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Dr. Sowmya Menon

Occupational Therapist, Bangalore

Dr. Sowmya Menon Occupational Therapist, Bangalore
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Dr. Sowmya Menon is a trusted Occupational Therapist in JP Nagar, Bangalore. She is currently practising at FIVE in JP Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sowmya Menon on Lybrate.com.

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I am 24 years old male and I have pain in my disc please help me for relief in my pain. please tell me any solution for this pain. What do I know for this pain.

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Amravati
I am 24 years old male and I have pain in my disc please help me for relief in my pain. please tell me any solution f...
If you have localized back pain with - no neurological symptoms like numbness, paresthesia, weakness in limbs etc, my advice is: - intensive physical therapy initially under supervision of a physiotherapist and then at home. - avoid forward bending, lifting heavy weights etc - take an analgesic like diclofenac or something which suits your body for 5-7 days - take muscle relaxant for same time as analgesic to relieve muscle spasm - ice packs at the site of pain, muscle spasm - local analgesic spray can be used but no massage is required let me know how you are feeling. I will actually ask you to get x ray of involved region of spine (ap & lateral) and send reports across to me so that I can advise further in a better manner. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Hello doctor.my mother is facing a problem of arthritis. Doctors recommend for knee replacement. She don't want so can you help me.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
If so do consult musculoskeletal physiotherapist and take ift and laser therapy physiotherapy treatment for 12 days of 15 minutes duration and continue hot water and cold water fomentation thrice a day for 12 days of 15 minutes duration each followed by static quadriceps exercises once pain subsides
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I am suffering from joint pain last two months after chikungunya. What treatment I take.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am suffering from joint pain last two months after chikungunya. What treatment I take.
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and stretching and Strengthening exercises from physiotherapist for about 20 minutes regularly Best Wishes.
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I m 29 year old man. Last one year I have realized that my body parts bubbling any time. Like some time my biceps twitch some times below the eye area twitch. Some times my body specially my hand & hand finger shivering. I feel like powerless my body. Like paralysis

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. I think you should consult a neurophysician as twitching at multiple sites is due to a neurological cause and neuro doctor is best person for managing it. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards dr akshay kumar saxena consultant orthopaedics fortis hospital, new delhi
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I am having pain starting from the base of the neck and covering the back of the head. The pain is persistent and pulsating and throughout the day. There is heaviness in the shoulders also when I wake up in the morning. Is this cervical spondylitis? What are the remedies for this?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I am having pain starting from the base of the neck and covering the back of the head. The pain is persistent and pul...
hi you should take bio chemic kali phos 3x+ nat .mur 3x+nat sulph 3x +sillicia 12x 4tab each thrice a day with warm water. take acupressure treatment.
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She is suffering from acute pain in legs, backbone, neck and hand like gathiya, unable to stand for more than 5 minutes. Cannot walk for more than 100 meters. MRI scan report indicates disc prolapse at L4-L5 comprising caudal nerve roots on both sides.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
She is suffering from acute pain in legs, backbone, neck and hand like gathiya, unable to stand for more than 5 minut...
Hi, dear lybrate user, take, homoeo-medicine* @ hypericum 1000-6 pills, wkly. @ five phos6x-4 tabs, thrice a day. * follow all the instruction of your treating physician. * avoid, jerks, bending down, lifting weight, junk food. Cold intake. Report, fortnightly.
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Top Five Myths about Hearing loss

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Gurgaon

Hearing health has come a long way in the last 10 years, yet there are still a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss. Do you think hearing loss only affects the elderly? or maybe you believe your primary care physician can tell you if you have a hearing loss during a routine physical. Do you believe hearing aids will give you back normal hearing or that your health won't be affected if you have hearing loss in just one ear? how about this myth: hearing loss is a consequence of aging - and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

If you recognize your school of thought when you read any of these five myths, it's time to change your perspective. There's no reason misconceptions should stand in the way of hearing your best.

1)Hearing loss only affects the elderly.

