Focused on providing a comprehensive and coordinated treatment, Dr. Pradyumna evaluates, treats and manages patients who are suffering from a variety of orthopedic conditions. Through thorough assessment, he determines the course of treatment that helps patients recover faster and resume an active life.
Hands and wrists are made of many different bones, joints and connective tissues like tendons, nerves, ligaments and blood vessels. Any injury to the hand can cause damage to these structures and result is pain, inflammation, bruising etc.
Hand injuries are generally caused due to jamming a finger, repetitive strain due to heavy lifting or playing sports, knocks and blows, or landing on the hands during a fall. Apart from these the most common types of hand injury are finger fractures and dislocations.
The course of treatment may vary depending on the intensity of the injury. For minor injuries, your doctor may suggest physical therapy, pain medication, application of ice packs. For severe injuries, post investigations, your doctor may suggest a cast or in some cases surgery.
Arthritis also known as joint inflammation is a broad umbrella term used to describe about 200+ conditions that affect joints and the tissues that surround the joint and connective tissues.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Gout, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia are other conditions related to arthritis.
These rheumatic conditions clinically present symptoms like pain, stiffness, inflammation in and around joints. Some forms of arthritis like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis can affect multiple organs. Arthritis is more common among people aged 65 and above. However, it can affect younger people, including children.
Since arthritis limits the person’s ability to perform everyday tasks to a great extent, the treatment aims to control pain, minimize damage to the joint, and improve overall quality of life. Your doctor may choose to treat you with medications, physiotherapy, provide splints or joint assistive aids. If the condition is severe, your surgeon may decide to opt for a joint replacement surgery.
The foot has a complex set of muscles, joints, tendons and bones that allows it to work properly and function better while walking, standing or any other everyday movements.
A number of health conditions and injuries may affect the movement and balance of the foot leading to foot pain. Lateral foot pain, pain in the arch of the foot, foot sprain, stubbed or sprained toe, fracture, ligament tears are some of commonly faced foot issues.
Foot pain usually heals with rest and anti-inflammation medication. However, with certain underlying health conditions, foot pain may require extra medical attention and it’s always advised to visit an expert to follow the right path of treatment.
Similarly, the ankle is also prone to injuries and may hurt for many reasons. It could be minor or sometimes due to underlying chronic medical conditions such as arthritis.
Pain in the ankle may be due to injury caused to the bones, muscles or soft tissue structures surrounding the ankle that support it. The cause of the ankle injury can also lead to whether an individual feels sharp pain or a dull ache. Many people notice swelling around the ankle bone.
While sprains and strains in the ankle region are considered as minor and can be treated at home, if swelling or chronic pain is being experienced by an individual then it’s best to see a doctor right away to understand the reason behind the pain.
Depending on the extent of injury, your doctor may advise rest for a few days, immobilize the area, prescribe pain medications, and if the situation is serious, your surgeon may evaluate and suggest surgery.
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Tendons are soft, band-like tissues that connect muscles to bone. When the muscles contract, tendons pull the bone causing the joints to move. If any damage occurs to the tendons, the movement may be limited. Tendon repairs are carried out through surgical intervention. It is normally done to treat a torn or damaged tendon.
The most commonly affected joints due to tendon injuries are elbows, knees, fingers, ankles and shoulder.
Tendon repairs are done by making small incisions in the skin over the damaged tendon.
Tendon repair healing may take upto 12 weeks. Your surgeon may advise physical therapy. It’s important to choose an expert to tackle the damaged tendon and set the right course of treatment and live a pain-free life.