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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 mother is 72 years old. She is suffering from knee pain from last 5/6 years. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
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 you will need other supportive medicines also. 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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I am having some pain in my left knee. It might be my ligament. Which might be streched while playing. Tell me some measures so that I can keep my ligament well in shape while playing.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
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. This will relieve your problem. In case it continues consult a acupuncture/acupressure dr. In your place. Also take calcium tablets for a limited period 2 months. Wear a knee cap when your are playing.
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My mother is suffering from pain of below the knee not the knee pain and her age is 40 years.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
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.
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I am 45 year old now I face a problem since one month left hand knee have pain what can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Take Rhus tox. 200, 5 drops in the morning and bryonia 200, 5 drops daily evening. Five phos , 4 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 10 days.
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My mother is 58 years old and she is suffering from knee pain. We had consulted various doctors regarding this and after doing the xray it was found that space between her knee is increased and the fluid is dried up. What can we do because we had taken different medicines but none was a help.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
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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I am retired army officer. I have been advised knee replacement. Who is the right doctor including Army RR Hospital Delhi Can nott. I stay in Gurgaon. I hold Max Bupa Medi Insurance. Please advise.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Aims hosp. Till that rhus tox 30 take 1 drop 3 times x 7 day take above is homeopathic medicine and available in homeopathic store also safe to take and no side effects for future management contact me.
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I am 36 years old. My weight is 86kg I am unable to run as I have an accident 12 years back and I am having screws in my left knee. SO you r requested to please make a diet plan for me to reduce my weight. I did not eat meat and egg products.

fellowship in diabetes, Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, MS, MBBS
Bariatrician, Ahmedabad
To achieve weightloss - think long term. Weight loss achieved over short term, always comes back. There is a general approach and a specific approach as per individual patients metabolic profile. Try this general approach (see below) for 4 weeks. If this works then continue. If this is not enough then revert for further assessment and customized approach. 1. Do not eat anything sugary or sweet. Zero sweetness in diet. 2. Eat plenty of salad in lunch and dinner along with other foods. 3. Do not drink any liquid calorie like cola or fruit juices. 4. Do some weight training for 20-25 minutes x 3 times a week.
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I' m 31 yrs female, having only left leg knee pain that too mostly during night time. What should I do? we are vegetarian,

MCh Ortho, ATLS (AIIMS), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Kolkata
Get your vitamin and calcium levels checked. Eating fresh fruits will help. You can take simple analgesics. Physiotherapy will be good for your knees. If the pain persists see an orthopedic surgeon.
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My mother has been pain in her knee or sometimes in her teeth. If my mother take medicine they are alright but any time again start pain. It is a long time pain. Any suggestions.

Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Hi just apply ice compression around knee jt 3time, 10min each season. Use oa knee support. Consult me after 3days.
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How to reduce uric acid, my age is 29. I have a knee pain left leg, uric acid is the reason for my knee pain? I have a doubt.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Mag phos 200x + Calc flour 200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online .
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My mother is 40 years old and I think she is suffering with insomniac because she keeps on telling me that she couldn't sleep properly at nights. It take at least 1hour for her to sleep after going to bed. Could you please tell me any suggestions?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2. You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3. Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5. Adhere to a specific sleep time and regular schedule 6. Take light dinner. 7. Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time. Have a glass of warm milk at bed time. 8. Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner. Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 9. Avoid late night. 10. Don’t sleep in day time 11. Don’t take sleeping pill 12. If no relief consult doctor.
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I have sole burning problem which goes up to knee from last 5-6 years. May you advise me what type of medicine I should take in homoeopathy. Awadh Prasad.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Take Sulphur 6C daily one dose for it...for 5 days. You will be really helped by it... Take care... :)
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A patient having CML, a kind of blood cancer detected a year back and currently having imitanib 400 mg daily. His RT PCR for BCR ABL report says 1.44 % currently which was 100 %> a year back. What's your view on this? How much it should be? What options should I opt for? What's your suggestion?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
he is responding well but IMATINIB need to continue for the whole life. even if BCR ABL Comes to zero. There is another tablet Spricel but its costly and advised to those who are not responding to Imatinib.
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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 than a mile. How can I cure it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello , take Arnica 200 Ch , 3 drops twice daily and apply Topi Arnica on the painful leg. Revert after 7 days.
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I have anxiety worry and insomnia problem doctor give me medicine I feel relief but I do note take medicine no relief advice me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, sleeping and anxiety problem can be solved with homoeopathic medicines. Take medicines as prescribed and your problem will be solved. Tab tranquil (sbl) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day 1/2 an hour after meals. Coffea cruda 200 4pills to be taken in the evening at 7pm, then after dinner and again before sleep. Daily. Revert back for further treatment.
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My mother has problem with their knee and we can't understand why cure should give her to free them from this killing pain of knee.

Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi if she is have lot of pain. Then try to do icing for 15 min proper in knee flex position she feel better do it and report me tomorrow take care of her.
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Mere father ki age 57 h or wo diabeties h un ko left pair m bht pain hota h like finger wo tablets v lete h breakfast s phle 'Amaryl'or rt ko dinner k bd 'NUROKIND PLUS'Lete h bt ab un k pain bht zyada ho rha h pori rat ho jati h neend ni aati Pls help me kya kare.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment. 2. Use ankle support. 3. Apply volini cream before sleeping. 4. Don't sit on floor. 5. Wear sports shoes. 6. Apply volini cream before sleeping. 7. Take calcium, Methylcobalmine supplement and vitamin D 3 for one month minimum.
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I'm of age 20, but I'm suffering from serious knees pain. I don't know what's the reason but it pains me a lot while cycling and not at anything, even so if I walk for a distance it doesn't pain me too much but while cycling if I just ride for a short distance it pains me so much. So would you suggest me some remedy for this problem.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
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 am 17 year old. I always play football in morning and evening for 1-2 hours. But now my legs are in pain. Especially knees. Sometimes it feels like strengthless in legs. Please help.

MBBS, Fellowship in pain medicine
Pain Management Specialist, Rewari
In football game there is twisting movement on knee jt that puts strain on ligaments which may become painfull. So better take rest for sometime, do hot fomentation and some mild analgesic. If not relieved get mri done to find out the cause.
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My mother have cyst in her underarms doctor told her to remove it by operation can it be treated without operation?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
cyst in the armpit may be due to infected sweat gland or enlarged lymph node. if it is painful and gradually increasing in size then it needs to be removed surgically otherwise an ultrasound examination can help to distinguish if the swelling is due to an infection or due to other courses
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