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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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Hi I am 54 very bad knee ache have gap in my right knee. I am taking r compound 2 tabs thrice please advise

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
With medicine u start doing strengthening of your muscle around the knee joint. Thanks and regards Dr. Ritesh kharnal
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I am 31 year old female and I am a married . I feel a weakness. Knee pain and heavy hair fall . What to do doctor?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 31 year old female and I am a married . I feel a weakness. Knee pain and heavy hair fall . What to do doctor?
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 42 years old male. I have rheumatoid arthritis from last 3 months. What should i do? Please advise.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Rheumatoid arthritis is a self limiting disease. Acute phase can be managed with medicines. Physiotherapy helps in preventing contractures & deformities. Keep your moral up! any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. 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. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4-5 days, contact me again.
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I'm feeling sleepy all day. I have loss 5kgs weight in last two weeks. And my knees are paining so much since last one month. Can you tell me why is it so?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm feeling sleepy all day. I have loss 5kgs weight in last two weeks. And my knees are paining so much since last on...
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 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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Gd mrng Dr, I have a pain in my knee due to falling from motor cycle. So tell me medicine?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi Thanks for your query. I am Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. You can take Tab Voveran 50 mg 1 tab stat for pain but consult an Orthopaedic surgeon and get requisite X Rays done. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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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 have acl reconstructed . Post op 1 year. I have heavy pain to do strengthening exercises. And gym workouts. I want to play football. What can I do. I've been working and never concentrated much on knee strength before.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have acl reconstructed . Post op 1 year. I have heavy pain to do strengthening exercises. And gym workouts. I want ...
After acl reconstruction, it is very important to do physiotherapy to build up your muscles. You can definitely play football, if you follow some advices.
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I am suffering from insomnia. Can I have some home remedies for it. What are the treatment for it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from insomnia. Can I have some home remedies for it. What are the treatment for it.
Tip- I will suggest you to take a shower with warm water or just wash your face , forearms , legs with soap and water at bedtime for a peaceful sleep
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Sir I am advised ARTHROSCOPY for loose multiple bodies in knee joint. Can I avoid surgery and get cured with medicines

MBBS, M. S. Orthopedics, M.ch. Orthopaedics, MD - Sports Medicine
Orthopedist, Delhi
Loose bodies need to be taken out and send for tests to see the cause of formation of loose bodies. i would advise that you get arthroscopy done
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I have a 10 years history of arthritis, 1 year ago my hip joint flexibility was almost null, now after taking infliximab 5 dose this year it is 30% but not improving much also after taking regular physiotherapy. Is operation my only choice now?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
I have a 10 years history of arthritis, 1 year ago my hip joint flexibility was almost null, now after taking inflixi...
It all depends on how bad is your hip. If your hip is irreparably damages, infliximab will not help. Infliximab will only help to reduce the swelling and associated pain, damage already done cannot be reversed, if pain is persistent then operation is the only option. Consult your doctor.
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My wife suffers from RA for last 5-6 years. Joints have swollen and it is very painful. She is under allopathic treatment. Now her condition is very bad.Please suggest action plan.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, M.S.ORTHOPAEDICS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Injection "Infliximab" by wyeth U.S.A.Has "cured"RA.Please see rheumatologist of a repute"Allopathy" is NOT a bad word.
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My age is 30 I am suffering with arteritis. What precaution should I take to avoid it.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph & digital x rays of affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days. Bio d3 max 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. 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. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Sir my knee and elbow really gives very much pain what should I do please tell me.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir my knee and elbow really gives very much pain what should I do please tell me.
Very much pain so tk calcium supplements and check up vitd and do physiotherapy treatment ultrasonic therapy and tens therapy for 10 days.
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Im having pain in my both knees whenever I stand up or walk or sit. Can not avoid it anymore. Please suggest me the best advice.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Im having pain in my both knees whenever I stand up or walk or sit. Can not avoid it anymore. Please suggest me the b...
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.
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I have for a knee injury and doctor has applied a plastic permanent plaster on my knee. Can you please advise if MRI can be done with the plaster put on? Or should it be possible without a plaster? Your help and advise would be greatly appreciated!

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have for a knee injury and doctor has applied a plastic permanent plaster on my knee. Can you please advise if MRI ...
Quadriceps strengthening exercises- Quad Clenches: Lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, Hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day.
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Dear sir I'm suffered knee pain from two years I'm travel daily 10 kms by bicycle so please choose some medicines and tips also Thanks you.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
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I'm suffered knee pain from two years I'm travel daily 10 kms by bicycle so please choose some medicines and...
Tk calcium supplements and avoid strain. Put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 second then release repeat 10 time.
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I am a man with 41 years. Have knee pain from last two years. Test for B12 before two years & found 123. Take eldervit injection as advised by doctor & also take Vitamin d tablet course. But still no improvement. Now Slowly pain started in back & neck also. Please. Advise.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am a man with 41 years. Have knee pain from last two years. Test for B12 before two years & found 123. Take eldervi...
Check your serum calcium levels and get a whole body bone densitometry test done to rule out oesteporosis. Repeat your b12 and vit d tests also. With the reports, consult me privately. For the time being, take tab rumalaya forte 1-1-1 and apply mahanarayana taila to the affected part and give hot water fomentation. Perform neck exercises everyday in the morning and evening.
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Suffering from type 2 diabetes and mild blood pressure. Also rheumatic arteritis.Please tell.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Suffering from type 2 diabetes and mild blood pressure. Also rheumatic arteritis.Please tell.
Hi I am sure you must be on treatment for all these conditions. It very essential to achieve good glycemic control, otherwise it can lead to various problems (long term complications) associated with diabetes. Even rheumatoid arthritis like diabetes is a disease that can only be controlled. Apart from drugs treatment it is necessary to be physically active to keep healthy and fit. Exercise will also help in reducing blood sugar. Thanks for the question.
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