Hot Fomentation

Applying hot water with the help of a cloth, sponge, or rubber bag on any part of the body is called hot fomentation. The heat from the hot water helps in improving the blood circulation in the area of its application, which makes the muscles in that area relax and soothe.

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I am suffering from L5-S1 nerve root compression. How to recover?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from L5-S1 nerve root compression issue. I have been given an epidural injection, but it does not work correctly. I am getting substantial pain all over my right leg. The pain is very severe. I am unable to walk or sit at all. I also went through SNRB and epidural steroid i...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I understand such radicular pain is very troublesome. For pain, I advise the following. Kindly consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent. A combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamin. To do hot fome...  Read Full »

I am unable to move my right arm shoulder joint pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,A few months ago, I pulled some heavy object very hard using my right hand. Now, I am facing sharp pain for a very short period, maybe once per day near the shoulder joint. Also, I am having difficulty in moving that arm. I have my exams coming up. I want to know what can be done now.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Vijaykishor Verma

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I need to know a few things before answering your question. Has your pain started after that incident of pulling the heavy object or has been some time difference between it? What activity provocates your pain? If it is coming once per day on heavy ...  Read Full »

Why is the pain due to plantar fasciitis not getting better after using a heel pad?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. The doctor advised me to use a heel pad. Even after using it, there is no relief. My pain is getting increased gradually. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have plantar fascitis. It is a fairly common problem. Using a heel pad is helpful but you need to stop walking using barefoot. Do not use any acupuncture type of footwear and use soft footwear. Taking a contrast bath helps you. Take alternative warm and cold...  Read Full »

Can one hip joint higher than the other cause lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my lower back and around the top of my hips. My aunt, a massage therapist, checked me out and told me that one of my hips is higher than the other. The pain began around eight months ago and I just cannot keep spending money to the chiropractor. But, the pain has been getti...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you need to do an x-ray. So that, we can get confirm regarding the status of the hip joint. As per your complaint, you might be having a leg length discrepancy. The pain is due to shortening of one of your leg bones. So, there is hip hiking. Because of shor...  Read Full »

Please suggest some exercises for twisted sacrum and dextroscoliosis.

Query: Hi doctor, My left side back has been a problem for many years. My sacrum moves posterior with activity. Kindly give some suggestions for twisted sacrum and 12 degrees dextroscoliosis. What muscle groups need to be focused upon?  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dextroscoliosis is the right side torsion of your spine. In your case, it is with the involvement of the sacrum. In this case, the erector spinae muscle, latissimus dorsi, gluteus muscle, piriformis muscles, along with some amount of hamstring stretch need to be checked r...  Read Full »

How to fix sharp pain in my left foot?

Query: Hello doctor,I have recently taken up running. At the very end of my run four days ago, when I had stopped running and walking home, I started experiencing very sharp pain on the outside edge of my left foot. The pain was not in my ankle or the top of my foot, just the very outside on the edge of my...  Read Full »


Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think firstly you should give some rest to the joint. Wait for three days for the inflammation to subside. You may have developed a sprain. In these three days, use a crepe bandage and do hot water fomentation. After three days, see if the pain has come down. I...  Read Full »

How to take care of my eyes to prevent recurrent stye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bad eye stye. I have been using Cloranfenicol ointment and Ciprofloxacin drops for seven days. I used one drop every 12 hours and ointment every night. I saw improvement, but it is coming back. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, great that you have diagnosed it as a stye. You have not been treating it effectively. The treatment will be as follows for your case. 1. Hot fomentations for a week, three times a day (not very hot, we do not want to burn your lid). 2. You can use Azit...  Read Full »

Why did I develop back pain two years after a c-section?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cesarean section two years ago and I underwent regional anesthesia SAB at L3-L4 level. Now, I am experiencing discomfort and middle back pain. The pain location is where the needle was introduced. The pain is aggravated when I hunched back. Should I be worried? What should I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Anesthesiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. SAB (spinal anesthesia block) is given by injecting drug in the space between the two vertebral rings. Sometimes, the needle may hit the bone as it is a blind procedure, which may cause inflammation of periosteum (covering of bone) causing back pain. You need not worry t...  Read Full »

I still have painful bruises a year after iron injections. What needs to be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old female. 12 months ago, I was given four iron injections in my buttocks alternating over four weeks. There is staining area of about six inches on each side which is fading. However, on the top and bottom edges of the stained area is a blue bruise which is as painful...  Read Full »


Dr. Smrita Singh

Pathologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The staining is due to the iron itself which leaked into the skin while it was being injected. The technique of giving the iron injections was not correct since neither discoloration nor bruising should have occurred. Nothing can be done to resolve this but they are...  Read Full »

What causes itchy swelling on the inner labia?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband a week ago. I felt some pain during sex and after a day I started getting itchy on the inner side of my left inner labia. I tried to rub a cotton swab to check it and there was fresh blood on it. It happens even now, although itching and irritation h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be two possibilities. Either Bartholin's cyst or infected hematoma. You need to upload the picture for us to make the correct diagnosis. The size of the lesion will help us decide whether it can be managed with medications or incision might be needed. Othe...  Read Full »

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