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Pain Behind Knee And Calf

My mom is 67 yrs, now I lab tested sr. Citizen package, here basically showing iron deficiency and esonophills is 16%, now she is suffering her right leg pain issue from knee to ankle. Her calcium level is normal a she is taking bio d3 plus tab in every alternate month. Pl. Suggest for any medicine.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (37436ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Knee pain: resisted terminal knee extension: make a loop with a piece of elastic tubing by tying a knot in both ends. Close the knot in a door at knee height. Step into the loop with your injured leg so the tubing is around the back of your knee. Lift the other foot off the ground and hold onto a chair for balance, if needed. Bend the knee with tubing about 45 degrees. Slowly straighten your leg, keeping your thigh muscle tight as you do this. Repeat 15 times. Do 2 sets of 15. If you need an easier way to do this, stand on both legs for better support while you do the exercise. Standing calf stretch: stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep as arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone if you have leg pain then you have to rule out the causes for having leg pain. First of all check your weight and your haemoglobin levels, as anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there are no issues with the knee joint or back pain. If not if the pain radiates down the back of thigh and legs then it might be due to sciatica. Kindly consult the nearby physiotherapist. Hope you recover soon from the leg pain.
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Hi, I have very bad leg pain, in the calf region and below, and being lactose intolerant, stopped having milk products. This pain is recurring and feels weak all the day and I have observed this pain after masturbation and lasts for manu days. Can you please help on this.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (37436ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hi, I have very bad leg pain, in the calf region and below, and being lactose intolerant, stopped having milk product...
If you have leg pain then you have to rule out the causes for having leg pain. First of all check your weight and your haemoglobin levels, as anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there are no issues with the knee joint or back pain. If not if the pain radiates down the back of thigh and legs then it might be due to sciatica. Kindly consult the nearby physiotherapist. Hope you recover soon from the leg pain. Pain in the back while walking and standingpain in the right legif you have leg pain please check your body weight and your hemoglobin levels, as anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. My suggestion would be to wear mcr chapels which will help you to prevent the weight falling on the if you have back pain while walking and standing first of all check your weight and your hemoglobin levels, as anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. My suggestion would be to wear mcr chapels which will help you to prevent the weight falling on the back. And also should check whether you have flat foot on the right leg that also might be the reason to have pain in one particular legpain in the left side of the leg/thigh the compression of the sciatic nerve should be around the right side that's the reason you have pain in the left side.
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Hii doctor my mom is suffering from severe pain in her both heels. She took so many medicines from many doctors but she is still not able to walk with pain.

Dr.Rakshith Das 91% (210ratings)
General Physician, Bangalore
Hii doctor my mom is suffering from severe pain in her both heels. She took so many medicines from many doctors but s...
1. Looks like she has plantar fascitis (foot loses its normal arch below and becomes flatter). 2. Use 1 course of pain killers with vitamin c.3. Use shoes made for plantar fascitis that maintains the arch of the foot. 4. Tennis ball/arch stretching exercises are available on you tube and can be implemented once the pain reduces after taking medication. 5. If she is post menopausal and not on any calcium supplements / consider using calcium and vitamin d3.
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I have arthritis from past 10 years, I use saaz, defza 6, folvite, foltrex, leecerin a, hcqs 100, few calcium's but from past few days pain on right side of right leg and pain in hands in unbearable please suggest be the best medicine so that I can heal my pain. Thanks.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (37436ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have arthritis from past 10 years, I use saaz, defza 6, folvite, foltrex, leecerin a, hcqs 100, few calcium's but f...
