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Dr. S M Akerkar

MD - Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

13 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
Dr. S M Akerkar MD - Medicine Rheumatologist, Mumbai
13 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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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....more
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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Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli East, Landmark: Opp Godrej Towers. Landmark: Near Vikhroli Railway Station, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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I am staying un patna, bihar. My mother is having sevier knee problem. She is also over weight. Height is 5 ft and weight is 95 kg.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency. She must loose weight. Digital X-rays of knee joint AP & LAT Views. This could be due to OA knee & obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. Any way Take CALDIKIND PLUS 1 tab daily for 10days Paracetamol 250mg TDS x 3 days. Contact me after that. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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I am suffering fromArthiritis pain on both joints since 3 months.I am mala,70,have diabetes 2,and Hypertension,both under strict control.Please Advice me.

MBBS, MS Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics), Dip SICOT (Belgium), FISOC (USA), MNAMS (Ortho), FASM (Singapore)
Orthopedist, Chennai
I guess you have knee joint pain. Is the pain increased with climbing stairs or getting up from the floor? Did you have a fall? You appear to have osteoarthritis. Kindly give me the above details in order to advise regarding management. Regards.
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I am having cough knees pain and head ache too so doctor give me an effective medicine to cure it early.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
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).
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I am 31 years old and I am having pain in my left leg basically behind the knee (maybe in the nerves there) also in the muscles below the knee. Please advice.

