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Dr. Tariq Niazi

Orthopedic Surgery
CHICKASHA,, OK
43 years experience male

Locations

Five Oaks Medical Group,

CHICKASHA,, OK

Address

2100 W Iowa Avenue,, CHICKASHA,, OK, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12am
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Practice website

Fax

(405) 779-2432

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CHAMPUS

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Wellmark Inc

About

Bio

I am an Orthopedist, having recently relocated to Chickasha, OK, from my previous practice in Muscatine, Iowa. I refer to myself as a Fellowshipped Trained Generalist, as I love all aspects of Orthopedics, from Head to Toes. I don't do Spine surgery, but workup patients with Back issues and refer them on to the Spine Surgeons or Pain Specialists. I love trauma care, as I like the variety it provides, from newborns to the elderly, fixing Fractures, Muscle/tendon injurues, nerve repairs, etc, and also am well adept in treating arthritis of the Hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers and feet. The carpal/cubital/Guyon and Tarsal tunnel release surgeries, as well as tendon releases in both Upper and lower limbs are done as outpatients. I've had experience in Eire, UK & Canada.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

Hindi, Pashto, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

1.6K Answers
895 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Sounds like you have: Sustained another tear of the same or the other meniscus. You need to see your orthopod to he assessed and possibly a mri, if he(she) deems fit. Good... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Small but definite -: Chance with your hx of prostate cancer. See your orthopod to get investigated. I am sure your oncologist must be following you if its only been 2 y... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Probably not, as PF-: Usually does not present with a swelling. It probably is planter fibromatosis ( benign condition), ganglion, fb (foreign body in form of a thorn, need... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Most likely due to -: 2 causes: 1: the arthritis itself produces the crackling/popping sounds with movement of whichever joint is affected; 2: another rarer possibility is ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes, you need to --: Get the diagnosis. Just because you fall and injure the tailbone area doesn't necessarily mean its only the tailbone you've injured, as associated inj... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See a spine surgeon,: Who depending on your symptoms and response to the medication, will have you go through a course of epidural shots (steroids) or might advise to enlar... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
I suggest you have -: Yourself seen by the surgeon, and let him decide what you need. It could be something simpler. So see him.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
It depends on one's: symptoms and their intensity and how long have they been there for? If the pain is greatly improved, then one could return, but maybe restrict Sports... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Check with your Doc-: Who had ordered them as he must be having way of dealing with your specific problem. He has known you, examined and will knowing the effects of the t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Not recomended as --: After the fx has healed, you need to strengthen the muscles and regain the range of motion, as otherwise you'll be hurting. You can shorten the pt ti... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Report it to the --: Surgeon so as to be assessed and appropriately treated. Most likely nothing much, but you need to be evaluated. Good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes.: The nerve to the hip joint and the groin comes from the l1.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) -: For the pain and swelling would help. Resting the knee in a knee immobilizer would be helpful. Not kneeling on it would be very important not to have... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
No.: No connection that is known between the back or wet hair.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
U should get checked: Out by an orthopedist, as it could mean knee cap problems or cartilage issues. The knee cap problem affects young/teenage girls mainly. Other lesions ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Most Unlikely!: Whoever DX you could probably answer that for you. I don't know that being one of the inheritable diseases. It sounds like you inflammation of your l... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Sounds like Colicky: Pains that you are having. See your pcp. Blood clots can cause these colics or you might be having stones passing down the tube(ureter) from the kidne... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Both are the same.: If after all the conservative modalities you have had and you are still having problems, then you have 2 options: 1: if symptoms are not too severe a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
To rest the knee & -: The ttwb is also to protect the knee joint surfaces, since microfracture procedure was done. Your knee needs to be rested to allow the healing to oc... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Generally the cause: Is a fracture of the coccyx, from a fall or an accident, which usually resolves with time, but might take 3-4 years. Some pts require surgery to take ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See an Orthopedist -: To be examined and x-rayed to diagnose that you haven't gotten a fx, as outer bone in the elbow (radial head) can very easily get a fx, causing the sy... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Best for you to get: Advise from someone who evaluates you, by examining/investigating you. He'll inform you of the diagnosis/treatment. So see an orthopod. It generally... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
