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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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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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Dear concern,. My spinal cord l4 n l5 got disbalance show in MRI scan. A lot of pain rather in my back bone. Can you suggest me any specialty doctors.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Dear concern,.
My spinal cord l4 n l5 got disbalance show in MRI scan.
A lot of pain rather in my back bone. Can you ...
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days do back (spine)/shoulder/knee exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do not ignore it. It may have to be further investigated. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days, then inform again.
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I work as security officer in a certain company, I fill too much backpain the moment I relax on chair.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I work as security officer in a certain company, I fill too much backpain the moment I relax on chair.
irst of all you should follow some basic thing 1.avoid=hot and cold at time 2.less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3.dont drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4.avoid late night sleep 5.yogaraj guggul 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2.dashmularishta 2 tsp before lunch and dinner
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I am a student only 19 year old and suffering from shoulder pain what I have to do For this pain?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am a student only 19 year old and suffering from shoulder pain what I have to do For this pain?
Homoeopathic medicine RHUS TOX 30 ( SBL) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue 3 times daily MAG PHOS 6X ( SBL) 30 gm pack.Chew 4 tab every 2-3 hrly depending on intensity of pain. Consult me after 7 days.
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I have burning pain in my left thigh since 6 months and I'm suffering a lot. Can I get help regarding it.

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
I have burning pain in my left thigh since 6 months and I'm suffering a lot. Can I get help regarding it.
The pain you are complaining about mostly is due to some issues with the back usually results from nerve compression. Check whether you are a diabetic or not.
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My self raju and my problem is that I have so pain in my back side when I complete my work day to day I need some suggestions please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My self raju and my problem is that I have so pain in my back side when I complete my work day to day I need some sug...
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretching stretch. Do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation.
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I am having problem of constipation sometimes and sometimes leg pain. what should I do? I want out of this misery.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am having problem of constipation sometimes and sometimes leg pain. what should I do? I want out of this misery.
Take 2-tab. Charcol at night before bed. Syp. Livoluk 10 ml at night.This can help cure in constipation. take green veg., salaad in meal.grapes at night,one apple daily in morning. Banana in morning, juice,whole grain ,oats,more fiber meal,digestive foods, plenty of water during day and 1 glass of water before meal, avoid bad habits...stress ,alcohol, smoking, non-veg.,avoid fatty meal,oily foods. To confirm cause of constipation you may go for tests stool r/m, stool c/s,lft,blood sugar,cbc,usg whole abdomen ,x ray barium meal for examination for rectum,sigmoid, best tests is endoscopy for large intestine . Do not eat papaya if you diabetic. go for walk daily in morning. take tab. dolo for pain in leg.
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I have sporadic knee pain esp when I jog or run. What can I do to improve the situation?

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I have sporadic knee pain esp when I jog or run. What can I do to improve the situation?
Dear lybrate-user basic principles need to be followed. So you have to do warm up and cool down to prevent sports injuries. Start slowly and gradually build up your goal. Also do yoga which will prevent sports injuries by making your joints strong.
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My age is 25 from last 10 days I'm suffered from back pain my X-ray is not normal in one last bone the gap is not equal. Gap is finished its not normal. .

