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Dr. Shashank Akhirkar

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Shashank Akhirkar Rheumatologist, Mumbai
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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 18 years old. I am having constant pain at my knee joints. Also I feel a little dizzy while being out in sun for even a little time.

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I am 18 years old. I am having constant pain at my knee joints. Also I feel a little dizzy while being out in sun for...
Hello. Apply Bakson’s Rheum Aid oil gently (2-3 times a day) and take orally Bakson’s Rheum-Aid syrup/ 1 tablespoon thrice daily. Also, increase your dietary intake of calcium which is present in green leafy vegetables, milk, milk products, sea food, white legumes, dried fig, black-eyed peas, almonds, oranges, seasame seeds. And vitamin D which is essential for absorption of calcium in our body and is synthesized naturally after getting exposed to sunlight, so early morning sunlight for 10-15 min. 2-3 times a day is mandatory. Apart from this, do walk daily along with physiotherapy will also help you. For dizziness in sunlight: You can protect yourself from the sun by the following points: - avoid going out during hot summer weather or extreme heat during the whole day. - apply a good sunscreen with spf 30. Apply it 20-30 minutes before stepping out. Re-apply the sunscreen if you are out for more than 3-4 hrs. - wear a hat with a broad rim. - carry an umbrella. - wear goggles. - drink plenty of water. - eat healthy food, avoid junk. - eat fruits and vegetables with more percentage of water in it. Medication: Take Natrum Mur. 30/ 2 times a day for 1 week. Report me.

I have severe pain left side of my left knee.

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This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. Do knee exercises. It may have to be further investigated 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 multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikid plus (mankind) 1 tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Don't ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.

My mother is suffering from knee pain she is using medication but still suffering can you please suggest me.

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My mother is suffering from knee pain she is using medication but still suffering can you please suggest me.
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.

I got hit by a cricket leather ball on my leg bone which is just under my knee and its hurt when I use to run more than a mile. How can I cure it.

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I got hit by a cricket leather ball on my leg bone which is just under my knee and its hurt when I use to run more th...
Hello , take Arnica 200 Ch , 3 drops twice daily and apply Topi Arnica on the painful leg. Revert after 7 days.

I have joint pain in my knee what should I do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
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I have joint pain in my knee what should I do?
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part--knee. 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 Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.

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Arthiritis, stroke or inner ear problems which cause dizziness can cause elders to fall.
Health Tip - Arthritis

I have problem in my right knee. When I try to run then it pain. What I do for this pain.

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I have problem in my right knee. When I try to run then it pain. What I do for this pain.
As you mentioned you are suffering from knee pain which means you have been injured somewhere for which you are not aware. In such case I would recommend you to go for hot fermentation twice a day with knee strengthening exercises. Start with isometrics and then progress to isotonic. If pain increases during the treatment (exercise) then please consult any near by doctor and go for proper investigation.

I am 23 year old and suffering from insomnia, is it because of excess coffee consumption?

DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I am 23 year old and suffering from insomnia, is it because of excess coffee consumption?
Yes, it may be possible massaging to your head with suitable oil it clears the block in the energy channels that cause a build -up negative energy. It increases energy level, alertness and concentration. Wonderful relaxing therapy. It gives relief from pain, stress, insomnia, tension and tiredness. Helps to reduce the stiffness of muscle reduces physical and mental fatigue. Improve the circulation to head, neck, scalp, face shoulder area. Relieves a headache and migraines. Stimulate healthy hair growth. Prevent hair fall and graying of hair. Anti ageing -relax facial and eye muscles to make you look younger and healthy. Key to increasing eyesight.

Hi doctor I m having rheumatoid arthritis for past 2 months, which type of treatment is best allopathy, siddha, or homeopathy?

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Dear ayurvedic treatment is best for joints problem, follow the tips they will help u: Increase intake of barley flour, horse gram (a type of bean), split green gram, honey, celery seeds, cumin seeds, dried ginger root powder, garlic, bitter gourd and castor oil. Avoid eating fish and milk together or milk and jaggery together. Avoid incompatible, heavy, and oily foods Avoid an improper diet and lifestyle, such as waking up late in the night, suppressing natural urges of the body, and getting direct exposure to cold winds. Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. 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.

My wife left knee joint pains and swells if she stand longer in kitchen or at work. I have tried 2-3 ortho. Doctors in the area but found nothing. Heating gives some temp. Relief. Part of the leg below knee towards left does not seem to be active. Some one please Guide me for right treatment.