You can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain. It looks like you are is important to check that. Anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. •standing hamstring stretch: place the heel of your injured leg on a stool about 15 inches high. Keep your knee straight. Lean forward, bending at the hips until you feel a mild stretch in the back of your thigh. Make sure you do not roll your shoulders and bend at the waist when doing this or you will stretch your lower back instead of your leg. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •cat and camel: get down on your hands and knees. Let your stomach sag, allowing your back to curve downward. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Then arch your back and hold for 5 seconds. Do 3 sets of 10. •quadruped arm/leg raise: get down on your hands and knees. Tighten your abdominal muscles to stiffen your spine. While keeping your abdominals tight, raise one arm and the opposite leg away from you. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Lower your arm and leg slowly and alternate sides. Do this 10 times on each side pelvic tilt: lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your abdominal muscles and push your lower back into the floor. Hold this position for 5 seconds, then relax. Do 3 sets of 10. •partial curl: lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your stomach muscles. Tuck your chin to your chest. With your hands stretched out in front of you, curl your upper body forward until your shoulders clear the floor. Hold this position for 3 seconds. Don't hold your breath. It helps to breathe out as you lift your shoulders up. Relax. Repeat 10 times. Build to 3 sets of 10. To challenge yourself, clasp your hands behind your head and keep your elbows out to the side. •gluteal stretch: lying on back with both knees bent, rest the ankle of one leg over the knee of your other leg. Grasp the thigh of the bottom leg and pull that knee toward your chest. You will feel a stretch along the buttocks and possibly along the outside of your hip on the top leg. Hold this for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •extension exercise: lie face down on the floor for 5 minutes. If this hurts too much, lie face down with a pillow under your stomach. This should relieve your leg or back pain. When you can lie on your stomach for 5 minutes without a pillow, then you can continue with the rest of this exercise. Wall calf stretchstand about two feet away from a wall. Place the ball of your right foot against the wall while your heel remains on the ground. Slowly and gently lean into the wall while keeping your knee straight. Hold this for the 10 sec with repetition of 3 times. Knee pain ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Stiffness have developed due to weakness of the ligaments &inflammed cartilage. Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee rheumatoid arthritis multiple joint pains / early morning painit is called as rheumatic arthritis. Treatment goals •to protect the joint from further damages. •provide pin relief. •prevent deformity and disabilities. •increase functional capacity. •improve flexibility and strength. •encourage regular exercise. •improve general fitness. Physiotherapy modalities - hot/cold applications- electrical stimulation- hydrotherapy and spa therapy rehabilitation treatment technique - rest and splinting - compression gloves - assistive devices and adaptive equipment - massage therapy - therapeutic exercise - patient education.
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I have knee crepitus but no pain. Doctors said nothing is there to worried about. Everything is fine in xray and mri. Will it make me unfit for army or not?

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (37436ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have knee crepitus but no pain. Doctors said nothing is there to worried about. Everything is fine in xray and mri....
Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Stiffness have developed due to weakness of the ligaments &inflammed cartilage. Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee. •ultrasound- which heals the damaged tissues and heals •electric stimulation / ift- which reduces the pain •kinesiology taping •application of heat or ice •soft tissue massages or knee joint mobilization 5 do’s & don’ts to reduce your knee pain. 1.Don’t take too much rest- not only your body muscles may become weaker even your joint’s pain may become worse. Take consultation from your physiotherapist to guide you with knee pain exercises which are safe for your knees & keep doing it. 2.Do exercise– exercises help in strengthening the muscles, increase flexibility & also support your knee. You can also do swimming, walking, elliptical machines & bicycles, etc. 3.Don’t avoid your weight– excess weight may increase the stress on your knee and if you have inflammatory arthritis then it may become worse. You don’t need to have ideal weight, you just need to start working to reduce the weight. 4.Rice -this process is good for joint pain caused due to minor injury or an arthritis. ••r (rest) – give some rest to your knees. •I (ice) – massage your knees with ice to reduce swelling. •c (compression)- start wearing compression bandage. •e (elevation)- keep your knee elevated. 5.Don’t wear bad shoes- we actively wear shoes in our daily life for hours without noticing how it can affect your knees badly. So, if you are facing knee pain, then check your shoes first. Is it giving you good comfort? If not then change it urgently. The importance of buying braces and splints from us – orthopaedic support braces we suggest you to wear knee brace which is available at our clinic. If you want you can buy from us, if you are far away from chennai we can send you by courier. The reason why we are conveying you to buy from us is we can demonstrate over the videocall (using whatsapp) and also we can monitor you throughout when to wear it and how long to wear it. And also if you find any difficulty wearing the brace you can also revert back to us for few more suggestions and we can propose you good solution how to go about it. Resisted terminal knee extension: make a loop with a piece of elastic tubing by tying a knot in both ends. Close the knot in a door at knee height. Step into the loop with your injured leg so the tubing is around the back of your knee. Lift the other foot off the ground and hold onto a chair for balance, if needed. Bend the knee with tubing about 45 degrees. Slowly straighten your leg, keeping your thigh muscle tight as you do this. Repeat 15 times. Do 2 sets of 15. If you need an easier way to do this, stand on both legs for better support while you do the exercise. Standing calf stretch: stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep as arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone 1. Heel and calf stretch to do this stretch: 1.Stand facing a wall. 2.Place your hands on the wall and move one foot back as far as you can comfortably. Toes on both feet should be facing forward, heels flat, with a slight bend in your knees. 