Etoricoxib

Etoricoxib belongs to the family of COX-2 selective NSAIDs, which is a selective inhibitor of the Cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme, responsible for pain and inflammation. It is advised to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and back pain. Common side effects include diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, flatulence, fatigue, peripheral edema, hypertension, breathing difficulty, etc.

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I got knee pain after an injury. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. My left shoulder has been having a tingling sensation, which starts when I use the laptop for typing or playing games. I have been having this symptom for more than half a year, this tingling sensation starts when I am just sitting down. It does not hurt, but it...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This tingling pain over the shoulder can be due to the cervical spine nerve irritation or nowadays it is a new symptom affecting many young people using electrical gadgets. The knee pain can be an injury to ligaments or just a contusion. I suggest you try do...  Read Full »

Is my thigh numbness due to low blood circulation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have numbness in my left thigh. I have attached the region in the photograph. The red area is high in numbness and has very less sense. Only a nail or scratch can feel there. Other, green areas have mild numbness. When I sit for a long time, it worsens without pain. Sometimes, I feel th...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This either can be due to pain radiating from the spine or it can be meralgia paresthetica (pain or numbness in outer thigh due to external nerve compression). This leads to numbness over the anterolateral aspect of thigh as you have it (attachment removed to protect pa...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan based on my MRI report.

Query: Hi doctor, My MRI report is as follows. Diffuse marrow edema involving scaphoid bone with a thin layer of fluid within adjacent dorsal intercarpal joint space. No obvious cortical break seen at present. Articular surfaces around wrist shows intact cortices with normal marrow intensity. Please explai...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suppose that this marrow edema is due to an injury. Since there is no fracture, there is nothing to worry about. All you need to do is to wear a wrist brace along with a thumb spica for support for six weeks. You need to wear the wrist brace all day and night and can b...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a tear in the knee joint?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small tear in the knee joint, but the doctor advised me for arthroscopy. How to manage this problem? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are telling me about a meniscal tear in the knee joint, then a grade 1 and grade 2 tears of the meniscus can be managed with physiotherapy alone. Grade 3 tear will require an arthroscopic trimming of the meniscus or else your pain and swelling will keep coming back...  Read Full »

How long will it take to recover from ACL injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I had ACL injury. What will be the time for recovery like normal walking and bike riding? I would like to know after how many days I will be able to do normal walking and bike riding.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually there will be swelling and effusion in the knee after an ACL injury (anterior cruciate ligament). So, that has to reduce for you to be back to normal. You should wear a long knee brace all the time and remove it only at night. Put a crepe bandage of 6 inches fro...  Read Full »

Why do I have problem in bending forward?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my lower back while squatting about one and a half month back. I have difficulty in bending backwards. A sharp pain was felt when I used to bend backward. But, no pain in forward bending or sideway bending. Neither any pain was felt on touching the region. So, I started physi...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The x-ray is not very clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but your pain will surely reduce. So, do not worry. Just take the following tablets and few precautions. Regular follow up is the keystone to treating and reducing low back pain permanently. In...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for back pain and stiffness?

Query: Hi doctor, My middle back is slightly painful and stiff. I have taken some medicine and it decreased, but not completely. Also, I feel some heaviness in the forehead. Please suggest some treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the way you described, it seems that you have a locked back. So, you need a few medicines and physiotherapy.Instructions to reduce back pain and stiffness are as follows: Avoid lifting heavy weights, sitting for a long time and two wheeler rides. Avoid arching your...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for intermittent shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have intermittent shoulder pain, mostly in the areas where neck and shoulder meets and in the rotator cuff. This is for the last one year. I had neck pain, which subsided after some physiotherapy and still I have the shoulder pain issue. Earlier, I consulted a general physician and...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This shoulder pain, which is resistant, is called trapezitis. It is an inflammation of the muscle fascia of the trapezius. General painkillers do not act on this, so you need to take specific medicines. I suggest the following medications. Consult your specialist doctor,...  Read Full »

I wake up with severe low back pain every morning. Please suggest a cure.

Query: Hello doctor,My problem is, I wake up in the morning and feel a severe pain in the lower back. Please tell me the solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is known that during sleep our back muscles relax. So, back pain is particularly felt early in the morning due to a degenerative or inflammatory disease of the spinal elements. Also, an awkward sleeping position may aggravate this symptom. Follow these simple steps:...  Read Full »

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