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Dr. Shrikant Gadkari

Orthopedist, Pune

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Dr. Shrikant Gadkari is an experienced Orthopedist in Shukrawar peth, Pune. You can visit him at Naik Hospital in Shukrawar peth, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shrikant Gadkari on Lybrate.com.

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My mother is suffering with full of leg pains just walk for a while. Suggest me best medicine.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mother is suffering with full of leg pains just walk for a while.
Suggest me best medicine.
For leg pain, please follow the below advise: keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises- quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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Hello sir, am Padmini here 28 years old am having severe joints pain and also severe knee pain am an osteopenia patient. What supplements I have to take to strengthen my bones. Thank you Padmini.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello sir, am Padmini here 28 years old am having severe joints pain and also severe knee pain am an osteopenia patie...
You have to take calcium and vitamin D supplement, have good nourishing diet,plenty ofgreen leafy vegetables , fruits meat,fish(sardines),egg,milk,cheese,yogurt,green leafyvegetables mushrooms,beans(kidney bean,white bean,baked bean),soybeans,
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I met with an accident 6 months ago in which I had severe knee injury. Doctors confirmed that there is no fracture or ligament tear, but they suspect a meniscus tear in the right knee. I have been going through medication including vitamin supplements like depura 60k, for the past six months. Is it safe and advisable to start doing exercises to strengthen my knee. Will this help to cure my knee? And by exercises I mean jogging, sit-ups, lunges etc. I would like to have some advice!

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I met with an accident 6 months ago in which I had severe knee injury. Doctors confirmed that there is no fracture or...
Definitely with strengthening static quadriceps exercises may improve knee joint stability along with this physiotherapy vacuum therapy for 12 days can be given do revert for further assistance best wishes.
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Hello Sir/Madam, I am having very severe pain in my tailbone. I am not able to carry out daily tasks easily. It pains very much. What can I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hello Sir/Madam, I am having very severe pain in my tailbone. I am not able to carry out daily tasks easily. It pains...
Please note that there could be a injury to the tail bone - this can be even caused by sitting too long in one pisition on rough surface, etc. Please do hot compresses if this relieves. Also take mag phos 6x - 4 times daily for next 3-4 days. Get back to me for further treatment.
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Arthritis and Diet

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
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Hello, I am Sheela Sehrawat, I am a dietician in Mentor diet clinic. We are here since 11 years and treating therapeutic patients in a healthy manner.

Aaj kal ap dekhoge ki Arthritis ki kaafi problem aarhi hai specially after 35 years of age. Arthritis patients ke lie sabse bada issue hota hai weight. Jese jese aap weight reduce karna shuru dete ho wese he apke knees pe pressure padna kam hojata hai. Islie zaruri hai ki aap weight reduce karne ke sath sath aap kuch aur cheezein bhi include kar sakte ho, jese ki aap roughage include kar sakte ho.

  • Roughage me aap more of vegetables, more of salad jese ki brocolli, spinish etc use karoge to that will be more beneficial.
  • Fruits me agar aap kuch cheeze jese ki apple cider vinegar, cherries, strawberry etc add kroge to apko arthritis me bohot help milegi. Daily routine me ye fruits apko bohot help karenge.
  • Green tea bhi include kar sakte ho, it is a good source of anti oxidants jo ki apko pain me bhi relief dega.
  • Garlic is really helpful in arthritis. U should try to include atleast 1-2 pieces of garlic in your routine diet, specially in the morning. It is really helpful.
  • Fish, soya, tofu are rich source of protein, which should be included in diet.

So, ye the kuch tips which would be helpful for arthritis patients. For more information, you can contact me through Lybrate, where you can call us, you can text us and you can book an appointment as well.

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I am 36 years old and am suffering from rheumatic arthritis along with thyroid and 230 cholesterol. I had been taking ayurvedic medicines. Now I am doing yoga only. I am a teacher by profession and am presently having severe joint pains. My left hand swells often and I am unable to do heavy work with my left hand. Kindly give me your opinion and suggestions.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected parts. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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3 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Foot Arch Pain!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
3 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Foot Arch Pain!

