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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.
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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'm 29 year old and I'm suffering from knee problem. Its very difficult for me to run and climb stair case. I feel pain in my joints and there is a sensation of friction between the bones. There is no smoothness in my joints. I feel my cartilage is damaged. Tried drinking milk and had bone soup too but still facing the problem from a long time. I'm using knee cap regularly due to it feel little bit relaxed. Please help with the solution for this. I'm not too old for this. I want to keep running all my life.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm 29 year old and I'm suffering from knee problem. Its very difficult for me to run and climb stair case. I feel pa...
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 have ACL tear 2 year back that time I go for physio bt now I hear a lot about the cases of TKR with past history of ACL injury nd from someday I too have mild pain in my knee. I want to go for arthroscopy now please tell me that at this stage it will be effective and how much success of dis surgery?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
I have ACL tear 2 year back that time I go for physio bt now I hear a lot about the cases of TKR with past history of...
Hi rupen der If you didn't counter any problems in 2 years since injury, may be it was partial tear or minimal one which may have healed without residual laxity of knee to give symptoms of weakened knee during movements. So nothing to fear now. No, you won't need arthroscope examination at all, ad of now, neither future need for any knee replacement. Those who had to undergo TKR may have had complete rupture of ACL with association of meniscal injuries leafing to post traumatic osteoarthritis or degeneration of knee joint heralding replacement. Thanks.
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Hey I am 19 years old nd I have back nd knees problem its pain too much specially backache I do not nw why its too much pain I used ointment but it did not give any relief. Nd my knees pain in winter season cn you please tell me wt I should use to avoid the pain of back nd knees.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hey I am 19 years old nd I have back nd knees problem its pain too much specially backache I do not nw why its too mu...
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.
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I am 43 year old,, in the meg time I feel severe Knee Pain, Previously it was in the I night, now also some time I feel pain in the night, and later mrg, I feel heavy from my knee to toes, due to neurofibroma my nerves are pinched on both mu disc, because of that I have severe back pain, the pain is very severe, bcoz of that I no sound sleep, I am taking ultracet in the mrg and night, but no use, what could be the cause of knee pain.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I am 43 year old,, in the meg time I feel severe Knee Pain, Previously it was in the I night, now also some time I fe...
You have neurofibroma related nerve compression which is most likely causing the pain. Treatment of just the pain will not help your situation. You need to consult a neurosurgeon for definite treatment of the neurofibroma. You can consult again for further queries with your MRI scans and reports which are available.
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I am 56 years old male. I have knee problem3em last two years but mild one. Recently it has increased after frequent travel. Is ther any good remedy for knee pain.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 56 years old male. I have knee problem3em last two years but mild one. Recently it has increased after frequent ...
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.
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Hi Doctor, My husband age is 39 weight is 66 kg height is 5 feet 4 inches. He is suffering from insomnia for past 1 year and now his bp is in level 170/110 as he is not getting adequate sleep. We took ECG as his bp level is high but it looks normal. Please advice how to cure insomnia and will curing that reduce blood pressure.

BHMS
Homeopath, Agartala
Now first you do tmt and 2decho. Blood for kft. Let. Tsh. Lipid profile. Serum electrolytes and calcium. Bp shoud be check below 140/90. Must. So add more bp medicine according your doctor advise. For time being kali phos 12x natrum phos 3x both are good brand (adel/swab) 5tab each 3_4 times daily.
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I am 25 years old and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis from past 3 years. I am felling pain and swelling in knee joints, elbow joints and others too. So is there ways to reverse joint damage causes by arthritis?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Kolkata
I am 25 years old and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis from past 3 years. I am felling pain and swelling in knee j...
Rheumatoid arthritis is very much controllable disease. With the advancement of drugs for Rgeumatoid people live like other normal people with proper use of DMARDS (disease modifiying anti rheumatic drugs. Drugs will help you preventing further progression of disease and joint damage but once the joints get damaged totally drugs have little role in preventing further progression. So my advice will consult any Rheumatologist of your area who can guide you properly. Hope this will help you.
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I HAVE PROBLEM IN MY KNEE. NOW IT IS DIFICUL TO WALK. IT REALLY VERY PAIN FUL TOO. SOME TIME IT PAINIng too much. What can I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chennai
I HAVE PROBLEM IN MY KNEE. NOW IT IS DIFICUL TO WALK. IT REALLY VERY PAIN FUL TOO. SOME TIME IT PAINIng too much. Wha...
Dear lybrate-user, Knee joint is the most weight bearing joint of our body. Variety of causes can lead to knee pain of which degeneration and bone loss are rare for a person of your age. Pain may be caused due to Injury or diseases like arthritis. Most common cause is injury. Providing rest and support to knee joint is the first step for all cases. Further management requires information like duration of pain, which side is affected, X-ray to find any injury to structures and any previous history of fall. Roma Das, you are at good age that your body will be able to repair almost all injuries and joint issue. Your duty is to provide support and rest.
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Doctor I have no of gathey knots in my arms and I also have thyroid and uric acid. What am I suffering from gathia or gouts are they same what medicine should I take.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Although the exact diagnosi can only be maade by physical examination but it seems like these knots are growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin,multiple in number scattered in whole body epecially the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits and these fat growths are called LIPOMA and these have no relation with either URIC ACID or THYROID PROBLEM.Mysself being a homoeopathic physician will urely provide you ome veery effective homoeopathic medicine for your problem but I want to clear certain things regarding these growths 1.Since when are you suffering from these growths 2.Are these painful 3.Are these increasing in number and size with passage of time 4.Have you suffered from any severe chest infection or Throat problem in the past
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I am 28 year old, having knee pain since 2006 due to some trauma while driving bike got struck by auto, since that time I was suffering from pain, but from past one year it is very sever, as I under went MRI.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 28 year old, having knee pain since 2006 due to some trauma while driving bike got struck by auto, since that ti...
Do take ift and vacuum therapy physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 10 days followed by static quadriceps exercise from neuro physiotherapist apply hot and cold water fomentation for thrice a day for 7 days regularly do revert for further assistance best wishes.
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Sudden back pain started. Pain is also in buttocks and leg. Sleeping on one side gives relief and walking working is slowed down due to pain. To able to touch toes without bending knees.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
You may be suffering from Sciatic pain . Because of your lower back problem all other problems have come. Sciatic is the longest nerve starting from lower back moving along with your thigh knee up to the ankle. Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Swing 20 times morning and evenings. This will relieve your problem. In case it continues consult a Acupuncture/Acupressure Dr. In your place
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I am aged 58 years. Upto the age of 25 used to cycle every day for not less than 4-5 kms per day. Now I am cycling 5-7 kms per day for body fitness. Every day, In the starting used to get leg pain, above knees, not unbearable. However, after 1-2 kms there will not be any pain. Can I cycle every day like this. I am 85 kgs weight. I also used to play cricket from my child hood to the age of 25 and from 25 years of age till 51 years of age used to play Table Tennis.

DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Chennai
Its excellent to hear that you have been keeping active even at the age of 58. Well done, indeed! Unless you have persistent pain around your knee or hip you have nothing to worry. You may be having some stiffness of the knee from underlying arthritis. Since the level of pain is bearable, there is nothing to worry.
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I have symptoms of artheritis since last 15 years. I have severe pain in my body suddenly during rainy season and also in chronic cold weather. Pain killer provide temporary relief and cause conspication. Laboratory test does not shows artheritis positive. I take warm water bath during whole year which provide some relief temporarily. Advise me permanent treatment.

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. I would like to know what arthritis are you referring here: degenerative or inflammatory? because there are separate causes and treatment measures for each of them. Could you kindly upload your investigations: blood and radiological investigations like x rays etc so that I can see what grade is it and what are best treatment options for you. Also I would like to know: - what treatment have you been taking for above mentioned problems - have you undergone physical therapy and do you continue at home doing exercises - do you take calcium and vitamin d supplementation as per your age? - how much can you walk in a day without pain killers and what is general analgesic requirement? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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I am 57 years old lady ,I have sever knee pain since 2 years , I am depressed also due to pain ,what to do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 57 years old lady ,I have sever knee pain since 2 years , I am depressed also
due to pain ,what to do.
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 a 20 years old male and I have a problem of right knee pain during sitting time in chair. What is the problem and it's solution?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am a 20 years old male and I have a problem of right knee pain during sitting time in chair. What is the problem an...
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.
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Kindly advise cure for cinema goers syndrome. My left knee aches when I get up after sitting for a while. No pain while walking.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Kindly advise cure for cinema goers syndrome. My left knee aches when I get up after sitting for a while. No pain whi...
Hello prolonged sitting reduces the blood flow to the joint, second thing kneecap pain can be caused by any imbalance or dysfunction of the stabilising forces that keep the kneecap tracking smoothly in this groove, or by damage to the back surface of the kneecap. Treatment short term 1) icing 10 to 20 mins 2) taping of the specific muscle long term 1) stretching and strengthening of the muscles around the knee joint hope I answer the question regards.
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I have a knee pain which is on the knee but seems to extend behind the leg and in the foot (at the back and lower side).

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have a knee pain which is on the knee but seems to extend behind the leg and in the foot (at the back and lower side).
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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Hi I am Sonu Dandotiya from Gwalior Madhya Pradesh. I have insomnia problem. How to solve this problem. L am very affected from this sufferness.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Management: Here are five tips everyone can use to help improve the quality of their sleep: Keep your bedroom cool and dark Put away/turn off all electronic devices while preparing for bedtime Stick to a regular bedtime and wake time every day, even on weekends Stop drinking caffeine by the early afternoon and avoid large late-night meals Skip the late-afternoon nap, as it can make it harder to sleep at bedtime Avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension. Do regular exercise. Go for a brisk walk in the morning. Medication: Take Schwabe's Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos./ once daily at night for 1month.
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I am a 35 years old female suffering from knee pain since 3 weeks what should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
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.
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