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Dr. Smita Sanghvi

BPTh/BPT

Physiotherapist, Mumbai

37 Years Experience
Dr. Smita Sanghvi BPTh/BPT Physiotherapist, Mumbai
37 Years Experience
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Smita Sanghvi is an experienced Physiotherapist in Malad West, Mumbai. She has been a practicing Physiotherapist for 37 years. She has completed BPTh/BPT . You can visit her at Dr.Smita Sanghvi Physiotherapy Clinic in Malad West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Smita Sanghvi and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BPTh/BPT - Mumbai University - 1980
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Hello sir 8 months before I was attack by dengue. Now presently I am suffering from a fever and also feeling pain in both legs. Now my question is that. Can dengue repeat twice to the same person. please reply sir thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello sir 8 months before I was attack by dengue. Now presently I am suffering from a fever and also feeling pain in ...
Dengue has four different strains. So if you get infected by one strain type then the possibility is that you can get affected again by a different strain. However this time around the dengue outbreak is not as worse as compared to last year. Plain viral fever is on the rise and mimics symptoms of dengue. Get yourself tested properly to rule out all possibilities. Take plenty of fluids.
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Osteoporosis and Exercises

Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Osteoporosis and Exercises

Hello Friends,

What is osteoporosis?

The components of the word 'osteoporosis' literally mean 'porous bones' - 'osteo' is for bones, and 'porosis' means porous - helpfully describing this condition that results in reduced bone density and increased fragility of the bones.The thinning of the bones in osteoporosis, combined with the formation of weaker bone crystals, puts people at a higher risk of Fall and  Fractures.

It can affect anyone of any gender, but it is particularly prevalent in postmenopausal women due to the sudden decrease in protective oestrogen levels after menopause.

Signs and Symtom

Bone loss that develops slowly, leading to osteoporosis, does not cause any symptoms or outward signs.

As such, a patient may only discover that they have osteoporosis due to an unexpected fracture after a minor fall or a slip or strain - or even a simple cough or sneeze - may result in a fracture.Breaks in the spine can lead to altered posture, with compressed vertebrae creating the stooped appearance often seen in older people

Diagnosis

  • Osteoporosis may be diagnosed directly through the use of a bone scan that measures bone mineral density (BMD). Central or peripheral DXA.
  • Osteoporosis is diagnosed when the T-score is -2.5 or below.
  • Other methods of measuring bone density include x-ray, ultrasound, and CT scan

Treatment

It is important to ensure the cause of low bone denisty has been properly diagnosed as the treatment will vary greatly.the decision about what treatment you need – if any – will also be based on a number of other factors. These include your:

  • age
  • sex
  • risk of fracture
  • previous injury history

Treating osteoporosis involves treating and preventing fractures and using medication to strengthen bones.

How Can a Physical Therapist Help?

Your physical therapist can develop a specific program based on your individual needs to help improve your overall bone health, keep your bones healthy, and help you avoid fracture. Your physical therapist may teach you.

  • Specific exercises : to build bone or decrease the amount of bone loss
  • Proper posture
  • How to improve your balance so as to reduce your risk of falling
  • How to adjust your environment to protect your bone health

 Typically, exercises are performed 2 to 3 times a week as part of an overall fitness program.Your exercise routine should include exercises in each of the following areas:

  • Strengthening exercise
  • postural exercise
  • balance exercise
  • weight-bearing
  • Flexibility exercise

1) Strength training

Strength training is a type of exercise with the goal of improving muscular strength. It involves performing movements against resistance; it is sometimes referred to as resistance training. Exercise bands, weights, machines or even your own body weight can be used for resistance. Strength training may increase spine and hip bone mineral density.

2) Posture training

Posture training involves paying attention to how the parts of our body are aligned with each other. Some kyphosis, or curvature of the upper back, is normal, but fractures or weak back extensor muscles can cause the spine to curve more than usual, resulting in an exaggerated kyphosis or excessively curved upper back.Attention to alignment during activity and at rest, along with exercises targeting the back extensor muscles, can improve the alignment of the spine. Flexion exercises are often CONTRAINDICATED. .

