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Dr. Nikita Marathe  - Physiotherapist, Pune

Dr. Nikita Marathe

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8 Years Experience  ·  350 at clinic
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Dr. Nikita Marathe is a popular Physiotherapist in Kothrud, Pune. She has been a successful Physiotherapist for the last 8 years. She has completed BPTh/BPT . She is currently practising at Dr. Nikita's Physio Clinic in Kothrud, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Nikita Marathe and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BPTh/BPT - K. J. Pandya College of Physiotherapy, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University Vadodara - 2009
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I have foot pain for two day, I think I walked for a long distance so wat can I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
I have foot pain for two day, I think I walked for a long distance so wat can I do?
Put your feet in warm water fot 10-15 mins two times a day. Do this for 5 days. If you dont feel better then show a physician near you.
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I am 63 years old man I am suffering from pain in my right leg heal, the pain is increased after more walk pain is also more in the morning. Please give me some solution for this problem.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
I am 63 years old man I am suffering from pain in my right leg heal, the pain is increased after more walk pain is al...
Do ice cube massage over the painful point twice a day for 10 days. If you dont feel better after 10 days, show a physiotherapist near you.
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BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
There are several studies that show the medical benefits of pranayama. One study showed improvement in pulmonary function tests in patients with asthma and emphysema after practicing yoga and pranayama for 45 min a day over the course of two months.

I have pain in my right side shoulder, what type of exercise I have to perform for getting relaxed from this?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
I have pain in my right side shoulder, what type of exercise I have to perform for getting relaxed from this?
At this age, pain in the shoulder can only be muscular pain. Try applying heating pad over the painful area twice a day. Also do basic shoulder stretches during the daytime. Avoid sitting in the same position for more than 30 mins.
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Recently while playing Badminton I have gained some pain in my Right Shoulder joint. It pains whenever I try to lift my arm. What can be the reason and possible solution other that using pain killer or Balms?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
Recently while playing Badminton I have gained some pain in my Right Shoulder joint. It pains whenever I try to lift ...
You may have got muscle strain. Rest your shoulder for a few days. Avoid lifting any weights or exerting too much. Apply cold pack for 10-15 mins everyday. If you don't feel better in 5 days then get an xray done and show an orthopedic surgeon.
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I had fallen from bike last month. Had an internal injury on my left shoulder. I applied volini for few days. And took muscle pain reliever and relaxer tablet for few days. Now I am able to move my arm properly. But. Still its not fine. I am unable work properly. I am unable to lift anything properly. Still theres pain in shoulder and muscle. Pls suggest.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
I had fallen from bike last month.
Had an internal injury on my left shoulder. I applied volini for few days. And too...
After any injury the surrounding muscles and tissues become stiff. Try doing mild stretches of shoulder. Do not overstretch. If you dont feel better in 5 days then show an orthopedic surgeon near you.
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Treatment of frozen shoulder

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
Treatment of frozen shoulder
Treatment of frozen shoulder varies depending on the stage it is at, and how severe is the pain and stiffness. There is no outright cure and the aim of treatment is to keep the joint as mobile as possible. The most effective treatment is that which maintains a good range of movement until the shoulder starts to heal.

Treatment may Include the following:

1. Shoulder exercises: Regular, gentle exercise can help to keep the shoulder joint mobile. If your shoulder is very stiff, exercise may hurt, and it should only be carried out with the guidance of your doctor or physiotherapist. If you are able to, continue using your shoulder as normal saving' the shoulder can cause the muscle to waste and may make stiffness worse.
2. Painkillers: Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or prescription-only drugs such as codeine may be taken to ease pain and you should discuss this with your general physician or pharmacist.
3. Anti-inflammatory painkillers: Such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, are often prescribed to ease pain and inflammation. Any medication that you take should be discussed with your general physician or pharmacist.
4. Steroid injections into or near the shoulder joint may be effective at relieving pain and inflammation for a few weeks. However, injections are not a cure, and symptoms may return.
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TIPS TO A BETTER POSTURE

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
TIPS TO A BETTER POSTURE
1. Be brutally honest about your posture.
You may think it’s pretty good, but if you are having neck-and-shoulder pain, headaches, issues with arms and hands, or if a bump is forming at the base of your neck, something needs to change. Breathing problems could even be related to curled-in chests.

