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Dr. Saif Alam

MBBS, MD

Orthopedist, Mumbai

11 Years Experience
Dr. Saif Alam MBBS, MD Orthopedist, Mumbai
11 Years Experience
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Dr. Saif Alam is a renowned Orthopedist in Mumbai Central, Mumbai. He has been a practicing Orthopedist for 11 years. He has done MBBS, MD . He is currently associated with Aziz Clinic in Mumbai Central, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Saif Alam on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Prerna Medical College - 2006
MD - Prerna Medical College - 2011
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The soles of my feet ache. Please advise.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
The soles of my feet ache. Please advise.
Hi +wear soft padded footwear. +do stretching of calf muscles +learn strengthening exercise of ankle +take contrast bath at physio clinic. Do reply to discuss detailed treatment plan. Wishing you a good health.
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I had an ankle injury (rupture) in 2012. The doctor advised for cast but I was not able to go for it at that time. There is pain in my ankle since then. Can you please advice me which type of physiotherapy I should go for?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I had an ankle injury (rupture) in 2012. The doctor advised for cast but I was not able to go for it at that time. Th...
Avoid sitting cross legged. Ankle stretching. Ankle strengthening exercises. Avoid squatting. Quadriceps exercises. Core strenthening exercises.
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My mother has shoulder pain. She is 60 years old. I have consulted a doctor and he has said left shoulder is frozen. She is diabetic and taking insulin daily. Kindly suggest.

MBBS, M. S. Orthopedics, M.ch. Orthopaedics, MD - Sports Medicine
Orthopedist, Delhi
Frozen shoulder is a self limiting disease. It usually occurs in diabetics. She can continue her exercises. If a couple of months are over then she can under go manipulation under anesthesia.
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I am having diabetic (type2) since 18 years and BP since 12 years. I am under insulin and medication for both. The sensation in the foot is slightly reduced and as advised by doctor, I am using MCR footwear within house also. Last week, I had to visit a temple where I walked without footwear for about 100 feet, but with socks. Though I was very carefully walking, but some objects like stone or like that must pressed without my knowledge, though no injury but I am having leg pain till waist (left leg). But I am doing my regular activities like walking, driving, but with pain. Is there any treatment is required . Normally I am avoiding the places where I need to go barefoot. But this time it was a important family function & not having any choice. Please advise me sir.

CRAV, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Footcare is no doubt very important for diabetic patients. Since you r chronically diabetic & hypertensive, u r prone for peripheral neuropathy wherein u get all these symptoms. I advise you to use the following oils from Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal, for regular external application:- Prabhanjana vimardanam + valiya narayana thailam ( mix both the oils , warm it & apply in both the legs in upward direction , for 10 minutes, leave it on for 1 hour and wash it off with warm water, daily once or twice).
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There is a back in pain always when I do something heavy work please suggest me some remedy homemade I m 18 yr old I have to do lot of heavy work daily. Dhynawad.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
There is a back in pain always when I do something heavy work please suggest me some remedy homemade I m 18 yr old I ...
Hello, Is there any history of injury or hurt to the area? Any underlying medical condition? Medication: Meantime, take homoeopathic medicines - Arnica 200 and Rhus Tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica and Topi MP Gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. And wrap crepe bandage over it. Get back to me thereafter.
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Hi I am having knee pain last three year I had so many tips medicine but m still having pain tell me what should I do Thanks.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi   I am having knee pain last three year I had so many tips medicine but m still having pain tell me what should 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 having shoulder pain what should I do for it and upper back pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
I am having shoulder pain what should I do for it and upper back pain.
Hi there are multiple causes for shoulder pain like. Muscular, tendonitis, ligament tear etc. It will be good if you visit physiotherapist or orthopaedic doctor for diagnosis. Meanwhile apply cold pack for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. Need further assistance contact me via lybrate. Wishing you good health.
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I am going to gym from a week and my muscles pains I have read about DOMS I am not sure what it is? Can you explain.

Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hi, one step towards fitness. Good initiative! Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is exercise related muscle pain. It develops after excessive and unaccustomed exercise. It is particularly prevalent with eccentric exercises (muscle lengthening) component eg downhill running, longer distance running, plyometric exercises, and landing drills. DOMS is caused by micro muscle fibres tears (muscle strains). The microtrauma results in an inflammatory response. The classic DOMS sufferer describes a dull muscular ache that develops 24 to 48 hours after the performance of new or strenuous exercise. It is localised to the involved muscles and will result in muscle stiffness plus tenderness. You should avoid aggressive exercise during the recovery phase. To get details how to prevent DOMS you can consult me or or any experienced physiotherapist Thanks.
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Curing Long Term Osteoporosis

M.Ch - Orthopaedics - , MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Curing Long Term Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition which usually results due to a decrease in bone density. In this condition, the bones become weak and brittle. Fractures are a common result of osteoporosis. Usually, symptoms or signs do not show up until the condition progresses to its advanced stages.

Since osteoporosis is usually irreversible and incurable, preventing the fractures is considered to be extremely important.

Who is at risk of osteoporosis?
All men and women have some risk of developing 'thinning' of the bones (osteoporosis) as they become older, particularly over the age of 60. As mentioned above, women are more at risk than men. The following situations may also lead to excessive bone loss and so increase your risk of developing osteoporosis. If you:

  1. Are a woman who had the menopause before 45 years of age
  2. Have already had a bone fracture after a minor fall or bump
  3. Have a strong family history of osteoporosis.
  4. Have a body mass index (BMI) of 19 or less (that is, you are very underweight)
  5. Have irregular periods
  6. Have taken, or are taking, a steroid medicine (such as prednisolone) for three months or more
  7. Are a smoker
  8. Have an alcohol intake of more than four units per day
  9. Lack calcium and/or vitamin D (due to a poor diet and/or little exposure to sunlight).
  10. Are mostly inactive

Ways To Treat Osteporosis

Osteoporosis in women can be treated using Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). The therapy makes use of either a combination of progestin and oestrogen or simply, oestrogen. However, it is possible that certain combinations have side-effects that might give rise to other medical conditions. Therefore, proper consultation with an orthopedist is an essential pre-requisite so that the condition of osteoporosis as well the side effects may be addressed before proceeding with Hormone Replacement Therapy.

There are a number of medications that can be used which have long-term effects on osteoporosis. However, the schedule for intake of these medicines should be followed diligently. Failing to adhere to the schedule could lead to serious complications. For example, the intake of Risedronate medications (prevent bone loss) should be scheduled once every month, failing which can cause ulcers in the food pipe. Raloxifene has effects which are similar to oestrogen but does not exhibit any serious side effects. Teriparatide can be used to treat osteoporosis in people who have a high risk of suffering from bone fractures.

Don't rely entirely on medication as the only treatment for your osteoporosis. These practices also are important:

  1. Exercise. Weight-bearing physical activity and exercises that improve balance and posture can strengthen bones and reduce the chance of a fracture. The more active and fit you are as you age, the less likely you are to fall and break a bone.
  2. Good nutrition. Eat a healthy diet and make certain that you're getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Being underweight or losing a lot of weight unintentionally is associated with poorer bone health and a higher risk of fracture — even if you're taking a bisphosphonate.
  3. Quit smoking. Smoking cigarettes speed up bone loss.
  4. Limit alcohol. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger.
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I have back pain from a week what should I do.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
I have back pain from a week what should I do.
Hello start physiotherapy treatment and learn posture care/ spine exercise. Meanwhile take few precautions. 1) take hot water fomentation for 20 min. At every 3hrs. Interval. 2) do not lift heavy weights or twist your spine 3) do not wear high heals do not ignore your back pain and do reply for private consultation and detailed treatment plan. Best wishes.
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I have pain in my leg for last 1 week but not yet get relief ply give some easy tips to get rid of this problem.

BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I have pain in my leg for last 1 week but not yet get relief ply give some easy tips to get rid of this problem.
hi do the stretching exercises for u r legs it will decrease the pain.if u have any doubts revert me back
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I feel pain in my legs every night. I mostly do work while sitting. What could be the reason for this pain?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I feel pain in my legs every night. I mostly do work while sitting. What could be the reason for this pain?
Keep your leg raised while sitting or lying 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. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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I am suffering from low back pain for 1 month and my age is 24 ,first I think that it is normal pain any type of muscular activity but it is not So please guide me.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from low back pain for 1 month and my age is 24 ,first I think that it is normal pain any type of musc...
According your age shows muscular pain so tk muscle relaxant medicine and do hot fermentation and rest. Posture correction must. Avoid long sitting toward bending lifting weight till relief. Otherwise physiotherapy treatment for few days.
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Hi, I am 41 years old & am suffering from pain in my heel area from past 2 months. After my blood test suggested by doctor it showed uric acid is 7.2mg/dl. My doctor said its gouty arthritis. My doctor suggested medicine tablet febuxostat 400mg & restriction of food like rice, dal, chicken etc. I took medicine tablet febuxostat 400mg regularly for 10 days but have not been able to restrict my food. The pain only starts when I stand continuously in the kitchen even for 10 minutes. Nothing happens when I walk. Please tell me if my problem is because of uric acid or is it something else. Please give me a solution without me restricting my food as I eat dal & rice daily.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, I am 41 years old & am suffering from pain in my heel area from past 2 months. After my blood test suggested by d...
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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I am 65 years 57 kg male. I am otherwise normal - non diabetic, bp normal. I am sensitive to blow of cold air for the last 6 months which gives me backache &/or spondylitis. Now I have noticed the soles of my feet have started becoming little spongy. Kindly guide me.

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. As you have mentioned that you are not a diabetic, your clinical condition is most likely arising out of degenerative changes in lower back region. To advise you on how we have to manage your clinical condition, ideally we need, 1) clinical examination (motor, sensory and evaluation of dtr) of both lower limbs 2) mri ls spine to correlate examination findings with radiology once I have them in front of me, I can tell you what will be the ideal management in your case. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 20 year old female and I am having joint pain and back pain what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 20 year old female and I am having joint pain and back pain what should I do?
Homoeopathic medicine SPONDYAID ( BAKSON) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily CALCAREA PHOS 6X ( Dr Reckeweg) Chew 4 tab 3 times daily Report after 15 days
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I study for almost 10-11 hours per day on one chair without moving much and since a few days am experiencing this neck ache each time I move my neck.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Take crocin 500mg one tablet sos after food upto a maximum of 3 tablets daily 2.Apply volini gel twice daily 3.Give warm compress locally 4. Take rest 5. Adopt proper sitting posture, put neck rest, 6.Avoid prolonged sitting in one position 7. Do physio therapy and neck exercise d)Consult me for further advice
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My back pain is not going and it has been almost 2 weeks. I have been doing stretches n they are not helping . What should I do ?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My back pain is not going and it has been almost 2 weeks. I have been doing stretches n they are not helping . What s...
Ok avoid exercise tk rest and hot fermentation if it work then ok other wise physiotherapy treatment for few days. Posture correction must. Avoid toward bending lifting weight.
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I am a 28 years old man. I have lot of waist pain since last 2 years. I have treated a lot, but still the pain is going on. What I should do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Backache is the commonest ailment. Do not worry, 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. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. Take multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Do back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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Back pain: Is there any solution for back pain and weight gain for working women in this fast world? Am suffering from severe back pain. Am working in ITES /healthcare industry. Travelling 48 Kms up and down. Please suggest.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Back pain: Is there any solution for back pain and weight gain for working women in this fast world? Am suffering fro...
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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