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Dr. Afjal Shaik

Physiotherapist, Pune

200 at clinic
Dr. Afjal Shaik Physiotherapist, Pune
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I have a back pain from last 2 years, since when I am using the car. I have do many things about that but I didn't feel better, what can I do for that suggest me.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a back pain from last 2 years, since when I am using the car. I have do many things about that but I didn't fe...
tk soft pillow for back support. tk physiotherapy treatment for few days. posture correction must. stretching exercises of spine and legs
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I have pain in my thighs from last week after running. Can you give any suggestion on this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have pain in my thighs from last week after running. Can you give any suggestion on this.
Hi, 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. And wrap crepe bandage over it. Get back to me thereafter.
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Joint Pain Due to Hypothyroidism - Know How You Can Manage it!

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Joint Pain Due to Hypothyroidism - Know How You Can Manage it!

The body is controlled by chemicals known as hormones. These are produced in minute quantities by minute organs, but have great control on almost all body functions. There are different hormones, each determining different functions like how tall a person will grow, how strong the bones will be, how well a person can react to stress and the reproductive ages. There is also a master gland called the pituitary which is situated somewhere deep in the brain, which controls all these organs. Small variations in the amount of these chemicals in the body produce significant effect on their respective control organ.

Thyroid is one such major gland, which produces a hormone called thyroxine or T4 as it is commonly called. This controls metabolism and emotional health to a large extent. Reduced amounts of T4 is very common in women, and with altered metabolism, there is increased musculoskeletal pain in various joints.

Here are some of the best ways to reduce Joint Pain from Hypothyroidism:

  1. Step Up to Low-Impact Aerobics: Twenty to 60 minutes of near-daily aerobics — really any exercise that gets your heart pumping — can help speed up your metabolism and counter weight gain, a common hypothyroidism symptom and a contributor to joint pain. But if you have joint or knee pain, choose low-impact aerobics. Swimming is the ideal low-impact aerobic exercise — the water buoys your body and cushions joints.
  2. Strengthen Your Muscles: Strength- or weight-training exercises build muscle mass, which uses more calories than fat even at rest. That promotes weight loss and can ease the strain on your joints. Stronger muscles also directly help protect nearby joints. For example, strengthening exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg lifts develop the muscles that support the knees. Start slow with 15 repetitions of each exercise. Then build up to three sets of 15 reps each.
  3. Get Plenty of Sleep: Sleep is the time for muscles and joints to recover. If you're not sleeping well, you are not recovering as fast as you could be. What's more, when you're sleep deprived, you're likely to crave junk and comfort foods that can contribute to weight gain, which adds stress to your joints and increases joint pain. Aim for seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night.
  4. Stick to a Healthy Diet: Replace the junk food that can lead to weight gain with choices that enhance your health. For example, add fatty fish to your diet. It's a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, known to decrease inflammation, which may be contributing to your muscle and joint pain. Coldwater fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna have some the highest amounts of omega-3s. Also be sure to get lots of fresh fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants, which may counter inflammation, too.
  5. Practice Yoga: Yoga poses are a great way to provide relief for joint pain while also increasing flexibility. For shoulder pain, look for poses that open your chest, like this simple pose: Sit with your feet flat on the floor. As you inhale, stretch your arms over your head. Clasp your hands together over your head and then turn your palms up toward the ceiling. Drop your shoulders and straighten up as if pushing through your head. Hold for 30 seconds. Release your hands, bringing them down behind you. Next, clasp your hands behind your back and lift your arms. Hold for another 30 seconds.
  6. Don't Let Fatigue Win: Fatigue is one of the most common hypothyroidism symptoms. Even though you might feel listless, you'll benefit from exercise because it will rev your metabolism and help you maintain flexibility despite muscle and joint pain. If you're too exhausted to complete a full exercise routine, break it up into several short bouts — even 10 minutes done three times a day will be effective. Also, stretching and relaxation exercises within two hours of bedtime may help you sleep better.
  7. Meditate for Stress Relief: Having a chronic condition such as hypothyroidism can be stressful, and that stress can actually contribute to pain and tension. That's why it's important to find ways to reduce stress, such as the practice of mindfulness meditation. This form of meditation teaches you how to distract yourself from what's bothering you by refocusing your attention, often on your own breathing. 

Thyroid hormones help all your organs work well. They control how your body uses food for energy.

