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Dr. Pratibha P. Joshi

B.Sc. (P.T.)

Physiotherapist, Thane

35 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. Pratibha P. Joshi B.Sc. (P.T.) Physiotherapist, Thane
35 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Pratibha P. Joshi is a trusted Physiotherapist in Dombivali, Thane. She has been a successful Physiotherapist for the last 35 years. She has completed B.Sc. (P.T.) . You can consult Dr. Pratibha P. Joshi at Prasad Physiotherapy Clinic in Dombivali, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pratibha P. Joshi on Lybrate.com.

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B.Sc. (P.T.) - K E M Hospita, and Seth G S Medical College Mumbai, - 1982
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I am 21 years old male. I have severe backpain from the last 2 weeks. Have tried some ointments but of no use. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Agartala
I am 21 years old male. I have severe backpain from the last 2 weeks. Have tried some ointments but of no use. What s...
Please do some light exercises and take more water don't wt bearing for 1month. Medicine- arnica oinment aplly. Arnica 1m morning 10 d daily for 5 days. After you consult with me. Medicine must be shealed file rekweg/swab/happco/adal inthis company only.
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What is permanent solution if back pain?

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Permanent solution comes with appropriate diagnosis and further management. Start with getting a consultation and identify the cause of pain. Often it could be core muscle weakness.
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I am working for oriflame from last 3 months from last two days I had pain at my shoulder what should I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am working for oriflame from last 3 months from last two days I had pain at my shoulder what should I do.
*don't carry wts on your shoulder. Get yourself tested whether you have spondylitis problem. Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. Take calc fluor 200--once daily in the morning.
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I'm 47 year male, do walking and jogging, but while stretching down forward l pulled up my back. It becomes very difficult for me to sit and stand straight. Immediately do I need to see a doctor.?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. If you have localized back pain with no other symptoms like radiating leg pain, neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness, paresthesias etc, then you can start with following recommendations for initial period of 2-3 weeks: - to maintain proper posture of your back while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication like tab etoshine or paracetamol or one which suits you, if there is an associated muscle spasm, you are also advised to add a muscle relaxant for next 5-7 days - physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - ice packs can applied if your pain is acute for 3-4 times in a day - analgesic spray for local application can be used and is easily available. - avoid lifting heavyweight/ acute forward bending in mornings etc we will observe you for next 2-3 weeks how you respond to this conservative management protocol. If you are not feeling better, then we will have to get some investigations like, dynamic x rays of lower back and few blood tests for evaluation. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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I have pain in my legs since 3 days. My calf feels aching too much after I walk. Don't know what to do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have pain in my legs since 3 days. My calf feels aching too much after I walk. Don't know what to do?
It can be due dehydration or deficiency of calcium and d3. Learn calf and hamstring streching by physiotherapist . keep yourself hydrated. add dairy products in your diet including egg.
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I am 60 having back pain, Knee pain, shoulder pain.

