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Dr. Shivakumar

Occupational Therapist, Bangalore

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Dr. Shivakumar is a popular Occupational Therapist in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Shivakumar personally at Allergy and Asthma Clinic, 4D Diagnostics in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shivakumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have a body pain every time and leg pain also without painkiller its very painful for me but I don't want to take painkiller but not possible then what should I do and why is it paining.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a body pain every time and leg pain also without painkiller its very painful for me but I don't want to take p...
A checkup of fever in home and weakness in your problem supplements must healthy diet tk firstly thatthat do stretching exercise of both limbs.
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My shoulder is paining due to I am fallen from bike by the scanning report they said happened and no fracture but still my shoulder is paining what are the precautions can I fallow?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
My shoulder is paining due to I am fallen from bike by the scanning report they said happened and no fracture but sti...
Hi, -do not bear weights with your injured hand -do not lie on that side during sleeping. - do not out stretch that arm. Note- take arnica 200 homeo pills, 6 pills at a time two times a day for three days only.
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I have pain around left neck area, I had visited many doctor and has done XRay. Doctor say that it is a muscle pain. I want to know medicine which I can take for such pain. My work is computer for nearly 7-8 hrs a day.

MBBS, DNB
General Physician, Mumbai
I have pain around left neck area, I had visited many doctor and has done XRay. Doctor say that it is a muscle pain. ...
Maintain proper posture while working on computer. Give rest to your eyes by closing them after every 15mins. Move your neck up-down and sideways after every 15-20 mins while using computer. In case of an acute problem, you will require medicines. You may also use a cervical collar.
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Sir/mam I have very hard pain in my both shoulders from one week please give me tips or medicines to overcome this problem.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir/mam I have very hard pain in my both shoulders from one week please give me tips or medicines to overcome this pr...
Hello, Lybrate user, It might be due to spondylitis or postural deflect. Rotate your shoulders clockwise & anticlockwise. Tk, Rhus tox 200-6 pills thrice. Avoid, cold intake, lifting weight, jerks. Tk, care.
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I have joint pain in hand and legs' finger since last 4 months because of 45 days of visit at gurgaon, haryana. I had take lots of medicine but till now I do not get relief. Please suggest me some curable advise. Thank you.

M.P.T
Physiotherapist,
First get a blood test for uric acid, crp&r. A. Start hot fomentation of fingers and toes. Along with increased mobility exes. Please let me know the result of the test. For further treatment plan.
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My wife is filling pain in her right leg for last few days. So what should she do?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My wife is filling pain in her right leg for last few days. So what should she do?
Apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha yograj guggul 1-1 twice a day after lunch and dinner. Take maharasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Avoid tea. Coffee. Junk food. Spicy food. Fermented food. Take green vegetables. Drink juice. Eat fruits. Drink 7-8 glass of water in a day. Take 7 hours sleep minimum. Do pranayama early morning. Walk for minimum 30 minutes in a day. For further detail contact me in private.
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I had pain in my heel of right foot. Mostly after inactivity or after waking up. Pain used to go down with activity and some times after passing urine. Got my uric acid test done it was ok. This occuted an year ago as well but got ok after I changed my shoe. This time also it has started after I bought a new shoe. I shall change my shoe. But does it mean some other problem. Or is it only shoe.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
I had pain in my heel of right foot. Mostly after inactivity or after waking up. Pain used to go down with activity a...
It is shoe and heel. You have stiff tendo achilles. You need to do some exercises for stretching and you will be fine.
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A women, age35, was suffering from body pains, every time, she takes combiflam and other tablets, but there is no use. What is the solution. She is still still suffering.

BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Sangrur
A women, age35, was suffering from body pains, every time, she takes combiflam and other tablets, but there is no use...
Avoid self treatment by taking unusual medicines it's having several bad effects on kidney. You must consult to a good doctor so that exact cause can be diagnose.
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I have pain at joints, I had consult a doctor. But still I'm having back. Any medicine that help pain I keep applying amuratajan bam.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I have pain at joints, I had consult a doctor. But still I'm having back. Any medicine that help pain I keep applying...
Dear user, apply heat fermentation with amrutanjan or any other pain relief ointment twice a day. Or take physiotherapy treatment for proper care of back and joint pains.
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Dear Sir/Mam, I am living in Gujarat ,I am 25 year old . I have two brothers and we are twins ,me and my brother's have problem, during every nights both of us right hand is paining . So please suggest the solution.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Your history suggest that it may be vascular or neurogenic, so you can go for colour Doppler and NCV studies and get back to me
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Hy. I fell pain on my shoulder and neck. I fell to much pain in neck nd my shoulder left side. How I reduce this.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hy. I fell pain on my shoulder and neck. I fell to much pain in neck nd my shoulder left side. How I reduce this.
Hot Fomentation. Gentle Shoulder Stretching. Core Strengthening Exercises. Gentle Neck Exercises. Avoid sleeping on affected side.. Warm up and cool down is a must. Hot fomentation.
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I recovered from stroke which leads hand and leg after 3 days what type of exercise I need?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. It will best for you to actually consult on this with a physical therapist who is specialized in managing neuro patients i. E who has done his masters or specialization (mpt) in neuro and it is not difficult to find one. Also all treatment has to carried out under treatment of your neurologist or neurosurgeon. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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I have problam in my right hand. Jab main apna haath upar uthata hu to kandhe ke paas bahut dard hota hai. Mera haath pura upar tak nahi ja pata hai.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have problam in my right hand. Jab main apna haath upar uthata hu to kandhe ke paas bahut dard hota hai. Mera haath...
According your age it may be muscle strain so tk physiotherapy for 5 days ultrasonic therapy. Haath upper aa jaiga.
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Exercise for Knee Health

DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma in Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
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I am Dr Rakesh Nair. I am an exclusive knee replacement surgeon. Today I am basically going to talk about how to prevent damage to the knees by doing the right type of exercises.  So, the topic today is going to be Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis. How are they interconnected? How are both important in terms of treatment?

Let us start initially with Osteoarthritis. What do I mean by Osteoarthritis? 

Osteoarthritis means a worn out joint. The same knee which has souls start wearing out as you get older. Therefore, it is called a Primary. So, whether you have a problem at some age or not, this pain is going to happen to you, whether it happens at 25, 35, 40, 45 years. It might also happen at the age of 75 years. Most of my patients are going for surgery between the age group of 75-85 years. So here I am going to show you the right forms of exercises where your knee can last for the lifetime. So, we are looking at an average of 8 spans of 80-85.

So, will your knee last long?

The chances are very less because the present data says that the 80% of the general population has artificial knees because we are out living our knees. We are living much more than our knees can last.

What is Osteoarthritis? means what exactly happens to the joint?

The knees are made up of bones which are a thigh bone which is on the upper side and it is covered with the fine layer of the cartilage which is hardly 1 cm. The same thing is with the bone which is the Shin bone which is the lower part, again which is covered with the cartilage. Between these layers, we have a lubricant fluid connecting both the legs on the side we have strong ligaments which hold the joint together.

What exactly happen in Osteoarthritis?

In Osteoarthritis, the same cartilage which you see starts wearing out. There are small pieces which start wearing out. The joint which straight started getting bent which either like a bow like a deformity or a knock knee deformity depending on how strong or how weak your muscles are. When a  straight knee finally become bent then we have to look for some surgical options.

What are the symptoms of pain in the knee?

The first and the foremost symptoms are when a patient feels pain while climbing and getting down from stairs. So this is the first sign of Arthritis when you get to know that your knee is wearing out. Then they complain of pain, swelling. In the advanced stages, we will see the patients with bent knees, either bent inwards or outwards.

Today, I am going to tell you that can we prevent this damage?

For this, I am going to stress on exercise protocols for strengthening. Now, you need to understand that there is a difference between cardiac training and muscle strengthening. Most patients believe in walking as an exercise. But I would say that walking is the main form of exercise if not balanced properly with strengthening is going to cause wear and tear on the knees.

First, you need to strengthen the muscles which are there in the front and the back of the knees. So we are talking about strengthening the cardio steps and about strengthening the hamstrings. I would be giving you the practical demonstration of how we can do the same. 

These are the normal exercises which I ask 70 years old individuals to do.

  • Initially, the patient is lying down and push the knees downwards. Neeche dabaav daalo or thoda dheela karo. Push down and relax and do it till the count of 50. So, this is the basic first exercise you should do when you start any other exercise. 
  • The second exercise is leg race. This should also be from 5-50 counts. When you can comfortably do 50 counts at a time then we start the same in sitting posture.
  • Lie down with the face down and start bending the alternate knees upwards and then release. This is what you would do for a hamstring strength

So these are the exercises which you can do from the age of 20 years to 80 years. Depending on the muscle strength, you can gradually increase the intensity of an exercise and take it to the next level.

