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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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My mom hands shake whenever she serves tea or anything else. The hands are not still. Is it the sign of arthritis? She has low blood pressure problem and What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear Mr Shubham.... your mother should take Homeopathic Mother Tincture AVENA SATIVA Q, 30 drops in water, thrice daily after meals to stop the shaking of hands.
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I have sudden pain in my left knee and after some time it became normal. Pls help.

DNB ORTHO, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MS ORTHO, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I have sudden pain in my left knee and after some time it became normal. Pls help.
Quadriceps exercises & hamstring strengthening exercises avoid squatting and sitting cross leg tab rosiflex trio bd morning and eveningtab meganac th4 bd morning and evening tab calgel ds afternoon tab mocal d3 once a week collamax sachet once a day with a glass of water tab pantocid dsr bbf high protein diet revert back for further consultation
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My wife aged 40 years has following problems. (1) Swelling in Right leg from knee to toenail. (2) Pain at the joint of right leg and stomach.

MPT-SPORTS MEDICINE, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Do your mrs. have injury or prenatal or have something like ESR, DM, etc. if have consult a onocologist then go for physiotherapist.
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Hello. If I run My legs and knees start paining and also my chest (lightly. Why is it so? Please help.

BPT, Certified Osteopathic Manual Therapist, Diploma in Osteopathy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hello. If I run My legs and knees start paining and also my chest (lightly. Why is it so? Please help.
Your hams muscle is tight. Which not allowing to run and puking spine in wrong direction which creating pain in knee and leg.
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Is osteoarthritis a part of aging, and is there a way to reduce risks, even after age 50?

Fellow of Endoscopic spine surgery (FENDS) , Fellow of Interventional spine & pain (FISP) , MD-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow of Pain Management (FPM) , DA( Gold medal-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine) , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Hi, yes most of the time osteoarthritis is part of ageing and sometimes our life style aggravates it or it gets aggravated in certain disease like rheumatoid etc. You can do few things to maintain good bone mineral density (by having adequate calcium & vit d level) & strengthing exercises for knee joints, by this you can reduce the risk of oa.
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My wife of 53 years is having pain in her limbs, below ankles and knees. Pain is symmetrical and it increases while sleeping. Taking statin tabs for cholesterol for the last 10 years and suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (using C-PAP machine). Any suggestions.

MPTh/MPT, M.B.A.
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Keep elevation for the limbs and regular movement for the limbs as well as she has to do breathing exercises if it won't subside please nearest physiotherapist
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I am 44 years old suffering from R.A .My RA is 18. 8 and esr, uric acid is normal, anti ccp test is sero negative. I suffered from thyroid but due to homeopathic treatment it is coming normal. have psoriasis on foot. Please let me know whether lam suffering from auto immune diseases. Are there any blood tests to confirm the diagnosis of auto immunity disorder. Please suggest which doctor should I consult a rheumatologist or immunologist.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
I am 44 years old suffering from R.A .My RA is 18. 8 and esr, uric acid is normal, anti ccp test is sero negative. I ...
Hi, Ms. lybrate-user, I am not sure who made a diagnosis of RA in you. RA levels are very borderline in your case and they are not high enough to make a diagnosis of RA. But having said that many Ra patients have negative tests too. You have psoriasis. The arthritis associated with psoriasis is called psoriatic arthritis. It usually is diagnosed clinically, by history and patient examination and test alone is not sufficient. Also, understand that psoriasis of the skin is itself an autoimmune condition. It doesn't require any test, we can diagnose it by just looking at the skin. Rheumatology deals with autoimmune disorders. Unfortunately, most autoimmune disorders are complex, there is not a single blood test. Many immune blood results (like RA test) can be positive in normal patients. A diagnosis can only be made with proper, history and examination along with relevant blood results. I get many patients in my OPD with positive blood results of autoimmunity, but they don't have the disease. So I hope you understood why a specialist should see you before you do or interpret any results. Since rheumatology deals with autoimmune disorders mostly, Rheumatologist and clinical immunologists are one and same in India. We mostly use the word rheumatologists rather than immunologists in India. If you have trouble finding rheumatologist in your area do let me know Regards Best wishes.
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From past 1 month I am feeling pain in my left leg mostly below knee area or lower thigh while resting or relaxing. Although pain is bearable.

