Physiotherapy is the process of restoring functionality to a site of the body that has been subject to surgical procedures due to certain conditions. It consists of both physical and occupational therapy. It prescribes a series of strengthening and maintaining exercises to a recovering patient for a fixed amount of time to aid in recovery and restore normal form and function.
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Is there a treatment for diffuse cerebral atrophy?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is suffering from diffuse cerebral atrophy. He was admitted last week to a hospital where the doctors told me he is suffering from diffuse cerebral atrophy, but there are no medicines for this and there is no guarantee for his life. Please tell me what is the treatment for t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the report you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I am afraid I have to agree with your doctor because diffuse cerebral atrophy is not treatable as neurons once dead, do not regenerate. However, there are some measures to contr... Read Full »
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,... Read Full »
Why do I have numbness and pain after elbow fracture treatment?
Query: Hi doctor, I had elbow fracture four years ago. Following which I have limited ROM and stiffness. Now, I am also experiencing numbness, tingling and pain in palm and fingers. Why? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you sustained elbow fracture four years ago. Can you kindly furnish me information that what fracture was it actually and what management was done in your case at that time? Also, I would like to see, Latest clinical pictures of your elbow... Read Full »
How does my recent MRI report vary from the one taken eight years ago?
Query: Hello doctor, For the last eight years, I have had numbness in my toe, the one next to the big toe. Now, it slowly spread to just above the knee and in the area above the ankle below the knee on the right leg. There is no sciatic pain on either side. I have had mild diabetes for 10 years. My MRI res... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, seen the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and understand your concerns about the compression of nerves and diffuse disc prolapse at the lower lumbar region. 1. Although you have not asked about the next line of... Read Full »
How can severe radiating back pain be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, My 65-year-old grandmother has been suffering from chondrosis and she has had the treatment her doctor recommended her. However, the pain has returned. Her doctor told her to do some injections. Also, before that, she had a treatment where she did massages, ultrasound procedures but th... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have mentioned, most probably your mother has sciatica which means that there is a compression of the nerves of her legs. Sciatica causes back painthat moves to one of the legs sometimes both (electric like). It is diagnosed with some physical examinati... Read Full »
From the MRI, kindly explain the severity of my low back pain.
Query: Hi doctor, I have low back pain, spasms, leg weakness, and neuropathy. I had an exacerbation five years before, and the current one is severe. I had MRI and blood tests. The reports are enclosed here. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your problem is sciatica, but it has not yet progressed to a severe stage.At this stage, you need rest and the following treatment. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent.Tablet Aceclo SR (Aceclofenac) as needed, do not use c... Read Full »
How to treat an injured ankle that is swollen and painful?
Query: Hi doctor, Before seven months, I sprained my ankle due to a track and field injury. I postponed crutches for a week due to a trip the following day, but went on crutches the next week. I never went to see a doctor. I just went through PT with my athletic trainer. I spent three weeks without rigorou... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned injury to the ankle region, which has been managed by you and your therapist. Essentially, if one is able to ambulate after an injury, this is usually a ligament injury and not involving the bones. But, in my opinion, x-ray of the involved region sho... Read Full »
How to fix a shoulder impingement?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 39-years-old female. I am obese. I have pain in my left trapezius muscle, shoulder, between the shoulder blades, and the left arm with muscle spasms and trapped nerve. I am taking tablet Aripiprazole for schizoaffective disorder and I had chinese pain massage therapy for two times... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two ongoing issues, impingement of shoulder and the cervically tapered nerve. I advise you to take a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of neck and shoulder or to get clinical examination. I suggest you to start of with physiotherapy, shoulder setting exercis... Read Full »
What is the treatment for lower spine injury?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My height is 176 cm and weight is 77 kg. I have pain in my right buttock for the past seven days. I tried to push the bed with leg and this caused some injury in the lower spine. Please refer to MRI report that I have attached. My MRI opinion is as follows. MRI l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are suffering from disc herniation at multiple levels with degenerative disease of spine with L4, L5 and S1 nerve compression due to injury and thus cause your pain. The loss of lumbar lo... Read Full »
I have a great deal of pain due to L5-S1 disc hernia. How to get over it?
Query: Hello doctor,I suffer from an L5-S1 disc hernia, with pressure on the S1 root. I also have a partial tear in the right hip labrum. My surgeon is not sure which one is the cause of leg pain which starts at the low back and ends at the back of my feet. I suffer from a great deal of pain and would real... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Disc herniation causes considerable pain that needs step-wise management. I suggest: Physiotherapy consultation. Vitamin B12 ampoule IM every three days. Hot water bag massage three times per day. Deep heat cream three times a day. Piroxica... Read Full »