Foot arch pain is used in broader context for describing pain in bones, ligaments, muscles and nerve on the foot bottom. Slight damage to any of the components in the foot bottom can cause great pain. For starters, the pain lasts for a brief period, but increases over time if the condition is left untreated. Foot arch pain is more commonly witnessed in people over the age of 60 and among athletes engaged in sports of high impact.
The treatment plan of the pain totally depends on the cause. An early and right diagnosis goes a long way in treating the condition faster. For occasional mild to moderate pain, simple solutions such as footwear change can do the trick. Doctors often suggest four simple methods. This starts with rest followed by applying ice and then trying compression and elevation.

Anti-inflammatory medications are used to treat foot arch pain. Cases that are severe in nature can be treated with steroid and anti-inflammatory injections. For extreme cases, cortisol injections are prescribed too. This is done to relieve pain and release plantar fascia. Even stretching exercises are known to give relief from the pain. Some of the recommended exercises during this period are:

  1. Stretch-related to plantar fascia: This exercise should be performed by crossing the legs at the junction of the knee. The body weight should be rested on the unaffected leg and it should gradually come down to touch the toe. The idea is to stretch the plantar fascia. A set of 20 such movements should be practised on a daily basis. Each movement should last for about 10 seconds.
  2. Foot flexing: This exercise can be practised before getting out of bed. This is the tie when the pain from the plantar fascia is felt the most. This exercise should be repeated 20 times each lasting for about 10 seconds.
  3. Rolling stretch: This exercise should be started by sitting in a chair. A tennis ball should be placed under the foot arch and the same should be rolled back and forth for ten times at a time. The same should be repeated with the second foot. Once this posture gets comfortable, the same should be practised by standing on the ball. It is known to be extremely useful for people suffering from foot arch pain.

How to prevent foot arch pain?
1. Wear shoes that are half an inch lose as they will make feel comfortable while walking
2. Losing weight; obese tends to cause pain in the foot arch
3. Performing free hand exercise and simple stretching on a daily basis
4. Not to overuse the foot. People who stand for more than 5-6 hours at stretch on a daily basis are observed to have foot arch pain.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 59 female with a knee problem and overweight. How can I reduce my weight what exercises are recommended. Can I use the treadmill considering my knee problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am 59 female with a knee problem and overweight. How can I reduce my weight what exercises are recommended. Can I u...
You need to have diet plan based on your BMI & activities. Whatever we eat is metabolised by the body for the energy needed to do daily work and the excess is stored as fat. Abdomen is the first place to gain weight and last to disappear. In brief, Weight reduction can be achieved only by reducing the intake of food 1/3 of what you take now. And by appropriate exercise plans for each part like belly, thighs, legs / chest etc. To burn off fat. Some tips 1) Drink three or four cups of water whenever you feel hungry and just before eating food 2) Take boiled or raw vegetable like cucumber, carrot etc. As half of your diet. Then take 1/2 of your total diet as sprouted pulses / proteinaceous food like roti, cooked pulses and remaining with rice or other carbohydrates. Oil or ghee etc. Should be just bare minimum. And do aerobic exercises, running, jogging or at least walking briskly 3-5 KMs and swimming if possible, and in a gym if feasible. The most important is to burn off the energy intake by exercises. There is no short cut or medicines without exercise & dieting to take just as mush food as needed for your activities. The food we eat is utilised for our energy needs and the remaining will be stored as fat which leads to obesity. It is better to do some tests. A DIET CHART TimingFoods To EatCalories Early MorningLukewarm Water with Lemon 1 glass0 Tea without Sugar + 2 Biscuits90 Breakfast2 Rotis + 1/2 cup Paneer Curry330 ORBrown Bread Upma 1 plate + Milk 1 cup300 Mid-Morning1 Banana/1/2 cup Melon/20 Grapes50 LunchBrown Rice 1 cup (195 gm) + Mixed Vegetables 1/2 cup + Salad 1 bowl + Raita 1 small bowl345 EveningButter Milk 1 cup35 Dinner2 Rotis + Vegetable Soup 1 bowl + Salad 1 bowl370 Total1220/1190 Cal To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. One pound equals 3,500 calories. If you cut 500 a day from your diet, you'll lose a pound a week. People who lose weight slowly, about 1 to 2 pounds per week, are more successful at keeping the weight off. You'll also burn additional calories if you increase your physical activity. You weight-loss plan should do all of the following: •Emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. •Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. •Contain foods low in saturated fats, avoid trans fats, and limit cholesterol and salt (sodium). •Avoid refined sugars and processed foods. Some tips to help you lose weight: •Keep a food diary. Writing down everything you eat is critical! Noting how you feel when you eat will help you identify emotional triggers that may cause you to overeat. Emotional eaters tend to overeat. •Eat when you're truly hungry rather than when you're tired, anxious or stressed. •Eat slowly. If you eat too fast, you eat more than you need to satisfy your hunger. Your brain needs time to catch up with your stomach. •Plan your meals ahead of time so you make healthy choices. When dining out, check the menu online and decide what you will order before you sit down. Ask for dressings on the side. Opt for foods that are baked, broiled or steamed versus fried or swimming in creamy sauces. Avoid chips and bread baskets—they add unnecessary calories. •Stay hydrated. People often mistake thirst for hunger. •Eat breakfast. If you skip this meal, you'll be starving by lunchtime. You'll have more difficulty making healthy choices throughout the day. •Find resources to help you keep track of your food choices and nutritional values, and that can offer additional support when you need it. If you have knee pain do not use treadmill.
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Hi, I'm suffering from joint pain and body pain last 25 days. But no fever. I take paracetamol 500 mg day/night regularly. If I mistake to tske paracetamol one day the problem doing again. What can I do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Hi, I'm suffering from joint pain and body pain last 25 days. But no fever. I take paracetamol 500 mg day/night regul...
Go for blood investigation. Paracetamol will only decrease fever and pain. The actual cause must be treated. Blood investigation to be done. Cbc Esr
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Ayurvedic Treatment of Sciatica

