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Overview

Pain: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

According to the International Association for the Study of Pains, “pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with the actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” Pains can be experienced in any part of the body, be it arms, legs, head, feet, hands, stomach, abdomen or any other. Pains can be of two types- acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is when you feel sudden and severe pain in any part of your body. You may feel it during injury, surgery or sickness. Triggered by tissue damage, this pain goes away after a certain period of time. Chronic pain itself is considered as a health condition. It lasts for a very long time and you might not be able to understand the treason behind it. Simple pain relieving medications work in 20% - 70% of the cases. If medications do not work, you have the option to go for physio therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic or surgery.

How is the treatment done?

Muscle pain is one of the most common kinds of pain. It could be due to muscle cramps, repetitive strain injuries, influenza and other diseases. The first thing you must do after you experience pain is consult a physician. A physician will diagnose the cause of your pain and suggest the remedy accordingly. Medications are known to cure most cases of pain. There over the counter pain relievers like aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen available to get over the pain you are going through. In more severe cases, morphine or fentanyl may be prescribed. If medications do not work, you can try physio therapy. A physio therapist will suggest and assist you in doing a range of exercises that you must do regularly to gain the mobility of your painful boy part back. Availing professional massage might be of help as it may soothe some pains. Chiropractic is a treatment that works for disorders of musculoskeletal system specially the spinal cord. In extreme cases, you may have to go for surgeries to resolve your troubles.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you have been experiencing pain in any body part for more than a week, you must not ignore it. Consult a physician, diagnose its cause and get it cured.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Short termed, mild pains do not need to be treated by professionally. Wait for 2-3 days before consulting a doctor.

Are there any side effects?

Some strong medications may result in redness, itching or irritation in skin. You may also feel heavy headed and nausea after consuming certain medications. There is nothing to be concerned about. However, if the effects linger, do consult a doctor.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You must keep exercising regularly and keep your body active. Consume a healthy diet filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, pulses etc. The food you eat determines the condition of your body.

How long does it take to recover?

The recovery time period depends on the organ where you are experiencing pain and the severity of your condition.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Price of the treatment depends on the kind of treatment you may have to undergo and the the severity of your condition.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment are mostly permanent if you do not suffer from any other chronic disease.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

You can try home massages, hot/ cold treatments or some special foods known to relive pains in the areas you are struggling with.

Safety: Medium Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs 100 - Rs 2,000

Popular Health Tips

Exercises That Can Help Relieve Knee Pain!

MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Sports injuries, Shoulder & Knee arthroscopy, Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Exercises That Can Help Relieve Knee Pain!

It is normal and alright to feel pain in the knees occasionally after a physical activity or prolonged walking. However, it is a serious cause of concern if the pain is experienced every now and then. Not responding to your knee pain for long can lead to the extreme disability. Knee pain does not crop up in a day and it may surprise you when it first appears.

Initially, you may notice slight pain and discomfort. If you have identified knee pain at this level, managing it is easy. You can perform different exercises to prevent pain from occurring. If the pain severe, you need to go consult a doctor, who will then help identify the real cause of pain. The following exercises, along with medications, can help you overcome knee pain and restore the mobility of the joint.

