Dr. Tariq Niazi

Orthopedic Surgery
CHICKASHA,, OK
45 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

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
RICE= rest, ice, co-: Mpression with a bandage and elevate the side to get rid of the swelling. Nsaid's help to relieve pain ; swelling. After 3-5 days using a heating pad,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Exercises to lose --: Weight generally, like running; no weight lifting though, or very minimal weight, without bulking up. Consult a trainer for best results.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depends upon the pt.: Age, symptoms, general condition, any skin disease in the hips area, etc. I generally i fix them with 1 or 2 screws, and advise about the other side ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See your PCP for the: Initial evaluation and get some pain meds from her/him, and investigations could be started. Then see a podiatrist/ foot ; ankle doc as you wish. Most... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes ice can and does: Help a lot of pts. Exercises are vitally important to regain strength and range of motion, which also decreases the pain. Once she does regular exerci... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 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
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes. See your Doc: As a number of the meds can cause this problem.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Ask the question of: Your treating surgeon, as he has seen the xray. We will not be able to advise anything without seeing the position of the fragments of the fx. Do your... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Both can occur. Talk: To your surgeon. He should be the only one to tell you, whether to take any weight on it or not, as it would be dependent on the quality of the repair... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 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.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
You'll have signs of: Bleeding like being sweaty, with a fast heart beat (rapid pulse), feeling unwell, weak, thirsty, and pale looking. With internal bleeding in the abdom... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
The Q. is not clear: With some word(s) missing. Generally no drain is used after an arthroscopic surgery, unless it is an open procedure.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
It sounds like you -: Have, either a biceps tendonitis or a pulled pectoralis muscles. Is there a hx of an injury or repetitive activity. An xray might help to exclude any... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Discuss that with --: Your surgeon, as every surgeon has his own methods/preferred meds, etc.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Rest and take some -: Pain meds for a 7-10 days. Majority of these problems settle down without needing anything else. Do regular exercises to prevent stiffness and weaknes... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Suggests she sees a: Pcp to start investigations on her, as it sounds like a kidney lesion can cause bot the back pains and swelling. I can not think of any other cause, e... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
I would recomend ---: Seeing a dietician to eat properly and healthy, so you could lose weight. That would also decrease the knee pain, of course, depending on how much you... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Should check with --: Your treating physician, as it depends on the healing of your fx. He'll make a decision based on your xrays findings ; exam. No one but your physician... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes.: You need to keep doing it regularly, as otherwise if you stop, you'll lose it fairly seen, as well.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See your PCP to get: Checked with a examination and some routine labs, xrays etc.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Most unlikely.: I am concerned about the calf pain. Have that checked by your Doc ASAP or at an ER to ensure its not a Blood clot.
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A male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes; this would be -: normal; with inflammation and swelling as well as injury to the PCL, capsule, or other ligaments/menisci etc. It might easily take at least 6-8 weeks ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Could be from any #: of tissues in the skin, SQ or from the bone itself. I suggest you see a Surgeon so an examination can ascertain what's its most likely to be. A biopsy... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Best person to ans--: wer this for you, would be your PCP or the Rheumatologist. Check with them.
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A male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Dislocation is un--: likely, as that is a very painful condition in normal people and one would be in an ER and not asking questions on Healthtap. A fx or a sprain is most... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Very unlikely. The -: only possibility, I can think of resulting in Black Toenail would be from a bad circulation or vasculitis, which may occur as an Associated problem, n... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No. Its not normal.: U would need a detailed examination and scans to ascertain the cause of your symptoms. Have you been seen by an orthopod or a Hand surgeon? The cause... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
The knees, where the: knees are hyperextended.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depending on the sy-: mptoms and findings on examination as well as the XRs of the knees, Your surgeon will be discussing the types of surgery he thinks U would benefit fro... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Most plausible cause: of your symptoms seems to be irritation of a nerve in your Lumbar spine, either from a disc herniation, arthritis, disc-facet joint complex, or some o... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
A tendon called the: Patellar Tendon. Some also call it the Patellar Ligament.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
2 main possible cau-: ses:- 1: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, on both sides, or Ulnar nerve getting pinched at elbows; 2: Referred pain from your Neck/spine where the possible dis... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on response: to the initial shots. Your Doc who is giving you these shots would be able to inform you as to how many you receive. Everyone is different and would h... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
LBP is a common sym-: ptom and many have it. If its mild & not improving, I would start by being active with walking, swimming..... not only to be fit and have strong m... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Commonest reason for: the swelling is the injury and surgery you had to your Rt ankle. Surgery on the foot/ankle does swell for a long time. The reason it swells towards th... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
When was her surgery: and what type of hernia? See your surgeon or personal doctor to ensure she is not resting completely as she might have a blood clot. Is she having any... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, there is which: your Doctor can do, by clinically examining you and checking the strength and comparing It to the other side. If you are already running, I am sure yo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Most likely it is.: Try some pain meds (over the Counter) and rest. If not improving see your PCP to get evaluated and investigated for it.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Very possible. Take: it easy for a while to allow the body to rest and heal completely. See the Urologist again to ensure all is well and heals well with no stricture.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Sounds like you may:: be having meniscal cyst, with or without a tear. An examination by an orthopod and MRI would be helpful to confirm and treatment started. Other possib... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Not recomended as: soft tissue coverage would not be there but also you do not want to use metal ( screws, plates or a rod) in presence of an active infection. The most... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
I believe 50% of the: bone involvement is likely to result in a pathological fracture. U should see and ask your local Ortho-Oncologist about this, as he has seen and exami... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See your Doctor & be: investigated for proper diagnosis, of your Shortness of breath, which to me seems to be related to your GERD. A GI specialist or a your Doctor will be... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly yes, probab: ly not. All injuries, surgeries and the Infection would have left a lot os scar tissue which can invove the nearby nerves, causing tingles or pain et... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Recommend get your--: self checked out by your PCP, to ensure its not a heart-related problem. Good luck and Happy Holidays.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Any associated numb-: ness or tingling; any neck pain; any hx of any injury?? It might be something like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or the C spine lesion, causing these symptom... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Take some NSAIDs and: rest the arm, apply some Ice pack for 15 minutes every 2-3 hrly, and do gently exercises of the hand and wrist as well as elbow. If no increasing pain... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No answer, I Suggest: You see an Orthopod or a Spinal Surgeon, to be properly examined and investigated. Otherwise answering your question I rather difficult, without much ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Possible reasons are: 1: Nerve cause, like A Carpal Tunnel or Cubital T (the Funny Bone nerve lesion); 2: Muscle: a pulled muscle or tear; 3: Tendon: tendonitis, Tennis elb... 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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