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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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My father is suffering from chronic oestheoathritic on both knee. He cannot seat or walk or stand for longer time. Dr. advice to do operation on both the knee. Is there any alternative medicine for this problem.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
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My father is suffering from chronic oestheoathritic on both knee. He cannot seat or walk or stand for longer time. Dr...
Hello apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on your affected part and give hot water fomentation .take yograj guggul and agni tundi vati after lunch and dinner with warm water. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya vatari capsule and syrup twice a day. Avoid fermented food. Junk food.

I am 23 years old. For the last two months i've been suffering from pain behind my knee whenever I walk continuosly for sometime. It gets difficult to fully bend my knees as it hurts (the back of my knee). The orthopedic I consulted said that its due to a weight issue. But now I am in a bit of a predicament as I cannot jog or walk to lose weight. I am 6ft and weigh 86 kg. Please reply. ?

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I am 23 years old. For the last two months i've been suffering from pain behind my knee whenever I walk continuosly f...
You must lose some weight weight reduction can not be done over night. You have to take it as a way of life. Do diet control. No sugar in tea, coffee, milk etc. No sweets take small frequent feeds. When you get used to it, skip one meal. You should do non weight bearing yoga exercises. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.

Does physiotherapy cure acute knee pain of a lady post menopause?

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I don't think it's related to knee it's just hormonal imbalance giving u pain get ur thyroid and prolactin test

I hv knee pain from past 2 year I hv consulted to doctors but it not work for me pls suggest some good medicine so that I hv permanent relief from it.

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I hv knee pain from past 2 year I hv consulted to doctors but it not work for me pls suggest some good medicine so th...
A checkup of vit d and calcium levels. Heat fermentation twice a day. Avoid long standing. Do quadriceps exercise if it work then ok otherwise tk physiotherapy treatment best option for you.
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I am taking VAATFREE capsules twice a day for knee and heel pain. Is VAATFREE a pain killer or steriod?

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I am taking VAATFREE capsules twice a day for knee and heel pain.
Is VAATFREE a pain killer or steriod?
Vaatfree is a completely herbal preparation which aids in Vaata shaman, thus pain killer action. it does not contain any added steroids, thus is completely harmless.

I Am 29 yrs old. From last 4 to 5 months I am suffering from KNEE PAIN. I have consulted Dr. My blood reports was for vit d, it is 5 mg. And uric acid is 5.7. Kindly suggest.

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I Am 29 yrs old. From last 4 to 5 months I am suffering from KNEE PAIN. I have consulted Dr. My blood reports was for...
Hello, Take homoeopathic medicines - Arnica 200/ thrice daily & Rhus Tox. 200/ thrice daily and Bakson's Vitamin D Plus/ 1 tab. daily once for 1 month. Also, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica and Topi MP Gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day.

I have back pain and knee pain. Please help.

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I have back pain and knee pain. Please help.
Warm mustard oil or sesame oil (1 teaspoon) with 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic and 1 tsp of ajwain (carom) seeds until it roasts to a reddish brown colour. Ensure that it does not get burned. Massage this oil on your affected areas. After that do hot fomentation with salt potli (bag).

I am 21 years old and my problem is my left leg have been too much pain in night I take many medicine but it does not work please help me.

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I am 21 years old and my problem is my left leg have been too much pain in night I take many medicine but it does not...
Sig straight and maintain your posture and equal balance on pelvic and both legs do stretching exercise and hot fermentation otherwise tens therapy with posture correction.

I. aM 50year old male. I have a pain in my legs below the knee (calf) for the past 8yrs. I take medicine for heart problem.