  1. Stair Step ups: Choose a comfortable stairway. Place your hand on the wall or banister. This is to ensure that you are balanced. Your left foot should be on the taller step. Your right foot should be on the ground. Stay in this posture for a second. Now, step back, and bring left foot to the right foot. Repeat this 6 times. Reverse the legs and continue doing for 6 times. If you want to take rest between the steps, feel free to do so.
  2. Ups and Downs: You need an armless chair that is strong. Sit on the edge but comfortably. Your arms should be at your side, relaxed and loose. Sit erect and your feet should be flat. If you feel you need balance, and then cross your arms. Start standing up. This should not be instant but deliberate, controlled, and gradual movement. Stand slowly up to the full height, and hold on for 2 seconds. Again sit down. Repeat this 5 times.
  3. Straight Leg Raise: This can be a part of your everyday exercise regime. This is a strengthening workout that does not put too much effort on the knees. Lie down on your back. One leg should be straight on the ground and the other one should be bent. Now, slowly lift the leg that is straight, and the toes should point upward. Raise your leg up to 30 degrees, but you can start with 15 to 20 degrees in the initial stage. Repeat 15 times and perform at least 3 sets of this exercise. Keep alternating legs. This workout strengthens the knees, thigh muscles, and the ankle joints, thus offering multifold benefits.
  4. Wall Hamstring Stretch: Hamstring muscles too can be the cause of knee pain and discomfort. To strengthen the hamstring muscles and alleviate knee pain, this exercise helps a lot. Lie down on the floor flat. Your feet should be flexed. Choose a space that is close to a wall, or a sturdy table. Your right leg should be propped on the wall or table. If you don’t prefer any, a resistance band is a good alternative. When stretching, you can find your flexibility level and when you feel that you have reached the deepest point, start relaxing. Keep alternating contracting and relaxing every 5 seconds. After 10 to 15 sets, you can try the same with the left leg.
  5. Knee Rolls: Use an exercise mat or a carpet that is cozy. Lie on your back. Bend the knees, and ensure your feet are flat. Your arms should be stretched on the sides. Look at the ceiling, and hold the knees together. In the same posture, slowly roll the knees towards the right. When you feel a gentle twitch or after 5 seconds, move to original position. Then lower the knees to the left. Hold and release. For each side, repeat 10 times.

These exercises strengthen the knees and improve the quality of life by bidding bye to the pain. Understanding that these are magic remedies that work overnight is the key to stay focused and keep going without quitting.

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Kidney Stones - Know How They Can Be Treated!

MCh Urology, DNB Urology, MS-General Surgery, MBBS, Diploma In Laproscopy & Urology, Basic & Advance Robotic Urology Training
Urologist, Delhi
Kidney Stones - Know How They Can Be Treated!

Treatment for kidney stones varies depending on the size and type of the stone or the symptoms caused by it. In case of small stones, medication and simple changes in lifestyle can be enough to treat it, but surgeries and extensive treatments are required if symptoms are severe. 

Following are treatment options for kidney stones:

Small stones with minimal symptoms 

  1. Drinking water: Drinking around 3 liters of water a day will regulate your urinary system and can effectively eliminate small stones. Unless your doctor advices otherwise, drinking ample amount of fluids, usually water, is one of the commonest way to get rid of small kidney stones. 
  2. Pain relievers: There might be a considerable amount of pain and discomfort associated with passing the stone through urine. Your doctor may recommend pain killers like Ibuprofen, Naproxen sodium or acetaminophen. 
  3. Medical therapy: In order to eliminate the kidney stone, your doctor may administer medical therapy. Medication like alpha blocker helps in passing the kidney stone with least pain and more quickly. It relaxes the muscles in the ureter and makes the process relatively easy. 

Large stones with severe symptoms 

  1. Using sound waves to break up stones: In this technique, a procedure called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), is employed. ESWL uses the help of sound waves to create vibrations which breaks the stones in smaller pieces. This procedure takes about an hour and can cause mild pain and discomfort. Your doctor may administer sedatives to reduce your sensitivity. ESWL has side effects like blood in urine or bruising in the abdomen. 
  2. Surgical removal of kidney stones: Surgical removal of stones is done with the help of a procedure called nepholithotomy. It uses small telescopes and other instruments which are inserted in your back through a small incision. It is generally done in case of large stones and when ESWL fails. 
  3. Ureteric Calculi (Using a scope to remove stones): A thin illuminated tube called ureteroscope is used to remove a comparatively smaller stone in the kidney or ureter. The ureteroscope is equipped with a tiny camera which determines the location of the stone which is then broken into pieces with the help of other instruments. It may require general or regional anesthesia.

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

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Surgical Treatment For The Infected Diabetic Foot!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgeon, Bangalore
Surgical Treatment For The Infected Diabetic Foot!

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease which is increasing in incidence. A number of people are being affected, and the age of onset is decreasing. The issue with managing diabetes is that it is a multi-system disease, and affects almost the entire body system. The circulatory, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems and overall metabolism are all severely affected as the disease progresses. Therefore, early detection is highly helpful as it aids in controlling the progression of the disease as well as in arresting its symptoms.