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda,
Do stretching exercises. Apply mahanarayana oil n fomentation with warm water. Take tab rasnadi guggul 2 tab morning n evening with lukewarm water.
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I have a cramp back of my knee since last twoo weeks I take proper medication for it use gel on it but didn't get any effect kindly suggest me what to do it sometimes very painful and I am a gyming person so suggest me something for it.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
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).
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I am suffering from knee pain from last 2 days and when I start walking it gets more.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury or some other medical conditions including arthritis, patellar tendinitis, acl injury, knee bursitis, torn meniscus, gout and infections. Try some home remedies for your pain- - ice is useful for the control of pain and swelling. It can be applied to the knee for 15 to 20 minutes as often as every two to four hours. The swollen knee should be elevated above the level of the heart while icing. -activities that cause pain should be avoided temporarily. -if the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities should be avoided until knee pain and swelling resolve: squatting kneeling twisting and pivoting jogging aerobics, dancing playing sport specific exercises will help you improve range of motion, strength, and endurance. It is especially important to focus on strengthening and stretching your quadriceps since these muscles are the main stabilizers of your kneecap. Core exercises may also be recommended to strengthen the muscles in your abdomen and lower back. Also maintaining a healthy body weight to avoid overstressing your knees are very important. -a full history of your problem should be taken and your movements assessed by a physiotherapist. Please consult a physiotherapist for the same. Best wishes.
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My wife is having extreme pain in her left leg especially knee. She is obese. Please advice some exercises.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
Visit Orthopaedic surgeon. Get X rays done. And ask for appropriate treatment. Knee specialist will be ideal. Dr Prashant Parate.
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Pain in knee. Some sound is occurring while walking. How can I help my mother tell me some symptoms.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
* walking regularly at slow pace without unduly straining helps as it improves blood circulation around knee and eases the joint. *you can use mustard oil for massage which is good in winter season for relieving pain. Eucalyptus oil is also good homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. Take bryonia 200---twice daily morning and evening and give feedback after 7 days
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I have a knee pain. When I walk little bit. The pain is ouze out and I am just 27 please tell me what the problem?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Don't worry regarding what problem you have to be clinically examined by musculoskeletal physiotherapist and can suggest you ift physiotherapy treatment 10 sessions and can learn knee strengthening exercises
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I am a patient of rheumatoid arthritis suffering for last 7-8 years, now 62 years old (male). For pain relieving, some doctors have suggested cold compress, some others, hot compress. I am a little bit confused. Although, I am comfortable with cold compress, my sister, now 60, a patient of RA, prefers hot compress. I want to know what is the correct procedure. Pl help. S. Hazra, Baguiati, Kolkata.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
There is no evidence that either of them is more hramful or beneficial than others. Some people give logic of cold compress over hot Ra joints. But, I don't think besides giving a temporary relief it has any long term implications. So you can choose what you like Regards
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I need to sit for long hours in classes. I feel like I have knee pains. How to get rid of it.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Do quadriceps exercise in daily routine but gradually process and keep your leg straight and do stretching exercise.
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I am 39 year old male. I am getting strain ,fatigue and burning sensation in shin muscle between below knee and above ankle only during running. This is more in left leg compared to right leg. During walking I don't have any pain. I participate in 10k run once in 2 month's, also run weekly 3 to 4 times 2 to 3 km each time. Do I need to change shoes, posture correction or any suggestions for supplements.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Dear lybrate-user, Now a days, young people with heavy sports activities get caugt in DVT - Deep Vein Thrombosis. Please get a Lower Limb Color Doppler study done to rule this out. Regards.
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On my right leg knee have pain from many days. When ever I fold my leg its pain lots?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. SPRING BEDS, FOLDING BEDS OR THICK MATRESS ARE HARMFUL DO HOT FOMANTATION. Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab OD x10. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. 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, contact me again.. Do not ignore .It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Is ashwagandha capsules recommended to treat insomnia. If yes, what is the dosage, is it 2 times a day with meal? What is recommended ashwagandha leaf or root extract? How long is this dosage recommended? And lastly which brand would you recommend?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
dear lybrate user medicines in crude form cant cure ,dont make them habitual ,only the causes of insomnia and tendency have to be cured by constitutional medicines,also eat more vegetables and whole fruits,drink plenty of water and increase physical activity
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I am having pain in both knee joints and having varicose veins problem in one leg. please advise.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Prescription- x-ray both knee joints. Take hot therapy by water and ice pack apply over varicose vein area. Do some exercises like- take towel and roll it. Then put the towel roll under the knee joint area and press the roll and hold for 10 seconds. This cycle repeate 15-15 times both legs. Avoid long sitting long standing. Walk for 15 minutes per twice a day and exercises also do twice.
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Hello, i, m 24 year old male. My problem is that I had an accident of my right knee before 4 year and my acl and meniscus (both are of 3rd degree) got tear. And right now im very busy in my job so I can not go for surgery. But after 8 moths I will make my surgery done. So I want to know that is there any problem in delaying the surgery?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Don't walk too much. Don't stand for long. Do not change your posture too quickly. Do not sit in the floor. Walk slowly. And by homoeopathic treatment this can b relieve.
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I am having knee pain in right leg doctor said I have flat feet and hence I have pfps recently my left calf is having dull ache. Also I am stiffness in knee when I wake up. It takes little bit of time to warm up. I am 25 recently quit smoking, bmi 30, 1.should I worry about disease related arteries as I lead a pretty lazy lifestyle until recently 2. Or is it just muscoskeltal issue.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Get a custom made insole.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 knee against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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Hello sir/madam I hav started running after 5-6 years and my legs are paining like hell knees also and below knees also its paining more that please help me to solve it. Thanks.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
It looks like you are anaemic. If you have back pain after you sit for long hours then it is due to your haemoglobin levels as it is important to check that. Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain.
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I had knee injury a month ago. Took MRI few days ago. It states ACL HIGH GRADE II partial MID SUBSTANCE tear. Is orthopedic surgery must? Or I can recover without surgery? If yes kindly give it suggestions.

MS-Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
If no feeling of givingway in your knee you can strengthen your quadriceps to compensate. If your knee is wobbling it needs arthroscopy and proceed.
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I am suffering from knee joint pain. I have used so many painkillers but no improvement. Help me doctor.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
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.
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