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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 do I get pain after getting up from sitting or walking?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 65 years old (height 4'11", weight 64 kg), and has been doing all the household chores since she was 20 years. She has no problems except diabetes. Since one week, she started getting lower back pain. The symptoms are if she is in a sleeping position and gets up and starts w...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At 65, your mother seems to be suffering from spondylosis which is nothing but wear and tear of the spine. This is made worse after any period of rest and sitting usually makes it worse. Is there any radiation of pain to the leg? I will recommend that you get an X-ra...  Read Full »

My mother has continuous bleeding after extraction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother got her tooth pulled out. It has been a few hours now. But still, it is bleeding a lot. She uses a new gauze continuously, but it gets soaked in blood. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, it is not normal if the blood comes out in the same quantity after extraction. Bite down a gauze very hard at the wound for about 45 minutes. If she feels, that the blood is filling her mouth, then she needs to go back to the dentist as soon as possible. Applying ic...  Read Full »

I twisted my knee and in pain with swelling. How to manage this?

Query: Hi doctor,Two days ago I twisted my knee. It has been paining ever since. I can bend it all the way back, but when I try to put pressure on it or fully extend it, I am in so much pain. There is a swelling. It looks like my right knee cap is out more than the left one.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a history of knee injury two days back, but you have been able to ambulate after the injury, even though it is painful to you. Initial management is to give rest to the affected joint and try to limit pain and hemarthrosis. In my opinion, since it is a twis...  Read Full »

I have shoulder pain after playing squash. Please help.

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

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

My daughter got hit between eyebrow and temple. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter got hit in the head with a wooden swing by my other child. It hit above the eye between eyebrow and temple. She is acting fine. It is very swollen and bruised, like a very large goose egg. Do you think that calls for a trip to the doctor or just more ice packs? It has been abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As it is an injury around the eye, it may cause congestion in the eyes and secondary infection as well. She also needs analgesics. It is not a small injury to be treated only by ice packs. I suggest you try doing the following: 1. Get an x-ray of the frontotemporal region...  Read Full »

I fear the spot on my toenail is cancerous. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male, a non-smoker or drinker of alcohol, and I do not currently take any medication. Today, I noticed a spot on the side of my toenail. It is small and appears purple. I do not remember causing any trauma to my toe, but I have a young son who likes to jump on me an...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Based on your description and the image (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), it is unlikely that the purple spot on your toenail is a sign of cancer. Subungual melanoma (skin cancer under th...  Read Full »

I am getting pain in the middle of my chest on sudden movement. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting pain in the middle of my chest when I put pressure on it such as while sleeping when I suddenly wake up or turn around. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Costochondritis is the most common cause of sternum pain. It occurs when the cartilage between the sternum and ribs becomes inflamed and irritated. Try the following methods. 1. Ice pack to your chest. 2. You can take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like Ibupro...  Read Full »

I developed sudden pain from lifting a heavy object. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old female. Yesterday, I picked up a large heavy object. All of a sudden, I felt an excruciating pain in the center of my back. It almost felt like I was being stabbed in the back with several knives. The pain was so severe I could not get back to my feet. It took me alm...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. Your symptoms are suggestive of a spine problem like disc prolapse, which might cause a compression of the spinal nerve, leading to a sharp stabbing pain. I suggest you take tablet Gabarich (a combination of Gabapentin and Methylcobalamin) 150 mg on...  Read Full »

I rested a gym bar on my neck causing numbness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I was in the gym on the Smith machine doing squats. It was my first time doing it, so I was doing it wrong and rested the bar on the back of my neck. After I went home, the area felt numb. I heard that an injury on the back of my neck can lead to severe issues like being paralyzed. Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. If you are experiencing numbness in the area where you rested the bar on your neck, you may have compressed or irritated a nerve or caused a muscle strain. If you are concerned about your symptoms, it is best to...  Read Full »

My ankle is swollen and paining after it got twisted. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I was running, and I fell into a pit. My ankle got twisted, and I could feel some cracking sound. I had a swollen ankle immediately. I have been icing for 2 days and now the swelling has reduced. I am unable to walk. I have pain when I try to move or walk. I had a fracture fibula of t...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to there is a history of twisting injury to your ankle with a kind of cracking sound or sensation which you have felt, I will advise you to undergo an immediate x-ray of the affected part to rule out any bone injury. X-ray ankle (anteroposterior and lateral views). Getti...  Read Full »

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