What Do Thyroids Do

Thyroid hormones affect your metabolism rate, which means how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other parts of your body work. If your body works too fast or too slowly, you won’t feel well. For example, if you don’t have enough thyroid hormone, you might feel tired and cold. Or, if you have too much thyroid hormone, you might feel nervous, jumpy, and warm.

What hormones does my thyroid gland produce?

The thyroid gland produces thyroxine (T4), which is a relatively inactive prohormone and lower amounts of the active hormone, triiodothyronine (T3). Collectively, T3 and T4 are referred to as the thyroid hormones. Twenty percent of the body’s triiodothyronine is made by the thyroid gland; the other 80% comes from thyroxine converted by organs such as the liver or kidneys.

The thyroid gland also produces calcitonin from cells called C-cells. Calcitonin is understood to play a role in regulating calcium levels in the body, but its exact function in humans remains unclear. Thyroid hormone is one such chemical which has effect on all organs of the body including the joints. Vague pains may be due to thyroid disorders. They are easy to manage with treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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I am 58 year old and suffering from back ache since more than last two years. Please advise me how to overcome from this ailing?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 58 year old and suffering from back ache since more than last two years. Please advise me how to overcome from t...
Kindly show me photograph of the affected part. 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. 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 could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days, then contact me again.
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I am 23 years and I usually sleep late in the night at wakes up late in the morning and whenever I wake up I have this pain in my lower back. Can you tell me to come over this?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I am 23 years and I usually sleep late in the night at wakes up late in the morning and whenever I wake up I have thi...
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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Hi sir/madam I am 25 years old and I am suffering from gatiya bai from last 3 month I want to know the best treatment of gatiya bai ?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Hi sir/madam I am 25 years old and I am suffering from gatiya bai from last 3 month I want to know the best treatment...
I think you are talking about pain in any joint, which you did`nt describe. I strongly advice you to consult any orthopaedic or a physiotherapist. Who can better diagnosed you.
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I am 21 years old male and I have pain in my back of neck. Once used neck band also but nothing happened.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 21 years old male and I have pain in my back of neck. Once used neck band also but nothing happened.
Avoid long sitting and toward bending. Do stretch your full spine. Tk heat fermentation twice a day.
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Hi I had a baby in nov 2014 by c section. And from last 2 months having severe knee pain and back ache when I get up in the morning. I feel really week and tired all the time.

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Amravati
Hello . Congratulation to be blessed with baby. Don't worry. Its very common after delivery. Just get your routine checkups done. And pls don't take too much medicines for the same. It may harm your baby. Use topical medicines only if possible. Like oxalgin gel.
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I am a 29yr old male and have backache & headache for last 3 years in regular. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am a 29yr old male and have backache & headache for last 3 years in regular. What should I do?
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem kindly follow advises given below: you can take: 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis Consult physician for further management
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I am 45 years old and suffer from backache early morning before getting up from bed. Why is it so?

DPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
This might be due to your bed and mattress that you are using sleep on a wooden plinth bed & a foam mattress on it.
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I am a 26 year old male, weighing 108kgs. For the past two months, I have been experiencing severe pain in my knee joint. I have tried several painkillers but none seem to work. What remedy do you suggest?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
I am a 26 year old male, weighing 108kgs. For the past two months, I have been experiencing severe pain in my knee jo...
your weight seems to be the culprit. reduce your weight. Try quadriceps strengthening exercises. Ice packs. If the pain persists then visit an ortho surgeon
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Having a backache for last 6 years. It comes suddenly when I stand or sit for 4 to5 hrs continuously.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Having a backache for last 6 years. It comes suddenly when I stand or sit for 4 to5 hrs continuously.
According your age x-ray must. Avoid long sitting tk soft pillow for back support. Do stretching exercise in daily routine. And hot fermentation with rest time.
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Hi I have to sit 9 hours on chair for office work. please suggest some tips to keep body and back bone fit.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi I have to sit 9 hours on chair for office work. please suggest some tips to keep body and back bone fit.
Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana -- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
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I am. 23 years boy and I am having pain in my knees from last 3 months, It is harming my work as well as my social life. Its been almost 3 months I am not moving out with my friends because of my this issue. Need assistance please help.

