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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.
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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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I am 45 years female, I am suffering from pain in the side of left knee, so find it difficult to bend knee. Sometimes it recovers by itself. My uric acid level is 9. What to do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 45 years female, I am suffering from pain in the side of left knee, so find it difficult to bend knee. Sometimes...
Hi you can start physiotherapy treatment to strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. Meanwhile apply cold pack for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. Do reply for private consultation and detailed treatment plan wishing you a good health.
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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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I am 70 years old male. Recently I developed initial stage of oa in left knee and was advised colla cee gs. Dose was 28gms per day. Took for 3/months. My pain reduced by 80%. Doctor said to give gap of 3 months. My question is if this medicine is managing pain or provide lubricant in knee joints? how long it should be take.

DNB, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, this is Dr. Mathur from new delhi. Welcome to lybrate. Collacee gs basically contains collagen granules and glucosamine which terms to repair the lost cartilage. So it is not a painkiller but tends to increase the lubrication of the joint in a way.
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Whats the best treatment for fibromyalgia? can it be cured? or it will last lifetime?

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
Fibdomylagia is a disorder of muscles which causes muscle pain and fatigue. Fibromylagia involves soft muscle fibres like ligaments, muscles, tendons and which causes pain and stiffness. There are some tender points where patient feels much pain by pressing them. Including symptoms are muscle pain, fatiguesness, chronic headache, unfreshen sleep, illmental health, painful periods. But it affects mostly men then women. Homeopathy shows good results in treating fibromylagia but for the proper treatment you need to give full details of the case.
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Currently my hand fingers are swelling & paining. I have done x-Ray for my left hand & they said Rheumatoid arthritis may be found. Pls help me with proper doctor? Wat precaution I have to take in daily routine. It will get cure immediately or life tym I'll have to take medicines. Pls help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Currently my hand fingers are swelling & paining. I have done x-Ray for my left hand & they said Rheumatoid arthritis...
Please note that you have to take medicines for some time in order to cure your ailment. Please take rhus tox 30 - twice daily for next 2 weeks. Please do massage with warm mustard oil if this gives your relieve. Avoid high protein diet/non-veg items continue treatment.
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I am suffering from left lower leg pain midway between knee and ankle from four days. I don' t have any injuries. Please suggest me

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
It may be the muscular pain, so apply on the pain part this oil:- rumalaya linament 60 ml bottle.( himalay-company). Let me know the results.
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I am 25 year old and I am working out in gym regularly. From past few days I am facing some knee pain while performing squat.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 25 year old and I am working out in gym regularly. From past few days I am facing some knee pain while performin...
Take rest for few days. Then buildup stamina gradually. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contacts your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it doe s not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference?
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I am 49 years male. I am suffering from Knee Arthritis left leg. Doctors suggested me no to go for replacement surgery at this age. Bearable pain while walking.

M S Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
I am 49 years male. I am suffering from Knee Arthritis left leg. Doctors suggested me no to go for replacement surger...
Hello lybrate user, arthritis is a degenerative condition which progresses with aging. It goes through different stages like mild, moderate and severe arthritis. You might be suffering from arthritis at the age of 49 because of some pre-disposing condition but it usually presents in patients greater than 55 to 60 years. You have mentioned that you have bearable pain while walking. You might be in the early stages of arthritis. This can be managed by lifestyle modifications like light exercises, weight reduction, physiotherapy for the muscles of knee to maintain the mobility and strengthen the muscles. This might decrease your pain as well. If you have persistent pain, it might respond to painkillers. Surgery is advisable to only those who have unbearable pain and who are unable to do their daily routine activities because of the advanced arthritis. The other disadvantage of surgery at an early age is the limited life span of the prosthetic knee joint. Even in ideal cases has a life span of 15 to 20 years, after which you might need to undergo revision surgeries which are complex and are associated with a high rate of complications. So considering an average of 12 years of implant survival, by the age of 70 to 75 you might need a second revision surgery. Therefore, it is best to delay surgery as much as possible unless you have complications like decreasing movement at the knee joint or development of a severe deformity because of a severe grade of arthritis or unbearable pain not responding even to the highest doses of medications. Hope this helps.
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I want to know about ligaments. I fall down while jump I think my knee ligaments broken I can not walk properly and in xray there no such type of problem. So what should I do.

DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Pune
I want to know about ligaments. I fall down while jump I think my knee ligaments broken I can not walk properly and i...
Innitially apply ice and crepe bandage to affected knee. You will require static quadriceps and hamstring exercises. If no relief in 3 weeks and pain continues or you r not comfortable with your knee, you will require to get mri of the affected knee.
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I am 57 year old lady suffering from rheumatoid arthititis and taking medicines from last 9-10 years. What is other remade for it.

