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Dr. Aparna Pradhan - Physiotherapist, Pune

Dr. Aparna Pradhan

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Physiotherapist, Pune

12 Years Experience  ·  650 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Aparna Pradhan 87% (89 ratings) BPTh/BPT, MPT Physiotherapist, Pune
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Dr. Aparna Pradhan is an experienced Physiotherapist in Kalyani Nagar, Pune. She has helped numerous patients in her 12 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. She is a qualified BPTh/BPT, MPT . You can meet Dr. Aparna Pradhan personally at Acme Physiotherapy Clinic in Kalyani Nagar, Pune. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Aparna Pradhan on has a number of highly qualified Physiotherapists in India. You will find Physiotherapists with more than 28 years of experience on You can find Physiotherapists online in Pune and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


BPTh/BPT - Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Pune - 2006
MPT - Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune - 2009
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Indian association of physiotherapy


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There is pain and hardness in the achilles tendon in my left ankle. Kindly suggest appropriate treatment.

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Please visit a good physiotherapist. They may give you some stretching and ultrasound which can heal you better. Check your footwear they shouldn't be tight.
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Repetitive Strain Injury: What Is It?

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Repetitive Strain Injury: What Is It?

Repetitive strain injury is most commonly an occupational health hazard. The term repetitive strain injury (RSI) is used to describe a range of painful conditions of the muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a condition where pain and other symptoms occur in an area of the body which has done repetitive tasks (often the arms or hands). It is usually related to an occupation and is one of the most common work injuries, but leisure activities can also be a cause. Unlike a normal strain following a sudden injury, symptoms of RSI can persist well beyond the time it would take symptoms of normal strain injuries to ease.

What Causes Repetitive Strain Injury?

  • Poor posture while performing repetitive movements

  • Excessive force while performing repetitive movements

  • Not having enough breaks 

    Symptoms in the affected area can include:

  • Pain

  • Tightness

  • Dull ache

  • Throbbing

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Weakness

  • Cramping

  • Stiffness

The symptoms tend to develop gradually. At first the symptoms may only occur whilst you do the repetitive task, and ease off when you rest. In time the symptoms can be present all the time – but tend to be madeworse by doing the repetitive task. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.

What Can Recovery Physio Do To Help You With RSI?

Early intervention is very important with RSI, and it is best to address these problems within 2 months of the first sign of symptoms.

  • Muscle stretches

  • Strengthening exercises

  • Gentle joint manipulation to free the affected joints

  • Electrotherapy and/or acupuncture to help relieve the pain

Back Pain: Is It Slip Disc? How Can Physiotherapy Help?

Physiotherapist, Pune
Back Pain: Is It Slip Disc? How Can Physiotherapy Help?

Physiotherapy heals gently and slowly.No medication / non surgical way of treating spine 

What causes a slip (herniated) disc?

Violent injury or the normal aging process or by everyday activities- lifting heavy objects the wrong way, stretching too hard during a sports activity, commonly happens in neck (cervical spine) or lower back (lumbar spine).

How can physiotherapy reduce pain and disc pressure? 

To know how does physiotherapy helps first we need know about the occurrence of events at spine after prolapsed disc.

Whenever disc herniation occurs muscles try to protect slip of the disc as a result there is sudden muscles spasm because of which there sudden onset of pain and slipped disc also causes lot of inflammation when it presses surrounding ligaments and vessels. Situation worsens when person tries to move with stiff back more pain results due to wrong movement of muscle.

If pain killers are taken then till an extent they help to reduce inflammation and spasm, but prolapsed disc is mechanical problem. Compression on ligaments and occlusion of blood vessel persists. Pain comes back on stopping pain killers.

Physiotherapy works on the disc compression by correcting the alignment (posture). With manual therapy (mobilization) and electrotherapy instruments compression and pain reduces.

For, exercises are prescribed in opposite direction of disc compression so further compression can be reduced and strong muscles can support the spine inefficient way. Physical therapy works on the cause of the pain, not just suppresses it.

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Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis

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Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is inflammation of the tendons that extend the hand backward and away from the palm.

Factors that increase having- 

1-weak shoulder and forearm muscles.

2-playing with a racket that is too tightly strung

3-too short, hitting the ball off center on the racket (out of the sweet spot)

4-hitting heavy, wet balls.
Hitting backhanded and allowing the wrist to bend increase the chance of developing lateral epicondylitis.

Treatment -

1-ice is applied to the outer elbow, and exercises that cause pain are avoided.

2- use of a tennis elbow brace (usually for a few weeks as per your physio's advice) can be beneficial. 

3 - ultrasound if swelling visible, tens is also very helpful in combination with ultra sound.

4- as pain decreases, elbow and wrist flexibility and strengthening exercises can be started.