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I am. 23 years boy and I am having pain in my knees from last 3 months, It is harming my work as well as my social li...
Hello physiotherapy is the best treatment for this condition. There are many reasons for this type of pain- 1. Overuse of muscles, 2. Deficiency of vitamin d3 or calcium, or lack of water in the body, 3. Postural stress, 4. Muscle strain, etc. Please send me all investigation reports if available. I can help you by providing correct ergonomic and physiotherapeutic tips. Till then you can follow these advises:- 1. Take calcium supplements and sun bath daily to prevent further damage to your joints. 2. Avoid heavy lifting. 3. Avoid squatting, cross leg sitting and weight bearing activities. 4. Use western toilet. 5. Wear shock absorbing, good quality of shoes while walking. 6. Keep roll of a towel under your knees while sleeping. 7. Perform some gentle exercises and stretching of your all joints before getting out of your bed. 8. Walk straight with shoulder protracted. 9. Perform deep breathing exercises or yoga for proper functioning of lungs. Thanks. Wish you happy and pain free life.
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Meri kamar me dard hai 8 months se bahut pareshan hu kya karu gas bhi bahut banti hai x ray, ultrasound sab normal hai kidney ke side dard hota dono side kabhi kabhi saas lene me bhi taklif hoti hai.

MS Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Panchkula
Meri kamar me dard hai 8 months se bahut pareshan hu kya karu gas bhi bahut banti hai x ray, ultrasound sab normal ha...
Ek Hafte ke liye avoid milk products like Dahi Lassi Paneer to tame down Uric acid formation. Pet bharke khana nahi khao
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I am 22 years old male having issues with my back bone. I can not lift any weight like 25-25kg. What would be the issue here?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 22 years old male having issues with my back bone. I can not lift any weight like 25-25kg. What would be the iss...
Do you feel back pain while lifting heavy weight? then you need to strengthen your back and core muscles. Here are some tips for how to handle your back pain: -stop normal physical activity for the first few days. This will help relieve your symptoms and reduce any swelling in the area of the pain. -apply heat or ice to the painful area. One good method is to use ice for the first 48 to 72 hours, and then use heat. Take pain relievers medicine. --while sleeping, try lying in a curled-up, fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you usually sleep on your back, place a pillow or rolled towel under your knees to relieve pressure. -find a mattress with back support. A good mattress should provide support for the natural curves and alignment of the spine. Medium-firm mattresses usually provide more back pain relief than firm mattresses. -do not perform activities that involve heavy lifting or twisting of your back for the first 6 weeks after the pain begins. -avoid bending forward and sitting in a place for long time -stretching and strengthening exercises are important. But, starting these exercises too soon after an injury can make your pain worse. -some physiotherapy treatment like ift current can give you some relief.
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I feel pain in knees, while walking, sleeping, running and sitting. Kindly suggest me some medicines so that I can feel relax.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I feel pain in knees, while walking, sleeping, running and sitting. Kindly suggest me some medicines so that I can fe...
Hi, Apply Bakson’s Rheum Aid oil gently (2-3 times a day) and take orally Bakson’s Rheum-Aid syrup/ 1 tablespoon thrice daily. Also, increase your dietary intake of calcium which is present in green leafy vegetables, milk, milk products, sea food, white legumes, dried fig, black-eyed peas, almonds, oranges, seasame seeds. And vitamin D which is essential for absorption of calcium in our body and is synthesized naturally after getting exposed to sunlight, so early morning sunlight for 10-15min. 2-3 times a day is mandatory. Apart from this, do walk daily along with physiotherapy will also help you.
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I am 45 years old male. I have backache for the last 2 years. I have tried orthopaedic surgeon's x-ray and medicines. Now the neurologist has suggested to get mri of lumber thoracic cervical spine. Please advise me further line for treatment.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Confirm by x-rays of cervical spine & ls spine ap & lat. Views no pillow under the head during sleep. Do neck & shoulder exercises. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind)1tab odx10days paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Contact me again once you get the x ray reports.
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Whenever I physical with my wife then always she has heavy pain in bottom side. What should I do.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Whenever I physical with my wife then always she has heavy pain in bottom side. What should I do.
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment. 2. Learn spinal exercises. 3. Use lumber spine belt. 4. Don't sit on floor. 5. Don't lift heavy things. 6. Don't do forward bending. 7. Take calcium, vitamin D 3 and Methylcobalmine supplement for one month minimum
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