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Dr. Arunkumar Krishna Rao

Rheumatologist, Visakhapatnam

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Arunkumar Krishna Rao is one of the best Rheumatologists in Zilla Parishad, Visakhapatnam. You can meet Dr. Arunkumar Krishna Rao personally at Dr. M. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy in Zilla Parishad, Visakhapatnam. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Arunkumar Krishna Rao on Lybrate.com.

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Dear doctors, how can I regain my knee joints strength after did alot masturbation. Now I quit the masturbation. Any suggestions.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Dear doctors, how can I regain my knee joints strength after did alot masturbation. Now I quit the masturbation. Any ...
You may take homoeoapthic medicine Avena Sativa Q It is better to take any medicine with proper consultation..
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What should be the daily diet chart to reduce inflammation due to hla b27 positive and having symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Diet has no direct relation with rheumatoid arthritis. Take a balanced diet. See that you don't put on weight. You will have to continue with medicines for a long time.
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Why patient with osteoarthritis been prescribed with aspirin; Tramadol; paracetamol and ondansetron? Patient has undergone surgery for cataract previously.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Why patient with osteoarthritis been prescribed with aspirin; Tramadol; paracetamol and ondansetron? Patient has unde...
aspirin is started to improve blood flow tramadol andparacetamol are pain killers ondensetron is anti- vomiting
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I always feel a pain in the back of my knees, in the muscular part, my knees makes a knuckle sound if I move it, when I am in rest position.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I always feel a pain in the back of my knees, in the muscular part, my knees makes a knuckle sound if I move it, when...
Tk tens therapy and ultrasonic therapy after relief start stretching exercise in daily routine best option for you.
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She has been diagnosed arthritis. I am not aware exact type of the same. Allopathic doctors say it's not curable but only manageable that too with steroids having side effects Any alternative?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
She has been diagnosed arthritis. I am not aware exact type of the same. Allopathic doctors say it's not curable but ...
Steroids in low doses are good to control arthritis, later they are tapered and slowly stopped. Meanwhile other drugs start taking effect. This adjustment can only be done by trained doctors, that is rheumatologists. Kindly consult one. Also will depend on type of arthritis. There are more than 20 common types.
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I am suffering from knee joints pain I am taking x_ray digno osteo arthritis please give me sagation and treatment.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am suffering from knee joints pain I am taking x_ray digno osteo arthritis please give me sagation and treatment.
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. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Simple Knee Exercies 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 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. I 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.
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I'm getting so much of knee pain. Now I'm using painkiller even there is nothing result. Can you please suggest me the good medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm getting so much of knee pain. Now I'm using painkiller even there is nothing result. Can you please suggest me th...
Hello, Take Rhus tox. 200, 5 drops in the morning and bryonia 200, 5 drops daily evening. Five phos , 4 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 10 days.
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My age is 45 years. I am rheumatoid arthritis patient and taking medicine from last 10-12 years but my weight is increasing day by day. How can I control my weight? please guide me.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
My age is 45 years. I am rheumatoid arthritis patient and taking medicine from last 10-12 years but my weight is incr...
Rheumatoid arthritis is a self limiting disease.Try to reduce the medicines without the flair up of symptoms. Keep active & maintain normal range of movements.You may 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 may have to be further investigated. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days,then contact me again. Contact your family doctor or nearest hospital for emergency help.
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Osteoarthritis in Old Age - How It Can Be Prevented?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Osteoarthritis in Old Age - How It Can Be Prevented?

Are you aware of a disease called osteoarthritis that is more likely to develop in case you are aging? Osteoarthritis is a disease, which affects the joints of your body. It occurs when the cartilages that protect and cushion your bones break down, causing swelling and pain, and may make you immobile. The chances of developing osteoarthritis increase with age as your cartilages start breaking down. Women who are beyond menopause are at a higher risk of getting this disease as they do not produce estrogen, which is essential for bone growth. There are several precautions you should follow for the prevention of osteoarthritis, especially if you are aged. They are as follows:

