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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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I have lower back and abdomen pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in my lower back and left abdomen. I was sleeping with one leg bent up, and suddenly in the morning, I experienced sharp pain. I did exercise the day before; I do not have problems with my urination and bowel movements. However, I am unable to have food because of the...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Muscle spasm can be the reason for your pain. As you have a history of lower back pain, I suggest you go for an X-ray of the lumbar spine (LS). I also suggest you apply ointment Diclofenac to the affected area, cover it with a cloth for ten...  Read Full »

I have certain health issues. Kindly advise a workout routine.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a fit 52-year-old male with rounded shoulders with slight thoracic kyphosis. And I sit at the desk often, but I do shoulder, neck, back stretching exercises regularly to combat this. I think the main problem comes from weakness in my thoracic spine, causing me to use my arms to s...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In my opinion, your posture is the main culprit more than the strength and weakness of your thoracic musculature. I wanted to know about your low back posture and pelvic tilt. From your narration, I presume you have weakness in the gluteus m...  Read Full »

What is the reason for pain and muscle weakness in the left arm for the past eight years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male. When I lie on my left side and raise my left arm, then try to push down on this arm using my right hand, I feel pain in the upper left arm. I am unable to push back. However, when I try the opposite, that is, lying on my right side pushing down on the right arm...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a lot of issues with your body and also have diabetes. The arm pain is mostly shoulder arch syndrome which can be reduced with hot water application and shoulder wheel exercises. Do shoulder shrugging exercise, 15 repetitions twice daily. Try to ...  Read Full »

Why does I have trouble walking after recovered from stroke?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male, and my weight is 52 kilograms. I am a brain-stroke recovered patient. My left side got paralyzed for two years. Now, I am doing all my movements independently. My blood pressure remains low at 100 by 70 mmHg. I face a problem while walking on the left side, in the...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you wear well-cushioned footwear made of MCR (microcellular rubber) material. It will help you to reduce the impact on the bone while walking and it reduces the pain. Keep yourself warm by wearing socks and avoid exposure to cold. Pain in cold temperatures occ...  Read Full »

I underwent a hip replacement. Can I undergo physiotherapy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had bilateral hip replacement surgery done recently. The right hip was replaced last month, and the left hip was replaced this month. Is it advisable to do physiotherapy now?  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The day when a hip replacement is done, that day itself, other joint movements should be started as early as possible. First, non-weight-bearing physiotherapy should be done, followed by partial and full weight-bearing exercises.Non-weight bearing movements should be done...  Read Full »

My PCL tear pain is not reducing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I fell over seven weeks ago at a running competition (at the end of a race), and had subsequent knee pain, swelling and difficulty walking. I then proceeded to have an X-ray which ruled out any fractures and then an MRI which showed a partial PCL tear. I have been having physiotherapy ...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain indicates that you might give some more time for it to heal properly. Do not be in a hurry to start up your exercises. Partial PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tear recovers well with exercises. So, you do not worry. Keep working towards pain reduction fir...  Read Full »

I need right shoulder surgery. Will I need physiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, After my right shoulder surgery, do I need a physiotherapist? What would happen if I do not consult a physiotherapist?  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I recommend you consult a physiotherapist for rehabilitation post surgery as it is very important that you gain strength and mobility. Otherwise, there would be some imbalance remaining within the muscle group and may give rise to minor nagging issues after a while. ...  Read Full »

My foot pain worsens with extended sitting. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old man. I have foot pain which was diagnosed a few years ago as plantar fasciitis. I use shoes with special support, insoles, and cushion on the socks. I also have pain in my right knee, especially on the inner side. I want to know if there are any exercises or stretche...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The protocol followed by you is good. You should follow that regularly for the next one month. For the plantar fasciitis, I suggest the following: 1. Calf muscle stretching with wall support. 2. Dorsiflexion of the foot with pressure applied by your hand. 3...  Read Full »

I am under physiotheraphy for 10 sessions but I am not fine. Can a chiropractor help me in this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been seeing a physiotherapist for 10 sessions now, and during the sessions, I have been doing exercises and getting needling in around, and undead left shoulder blade to try to relieve the pain, but it still feels bruised under it. I have had some massages previously, which redu...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As with history, I can speculate that you are having trapezius. The pain around the shoulder blade is due to the inflammation of the insertion of the trapezius muscles. As per my clinical practice, I do not think that dry needling and massage are the more extended-...  Read Full »

Is there a possibility to get a complete cure of sports injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I felt a pop while playing football. My physiotherapist said I have torn my cartilage and so, he advised me to take rest. It felt good. After 18 months, when I played football again for half an hour, I felt the pain. So, I visited a different physiotherapist, and he advised...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing a brief history. As you had this injury persisting for 2 years now, I will advise getting a proper examination with the physiotherapist you have been seeing for now and provide me the reports. Because the muscles must have got weaker an...  Read Full »

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