“I was laying in bed, sleeping with severe pain. And, it was 24-hours per day. I could not do basic things properly, like walk or bend my knees “, said 65 Year Old year-old Gulshan Kumar .
He hated stairs. Simply standing at the bottom of a staircase felt like a bad dream. Trying to reach the top was an absolute nightmare. “People would tell me they could feel my pain just watching me struggle on each step,” recalls Gulshan Kumar .
He described needle and knife like pains jabbing the knees, near the ligament attachment areas of the bone. It was causing him so much discomfort that he could not touch the knee without wincing in pain.” Those mounting knee pains led to increasing pain, decreasing physical activity, and sleeplessness. The lack of sleep, in turn, sapped his motivation and energy. He had two options – continue to live in pain and suffer through sleepless nights, or get a knee replacement.
He was ready for relief.
And thanks to the expertise of one of the country’s leading orthopedic Hospital “ Germanten Hospital Hyderabad “ and an innovative approach to improving knee replacements, Gulshan Kumar was not only pain-free within days after operation, but also walking and biking within weeks.
“I was completely floored,” says Gulshan Kumar. “The first night after my surgery I was standing, the next day I was using a walker without pain, and I was home the day after that.”
With my family’s and Dr Mir Jawad Zar Khan Sir’s help in the exercise program, I can now use the stairs and I have a 130-degree range of motion. My rehabilitation isn’t over, but I’ve regained mobility 1 months after surgery. I can even sit in a boat and fish without pain. None of this would have been possible without Dr. Mir Jawad Zar Khan Sir and the support of Germanten Hospital.
The Long and Winding Road to Recovery :
The symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and tenderness in the bony knob on the outside of your elbow. This knob is where the injured tendons connect to the bone.
Tennis elbow may cause the most pain when you:
- Lift something
- Make a fist or grip an object, such as a tennis racket
- Open a door or shake hands
- Raise your hand or straighten your wrist
Treatment for Tennis Elbow
- Icing the elbow to reduce pain and swelling
- Using an elbow strap to protect the injured tendon from further strain
- Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin, to help with pain and swelling.
- Performing range of motion exercises to reduce stiffness and increase flexibility.
- Specialized injection Therapies
- ESWT – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.
- Surgery If your symptoms haven’t improved after six to 12 months of extensive non-operative treatment, you may be a candidate for surgery to remove damaged tissue.
The key to preventing tennis elbow is to avoid overuse. Stop if you feel any elbow pain during an activity.
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