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Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Actually pain at calf/leg region can be due to many reasons, commonly it is muscular in nature but it can also be due to tendons, nerves, blood vessels and sometimes due to some medications if taken for a long time as well. My advise to you for initial 2-3 weeks will be: - ice packs application intensively with elevation of your limbs at night - take a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as per your body's suitability - stop your physical activity till pain completely subsides - intensive physical therapy, training and proper muscle conditioning once pain has subsided - slow resumption of physical activities with proper pre activity warm up and stretching of muscles and short increments in duration of physical activity each day as per pain tolerance. - we will get some blood tests for you - serum vitamin d and serum potassium levels, esr and crp once you have all these reports then you can contact me as I can advise you for proper supplementation do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 19, facing issue of falling asleep. Despite performing tiring physical nd mental activities during daytime, I do not fall asleep at once it takes several hours to sleep. I had tried some initial solutions like sticking to bed till 10pm keeping all distracting devices like smartphone away but nothing helped out. Am I turning to an insomniac? Help me out.

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I am 19, facing issue of falling asleep. Despite performing tiring physical nd mental activities during daytime, I do...
Yes, your symptoms are suggestive of insomnia. You need proper evaluation to decide the best treatment.

My mother is 72 years old and she has knee pain for the last 4 years, what would you prescribe? thanks.

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Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Swing 20 times morning and evenings. Go for a regular walk.

I'm suffering from acute arthritis, I have become very hopeless it has destroyed all my activities and happiness i'm fedup tell me what to do? im 50years old female.

Certificate in Diabetes update, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , PG Dip Panchakarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Hi, I got your pain, n restrictions won't accepted soon but sure authentic ayurveda can add value to your life, please share your reports n x rays it's vat vyadhi n it demands consistency in approach n avails slow benefits as lot to do with your bone n ligaments strengthening work up with nutritional support.

My mother (age 60) is suffering from knee pain since last two year but now pain increases rapidly from past few months. My mother weight is about 97 kg. What should she do.

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My mother (age 60) is suffering from knee pain since last two year but now pain increases rapidly from past few month...
Hello lybrate-user, please try to reduce your mother's weight. Knee joint is a weight bearing joint, so more weight cause more strain over it. As your mother is of 60 yrs, degenerative changes might have set in. Please try to take calcium supplement and if swelling is there, it should come down first. If no swelling and pain is tolerable try doing knee exercise. And drink lot of water.

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

Ph.D, M.D in Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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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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What are the remedies for knee pain and what kind of food they should take. If they are 60 year old heart patients. Kindly suggest us the pain relief techniques your response will be appreciable. Thank you.

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What are the remedies for knee pain and what kind of food they should take. If they are 60 year old heart patients. K...
According age and heart problem take physiotherapy treatment and gentle exercises of knee towel compression put a roll behind the knee and do press for 10 sec then realise and quadriceps exercise.
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Hey I am suffering from pain in my knee ankle and full leg please provide me suggestions.

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Hey I am suffering from pain in my knee ankle and full leg please provide me suggestions.
Hello lybrate user physiotherapy treatment will be beneficial for your knee, ankle joints and leg pain. Take physiotherapy tt regular for fifteen days. After that do exercises prescribed by qualified physiotherapist only.
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After long day sitting in my office I feel stiffness in my calf muscles and knees. please suggest I am feeling this from a month now initial I thought it was due to some sprain but it started in both legs now.

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After long day sitting in my office I feel stiffness in my calf muscles and knees. please suggest I am feeling this f...
This is only due to excessive sitting. Massage calf muscles daily with coconut oil, followed by hot fomentation. Don't sit for long periods, walk after some time. While sitting also move your toes. It will keep the blood circulating.

I am 30 years old male and have knee problem from last 6 months what should I do.

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This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. 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 bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do knee exercises. It may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Contact me again, if needed.

I am 66 years old I have knee pain in left leg please suggest some exercises and supplements, no pain killers.

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I am 66 years old I have knee pain in left leg please suggest some exercises and supplements, no pain killers.
According to your age there may be some arthritis changes, need assessment of your knee, see physiotherapy doctor, as of now apply hot water fermentation daily trice, apply hinge knee support to both the knees. Avoid sitting down on floor.
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