In addition to this conventional treatment of physiotherapy our clinic also has shockwave therapy. One sitting treatment. 

Can Physiotherapy Help Balancing Hormone?

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Can Physiotherapy Help Balancing Hormone?

Hormones such as oestrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin are extremely important chemical messengers. The entire endocrine system works together to control the level of hormones circulating throughout body is slightly imbalanced it can cause widespread, major health problems.

Some specific problems associated with some of the most common hormonal imbalances include:

Estrogen dominance: Changes in sleep patterns, changes in weight and appetite, higher perceived stress, slowed metabolism polycystic 

Ovarian syndrome (pcos): Infertility, weight gain, higher risk for diabetes, acne, abnormal hair growth

Low estrogen: Low sex drive, reproductive problems, menstrual irregularity, changes in mood hypothyroidism: slowed metabolism, weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, digestive issues, irregular periods

Low testosterone: Erectile dysfunction, muscle loss, weight gain, fatigue, mood-related problems

Hyperthyroidism and grave’s disease: Anxiety, thinning hair, weight loss, ibs, trouble sleeping, irregular heartbeats

Diabetes: Weight gain, nerve damage (neuropathy), higher risk for vision loss, fatigue, trouble breathing, dry mouth, skin problems

Adrenal fatigue: Fatigue, muscle aches and pains, anxiety and depression, trouble sleeping, brain fog, reproductive problems here are three main tools to help achieve this enjoyable state of being: breathing exercises, quiet self-reflection, and exercise.

First, it should be understood that exercise is like medicine and is very specific for each person &most accessible tool for most people.

Effects of exercise on endocrine system - 

During exercise, the pituitary gland releases human growth hormone, which tells the body to increase bone, muscle and tissue production & thyroid gland sends out hormones that regulate the body's temperature, heart rate and blood pressure.

Exercises for the growth of hormone, bone, muscle tissue production and metabolic rate

Heavy weightlifting, stimulates the release of luteinizing hormone in brain which triggers testosterone production, also stimulates the release of thyroxine from thyroid gland. Testosterone and thyroxine speed up your metabolism so one can lose weight.

Exercise for luteinizing hormone, testosterone, thyroxine and weight reduction

Blood sugar insulin, a hormone transports blood sugar to muscles for energy. Excessive insulin reduces sensitivity to insulin & leads to diabetes. Exercise increases insulin sensitivity by its uptake by muscles. Blood insulin decreases after 10 minutes of aerobic exercise, and weight training increases sensitivity to insulin at rest.

Blood flow: Adrenal medulla releases epinephrine during exercise level increase at higher exercise intensities. This hormone controls amount of blood that heart pumps, also enhances ability to use muscles during exercise by widening blood vessels and muscles get more oxygen-rich blood.

Thyroxine hormone: Increases during exercise which increases amount of blood in body by about 30 %, and secretions might remain elevated for around five hours 

Psychological effects: Works as anti-depressant, exercise-induced testosterone might increase confidence and libido. Low testosterone levels might inhibit your motivation, self-confidence, concentration, memory.

Your pituitary gland produces endorphin (happy hormone) levels shortly after exercise begins. 

Activities for hormone health

Reduce sitting time: Most of us sit for far too long, but it just takes a few habit changes to make it less damaging to our health (and hormones)

Walk and talk: Instead of coffee shop meet up, arrange a walking meeting mobile walk with it set an alarm phone or computer to get up and take a quick break.

Find what kind of exercise and how much of it is best for maintaining a healthy hormone balance.

Free gym: Stairs, park, squats while you are watching tv walking out improves mood and feeling calmer.

HIIT: High intensity interval training (or ‘burst’ training) has been shown to burn fat more effectively than aerobic exercise. Good for strengthening lungs and heart, raises human growth hormone (hgh), the hormone, abundant when we are young, declines rapidly as we age. Improves insulin sensitivity, a great result for waistline and risk of serious disease.

Ask for metabolic aftershock programme to your physio :

Resistance and weights: Muscle mass declines with aging (at a rapid rate if no strength training done ever). The more muscle we have the more calories are burnt, day and night, reducing fat stores. High cortisol has a negative effect on muscle mass, so building muscle is really important if you’re over stressed. Not necessary to go to gym! weight training at home will helps. Fat / muscle ratio is what we are aiming to improve (note- you may not see weight loss if you are increasing muscle to fat).

Strength training also lowers risk of osteoporosis, especially at menopause.

Yoga and pilates- They improve flexibility, strength, posture, stress & mood. It’s the ultimate anti-ageing exercise! when one does yoga, focusing on the pose it is impossible to think about anything else, plus strengthening body at the same time is a great thing to do.

