The Shrivatsa Foundation Trust in association with the Lions Club organized a press meet at the Guahati Press Club on 2 June. The main theme of the meet was a discussion over 'Knee Pain Relief' (Knee Treatment Without Operation Without Medicine).
The meeting was presided over by Dr. Yashvir Singh, who is a senior consultant physiotherapist and is also the Director and Project Head (Knee Rehabilitation Specialist) at the Shrivatsa Foundation Trust. Dr. Singh was accompanied by senior members of the Lions Club Mr. Ananda Aiyer and Lion Ajay Poddar.
Addressing the media at the press club, Dr. Singh said that osteoarthritis is an age related degenerative disorder which is characterized by the gradual loss of cartilage in joints which results in bones rubbing together, leading to stiffness, pain and impaired movements in the later stages. It was added that India has higher proliferative rate of OA in the world and is expected to be at the top rank in chronic diseases till 2025.
Dr Singh will be examining the patients at the Guwahati Lions Eye Hospital at Chatribari from June 3 to June 6, who will have to present their X-Ray reports to the doctor, which will make the treatment easier.Shrivatsa Foundation Trust has been targeting old patients who suffer from such diseases and try to create awareness among the patients and their family members. Besides that, they even provide free knee consultations and carry out evaluation camps in tier 2 and tier 3 cities of North India (mainly Himachal Pradesh) like Solan, Shimla, Dharamshala, Kullu, Chamba and a few more. The list also includes Tripura, Tinsukia and Jorhat from the Northeastern states.
The Shrivatsa Foundation Trust has a team of well-trained technical staff and highly-professional doctors who help the patients to understand the disease, its degeneration process and provide best conservative treatment to prevent further progress of the disease by means of therapeutic exercises, medications, ergonomic and postural advise and Bio-Mechanical correction through Knee Offloader Braces and other support devices.
Dr. Singh will be examining the patients at the Guwahati Lions Eye Hospital at Chatribari from 3rd to 6th June. Patients will have to present their X-Ray reports to the doctor, which will make the treatment easier. There will be a registration fee of Rs. 200. The camp will start at 10 in the morning and will end by 5 in the evening. Also practical demonstration of knee braces will be prescribed to the patients as per their need.