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 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 all the way back. However, when I try the opposite, that is, lying on my right side pushing down on t...  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 slide...  Read Full »

On trying to straighten my back, I got a sudden pain. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,As I was about to straighten my back while holding the bar to lift the weight (deadlifts), I felt a clunk sound in my left lower back. The same spot as I previously injured 20 months ago on the last rep of deadlift. I rounded my back, and it pulled me down. It got cured in four or five da...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to have an x-ray done immediately so that we can confirm the exact site of injury. It might be a locking of the facet joint that usually happens if you suddenly lift a heavy object and try to lift it. That is why it is always advisable to have a warm up sessi...  Read Full »

Can you suggest physiotherapy treatment for plantar fasciitis and knee pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old man. I have a 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 a pain in my right knee, especially on the inner side. I want to know if there are any exercises or st...  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: Calf muscle stretching with wall support. Dorsiflexion of the foot with pressure applied by your hand. Hot water f...  Read Full »

How can I cure hamstrings spasm caused due to exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, Today, I was lifting light weights on squats. As I went down into a parallel position, my back locked up and immediately began to hurt. I tried other lifts (hyperextentions) to loosen my hamstrings. It felt better at the time, but now I am at home and can barely stand and walk. How ca...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your case, what I found is that you must follow some basic stretching exercises with warm up and cool down phase to avoid tightening of muscles. Do warm-up exercise like static jogging, jumping with hands wide apart. Along with warm-up, 10 minutes of stre...  Read Full »

The skin on my left foot feels raw after standing for a long time. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My work requires me to be on my feet. After working for 14 hours on two consecutive days, the skin on my left foot feels like it is raw. What could be causing it to feel like this?  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sometimes happens when we unknowingly put undue pressure on our feet, but it cannot be avoided as we are bipedal. But make sure to give rest frequently to your feet. Take rest and sit down every half an hour for at least 10 minutes. Do some foot massage when free. Do ...  Read Full »

When can physiotherapy be started after bilateral hip replacement surgery?

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 don...  Read Full »

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