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
My age is 25 from last 10 days I'm suffered from back pain my X-ray is not normal in one last bone the gap is not equ...
Most likely you have intervertebral disc bulge causing decrease in gap on x ray. Most cases resolve with supportive treatment as described below. Very few cases, need treatment like epidural steroid injections for disc bulge causing sciatica. Take anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen round the clock for pain relief 2. Take rest for 3 to 4 days but avoid total bed rest. 4. Do back strengthening and stretching exercises daily once pain is relieved. 5. Apply analgesic cream over back followed by warm fomentation. 6. Keep pillow behind your knees at bedtime. While sleeping on sides keep pillow between knees. 7. Do not bend and lift weights. 8. If back pain is accompanied with radiating leg pain or tingling, numbness or weakness, consult immediately (read my health tip on sciatica for further information) for further queries consult again.
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I am 57 yrs old, dm +htn. Ihave severe pain in back l4 l5, knee pain, shoulder and in my heels.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. I want to know your detailed clinical history as to the duration of these multiple joint pains, your relevant investigations, your treatment records till now. It helps me to better understand your condition and prescribe accordingly. Please also mention your co-morbid conditions and drug allergy. Due to multiple joint involvement, it is difficult to advise on management as treatment differs for different pathologies but in general, recommendations for you will be: - intensive exercises in presence of a physical therapist initially - adequate calcium and vitamin d intake as per requirement - gentle anti inflammatory medication like tab etoshine, or tab paracetamol whichever suits you can be taken - footwear modification, wearing soft well cushioned shoes for heel pain start with this treatment and we will see how you are progressing in next 2-3 weeks otherwise I will need blood investigations and also relevant x rays to advise do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 23 years old and I am having backache from the last 2 yrs. I had consulted with doctors and they said that its not major but still I do habe these pains frim lower back to shouldera blade. Please advice.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 23 years old and I am having backache from the last 2 yrs. I had consulted with doctors and they said that its n...
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. SPRING BEDS, FOLDING BEDS OR THICK MATRESS 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 & 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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I have spondyl arthritis. I am having a pain in my right hip. What is the treatment?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It is quite a common condition rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos any way take caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days x 5days do back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take avoid painful act/activities. Take medicines as prescribed it may have to be further investigated.
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Hi doctor I'm 31 year's having two kid's one is 3 year's and 2nd baby is 9 months old now a days I'm frequently getting back pain I never had this pain before I took epidural at the time of delivery for both my kid's is there any effect of taking epidural.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi doctor I'm 31 year's having two kid's one is 3 year's and 2nd baby is 9 months old now a days I'm frequently getti...
Hello. Post-delivery backache is very common and as you mentioned about epidural injection which can add to it. Apart from that deficiency of calcium is also responsible for backache, so start taking calcium and iron tablets once you consult your gynaecologist. Maintain a right standing and sitting posture, keep your back always straight (even while sitting or standing), avoid carrying weight on back. Hold or carry weight divided equally in both the hands or shoulders (to avoid over straining on one particular hand or shoulder). Always select a chair with proper back support and hand-rest. (Excessive sitting or standing is to be avoided as well don’t carry much weight on shoulders). Apart from these, stress could be the major cause of pains! Exercise: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. Management: -Sit straight with a back-rest or back-support. -Stretching or activities that place additional strain on the back are discouraged. -Sleeping with a pillow between the knees while lying on one side may increase comfort. -Lying on your back with a pillow under your knees would also relieves pain and no pillow under your head. -Some people seem to benefit from the use of ice or heat. Take care, do not use a heating pad on ‘high’ or place ice directly on the skin. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Arnica 200 and Rhus Tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica and Topi MP Gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. Get back to me thereafter.
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I am 14 years old and I play every time football I have pain on my knee. So I consult doctor he said I have Osgood schlatter. How any treatment.

BPTh/BPT, B.PT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 14 years old and I play every time football
I have pain on my knee. So I consult doctor he said I have Osgood sc...
Usually it happens in adolescents who are very active in sports. It's a tension in the bonyvarea caused by pulling if muscles strethening and stretching exercises will help you relieve tension it will disappear once you cross age 16 I can guide you with exercises online that you can do at home.
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Causes of Spondylitis - How Can it Be Treated?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB - Orthopedics, mch
Orthopedist, Delhi
Causes of Spondylitis - How Can it Be Treated?

If you suffer from persistent backaches and neck pain, you may be diagnosed with spondylitis. Spondylitis refers to degenerative changes of the spine, such as the formation of bone spurs and degeneration of spinal discs. This condition can affect the neck, upper or mid back and lower back. Of these, spondylitis of the neck- cervical spondylitis and lower back- lumbar spondylitis are most common.

Spondylitis is considered to be triggered by age. As a person grows older, the wear and tear of the bones and ligaments of the spinal column can lead to the development of bone spurs and osteoarthritis. Age can also cause the discs between vertebrae to weaken and degenerate leading to bulging discs and herniating spinal discs. Most people experience the first symptoms of spondylitis between the age of 20 and 50. A family history of spondylitis and being prone to injuries also increases a person’s risk of suffering from spondylitis.

Since spondylitis is a degenerative disease, there is no cure for this condition. However, the pain associated with it can be managed. Thus, treatment for spondylitis is very similar to treatment for neck or back pain. This treatment can be in the form of pain medication, exercise, physical therapy and minimally invasive surgery. Depending on the extent of spinal damage the doctor may prescribe steroids that need to be injected directly into the intervertebral spaces. This is also known as epidural injections.

Spondylitis patients are often advised to follow their normal schedule and refrain from bed rest as this can prolong recovery. However, at the same time, you should not undertake any activity that puts additional pressure or stress on the spinal column. Alternating between warm and cold compresses can help relieve the pain associated with spondylitis. Additionally, try sleeping with a pillow between your legs to relieve low back pain.

Special pillows that offer cervical support can help relieve spondylitis of the neck.

Surgery may be considered in cases where this condition causes or worsens nerve damage. Spinal decompression surgery involves relieving pressure on the nerves in the spinal column that may be caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis. This surgery can be performed through a laminectomy, discectomy or foraminotomy. Bone spurs in the spinal column or a vertebral disc can also be removed surgically. However, these surgeries are rarely performed as most patients respond well to non-surgical treatments. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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I am 47 years and am experiencing slight pain in my lower back and stretch in right side of chest. Stomach seems full and little nausea. What should I do?

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
For back u do back extension exercises and stretching. And go for morning walk and take your meal on proper time. Thanks and regards Dr. Ritesh kharnal
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I have a pain in lower end of my back. It comes & goes. When I sit for longer while then start to pain. I don't know what to do. I had applied some oils to get some relief but its not working. It comes discontinuously.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I have a pain in lower end of my back.
It comes & goes. When I sit for longer while then start to pain. I don't know ...
If it has been a constant feature then please go to an orthopaedic doctor for checkup. Some investigations may be suggested. You should now become aware of the bad effects of sitting for long hours. Maintaining good posture through out the day and exercising everyday is essential to maintain a healthy and fit body. Please revert afterwards for further clarification. Please note that Homeopathy can also be a safe option if you want to avoid long term painkillers consumption.
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I have problem of frozen shoulder since 1 year getting no solution please suggest me for the same.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I have problem of frozen shoulder since 1 year getting no solution please suggest me for the same.
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Nat mur 200x 4 tab thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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Back Pain and Its Treatment

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Back Pain and Its Treatment

Back pain is a common phenomenon and is witnessed by a lot of people these days. There could be several reasons for back pain in an individual. From bad posture to accident, neck related problems to arthritis, the reasons are many. While the level of pain varies from individual to individual, it can create extreme discomfort and hamper day to day activity. It is more commonly known as musculoskeletal disorder or MSD. It can also be accompanied with strain injury and neck pain. This condition is commonly known as WRULD. Physiotherapy is an extremely effective mode of treatment for treating any sort of back pain.

How Does Physiotherapy Help?

Physiotherapy not only helps in managing and curing the back pain but also helps in ensuring that the back pain doesn’t come again. In the case of a surgery, it can speed up the recovery. A physiotherapist first inspects the reason of pain and tries to find out its source. Post the identification, a physiotherapist suggests appropriate treatment plan which could include manual treatment, exercises, stretching, acupuncture etc.

Passive Physical Therapy:

The first level of physiotherapy starts with passive therapy. Decreasing pain is the main motive of passive therapy. Some of the passive therapy treatments include ultrasound, heat pack, ice pack, iontophoresis etc.

Active Therapy:

Almost all patients with back pain are advised to stretch the hamstring muscle. All stretching exercises should be done once or twice on a daily basis. Stretching moves the soft tissues and relieves legs, buttocks, spine, and back pain. In order to strengthen the back, it is necessary to perform certain exercises such as lumbar specialization on a daily basis for a span of 10-15 minutes. Back pain exercises stabilize the soft tissue and the joints. It also slows down the inflammation of the bone. Aerobic conditioning is another exercise that is recommended by a lot of therapists for permanent pain relief and non-recurrence of the pain in future. Aerobic exercises should be done for a stretch of half an hour to forty minutes.

Work and Posture:

Work and posture play a great role in patients suffering from back pain. For a patient whose work involves in carrying weight with one shoulder or lifting the heavy weight on a daily basis, it is necessary to ensure that the load is shared equally with both the shoulders. If on the other hand, the work is required to sit in front of a computer it has to be ensured that the screen falls in line with the eye level and a straight posture is maintained.

Medical Help:

If the back pain doesn’t go away even after repeated physio sessions, medical help needs to be taken on an immediate basis. Doctors often perform imagery tests such as x-ray, CT scan, MRI to negate the possibility of any bone structure related problem that might be causing the pain.

I broke my collar bone 3 years back. Now I am doing gym since last 1 year but now I see problem in my left shoulder joint. Can you please recommend me some injection which can help me in recovering fast. And also tell some injection which can increase my strength.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I broke my collar bone 3 years back.
Now I am doing gym since last 1 year but now I see problem in my left shoulder j...
Hi, homoeopathic medicines can help you in relieving the symptoms, but get x-ray done to know the exact cause of your problem. Take hypericum 30 and arnica 200 - both 2 times a day daily. Physiotherapy would also help you along with these medication.
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