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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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Knuckle sound comes from my knees when sit n stand. Is there a low content of knee fluid?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Knuckle sound comes from my knees when sit n stand. Is there a low content of knee fluid?
Hello! The sound you mentioned is actually called Crepitus. It is usually because of a weak knee joint. Consult a physiotherapist, start Calcium supplement. Do knee strengthening exercises of the knee joint. You will definetely feel better.
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Is there a solution for my mother who is suffering from Arthritis and Blood Sugar, We do not want to go for the costly Knee operations for her.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Is there a solution for my mother who is suffering from Arthritis and Blood Sugar, We do not want to go for the costl...
for arthritis you can go for this home remedy 1. Take 1 cup mustard oil 2. Add 10 g camphor 3. Heat the oil till the camphor dissolves completely 4. Massage lukewarm oil on the affected area This will help improve the blood circulation in the area and will reduce the inflammation and stiffness and for blood sugar Consume two to three tulsi leaves whole or about one tablespoon full of its juice on an empty stomach to lower the blood sugar levels
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2 days back I fell and my leg got twisted due to which I was not able to walk I am presently out of station so doctor just asked me to the bed rest as it is blood clot can you please tell me how many days I have to rest if it is knee blot clot? And what measures I have to take to get heel properly.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
2 days back I fell and my leg got twisted due to which I was not able to walk I am presently out of station so doctor...
apply ice pack and pain relief ointment if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment . avoid strain tk rest
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My wife aged 59 years who is suffering from Diabetes and Blood pressure which remains under control due to meditation, is suffering, is having sever insomnia, take one Ativan 1 mg at 11 pm but have sleep only at 3.00 am which is not sound but disturbed sleep. Please advise how to remove the problem without having any side effects and hangover of medicine so that proper timely sleep can be taken. Thanks Sir.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
My wife aged 59 years who is suffering from Diabetes and Blood pressure which remains under control due to meditation...
Why ativan is being taken at 11 pm? so naturally she will get sleep around 3 am. Why so late going to bed? as that is your main concern. You have to change the daily routine. She should have dinner around 7 - 7.30 pm and take ativan tab and go to bed around 9 - 9.30 pm for the medicine to be effective. To achive this she has to stop watching tv by 8 pm and read some books or magazines or meditate and maintain general relaxed mood. To do that other family members have to cooperate to maintain the peaceful atmosphere and help her in maintaing the timings. Do not get on to the bed until bed time. As she is practicing meditation, have it in the evening also and learn and practice" bhraamari" yoga practice morning and evening which will help her to fall asleep. For all this the other family members have to cooperate in closing the tv and maintaining silence. Change will not come in a single day, but by persistance she can have good sleep.
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I am suffering from knee pain when ever I sit down & standup I suffer lots of pain .without support I can not stand, fram last 3,4 years I am suffering from this pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
I am suffering from knee pain when ever I sit down & standup I suffer lots of pain .without support I can not stand, ...
Hi lybrate-user, you seemed to be an obese. Try to reduce some weight and use however bag to reduce pain. Once your pain is reduced do strengthen your leg muscles from future reoccurrence of pain. Get well soon.
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I am 30 years old male and have knee problem from last 6 months what should I do.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. 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 bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days 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. Contact me again, if needed.
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I'm 30 years old male suffering from knee joint pain. As per my recent MRI, doctors identified that it is" grade 1 injury" and i'm going for physiotherapy treatment. Kindly advise what kind of food do I need to avoid? Please advise what food should I take to improve my knee joint strength? Kindly answer all of my questions.

Acupuncturist, Pune
I'm 30 years old male suffering from knee joint pain. As per my recent MRI, doctors identified that it is" grade 1 in...
Its good to increase your calcium intake as it will increase the endurance thus will improve. Regular knee exercises wil help you to maintain this. Acupuncture will be best alternative treatment.
