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Dr. Shikha Shah  - Physiotherapist, Mumbai

Dr. Shikha Shah

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B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Physiotherapist, Mumbai

3 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! My practice is currently based in Canada and can seek enquiries via online consultation. I am looking forward to positively help and ......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! My practice is currently based in Canada and can seek enquiries via online consultation. I am looking forward to positively help and put maximum efforts to heal various disorders and conditions with utmost patience, care and comfort of my clients
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B.P.Th - D.Y.Patil Medical College, Mumbai, India - 2015
Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program - Durham College, Ontario, Canada - 2018
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Gujarati
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Best Junior Physiotherapist at Lifeline Hospital
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Indian Association of Physiotherapists
Maharashtra Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy Council

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My mother is 65 & had recent started complain about a knee pain, she walk good 2-3 kms without any issue, however once she sits down & while getting up her nee pains In addition to this she also is not getting enough hold from her left hand thumb, she is not getting strength by the thumb of her hand and has slight pain, which specialist should I visit, also wat can be the reason for these kind of issue, she does not have any previous medical condition, however take BP tablets daily.

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
My mother is 65 & had recent started complain about a knee pain, she walk good 2-3 kms without any issue, however onc...
Hello lybrate-user, This is a classic knee pain problem been observed in women due to various reasons. It clould be due to low levels of calcium, hormonal changes in the body, post menopause effect in balance of hormones mainly estrogen and other degenerative changes. To start with, you can ask your mother to do some exercises which might be helpful to decrease her knee pain, 1. Apply ice pack on the knee for 15 mins with her legs elevated upto 45 degrees (use 2-3 pillows) 2. Push knee down while sitting or lying in the bed, hold for 5 seconds and relax, do 10 times 3. Avoid sitting cross legged for certaiin days until pain goes down 4. Make her sit on a high raise bed and ask her to move her knee in circles like a pendulum, this will open the joint space in the knee and allow better range and movement for daily activities. Do this 20-25 times anticlockwise and clockwise, also back and forth ** Take regular medicines on time ** Drink milk and eat calcium rich food items. Further questions? Please ask me again, Thank you,
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Hi, Why I have weak core muscles What is the reason of core muscles getting weak. please suggest me.

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi lybrate-user, There are a number of reasons for your weak core muscles in the body, 1. Poor sitting or standing posture being into that for a longer period of time. To correct this, move your back and neck i.e. Stretch out all muscles and bend your back backwards every 1-2 hourly 2. Over the time, you are sustained to this poor posture so your main muscles which should work evenly are getting weak and all your other supporting muscles are taking over the action of your core muscles. For this, you must activate and make your core muscles strong ** Must do this: There is a tiny muscle sitting at the sides of your waist deep down and is weak and suppressing. To activate this, tuck your belly button inside without holding your breath for about 5 seconds and the relax your tummy. Keep practising it for 10-15 times. You will gradually develop your core strength after doing this. You can also do push ups aainst a wall within your comfort levels and chin tucks i.e. Push your neck behind without nodding and bending for 5 seconds and do 15 times. Further questions? Please do not hesitate to ask me again. Thank you.
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Treat Your Own Spine

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Treat Your Own Spine

1. Hydrate your spine by drinking 8-12 glasses of water per day so that the disc between the bones of the spine are well-nourished and moves appropriately.

2. Break your long sitting posture every 1-2 hourly to relieve direct stress on your spine due to daily activities

3. Avoid sitting slouched on a chair and make sure your lower back is well supported with a pillow or a towel roll to maintain the natural curve of our spine

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My mother has been suffering from cervical spondylitis and due to which her several body parts are paining and sometimes suffers from one side body pain. How can it be curable?

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
My mother has been suffering from cervical spondylitis and due to which her several body parts are paining and someti...
Hello. This is due to continous activity of the spine leading to vigourous movements of neck, arms/hand. For initial stages of pain/swelling around the neck, best way to reduce pain is by applying ice pack for about 15 minutes. This reduces swelling whereas hot pack might alo help but it is always temporary. Do some gentle neck movements like touching chin to chest and opposite, turning to the sides along with slow and gentle rotations. Do some quick stretches: bending fingers down with other hand to feel stretch on front of forearm muscles. Do neck strecth- bend neck on side and slightly in the front with other hand fixed on the side of chair. This is the most effective stretch for reducing neck pain Avoid lifting any kind of weight more than 8-10 pounds on the painful side. Continue with your pain medications and remember to break neck posture every 1-2 hourly to avoid further pain and stress on the spine.
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Pain in right buttock and thigh, but also diagnosed with lower back disc. Taking nuflam th8 mg capsule and methylcobalamin 1౦00 mcg injection, but no improvement, no pain while walking or sleeping, but when I sit pain starts in right thigh and buttock.