  1. Manage your occupational risks
    • Certain jobs involve repetitive motions, which cause stress on your joints.
    • If your job or occupation involves a lot of lifting, twisting, kneeling, and walking, you should consult a doctor.
  2. Exercise
    • It is important for you to undertake exercises of low impact, which is very crucial for improving joint health, even if you are aging.
    • You should choose activities that involve strength training along with stretching and aerobic exercise.
    • Regular exercise helps in the slowing down or prevention of osteoarthritis. It helps you in maintaining healthy joints, reducing fatigue and pain, increasing your bone and muscle strength, and relieves stiffness.
  3. Maintaining a healthy body weight
    • Excess weight is a primary risk factor for osteoarthritis, especially if you are aged. It cxauses extra stress on your joints that boosts the deterioration of your joint cartilage.
    • If you are obese and overweight, your chances of developing osteoarthritis are more. Hence, you should lose extra weight for improving the symptoms.
  4. Rest
    • Although exercise is important for keeping your joints and muscles healthy, you should avoid overdoing them.
    • Have a balanced lifestyle, and when your joints become achy or swollen, give them a break.
    • Abstain from using your swollen joint for at least 12 to 24 hours after experiencing them. Letting your injured joint rest helps in reducing your risk of osteoarthritis.
    • Fatigue increases pain in osteoarthritis patients, and hence you must sleep properly.
  5. Control your blood sugar
    • Diabetes is considered to be an important risk factor for osteoarthritis in aged individuals.
    • High glucose levels may boost the formation of molecules that make your cartilage stiff.
    • Diabetes also triggers inflammation, and promotes cartilage loss.
    • It is important for you to keep your diabetes and blood sugar levels under control for preventing osteoarthritis.

In spite of no specific cure for osteoarthritis, there are several ways of preventing and managing its symptoms. It is very important for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet, and also to try and keep away from becoming obese.

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My knees pain too much I am 33 years old because of knee pain my legs get stressed up. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Please rule out arthritis developing. However start doing walks and if possible cycling exercise. For legs also this will hp. Additionally light massage on legs with maharayan oil+ mahavishgarbh oil mixed after hot fomentation on knees and legs. Tab rumya ds 1 bd kumaryasav+ louhasav 10 ml each plus 20 ml water after meals. Take tarunikusumakar 1 tsp at bedtime with warm water nutritious iron rich diet. 4 weeks Next step after that May seek clarification if feel so.
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Hello doctor, I was having viral fever with arthritis last month but still I have pain in my joint specially in legs and waist. I am also taking medicine i. E Indocap S. R, Anleo-DSR and Z3 Plus. And I am also taking pregnancy treatment so for that I am taking Progynova, Aspirin and Argiprime powder. So please tell me how could I get relief from pain. Thank you.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Get ur urine examined for infection.And ultrasound abdomen for pid ...it might be reffred pain from elsewhere
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Knee Pain - Causes And Ways To Deal With It!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, M.Ch, FICS(USA)
Orthopedist, Delhi
Knee Pain - Causes And Ways To Deal With It!

The knee joint is made up of several elements including the knee cap, meniscus, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. Damage to any part of the knee can cause chronic pain.

What can cause knee pain:

Fractures: These are caused by the breaking up of the kneecap due to falls or collisions.

ACL Injuries: Caused due to the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (that connects the femur and the shinbone). Especially common in sportspersons such as footballers or basketball players.

Meniscus tears: The meniscus or the rubber-like cartilage (that acts as a shock absorber) can be torn by sudden jerks or excess pressure.

Arthritis: The chief cause of lingering knee pain, arthritis itself can be of a number of types.

  • Osteoarthritis, which is a result of deterioration of cartilages due to wear and tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, an inflammatory chronic disorder
  • Septic Arthritis, causing pain, swelling and redness.
  • Gout caused due to the development of uric acid crystals in the joints

How to deal with it:

  • Exercise: Moderate to intense exercise is prescribed for one and all. This, of course, depends on one's overall health and age. If you are already suffering from joint pain, then you may want to go easy on the exercise with a focus on building muscle strength and foundation. If you are healthy, then some amount of daily exercise as a routine will keep those knees in prime working condition and well lubricated as well. Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle can affect the knees very badly.
  • Dealing with LoadLosing weight is an important factor as carrying around extra pounds and kilograms can be detrimental for your knees in the long run. Your knee is not equipped to handle the excessive weight. It already supports three to five times your weight when you get up and walk around or indulge in some mild jogging. One must be careful of those extra pounds to take the load off the knee and keep it from falling prey to damage.
  • Do not Ignore: Warning signals such as chronic or acute knee pain should not be ignored. Remember to consult a doctor or an orthopaedic specialist to find out if you have contracted an infection or if you may have suffered a fracture due to an injury.

Ligament Injuries

The ligaments around the knee are strong. However, sometimes they can become injured. They may be stretched (sprained), or sometimes torn (ruptured). A ligament rupture can be partial (just some of the fibres that make up the ligament are torn) or complete (the ligament is torn through completely). The majority of knee ligament injuries are sprains and not tears and they tend to settle down quickly.

