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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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I have an L5-S1 disc hernia. How can I get relief from pain?

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 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 »

I did not recover after surgery on my hand. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had an emergency surgery six months ago punched through a window right arm cut both arteries cut radial nerve with ulnar damage and cut bicep tendon nerves back now almost full thumbs up the only issue is bicep. My question is there something I can do to fix it like lengthening surger...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are saying it is already six months since the surgery and if you are doing regular physiotherapy, still has not gained much of the actions, then it is not worth waiting anymore. There are many muscle transfer surgeries which can give you the desired movements ...  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. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Is there a way to regain sensation, which was lost after an accident?

Query: Hi doctor, The query is regarding my friend. He met with a major accident and his lower limbs power 0/5 after accident. There is no sensation below naval and allopathy doctors have given up hopes. Request your inputs whether such cases can be supported. We have tried a lot of doctors. Now looking fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The sad thing about brain and spinal cord is that once damage is done, it is not possible to reverse it. Having said that, there is a lot of research going on in this field. In the west, similar patients have been benefited by braces that help relay the commands from b...  Read Full »

Please review my foot X-ray; a bus ran over it.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to walk properly since a bus ran over my foot. Please help. I am attaching an x-ray of the foot.  Read Full »

Dr. Uppal Veerpal Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seems to be fine, but it is not clear. So, consult a traumatologist or radiologist with a clear picture. And your medical history lacks complete information. However, limp after a trauma could be caused by dislo...  Read Full »

A stroke immobilized my uncle's left hand and weakened his left leg. He had a high blood pressure of 210/140 mmHg and is taking Captopril with Atorvastatin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle had a stroke, after which he was not able to move his left hand and has weakness in the left leg. He had a high blood pressure of 210/140 mmHg, and now he is taking Captopril with Atorvastatin. What should he do? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There are two aspects, one is recovering from damage, and the other is prevention of such episodes. For recovery, I suggest the best and only available option is physiotherapy. He should be encouraged to move his weak part even if he is...  Read Full »

I had an accident. Please review my MRI report.

Query: Hello doctor,We have consulted a doctor after an accident. He suggested physiotherapy and after that only operation is possible. Also, not giving 100 % cure. I am coming here for a second opinion. Please check MRI and suggest any possibility for 100 % cure. The accident happened a month back.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, as per MRI, it is totally a ligamentous injury (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no bony discontinuity. In that case, nothing is done acutely except early repair of the medial collateral ligament. His injury was almost one month ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to experiencing knee stifness and pain during physiotherapy after replacement surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had a total knee replacement two months ago. Doctor suggested to put knee splint for nearly a month, and after that, she went to physiotherapy and her knee is very stiff now. She could not able to bend her knee, and having excess pain. Almost her BP is raising during physiot...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You mentioned that your mother had her knee replaced two months ago. I am assuming it is a primary rather than a revision. I will be concerned as much as you are as by six weeks we expect at least a 0 to 90 degree knee bend. By this, we mean that the patient can ...  Read Full »

A child has cerebral palsy. Is she considered disabled?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching details of a girl. Her left side of the body is not working properly. She cannot hold or pick things from her left hand. She cannot move her left thumb. She walks on her left toes. She cannot stand straight without support on her legs. Attached are the MRI findings. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This looks like an old ischemic insult to the brain, which has led to cerebral palsy with hemiparesis. Unfortunately, this is an incurable condition, but some changes and improvements can be seen with proper and long-term physiotherapy.   Read Full »

My 11-month-old baby is not able to sit. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is preterm, and the corrected age is 11 months and 6 days. He is still not sitting. When we consulted a doctor, he advised for PT. And he said, we may need to check an MRI after 15 months of age if it persists. What is your advice?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. A child starts to sit without support at eight months of age and with support at five months of age. So, the development is delayed in your child, and the most probable cause for this is preterm birth. The doctor has rightly said t...  Read Full »

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