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Dr. Shashank Akhirkar

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

Dr. Shashank Akhirkar Rheumatologist, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shashank Akhirkar is a trusted Rheumatologist in Yugandhar, Mumbai. You can visit him at Icon Hospital in Yugandhar, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shashank Akhirkar on Lybrate.com.

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Coughing and light fever and knee pain From 5 days Taken medicines like paracetamol, newslide, cetrizine.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Coughing and light fever and knee pain
From 5 days
Taken medicines like paracetamol, newslide, cetrizine.
Do consult general physician for cough and fever do take ift and vacuum therapy physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for knee pain for 10 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist best wishes.
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I am a diabetic at present my fasting sugar is 196 and pp is 274. From last 1 month I have started walking. But now suffering from knee pain. Pl suggest medicine and exercises for me. Being banker I have a sitting of 8 hours.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am a diabetic at present my fasting sugar is 196 and pp is 274. From last 1 month I have started walking. But now s...
Knee 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'm 25 years of. My knees are paining since last 1 year and it is swollen also. Is this a symptoms of artheritis. What should I do now.

Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certificate in Population Health, Certificate in Diabetology and Prevention, Nutritionist, MHSc (Public Health), MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
It could be but at this age not so; there may be some injury inside due to any activity or may be you r overweight: kindly visit any orthopedic or consult me.
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I have pain while running after 2 km. Bottom at the knee why so. And whats a treatment for it please tell me.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have pain while running after 2 km. Bottom at the knee why so. And whats a treatment for it please tell me.
Hi I can understand your problem. 1) apply hot and cold foementation. 2) learn strengthening exercise of quadriceps and hamstring from physiotherapist. 3) do regular streching calf muscles. 4) wear comfortable foot wear.
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My mother is suffering from acute knee and back pain. She can not walk even for a small distance and whole night can not sleep because of pain. It seems all the lubricant in the knee joint has dried up. What should she do now to relief from this pain and also to increase the lubricants? She is 65 years old. please help me as I can not she her suffering from this pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
My mother is suffering from acute knee and back pain. She can not walk even for a small distance and whole night can ...
Hamstring Stretch Lie on your back with your left leg flat on the floor. Loop a towel or rope around your right foot and pull your leg as far as comfortable toward your chest, while keeping a slight bend at the knee. Keep your back pressed to the floor throughout the stretch. Hold for 10 to 30 seconds and then release. Repeat 3 or 4 times with each leg. Do this stretch 5 or 6 times a week. Short-Arc Knee Extensions In the same starting position as the straight-leg raises, put a ball (about the size of a basketball) under your left knee so that your leg is bent. Slowly straighten your leg. Hold, then slowly lower. Repeat with your right leg. Exercises To Avoid A few of the following exercises can be done safely if you have chronic knee problems; they're on this list because they're more likely to be done improperly. The exercises above are safer, while still giving you similar results. •Full-arc knee extensions •Lunges •Deep squats •Hurdler's stretches.
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I AM 27 YRS OLD MALE. I AM SUFFERING FROM COMPULSIVE MASTURBATION PROBLEM. DUE TO THIS I COULD NOT CONCENTRATE ON MY WORK PROPERLY. I STARTED DOING MEDITATION BUT THESE COULD NOT HELP ME, DUE TO THESE I AM ALSO SUFFERING FROM INSOMNIA. AT PARTICULAR TIME ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT IT AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERS ME TO DO MASTURBATION. I HAVE NO CONTROL ON IT, UNWANTED SEXUAL IMAGES AND THOUGHTS POURING ON MY MIND REGULARLY. PLEASE HELP.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I AM 27 YRS OLD MALE. I AM SUFFERING FROM COMPULSIVE MASTURBATION PROBLEM. DUE TO THIS I COULD NOT CONCENTRATE ON MY ...
Masturbation is almost certainly good for your sex life. Masturbating doesn't reflect on your relationship. Masturbation doesn't have the health benefits that sex does. Masturbation is not risk, free. There's no" normal" amount of masturbation. Guys can get hung up on whether they masturbate too much. But it's not how many times you masturbate in a week (or day) that really matters, says logan levkoff, phd, a sexologist and sex educator. It's how it fits into your life. If you masturbate many times a day and have a healthy, satisfying life, good for you. But if you masturbate many times a day and you're missing work or giving up on sex with your partner because of it, consider seeing a sex therapist.
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I am 30 years old and am suffering from knee pain from quite some time (approx 4-5 months. My left knee pains a lot while climbing stairs, standing after sitting for 10-15 min. I am a regular gym goer. Kindly suggest me some useful exercises to cure/ lessen my knee pain.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Rajsamand
I am 30 years old and am suffering from knee pain from quite some time (approx 4-5 months. My left knee pains a lot w...
Your pain is only related to your muscles like quadriceps, hamstring, calf etc. Main muscle is vmo. You should do flexibility and strengthening exercises. Thr r many exercises starts with isometric to isotonic, resistance or thrraband exercises, etc its not easy to explain all exercises in writing so please visit nearer physiotherapist doctor. You need to do some ergonomic changes in sitting, (don't sit on floor, stair climbing (go up with good leg first and than painful one and while coming down (descending) vice versa. Take some support while getting up from the seated position. Use western toilet, use foot rest while working in office or computer work. Don't work in single position for long time (more than half an hour)
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Which tea is good for a rheumatoid arthritis patient as the disadvantages of Green tea where also notified by Lybrate few days before.