MD - Medicine
Rheumatologist, Gurgaon
Well, if your disease is well controlled on it, continue the same. Try to go off medrol as it will affect your bones in the long run.
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I am 24 years old and have severe joint pains in my body, pain in the fingers and knees is the most, have tried certain exercises but not much of result have been obtained, kindly guide and suggest for better. Thank yu.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist,
I am 24 years old and have severe joint pains in my body, pain in the fingers and knees is the most, have tried certa...
concentrate on diets rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin-d or a supplement with this combination. have iron rich food and fruits. do simple exercises in the morning.
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I have been injured during a sports and cartilage of my left knee has broken in 2 PCs doctors suggested me cycling. Can it be helpful and can cycling help me in my BP and sugar issue. I am 61 but do not have sugar yes BP is there and I am taking trioilmesar 20 once a day.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have been injured during a sports and cartilage of my left knee has broken in 2 PCs doctors suggested me cycling. C...
Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone.
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I have pain on right leg near knees And also there is a black dot I don't get the reason BT its painful sometimes.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have pain on right leg near knees
And also there is a black dot I don't get the reason BT its painful sometimes.
Hi, May be the area got hurt and now the colour has turned black, visit a nearby doctor to see that area for right diagnosis to be made. Meantime, if it's because of an injury and there is blood clot over the area, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica twice a day and take Arnica 30/ thrice a day daily for 1 week. Revert.
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What is the right diet plan to reduce weight. I am suffering from knee pain. What exercises I can do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
What is the right diet plan to reduce weight. I am suffering from knee pain. What exercises I can do.
Not only diet but also following of periods paricharya is vary important for healthy body there is no alternative 1/2 strength exercise in morning not in ac gyms is best way for loosing extra fat without any harm eat garam garam home made locally suitable food only according to your hunger strictly avoid day time sleeping and late night eatings avoid overeating and frequently eating habits which makes your hunger and immunity poorer day by day for more details and medication consult privetly.
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My mother has severe pain in knees nd jointsafter recovery from chikungunya. Pl suggest some quick remedy for her.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mother has severe pain in knees nd jointsafter recovery from chikungunya. Pl suggest some quick remedy for her.
do hot fermentation and put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 sec then release repeat 20 time twice a day
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I am 26 years old and I have been feeling pain in my knee since last Monday I tried pain relief ointment but did not get any benefit so please suggest me a something to do as I can get relief from my pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Trivandrum
I am 26 years old and I have been feeling pain in my knee since last Monday I tried pain relief ointment but did not ...
With regards to ur age the cause is probably a physical strain in the affected part .. Try to oil the knee with Ayurvedic oils or gingely oil followed by giving a hot water compress with cloth or hot water bag
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My age is 70. My knees a little painful. Have to climb stairs using left leg and descend using right leg. Secondly when I stand for longer time or walk slowly then my outer side of thighs get pin pricks. What can I do?

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 duration of pain and what are aggravating factors? how much distance can you walk and what is the analgesic requirement to carry out activities of daily routine? what medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. I also need to see your latest knee x rays so that I know what grade of arthritis are we dealing with on your case? outer thigh pain is due to meralgia paraesthetica and physical therapy with some medications should be beneficial in it. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr akshay kumar saxena Consultant orthopaedics fortis hospital, new delhi
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I am having a 30% ligament tear in knee of left leg since 6 months. Even now I am having light pain sometimes in that area. Can I sit as legs folded or can I drive. I have also taken radiotherapy for this as a treatment but it didn't worked. What exercises should I do to relieve pain. Please Suggest.

Bachelors of physiotheraphy
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am having a 30% ligament tear in knee of left leg since 6 months. Even now I am having light pain sometimes in that...
Hi lybrate-user, after ligament tear yoi should have started with your knee rehabilitation by this time you should have been recovered anyway its better late than never start your knee rehabilitation and strengthen your knee once you strengthen your knee you can resume to your normal routinue, wish you speedy recovery.
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My father's age is 70 years. He was perfectly fit till now but nowadays he is feeling pain in knee.Both the knees simultaneously suffer. Occasionally mussels pain in leg is also felt. B.Ps are O.K. Please advice me for release this

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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My father is 52years old he is diabetic patient. He is taking medicine (Zoryl MV 1) for his diabetes from few years. But from last 3-4days he is suffering from severe pain in his knees. please tell why it is happening? Is there anything about to worry? Please let me know how to get rid of this problem.

MD Homeopath, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My father is 52years old he is diabetic patient. He is taking medicine (Zoryl MV 1) for his diabetes from few years. ...
Lybrate-user having pain in knee of your is nothing to do with diabetes provided their b sugar is under control - having pain in knee for 3-4 days could be linked to some un-knowing traumatic injury or strain in ligament or osteo-arthritic changes in knees - go for uric acid test / ra factor / and x-ray knee will help us in ruling out certain possibilites. For the time being put a cotton clothe soaked in hot salted water and apply over knee with give some relief.
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