Ice Pack

Applying an ice pack on a swollen or inflamed area can considerably reduce the pain and swelling. It reduces the blood flow to the ice applied area, thus reducing the inflammation reaction. It also temporarily reduces the nerve activity in that area, which also reduces the pain felt by you.

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Why am I not able to fold my finger since I injured it?

Query: Hi doctor, Before few days, I got a hit in my finger with a tennis ball. I am not able to hold my finger from that time. I thought it was normal and applied ice over it. Also, I am using an ointment given by the doctor. It has been two days now and still, I am not able to fold my fingers. As ther...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First of all, after applying ice for 10 to 15 minutes ask someone to hold your finger from your hand to the first joint. As there are three joints in the finger, ask them to move the first joint slowly without disturbing the second joint a...  Read Full »

I have painful and itchy rashes on my neck. How to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a terrible, painful and itching rash on my neck since 20 days. I have taken Benadryl, Claritin, Allegra and now Zyrtec with Fluocinonide ointment. Before that, I used Triamcinolone Acetonide and Cortizone-10 cream. Nothing is working. I had similar problem thrice before due to all...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can see from the picture uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is some redness and there are few sores. There might have been a contact dermatitis. You could find relief from using Cetaphil moisturizer and Mometasone and Fusidic acid cream ...  Read Full »

How to treat Achilles tendonitis?

Query: Hello doctor, About a week ago, I got off the lounge chair and felt a sharp pain in the back of my left ankle. The pain has not changed during the week. The whole ankle is still swollen.  The pain has not changed, and it radiates from inside the heels up to my Achilles and into the lower back p...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is no attachment and hence I could not see the clinical picture. You have mentioned about the pain at the back of your ankle along with swelling over the affected region. The injury as described by you could be Achilles Tendinitis or a partial tear in the ...  Read Full »

Please suggest an orthosis for knee pain due to injury.

Query: Hi doctor, I have some sort of knee injury. I got this injury accidentally when I did twisting on a treadmill. It hurts a lot when I twist the knee during sleep. I tried applying Capsaicin gel, used a stretch bandage and it gets reduced when I keep the knee in a pillow. But it makes me hard to slee...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivasankar Reddy

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a history of twisting injury with pain and swelling in the right knee. You can have a ligamentous or meniscus injury or contusion in the knee. Please mention some more information about the incident, do you have any instability while climbing the stairs, do you...  Read Full »

Will pressure bandage help with severe knee pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore knee that is painful throughout the day and very painful at night. I had an MRI done. Based on this report, would surgical intervention be required (e.g., knee arthroscopy)? I know this can be related to pain levels as having had a similar issue in the right knee, but it...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you able to squat completely and comfortably?  Read Full »

What to do if a kid hit his head and got a bump?

Query: A soft bump on a kids's forehead. He's 2 and almost 7 months. It has been an hour and we used an ice pack immediately. He fell from the sofa. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Thank you for getting in touch with us. I can very well understand how worried you are. The “bump” itself, after having fallen from a sofa, shouldn’t be a reason for concern. Far more important is the question if he has any pain, bruising, bleeding or signs of mental confusion including abnor...  Read Full »

How to cure elbow and shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in my right elbow and shoulder for a couple of weeks. I lift heavy weights and workout every day. I am doing this for many years, so this is nothing new. But, it is agony now to hold the bar in squats. If I am lying on the floor with the elbow at 90 degrees, I cannot put t...  Read Full »


Dr. Thomas Jefferson

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am glad to respond to your query.  Read Full »

Based on the foot X-ray, is my foot fractured?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a fall from a stool almost eight to nine days ago. Since then, I had a foot swelling on the right leg. As I could not get an x-ray at that point of time, it was not diagnosed. I considered it as a sprain and used some natural oil massages and scrape bandage for a while. So, the swel...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a fracture of the base of 5th metatarsal bone (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not much displaced and so, it can be managed nonoperatively. You will either require a plaster cast or you can wear an Aircast boot. Apply ice packs for now two t...  Read Full »

Why do I have knee pain 12 years after surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I had arthroscopic knee bilateral chondromalacia patella joint debridement done before 12 years. Now, the pain had started again and I am having some swelling. Please suggest what I should do.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are a few suggestions. I suggest anti-inflammatory tablet like Voveran 75 mg (Diclofenac) twice a day after meals. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. For swelling use a compression bandage and ice the area for 20 minu...  Read Full »

What causes left arm and collar bone pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 32 years old. She is complaining of collar bone pain on the left side and left arm pain. Whenever there is some movement, she feels the pain. We consulted a doctor before six months. She was fine for some time, but it has started again now. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at the investigations done (attachment removed to protect patient identity); I feel that it is not a cardiac issue. If the pain is worse with movements as you say, I presume you are talking of neck movements or the shoulder movements again, it points towards a...  Read Full »

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