In fact, teens and young adults are at risk for developing a very preventable type of hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss (nihl) is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, affecting approximately 26 million americans between the ages of 20 and 69. According to the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc), as many as 16 percent of teens age 12 to 19 have reported some hearing loss which may be caused by loud noise. Approximately 20 percent of americans - around 48 million americans - report some degree of hearing loss. Additionally, hearing loss occurs in five out of every 1, 000 newborns each year in the united states. Hearing loss can be caused by any number of factors: ototoxic medication, environmental factors, disease or genetics. In some cases, the cause of hearing loss is simply unknown.

2) My primary physician will tell me if my hearing is failing.

The last time you went for a physical, did your doctor perform a hearing test on you? chances are he or she didn't, because very few doctors do. Your doctor relies on you to bring any health problems to light just as much as you rely on your doctor to do the same. Since your general practitioner is only so well-versed in specific areas of the body, you should have your hearing checked routinely by a hearing health practitioner, just as you have your vision checked or your teeth cleaned.

Hearing health professionals are specifically educated and trained to administer hearing tests, diagnose hearing loss and prescribe treatment. If you notice your hearing has diminished, find a hearing healthcare professional in your area and make an appointment. At the very least, you will have established a relationship with someone you trust who now has a baseline of how well you hear. If you visit them annually, just like you do your primary care physician, they'll be able to detect any hearing loss as it occurs.

3) I notice a difference in one ear, but the other is fine so I'm ok.

Your brain is a thing of wonder. If the hearing in one ear starts to fade, your brain will adapt to the changes, at least up to a certain point. Your hearing loss could be well-advanced before you even notice a difference. There are countless stories of people who were oblivious to the extent of their hearing loss before they finally admitted they needed hearing aids. A regular hearing test can help track your hearing capability.

Here's another brain fact. Your brain is so involved with your sense of hearing, it can 'forget' how to hear certain sounds if the auditory pathways become damaged and hearing loss is untreated. That's one of the reasons why it's important not only to have your hearing checked regularly, but to seek treatment once hearing loss has been diagnosed.

Untreated hearing loss has also been associated with dementia, social isolation, depression and anxiety - other good reasons to see your hearing healthcare professional as soon as you notice you are not hearing well.

4) Hearing aids will restore my hearing to normal levels.

Today's hearing aids are technological marvels. Their sensitive microphones can focus on speech while tuning out background noise, they can be programmed with the touch of a smartphone, and they work in tandem with many other personal electronic devices in our lives. The one thing hearing aids can't do; however, is restore your hearing to 'normal.' as much as we've learned about how our sense of hearing works, there is no man-made device that can completely replicate human hearing.

The good news? hearing aids can significantly improve your ability to hear well, which leads to enhanced communication with family, friends and co-workers. The key is to work closely with your hearing healthcare professional to make sure your hearing aids help you hear your best in each of your personal listening environments.

5) My hearing loss cannot be helped.

Have you asked a hearing health practitioner about your hearing loss? many forms of hearing loss can indeed be improved, whether it be by hearing aids, surgery, medication or a simple ear wax removal procedure. You'll never know if you never ask. And, if it's been a few years since you've seen a hearing healthcare professional, consider making another appointment. The field of hearing health is rapidly changing. Hearing loss that was difficult to address even a few years ago may be treatable now.

I have pain in my wrist after a short mishap that I didn't care about. And before it was healed I again got injured at the same place. Now I still have pain for 9-10 months. They didnt find anything wrong in x-ray. It comes up again if I try to lift heavy weights/objects using my wrist. What should I do ?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
Hello this is dr.Vyas, you have to use wrist band during any heavy activity, use ice for 2-3 time in a day, wrist curl exercises , and wrist stretching exercises if there no pain. You can also visit a physiotherapy center for ultrasound therapy it is very helpful in these kind of pain . Get well soon. Dr.Vyas
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BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
ADVICE FOR OFFICE WORKERS

If you’re an office worker then chances are you spend a lot of time sitting! If you spend most of your day parked up in the chair then here’s two things you need to know:

How to build regular breaks and movement into your day (as too much sitting is bad for your health).
How to set up your workstation to prevent posture and back problems.
Here’s my advice…

Taking regular breaks
Did you already know that sitting isn’t great for your health? Recent studies have shown that sitting can shorten our life and others have compared it to the effects of smoking!