Don’t blame it on your bed or your genetics; you didn’t inherit a bad posture gene, you inherited the habit. The pain is there to show us where our body needs attention and maintenance. Listen to it and use it.

It’s impossible to be completely honest about how your posture looks just by seeing yourself in a mirror. Each of us subconsciously adjusts our posture when we look in the mirror.

To be truly honest about our posture, we need to accidentally see a side view of ourselves in a window or reflective surface of some kind as we’re walking by. That is where you’ll see the real truth.

2. Stop thinking about your shoulders.
Change your focus. Instead of concentrating on your shoulders, work on keeping your chest up and open. Your body will look better, function better and be more comfortable in the long run. You may even be able to breathe and digest food better.

Make sure to pop your chest up, not out. Visualize a string attached to the top of your sternum, pulling it up, and another string on the top of your head. Use your abs to help. When doing this, be careful not to create a curve in your low back.

3. Activate your abs.
Use your core to help keep your chest up and open while allowing your arms and shoulders to simply relax back to where they’re supposed to be. This exercise is ideal to practice while sitting at a computer, and it helps keep you from curling in.

It’s also effective while moving and working out. If you are doing any type of upper-body lifting in your workout, make sure your abs are tight and your chest is up as high as possible. If you don’t, you will work incorrect muscles and make your neck and shoulders worse.

4. Stretch your pecs and arms.
Stretch your arms in every direction: up, down, out, across the body, above your head. Do what feels good.

5. Arm circles.
This is a simple exercise to help with neck-and-shoulder tension. Arm circles stretch and work the muscles at the same time. Make sure you activate your abs and get your chest up as high as you can, first. Use your thumbs. If you point them like your hitchhiking while you do your circles, it helps keep your arms straight for a better stretch.

6. Shake it out.
Unless the pain you’re having is related to an actual injury, the worst thing you can do is protect or baby it. Unless the muscle is torn or has received some sort of impact, the only thing to blame is our subconscious holding habits and repetitive actions.

I realize when we first feel pain in the shoulders, arms and hands, our first instinct is to protect it and stabilize it. It hurts because it’s stuck, and it’s no longer receiving the flow that it needs.

Start shaking gently, then build up to shaking them as hard as you can, for as long as you can. Then stretch. Don’t wait until you have time to do yoga or an extended stretching session. If it’s stuck or sore, shake it out, move it, stretch it right then and there.

7. Turn your hands up while you run, or slightly forward while you walk.
It pops your chest up and open. When you do any sort of extended walk, jog or run, pay attention to your form and moving correctly, rather than how far you go.

While you’re moving is the best time to work on posture, form and body mechanics. If we change our patterns while we move, our muscles retrain themselves much faster.

8. Define posture.
The definition of great posture is, getting out of our own way, leaning back, relaxing and letting our skeleton do its job. It’s about only using the muscles that are necessary for each movement we perform.

9. Pay attention to low-back pain.
Believe it or not, low-back pain is usually caused by tension in the hips, glutes and upper legs. First, stop locking your legs together. Stretch your legs in every direction you can. This includes quads, hamstrings, iliotibial bands—everything that attaches in the hips. Muscles stretch better if you warm them up with shaking first.

10. How do you walk?
Another contributor to low-back pain relates to how our feet hit the ground when we walk. Most of us turn our feet too far out when we walk; some people turn too far in, but it’s less common. Either way, most of us also walk or run while putting all of our weight on the outer (lateral) edge of our feet.

When we do this every day, the musculature on the outside of our legs becomes overdeveloped and creates a huge pull on our sacrum, causing low-back curvature and pain.

Work on lengthening and strengthening your inner (medial) leg muscles. Every time your feet hit the ground, the entire palm of your foot should touch.

Think about keeping your feet straight and putting your weight more in the middle, or core. If you do this, you will see a difference in the musculature of your legs, as well as experience less low-back pain.