3.Lean into the stretch and hold for 30 seconds. You should feel the stretch in your back leg. 4.Change legs and repeat. 5.Do this stretch twice for both legs. Short arc quad / isometeric quad exercise the short arc quad exercise is a great way to really focus in on properly contracting your quadriceps muscles. Here is how you do it: lie on your back and use a yoga block or basketball to prop your knee up. Slowly straighten your bent knee until it is all the way straight. Tighten your quad muscle with your toes pointed toward the ceiling and hold it tight for five seconds. Slowly lower your leg down. Repeat for 15 repetitions. Quadriceps, isometric (strength) this exercise is for an injured right knee. Switch sides if the injury is to your left knee. 1.Sit on the floor with your right leg straight in front of you. Bend your left knee up and put your left foot flat on the floor. 2.Flex your right foot and tighten the thigh muscles of your right leg. Press the back of your right knee toward the floor. Don’t arch your back or hunch your shoulders. 3.Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Then relax. 4.Repeat 10 times, or as instructed. 5.Do this exercise 3 times a day, or as instructed. 2. Quadriceps stretch to do this stretch: 1.Stand next to a wall or use a chair for support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. 2.Bend one knee so your foot goes up toward your glutes. 3.Grab your ankle and gently pull it toward your glutes as far as you can comfortably. 4.Hold for 30 seconds. 5.Return to the starting position and change legs. 6.Repeat 2 times on each side. Hamstring stretch •take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal. •use a cane or crutches to avoiding putting your full weight on your injured leg. •apply ice packs several times a day to relieve pain and reduce swelling. •wrap the injured area with a compression bandage or wear compression shorts to minimize swelling. •rest with your leg elevated above the level of your heart, if possible, to improve drainage and minimize swelling. To do this stretch: to do this stretch: 1.For this stretch, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2.Lie down on the floor or mat and straighten both legs. Or, if it’s more comfortable, you can bend both knees with your feet flat on the floor. 3.Lift one leg off the floor. 4.Place your hands behind your thigh, but below the knee, and gently pull your knee toward your chest until you feel a slight stretch. This shouldn’t be painful. 5.Hold for 30 seconds. 6.Lower and change legs. 7.Repeat 2 times on each side. Strengthening exercises 5.Half squat to do this exercise: 1.Get into a standing squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hips or out in front of you for balance. 2.Looking straight ahead, slowly squat down about 10 inches. This is the halfway point to a full squat. 3.Pause for a few seconds, then stand up by pushing through your heels. 4.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 5. Calf raises to do this exercise: 1.Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Position yourself next to a wall or hold on to the back of a chair for support. 2.Lift both your heels off the ground so that you’re standing on the balls of your feet. 3.Slowly lower your heels to the starting position. Control is important with this exercise for strengthening your calf muscles. 4.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 6. Hamstring curl 7. Leg extensions to do this exercise: 1.Sit up tall in a chair. 2.Put your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. 3.Look straight ahead, contract your thigh muscles, and extend one leg as high as possible without raising your buttocks off the chair. 4.Pause, then lower to the starting position. 5.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 8. Straight leg raises to do this exercise: 1.For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2.Lie down on the floor with one leg bent and one leg straight out in front of you. 3.Contract the quadricep of your straight leg and slowly raise it up off the floor until it’s the same height as your bent knee. 4.Pause at the top for 5 seconds, then lower to the starting position 5.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 9. Side leg raises to do this exercise: 1.Lie on your side with your legs stacked on top of each other. Cradle your head in your hand, and place your other hand on the floor in front of you. 2.Raise your top leg as high as you comfortably can. You should feel this on the side of your hips. 3.Pause briefly at the top, then lower your leg. 4.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 10. Prone leg raises to do this exercise: 1.For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning beneath you. 2.Lie on your stomach with your legs straight out behind you. You can let your head rest on your arms. 3.Engage your glute and hamstring muscles in your left leg and lift your leg as high as you comfortably can without causing pain. Be sure to keep your pelvic bones on the floor throughout this exercise. 4.Hold your leg in the lifted position for 5 seconds. 5.Lower your leg, rest for 2 seconds, then repeat. 6.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. Lifestyle and home remedies rest. Take a break from your normal activities to reduce repetitive strain on your knee, give the injury time to heal and help prevent further damage. A day or two of rest may be all you need for a minor injury. More severe damage is likely to need a longer recovery time. Ice. Ice reduces both pain and inflammation. A bag of frozen peas works well because it covers your whole knee. You also can use an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel to protect your skin. Although ice therapy is generally safe and effective, don't use ice for longer than 20 minutes at a time because of the risk of damage to your nerves and skin. Heat. You may experience temporary pain relief by applying a heat pack or hot-water bottle to the painful area on your knee. Compression. This helps prevent fluid buildup in damaged tissues and maintains knee alignment and stability. Look for a compression bandage that's lightweight, breathable and self-adhesive. It should be tight enough to support your knee without interfering with circulation. Elevation. To help reduce swelling, try propping your injured leg on pillows or sitting in a recliner.
