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Dr. Nikam

Orthopedist, Pune

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Dr. Nikam is an experienced Orthopedist in Shirur, Pune. Doctor is currently associated with Durvankur hospital in Shirur, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nikam on Lybrate.com.

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Hello, My wife met with an accident in jan 2015, got some scratches on her face and knee got admitted into hospital for one day, after her right arm was paining she was unable to lift her hand also, they took X-ray and told that no bone fractures. Day by day the arm pain was becoming more, after 15 days doctor suggested us a MRI scan in which it was reported tendon tear and suggested for surgery in march she had undergone the surgery and was recovering, same time she had the pain in her left knee also and after that doctor suggested for MRI scan for her left knee and then it was a ligament tear and undergone a surgery for that also in June 2015, with the grace of god she was recovering from that also the right knee started paining since from jan 2016 they suggested some tablets and also suggested for physiotherapy, even after that also nothing was improved again early this month they have suggested for MRI scan to right knee and as I said the report was that and again they are suggesting for another surgery we are totally confused what to do now, please help me we really do not want to get the surgery to be done if there is any alternate medication please let us know.

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Indore
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My wife met with an accident in jan 2015, got some scratches on her face and knee got admitted into hospital f...
Dear Sathyanarayan, Namaskar, I believe that You have now understood that MRIs have been decisive for the line of treatment in shoulder and the Left knee... I too can give you a scientific guidance only upon seeing the MRI report of the Right knee and the films as well.If you can send me..... Take care
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If surgery is neccessary for acl ligament high grade tear. If s have any suggestion for without surgery.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Some common home care techniques for knee pain that control inflammation and help to break the inflammatory cycle are protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation, I can prescribe a detailed treatment plan. Do reply back for medications. Being also a general physician, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary tips taking into account patient preferences.
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I have suffering from leg pain from 1 month what medicine I take and what should I do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have suffering from leg pain from 1 month what medicine I take and what should I do.
Instead of reaching for the medicine first know what is the cause... as taking medicines blindly is bad for your health and pocket both... Better consult with full details... so that a proper medicine with proper diagnosis can be prescribed.. Till then you may take homoeopathic medicine Calc Phos 6X tds...
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13 Myths About Total Knee Replacement (TKR), Busted!

M.CH. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
13 Myths About Total Knee Replacement (TKR), Busted!
Myths about Total Knee Replacement

Myth#1 - Knee replacement is a surgery for old people. “I’m too young for a knee replacement.”
Fact - Candidacy for a knee replacement is not based on age, but on the person’s level of pain and immobility. Living with a painful joint that prohibits you from working or participating in normal life activities is an outdated way of thinking. Age is not necessarily a limiting factor. Often times, a patient is actually fearful about the uncertainty of surgery. Once they are able to resume many of the activities they enjoyed before the surgery, with increased mobility and with less pain, they are very happy they had the surgery. The quality of life one achieves by living without knee pain is priceless.

Myth#2 - “I should wait as long as possible to undergo knee replacement surgery”
Fact - You don't need to suffer by waiting until the pain is intolerable. The longer life of joint replacements enables people to consider surgery earlier and at a younger age. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that continues to damage the joint and delaying surgery makes both surgery and return to activity more difficult. Delaying surgery lowers a patients’ quality of life not only before the operation, but even for up to two years following surgery.

Myth#3 - “I should continue with medications as long as possible”
Fact - Medicines including painkillers just give symptomatic relief for a temporary duration and prolonged usage is riddled with serious side effects such as renal failure, peptic ulceration etc. All these medicines are NOT curable.

Myth#4 - Alternative therapies such as acupressure, ozone treatment, massage beds, oils, laser therapy, magnetic therapy; braces will cure my advanced arthritis and knee pain.
Fact - Till date there is NO cure for advanced knee arthritis and these alternate therapies are not backed by established scientific data. All these modalities give temporary pain relief in early to moderate arthritis for some duration only and are NOT curative. Often times, a patient who is actually fearful about the uncertainty of surgery lands up trying these in order to avoid surgery.

Myth#5 - After a knee replacement, it takes months to recover.
Fact - Depending on the activity, most patients who undergo knee replacement are able to perform routine tasks within a few weeks. A return to rigorous activity takes only a few months. One becomes independent for himself before discharge from hospital. There’s no prolonged best rest required after the surgery.


Myth#6 - After knee replacement, I’ll have to give up some activities and sports.
Fact - You have a high probability of getting back to activities like brisk walking or cycling in 6 to 12 weeks. It will take a bit longer to return to more rigorous activities and contact sports. Squatting and sitting cross legged though possible but at best should be kept to minimal.

