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Orthopedist, Mumbai

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Paralysis - How Physiotherapy Can Help You?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Paralysis - How Physiotherapy Can Help You?

Paralysis can be concluded as the state when the muscles lose functioning in any part of the body. Any kind of disruption in our nerve system can be responsible enough to cause paralysis. Our central nervous system and peripheral nervous system communicate and control our senses of movement. But interruption in nerve impulses can cause weakness in muscles which leads to muscle paralysis.

Symptoms
A paralysed patient will encounter symptoms like:

  1. Decreasing the motor power
  2. Decreasing vasomotor control
  3. Loss of sensation
  4. Decreasing bowel and bladder control
  5. Losing the ability of sexual function.

When it comes to treating a paralysis patient, physiotherapy is proven to be the best remedy. Physiotherapy has thoroughly helped patients with paralysis in getting to feel confident and independent. Physiotherapy includes various exercises and techniques which are developed with time in order to provide a complete rehabilitation to the patients.

Types of paralysis:
There are mainly four types of paralysis

  1. Monoplegia: when one limb gets paralysed
  2. Hemiplegia: when arm and leg of a single side get paralysed
  3. Paraplegia: when legs get paralysed
  4. Quadriplegia: when both sides get paralysed

Treating paralysis with physiotherapy

  1. Physiotherapy is advised to patients with any type of paralysis. It should be started soon in order to improve blood circulation in the muscles. It also helps in relaxing the stiff muscles. This treatment improves the overall health condition of the patient.
  2. Physiotherapy is also responsible for reducing any kind of swelling which takes place due to external brain injury.
  3. Physiotherapy is helpful in making the patient stable and independent.
  4. It also helps in maintaining the blood pressure.
  5. It helps to improve the respiratory system.
  6. Physiotherapy maintains the affected muscles and nerves. It provides strength to the affected muscles and works to prevent the limbs from getting deformed.
  7. One major symptom of paralysis is a loss of bladder and bowel function. Physiotherapy helps in managing the paralysed bowel and bladder.
  8. Physiotherapy involves different techniques which can be learnt from a physiotherapist in order to transfer a paralysed patient.
  9. Othorsis, canes, braces, splints are the equipment that are advised to the patient by a professional physiotherapist.
  10. Physiotherapy helps in resolving problems such as anxiety, anger, depression, denial which takes place after post-paralysis mental trauma.
  11. Physiotherapist provides safeguarding tips to the patient and his or her family in order to avoid accidents.
  12. Physiotherapy has a big role in creating the motivation in patient's mind.

These are the benefits of physiotherapy which help the paralyzed limbs getting stronger and better. But it is always advised to be done under a professional physiotherapist.

Runner's Knee - 7 Ways To help You Treat It!

MS - Orthopaedics, M.Ch - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Runner's Knee - 7 Ways To help You Treat It!

If you are thinking that runner’s knee pain can ony happen to runners or sportsmen, then you are wrong. It can happen to anyone who spends time in doing things that involve bending the knees. It can happen due to activities like walking, biking and jumping. It refers to an aching pain around the kneecap. In medical terms, it is also called patellofemoral pain syndrome.

It doesn’t refer to a particular injury. It is an umbrella term to refer to any pain that happens during knee problems. Here are some of the reasons responsible for runner’s kneecap:

  1. High stress exercises, such as lunges or plyometrics
  2. Direct hit in the knee.
  3. If any of the bones are out of their correct position.
  4. Hypermobile feet and fallen arches or overpronation can cause joint pain as they change the way you walk.
  5. Weak or unbalanced thigh muscles.

What Are the Symptoms of runner's knee?

  1. You can feel the pain in front, behind, or around the kneecap
  2. Pain is felt when you walk, squat, kneel, run, or get up from a chair
  3. Pain is felt when you walk downstairs
  4. Swelling around your knee or a grinding feeling inside the joint

Diagnosis:
It can be diagnosed through physical examination and might require X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans.

What's the treatment for runner's knee?

  1. In most cases, runner’s knee gets better with time. However, the cause of the pain must be identified and then the treatment is done. Here’s what can be done:
  2. Give rest to your knees. It is best to avoid activities that cause the pain.
  3. Apply ice pack on the knees to ease the swelling. Repeat this after every 3 to 4 hours in a day and apply the pack for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Use an elastic bandage or straps to wrap the knees. It gives extra support to the knees and prevents the pain.
  5. Elevate the leg on a pillow at the time of lying down.
  6. Take pain killers like ibuprofen or naproxen.
  7. Indulge yourself in stretching exercises.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Joint Pain Associated with Chikungunya

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
Joint Pain Associated with Chikungunya

Mosquitoes, though tiny, can wreak havoc on the human health. Malaria and dengue were common enough, but now another disease doing the rounds is chikungunya. This is a viral disease that spreads by the bites of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The disease lasts for 5 to 7 days and the catch is that there is no identified cure for the disease.