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I got hurt on my knee while climbing down the stairs and it was a very painful knock and suddenly I was holding my knee and passed out and after few seconds gained consciousness. The pain in knee vanished and there was no problem in knee. This has happened to me before the some kind of knock I got on my knees while hitting it on desk and passed out for seconds .is it vasovagal due to extreme pain or is the fainting something else. I have not fainted other than this ever.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (37436ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I got hurt on my knee while climbing down the stairs and it was a very painful knock and suddenly I was holding my kn...
Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Stiffness have developed due to weakness of the ligaments &inflammed cartilage. Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee. •ultrasound- which heals the damaged tissues and heals •electric stimulation / ift- which reduces the pain •kinesiology taping •application of heat or ice •soft tissue massages or knee joint mobilization 5 do’s & don’ts to reduce your knee pain. 1.Don’t take too much rest- not only your body muscles may become weaker even your joint’s pain may become worse. Take consultation from your physiotherapist to guide you with knee pain exercises which are safe for your knees & keep doing it. 2.Do exercise– exercises help in strengthening the muscles, increase flexibility & also support your knee. You can also do swimming, walking, elliptical machines & bicycles, etc. 3.Don’t avoid your weight– excess weight may increase the stress on your knee and if you have inflammatory arthritis then it may become worse. You don’t need to have ideal weight, you just need to start working to reduce the weight. 4.Rice -this process is good for joint pain caused due to minor injury or an arthritis. ••r (rest) – give some rest to your knees. •I (ice) – massage your knees with ice to reduce swelling. •c (compression)- start wearing compression bandage. •e (elevation)- keep your knee elevated. 5.Don’t wear bad shoes- we actively wear shoes in our daily life for hours without noticing how it can affect your knees badly. So, if you are facing knee pain, then check your shoes first. Is it giving you good comfort? If not then change it urgently. The importance of buying braces and splints from us – orthopaedic support braces we suggest you to wear knee brace which is available at our clinic. If you want you can buy from us, if you are far away from chennai we can send you by courier. The reason why we are conveying you to buy from us is we can demonstrate over the videocall (using whatsapp) and also we can monitor you throughout when to wear it and how long to wear it. And also if you find any difficulty wearing the brace you can also revert back to us for few more suggestions and we can propose you good solution how to go about it. Resisted terminal knee extension: make a loop with a piece of elastic tubing by tying a knot in both ends. Close the knot in a door at knee height. Step into the loop with your injured leg so the tubing is around the back of your knee. Lift the other foot off the ground and hold onto a chair for balance, if needed. Bend the knee with tubing about 45 degrees. Slowly straighten your leg, keeping your thigh muscle tight as you do this. Repeat 15 times. Do 2 sets of 15. If you need an easier way to do this, stand on both legs for better support while you do the exercise. Standing calf stretch: stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep as arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone 1. Heel and calf stretch to do this stretch: 1.Stand facing a wall. 2.Place your hands on the wall and move one foot back as far as you can comfortably. Toes on both feet should be facing forward, heels flat, with a slight bend in your knees. 3.Lean into the stretch and hold for 30 seconds. You should feel the stretch in your back leg. 4.Change legs and repeat. 5.Do this stretch twice for both legs. Short arc quad / isometeric quad exercise the short arc quad exercise is a great way to really focus in on properly contracting your quadriceps muscles. Here is how you do it: lie on your back and use a yoga block or basketball to prop your knee up. Slowly straighten your bent knee until it is all the way straight. Tighten your quad muscle with your toes pointed toward the ceiling and hold it tight for five seconds. Slowly lower your leg down. Repeat for 15 repetitions. Quadriceps, isometric (strength) this exercise is for an injured right knee. Switch sides if the injury is to your left knee. 1.Sit on the floor with your right leg straight in front of you. Bend your left knee up and put your left foot flat on the floor. 2.Flex your right foot and tighten the thigh muscles of your right leg. Press the back of your right knee toward the floor. Don’t arch your back or hunch your shoulders. 3.Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Then relax. 4.Repeat 10 times, or as instructed. 5.Do this exercise 3 times a day, or as instructed. 2. Quadriceps stretch to do this stretch: 1.Stand next to a wall or use a chair for support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. 2.Bend one knee so your foot goes up toward your glutes. 