Infections, especially in the leg, which lead an individual to suffer from a diabetic foot are due to two reasons:

  • Nervous system: Diabetes results in a reduced sensation of the nervous system, especially in the distant organs like the toes and legs. As the sensory perception is reduced, small hurts and wounds in the legs go unnoticed and the person does not feel any pain.
  • Skin: Once diabetes sets in, the collagen formation and wound-healing capability is reduced. The rate of regeneration of tissues is reduced. So in addition to the reduced sensation, the rate of healing is also reduced.
  • These wound infections could be limb threatening or non-limb-threatening. As the infection progresses from mild to moderate to severe, the wound progresses from a small ulcer to cellulitis involving the infection of the subcutaneous layer. This then progresses to gangrene, which refers to the death of the underlying tissue due to chronic infection. This infection gradually reaches the bone to cause osteomyelitis.

The primary problems with severe cases of diabetic foot include:

  • Hypoxia it reduces the oxygen supply
  • Debris due to infection and death of subcutaneous tissue
  • Nutritional deficiencies is a common side effect of diabetes
  • Lack of vascularity due to atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis

How does surgery help?

  • Sharp surgical debridement: This is done in cases that only have a deep cellulitis or gangrene. The infected tissue is marked out along with a good margin of normal tissue, completely debrided leaving normal margins. This allows diagnosing the extent of the infection, clear debridement, and also promotes wound healing. The skin closure is done with skin grafts from another portion, usually the thigh or torso. Postop care is essential for success.
  • Amputation: In people where the infection is quite deep, with or without osteomyelitis (bone involvement), amputation may be required. This amputation may be only of the toes, the foot, or below or above the knee depending on the stage of identification and extent of infection. This helps in improved diabetic foot control as well as re-ulceration, which can be quite complicated.

While surgery comes with its own set of complications, it sometimes helps in treating severe diabetic foot infections. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Why It Is Important To Stay Away From People Who Do Not Feel Remorse?

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Doing Post Diploma MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
Why It Is Important To Stay Away From People Who Do Not Feel Remorse?

Remorse, guilt and regret are negative but normal human emotions which every human being feels or goes through from time to time. However, there are some people who don’t feel remorse at all and hence are dangerous companions for you. Some of the reasons why you should stay away from them are discussed here.

Emotions, both bad and good make us human
People who don’t show any repentance or sorrow are those who don’t feel the pain or anguish of others and have a complete lack of empathy. Although psychopaths and sociopaths both exhibit this behaviour, a person doesn’t necessarily have to be one or both of the above to suffer from a lack of remorse or guilt. These people can be aptly described as “morally broke”. The most painful part is that if a family member or a loved one is a person such as this it can make your life very difficult and always result in you feeling unappreciated and drained.

Some of the reasons why you should stay away from such people are as follows -

  1. When you are emotionally distressed for some reason and need words of advice, a hug or a shoulder to cry on, a person such as this will never be supportive, eventually they end up harming you emotionally.
  2. Remorseless people can’t tell you the difference between what is good and what is bad. Even if you ask them for some suggestions, they will leave it entirely up to you to decide what is good for you.
  3. Sometimes they act in a selfish manner which may leave you and others close to you in a distressed and perplexed state. It is not that they don’t care for you, but their inability to express it clearly hurts you.
  4. According to research, seeing other people suffer activates a neural circuit inside our brain as if we are hurting ourselves. This is what makes you feel emotionally distressed or pained. For some people, the level of emotional expression can vary. People who don’t feel remorse are emotionally abandoned. They will never be able to share your pleasure, pain or suffering.

How to get out of such relationships
It is important to get away from such relationships. Although it is hard to do following certain steps will help you come out of that toxic relationship fast.

  1. The first thing is to believe that no matter how well you try, that person is not going to change.
  2. Next, learn to let him or her go. You have to believe that you have the strength to come out of that relationship.
  3. Third and the most important thing is to realize that you deserve someone better who is not emotionally drained and will not drain you emotionally either.
     
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Ozone Discectomy For Disc Prolapse!

MBBS, MD, FIMSA, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Ozone Discectomy For Disc Prolapse!

Ozone local anaesthesia with strict real time radiological control, which ensures the proper placement of Ozone in the center of the disc making it shrink.

Low Sciatica and PIVD

Among working-age people, as many as 20 percent experience back symptoms at least every year. facet arthropathy, sciatica, muscle strain, sacroilitis, bulging or herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. Prolapsed intervertebral discs (PIVD) are the most common cause of low back pain associated with a defined structural Abnormality.

