Arthropathy is the collective term used to address all types of joint diseases. It can be arthritis type, infectious, noninfectious, inflammatory, blood borne, or autoimmune type. Generally, any type of arthropathy is characterized by symptoms like pain, stiffness, low range of motion, and swelling.

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What is the cause of lower back pain despite taking medications?

Query: Hi doctor,I have seen many doctors regarding lower back problems since the past two years. I have had two courses of physiotherapy with no real improvement and cortisone injections, which also did not help. I have also had two CT scans and an MRI, and I have attached the reports. I am also prescrib...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Looking at your symptoms and all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it makes me think that you need to be investigated by a rheumatologist or an immunologist for possible rheumatoid or other arthropathies. There is no evidence of ...  Read Full »

How to improve my grandmother's bed sores and lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother aged 91, fell in the bathroom about a month back. She was able to walk and did not have any major symptoms. Since two weeks, she has had difficulty walking and lower back pain. She had an x-ray two days ago. As she is in complete bed rest, developed bed sores. I need a revi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For me to help you with your query, I need to see the x-ray of the lower lumbar area. Kindly attach the x-ray and follow-up with the same. Revert with more information to an orthopaedician and traumatologist online -->  Read Full »

How to treat the knee pain caused by a fall from the staircase one year ago?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-years-old female. I fell from the staircase one year ago, and I am still having pain in my knees. I have attached the x-ray report and a picture of my injured site. Kindly suggest a suitable treatment plan.  Read Full »

Dr. Rodolfo Henriques De Carvalho

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After carefully reviewing your history and x-ray (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), your orthopedic condition is not related to your past accident (falling from the stairs). It seems that you are at the beginning of arthrosis on the sp...  Read Full »

Why am I having constant left lower back pain after an injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lower back injury for three years, and that has not been improved with rehabilitation or anything. There is a constant pain in the left side of my lower back, which becomes worse on twisting motions, exercise and bending to the point where I can barely walk. My physiother...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your iliolumbar ligament is completely visualized and is free from any pathology in the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your vertebra, intervertebral disc, spinal column, and spinal cord are also grossly normal. However, there is early facet arthr...  Read Full »

When can pain revoke after bone tuberculosis treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 23 years old. For the last two years he is having some pain in left hip joint area. He is unable to walk, move and feel dizzy. We consulted many doctors, some said he is having bone tuberculosis and he got treated for that. After treatment, it got cured. But, with changi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and read your history and prescription. Your brother has ankylosing spondylitis, chronic painful condition. Waxing waning symptoms (periods of intense irritation that disappears relative...  Read Full »

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