Therapy that uses mechanical force, manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy to restore movement and function of people disabled by some disease or injury is called physiotherapy. It is aimed to improve the patient's quality of life by physical intervention, thus improving the person's ability to move and perform day to day activities.

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Why do I have pain with pulling sensation in the lower left side of my back?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 17-year-old female. Before two weeks, I started to have a pulling sensation on the lower left side of my back. I started to have a hard time while standing and getting up from sitting or during lying down. After a week, I fell down on the stairs and rolled down. I started to have pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari


Answer: Hi, Welcome to The backache with a pulling sensation and radiating pain can occur due to a mild prolapse of the intervertebral disc. It can also occur due to pain associated with the nerves. The recurrence around the hip region also occurs due to the same cause. The stiffness in the b...  Read Full »

How to treat knee pain and stiffness in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 69 years old. She is getting pain in the right knee (left side), burning sensation, and stiff legs after sitting for a long time to get up. It subsides after a few steps. There is no swelling or inflammation in the legs. How can I upload the x-rays? She has diabetes for th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikas Jain

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through clinical history and x-ray images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The picture looks to be related to moderate arthritis of the knee, not like a neurological problem. And this needs proper treatment in terms of knee exercises, avo...  Read Full »

How to help my son presenting with inability to bear weight in his legs with cognitive functions?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my son. He was born at 28 weeks and he spent three months in NICU. I have twin babies. He also had a traumatic birth as I had bleeding due to placenta previa. He is 15 months now. We recently had a neonatal consultant appointment and he assessed him developmentally. He...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for giving detailed information. Your son is a premature baby. He has achieved major milestones in time by being mentally alert, arms being fine, able to roll and sit, and blabbering at this age. The only problem, he is facing now is the inability to bear weig...  Read Full »

My wife is suffering from a burning type of pain in the neck. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had frozen shoulder last year and cured by exercise. She is 50 years old. Now, she has some burning type of pain in the side, back of the head, above the neck and also in the knee joint. She feel sleepless. She has her uterus removed for fibroid around five years back. Her height ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems like her headache is coming from nerve compression in the lower part of the neck. Did she ever have an x-ray for it? Has she used any pain medication for neck pain? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to an internal medicine physician online --...  Read Full »

How to get relief from the pain present in my knee and spine?

Query: Hi doctor, My back is curving to the left and I have pain throughout the ribs of the vertebrae. My right knee hurts with the spine that connects to the hips. I have a constant dull pain on sitting down with my legs flat and bending over amplifies the pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasa Rao


Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have scoliosis in your spine. It is caused due to various reasons. Doing a couple of corrective exercises can help. I recommend you to meet a good physiotherapist who is experienced in scoliotic corrective exercise. Come back to me with an X-ray to help with good...  Read Full »

What causes severe pain and cracking sound in shoulders?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of pain in my right shoulder. I have difficulty lifting anything overhead and while doing any physical activity that focuses on the shoulder area. My shoulder also makes a lot of clicking and cracking that is quite painful. I previously did a steroid shot in that area to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tejash Patel

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to know your age and sex? Do you have any history of trauma, jerk, or twisting? Are you a known case of diabetes or hypertension? How long do you have pain and sound? Have you taken single or three doses of steroids? And when did you take it? Kindly answer t...  Read Full »

I am not able to sleep with neck stiffness. What could help me?

Query: I'm at my wits end, the doctors in my area don't care anymore. It's here some pain meds, have a great day. But, I'm getting so much worse. Long story short my neck locks up completely. If I keep my neck in a position more than a minute, it gets so tense, and painful. The only way to relieve it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

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

Answer: Hello Seeing the report I will agree with your doctor that the conditions you mentioned are actually not seen on the MRI but the problem you are facing is real. You have not mentioned the medications and also not mentioned the exact therapy you have had. I will recommend that you have manual thera...  Read Full »

Can chiropractic treatment cure back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I have mild back pain for over two years. Also, I feel uncomfortable while walking, a feeling of unbalance and pain in my right leg. I have gone to orthopedician and he recommended for an MRI scan of spine. I have attached the report here. The MRI scan shows mild ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your symptoms and I saw the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no worrisome compression on your cord. You should do spinal extension exercises and isometric neck exercises to prevent significant spinal degeneration. The sca...  Read Full »

What is the survival rate of a person with ischemic brain disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My neurologist has told me that I have a moderately severe ischaemic brain disease. What can I do apart from taking medication to control the blood pressure and cholesterol? I experience many different symptoms, including constant head pressure, especially when I feel distressed, weak...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your statement, you have been suffering from an ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke is better than hemorrhagic stroke. The hemorrhagic stroke becomes rapidly worsen or better quickly. But ischemic stroke takes time to improve, but the outcome is better...  Read Full »

Other than using ortho footwear and compression socks, what can I do for ankle pain?

Query: Hi Dr, I have ankle pain. Sometimes for a few seconds as if pulling it. Gets pain at that time. For that I have done following things which gives me relief to great extent. 1. Wearing ortho choice footwear for home use. 2. Wearing compression socks ( tubifix ) during day time. 3. Keep ice on the a...  Read Full »

Dr. R. Jay Ganesh Jay Ganesh

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi I can understand the pain you are going through. Let me go through the proper course of action 1. It may be due to a bursal inflammation, a calcaneal spur which is a simple bony growth or a plantar faciitis which is fascia inflammation. 2. U may need a ankle x ray to short list the x ray 3. I...  Read Full »

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