Patients who are not helped by weeks of conservative therapy are often referred for pain that has persisted beyond a four-week period should be referred to a multidisciplinary pain center.

Different Non Surgical Interventions Employed Successfully:

  • Epidural Steroid Inj.

  • Epidurogram & Epidurolysis.

  • Nerve root sleeve/ transforaminal Inj.

  • Intra-discal steroid inj.

  • Nucleoplasty- Thermal & Mechanical

  • Ozone Discolysis

Conventional treatment methods for back pain comprise lamminectomy/ discectomy microsurgery, endoscopic disectomy and percutaneous arthoscopic disectomy, among others. These are invasive methods and their goal is to remove or contain the protruding disc. However, these methods have occasionally demonstrated a discrete incidence of failure and/or recurrence. Outcome studies of leg pain, some left unaddressed surgically.

Understanding the need for Nano-Technology 

  1. The various treatment options have confused clinicians and investigators due to high failure rate and complications associated with different kinds of surgeries and interventions. There has been a surge of interest in the search for a safer alternative method of decompressing the nerve roots maintaining the structural stability.
  2. Another safe least invasive alternative therapy that has been receiving exposure in Europe is the use of medical Ozone (02/03 mixture) in the treatment of PIVD. Epidural steroid injection, transforaminal epidural decompressions has a high success rate (up to 85%), but chances of recurrences are there specially if these interventions are done at later stage. anaphylaxis following intradiscal chymopapain injection. Injection of Ozone for discogenic radiculopathy (low back pain with radiation to legs) has developed as a revolutionary alternative to chemonucleolysis and disc surgery .

The use of ozone revolution for treating disc diseases 

Muto suggested an intradiscal injection of Ozone for a disc Ozone injection into the intervertebral disc. After that successful outcome has been reported from various European centers. It is very important to note from those reports that complications are remarkably few. Not a serious single life-threatening complication was found even after 120,000 cases of Ozone nucleolysis, which stresses the safety of these procedures.

The most critical portion of performing any of the minimally invasive procedures is the accuracy and safe positioning of the needle (or terminal device) in the centre of the disc space. The risk in ozonucleolysis is particularly minimised, with the use of a very thin 22/25-gauge needle. It may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes to position a needle in the centre of the disc space under radiological guidance. Once the needle is safely placed in position, ozonucleolysis is completed in only another 2 to 3 minutes.

How does water contained within the domain of proteoglycans. The water binding capacity of the proteoglycan molecule is partially a property of its size and physical shape, but the main force that holds water to the molecule stems from the ionic, carboxyl (COOH) and sulphate (SO4) radicals of the glycosaminoglycan chains. The ozone can have a direct effect on these carboxyl and sulphate groups, breaking down some of these glycosaminoglycan chains which make up the proteoglycans. The destruction of these cross-linked structures reduces their ability to hold water therefore diminishing the size of the herniation by interferon, and tumor necrosis factor. Therefore, by reducing the inflammatory components there is a corresponding reduction in pain.

By stimulating fibroblasts & immunosuppressor cytokines 

  • Local production of Antioxidant Enzymes
  • Another action which may prove to be one of the most important is the stimulation of
  • Release of immunosuppressor cytokines like transforming growth factor, and IL-10 fibroblastic activity by ozone. Fibroblasts initiate the repair process by stimulating the deposition of collagen. Although yet to be validated, this mode of action could explain the resolution of PIVD on CT scans and the small percentage of patients who have relapses after the completion of treatment plan.
  • Ozone may have a reflex therapy effect called ‘chemical acupuncture’, breaking the chain of infection which is healed with antibiotics.

     

    In fact, over 120,000 patients have been treated successfully worldwide using the injection of medical ozone with a success rate of 80-90% and with a near nil rate of procedure-related complications. “The procedure is a safe and effective alternative to open surgical procedure. Patients get the advantage of going home after a short recovery on the same day. They generally go to work within a week and are spared prolonged absence from work and disability,” The treatment relieves pain substantially and, after two sittings, people "can go back to work under medical guidance".