Master Of Physiotheraphy
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
From past 1 month I am feeling pain in my left leg mostly below knee area or lower thigh while resting or relaxing. A...
Do hot fomentation of your back with stretching & strengthening exercises of your back, thigh & calf muscles.
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I am diabatic since feb 2016. Now taking insulin from last two year. I am facing knee pain and joint pain from last 9 - 10 months. Please advice me for better treatment.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
I am diabatic since feb 2016. Now taking insulin from last two year. I am facing knee pain and joint pain from last 9...
Hello , must be from bef 2014, 2016 is in near future:) pls continue the medication suggested by doctor for diabetes. But for joint pains pls go with calcium fro diet like mutton paya, milk, egg, ect. Let me suggest you best food supplements also for quick recovery from diabetes and join pains. Lets do a private consultation, have a nice day.
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I'm feeling fatigue the entire day. Very Sleepy with Knee pain and feels like sleeping through out the day.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I'm feeling fatigue the entire day. Very Sleepy with Knee pain and feels like sleeping through out the day.
Hi Take brahmi vati. Smriti sagar ras and praval panchamrit. Make its powder and mix it. Then take these medicines with honey twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Do pranayama early morning for freshness. Avoid oily food. Junk food. Avoid alcohol consumption. Eat green vegetables. Walk for at least 45 minutes a day.
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I have aretessis problem. I.e. Knee pain problem since 2 year. I have consulted many orthopedics but still not recovering. Any suggestion?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have aretessis problem. I.e. Knee pain problem since 2 year. I have consulted many orthopedics but still not recove...
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 continuous pain in my both knees and below knees also.After long OR minor sitting when I get up there is acute pain in the knees.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, According to Ayurveda joint pain is known as Sandhigata vata. With increase in age vata dosha is predominant in human body that is why with aging disease caused by vata dosha increases in body. Joint pain is a common symptom with many possible causes. Joint Pain and Arthritis are the one of the most devastating conditions faced by individuals, particularly elderly women today. When there is pure Vata dosha involvement (a pain without swelling or discoloration) then the massage with medicated ayurvedic oil is quite useful & supplement is helpful in balancing bodily humors ?vata, which is responsible dosha for Sandhigata vata . Visit us:-www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I am 44 years old. I have total body pain and mainly under knees part of legs. Also I am taking 10mg Neomercasol for controlling hyperthyroidism. By lab report we have deficiency of B12 and Vitamin D, >500 trygiserides. What is your suggestion and what to do?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 44 years old. I have total body pain and mainly under knees part of legs. Also I am taking 10mg Neomercasol for ...
firstly maintain ur deficiencies to grow ur body pain and pain in under knee u can stretch ur hamstring muscle with heat formation twice a day
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What should I do to get rid of knee and thigh pain? I am a bit fatty and this is the reason why I'm facing such pains but I want I solution for it.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
What should I do to get rid of knee and thigh pain? I am a bit fatty and this is the reason why I'm facing such pains...
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.
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I have continuous lower leg pain from 3-4 years may be more (b/w knee to ankle), feel weak leg.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have continuous lower leg pain from 3-4 years may be more (b/w knee to ankle), feel weak leg.
Do learn stretching and Strengthening and postural exercises from Neuro Physiotherapist Best Wishes.
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During periods knee pain occurs. However last time there was stomach pain and last to last time there was back pain. What should be the reason of these changing symptoms. Is there something like" that body part is gonna pain in periods which is weak" or like I am gonna have knee/back/stomach related issued in ma old age? cant the periods be had without pain?

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
During periods knee pain occurs. However last time there was stomach pain and last to last time there was back pain. ...
You don't have any knee, back or stomach issues, it is due to weakness. Get your hb test done. Do regular slow and deep breathing relaxation exercises in the morning. Take proper balanced diet. Avoid garlic and red chilly, non veg and eggs. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Follow these to get painless periods.
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Sir I'm a twenty years boy. 2months ago I was injured in my right knee while playing cricket. Im still feeling pain in that part while cycling. Please suggest me proper medications.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir I'm a twenty years boy. 2months ago I was injured in my right knee while playing cricket. Im still feeling pain i...
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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I am 50 year old male. I suffer knee swelling, and veesing trouble what should I do ?

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 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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My mom has severe knee pain she has done many treatment but after 2-3 months again same pain starts,what is the treatment?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Get x Ray done for Knee. Take Physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for Knee.Use knee cap and start methylcobalamine supplement and Glucosamine.
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