3.Grab your ankle and gently pull it toward your glutes as far as you can comfortably. 4.Hold for 30 seconds. 5.Return to the starting position and change legs. 6.Repeat 2 times on each side. Hamstring stretch •take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal. •use a cane or crutches to avoiding putting your full weight on your injured leg. •apply ice packs several times a day to relieve pain and reduce swelling. •wrap the injured area with a compression bandage or wear compression shorts to minimize swelling. •rest with your leg elevated above the level of your heart, if possible, to improve drainage and minimize swelling. To do this stretch: to do this stretch: 1.For this stretch, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2.Lie down on the floor or mat and straighten both legs. Or, if it’s more comfortable, you can bend both knees with your feet flat on the floor. 3.Lift one leg off the floor. 4.Place your hands behind your thigh, but below the knee, and gently pull your knee toward your chest until you feel a slight stretch. This shouldn’t be painful. 5.Hold for 30 seconds. 6.Lower and change legs. 7.Repeat 2 times on each side. Strengthening exercises 5.Half squat to do this exercise: 1.Get into a standing squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hips or out in front of you for balance. 2.Looking straight ahead, slowly squat down about 10 inches. This is the halfway point to a full squat. 3.Pause for a few seconds, then stand up by pushing through your heels. 4.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 5. Calf raises to do this exercise: 1.Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Position yourself next to a wall or hold on to the back of a chair for support. 2.Lift both your heels off the ground so that you’re standing on the balls of your feet. 3.Slowly lower your heels to the starting position. Control is important with this exercise for strengthening your calf muscles. 4.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 6. Hamstring curl 7. Leg extensions to do this exercise: 1.Sit up tall in a chair. 2.Put your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. 3.Look straight ahead, contract your thigh muscles, and extend one leg as high as possible without raising your buttocks off the chair. 4.Pause, then lower to the starting position. 5.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 8. Straight leg raises to do this exercise: 1.For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2.Lie down on the floor with one leg bent and one leg straight out in front of you. 3.Contract the quadricep of your straight leg and slowly raise it up off the floor until it’s the same height as your bent knee. 4.Pause at the top for 5 seconds, then lower to the starting position 5.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 9. Side leg raises to do this exercise: 1.Lie on your side with your legs stacked on top of each other. Cradle your head in your hand, and place your other hand on the floor in front of you. 2.Raise your top leg as high as you comfortably can. You should feel this on the side of your hips. 3.Pause briefly at the top, then lower your leg. 4.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 10. Prone leg raises to do this exercise: 1.For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning beneath you. 2.Lie on your stomach with your legs straight out behind you. You can let your head rest on your arms. 3.Engage your glute and hamstring muscles in your left leg and lift your leg as high as you comfortably can without causing pain. Be sure to keep your pelvic bones on the floor throughout this exercise. 4.Hold your leg in the lifted position for 5 seconds. 5.Lower your leg, rest for 2 seconds, then repeat. 6.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. Lifestyle and home remedies rest. Take a break from your normal activities to reduce repetitive strain on your knee, give the injury time to heal and help prevent further damage. A day or two of rest may be all you need for a minor injury. More severe damage is likely to need a longer recovery time. Ice. Ice reduces both pain and inflammation. A bag of frozen peas works well because it covers your whole knee. You also can use an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel to protect your skin. Although ice therapy is generally safe and effective, don't use ice for longer than 20 minutes at a time because of the risk of damage to your nerves and skin. Heat. You may experience temporary pain relief by applying a heat pack or hot-water bottle to the painful area on your knee. Compression. This helps prevent fluid buildup in damaged tissues and maintains knee alignment and stability. Look for a compression bandage that's lightweight, breathable and self-adhesive. It should be tight enough to support your knee without interfering with circulation. Elevation. To help reduce swelling, try propping your injured leg on pillows or sitting in a recliner.
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I have knee crepitus with no pain. But popping is very much and upon repeated sit up I even feel pain. Will it make unfit for army?

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (37436ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have knee crepitus with no pain. But popping is very much and upon repeated sit up I even feel pain.
Will it make u...
Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Stiffness have developed due to weakness of the ligaments &inflammed cartilage. Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee. •ultrasound- which heals the damaged tissues and heals •electric stimulation / ift- which reduces the pain •kinesiology taping •application of heat or ice •soft tissue massages or knee joint mobilization 5 do’s & don’ts to reduce your knee pain. 1.Don’t take too much rest- not only your body muscles may become weaker even your joint’s pain may become worse. Take consultation from your physiotherapist to guide you with knee pain exercises which are safe for your knees & keep doing it. 2.Do exercise– exercises help in strengthening the muscles, increase flexibility & also support your knee. You can also do swimming, walking, elliptical machines & bicycles, etc. 3.Don’t avoid your weight– excess weight may increase the stress on your knee and if you have inflammatory arthritis then it may become worse. You don’t need to have ideal weight, you just need to start working to reduce the weight. 4.Rice -this process is good for joint pain caused due to minor injury or an arthritis. ••r (rest) – give some rest to your knees. •I (ice) – massage your knees with ice to reduce swelling. •c (compression)- start wearing compression bandage. •e (elevation)- keep your knee elevated. 5.Don’t wear bad shoes- we actively wear shoes in our daily life for hours without noticing how it can affect your knees badly. So, if you are facing knee pain, then check your shoes first. Is it giving you good comfort? If not then change it urgently. The importance of buying braces and splints from us – orthopaedic support braces we suggest you to wear knee brace which is available at our clinic. If you want you can buy from us, if you are far away from chennai we can send you by courier. The reason why we are conveying you to buy from us is we can demonstrate over the videocall (using whatsapp) and also we can monitor you throughout when to wear it and how long to wear it. And also if you find any difficulty wearing the brace you can also revert back to us for few more suggestions and we can propose you good solution how to go about it. Resisted terminal knee extension: make a loop with a piece of elastic tubing by tying a knot in both ends. Close the knot in a door at knee height. Step into the loop with your injured leg so the tubing is around the back of your knee. Lift the other foot off the ground and hold onto a chair for balance, if needed. Bend the knee with tubing about 45 degrees. Slowly straighten your leg, keeping your thigh muscle tight as you do this. Repeat 15 times. Do 2 sets of 15. If you need an easier way to do this, stand on both legs for better support while you do the exercise. Standing calf stretch: stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep as arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone 1. Heel and calf stretch to do this stretch: 1.Stand facing a wall. 2.Place your hands on the wall and move one foot back as far as you can comfortably. Toes on both feet should be facing forward, heels flat, with a slight bend in your knees. 3.Lean into the stretch and hold for 30 seconds. You should feel the stretch in your back leg. 4.Change legs and repeat. 5.Do this stretch twice for both legs. Short arc quad / isometeric quad exercise the short arc quad exercise is a great way to really focus in on properly contracting your quadriceps muscles. Here is how you do it: lie on your back and use a yoga block or basketball to prop your knee up. Slowly straighten your bent knee until it is all the way straight. Tighten your quad muscle with your toes pointed toward the ceiling and hold it tight for five seconds. Slowly lower your leg down. Repeat for 15 repetitions. Quadriceps, isometric (strength) this exercise is for an injured right knee. Switch sides if the injury is to your left knee. 1.Sit on the floor with your right leg straight in front of you. Bend your left knee up and put your left foot flat on the floor. 2.Flex your right foot and tighten the thigh muscles of your right leg. Press the back of your right knee toward the floor. Don’t arch your back or hunch your shoulders. 3.Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Then relax. 4.Repeat 10 times, or as instructed. 5.Do this exercise 3 times a day, or as instructed. 2. Quadriceps stretch to do this stretch: 1.Stand next to a wall or use a chair for support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. 2.Bend one knee so your foot goes up toward your glutes. 3.Grab your ankle and gently pull it toward your glutes as far as you can comfortably. 4.Hold for 30 seconds. 5.Return to the starting position and change legs. 6.Repeat 2 times on each side. Hamstring stretch •take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal. •use a cane or crutches to avoiding putting your full weight on your injured leg. •apply ice packs several times a day to relieve pain and reduce swelling. •wrap the injured area with a compression bandage or wear compression shorts to minimize swelling. •rest with your leg elevated above the level of your heart, if possible, to improve drainage and minimize swelling. To do this stretch: to do this stretch: 1.For this stretch, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2.Lie down on the floor or mat and straighten both legs. Or, if it’s more comfortable, you can bend both knees with your feet flat on the floor. 3.Lift one leg off the floor. 4.Place your hands behind your thigh, but below the knee, and gently pull your knee toward your chest until you feel a slight stretch. This shouldn’t be painful. 5.Hold for 30 seconds. 6.Lower and change legs. 7.Repeat 2 times on each side. Strengthening exercises 5.Half squat to do this exercise: 1.Get into a standing squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hips or out in front of you for balance. 2.Looking straight ahead, slowly squat down about 10 inches. This is the halfway point to a full squat. 3.Pause for a few seconds, then stand up by pushing through your heels. 4.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 5. Calf raises to do this exercise: 1.Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Position yourself next to a wall or hold on to the back of a chair for support. 