    Comparison: 1. More hospital stay One day/day care 2. Complications of prolonged surgery& spine surgery is the treatment of choice for prolapsed disc (PIVD) done under local anaesthesia in a daycare setting. This procedure is ideally suited for cervical & lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. The total cost of the procedure is much less than that of surgical discectomy. All these facts have made this procedure very popular in European countries. It is also gaining popularity in our country due to high success rate, less invasiveness, fewer chances of recurrences, remarkably fewer side effects meaning high safety profile, short hospital stay, no post-operative discomfort or morbidity and low cost.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I have been fluid without pain in my left ear many years and hearing problem also but now no fluids come but some time feel heaviness in head. I also use to take antidepressant medicine. Is there any link it with depression. What are it's remedy.

MBBS, Diploma In Psychological Medicine, Diploma In National Board In Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai
Get yourself checked by an ENT specialist. If he/she says this heaviness is unrelated to the past ear complaints then ask the treating Psychiatrist whether it is related to your depression.
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My husband, aged 34 yrs, has back pain which heals after taking pain killer for 3-4 days. MRI report showed compressive myelopathy at c4-c5 and and straightening of cervical lorditic curvature. Please suggest for remedial steps. Is surgery the only way for this.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Ortho, Fellowship In Knee Replacement & Arthroscopic Surgery ( Knee & Shoulder )
Orthopedist, Mumbai
MRI is showing problem myelopathy in neck region and your husband has back pain. You need to get x ray of back. 80-90% of lower back problem do not require surgery.
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I am suffering from anxiety from last two years. I feel like I am going to die soon. This is worst. I had chest pains .I gone through lots of eggs and tests but all came normal. How can I come out from this.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user First of all anxiety never kills any body Second seek treatment consult me or any psychologist for anxiety management You will be fine All the best.
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I'm an unmarried male aged about 40- Experiencing pain around the waist at the left half of the back for few days. What could be the cause?

MS- Orthopedics, Fellowship in arthroplasty & reconstructive surgery, Fellowship in Arthroplasty and Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellowship in arthroscopy & sports medicine
Orthopedist, Bangalore
There are lot of causes of back pain may be orthopedic or non orthopedic related. One sided low back and waist pain can be due to muscle strain and also can be due to renal or uretric colic also commonly. If pain is sharp and dos not change with back position its mostly calculi [ stones] orelse it could be a very commom problem ls strain. Needs rest and later low back exercise along with some pain killers.
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What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Shoulder Pain In Elderly
Hello friends,

I am Dr Akhilesh Rathi I am practicing Orthopaedic and Orthoscopic surgeon in Dwarka.

Today I will be discussing about shoulder pain in the elderly, shoulder pain has been a very common problem and you must have heard that term frozen shoulder, heard similar kind of terms in your relatives or elderly people. So, these days very effective treatment for these kind of pain are available and because these diseases can be very debilitating. People are there who are unable to lift their arms to the routine course, so in these patients there are lot of treatment options are available if timely manage they can be done even in the non surgical way. So to start with the first and foremost treatment for most shoulder problems like the rotator cuff tendinosis and rotator cuff tear most patients can we manage with simple stretching exercises, range of motion exercises, shoulder strengthening exercises and some physiotherapy. So these patients recover well and they are able to manage their pain and regulate their routine with these exercises. Apart from these around 10 to 20% of the patients who do not improve with these exercises and are suffering from bigger tears or bigger problems, in these patients there highly advanced treatments are available nowadays. What we call as shoulder arthroscopy, arthroscopy means like you have must heard about laparoscopy where surgery is done in the abdomen through small portals. Nowadays, we can do surgery in the shoulder through small tiny incisions, 3 to 4 incisions and repair all the damage muscle in there. So even in those patients who are unable to lift their arm or move there arm or shoulder is stiff despite the physio, despite the exercises in those patients we can make it better. We can even think about having almost 100% normal kind of lifestyle. So I would like to restress is whenever you are having any shoulder pain, any stiff shoulder and it is not improving after 4 to 6 weeks then please do get it checked by an orthopaedician near you and most likely it will manage with physiotherapy and exercise and if it doesn't improve with physio, exercises I think you might need injection the shoulder or maybe orthoscopic surgery which can make it normal and which can repair the damaged muscle. Because if you delay too much, there are chances the damage muscle may retract and it may not be fixable even with the orthoscopy anymore. So the timing of your visit to your doctor is important, don't delay, don't ignore your shoulder pain, don't ignore your stiff shoulder. So because if you ignore it then you won't be able to operate and fix it arthroscopically, in those cases in which we done lake, the muscle has already retracted or is unrepairable then we need to replace the joint. So the best option is get yourself timing check, if your shoulder pain is not going in 4 or 6 weeks think about visiting your doctor and get it fixed and thank you all for listening to me patiently.

