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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy or physiotherapy deals with evaluation and treatment of abnormal physical function after an injury, disability or other underlying condition. Physical therapy aimed at improving the range of movement and the life quality thereby preventing any injury or disability in the future. Physical therapy also involves iontophoresis, electrical stimulation, heat, moist heat and cold therapy, and light therapies. Physical therapy helps manage pain and prevents surgery.

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Please suggest a treatment for my connective tissue disorder.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been tested positive for a multiple connective tissue disorder. I need input for the next course of action and treatment.Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Being diagnosed with a multiple connected tissue disorder can be challenging, and it is essential to work closely with a healthcare team, includin...  Read Full »

I have back pain. Is it a serious issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from pain in the backbone. The affected area is a very small portion at the end of the backbone. Pain occurs when I press that portion with fingertip, but the pain is so light that I can endure it without any problem. I am a 32 year old male, unmarried, and I am sufferin...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for low back pain. It can be due to faulty posture, related to weak muscles, issues with intervertebral disc, narrowing of spinal canal, any bony instability besides many other. So, accurate diagnosis is the key to proper management of the conditio...  Read Full »

I am suffering from vulvodynia. Will it go away?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old and have been in good health. I have not been officially diagnosed, but I think my issue is some form of vulvodynia. Symptoms started as discomfort as if something was digging around my panty line. This went away completely for three weeks. Then again started to get st...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is vulvodynia (chronic vulvar pain) and the most preferred treatment for it is antidepressants like Amitriptyline. Alternatively, topical heat applied with a heating pad can reduce pain in some women with vulvodynia. Local anesthetic as used by you can provide good...  Read Full »

Why does my lower back aches occur every three to four months?

Query: Hello doctor, I have low back pain since 5 years. The pain comes once in every 3 to 4 months. The pain is more in the morning and less in the evening. Why does this pattern occur? Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned persistent low back pain for 5 years as your main problem. It is a known scientific fact that when you go to bed, the muscles in the body relax subconsciously, due to which any inflammatory pain is felt more. When you start with some activity, then...  Read Full »

I have had persistent back pain for two days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I am suffering from mid back pain since two days. I did not take any medicine but applied Moov and Zandu balm. But, there is no relief. The pain remains the same all through the day and night. I neither had an injury nor lifted any heavy objects. I had no surge...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, you are very young to have persistent back pain. There are many causes of pain in lower back region. It can be due to faulty posture, related to weak muscles, issues with intervertebral disc, narrowing of spinal canal, any bony instability besides many other, s...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for skin discoloration on my back?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with cervical dystonia, a chronic neck disorder for most of my adult life. It is extremely debilitating and treatment resistant. The onset was after car accidents, stress and substance abuse at age from 19 to 21. I am no longer smoke or drink and have stopped before ...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your treatment plan seems efficient, but still did not match up to your satisfaction. The remaining two treatment options that you have not tried are deep brain stimulation and sensory trick, which is a stimulation applied to the affected or nearby body part that may...  Read Full »

Can I have overactive bladder at 28 years of age?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male going for pelvic physical therapy for the past three months. My problem got started four months back. I had few drinks and could not able to find a bathroom until I reach home. I got to a point where I started to have pain and run to the bathroom. The next day, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The overactive bladder is really annoying and frustrating. You have seen a urologist and undergone a cystoscopy to look for an anatomical cause. The results were normal. The functional causes are related to neuromuscular control of the bladder. There are some predisposi...  Read Full »

Why am I having wrist pain after ulnar nerve relocation surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain in my left wrist for a month now. I had x-rays and a CT scan showing normal, but the pain continues. A few years back, I had ulnar nerve relocation surgery from a fall on ice in the same arm. Could the nerve be the reason I am having this wrist issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned pain in your wrist region for a month now. Also, you have mentioned previous ulnar nerve transposition surgery. Since your pain is localized to your wrist region, it seems unlikely that your ulnar nerve is involved because neuropathic pain is usua...  Read Full »

What is the best remedy for back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been battling with back pain since a year. I associated this pain with a kidney stone which I had for a couple of years. I had a ureteroscopy, crushing and removal of the stone a month ago, but however the back pain still persists. An x-ray done today is attached. I had some back...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your blood investigation appears to be fine apart from high CRP (C-reactive protein), which could either be a manifestation of any inflammation or infection somewhere in the...  Read Full »

I am 26-year-old and my kneecap hurts. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old, and I weigh 96 Kg. My kneecap hurts a lot while jogging or doing any cardio exercises. For one year, I have been having this problem. My knee joint trembles and often I have a problem walking. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are very young and only 26 years old. Sometimes you can have such kind of pain in the knee at young age. If there is no history of any injury, swelling, etc., then there is no need to worry. My advice to you will be: Intensive physical therapy of knee under th...  Read Full »

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