Orthopaedics Q&A: Low back stiffness? What to do

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

1. Dear Doctor, I am 57years old male, diabetic.Having frozen shoulder in right side.Pain rises in night. Sedentary life style.medicine for dietetics is continuing.Pl advice how to be relieved of this pain.
Utpal Chaterjee
You can have analgesics, hot water fomentation and some physiotherapy.

I get pain in my left hip joint when I get-up in the morning + my lower back-bone is stiff and painful. However after I get-up and start my daily routine the pain starts to subside. During the day only lower back stiffness remains. I am 68 years old and do not take any pain releivers, in 2008 I had undergone triple by-pass surgery. Please advise to get rid of my hip joint pain and lower back stiffness.
Anand Swarup
It is better to check for any other problem with your spine. Mostly it is only age related. you can have analgesics, hot water fomentation, gentle walk and some physiotherapy.

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