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Suggest treatment for stiffness and pain in joints while suffering from chikungunya

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Posted on Tue, 31 Mar 2015
Question: Hello my mom recenty suffered fron chikungunya and has debilitating joint pain she was wondering if the regular physio she does for her osteoartritis may wosrsen her symptoms and what else she can do to alleviate the pain and stiffness
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
She can do physiotherapy exercises.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The joint pain and stiffness is a normal finding after such a viral illness. The pain and stiffness can decrease by taking pain killers and doing a hot compress in the area.
Doing physio or osteoarthritis will not worsen the problem. Just take care to not to overdo it. Continue taking the pain killers and calcium supplements.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
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Suggest treatment for stiffness and pain in joints while suffering from chikungunya

Brief Answer: She can do physiotherapy exercises. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The joint pain and stiffness is a normal finding after such a viral illness. The pain and stiffness can decrease by taking pain killers and doing a hot compress in the area. Doing physio or osteoarthritis will not worsen the problem. Just take care to not to overdo it. Continue taking the pain killers and calcium supplements. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal