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Dr. S M Akerkar  - Rheumatologist, Mumbai

Dr. S M Akerkar

MD - Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

13 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. S M Akerkar MD - Medicine Rheumatologist, Mumbai
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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
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
Young Scientist Award -- Indian Rheumatology Association Conference
Young Clinician award -- 1st Asian American International Medical Conference
Late Shree Amrut Mody Unichem ? BJD India Research Fellowship Award

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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 anemic and I have insomnia also please prescribe me iron medicine that I can take daily.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
I am anemic and I have insomnia also please prescribe me iron medicine that I can take daily.
Spinach , beet root, tomato, pomegranate, apple, dates , soybean , egg, whole grain atta, honey , nuts, raisins , write ur HB level
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My wife often complains pain in her elbows and knee joints. I had her ASO test done and the result was 1050 IU/ml. She is 28. Her parents and one of her sibling have history of joint pain, rheumatism. My wife has not taken any kind of medication or therapy regarding this in her life. Please help.

MD - Medicine
Rheumatologist, Gurgaon
My wife often complains pain in her elbows and knee joints. I had her ASO test done and the result was 1050 IU/ml.
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Please dont treat her for rheumatic heart disease. Aso is a misused test and patients are treated long term for no reasons. If she has pain and swelling in the elbow and knee joints, I would suggest you visit a rheumatologist and get it sorted out. Dont go on pencillin.
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I am a 16 year old boy. I have the problem of knock knee. Suggest some exercises through which I can remove knock knee.

Cert.MDT (Mckenzie spine Therapist), CMP, MPTh/MPT, CDNT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I am a 16 year old boy. I have the problem of knock knee. Suggest some exercises through which I can remove knock knee.
Knock knees is usually congenital. Hence you cannot" remove" knock knees! you need to do some strength training targeting the hip knees and ankle so that you can possibly avoid or prolong the onset of degenerative changes that may occur in the long run.
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Hello doctors. My mom is suffering from severe knee pain. Her feet have swollen and she is unable to walk. She got her diabetics check up in march and it was normal. But she do have increased uric acid problem and also she is undergoing menopause. She has already taken medical consultation and under medication. I will be very grateful if you can share some home remedies to keep uric acid level in control. And some home treatment which can give her relief from the unbearable pain. Regards Pooja.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
Hello doctors.
My mom is suffering from severe knee pain. Her feet have swollen and she is unable to walk. She got he...
make sure she is well hydrated (taking plenty of liquids). Berries can help in the excretion of uric acid. weight reduction and diabetic control helps a lot
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I am having left knee pain. I am getting left knee pain wguke gettingup chair, after sitting on a chair for some time.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. Do knee exercises. It may have to be further investigated 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 multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikid plus (mankind) 1 tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Don't ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Sir I am in a rehabilitation stage after being operated in my left knee ligament i. E arthroscopic surgery of ACL Ligament. Now after surgery its 50 days already but bending of knee and regain of power of quadriceps is nt satisfactory for which it takes time 2 healing my foot. So pls suggest me, whether machinery physiotherapy like simulator, knee bending machine will give me early recovery. Pls suggest me if any other ways r there for faster recovery.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir I am in a rehabilitation stage after being operated in my left knee ligament i. E arthroscopic surgery of ACL Lig...
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 16 years old and my legs (knees, foot and more) are making pop pop (cracking) sound whenever I sit straight or when I walk on stares. I masturbate some time, is that the reason? Anyways can you suggest me some medicines or any exercise? Thanks Yash.

pg general medicene
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I am 16 years old and my legs (knees, foot and more) are making pop pop (cracking) sound whenever I sit straight or w...
Dear lybrate-user Nothing to worry about. Take good balanced diet with Pranayama meditation and exercise regularly. Take Milk morning and night Read good books spend time with good friends in good environment. By doing regular meditation and Pranayama everything becomes normal. Regular masturbation is not advisable.
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Hip Osteoarthritis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

M.Ch - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hip Osteoarthritis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

When joints get inflamed, it is known as arthritis. This causes swelling and pain in the joints of your body such as the hips and the knees. When the cartilage gets damaged at the ends of bones, a type of arthritis called osteoarthritis occurs.

There are two main types of osteoarthritis:

  1. Primary: This type is more generalized. It affects the knees, fingers, hips, spine and thumb.
  2. Secondary: This type can occur after injury or joint inflammation, or as a result of any disease that affects the ligament's composition, like hemochromatosis.

How is the hip affected by osteoarthritis?
Patients have difficulties walking if they have hip osteoarthritis. Diagnosing hip osteoarthritis is difficult. It is because the pain appears in varied locations, such as the groin, buttocks, knee or thigh. The pain can be a dull throb or can be sharp and stabbing. The hip is usually stiff.

What are the causes of hip osteoarthritis?
The causes of hip osteoarthritis are unknown. However, the factors that can lead to osteoarthritis are joint injury, excessive weight and rising age.
Along with the abovementioned factors, the following may contribute as well:

  1. The joints may not have developed accurately
  2. The cartilage may have inherited the defects
  3. If the joints are too irritated due to added pressure on them, like excess body weight or stressful activities that include hip movement, osteoarthritis may develop.

What are the symptoms of hip osteoarthritis?
The symptoms of hip osteoarthritis are as follows:

  1. Joints feel stiff when you get out of bed
  2. Joints feel stiff if you have been sitting for some time
  3. The joints feel painful, swollen or tender
  4. You can hear (a "crunching" sound) or feel the bones rubbing against each other.
  5. You find yourself unable to do certain things, like putting on socks, as it requires your hips to move.

How is hip osteoarthritis treated?
The main objective of treatment is to restore the patient's ability to move around. A part of this objective includes correcting the function of the hip and managing the pain. The treatment can include:

  1. Joint care and rest
  2. To take weight off the area affected, a cane is used
  3. Pain relief that does not involve drugs
  4. Shedding excess weight
  5. Exercising
  6. Surgery
  7. Alternative and complementary therapies. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.
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I have sugar problem since 1 year. I have pain in my knee & also back side in joints. Please suggest me a advise to recover from disease.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
I have sugar problem since 1 year. I have pain in my knee & also back side in joints. Please suggest me a advise to r...
The treatment of Diabetes is not that simple. There are many classes of Diabetic Drugs. It depends on extent of Diabetes and complications to decide medicine for the Diabetic person. Dosages are also decided upon depending on your acute and chronic sugar levels, fasting sugar levels, post prandial sugar levels, urine sugar levels, urine MICROALBUMIN levels, urea and creatinine levels. So, a complete Diabetic profile needs to be done to reach for the best drugs and proper dosages. If Diabetes is not controlled with in few years it cause multiple complications like Eye Vision Problem, Nerves Damage, Sexual Weakness, Heart Diseases, Kidney Disease, foot Complications and reduced blood supply to the brain. Here is the list of Tests, please get them done and follow up with me. I will do the best and give you a proper treatment. 1. HBA1C. 2. SUGAR - Fasting and PP. 3. Urine - Routine and MICROSCOPY. 4. Urine MICROALBUMIN. 5. Urea and Creatinine. 6. Lipid Profile. Follow up with the reports. I will set up a wonderful treatment plan to control your sugar levels. Additionally I will also make a customised Dietary plan for you to take care of your Sugar levels naturally.
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I am feeling helpless. I have no hope left in this world to live I cannot share my feelings and can go to consult a doctor pls help what can I do I am suffering from insomnia too.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep....take sarpgandha vati 1-1 tab twice a day....take pranacharya no tens capsule 1-1 twice a day...avoid spicy food...junk food...fermented food.....tea...coffee...do pranayama early in the morning....
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I am suffering a leg pain from past 1 month ago. The pain is end of my three n back of knee. What should I do knw..

BHMS, PhD Arthritis
Homeopath, Chennai
I am suffering a leg pain from past 1 month ago. The pain is end of my three n back of knee. What should I do knw..
Hi, avoid two wheeler traveling. Do not do cont walking and standing. Apply hot pack on knee. Avoid salt contain foods. Take more calcium rich diet. Take homeopathic remedy ledum palustre 30 thrice daily for one week, further follow up contact me online.
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I am 58 years of old and suffering from left knee pain for some months what should I do ?

MCh Ortho, ATLS (AIIMS), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Kolkata
Get an xray of knee done. Physiotherapy will help. You can take over the counter painkillers like crocin. Use hot bag and analgesic gels. If pain persists then consult an orthopedic surgeon.
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I am 28 year old male having knee pain at times and I feel my knee got weak. I am regular jogger and I do play football at times. How to strengthen my knee?

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
I am 28 year old male having knee pain at times and I feel my knee got weak. I am regular jogger and I do play footba...
It may be because of meniscus tear or ligament injury. So you feel any click inside knee or instability during running or walking on uneven ground? Do quadriceps and Hamstrings strengthening. Do cycling exercise.
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Can anyone suggest homeopathic medicine for ganglion cyst . The current condition of ganglion is soft.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Can anyone suggest homeopathic medicine for ganglion cyst . The current condition of ganglion is soft.Please tell.
Ganglion cyst is an anatomical variation and oral medication in any branch of medicine are not effective and it needs to be operated for cure.
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I am getting little pain in my knees .so what type of tablets I should used. And my age is 25. So please guide me.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am getting little pain in my knees .so what type of tablets I should used. And my age is 25. So please guide me.
Hot fermentation. Put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 sec then release repeat 20 time. Avoid strain. If it work then OK otherwise consult with physiotherapist.
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I have a knee pain. I have done x-ray and no problem shown in x-ray. But the pain increases when I stand in kitchen for sometime or sit in chair. Pls help.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
I have a knee pain. I have done x-ray and no problem shown in x-ray. But the pain increases when I stand in kitchen f...
Apply hot fomentation Avoid standing for long duration & folding knee while sitting Make use of footrest while sitting on chair Do long sitting in bed Do knee isometric exercise Do straight leg raising exercise Do stretching of hamstrings, quariceps & calf muscles All exercises needs to be done twice a day daily
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Is Ayurveda The Best Line Of Treatment For Arthritis?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, Ph.d Arthritic Disorder
Ayurveda, Surat
Is Ayurveda The Best Line Of Treatment For Arthritis?

If you are looking for Ayurvedic remedies for arthritis, you should opt for Ayurvedic treatment. Arthritis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disease causing damage to your joints and connective tissues. The knee gets commonly affected. There are three primary types of arthritis, which occur in your knees. Ayurveda is ideal for arthritis treatment, and there are several Ayurvedic remedies that you can opt for .

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.

Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.

How does ayurveda approach arthritis?

Ayurvedic treatment for arthritis is based on the understanding of the various doshas or humors of the body. According to Ayurveda, there are four main humors in the body and it is these that govern our health, wellness and our proneness to disease. Arthritis, as per Ayurveda, is a condition caused due to the aggravation of vatadosha (air). The body produces ama a toxin that is released as a by product of improper digestion. When ama is produced, it circulates in the body and gets deposited at sites that have already weakened. So when the vata is already stirring up, ama finds the perfect place to build up. That is why you experience arthritis in fingers or knees. For most people, arthritis in the knee is more painful than in the fingers because knees are load bearing joints. If you have arthritis in your knees, you will have trouble moving and the range of motion in your joints will be severely restricted. You may have to depend on people or walking aids to make even the smallest of movements.

Ayurvedic treatment for arthritis aims at balancing and stabilising the Vata component of your body. This is done by strengthening your alimentary canal and metabolic pathway. This makes sure that your circulatory channels do not get blocked by impurities, and are functioning properly. You need to drink a lot of water in order to detoxify your body. There are several Ayurvedic home remedies for arthritis treatment as well, which help in improving your motion range.

Treatment tips:

  1. You should start your day with a big glass of lukewarm water every day with Home Remedy ie. 100gm fried Methi (fenugreek) + 100gm Haldi + 10gm Piparamul Make it mixer. Take 1 Teaspoon every day morning & Evening

  2. You should opt for fenugreek which is an ideal natural inhibitor of aama and corrects your Vata dosha. This natural arthritis remedy can be taken in various ways. You can take these seeds in your food. You can also grind them, mix mustard oil to it, and apply the mixture to your joints. This provides warmth and relief to your joints.

  3. You can opt for an Ayurvedic hot oil massage of your joints. This is effective, especially during the winter. You can use ITIS OIL + castor oil + sesame seed oil for massaging your arthritis affected joints. Do not apply pressure while massaging your joints as applying pressure goes against the principles of Ayurveda.

  4. It is recommended for you to meditate regularly for relieving stress and coping with anxiety. These factors are responsible for the development of ama in your body. Regular meditation makes your body relaxed and calm. You should practice yoga as it involves several breathing exercises which help in initiating you into meditation. Having effective control over your breath, your meditation will be more effective.

  5. Take one teaspoon castor oil with one cup warm water once in a week.

  6. It is important for you to sleep early and wake up early. The disruption of your sleep cycle causes aggravation of all your doshas and causes stress and fear. A healthy sleep cycle helps you in keeping away from obesity. This improves the health of your load bearing joints, as the chances of them getting extra load because of obesity are prevented.If you are looking for Ayurvedic remedies for arthritis, it is important for you to consult an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner. He will be able to prescribe you Ayurvedic remedies which suit your symptoms and stage of arthritis.

  7. You start Unique Ayurvedic Panchkarma Treatment like abhyangam, Swedanam, Podikizi, and janu Basti along with basti treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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I am 21 years old and a body builder. I have a knee pain whenever I started working with my legs. After each workout I have walking problems. Is there any remedies or medicines to prevent it? Or any cure to this pain?

BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Sangrur
I am 21 years old and a body builder. I have a knee pain whenever I started working with my legs. After each workout ...
Hello lybrate user you can start with knee joint relaxation exercise s follow by knee strengthening exs. Knee jt plays an important role in weight bearing and daily activities of body. You are doing only strengthening knee exs. Need a break and slow exs session to prevent injury. Hot formentation also helpful to reduce pain and spasm.
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I am 29 years, male. I am suffering from knee joint pains from last 2 years. 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. Your knee pain could be due to certain reasons but common ones are chondromalacia, pain due to knee instability, inflammation etc. If there is no history of any injury, and no s/s of inflammation or infection like swelling, skin redness or local warmth on touching, then I will like to advise you for conservative management initially in form of: - intensive physical therapy with focus on strengthening of quadriceps and stretching of other group of muscles - gentle anti inflammatory medications like tab etoshine or tab paracetamol can be taken in small doses for 5-7 days - adequate calcium and vitamin d supplementation as per requirement - ice packs at home for 3-4 times in a day and see how it goes for around 2 weeks time. If your condition does not improve, then we will have to get certain investigations done. 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 am a cashier at walmart and when I stand up for more than 30 minutes my right knee starts to hurt. And when it does start to hurt I can barely walk. I have been putting ice and heat on for thirty minutes each, but it doesn't help. I have also taken pain pills but that does not help either. Can you help me?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB - Orthopedics, mch
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am a cashier at walmart and when I stand up for more than 30 minutes my right knee starts to hurt. And when it does...
Hello lybrate-user as I can see from the information provided the pain is being caused due to overweight. Please work on weight loss and the knee pain would settle. Also attend a physiotherapy clinic that should be helpful for you.
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