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurvedic Treatment of Sciatica

Gridhrasi is what Sciatica is known as in Ayurveda. It is the disorder that causes mild to agonizing pain in the sciatic nerve or neuralgia. These nerves, emerging from the pelvis, run along the hamstring and may cause intense pain in one or both the legs when a person suffers from Sciatica. Sciatic pains fill your life with misery as the simplest of daily activities cause sudden and excruciating pain. There are two types of sciatica i.e. true sciatica and pseudo sciatica. Sciatica may be caused due to bulging disc or herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy or trauma etc. 

According to Ayurveda, Sciatica is caused due to impairment in Vata i.e. the dosha responsible for the functional ability and movement of the body and also in some cases due to impairment in the Kapha i.e. the dosha that is responsible for body fluids and lubrication.

Ayurvedic herbs that improve the symptoms of Sciatica are:

  1. Babunah is also known as Bitter Chamomile. Not only is it used to relieve and reduce the pain faced by a sciatica patient, but it is also used for treating problems such as rheumatism due to the advancement of age. Compressed bitter chamomile flowers are prescribed for sciatica.
  2. Guggul is also known as Indian Bdellium. Since guggulu is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it relaxes the sciatic nerves.
  3. Rasna is also known as Vanda Orchid. Intense or agonizing pain due to the sciatic nerve issues can be reduced by this ayurvedic herb due to its anti-inflammatory properties. 
  4. Juniper oil is extremely helpful when massaged onto the thigh muscles with firm strokes or pressure. It is used extensively in massage therapy for treating sciatica since the extent of reduction in sciatic nerve pain is tremendous. 
  5. Jaiphal is also known as Nutmeg. After being mixed with sesame seeds oil, nutmeg is coarsely powdered and then fried till it turns brown. This is then applied to those areas where the sciatic pain is intense for instant relief.
  6. Kumari is also known as Indian Aloe. Properties of Indian Aloe are extremely helpful in treating lower back ailments such as sciatica and lumbago.
  7. Shallaki is also known as Boswellia or Frankincense. Containing anti-inflammatory properties, shallaki is applied externally to get relief from sciatic nerve pain. 

Ayurvedic preparations such as yogaraja guggulu, Vataganjakusha, Saindhavadi taila are also very useful in treating Sciatica.

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