MD - Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist,
Neck message will give good results. Use little good oil or plain water and massage from either side on the mid shoulder blade. Use your thumbs and move it slowly upwards on the back of neck up to the lower level of ear. Repeat 5 to 10 times. Do not do from top to down. Finally move your neck up and down, sideways left and right. Results are excellent. Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Swing 20 times morning and evenings. This will relieve your problem. In case it continues consult a Acupuncture/Acupressure Dr. In your place. Also take calcium tablets for a limited period 2 months
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MPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Repititive Strain Injury which includes the damage to tendons, muscles, nerves, and other tissues is likely to trouble you if you maintain an improper posture at the workstation.
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My husband is 26 years old, nowadays he had a back ache, he used meftal forte ointment but temporary relief only, he is working in IT firm, almost 8 hrs in sitting position. Pls provide good remedy.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My husband is 26 years old, nowadays he had a back ache, he used meftal forte ointment but temporary relief only, he ...
Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily Bhujang Asana x 15 timesx twice daily Core Strengthening Exercises. Back Stretching.
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I got fractured in my spine 8-9 months ago. So my legs were not working. Now I am walking smoothly but not properly. I think blood is not flowing properly in my legs so please tell me some medical solution or any liquid syrup.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hamstring stretching Towel Hamstring Stretch Lie on the back, supporting the thigh with the hand or with a towel wrapped around it.. Slowly straighten the knee until a stretch is felt in the back of the thigh, trying to get the bottom of the foot to face the ceiling, one leg at a time. Hold the position initially for 10 seconds, and gradually work up to 20 to 30 seconds. Seated Hamstring Stretch While sitting at the edge of a chair, straighten one leg in front of the body with the heel on the floor. Then, sit up straight and try pushing the navel towards the thigh without leaning the trunk of the body forwards. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds Repeat 3 times for each leg.
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I'm having back pain and addicted towards masturbation does this harm my life Please tell.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm  having back pain and addicted towards masturbation does this harm my life  Please tell.
do hot fermentation and spine extension exercise and stretching exercise avoid toward bending . yes it can be harmful for future
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I met with a bike accident some days before. I had head injury too. I have back pain since last three days and have fever from last day. Suggest me what to do.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I met with a bike accident some days before. I had head injury too. I have back pain since last three days and have f...
Take nat sulph 200 1 dose and then start taking nilhilinum 30 3 doses for a week and then revert me back
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I have a back pain in mid of back bone. Why is that so and what should I do to get rid off.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I have a back pain in mid of back bone. Why is that so and what should I do to get rid off.
Hello lybrate-user, back pain occur due to many reason: 1: muscle spasm 2: disc problem 3: stiff back 4: postural fault 5: traumatic history so it will be better if you send me your detail such as your symptoms either it is localised or radiate till your leg. Back strengthening exercise plays important role in releiving pain. Core muscle strengthening plays important role in releiving pain. So consult a physio and learn some strengthening exercise and start doing it guided by them.
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I have headache sometimes, am getting cold daily at evening, am also getting pain in legs. Am getting angry at any small small issues. I want to get advices for living a proper life. Can you excalavte my problem?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I have headache sometimes, am getting cold daily at evening, am also getting pain in legs.
Am getting angry at any sm...
Dear lybrate-user, all these symptoms are stress related. Can call it stress disorder. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as “acute stress,” can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. Physical exercise, creative activities, deep breathing, being away from the situation for sometime etc can help you tackle the stress.
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I have back pain since 2 years along with generalised body pain.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I have back pain since 2 years along with generalised body pain.
Kindly show me photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days do back (spine)/shoulder/knee exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days, then contact me again.
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I am 58 years old male. I have c4-c5 disc osteophyte complexes indenting the thecal sac, l4-l5 posterior annular tear with mild posterior disc protrusion indenting the thecal sac, l5-s1 severe disc degeneration with disc height reduction. Diffuse disc bulge indenting thecal sac, end plate changes. I am unable to bear the pain at hip region which spreads down upto toes, pulling pain at left hand wrist radiating till little finger, and giddiness at times for a second or two. Kindly advice me for a relief.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 58 years old male. I have c4-c5 disc osteophyte complexes indenting the thecal sac, l4-l5 posterior annular tear...
Dear sir do consult neuro physiotherapist or neuro physician and have ift and laser physiotherapy treatment for 15 days followed by spinal extension and cervical mobilisation exercise once pain subsides.
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I have fever from last 2 days and very cold from 15 days, my back pain is so much in night so what can I do for back pain and cold?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have fever from last 2 days and very cold from 15 days, my back pain is so much in night so what can I do for back ...
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 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 contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again.
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My father have pain in his knee joint, whenever he sit. Then there is pain when he going to stand. He can not stand without any problem. His knee joint paining continuously but when he stand after sitting then the pain is increase. Tell me the solution to reduce his pain.

