Hot Fomentation

Applying hot water with the help of a cloth, sponge, or rubber bag on any part of the body is called hot fomentation. The heat from the hot water helps in improving the blood circulation in the area of its application, which makes the muscles in that area relax and soothe.

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Why do I sprain my back at the same spot three to four times a week?

Query: Hi doctor,I got a sprain in my back before eight years. Now I am getting a sprain on the same spot three to four times a week. I am getting sprain easily when I do simple exercises in my ankle, shoulder, neck, and back. I am doing physiotherapy and stretching every day. But nothing helps me. What to...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sprained muscles can be reduced by doing ultrasound therapy for ten to fifteen days. Applying hot water fermentation along with Diclofenac ointment help in reducing pain. After having a reduction in sprain, relaxed muscles have to be stretched step by step slowly by...  Read Full »

Can one hip joint higher than the other cause lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my lower back and around the top of my hips. My aunt, a massage therapist, checked me out and told me that one of my hips is higher than the other. The pain began around eight months ago and I just cannot keep spending money to the chiropractor. But, the pain has been getti...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you need to do an x-ray. So that, we can get confirm regarding the status of the hip joint. As per your complaint, you might be having a leg length discrepancy. The pain is due to shortening of one of your leg bones. So, there is hip hiking. Because of shor...  Read Full »

Please suggest some exercises for twisted sacrum and dextroscoliosis.

Query: Hi doctor, My left side back has been a problem for many years. My sacrum moves posterior with activity. Kindly give some suggestions for twisted sacrum and 12 degrees dextroscoliosis. What muscle groups need to be focused upon?  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dextroscoliosis is the right side torsion of your spine. In your case, it is with the involvement of the sacrum. In this case, the erector spinae muscle, latissimus dorsi, gluteus muscle, piriformis muscles, along with some amount of hamstring stretch need to be checked r...  Read Full »

How to fix sharp pain in my left foot?

Query: Hello doctor,I have recently taken up running. At the very end of my run four days ago, when I had stopped running and walking home, I started experiencing very sharp pain on the outside edge of my left foot. The pain was not in my ankle or the top of my foot, just the very outside on the edge of my...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think firstly you should give some rest to the joint. Wait for three days for the inflammation to subside. You may have developed a sprain. In these three days, use a crepe bandage and do hot water fomentation. After three days, see if the pain has come down. I...  Read Full »

How to get rid of back soreness?

Query: Hi doctor,My back is really sore. I feel dizzy and I sleep on the floor. Please help.  Read Full »


Zubair Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are feeling too dizzy, then please visit the nearest emergency hospital as soon as possible. For back ache, if it is acute that is started or increased in the last 24 hours, then you can apply ice pack or otherwise apply hot fomentation.  Your back soreness needs ...  Read Full »

What causes a lump at the back of my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore shoulder and neck. In the back of my neck, I feel a lump. I can feel it when I bend my neck forward and on my left side. I also get some burning sensation in my neck. Please help.  Read Full »


Zubair Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you described as a lump is C7 vertebrae. It is normally more visible than other vertebrae. It is appearing for you as a lump either because you are overweight or you have forward head posture or both. For burning sensation, pain and sore shoulders apply ice pack till...  Read Full »

Does my back pain sound like a strain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting recurrent back pain and I believe that the pain is in my rhomboid muscle. Usually, this happens after sitting for a while or while changing the position. Most of the time it occurs from a normal movement. I feel that after some movement the pain starts almost instantly. I can...  Read Full »


Thomas Jefferson K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain you have in the rhomboid area can be fixed completely if it is purely due to musculoskeletal problems. There is no reason for you to get panicked. I have successfully treated plenty of patients with the same type of pain and they have recovered. Usually, it is be...  Read Full »

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