Symptoms of chikungunya are very non-indicative and include high temperature, rashes and multiple spots on the body, multiple joint pains, headaches, conjunctivitis and insomnia problem. The presence of joint pains associated with a high incidence of mosquito breeding is indicative of chikungunya. The fever usually subsides in a couple of days, but the other symptoms would persist for about a week.

Management of chikungunya includes a combination of prevention and treatment. Prevention is more important than treatment as it is easier done.

  1. To the maximum extent possible, avoid mosquito bites.
  2. Avoid using rain water-filled containers, potted plants that stagnate water and drinking bowls for domestic animals.
  3. Wear full-sleeved clothing when mosquito bites are likely to be higher.
  4. Use mosquito repellents in the forms of coils, creams, and mats
  5. Use mosquito nets where possible
  6. Prevent mosquito breeding by draining possible areas of water stagnation

Treatment: There is no specific allopathic remedy for the treatment of chikungunya. The prescribed medicines are only for symptomatic relief, and given the intense and prolonged joint pains, the patient ends up using a lot of pain killers. There are cases where the pains may persist for up to 6 months. This is where Ayurveda comes into the picture, as there are multiple effective remedies that have been proven effective over the ages.

  1. Massage your joints with a mixture of castor oil, drumstick, camphor, garlic, and coconut oil. This oil can be heated and stored in a glass jar for about 3 days. Warm this oil and use it for effective relief of the joint pains.
  2. A mixture of castor oil and cinnamon can also be used to massage the painful joints.
  3. A concoction of ajwain seeds, raisins or dry grapes, tulsi leaves, and neem leaves boiled in water is an effective remedy for the joint pains. This is to be used when it is warm after food and the residual ingredients chewed upon.
  4. A diet rich in fresh fruits, greens and vegetables is highly recommended.
  5. Drinking sufficient amounts of liquids (water, coconut water, lime juice, and buttermilk) to keep good hydration levels and recuperate from the illness.
  6. Ensure sufficient rest for the joints even after the initial fever has subsided.

Ayurveda has references to something called “sandhijwara” which is “fever of the joints”. Sandhijwara is very similar to chikungunya and these remedies used for this can be very useful in treating chikungunya. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Cupping therapy in Backpain

MD (U), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Cupping therapy in Backpain
Those suffering from chronic pain in the back region have often undergone several alternative therapies. Some have found the cupping therapy for back pain relief an effective process for getting relief.

This method of ancient Unani treatment involves sucking the congested blood from inside the body to the surface of the skin through the application of heat, which results in normal blood flow and get rid of back pain.

I have a clicking in my finger joints (mostly thumbs) and sometimes triggering and I can't tell if it's because of cold weather or isotretinoin and what do I do to treat them :(

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I have a clicking in my finger joints (mostly thumbs) and sometimes triggering and I can't tell if it's because of co...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Nat phos 200x +Mag phos 200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online .
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Hello sir meri angioplasty hui thi kuch December me mera. Left arm aur groin (jang) me dard ho raha he.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello sir meri angioplasty hui thi kuch December me mera. Left arm aur groin (jang) me dard ho raha he.
If the angioplasty was done through femoral artery then the pain can be of that reason. Still need more details to reach to a final conclusion. Till then you may take homoeopathic medicine Arsenic Alb 30 1 dose.
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I am 30 years old male sometimes feel pain in my back and some time in stomach and headache also. Kindly advise.

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 can advise you regarding your issues with back pain, for stomach pain and head ache you will have to actually consult respective doctors. If you have localized back pain with no other symptoms like radiating leg pain, neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness, paresthesias etc, then you can start with following recommendations for initial period of 2-3 weeks: - to maintain proper posture of your back while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication like tab etoshine or paracetamol or one which suits you - physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - ice packs can applied if your pain is acute, then hot fomentation can be done at home - analgesic spray for local application can be used and is easily available. - avoid lifting heavyweight/ acute forward bending in mornings etc we will observe you for next 2-3 weeks how you respond to this conservative management protocol. If you are not feeling better, then we will have to get some investigations like, dynamic x rays of lower back and few blood tests for evaluation. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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My age is 37 years I am having multiple pain in bones. Previously I had tennis elbow now I m having pain in my shoulder I m not able. To move shoulder knee is also paining. I have done vitamin d test and it came 32. Please help me what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My age is 37 years I am having multiple pain in bones. Previously I had tennis elbow now I m having pain in my should...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Kalmia latifolia 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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My full body joints paining and knees grease gone am 30 only I think it's because of masturbating alot. Pls tell me the treatment and medicine for this and diet chart pls help.