2.Lift both your heels off the ground so that you’re standing on the balls of your feet. 3.Slowly lower your heels to the starting position. Control is important with this exercise for strengthening your calf muscles. 4.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 6. Hamstring curl 7. Leg extensions to do this exercise: 1.Sit up tall in a chair. 2.Put your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. 3.Look straight ahead, contract your thigh muscles, and extend one leg as high as possible without raising your buttocks off the chair. 4.Pause, then lower to the starting position. 5.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 8. Straight leg raises to do this exercise: 1.For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2.Lie down on the floor with one leg bent and one leg straight out in front of you. 3.Contract the quadricep of your straight leg and slowly raise it up off the floor until it’s the same height as your bent knee. 4.Pause at the top for 5 seconds, then lower to the starting position 5.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 9. Side leg raises to do this exercise: 1.Lie on your side with your legs stacked on top of each other. Cradle your head in your hand, and place your other hand on the floor in front of you. 2.Raise your top leg as high as you comfortably can. You should feel this on the side of your hips. 3.Pause briefly at the top, then lower your leg. 4.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 10. Prone leg raises to do this exercise: 1.For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning beneath you. 2.Lie on your stomach with your legs straight out behind you. You can let your head rest on your arms. 3.Engage your glute and hamstring muscles in your left leg and lift your leg as high as you comfortably can without causing pain. Be sure to keep your pelvic bones on the floor throughout this exercise. 4.Hold your leg in the lifted position for 5 seconds. 5.Lower your leg, rest for 2 seconds, then repeat. 6.Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. Lifestyle and home remedies rest. Take a break from your normal activities to reduce repetitive strain on your knee, give the injury time to heal and help prevent further damage. A day or two of rest may be all you need for a minor injury. More severe damage is likely to need a longer recovery time. Ice. Ice reduces both pain and inflammation. A bag of frozen peas works well because it covers your whole knee. You also can use an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel to protect your skin. Although ice therapy is generally safe and effective, don't use ice for longer than 20 minutes at a time because of the risk of damage to your nerves and skin. Heat. You may experience temporary pain relief by applying a heat pack or hot-water bottle to the painful area on your knee. Compression. This helps prevent fluid buildup in damaged tissues and maintains knee alignment and stability. Look for a compression bandage that's lightweight, breathable and self-adhesive. It should be tight enough to support your knee without interfering with circulation. Elevation. To help reduce swelling, try propping your injured leg on pillows or sitting in a recliner.
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Can the sciatica pain radiating to calf muscle region be treated through physiotherapy? Whom to consult? Orhopeditian?

Dr.Rahul Rai 92% (3901ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gorakhpur
Can the sciatica pain radiating to calf muscle region be treated through physiotherapy? Whom to consult? Orhopeditian?
Take rest. Use lumbosacrl belt. Avoid forwardbending, lifting object, dnt sit on hard surface. Take medcine. For medcine prescription need private counsltation.
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Sir mera acl partial tear hue 1 month ho gya hai mri report se pata chala main abhi ayurvedic medicine le raha hu kya prp kra ja sakta hai without acl surgery.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (37436ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Sir mera acl partial tear hue 1 month ho gya hai mri report se pata chala main abhi ayurvedic medicine le raha hu kya...
1. Heel and calf stretch To do this stretch: 1. Stand facing a wall. 2. Place your hands on the wall and move one foot back as far as you can comfortably. Toes on both feet should be facing forward, heels flat, with a slight bend in your knees. 3. Lean into the stretch and hold for 30 seconds. You should feel the stretch in your back leg. 4. Change legs and repeat. 5. Do this stretch twice for both legs. Short Arc Quad / Isometeric Quad Exercise The short arc quad exercise is a great way to really focus in on properly contracting your quadriceps muscles. Here is how you do it: Lie on your back and use a yoga block or basketball to prop your knee up. Slowly straighten your bent knee until it is all the way straight. Tighten your quad muscle with your toes pointed toward the ceiling and hold it tight for five seconds. Slowly lower your leg down. Repeat for 15 repetitions. Quadriceps, Isometric (Strength) This exercise is for an injured right knee. Switch sides if the injury is to your left knee. 1. Sit on the floor with your right leg straight in front of you. Bend your left knee up and put your left foot flat on the floor. 2. Flex your right foot and tighten the thigh muscles of your right leg. Press the back of your right knee toward the floor. Don’t arch your back or hunch your shoulders. 3. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Then relax. 4. Repeat 10 times, or as instructed. 5. Do this exercise 3 times a day, or as instructed. 2. Quadriceps stretch To do this stretch: 1. Stand next to a wall or use a chair for support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. 2. Bend one knee so your foot goes up toward your glutes. 3. Grab your ankle and gently pull it toward your glutes as far as you can comfortably. 4. Hold for 30 seconds. 5. Return to the starting position and change legs. 6. Repeat 2 times on each side. Hamstring stretch • Take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal. • Use a cane or crutches to avoiding putting your full weight on your injured leg. • Apply ice packs several times a day to relieve pain and reduce swelling. • Wrap the injured area with a compression bandage or wear compression shorts to minimize swelling. • Rest with your leg elevated above the level of your heart, if possible, to improve drainage and minimize swelling. To do this stretch: To do this stretch: 1. For this stretch, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2. Lie down on the floor or mat and straighten both legs. Or, if it’s more comfortable, you can bend both knees with your feet flat on the floor. 