You can take my appointment online through Lybrate or any other online portal. I am available in sector 7 Dwarka, I have a clinic by the name of Rathi Orthopaedic and Spine Clinic.

Thank you so much.
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Knee Pain In Elderly
Hello friends,

I am Dr Akhilesh Rathi I am a joint replacement, orthoscopic and orthopedic surgeon practicing in Dwarka.

Today I will be talking about the knee pain in elderly, knee pain in elderly is very common issue and you must have seen people around you elderly people having a lot of knee issues. So the first and foremost issue, we get manage is simply by some lifestyle modification, exercises, some weight control all these things help a lot in making knee pain better. So quadriceps exercise are the key to any kind of knee pain, plus there are some sessions which we can take at with the physiotherapist which help in making the knee pain better, also a lot of supplements are available like glucosamine and many other are available which your doctor can prescribe you so that it can improve the cartilage damage and also prevent further damage. Apart from that you can also take about some injections which are available which are the hydraulic acid and other viscosupplements which are available for improving the knee pain and the cartilage quality. So most of the patients almost believe me 90 to 95% of the pateints can be managed with this simple measures. In those patient in home despite all the measures have mentioned patient is still having pain, he is still having difficulty walking, he is still having difficulty in doing his routine course we should think about other options. Usually if the age is around 66, 55, 60 we can think about knee replacement surgery and if the patient is of younger age we can think about other osteotomy surgeries like the white osteotomy. So knee replacement is a good option in these patients in home other measures like the conservative measures I have already discussed are not working. So the timing of knee replacement is very important considering the fact that we only change the joint and not the muscle. So if you are not walking for a significant period of time maybe a year or two because of the knee pain your muscles will go down and despite the knee replacement your surgery may not be a successful. So usually my indications for knee replacement, includes if you are walking distance going down you are not able to walk for 20 to 30 minutes and the stretch, your knees are bending and your xray is showing significant osteoarthritis grade 3 or grade 4 osteoarthritis, you should think about knee replacement. So to conclude I will like to say that knee problem have solution and most of the time you can manage it with simple measures like your weight control, exercises and lifestyle modification like avoiding squatting, sitting cross legs, avoiding for long standing and avoiding stairs. Also kindly note and never said not to walk, so even in severe pain maybe a day or two you can avoid walking but otherwise walking is good for your knees so don't cut it out and a timely done knee replacement can save you from lot of medical issues apart from saving your new problems.

Thank you so much.
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
Hello,I am doctor Prabhat Agarwa,l Orthoscopic consultant in Shanti Mukand Hospital Delhi.

Today I am going to tell you about very common injury seen in day to day practice, that is anterior cruciate ligament injury. This ligament is inside our knee joints and it attaches to the high bone which is femur and leg bone which is tibia. It helps in stability of the knee joint and when somebody is involved in road traffic accident or any sports injury there is rotational movement in the knee and this ligament that injured, it can rupture and it can tear. So, what happens, patient developed swelling and pain in the knee joint with the hematoma formation, in acute phase it is very painful, in acute phase we stabilized the knee with brace support, we give ice pack and some physiotherapy. After cooling down period when there is instability of the knee joint, ACL ligament has to be reconstructed. Harvest the graph from the lateral, medial side of the knee and we prepare it in a fraction which is similar to the anatomical ACL which is already inside the joint and which has ruptured and we fix that graph inside the joint with the minimal invasive method because it is arthroscopic surgery. After the period of surgery, patient usually does not stay in the bed, from the very next day they can move on and they have to take physiotherapy for 2 to 4 weeks and after that they become totally asymptomatic and they can enjoy their free injury activities levels. The symptoms I have mentioned, if you are suffering from any of these instability, pain or swelling or recurrent capitals in the knee joint.

You can visit my clinic and I assure you complete recovery from your symptoms and full functional results. Thank You.
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