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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

Tuesday: 10am - 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
It could be a number: of things. You need to see an Orthopedist in your area to be properly examined, before any treatment could be started. Good Luck.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, certainly can : So it would be advisable to take some laxatives to have keep your stools on the loose side, so you don't have to strain with hard stools, which will b... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Not unless its inc--: reasing. Every Lab has its own Reference range, so checking with your PCP would be the best as None of us would have a clue to the Reference your lab ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on RICE and : By use of nsaids for pain and swelling. Rice=rest, ice, compression and elevation of the extremity, to allow the acute symptoms to subside, for the fi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes and No, probably: No! no one definitely knows. Traditionally teaching is blood clots develop between 5-14 days. An injury to veins, or prolonged immobility from the in... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Best to consult a : Physician who practices acupuncture or see a licensed acupuncturist, who can most likely to be able to help you. Good luck.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Forever, the swell-: Ing lasts for ever. It doesn't get any bigger but may develop a bursa over it, which can cause some discomfort, if it becomes inflamed. You'll have a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depends which type: Of surgery you are having? Generally the scope surgery is outpatient surgery; a knee replacement surgery would probably require at least 3-5 days of h... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See an Orthopod to -: get a proper evaluation as in my opinion the arthritis doesn't usually behave in this way. You have an associated lesion, may be a significant cartila... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Not likely as B Scan: will not help in making that determination. He will take a proper HX and do a clinical Exam to ensure the Dx is in keeping with your symptoms. He migh... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes.: As most of us get the oa in the spine, even though it might not be causing any problems for some patients, i think the figure mentioned is like 40-50%... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See your PCP so ba -: sic pain meds could be tried and a Muscle relaxer can be given as well. Good Luck.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Multiple causes :-: 1: Bone: broken or bruised; 2: muscles/Tendon: pulled, torn, or tendonitis; 3: Nerves: damaged, inflamed or trapped; 4: Joint/Ligaments: capsulitis, l... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on the part:: or level of the muscles, whether its in the upper , middle or lower end of the muscles. Some of the names will include: Ischial veins, veins along th... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Could be a number of: Causes, like: injury resulting in fracture, bruise, or infection or referred pain from a pinched nerve. See your orthopod to be evaluated.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See your surgeon for: an examination. He might need to take a swab to ensure, what if any infection is responsible for the delayed healing. It might be a deep suture that g... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Sounds more like --: Laryngitis and trachiitis, which are inflammation of the larynx (voice box) and its downward extension, trachea (wind pipe). These can result from to... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No, it should help -: Relieve your symptoms of back pain due to spasm of the back muscles. Have the traction under a therapist's supervision.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
About 2 weeks:: Once release is done, i encourage my patients to exercise/move the affected finger to prevent any adhesions to form between the tendon and its sheath,... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See your Doc: See your doc or got to an er to ensure you don't have fx , if your symptoms are not improving over next 2-3 days. Pain meds and the muscle relaxer w... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Not with treatment.: This sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck which is most likely the cause of your symptoms. You'll need to get it confirmed by nerve tests by a neur... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Some women have dysmenorrhea with feeling heavy and achy/painful in the pelvis/hip joints. In my student days it was called congestive type dysmenorrh... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Yes that would be the appropriate thing to do.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on the site: Of the abscess. Generally the superficial & minor ones are treated as outpatient; but deeper/severe ones might require i/v antibiotics in the hospital... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Gangrene cannot be -: fixed. The tissue is dead. It needs to be removed from the body before infection occurs in it and spreads to the rest of the body.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Spinal causes are -: Most likely causing your problems. Check with your orthopedist to be investigated. The knots in the muscles can be treated with massage, therapy with... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Most likely the --: Cause of the enlarged ln is due to an infection. See your pcp for evaluation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Might do. Indirectly: By resting the legs to reduce the swelling. That, with some dehydration, or an injury to the legs might damage the veins to result in a blood clot. N... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
For definite check -: With your ob, but i don't think so. Any topical med when applied, does get absorbed into the body but in a very very small amounts. May be applying i... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Sounds like coming -: from your spine, most likely due to a Disk lesion, pinching a nerve, which gets aggravated by bending. Do you have pain going to one or both legs, fee... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on the level: at which its affected. The spinal cord lesion, say is at the C4 level, then the affected body part would be the shoulder and side of the neck. So if ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes they can, due to: the metal used, ie, screws, plate, washers. Get a letter from your surgeon, re: what you had done, and it should mention there is metal implanted, whi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Not to my knowledge!: Some antibiotics can cause diarrhea with soreness around the backend, but specifically affecting the tailbone is unknown to me.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No, not usually.: They can but usually don't. A bruise occurs due to a specific injury, however, minor or from a tendency to bleed under the skin, due to a number of re... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Depends on the fol--: Lowing factors: 1: has your back pain completely resolved from the fusion? 2: any pain radiating beyond the hip/thigh area? 3: any local tenderness... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly 2 reasons--: 1): bleeding and swelling from the ribs gravitating towards the scrotum over a period of 5-7 days, which is probably the main reason; 2): or you migh... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Possible but not --: Seen very commonly. There must be another reason for the swelling on the scapula. Between the scapula ; ribs, one could get a bursal sac, resulting in... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Yes icing would help, along with pain meds. You should see your doctor so a proper diagnosis as to why you are hurting can be made?
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Strained muscles are: The most common cause of this problem due to doing too much, too soon. If you try lifting too heavy weights or too frequently, when the body is not co... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Bone Stimulator uses: Sound waves to promote healing in a fracture or a surgically-created fracture (ie the osteotomy), which are slow to heal. Hence bone stimulator are us... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See an orthopedist: Having a problem for that long and which is apparently not getting better demands you getting to see your orthopedist, as this could be a meniscal/cho... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
A number of causes:-: Left sided maybe heart related ; but at your age its not likely, other causes are a rib fracture (hx of an injury or severe bout of coughing), costoch... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Rest, ice, elevation: And some nsaids, like ibuproffen or aleve (naproxen) do see your pcp to ensure you are okay with these meds.. Do continue exercises of the arm, but ke... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Commonly tendonitis: Tendonitis of the finger, wrist, thumb, and elbow, from overuse of these areas. Nerve problems, like carpal tunnel, cubital/guyon;s t syndromes. Thes... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See your PCP for --: Evaluation ; testing. You might need to be seen by a rheumatologist to get diagnosed.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Weakness: First day or so, not much except feeling weak and hungry; after 2-4 days muscle mass gets smaller due to needs of the body for energy to run the basal... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
You need to be eval-: Uated with a detailed hx and examination with review of the xrays, mri, and result of the physio etc. Other causes, are most likely, be referred pain ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
If symptoms are get-: Ting better, then just continue with the pain meds, and start gradual twisting exercises of the body, slowly, within limits of discomfort and progress... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Need to see a spinal: Surgeon, as to be evaluated properly. You could have the walking problems associated with it or is due to some other reason. Ct/mri scans would be ne... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See below:: This could be carpal t syndrome plus cubital ts where the other nerve to the hand (ulnar) gets trapped at the elbow; and more rarely ulnar can get tra... 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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