3) Balance training

Balance training exercises are those that challenge your balance.Balance exercises are also important to incorporate to further reduce the risk of falls Examples include:Shifting weight to the limits of support (e.g., moving your weight more to one foot than another).

Physical activities like Tai Chi, that involve balance and coordination may also reduce falls and fractures.

Tai Chi is a very safe and effective low impact form of exercise that improves balance and reduces the risk of falls.

4) Weight bearing Aerobic (water) physical activity

Aerobic exercise  is a rhythmic activity that you do for at least 10 minutes at a time continuously and it increases your heart rate and makes you breathe harder than you usually do during your daily activities.For individuals with osteoporosis, we often recommend weight-bearing aerobic exercise or physical activity like walking or cycling or swiming or guided exercises to be done in swimmimng pool

5 flexibility exercise:

These can help improve the individuals overall physical function and postural control

Start by speaking with a physical therapist or consult me to ensure you are choosing safe , specific  and appropriate physical activities for you.
Remember: if you have osteoporosis, aerobic exercise is not enough. Strength training and balance training are essential to maintain bone and muscle, and prevent falls.

 

"Osteoporosis is not a inevitable part of aging it is preventable.So it is vital that all of us,start taking care of our bones now, before its too late"..quote by Camila Parler Bowles

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Hi from few days my left hand getting pain plus elbow joint also and from hip to leg pain when i am lying on bed please give me your suggestion doctor thanks.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi from few days my left hand getting pain plus elbow joint also and from hip to leg pain when i am lying on bed plea...
Hi take hot water bath twice daily, sleep on hard and even mattress. Kindly rule out your diabetes, calcium, vitamin d and other metabolic disorders. Best wishes.
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My mother is on bed first of all she has a fracture in right hip later on developed infection doctors operated and remove the plate implanted and the after that spacer in implanted in latter stage infection is developed in uti and there is hundred percent puss in urine and culture eport says that there is ecoli bacteria is seen. Now she has a problem of vomitting nothing is digested only given liquids such as coconut water little milk or some juice. No solid food is taken by her as she try immediately vomits it out. She is also diabitic her condition is critical since last fortnight so please advice what should we do

Post Graduate DIploma in Acupuncture, Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Coimbatore
Its better to avoid solid foods now. Go with fresh fruit juices in diluted form. Don' t add sugar or any sweetner. Let her body to get detoxify itself. Since infections are heavy this is only solution. Im sure if you follow this strictly she will regain her health soon. She can see the effects in a week. Any doubt during juice diet, consult me.
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Hello! I am a 29 year old male and I have a back pain from 1 year 2 months. I tried many creams and oild but nothing gave me relief and I also consulted 2-3 doctors but still no relief. If you have any suggestion for me then please give me and also suggest me some medicines, creams, or oils for my back pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Hello! I am a 29 year old male and I have a back pain from 1 year 2 months. I tried many creams and oild but nothing ...
attach your X ray or MRI reports to advise you better. 1) Do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min., afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) Start natural calcium supplement. 3) Do regular stretching exercise 4) In yoga DO BHUJANGASAN, HALASAN & SURYANAMASKAR. LIFE-STYLE CORRECTION 1) Correct your sitting posture. 2) Take small pillow or back rest for lower back. 3) Foot should rest to floor easily. 4) Take small break after 1 hr & walk few steps. 5) Do neck & upper back extension, give feedback after 4 days.
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Hello ,I'm 22 year old. Recently from 6 months I feel no strength in my joints ,knee and shoulders joint after series of incidents in sports they got twisted like feel but it doesn't swell nor the bone is broken .I used to go for gym 2 years back n I've left it due to my studies .Now it has worsened like I can't play if I I'll I play it ends with twisted feel in joints not I can swim.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hello ,I'm 22 year old. Recently from 6 months I feel no strength in my joints ,knee and shoulders joint after series...
Dear user. You are a sports person and you should perfectly know how to do those exercises and swimming and jogging etc. If you do those without guidance, you are prone to be in problem. In fact, there will not be any problems like you have complained. But you can approach a coach for required guidance. Help from your physiotherapist will also help you. Take care.
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When I exercise the next day I am in pain and so tired I practically sleep around the clock for days. Could someone tell me if this sounds like fibromyalgia. Thank you. I just have joined the group. Please answer my question. Thank you.