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Indore
Which tea is good for a rheumatoid arthritis patient as the disadvantages of Green tea where also notified by Lybrate...
Dear lybrate-user, namaskar, there is no study conducted to assess. Which tea is better for ra patients to answer you scientifically. Any tea which you love to drink is good for you. Take it easy and take care.
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My wife 53 suffering from" rheumatoid arthritis- mudakku vadham. She is under going medical treatment.

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Please inform about any associated symptoms other than this like, sugar bp etc, please upload your reports & treatment taken so far, that will decide further management of disease, for the time being avoid citrus fruits sour items like lemon curd, pickel,
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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 am 35 years old and I have suffer knee joint pain before 6 month what can I do now.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Please tell me what was the initiating factor for your pain? there are many causes of knee pain in young people, if there is no associated swelling, skin redness or any other s/s of inflammation or infection, then - start with intensive physical therapy focussing on strengthening of your quadriceps muscle and stretching of other muscle groups - hot water fomentation 3-4 times at home - local analgesic spray like dynapar qps for local application after fomentation - take adequate calcium and vitamin d supplementation as per requirement - you can take short course of anti inflammatory medication like tab etoshine, tab paracetamol or any medicine which suits you for 5-7 days what medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. I would like to know whether you have got your inflammatory profile done till now. Also please let me know what all exercises you are doing on a daily basis. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Sir, my mother was suffering from rheumatic pains, if treatment will start how long time &how much cost? is there any chance to do free treatment in govt hospitals? please give reply?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Ortho. Dept. Of all hospitals (both govt. & pvt) are supposed to give free treatment to bpl (below poverty line) patients.
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How to get rid of knee pains / leg pains in women I am 25 years old. I am pregnant now. What are the precautions to be taken and tell me some home remedies.

FRCS Orth, MCh Orth, MS Orth
Orthopedist, Delhi
How to get rid of knee pains / leg pains in women I am 25 years old.
I am pregnant now. What are the precautions to b...
Avoid forward bending, lifting weights, practice yogasanas (kati uttanasan), sitting always in vajrasan, avoid sitting on sofa or bed, drink water one hour after meals in sitting position, use compression stockings.
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In between at the time of walking feeling that i will not be walk legs become heavier all this moving around me why it is happening & what is the solution of the same but after few minutes all will automatically normal

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Ayurveda, Narnaul
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Dear sir, I am suffering from insomnia for last few weeks. Whenever try to sleeping, it rakes couple of hours to go into sleep. Sir please provide me some tips to overcome this problem.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Dear sir, I am suffering from insomnia for last few weeks. Whenever try to sleeping, it rakes couple of hours to go i...
1. Avoid caffeine found in coffee, tea, chocolate, cola, and some pain relievers.[four to six hours before bedtime.] 2. Quiet, dark, and cool environment can help promote sound sleep. [use heavy curtains, or an eye mask to block light, and also keeping computers, tvs, and other work materials out of the room will help promote mental bonding between your bedroom and sleep] 3. Avoid stressful, stimulating activities like doing work, discussing emotional issues. Physically and psychologically stressful activities can cause the body to secrete the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with increasing alertness.
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i have pain in my knees what should i do pain is from 30 days i cant even walk also

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
i have pain in my knees what should i do pain is from 30 days i cant even walk also
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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I am 27 years old. Female. I have been detected with left foot tb arthritis. I am taking anti tb drugs also from the last week. But still there is swelling and no movement in my left foot. Please let me knw when I will be able to walk properly.

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Amravati
Hello . Bone tb is curable. Keep patience and continue with anti tb medications. Feel free to share your xrays and other investigations so that I can guide you better.
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Dear sir Saturday night I had an accident not major but my knee become twist. I have also tie crack bandage but can not give weight. After weight knee become twist. please advice me short care my knee. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Dear sir
Saturday night I had an accident not major but my knee become twist. I have also tie crack bandage but can n...
Please take arnica 30 - thrice daily for next 7 days and revert back. Also do hot and cold compresses alternately till the time you get relief.
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