Physiotherapy

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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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, twice ...  Read Full »

Can Alphintern be used for knee swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. My height is 1.65 meter and my weight is 56 kg. I was suffering from a knee problem, and I took rest for a couple of days. I took Alphintern and used my resistance band to improve my knee-range and everything was fine, except for a grinding noise during exe...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, the MRI reports suggest an injury. You did not mention a specific incident or accident that may have lead to a sprain of the ACL. Without a real injury, the knee swelled up again, with the stair climbing. The entire presentation points towards...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe lower back pain after waking up?

Query: Hello doctor,My problem is, I wake up in the morning and feel a severe pain in the lower back. Please tell me the solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is known that during sleep our back muscles relax. So, back pain is particularly felt early in the morning due to a degenerative or inflammatory disease of the spinal elements. Also, an awkward sleeping position may aggravate this symptom. Follow these simple steps:...  Read Full »

How to manage rheumatoid arthritis until I meet a specialist?

Query: Hello doctor, My primary care physician said that I might have RA. My ESR rate was 27, my CRP was 14.1, and my CCP antibody IgG was 500. What does this mean? I have heard a high CCP result could indicate more aggression in my RA if that is what I have.   Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the chances of having RA (rheumatoid arthritis) or developing it are high. Anti-CCP antibodies are associated with RA and may also indicate an aggressive disease. However, there are various prognostic markers. This is only one of them. A high ESR and CRP and an ...  Read Full »

What is the safe age to undergo surgery for trigger thumb?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby boy has trigger thumb problem, and he is just 11 months old. Our family doctor has suggested surgery, as a treatment option. We are ready for surgery, but we are thinking about the baby's age. Is his age sufficient for the surgery? We are thinking to get the surgery done after 18...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the condition is not causing much pain or discomfort to the baby, then surgery can be done after six months. Meanwhile, other measures like physiotherapy and splinting also can help. But if the condition is very painful and is causing trouble to the baby, the...  Read Full »

My grandfather faces difficulty moving his right hand and leg after brain surgery. What can be done to relieve his discomfort?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandfather had a stage two brain tumor and got his left part of the brain operated on. Now he is fine but finding it hard to control the right hand and the right leg movements. So, he gets exhausted very soon, particularly after the right-side movements. Kindly suggest any ways we can...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. However, I suggest physical and occupational therapy for maximum recovery, especially after the first year of operation. Can you answer a few of my questions to help better? 1) How is his comprehension and verbal ex...  Read Full »

Is there a way to treat Osgood-Schlatter disease in both my knees?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Osgood-Schlatter in both knees and have had it for three years now. Should it be healed by now? Is there anything you can do to fix it by surgery? My knee is not stable and giving way. I have been to more than 20 physio appointments for my knees to strengthen the muscles around, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Osgood-Schlatter is a problem of the apophysis of the tibia where the patellar tendon attaches. It is a painful condition and is treated with local therapy and activity reduction till the patient stops growing. Usually, the pain settles down at that stage, but the bump...  Read Full »

I am suffering from awful tinnitus. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old female, and I weigh 60 kg and 5.3 feet tall. From the last 2.5 years, I have suffered from headaches and balance problems. I had an MRI, which was seen by an ENT two years back, and it was all clear. At that time, I was off work for six months as I kept stumbling. These...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details or your problem: What exactly happens in balance problem? Do you fall while walking? Or have a feeling of falling? Do you have any associated hearing problem? Is there a history of any ear discharge? As your primary complaint...  Read Full »

How long will a ligament tear in the leg take to heal?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a leg injury, six months back. On x-ray examination, they did not find any fracture. But there is difficulty in movement, and the doctor said that the anterior tibiofibular ligament is damaged. I used NSAIDs for a short period to avoid inflammation. I am also wearing crepe bandage...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears you are suffering from an ankle sprain. It takes around six weeks to three months to heal depending on the severity of the injury. But, it is important that healing is not repeatedly interrupted by repeated injury. If interrupted, it wi...  Read Full »

Can I regain the full motion of my shoulder and lift weight after few weeks of shoulder dislocation?

Query: Hello doctor, My shoulder got dislocated three weeks ago. I was suggested to use a sling. Also, I have started physiotherapy. However, my physiotherapist keeps warning me to prevent moving my shoulder. Can I regain the full motion of my shoulder? Also, can I lift weights? Is it something I should be...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. It is possible to regain a full range of movements after a dislocation. However, abduction and external rotation in the overhead position must be avoided for six weeks to three months. Also, you may not require sur...  Read Full »

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