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Hello sir. How to relief from knee pain. And joint s also it has been 1 month to this problem. Please respond as soon as possible. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hello sir. How to relief from knee pain. And joint s also it has been 1 month to this problem. Please respond as soon...
Go for fasting once a week. You can go for absolute fasting or rely on a liquid diet to digest ama (toxin). Fasting should be followed by hot fomentation or by taking a bath with lukewarm water or steam bath. After fasting and fomentation, mix powdered long pepper, black pepper and dried ginger in equal quantities and take 1 teaspoon of this powdered mix with lukewarm water twice a day. This will help you restore your digestive fire. Take one tablespoon of castor oil before going to bed, once or twice a week. It helps in cleansing ama (toxin) build up and balancing vata. 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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I have problem in my knee while sitting make popping noise in pair of knee I think my knee empty from calcium or sperm So suggest me how increase sperm in body please let me know. Sir.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
I have problem in my knee while sitting make popping noise in pair of knee I think my knee empty from calcium or sper...
Hello in knee joint make by ligaments and soft tissues not a sperm. As your age your calcium level is not low. But if your mind goes to calcium then go to blood test for calcium level. For stop knee popping up some quadriceps exercises.
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My knee joint pains a lot. I do exercise regularly. I consulted lot of doctors. Within jharkhand state. Do not find relief even a little. Whqt should I do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My knee joint pains a lot. I do exercise regularly. I consulted lot of doctors. Within jharkhand state. Do not find r...
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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My Father is 67 years OLD and is suffering from Rumetoid arthritis. The knees does not have grease anymore and doctors are prescribing the replacement as a solution. Also his hands are in distressed state, they move but restricted. Question -1) Is there a solution to his condition. 2) Is knee replacement a successful solution and whts the cost for it. Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My Father is 67 years OLD and is suffering from Rumetoid arthritis. The knees does not have grease anymore and doctor...
Myself is a homoeopath with 20 years of experience besides me.I dont want to assure you or want to make heavy claim, that I can treat RA problemof your father but yes I have come across a no. of such cases with very good ressults and if you have faith in homoeopathy or dont have a faith in homoeopathy,let surgery be the last option but I will advise you to surely opt for this homoeopathictreatment with full faith.Consult me with full details regarding the problem
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I have very pain in my left leg knee from two days. I can't even bend also. What is the problem to me and what should I do.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have very pain in my left leg knee from two days. I can't even bend also. What is the problem to me and what should...
This is a general strain due to excessive walking or standing and for this I suggest you to follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes. One time you can do hot water fermentation that would help to reduce the muscle strain.
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I am 34 year old male. For last 6 months I am experiencing pain in my knees whenever I do squats. Please note that they do not pain while running or walking or playing any sport. Also, I never had any knee injury in the past. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 34 year old male. For last 6 months I am experiencing pain in my knees whenever I do squats. Please note that th...
Hello. Get an X-ray of both the knees done. We can't reverse the established pathology back, but we can control the process in the stage it is so that it wouldn't grow further. Apply Bakson’s Rheum Aid oil gently (2-3 times a day) and take orally Bakson’s Rheum-Aid syrup/ 1 tablespoon thrice daily. Also, increase your dietary intake of calcium which is present in green leafy vegetables, milk, milk products, sea food, white legumes, dried fig, black-eyed peas, almonds, oranges, seasame seeds. And vitamin D which is essential for absorption of calcium in our body and is synthesized naturally after getting exposed to sunlight, so early morning sunlight for 10-15 min. 2-3 times a day is mandatory. Apart from this, do walk daily along with physiotherapy will also help you.
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Hello sir I had married recently. After marriage im getting fat and I get belly fat but im taking regular diet and now im going to ground for playing cricket then onwards some what better but knee and joint pains is giving me very trouble. This is my problem please give me one better solution.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Hello sir  I had married recently. After marriage im getting fat and I get belly fat but im taking regular diet and n...
