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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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 »

What is the reason for my neck pain after pulling a tight fit cloth over my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I had pain when pulling a tight fitted wetsuit over my head and that caused severe pain for four weeks. It got better but it has now been four months and I cannot turn my head left or right as it hurts. The neck is stiff and I fell somewhere around C7 vertebra. I have pain with what feel...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, what you had is a minor strain and dysfunction in your neck. Nothing to worry about. A small muscle while you try to pull up that wet suit caused spasm and pain which have not got relaxed and disturbing the structures as it is still in that dysfuncti...  Read Full »

How to stop burnt fingers from paining?

Query: I was making Ramen Noodles about 3 and a half hours ago and after it was finished in the microwave (water in the cup put it in for 2:30 makes it just perfect) I decide to go back to my room. Well Hot water spilled of my hand and now 3 fingers (pointer middle and index) are burnt. My pointer is red w...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I'll help you with all your concerns. First let's clear your doubt about using ice on burn. Ice application should be avoided as it's direct application to burn area causes vasoconstriction that is blood vessel supplying to that area constrict and blood flow to curb area reduces ...  Read Full »

What could cause neck pain at the back spreading up to shoulders?

Query: Hello doctor, My neck has been hurting for over a week. I do not know how I hurt it. It started on the left back of my neck. Then a couple of days ago, the right side additionally started hurting, and now it hurts when I yawn as well. I have tried Tylenol, muscle relieving cream, heating pad, suppo...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Kariya

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in the upper back to the right and left side typically originates from the trapezius muscle. This pain does not require forceful activities or jerky movement. It can occur after simple tasks too. Muscles around the shoulder and upper back muscles can be swolle...  Read Full »

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