If you are able to strengthen your knees simultaneously as you increase your cardio activity, that would be the best form without any damage to your knees. Another thing is that if you can balance your cardio in terms of saying that if you could do cycling, swimming, walking or running and balance all 25% of your work out when you are working out in the gym. So when you are going to the gym, the first thing should be doing is not going to the tread mill, you should start with the cycling as it is non-weight bearing exercise. Do it for 10 minutes, gradually as you warmed up you can do cross stepper and lastly, you can go to the tread mill. That is the commonest mistake when we talk about cardio. Tread mill should not be the primary exercise when you go to the gym.

Maximum work can get by the trainers in the gym because most of the times you end up doing squats and crunches. Basically, your lower body is not that strong to take the whole grant of the weight. So, I would suggest that if you are 35, 40, 45 years and if you are little heavy in the upper body then please do not start with free hand squats.

First, do the machines. On machines, you can do leg extensions, hamstrings and press rings. And when you start feeling that your lower body is capable of taking weight then start doing squats and lunges. And if you are going to avoid it, it will not make much difference, you can increase your muscle strength in terms of your leg extension and hamstrings.

Running can cause irreversible damage to the knees after the age of 40-45. The 25-year-old individual can run because at the young age, the cartilage has the tendency for the recovery. But after the age of 35 years, there is degeneration. If you want your knees to stay healthy between the age of 35-80, then you need to take care good care of it.

Let me give you some tips on running.

It is important that you wear good running shoes while running and walk on a good walking track. Avoid walking on the roads. Please try to walk on the grass or a mud track. Because walking on the road may cause nerve stress. 

Before you start indulging into exercise, I would suggest you to have blood tests of  Calcium, Vit- D3 and Vit- B12. You will be surprised, when you are deficient in either of these and you are going to take the exercise to the next level, then you will face some damage. Only if the reports of these blood tests are normal then only take your exercise to the next level. Otherwise, there will always the chance of injury.

I always ask females to do basic bone density along with the blood tests which I told you previously. Maximum damage to the female body is done during menopause. But if your basic density of Vit- D3, Vit- B12 and calcium is normal then you will suffer from least damage even after the menopause.

All the above mention tips will definitely help you.

For further information, you can contact me through Lybrate.

 

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He is diagnosed with thoracic kyphosis on x ray. He is 29 years old and has some pain and numbness of shoulder off and on. What needs to be done, physiotherapy alone will suffice or surgery is indicated?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
He is diagnosed with thoracic kyphosis on x ray.
He is 29 years old and has some pain and numbness of shoulder off an...
Both option are useful but surgery is permanent cure and physiotherapy can maintain its flexibility and mobility.
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My shoulder has dislocation problem. How can I stop my shoulder getting dislocated again.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
My shoulder has dislocation problem. How can I stop my shoulder getting dislocated again.
It could be recurrent dislocation of shoulder. It is treated by arthroscopic surgery. Kindly contact me at 9810012688
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I am 20 Years old guy and I m suffering from dust, mild, cold, smell and many more thing allergy problem since birth. It worst in morning and spring and winter. I also take antibiotics and montelust tablets and cetrizine tablets but nothing happened. please help me to cure this problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 20 Years old guy and I m suffering from dust, mild, cold, smell and many more thing allergy problem since birth....
As you are saying that it is due to dust so i want to tell you that Dust allergy may cause 1. Allergic Bronchitis 2. Allergic cough 3.May be triggering factor of Bronchial asthma You need to avoid dust as much as you can and boost your immunity to reduce allergic episode There are some supplement available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of this problem You can take Vitamin C tablet, one tablet with food for 15 days Consult me for further management
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I am having hernia since last one year. My company Doctor is very confident of operating this but I am scared of open surgery and its effects. Our company hospital is not having laparoscopy operation. Should I go for same ya try else where where I shall have to bear the cost.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected SK hi of my 16 years surgical experience I will recommend open surgery for hernia instead of laparoscopic dear don't afraid and get it done.
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She is having leg pain in the thys of her right leg at alternate days what could be the precautions taken?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
She is having leg pain in the thys of her right leg at alternate days what could be the precautions taken?
Please note that too much of standing and sitting at a stretch will cause such problems. Also she needs massage and hot compresses on the affected area. Also take mag phos 6x - twice daily 4 tablets for next 7 days and get back to me for further treatment.
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