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Pain in right buttock and thigh, but also diagnosed with lower back disc. Taking nuflam th8 mg capsule and methylcoba...
Best way to deal with your lower back pain is: 1. Tuck your tummy in while standing, walking, sitting and other movements along with continous breathing patterns. This is a natural way to contract core muscle responsible for back support 2. Avoid bending forwards and sitting for a longer time to minimize further stress on back 3. Do hamstring and piriformis muscle stretch (Kindly see on google). Hold for 30 secs- 1 minute 4. Heat pack for 10-15 minutes might give temporary relief. Also, try cold pack after pain subsides 5. Always support your lower back with a roll, towel or pillow around it for appropriate support Feel free to ask further questions Thank you.
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I am 31 year old. Married in Jan 2017. I was diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis in 2012. I did not find it necessary to tell my in laws about it. My disease is very mild. I am a doctor i work for 12 hrs a day. No problem in my day to day life. At present little pain. Just mildly increased kyphosis of my dorsal spine present. It was present before marriage also. My in laws now complaining that I cheated them. I told my wife about it. Now they are creating a lot of problem. Saying its a very serious disease. Their daughters life is ruined etc. They have consulted doctors who said 50 % of my child will have this this. I will have spinal fracture. Every extreme condition of my this which can or cannot happen. Kindly advise so that I can show your opinion to my in laws. My wife is 4 month pregnant. And they are creating all this trouble.

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 31 year old. Married in Jan 2017. I was diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis in 2012. I did not find it necessa...
Always take care of your spine and never avoid your problem. It is a progressive disease. All you need to do is exercises for your entire spine 1. Lie flat on your back and place two regular rounded towels exactly under your curved spine where there is kyphosis. Do regular breathing cycles for 5-10 minutes. This is a correction for kyphosis. 2. Lie on your stomach with pillow under the hip (must). Raise left arm 10 times and right arm 10 times. Continue the same exercise for both the legs. 3. If you are a swimmer then start swimming as an exercise for 30 minutes. Water properties have proven the best for treating AS. Feel free to ask further questions.
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Hello Doctor, I am facing a problem from past few days. I am facing very hard back pain whenever I wake up in the morning. I don't know why this happening. Can you help out me in this. Thanks.

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hello Doctor, I am facing a problem from past few days. I am facing very hard back pain whenever I wake up in the mor...
The very first thing to be done when you wake up in the morning is to bend your back backwards. This corrects your posture since you are in a bent posture whole night. Hydrate yourself with 10-12 glasses of water per day. This is a good nutrition to your stiff and painful back Do some regular stretches like bending sideways, bending backwards Avoid sitting for a longer time and always bend from your knees down to pick up or lift anything from thr floor if needed Feel free to ask further questions.
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I have back pain since last 2 weeks. The pain radiates down to right leg. Pain increases when I sit. What I should do?

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have back pain since last 2 weeks. The pain radiates down to right leg. Pain increases when I sit. What I should do?
For the initial treatment, all you do to relieve back pain is apply hot water bag right on the painful area for 10-15 minutes depending on your heat tolerance. Avoid bending forwards from your back. Forward your leg in front, bend your knee and then try picking up things from the floor (if needed) 1. Tuck your tummy in while standing, walking, sleeping, lifting and doing all household activites to keep yout core engaged 2. Ensure sleeping on left side with right leg bent forwards supported well under sufficient pillows Feel free to ask more questions later Take care.
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Asked: I'm suffering from mild joint pain specially in small joints in fingers. RA factor is positive. Kindly advice.

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Asked: I'm suffering from mild joint pain specially in small joints in fingers. RA factor is positive. Kindly advice.
Hello I would like to mention about some of the ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES (ways to reduce joint stress and reduce pain) which will help to reduce the joint pain in fingers: 1. Must try applying the combination of ICED water and Warm water one at a time for about 10-15 minutes. Place both the hands in warm water first for 10 minutes followed by iced water for 3 minutes and end with warm water immersion again for 10-15 minutes. This will reduce pain and relax painful muscles around small joints in fingers. 2. Make use of larger joints around the wrist instead of using small finger joints. Examples: lifting bags with both the hands and keeping close to the body, opening the door knob using all the fingers around the knob 3. Open and close fingers, bend all fingers backwards only till the point of pain. Can do this for 5-10 times with gentle speed in a day. Preferably early morning to avoid stiffness and more pain 4. Squeeze all your fingers on a towel within the painful limits. Perform 3-5 times initially and after pain subsides, continue for 6-10 times. Feel free to ask questions later on. Take care.
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Now i am getting so much of back pain before it was less n need it's increased .I have disc pain problem i'm not able walk for longer time and i'm not able carry much weight. N I got bubbles inside my body what is solution for this?

B.P.Th, Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Now i am getting so much of back pain before it was less n need it's increased .I have disc pain problem i'm not able...
Hello. You probably want to avoid the following things first come first: a. Avoid liftiing very heavy weights. Use proper lifting technique if needed to carry weights: Squat down and bend from your knees instead from your back directly b. Always keep things close to your body while lifting even if it is light weighted or heavy weighted For your back, you want to stop sitting crossed legs on the floor and sitting on a chair for a longer time. This increases your back pain because your body tends to bend forwards. This is a strict no for that pain. Try tucking your tummy inside, without holding your breadth (5-10% contraction) while walking, sitting, standing, getting up from the bed in the morning and turning sides on the bed While sleeping, preferable position to lie down is on your either sides or on your stomach. Keep a pillow between your legs, below the knees and keep one pillow under your stomach if you are lying on your tummy. Also, avoid bending forwards for a while. If your pain reduces then continue doing the same things further. Takecare. Thank you.
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