You must not overloaded your stomach with tasty food. Take nutritous diet full of protein and vitamins. Avoid oil and sugar. Drink plenty of liquids and eat salads and fruits. Do massage of your knee with seasame oil daily at night one inch above the knee and one inch below and under the hollow portion of knee andon the shin bone under the knee four inch 15 times each point daily for ten days. Increase your exercise slowly day by day.
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My wife is 61 yrs old. Suffering fro m rheumatic artirities snce 8 yrs and bp since 30 yrs she is taking the following medicians:- 1. Hcq 200 od 2. Shekcal hs od 3. Amlodopine 5mg od 4. Lenfo od 5. Folic acid od kindly advice if the above medicines have some side effect in the long if what are those.

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. There are quite a few side effects of some medicines used for management for ra but it is best for a rheumatologist to give details about them to you. 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 25 years old. I have strong pain in left knee joint. I consulted a doctor .he told me for MRI. But not only told me for physiotherapy .but I am doing from last 1 month but there is no effect. Please suggest me something after watching my MRI report- MRI LEFT KNEE JOINT STUDY PROTOCOL : SAGITTAL : PD, GRE // CORONAL : STIR, T1W // AXIAL :T2 TSE FINDINGS : There is mild effusion in knee joint extending into suprapatellar and prepatellar recess. Femorotibial articular surfaces and joint space are normal. Visualised bones are normal in cortical outline and marrow signal intensity. Grade II signal change on PD images reaching upto capsular surface is seen in the posterior horn of medial meniscus. Lateral meniscus is normal in outline and signal intensity. Anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are normal in course with normal parenchymal signal intensity. Quadriceps femoris tendon and patellar tendon are normal with normal signal intensity. Patella is normal in location. Patellar articular cartilage is normal in thickness, outline and signal intensity. Medial and lateral collateral ligaments are normal with no evidence of tear. Peri-articular and para-articular muscles reveal normal parenchymal signal intensity and well-preserved intermuscular fat planes. IMPRESSION: FINDINGS ARE SUGGESTIVE OF *GRADE II SIGNAL CHANGE IN POSTERIOR HORN OF MEDIAL MENISCUS. *MILD KNEE JOINT EFFUSION. PLEASE CORRELATE CLINICALLY.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
I am 25 years old. I have strong pain in left knee joint. I consulted a doctor .he told me for MRI. But not only told...
Hello according to your report your posterior meniscus is tear. You have to need knee braces to maintain knee in extension. Knee braces sote time v laga k hi sona. While walking donot give full weight. In physiotherapy session you take ultrasonic therapy for 12 mints on posteriorly of knee. Ift therapy for 15 mints posteriorly knee. In home you take ice or cold pack for 20 mints on back of knee. Take rest for 4 weeks. Because ligaments tear take 6-8 of healing time so do not bend your knee while sitting. Use western toilet.
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I am 26 years old. I have joint pain in knee nearly 8 months. I suggest ortho and neuro doctors but pain is not relief. In MRI scan the results show is ligament problem. Please suggest me good treatment.

MS - Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
I am 26 years old. I have joint pain in knee nearly 8 months. I suggest ortho and neuro doctors but pain is not relie...
Dear lybrate-user, if mri is showing ligament injury, it needs to be taken care off. If a complete tear is present it my need reconstruction. If it is partial and based on patients work demand and expectations even sometimes physiotherapy treatment can be done. I think patient should consult an arthroscopy specialist to have relief.
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I am 31 year old boy, I have severe knee pain & back pain. Joined gym recently. Can't do all the exercises, please advice?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Build up your stamina & perfection in poses gradually. Kindly show me photograph& the x rays of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days do back (spine)/shoulder/knee exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. Contact me again, if needed.
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I feel pain in knee when I walk when I run when I sleep I feel so much pain suggest me medicine.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I feel pain in knee when I walk when I run when I sleep I feel so much pain suggest me medicine.
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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