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Dr. S.M.Akerkar

MBBS, MD - Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

18 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. S.M.Akerkar MBBS, MD - Medicine Rheumatologist, Mumbai
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Dr. S.M.Akerkar is an experienced Rheumatologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. Doctor has been a successful Rheumatologist for the last 18 years. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - Medicine . You can consult Dr. S.M.Akerkar at Mumbai Arthritis Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S.M.Akerkar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Grant Medical College, JJ group of Hospitals Mumbai, - 2000
MD - Medicine - Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, - 2004
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
Late Shree Amrut Mody Unichem ? BJD India Research Fellowship Award
Young Clinician award -- 1st Asian American International Medical Conference
Young Scientist Award -- Indian Rheumatology Association Conference
Professional Memberships
Indian Rheumatology Association
American College of Rheumatology

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I have problem in knee ligaments when to climb steps it paining and I can run also. While playing Kabaddi it twisted what to do.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have problem in knee ligaments when to climb steps it paining and I can run also. While playing Kabaddi it twisted ...
Hi gm. You have to be very careful if it is ligament injury. Avoid twisting cross leg sitting. Kicking hard. Jumping from height. Use knee guard in injury prone places. Avoid injury to you r knee. Do strengthning exercises tieing weight just above ankle 2 -3 kg. In form of weighted cuffs. Do the 10to 15 counts thrice aday. Increase 2 counts every month. Do squatting 10 counts per day thrice or twice a day.
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I have pain in my knee, wrist and the elbow. When I am taking rest it get reduced.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I have pain in my knee, wrist and the elbow. When I am taking rest it get reduced.
1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. 5. 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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He is suffering from poly villonodular synovitis pvns in his left knee from last two and half years. Please suggest what is the best treatment for it?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
He is suffering from poly villonodular synovitis pvns in his left knee from last two and half years. Please suggest w...
It must be investigated. Get a MRI of the knee. You would probably need arthroscopic knee surgery. It is a very safe procedure in our hands with uniformly good results. We have very good well equipped center in DELHI. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Don?t ignore it lest it become beginning of a bigger problem Why not discuss with me in a video conference?
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I am 64 year old. Have arthritis of knees. My left knee is worse than right one. In the morning when I get up and stand it doesn't get straight at once. I have to struggle for some time. This happens after so get up after sitting for long too, like in a movie. How to handle this, pls. Help.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 64 year old. Have arthritis of knees. My left knee is worse than right one. In the morning when I get up and sta...
Do Take IFT and vacuum Therapy Physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 10 days followed by Static quadriceps and Strengthening exercises from Physiotherapist Best wishes.
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My Dad has been suffering for arthritis for past 10 years. He has followed many medicines, but there is no cure yet. The key pain areas are knee, and finger joints. Even walking for half a kilometre or writing for 10-15 minutes is difficult for him. Please suggest!

Hand Surgery SR Ship, MS - Orthopaedics, Thesis Work, M.B;B.S
Orthopedist, Jaipur
As far as it appears and the medicine he is taking it seems he is suffering form RA. Let me tell you Alopathy has no know cure for RA. Yes it can be controlled on drugs and there can be periods of remission in between, Doctors in Ayurveda and Naturopathy claim to cure it, as far as alopathy treatment goes he need to continue taking this medicine, with timely consultation with his physician.
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
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Hello everybody! I am Dr. Kaushik Reddy, arthroscopic and sports medicine specialist, working at the Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.

Today will be talking about anterior cruciate Ligament injuries of the knee joint. Anterior cruciate ligament is one of the Major ligaments of the knee joint that provides rotational stability mechanical stability and proprioception and it is one of the most common ligament injuries which is affected in sports persons especially in people playing football, basketball, tennis, badminton it can also occur in people who have been Injured in road traffic accidents or recreational activities like dancing. So any patient while playing sports or during dancing if he experiences sharp Pain in the knee joint and pain while movement of the knee joint and if he hears a Popping sound from the knee joint if he feels any instability in the knee joint that is any giving way of the joint then you have to suspect that it would be an ACL injury of the knee joint. ACL injuries generally occur during sports whenever playing sports if there is any sudden stoppage from running or any direct blow to the knee joint during tackles or if there is any unsteady landing from a jump or any sudden shifts in the Direction can cause an ACL injury.

Whenever any ACL injury occurs during field or anywhere first medical attention needs to be given this is followed by rest and ice pack compression bandage and elevation of the leg needs to be done and once this first aid is given patient needs to be given Some analgesics and anti-inflammatory medication painkillers to reduce the pain and swelling and later after few days then he needs to visit an orthopedic surgeon where an orthopedic surgeon does a few clinical examination or test to diagnose whether it is an ACL injury then few investigations needs to be done to confirm an ACL injury like an x-ray to see if the injury of the ligament has occurred along with a bone fragment or an MRI to confirm the diagnosis of ACL injury whether it is a sprain or a partial ACL injury or a complete ACL injury.

The treatment for an ACL injury of where there is only a sprain of the ACL is usually conservative management where the doctor gives the patient a brace and he needs to be on Good physiotherapy and rehabilitation program in cases of complete ACL tear or injury conservative treatment doesn’t all good in that cases surgery needs to be done where an arthroscopic is ACL reconstruction needs to be done for these patients in which it is a small Dk surgery keyhole surgeries where the patient’s own hamstring tendons are taken and these are kept in the place of the ligament by making tunnels and fixed by various methods following an ACL reconstructive surgery the patient needs to be on good rehabilitation program and he can return back to sports within four to six months.

If you have any queries related to anterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee joint you can contact me through lybrate or visit me at my clinic at Apollo hospital, Jubilee Hill, Hyderabad or at Bone and Joint Clinic, Swapna Hosptial Chaitanyapuri. Thank you.

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I am a male patient aged 80 years suffering from severe pain in both knee joints. At times there is aches in whole bodies.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am a male patient aged 80 years suffering from severe pain in both knee joints. At times there is aches in whole bo...
Do Take IFT and vacuum Therapy Physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 12 days followed by mobilisation exercise from Neuro physiotherapist best wishes
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Can I take sea cod oil capsule for daily fatigueness as for good health. Is there any side effects. My mother is a rheumatic arthritis patient. Can she take sea cod oil capsule or not? Will there any benefit in rheumatic arthritis pain?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR)
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Can I take sea cod oil capsule for daily fatigueness as for good health. Is there any side effects.
My mother is a rh...
Seacod oil gives you Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E.both are useful for Joint pain and healthy heart. The side effects are always there if you take any chemically treated Medicine/Supplements. But side effects with Seacod oil is lesser than Prescription Drugs. For an healthy person, Taking 4 softgels of Seacod oil is beneficial and healthy. For arthritis patients, you have to be in touch with your Physician.
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My mom is suffering from arthritis and no med is working on. Her can you help me.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
My mom is suffering from arthritis and no med is working on. Her can you help me.
A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones (cartilage) occurs gradually and worsens over time. Joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees or hips is the most common symptom. Osteoarthritis treatment: homeopathy helps to slow down the process of joint pain (osteoarthritis) & also gives a long term relief in pain without side effects.
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