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My wife left knee joint pains and swells if she stand longer in kitchen or at work. I have tried 2-3 ortho. Doctors i...
Please do mri of your knee for better diagnosis. As per your history you may have arthritis. Please do quadriceps and hamstring strengthening exercise for your knee. Please do all stuff for atleast 3 month.

My father have pain on his knees, he thinks this is chicken Gunia, what we can do please help me.

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My father have pain on his knees, he thinks this is chicken Gunia, what we can do please help me.
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. Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the knee against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.

My mother is 65 yrs & she is a breast cancer patient. She use to take medicine like letronat 2.5 & ccm daily & osteofos 70 once in a week for the last 3yrs. It is observed for the last 3 months she is feeling pain in knee & tenderness in lower part of the leg muscle. Her weight is 62 kgs. Please advise remedy.

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Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. There could be a lot of reasons for her pain, it may not actually be linked with her previous history of breast cancer and could just be degenerative arthrosis setting in the joints. I will advise for a fresh x ray (ap standing & lateral views) of affected knee and get her esr, crp, serum electrolytes and serum vitamin d levels done so that I can see and advise accordingly. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.

I am 23 yr old male and I hv pain in my lower legs. What to do?

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Homeopath
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I am 23 yr old male and I hv pain in my lower legs. What to do?
Homoeopathic treatment- calc fluor 6x -4 pills 3 times calcivita syrup 1 spoonful 3 times bio combination no 19 rheumatism- 4 pills 3 times for 8 days and revert back.

I am suffering from insomnia and early awakening when I woke up feel extremely tired.

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I am suffering from insomnia and early awakening when I woke up feel extremely tired.
Hello, main causes of sleeping disorders are as follows:- significant life stress (job loss or change, death of a loved one, divorce, moving) illness. Emotional or physical discomfort. Environmental factors like noise, light, or extreme temperatures (hot or cold) that interfere with sleep. Do meditation every morning. Take kali phos 6x, 5 tabs every night. Take avena sativa q, 10 drops and passiflora q, 30 drops, mix them in half cup of water and drink it, half an hour before your bed time, daily for a month. This will definitely help you. Thanks.

I have knee pain in both legs. So far, I am doing physiotherapy only to reduce the pain. What is the ayurvedic treatment for the same? Please inform. Thanking you.

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Physiotherapist
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I have knee pain in both legs. So far, I am doing physiotherapy only to reduce the pain. What is the ayurvedic treatm...
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.

I haven't been able to walk for a short distance. It's painfully and my knees are painting. I am doing my regular exercise but also I am unable to walk.

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Physiotherapist
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I haven't been able to walk for a short distance. It's painfully and my knees are painting. I am doing my regular exe...
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.

My mother is 50 years old and she is having sever knee pains since 2 weeks, she is 5'4 and 81 kgs in weight. Is this because of calcium deficiency and over weight? do she need to use calcium supplements? If so please can suggest any?

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
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My mother is 50 years old and she is having sever knee pains since 2 weeks, she is 5'4 and 81 kgs in weight.  Is this...
Dear , no doubt your mother is obese, and the entire body's weight will be thrusted down on the knees which would be the reason for her knee pain. Also calcium deficiency, porosity of bones, increased uric acid levels in the body, knee cap degeneration, can be some of the reasons.

I have problem with knee. When I sit and stand knee get some sound. And if I climb aur walk then it give a problem.

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I have problem with knee. When I sit and stand knee get some sound. And if I climb aur walk then it give a problem.
Hello, take homoeopathic medicines 1.Ruta 200 (4 drops in little amount of water) every morning empty stomach for a week 2.Rhus Tox 200 (4 drops in little amount of water) thrice a day for a week. 3. Calci Aid ( 3tabs) thrice a day for a week and revert.

I have knee pain on right side and below the knee too. I can't step down my legs. When I get down from bed I can't able to walk even a step. While I walk the knee bone makes sound and itches severely. Pl let me know exactly what it is and what treatment.

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I have knee pain on right side and below the knee too. I can't step down my legs. When I get down from bed I can't ab...
Their may be early degenerative changes in your knees that may showing these symptoms, you should go for a X-Ray of your knees and for the time being start doing 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. 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. This will help relieve some pain. Precautions: Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting-

There is a pain in my right leg from last 3days.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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There is a pain in my right leg from last 3days.
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).
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