats etc.

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I underwent an ACL operation on 8th December 2015. Then Physiotherapy for 2 months. I am still unable to run and some...
Lybrate-user ji you should not run after the surgery for acl. Do not bend your knee more than 90 degree. Do not use stairs as far as possible. You can walk fast. You should be able to swim without pain. And most imp thing you should reduce your weight by minimum 10 kg.

Sir, when I am playing bad mention I was fallen and my left knee ACL was torn, by scanning it was known. Can it be cured without surgery.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
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Sir, when I am playing bad mention I was fallen and my left knee ACL was torn, by scanning it was known. Can it be cu...
You are just 19. Acl tear causes instability of knee joint. It leads to many problems like difficulties in running, sports etc. It may also lead to meniscus tear. If its partial tear, then physiotherapy may help. If its complete tear, then it can not heal on its own.

I have both knee pain and finger pain. I have uric acid problem little high than 7. Please advise medicine and food etc.

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I have both knee pain and finger pain. I have uric acid problem little high than 7. Please advise  medicine and food ...
In high uric acid avoid few diets i.e. high purine-rich foods, milk products, protein foods, meat, dried beans, dried peas, mushrooms, whey proteins which are used in zym, diuretic medicines. Eat balanced diet , eat banana, take amino acid rich diets, L- glutamine like supplements, whole grain, oats, green veg., low cholesterol foods, plenty of water in day time, Do test Kidney Function Test every 6 months to monitor levels of uric acid. Consult doctor always for medicines. Do not take medicines by self. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain .

My husband is 28 years old. He has pain and inflammation in heels, ankles and sometimes knees. Doctor has stated in report as spa axial. So I wanna know what is it exactly. Oa or ra? as per his blood test reports. Crp-65. 7, esr-135, creat-0. 95 sgpt-48, haemoglobin - 9, plt-3. 4, tlc-10000.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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Some common home care techniques for knee pain that control inflammation and help to break the inflammatory cycle are protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation do reply back for private consultation. And detailed treatment plan.

L am 60 years old I have knee pain .tried many of home remedy and ayurveda still not cured please suggest me some tips.

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L am 60 years old I have knee pain .tried many of home remedy and ayurveda still not cured please suggest me some tips.
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. 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.

I have a pain on my shoulder & my knee. It may heavy pain. So what can I do to free from it.

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I have a pain on my shoulder & my knee. It may heavy pain. So what can I do to free from it.
Please do hot compresses. Also take Mag phos 6x - thrice daily for next 3 days and revert. Consult me for homeopathic treatment. Recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback.

I am having knee knock, buy I m sad because of it, my wish is to join the defence so please doctor please give me a solution

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I am having knee knock, buy I m sad because of it, my wish is to join the defence so please doctor please give me a s...
Hi the best way to correct knock knees in adults is to strengthen the knee by doing a series of exercises. Various types of exercises can be done to strengthen the knees including seated quadriceps contraction, leg strengthening exercises and hamstring curls. If you have tried exercise then you can go for corrective surgery.
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