Relaxation technique- Stress, be it physical, emotional or environmental, can threaten a body's homeostasis. Certain endocrine glands secrete hormones that help the body respond to stress, but the function is meant to be short term. Extended secretion may weaken the body's defences, leaving room for infection, or even result in high blood pressure or a lack of cortisol and other steroid hormones. Long-term, this lack can lead to organ damage and even failure· 

Relaxation methods can include meditation activities such as walking, painting or knitting · anything calm and repetitive or focusing for a few minutes on breathing deeply or finding a quiet place to lie down and calm your heart beat. 

Sleep and hormone- Sleep is a good way to relax and calm down brain.

The amount of sleep you need to function best varies among individuals,

Adults -7 to 9 hr

Teens- 8.5 to 9.25 hr

Children- 5 to 10 - 10 to 11 hr

Preschoolchildren - 11 to 13 hr

Toddlersages 1 to 3 -12 to 14 hr

Infants- 14to 15 hrnew born -12 to 18 hr

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Going For A Run - Things You Must Be Cautious About!

Physiotherapist, Pune
Going For A Run - Things You Must Be Cautious About!

Running is proven to be one of the most efficient forms of exercise as it has a ton of benefits attached to it. For instance, running helps you in maintaining your body weight by cutting down that unwanted or extra body fat, and helps in keeping you slim and trim. It also aids in improving your metabolism. Regular exercising will keep you energised, and increase your stamina.

Before starting with this physical activity, there are certain things you should know about. These are:

  1. Be patient: Patience is key! Now, we all know that that nothing can change in a day. You won't notice any signs of improvement on the first day. So, the best thing to do is work out every single day with dedication, and you'll notice the results in a month or so.
  2. Be Comfortable: It is very necessary to feel comfortable before you start your exercise. If you are going to run with your high heels or slippers on, it's never going to work out. So, it is very important to dress in your most comfortable attire before you start running.
  3. Eat well: A healthy diet packed with all the essential nutrients is an absolute must if you plan to take up running as a regular exercise. Do not starve yourself at any cost or skip any meal. Running will take up a lot of your energy and a healthy diet is a must if you intend on being fit and strong.
  4. Drink lots of water: It is very essential to drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Pro tip: Gulp down some water after your run, as we tend to lose water and minerals from our body in the form of sweat.
  5. Run with music on: Recent studies have proven that running with music on is the better alternative. Music helps us focus more on our goal and also helps us stay calm.
  6. Consistency: You have to be consistent in your workout and only then will you be able to notice a significant change in your health. Running at least once a day is recommended. Some people tend to run twice a day too, but that depends from person to person. Do not burden yourself too much. Running is an exhausting exercise and you should not force your body too much.
  7. Calm your body and mind: Running or jogging in the morning can have a positive impact on you as it reduces stress and keeps you calm and sound throughout the day. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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My brother he is 8+ year old recently doctor think that he is facing with Duchenne muscular dystrophy problem but his genetic report is not come till now and also his ECG report is normal but he fill difficulty to climb the stair and also when you say to stand up without touching your toes. Is DMD treatment is possible? Is there any risk of his life and if treatment is possible in India than how much cost it appears.

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My brother he is 8+ year old recently doctor think that he is facing with Duchenne muscular dystrophy problem but his...
Let report come. DMD diagnosis completely depends on genetic testing. Till now no cure but we can improve his quality of life with Physiotherapy. DMD Child if becomes immobilized then secondary complication occur. So ask professional help.
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I am told that one should not sit in cross-legged position as it may cause pain in the knee joints. However, in India most people sit in cross legged for prayer, puja and the like, and for prolonged periods ranging from half an hour to even 2-3 hours. In Yoga, this popular posture is called Padmasana and is commended for physical fitness. Ortho, Ayurveda, Homeo, Siddha, Tibetan and Unani experts may however enlighten properly.

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I am told that one should not sit in cross-legged position as it may cause pain in the knee joints. However, in India...
Yes! There is lot of stress on knee joint when you sit cross leg. If you have knee pain and you want to prevent your self from further damage follow instructions, take chair and pray. Keep doing yoga but upper body ,breathing and ask your physio for special Exs designed for knee. Best of luck.
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I'm Ajay my age 23 and my weight 56 so some time pains in two legs below knee that means shin place so help me for how relive pain.

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I'm Ajay my age 23 and my weight 56 so some time pains in two legs below knee that means shin place so help me for ho...
You have shin spints- Shin splints are pain in the lower leg, on the front, outside, or inside of the leg. Often, the pain starts as the exercise begins, gradually gets better as the session continues, then gets worse again after exercising is complete. Taping, dry Needling, soleus and T.A Streching, strengthening of dorsiflexor will help you a lot .Ask your physio for the same treatment.
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