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
My father have pain in his knee joint, whenever he sit. Then there is pain when he going to stand. He can not stand w...
I understand your concern for your father. As per your complains it seems he is suffering from knee arthritis which is very common at this age. I would advise you to please go for proper investigation like xray, uric acid, calcium etc blood tests so that the reason can be diagnosed. In the mean time to get relief from pain and stiffness please follow the physio measures: precautions- 1. Avoid prolong standing. Standing on one leg or running for time being if its painful. 2. Take care while bending your knees, it should not directly strain your joint. 3. Avoid heavy weight lifting. 4. Wear shoes with good arch support, do not wear high -healed shoes. 5. Use the correct positions during activities so that you do not strain your muscles. 6. Try to change your sitting position every 15 min so that it should not give strain on your knees. 7. Avoid sitting on floor with both knees bending. 8. Take diet rich in calcium like milk, dairy products, banana etc which will enhance your calcium and gives you strength. At home you can ask him to start treatment along with some prescribed calcium tablets. 1. Make use of hot packs and ice packs alternately. Apply with the ratio of 3: 2 which means 3 min ice then 2 min heat. Ice has very good results in relieving pain than heat so combination of both gives you complete relax. As ice reduces pain and heat stimulates blood flow around the affected area. 2. After this using thumb ask him to massage the knee painful area gently. Relax for 5 minutes. 3. And then ask him to start doing knee (quads) isometrics atleast 10-15 times with the hold of 5 -10 seconds. Also you can do some knee strengthening when pain is decreased in the mean time like - hams sets, knee bending and straitening, heel raising, bridging, squatting, lunge etc. Lot of exercises are there. The above treatment will give him pain relief and discomfort. If possible please contact any physio who will study his daily routine, symptoms, degree of pain etc and accordingly will give him the best treatment plan. Along with it give our pain relieving modalities like ift, us vacuum therapy for 10-12 days with mobilisation exercises. Best regards.
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I am 24 yr old suffering from backache what I can do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
I am 24 yr old suffering from backache what I can do?
Hi I can understand your problem. # relax & stay positive. # take hot and cold foementation. # learn posture care exercise. # use lumber support. # take break every 20 minutes. # do strengthening exercise of back and core muscles not all back pains are same, you need specific treatment plan according to your symptoms. To discuss your backpain in detail reply in private consultation.
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How to Control Knee Joint Pain?

Commonwealth Fellow Joint Replacement, DNB - Orthopedics, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
How to Control Knee Joint Pain?

An elementary knowledge of biology tells you how important joints are for the overall functionality of a human body. If not for biology experience teaches us the inevitable importance of joints. The link between a tooth and the jawbone is also a joint. Without joints the human body would have been in bits and pieces.

Having known that, you should also try to remember or understand how disabling joint pains can be. They hardly let you move a limb and can also cripple you for life. Knee joint pain can hinder a person's free movement. Knees bear the entire load of your body; they support your frame. Knee joint pain should therefore be a cause for alarm.

Going by the following ways can relieve you of knee joint pain:

  1. Maintain a healthy weight: Carrying extra pounds can exert additional pressure on your joints and contribute to knee pain. If you're overweight, losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight can help relieve the stress on your knees. Talk to your doctor about developing a healthy eating plan and exercise program to help you lose weight sensibly.
  2. Find a low-impact exercise you enjoy: Talk to your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Good choices for people with knee pain include walking and swimming. Be sure to warm up before and cool down after exercising. Avoid hilly terrain and high-impact activities like running and jumping, as these can worsen knee pain.
  3. Give physical therapy a try: Physical and occupational therapy often are helpful for people with knee pain. A physical therapist can help design an exercise program that fits your individual ability level and teach you proper techniques to spare your joints. Occupational therapy can teach you how to reduce strain on your knees in your daily activities.
  4. Get enough rest and relaxation: Sure, physical activity is important, but rest and relaxation can go a long way to promote good health - and reduce pain. Achieve a healthy balance in your life by learning stress-relief techniques like deep breathing and meditation.
  5. Make sure you're getting enough sleep: No question-arthritis pain can interfere with a good night's sleep. However, proper sleep is necessary for overall health, so if you are having trouble sleeping, talk to your doctor. Proper pain management can help break the cycle to help you slumber soundly.
  6. Use Ice and/or Heat: For many people with arthritis pain, ice can help relieve pain and swelling and heat can help ease stiffness. Ask your doctor about how to safely use an ice pack and/or a warm towel or heating pad. A hot shower in the morning or warm bath before bed at night also may be helpful.
  7. Apply a topical pain reliever: A number of over-the-counter and prescription creams, gels, sprays and patches are available to help relieve arthritis pain. These pain relievers contain ingredients like capsaicin, salicylates, menthol, or a combination of medicines. Ask your doctor if one of these products might be right for you.
  8. Consider Injections: Persistent arthritis pain may respond to treatment with injections. Available options include corticosteroids, which can be used up to 2 or 3 times a year to relieve severe pain, and hyaluronic acid, which can help replenish lubricating substances in the knee. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of injectable treatments for knee pain.
  9. Talk to Your Doctor about Surgery: If you have severe osteoarthritis symptoms that interfere with daily life and do not respond to conservative treatment, surgery may be necessary. Ask your doctor about arthroscopic procedures or total knee replacement, may be necessary.
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