ACL injury and other ligament injuries can be caused by:

  • Twisting your knee with the foot planted
  • Getting hit on the knee
  • Extending the knee too far
  • Jumping and landing on a flexed knee
  • Stopping suddenly when running
  • Suddenly shifting weight from one leg to the other

These injuries are common in soccer players, football players, basketball players, skiers, gymnasts, and other athletes.

Treatment

  1. Rest the knee
  2. Ice your knee to reduce pain and swelling
  3. Compress your knee
  4. Elevate your knee on a pillow when you're sitting or lying down
  5. Wear a knee brace to stabilise the knee
  6. Practise stretching and strengthening exercises if they are recommended

For severe collateral ligament tears, you may need surgery to attach the ligament back to the bone if it was pulled away, or to the other part of the ligament if it was torn in the middle.

Meniscus Tear
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your weight across the knee. A torn meniscus can prevent your knee from working right.

A meniscus tear is usually caused by twisting or turning quickly, often with the foot planted while the knee is bent. Meniscus tears can occur when you lift something heavy or play sports. As you get older, your meniscus gets worn. This can make it tear more easily.

Treatment may include:

  1. Rest, ice, wrapping the knee with an elastic bandage, and propping up the leg on pillows
  2. Physical therapy
  3. Surgery to repair the meniscus
  4. Surgery to remove part of the meniscus
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Hii. My husband was gout patient. He is 32 years old. Please can you suggest any medical cautions.

B.Sc, BAMS, CSD, PGCCH, MCRI MUMBAI
Ayurveda, Allahabad
Hii. My husband was gout patient. He is 32 years old. Please can you suggest any medical cautions.
Please give light food and avoid curd, havy food, udad ki dal and take plenty of water and exercise in medicine mahayograj guggulu 1 bd maharasnadi quath 4 tsf twice a day continues 3 month you will be cured.
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I am a 27 yr old male, weight 82kgs and height 172 cms. I am having severe knee pain while playing cricket or make a long walk (usually its very rare to make a long walk). So what should I do?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Reduction of your weight will certainly help you in reduction of pain. Avoid junk food, sweets, aerated drinks, maida based dishes. Eat more of fresh salads (munch slowly) fruits and reduce in take of rice. Acupressure and acupuncture are powerful therapies which gives relief from especially joint pains, back pains and lot of other ailments. I am suggesting you a method by which you can get instant relief and continue to do it. However you consult me privately to get permanent solution. 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. Also take calcium tablets shelcal 500 mg for a limited period 2 months consult after 5 days
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Hey I am suffering from pain in my knee ankle and full leg please provide me suggestions.

BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Sangrur
Hey I am suffering from pain in my knee ankle and full leg please provide me suggestions.
Hello lybrate user physiotherapy treatment will be beneficial for your knee, ankle joints and leg pain. Take physiotherapy tt regular for fifteen days. After that do exercises prescribed by qualified physiotherapist only.
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Hi sir /madam my mother s suffering from knee pain it is gout arthritis items for tat pls give a remedy in ayurveda any home remedy to apply.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi sir /madam my mother s suffering from knee pain it is gout arthritis items for tat pls give a remedy in ayurveda a...
Fill a large bowl with warm water and add ½ cup of Epsom salt. Stir it around, and then submerge your sore joints in the liquid. If you are experiencing pain in a less convenient place to soak, such as your knees, try taking a bath with Epsom salts. Run a tub full of warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt.
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Joint pain problems in my knee, shoulder painting also in body suggested medicine.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Joint pain problems in my knee, shoulder painting also in body suggested medicine.
Identify the mid point between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. 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. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. Inform after 10 days for further guidance.
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How to get rid of insomnia? Getting to addicted not to sleep. Please help as soon as possible thanking you.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
How to get rid of insomnia? Getting to addicted not to sleep. Please help as soon as possible thanking you.
avoid day time sleep, avoid tea, coffee, cola in late evening and after.. take 8 hours of sleep in night. 10 pm to 6 am is good timing.. avoid stress. take healthy diet. do regular exercise.
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Sir, my wife is of 48 year old and she is suffering from knee below muscle pain (pindli. Kindly advise the medicines and what is the reason behind it. With regards V s pharma Dombivali west.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Sir, my wife is of 48 year old and she is suffering from knee below muscle pain (pindli. Kindly advise the medicines ...
1) due to B 12 deficiency 2) due to impure blood & heat of body (may be menopause) Do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min., afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. Start natural calcium supplement. Do regular stretching exercise In yoga DO BHUJANGASAN, HALASAN & SURYANAMASKAR i'll highly recommend RAKTAMOKSHAN a panchakarma procedure very fast effective in short time . & medicines to treat root cause
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