11.) Keep your hip joint straight and get your belly weight off of your hips.
It’s important when you do this to not lock your knees. Visualize pulling the front of your body straight up from the arches of your feet to your sternum.

In traditional Chinese medicine, it is taught that yin (feminine) energy runs up the front of the body, while yang (masculine) energy runs down the back of your body. Visualize your body moving up in the front of the body with each inhale, and down the back of the body with each exhale.

It takes listening to our body, diligent work, honesty and patience to address postural issues and habits. The more we can help our clients maintain their posture on a daily basis, the more we will be able to help them with our massage work. These exercises are also ideal for self-care.

- See more at: http://www.massagemag.com/11-tips-to-better-posture-11193/#sthash.2wtOy5OM.dpuf
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sciatica

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
Prolapsed Disc
Also known as slipped disc, herniated disc or sciatica. The discs are the shock absorbers of your spine. When they are injured the inner soft part of the disc can protrude out through a tear in the outer lining of the disc. This disc material can press on the nerves in the spinal column, injuring them through direct pressure and causing inflammation.
The most common age to develop a disc prolapse is between the ages of 30-50 years., twice as many men as women are affected. Prolpased discs occur mainly in the low back (lumbar) spine. Less than I in 20 cases of back pain are due to a disc prolapse, most are due to mechanical back pain. (see section back pain).
Symptoms
A slipped disc is characterised by sudden, severe back pain that is often made worse by movement and which can usually be eased by lying down flat.
Nerve root pain (sciatica) can also occur because a nerve is trapped or irritated by a prolapsed disc. Although the problem is in the back, patients experience pain along the course of the nerve, for example, down a leg to the calf or foot.
With a prolapsed disc, the sciatic nerve is most commonly affected. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that is made up from several smaller nerves that come out from the spinal cord in the lower back and travels down each leg. The irritation or pressure on the nerve may also cause pins and needles, numbness or weakness in part of a buttock, leg or foot.
In rare cases, cauda equina syndrome can occur. This is a disorder where the nerves at the very bottom of the spinal cord are trapped. It can cause low back pain as well as problems with bowel and bladder function and weakness in one or both legs. These symptoms need urgent medical treatment to prevent permanent damage to the nerves that supply the bladder and bowel.
A large number of people can have a prolapsed disc without any symptoms if it doesn’t trap or irritate the nerve.
Investigation
A doctor will normally be able to diagnose a prolapsed disc from the symptoms and by examining the patient.
In most cases, no tests are needed, as the symptoms often settle within a few weeks.
Tests such as x-rays or scans may be advised if symptoms persist. In particular, an MRI scan can show the site and size of a prolapsed disc. This information is needed if surgery is being considered
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I'm 26 years old and from last 2 years I have problem. Problem is when stand 5 mints after that I feel pain in my back.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
I'm 26 years old and  from last 2 years  I have problem. Problem is     when stand 5 mints after that I feel pain in ...
In standing position lower back muscles help in keep the back straight. If the muscles are of the lower back are weak then you feel pain while standing. Do atleast 5 suryanamaskars everyday to keep your lower back strong.
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I am 72 years male having stiffness in the neck. What should I do to rectify? What is the remedy for stomach bloating?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
Stiffness in the neck can be relieved by taking heating pad over the neck and doing neck rotation movements.
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Knee Replacement Education

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
Knee Replacement Education
The knee has to support the weight of the body as you run, walk, jump and climb stairs. The stress on the knee means that knees are more frequently injured than other joints.

Knee replacement surgery can make a dramatic difference for those with severely painful knee joints. More than 90 percent of individuals who have total knee replacements report significant pain relief, improved mobility and better quality of life.

In the past, patients between 60 and 75 years of age were considered to be the best candidates for total knee replacement, but improvements in artificial knee technology and surgical techniques have made knee replacement an option for both elder patients as well as younger patients.

In a traditional total knee replacement, the damaged areas of the femur, tibia and kneecap are removed and replaced with prostheses. Patients whose joint damage is limited to one area of the joint may be candidates for partial or unicompartmental replacement.
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