Myth#7 - Knee replacement surgery leaves a large scar that is noticeable.
Fact - Scarring is minimal compared to traditional surgery. In fact, the scar is typically only 3 to 5 inches long. As time passes, the scar will fade and become less noticeable.

Myth#8 - Knee replacement is a very painful surgery. There is lots of pain in post operative period.
Fact - With modern day pain management such as in a multimodal approach, ensures that the patient does not feel any pain in post op period and has a smooth recovery.

Myth#9 - Knee replacement is done one at a time.
Fact - Both the knees can be operated at the same time if the patient does not have significant co morbidities and is deemed fit to undergo the procedure by the doctor.

Myth#10 - The new knee lasts for 5-6 yrs. only.
Fact - With modern day precision including computer assisted knee replacement and advancement in biomaterials, the survivorship has increased considerably. Today's joint replacements last 25 years or longer and, for most people, will last a lifetime.

Myth#11 - Knee replacement cannot be done a second time.
Fact - Knee replacement can be done multiple times what is called as a revision joint replacement surgery with good survivorship.

Myth#12 - “I am obese, I cannot undergo Knee replacement surgery.”
Fact - Knee replacement can be successfully done in an obese patient though the recovery is somewhat prolonged and might require additional implants. However, patients who are morbidly obese and have restricted mobility primarily due to obesity are better off after a bariatric procedure.

Myth#13 “I have diabetes or hypertension or heart ailment, so I cannot undergo Knee replacement surgery.”
Fact - diabetes hypertension or heart.



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I am a 33 year old man, I had a accident and my humorous mid shaft was broken, it is not joining, had the 2nd operation.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me x rays of your shoulder & arm. rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Do hot fomentation any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. Do neck & shoulder exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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When pain management doesn't help, what are other alternatives for back pain due to bluged discs and arthritis?

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
When pain management doesn't help, what are other alternatives for back pain due to bluged discs and arthritis?
It depends upon patient complaints, Clinical examination and MRI findings. There are options like complete bed rest, Physiotherapy, Injection or surgery.
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I am a 25 years boy I am experiencing a pain in my back side of the neck And also I have done my color Doppler of my testes and found I have hernia since four months So I required a suggestion what to do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Permanent treatment of hernia is Surgical repair so consult good Surgeon and for neck pain Kindly follow advises given below 1.Avoid using computers continuously, take rest for 5 min after working for half an hour 2. In pain free interval do neck exercise (kindly learn exercise by registered Trainer) 3. you can use thin pillow while sleeping so that normal posture of neck can be maintained 4.Maintain proper posture of body while watching TV/ studying Kindly go for cervical X ray AP and lateral and review with reports Consult Physician for Further Management
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Sir I am 21 years male 6 feel tall and 75 kgs sir from 2 months my left neck is slightly aching from base of the skull to little down and some sensational signals like feeling is often generated from the back to the left head and sometimes my head becomes heavy both the side or just pain in the left side from down to top forehead feels like something is stretched plz help and suggest treatment and necessary precautions thanks sir.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Sir I am 21 years male 6 feel tall and 75 kgs sir from 2 months my left neck is slightly aching from base of the skul...
Follow advises given below 1.Avoid using computers continuously, take rest for 5 min after working for half an hour 2. In pain free interval do neck exercise (kindly learn exercise by registered Trainer) 3. you can use thin pillow while sleeping so that normal posture of neck can be maintained 4.Maintain proper posture of body while watching TV/ studying Get cervical X ray AP and lateral done and review with reports Consult Physician for Further Management
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For the months left hand pain is a heart attack sign? I have a cervical spondylosis in c5-c6? Is it paining because of cervical spondylosis or is it paining because of heart problem?

Physiotherapist, Latur
For the months left hand pain is a heart attack sign? I have a cervical spondylosis in c5-c6? Is it paining because o...
Left shoulder pain is reffered pain for heart problems But paining in left hand is due to cervical spondylosis also as the radiates towards hand both can be the reason but I think its due to neck pain Better get yourself tested for confirming the issue.
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I am 65 years, since 3months suffering with frozen shoulder, first 2 months consulted ortho n took medicine but no relief, then took 20 days physiotherapy. Now also unable lift my hand, if I do small exercise also getting pain. Using hot pack also, no diabetes n bp. Hw long it will be cured ?

Physiotherapist, Amritsar
It is self limiting disease will be over after 9 months. But you can not wait till that. Try cod man pendulum exercise . Control sugar. Hot pack n consult a qualified physiotherapist who know Brian Mulligan's techniques you will get significant relief in single sitting with mulligan's
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My age is 32. I have pain in my muscles around right knee from last few days. I am unable to bend it smoothly. It pains while walking and running. There is no swelling around. Please tell me how to get rid of this. I never had this problem before.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
My age is 32. I have pain in my muscles around right knee from last few days. I am unable to bend it smoothly. It pai...
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contacts your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it doe s not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference?
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I am a patient of diffuse axonal. Injury some months before I could not walk properly now I ride 20 Ko exercise bicycle and now I walk 10 km. A day it’s been 1.5 year of accident now I m. Facing problems in my knee since the accident day could you please tell me would i. Be able to run.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am a patient of diffuse axonal. Injury some months before I could not walk properly now I ride 20 Ko exercise bicyc...
Don" t get more strain in your knee. U can wear the knee brace while on walking. Do not do the running for 2-3 weeks.
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My mother is 70 years old, recently she had a hair line fracture on hand, she had a PLASTER on hand, she is taking heavy dose of pain killer, she got relief for some time but again the pain get started. Also she is having arthritis. Doctor said after 6 week plaster will be remove, so my question is as a arthritis patient she get ok after 6 week, also WHY SHE IS HAVING PAIN WHEN THE plaster IS THEIR. Pl guide me.

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
Hi Since an orthopaedic doctor is caring, after plaster removal, physiotherapy exercises, fomentatiin shall restore movements. Arthritis has to be confirmed for type. Commonly,its osteoarthritis. Your doctor shall assess what medications would be further needed to control it. Do not worry. If diagnosis of arthritis type isn't clear, blood tests ,x-rays for arthritis profile shall be done to diagnose and give specific treatments.
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I have been suffering from knee pain. I can not sit long time. Also I don't travel more please give me some suggestions. Thanks.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Pune
I have been suffering from knee pain. I can not sit long time. Also I don't travel more please give me some suggestio...
Hello you have to take care of your posture lyk do not stand do not run avoid step up and down avoid cross leg sittings avoid jumping activity apply ice and dolentia relx gel to reduce pain after you can start doing exercise for knee which you can google.
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I am 32 years old I am having mid back pain during mornings when I wake up then rest of day its clear no pain, now a day I feel like slight compression in my left side of chest which comes and goes for minute what should I do ?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Start with physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for spine. Don't sit on floors. Don't lift heavy things. Use lumber spine belt also. Take calcium and methylcobalamine supplement with omega3 for three months minimum.
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I am 50 years old, I have pain in my hands below thumbs, please Suggest some medicine ?

Hand Surgery SR Ship, MS - Orthopaedics, Thesis Work, M.B;B.S
Orthopedist, Jaipur
Sir you may be suffering form thumb base joint arthritis, and will need an x ray done to see if its there or the cause is something else, if you can send the x ray we can discuss further.
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I had calcaneus fracture 2 months ago and 20 days ago my cast was put off. I am not able to walk properly and Swelling along with bruising is present. Please tell me what to do and how much time will it take for Complete recovery.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I had calcaneus fracture 2 months ago and 20 days ago my cast was put off. I am not able to walk properly and Swellin...
Almost 4-8 weeks in full recovery. Get a custom made insole. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping. Hot Fomentation. Supported walking with walking aids.
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I am suffering from a ankolysing spondylitis. So please suggest me a good therapy for cure.

Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from a ankolysing spondylitis. So please suggest me a good therapy for cure.
Hell lybrate-user, you can always go for physiotherapy for ankyising spondylitis fir best results.
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Enter question for yourself or anybody else. For e. G. I am 22years old male and have fever and pain in lower part of my legs for last 1 week. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Enter question for yourself or anybody else. For e. G. I am 22years old male and have fever and pain in lower part of...
Hello , First of all you should take rest for 1-2 days so that your body can fight with underlying infection with its full immunity and start the below medication:- Take gelesemium 200, twice daily . Take Eupatrium perf 200, 5 drops thrice daily.Take Antifebrinum 3x, 2 tabs , thrice daily. Take Alfavena malt, 1 tsf, thrice daily. Drink lots of water and take light homemade food like dalia and khichdi, avoid oily, spicy, fried, junk and cold drinks. In case of high uncontrollable fever, don't panic you should do cold sponging to lower down the temperature.If fever does not goes then go for a set of blood tests. Revert me with feedback. Take care of your health.GOOD DAY.
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There is a vein near my neck that beats abnormally, like I'm able to feel it and see it beating. Is this something that needs medical attention?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
There is a vein near my neck that beats abnormally, like I'm able to feel it and see it beating. Is this something th...
Carotid artery pulsation, it occurs in cases of-: 1. High blood pressure 2. If person is very thin 3. If the artery has been bend in a way where pulse can be prominently felt. If you are not having high b. P and you are not thin you may go to a vascular surgeon. He may gives you best suggestion.
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