Ayurveda, Pune
When I exercise the next day I am in pain and so tired I practically sleep around the clock for days. Could someone t...
Warm up is essential before starting any kind of physical exercise. Do not skip your warm up if you r doung so. Pain will subside as your muscles get toned with regular exercise. Drink plenty of water and keep urself hydrated. I hope these tips help.
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I am facing stiffness in shoulders may be due to fusion of 3-4 vertbra nerves in cervicals what should i do ?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Start with Physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for cervical . Take calcium supplement and methyl cobalamine for One month.
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I banged my knee on a wall in October. Now i have a pain in my knee after running almost 3kms. Can i have a solution to it?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Coimbatore
It could be a contusion apply ice or visit a physiotherapist and get treated with ultrasound therapy if u have any further doubts i can help you and consult privately to have a detailed discussion to solve your problem
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I am 28 year old male have backache and joint pain please suggest what should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 28 year old male have backache and joint pain please suggest what should I do?
Requires detailed examination and investigation. Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back, knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure that patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5 days, inform
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What is ecology spondylitis. What should be the remedy? What are exercises are necessary to improve it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, take Arnica 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day Rhustox 1M 4pills to be sucked thrice a day After the pains get settled you will be given exercises Revert back
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I am 41yrs male I have joint pains last 10 year any where not certain point in weekly one or two time I take pain killer etody 60,(etroricoxb i. P 60mg) when pain.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 41yrs male I have joint pains last 10 year any where not certain point in weekly one or two time I take pain kil...
Do consult neuro physiotherapist and take ift and laser therapy for 12 days of 15 minutes duration each followed by strengthening exercises.
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I am suffering from back pain. During playing the cricket. And its pain will be for long time. For 3to5 days.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from back pain. During playing the cricket. And its pain will be for long time. For 3to5 days.
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretching. Do the cat/cow stretch.
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. I am 30 year old men and I am married. I am chain smoker. And also drinker too. I have back pain more than years. So please advice for this.. Is any problems because of smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
. I am 30 year old men and I am married. I am chain smoker. And also drinker too. I have back pain more than years. S...
Difficult to say if there is any connection with these habits and your back pain. Anyway, you will have to check it out medically to see what that problem is, especially if it has been around for many years. Never neglect back pain because if it can be treated early you may prevent something more sinister from happening. These habits though are of concern because they are worse in combination and by themselves too. If you think it will be difficult to quit these habits, do admit yourself to a rehabilitation center and give up both the habits in one shot. You will be very thankful you did that forever.
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Joint pain problems in knees, back pain, am suffering from diabetes from last three months, also from hypertension.what to do

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Joint pain problems in knees, back pain, am suffering from diabetes from last three months, also from hypertension.wh...
Hi Apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day..
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My friend challenge me for holding ice and salt in our hand for 1,2 minutes and then pain get started in my hand and red line was there in hand after 6 hours hand was still paining.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
My friend challenge me for holding ice and salt in our hand for 1,2 minutes and then pain get started in my hand and ...
Dear lybrate-user Apply Calundala Q on the area and take Rhus Tox 200 5 drops thrice a day for two days.
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I am 26 year old having backache pain for two months. I have use pain killer tablets and pain remove oil. But it stop the pain sometimes. What can I do now? Please help me Dr.

Fellowship In Arthroplasty and Arthroscopy, MS Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
I am 26 year old having backache pain for two months. I have use pain killer tablets and pain remove oil. But it stop...
Please start doing regular back strengthening exercises. And try to maintain good posture while working on computers.
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I had a sprain in my foot from past one month and its paining like hell what I should do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi take rest keep ankle elevated apply cold pack for 20 minutes/thrice a day apply compression bandage. Do ankle toe movement. Take ultrasound therapy at physiotherapy clinic. Still pain doesn't go get it xray done and consult me via lybrate.
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