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Dr. Nikhil A. Gokhale - Orthopedics in Mumbai

Dr. Nikhil A. Gokhale

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

OrthopedicsOrthopedics
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 5 Awards

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Clinic Locations

Dr. Gokhale's Clinic & Arthritis Centre

5/33 Unnat Nagar - 3, MG Road, Goregaon (West), Mumbai - 62, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,

Services

  • Frozen Shoulder Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder SLAP (Tear) Lesions
  • Rotator Cuff Injury Treatment
  • Joints and Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain Treatment
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Bankart Repair
  • Arthritis and Pain Management

Specialization

  • Orthopedist

Education

  • King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College - 2010 Graduated
    MBBS
  • G S Medical College, KEM Hospital Mumbai - 2015 Graduated
    MS - Orthopaedics

Awards

  • Knee Fellowship - Exeter Knee reconstruction unit (UK)

  • Joint reconstruction- Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, Stanmore(UK)

  • Shoulder Fellowship - Royal Bournemouth Hospital

  • All India Post-Graduate Entrance Examination- 28th rank in the country (out of about 80,000 candidates )

  • Dr. R.H. Karmarkar award (Gold Medal) for standing 1st in General Surgery

Membership

  • MRCS

Health Articles

Hip and Leg Pain

Hip and leg pain can stem from various causes, including tendinitis and arthritis. Tendinitis, caused by inflammation of tendons due to injury or repetitive movements, leads to pain, weakness, and swelling. Rest, therapy, or steroid injections are typical treatments. Arthritis, encompassing over 100 types like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, results in joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Risk factors vary among types, including age, gender, genetics, and lifestyle factors like obesity and smoking. Diagnosis involves physical exams and imaging tests like X-rays and MRI. Prompt medical evaluation is crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of hip and leg pain

Swollen Ankles and Feet

Swelling in the ankles and feet can signal various health issues. Pregnancy may cause normal swelling, but sudden, excessive swelling could indicate preeclampsia. Injuries like sprained ankles lead to swelling; severe pain warrants medical attention. Lymphedema, from lymphatic fluid accumulation, often follows cancer treatment. Venous insufficiency results from blood flow problems, potentially causing skin ulcers. Infections, especially for diabetic patients, require immediate medical attention. Blood clots in leg veins can cause life-threatening complications. Swelling might also indicate heart, liver, or kidney disease, especially if accompanied by other symptoms like fatigue and weight gain. Prompt medical evaluation is crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

What Is an Orthopedic Physical Therapist?

Orthopedic physical therapists specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. They utilize methods like strength training, massage, and joint mobilization to alleviate pain and improve function. These therapists assist patients in recovering from orthopedic surgery and regaining mobility in affected areas. To become an orthopedic physical therapist, one must earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, pass a state licensure exam, and complete a clinical residency or specialized certification program. While non-specialized therapists can perform orthopedic therapy, those with specialist training are considered experts in the field and typically work in outpatient rehabilitation settings, clinics, hospitals, or offer home visits.

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