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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What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Query: Hi doctor, From the last three years, I have severe foot pain. The doctor told me it is because of plantar fasciitis. I took four Cortisone injections, and I wear special boots, but I did not get any relief. So, I took an MRI, and I am attaching my MRI reports with this query. What do the results of...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have chronic plantar fasciitis, which is the cause of the foot pain. The MRI is also supportive of this diagnosis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen 200 mg, twice ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain caused by a bruise on the moving leg?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hurt my leg as a cupboard fell on it, and I have a bruise that is around 20 cm in diameter. The bruise is very hard, and when I am still, there is no pain. Once I move my leg, I have pain. The bruise is there for two weeks now, and the hardness is still there. I got an x-ray and ul...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This hardness you are talking about is most likely a hematoma (collection of blood). It may take weeks to resolve. You can ice the area and try ultrasound therapy to help dissipate the hardness.   Read Full »

How to fix broken front two teeth in a 6-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor,My 6 year old daughter fell and broke her two front teeth. Please check the photos. I am on my way to a physician, and the blood is almost stopped. But, I want to know your opinion of the situation. Is it dangerous?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to get her to a dentist. To remove the dangling milk tooth and stitch the area if laceration is present. Apply ice over the area of trauma. It does not seem to be much problem as the tooth appears to be a milk tooth and thus even if it goes, the next te...  Read Full »

Can Alphintern be used for knee swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. My height is 1.65 meter and my weight is 56 kg. I was suffering from a knee problem, and I took rest for a couple of days. I took Alphintern and used my resistance band to improve my knee-range and everything was fine, except for a grinding noise during exe...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, the MRI reports suggest an injury. You did not mention a specific incident or accident that may have lead to a sprain of the ACL. Without a real injury, the knee swelled up again, with the stair climbing. The entire presentation points towards...  Read Full »

What can be done to relieve shoulder pain post-squash practice?

Query: Hello doctor,I have shoulder pain possibly from playing squash. Please view my reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shoulder pain can be a result of injury or disease of the shoulder joint. An injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. The injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci, and bones of the joint. I suggest you p...  Read Full »

The upper half of my finger is hurting badly. Should I be concerned about it?

Query: Hello doctor, The upper half of my finger has been hurting badly. I did not hit my finger on anything, but I bite my fingernails. I think I might have an infection, but I am not sure. I have not taken any pills or medication for it but have attempted to treat it. I had put some Hydrogen Peroxide and...  Read Full »


Dr. Dr.saurabh Raj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax as there is nothing to worry about. It might be hurting badly due to local inflammation. Just apply ice over the finger as it will help reduce the inflammation. I suggest you take the tablet Diclofenac 50 mg twice a day for three days. If it does not imp...  Read Full »

After forty minutes of removing the extraction stitch, when can I swallow and drink water?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a lower left wisdom tooth removed, and I went to a dentist after four days. And he removed the stitch and put Alvogyl. I am at home, and it has been an hour, and I have saliva in my mouth. Can I swallow it and drink water? I am not sure if they said after 40 minutes to rinse or not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can swallow and after 40 minutes, you can rinse too if the site is cured and there is no cut visible. I suggest you try the doing the following for a few days: Do not stretch the mouth a lot. Give yourself rest and do not eat spicy food. Rinse your mouth with...  Read Full »

Why can my grandmother not tolerate pain relief spray?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother fell, and she is not able to walk as before. We took her to the hospital, and she was given knee and ankle support with painkiller medications and creams. However, when we apply the pain relief spray, she cannot tolerate it, and she starts crying. Why? Is the spray expir...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Sometimes the sprays contain Capsaicin or Menthol, which can irritate the skin that can become uncomfortable. Apply a different gel or spray that does not have the above mentioned components. If that does not work, apply ice for ten minutes twice daily. If she can not to...  Read Full »

How to manage a tennis elbow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old healthy man. I recently got mild tennis elbow because of playing badminton heavily every day. Can you please suggest some precautions and exercises, which help in quick healing? I wish to get it corrected without surgery. I do not want to stop playing for a long time. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tennis elbow can be treated by the following:Precautions. Manual therapy. Ice application. Transverse friction massage. Myofascial release. Extensor stretches. Tennis elbow strap. Steroid injection. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection. Open and arthroscopic release. For ...  Read Full »

Does RhoGAM shot cause a wound-like hole on my arm?

Query: Hello doctor,So, I was in the shower earlier and I found an open wound in my arm. It was not a scab I picked. It is a hole with a black dot next to it. I recently had the Rhogam shot because I am 29 weeks pregnant. It does not hurt but my arm is still tender and I got the shot a week ago. I do not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I think it is an inflamed area which might be due to the shot if this is the exact spot. If not, it seems as if something has bitten you. My recommendation is to apply an ice pack on the wound and k...  Read Full »

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