Anti Inflammatory Medications

The drugs that help reduce inflammation and pain are called anti-inflammatory medication. The most common anti-inflammatory drugs are Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen. They help by blocking prostaglandins, which is the substance that makes us feel pain during an inflammation.

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Will there be pain in the legs 20 days after a minor sprain due to leg injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male, who presents with a Lisfranc injury. I had a leg injury 20 days back. I was told it was a minor sprain, and I tried to walk on my foot, but it is paining a lot. I am currently using non-weight bearing boots, and would not be able to see my surgeon for anoth...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned an injury to your foot around 20 days back, which has been managed conservatively till now. Having read your description, it appears that there has been a capsular injury at the tarsometatarsal joints, especially, the 4th and 5th joint with...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my groin and abdomen while playing football?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing acute pain in my groin and lower abdomen while playing football. This pain started around four months back, as a result, I had to stop playing. Thus the pain was not there since last two weeks and it started today after I played football again. The pain does not g...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your sports-induced groin pain. The most common cause of pain in the groin in males of your age and habitus is muscle, ligament or tendon strain resulting from the particular activity. This is not a serious problem and can usually be effectively treate...  Read Full »

After falling from my bicycle, I got a rash on my skin. How to take care of it?

Query: Hi doctor, I fell from my bicycle on a downhill and got a skin rash. I heard that it is best to let it in the air out unless it oozes fluid. What is your suggestion?  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, it is better to avoid using bandages on it as of now. But looking at the abrasion, (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it would be better if you put some topical antibiotics regularly twice a day, after cleaning with nor...  Read Full »

Can ganglion cyst occur on a fracture site?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 21 years old. I keep on getting ganglion cysts. Previously, I had 6 cysts and the last one was worse. It appeared where I had a broken bone previously, and a fracture on my fifth metatarsal. It grew a little and got ruptured a week back. It is causing pain affecting mobility and getti...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am unable to comment on the exact cause of the lump or bump that you are experiencing. You have not attached your ultrasound report. It seems to be a ganglion as it bursts spontaneously. But multiple incidence and location are unusual to occur especially on the fo...  Read Full »

I got injured in my fractured arm. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a plate in my right ulna from a previous injury. I have had one plate snap on me and had to have it replaced last month. It was a hard heal. As there was a 3 mm gap between both sides of the ulna, they decided to put synthetic bone graft around it. Tonight, I accidentally had a hit...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no doubt that x-rays of the affected forearm should be done in both AP (anteroposterior) and lateral views to rule out any bony crack especially at the plate ends as these are potential areas of stresses. Until that time, my advice will be to start with ice pa...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the swollen lump present in my left neck below my chin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a swollen lump in my left neck under the chin. Sometimes, I feel pain on the left side neck. I visited a few doctors, and they told that I have an infection. They gave me antibiotic, but the swelling is still present. I am a little worried.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.If you could send a picture of the swelling, then it will be more helpful.The doctor has diagnosed it as an infected lymph node, namely the jugulodigastric node that is present in the upper part of the neck below the jaw.The lymph node gets inflamed when there is any in...  Read Full »

Why has my year-old ligament tear not healed properly?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question to ask. I had a partial ligament tear in my ankle last year. It has been a year since the incident, but it seems like I have not fully recovered. I still feel a slight pain in my ankle after I do exercises or recreations. But according to one of the doctors, I suppos...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The management for a partial ligament tear is institution of early physical therapy, ankle brace if required, anti-inflammatory medications for pain relief, etc. Now, one year is more than adequate time for to heal unless there has been a repeat injury to the ankle. Can y...  Read Full »

How long do I need to do rehabilitation exercises after a hip bursectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old woman. I am overweight, but definitely on a diet. I had my right bursa removed before three months and then the left bursa was removed last month. The physiotherapist came around the first time and said that there was no need for physiotherapy. I took it upon myself to...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normally, bursa is a structure that help in easy frictionless movement. Hence, after their removal, all exercises have to be aimed at restoration of posture and balance, stretching of the hip abductor muscles and subsequent strengthening of the hip musculature along with...  Read Full »

I am getting radiating right hip pain. Is this due to psoriatic arthritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. Since a week, I am getting pain in the right leg hip and sometimes, extending till right knee and calf muscle. I feel that something is trying to project on the left side.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand from your query that you are experiencing some hip pain with radiation till knee region. Where exactly are you feeling some projecting swelling? Also, since this is only a week old story, there is no need to worry especially if there is no history of i...  Read Full »

How to treat knee pain and stiffness in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 69 years old. She is getting pain in the right knee (left side), burning sensation, and stiff legs after sitting for a long time to get up. It subsides after a few steps. There is no swelling or inflammation in the legs. How can I upload the x-rays? She has diabetes for th...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikas Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through clinical history and x-ray images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The picture looks to be related to moderate arthritis of the knee, not like a neurological problem. And this needs proper treatment in terms of knee exercises, avo...  Read Full »

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