That depends on your: Orthopod, who'll base his decision on the operative findings ; what he had to do for it. Check with him re: driving. I don't allow my patients to driv... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes They definitely: Do, but require time and effort from you, the patient, to make it happen. You need to keep your diabetes in excellent control, perform excellent care ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Most likely it does;: Liver is body's most important organ in which every drug gets metabolized. So with hep c, your liver is already damaged, you should not take too many ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Being apprehensive -: About any surgery is quite normal. Rest assured you'll do fine, as this the commonest surgery done all over the world and everyday thousands are being... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Activities/Exercises: Would be helpful for all the 3, as hh is usually seen with weight issues, so reducing the wt with activities/exercises would benefit it. The osteoporo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Its unlikely that it: Is from the scoliosis surgery and been going on for last 6 years. I am sure you have had it checked by a gen surgeon as well as the spine surgeon. Som... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Sounds like you have: A disc lesion(s) in the lower back involving the L4 ; 5 nerves, which supply the lateral aspect of the leg and the big toe. See a spinal surgeon, get... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See your PCP to get: Checked with a examination and some routine labs, xrays etc.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Certainly, but it --: Could also be fractured (fx). So see your pcp to be evaluated and an xray would confirm if its a fx or not. Good luck.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See your Family Doc,: To be evaluated, investigated ; treated properly. Good luck and best wishes for the new year.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Thats normal ; it'll: Take a few days to get better. Take some aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen for it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Possibly but rather: Improbable, as there is no single tendon going to all fingers or the thumb. Sounds more lie some arthritis, gout or pseudogout, unless a crush injury ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
sounds most likely: As shingles, if there is an associated rash on rt side of the body. Otherwise it seems that you might have a spinal lesion causing nerves to be impin... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes for the swelling: As it can last for up to 6 months; while pain: maybe. In majority of pts, the pain is greatly reduced or is minimal. However many pts do get reinjured... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Sounds like you have: Arthritis, or a meniscal tear. The fall might be responsible for the arthritis, but i think its the daily activities with subtle injuries in a suscept... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
There is always the: Possibility of non-union after any fusion surgery. She might another (re-fusion) surgery. Talk it with your surgeon or get a 2nd opinion; or the cause... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Pain meds, heat pad,: Would relieve the pain/discomfort. Exercises to strengthen the back muscles would be greatly helpful. Avoiding heavy weights or gradually building up ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Occasional pain in -: The big toe would most likely be due to stiffness from being immobilized in a cast and scar tissue in the area of the fx site. The pain should get bet... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Most likely Not, but: Sounds like a stomach, or esophagus related issue, like a heartburn or regurgitation/gastritis/esophagitis. See your pcp to be investigated and treat... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
These symptoms sou--: Nd typical of inactivity for a long time. You need to start moving and do some bending/extending of the back/ /hips/knees. Start slow ; gradually buil... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
U need to have a --: Detailed talk with your surgeon, as there are a couple of difficult issues here. Is the patella healed now or is it still fractured? During tkr one ca... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
U need to see your -: Surgeon to be examined, as i cannot think of any other possibility except an attack of gout or pseudogout. Have your uric acid checked, and good luck.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
NSAIDS like Ibuprof-: En or aleve (naproxen) (if no allergies/side effects with their use) might help, with some muscle relaxers + massages, heat alternating with ice packs... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Generally no conn--: Ection between the 3rd finger and drinking, unless under the influence you jammed it or fell on it, or injured it somehow. See your pcp and have a xra... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
If your sure about: The diagnosis. Otherwise get investigated by seeing your pcp, then decide who you want to see. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Generally pinched --: nerves should be treated by being released surgically, as that will prevent long term problems from that nerve (s). Some time Braces are helpful for s... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Take NSAIDS like ---: Like aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen ( if no allergies/side effects) with a muscle relaxer + heat packs, to see if its relieved. I am unsure if your doc... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Try pain meds like -: Nsaids {ibuprofen/aleve(if no allergies/side effects)} to reduce pain and swelling. Others include a trial of tylenol (acetaminophen) for short perio... Read More

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Oct 5, 2014
Dr. Niazi is a polite, intelligent professional that I highly recommend.
Sep 26, 2013
A respected expert in his field. Highly recommend.
Jun 10, 2014
Excellent training with a world view of medicine.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This has driven me insane & not sure how it happen other than trying to leg press a boat off a river bank... I already have disc problems & figured that would be the lea...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Am seeing my dr today for checkup. The only thing that seems to be helping are the somas. Thanks for your advice. Just not use to pain this intense.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's what I thought! That's why I think not bending as well as others even though I am trying! :(. How long does take . When decide?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Various hospitals in the British isles (Ireland & the UK).

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Iowa City, IA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Iowa City, IA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Iowa - Winter
2013
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