MS Ayurved, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Junagadh
My full body joints paining and knees grease gone am 30 only I think it's because of masturbating alot. Pls tell me t...
Stop masturbations. Have daily 200 ml milk with pure cow ghee consultant me private I will suggest you good medicines.
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Severe back pain unable to sleep and severe head ache too. Suggest me some medication to reduce my pain and to be relaxed.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Severe back pain unable to sleep and severe head ache too. Suggest me some medication to reduce my pain and to be rel...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Belladonna 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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I am male and 25 years old. And I am having back ache since last two month so what should I do?

MBA Hospital management, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mohali
I am male and 25 years old. And I am having back ache since last two month so what should I do?
Kindly improve your posture- sitting @ workplace & at home. Eat proper diet. Do simple back exercise (back extension in prone lying position)
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Sometimes while sleeping there is a very harsh pain in my leg for a while why is it so?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Sometimes while sleeping there is a very harsh pain in my leg for a while why is it so?
Hi looks like you have restless legs syndrome (rls) kindly rule out iron deficiency, diabetes. It can also be due to peripheral neuropathy alcohol and sleep deprivation. Treatment * begin a regular exercise program, *establish a regular sleep patterns, and *eliminating or decreasing the use of caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco, may be helpful. *leg massages *apply hot baths or heating pads or ice packs to the legs do reply for detail treatment plan. Wishing you a good health.
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I am from powai mumbai married and maharashtrian my weight is 85 kg from two weeks I have started walking and running but now I getting pain in my both knees and also I am not able to loose weight because of my upper part of the body i. E from waist please tell me what to do exactly and how to loose weight.

MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Bhilai
Please to loose weight you should keep in mind that your in a process of losing and in that process you have to change your eating habit with exercise like brisk walking and pranayam like kapal bhati and some homeopathic medicines to regulate your weight lose. Thank you.
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I have so pain on my legs during running or on walking. Please suggest me doctor I what to do.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I have so pain on my legs during running or on walking. Please suggest me doctor I what to do.
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Mag phos 200x + Kali mur 200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than inform private online.
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I am a 62 year old man, had a MI in January 2007, got a stent in my LAD in Feb 2007. I have arthritis, ankylosing spondlytis, incontinence, ED, and sugar levels of 93 pre fasting and 250 after a meal. I am trying to get my sugar levels down by diet and exercise. Do let me know if it is possible to get my sugar levels down by diet and exercise.

PGC Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am a 62 year old man, had a MI in January 2007, got a stent in my LAD in Feb 2007. I have arthritis, ankylosing spo...
The levels of blood sugar you are telling look good. But let me know you hba1c level. Some people can control diabetes by diet and exercise. I can guide in detail. Please do a paid consultation.
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I feel itching in my whole leg (specially at the thighs and back side of knee). This makes me very uncomfortable.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I feel itching in my whole leg (specially at the thighs and back side of knee). This makes me very uncomfortable.
You should take sulf. 30 three drops in water empty stomach daily once for three days. Apoky cold pack at night on the itchy are.
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Sir I am 26 year old male I feel tiredness weakness and leg muscles pain my h. B is 12.6 so pls help me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir I am 26 year old male I feel tiredness weakness and leg muscles pain my h. B is 12.6 so pls help me.
Towel hamstring stretch lie on the back, supporting the thigh with the hand or with a towel wrapped around it. Slowly straighten the knee until a stretch is felt in the back of the thigh, trying to get the bottom of the foot to face the ceiling, one leg at a time. Hold the position initially for 10 seconds, and gradually work up to 20 to 30 seconds. Seated hamstring stretch while sitting at the edge of a chair, straighten one leg in front of the body with the heel on the floor. Then, sit up straight and try pushing the navel towards the thigh without leaning the trunk of the body forwards. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds repeat 3 times for each leg.
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I am suffering knee problem for 6 months. What kind of do. Solve my problem. please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering knee problem for 6 months. What kind of do. Solve my problem. please help.
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.
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I'm 46 years old and under depression for the last 10 years and taking melzap 2 mg in the morning and Esteem-HD (Alprazolam. 25 with propranolol Hydrochloride I.P.) daily. Now I have waist stiffness and left leg side fingers feel like ants are running over on.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
I'm 46 years old and under depression for the last 10 years and taking melzap 2 mg in the morning and Esteem-HD (Alpr...
Hi your current problems may be due to the side effects of the medicines you are taking. So consult your existing psychiatrist to change the medicines. But a better option would be to consult a clinical psychologist and undergo cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) which can help you to gradually reduce the dosage of medicines and may be bring it to the minimum maintenance dose.
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There is very high pain in my both legs knee. My age 80 years. May I take paracetamol 325 mg and Tramadol 37 mg as pain killers life long.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
There is very high pain in my both legs knee. My age 80 years. May I take paracetamol 325 mg and Tramadol 37 mg as pa...
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 keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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