3. Lift one leg off the floor. 4. Place your hands behind your thigh, but below the knee, and gently pull your knee toward your chest until you feel a slight stretch. This shouldn’t be painful. 5. Hold for 30 seconds. 6. Lower and change legs. 7. Repeat 2 times on each side. Strengthening exercises 5. Half squat To do this exercise: 1. Get into a standing squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hips or out in front of you for balance. 2. Looking straight ahead, slowly squat down about 10 inches. This is the halfway point to a full squat. 3. Pause for a few seconds, then stand up by pushing through your heels. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 5. Calf raises To do this exercise: 1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Position yourself next to a wall or hold on to the back of a chair for support. 2. Lift both your heels off the ground so that you’re standing on the balls of your feet. 3. Slowly lower your heels to the starting position. Control is important with this exercise for strengthening your calf muscles. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 6. Hamstring curl 7. Leg extensions To do this exercise: 1. Sit up tall in a chair. 2. Put your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. 3. Look straight ahead, contract your thigh muscles, and extend one leg as high as possible without raising your buttocks off the chair. 4. Pause, then lower to the starting position. 5. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 8. Straight leg raises To do this exercise: 1. For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2. Lie down on the floor with one leg bent and one leg straight out in front of you. 3. Contract the quadricep of your straight leg and slowly raise it up off the floor until it’s the same height as your bent knee. 4. Pause at the top for 5 seconds, then lower to the starting position 5. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 9. Side leg raises To do this exercise: 1. Lie on your side with your legs stacked on top of each other. Cradle your head in your hand, and place your other hand on the floor in front of you. 2. Raise your top leg as high as you comfortably can. You should feel this on the side of your hips. 3. Pause briefly at the top, then lower your leg. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 10. Prone leg raises To do this exercise: 1. For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning beneath you. 2. Lie on your stomach with your legs straight out behind you. You can let your head rest on your arms. 3. Engage your glute and hamstring muscles in your left leg and lift your leg as high as you comfortably can without causing pain. Be sure to keep your pelvic bones on the floor throughout this exercise. 4. Hold your leg in the lifted position for 5 seconds. 5. Lower your leg, rest for 2 seconds, then repeat. 6. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg.
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I have a heel pain problem with my right leg. Since it is already 4 month that I felt pain in my heel portion. For this I have consulted a two doctors (general surgeon and orthopaedic) but both the doctors advice is same. They have prescribed some pain killers and vitamin tablets (tandowell forty) but after using this medication the heel pain being not relieved so again I consult the same doctors and they advised me to take steroid (kenacort 40) and I have took it yesterday and doctor said me to take every week upto 3 steroids. So my question is that is it okay to stop after one steroid or should I continue. I need proper way to get rid of it. Please sir/ ma'am help.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (37436ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have a heel pain problem with my right leg. Since it is already 4 month that I felt pain in my heel portion. For th...
Ice. Use an ice pack or cold compress on your foot for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. This is especially beneficial at the end of a long day or when you’ve spent a lot of time on your feet. Or, roll a frozen water bottle under your foot. This method incorporates a bit of massage, relieving tightness in the bottom of your foot. Massage. Massaging the arch of your foot helps to relieve pain and promote mobility. Use your fingers and knuckles to deeply massage your foot for 1 to 5 minutes at a time. One technique is to place both thumbs at the center line of your arch and move them to the outer edges of your feet. Inserts. Use cushion inserts in your shoes for additional support and cushioning. Inexpensive options can be purchased off the shelf. Wear supportive shoes with thicker soles and extra cushioning for additional support that can help to reduce tension in the plantar fascia. Kinesiology tape can be used to improve arch and heel support. Night splints. Many people find quick and effective results by using night splints. They can be worn while sleeping to stretch the plantar fascia. They help to keep the plantar fascia relaxed and prevent you from pointing your feet down. Exercisefoot flexuse your hand to pull your toes back toward your shin. Hold this position for about 30 seconds.Do each side two to three times. Toe towel grab place a small towel under your foot. Curl your toes to grip the towel. Raise the front of your foot off the floor. Hold this position for a few seconds. Release the towel as you lift up your toes and spread them as far apart as possible. Heel and calf stretch to do this stretch: 1.Stand facing a wall. 2.Place your hands on the wall and move one foot back as far as you can comfortably. Toes on both feet should be facing forward, heels flat, with a slight bend in your knees. 3.Lean into the stretch and hold for 30 seconds. You should feel the stretch in your back leg. 4.Change legs and repeat. 5.Do this stretch twice for both legs. Golf ball roll roll a golf baell under your right foot. Continue for up to 1 minute. Do each foot two to three times.
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