If you spend the majority of your day sitting then ensure your breaks are active. Go for a walk at lunchtime or try and stand for some of your break rather than sit. You can also look at where your printers or other information is situated. Where possible create a routine task that makes you get up out of chair. This builds natural breaks into your day.

A few other office related tips:

Walk over to a colleague rather than sending an email.
Set a reminder on your calendar to get up and stretch every hour or so.
If you are making a call on your mobile you can walk around while you talk.
Active meetings - take your discussions outside for a few minutes’ walk. You could stop for a cup of coffee on the way.
Setting up your workstation
Since most of us spend a lot of time at work it’s important that our area is set up correctly. Here are a few things to check:

1.Learn how to adjust the seat back of your office chair. The rounded part (lumbar support) should fit comfortably into the small of your back. This can be lowered or raised. Chairs have varying mechanisms with which to do this so have a look or ask. Change the height of your seat back before you change the back angle.

2.When you sit with your back supported you should not feel like you are being pushed forward. If that is the case your seat back is too upright; recline it slightly back. You may want to recline it slightly more if your lower back is sore to ‘unload it’. Not too far that your head and neck have to strain forward but a tiny degree of change can make a big difference to comfort.

3.Feet need to be fully supported either on the floor or by using a footrest.

4.When sitting up tall the top of your monitor should be at, or below, eye level with a slight angle so that bottom of screen is closer to you than the top. Use of glasses or lenses may impact on the height and angle with which you need to use your monitor. Be aware that a smaller screen rather than larger may be better for your viewing. Multiple screens can be challenging to good positioning – if one is used more frequently make this your main screen and position yourself in front of this as much as possible.

5.Using a sit-stand desk allows the freedom to change positions more easily. It also allows you to adjust the height by a millimetre of two which can also increase comfort.

6.Limit time on laptops; tablets; pads; mobile devices when you don’t have a docking station or some method to set them up as you would for a PC workstation. Use a separate keyboard and mouse for longer periods of use and either a separate monitor or a stand so that your screen is positioned in line with the guide above.

If you want more detailed advice on your workstation then talk to your local physiotherapist who will be able to provide advice and an exercise plan tailored just to you.
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There is heavy pain in my both ankle and side of middle of feet. I am unable to walk.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
There is heavy pain in my both ankle and side of middle of feet. I am unable to walk.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine causticum 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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I am 49 year old female working as a teacher. I have severe pain in my heels. Its difficult to stand straight after sitting for 20-30 minutes. Please suggest.

M.P.T-Ortho, Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist,
I am 49 year old female working as a teacher. I have severe pain in my heels. Its difficult to stand straight after s...
Hot and cold treatment. Wear soft shoes and sleeper. Avoid prolong sitting and standing. Take physiotherapy too.
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My 21 days old girl child has an extra finger in right hand from birth. Is there any procedure to remove the extra finger from her hand by surgery?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My 21 days old girl child has an extra finger in right hand from birth. Is there any procedure to remove the extra fi...
Yes it is possible to remove extra finger with help of surgery visit to orthologist surgeon for that.
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Exercises That Are Used For Treating Pain In Feet!

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
Exercises That Are Used For Treating Pain In Feet!

Foot pain is often characterized by a feeling of pain in the feet. The symptoms of foot pain can be felt in the heel, instep, arches, toes and sole of the feet. Usually foot pain can be treated at home.

Foot pain can be caused by the following factors:

  1. It can occur from an injury
  2. Obesity often leads to too much weight pressure on the feet, thus causing pain
  3. Aging weakens the bones and muscles causing pain
  4. Too much physical activity within a short period of time
  5. Deformities in the foot
  6. Broken bones
  7. Arthritis and gout
  8. Stress fracture
  9. Nervous system damage
  10. Sprains

Various exercises that are used for treating pain in feet are:

  1. Plantar fascia stretch: The exercise requires you to sit down in a comfortable chair, and then roll the arch of your foot on a round object. Repeat this exercise for some time in all directions.
  2. Sitting plantar fascia stretch: You need to sit in a chair and then cross one of your feet over your knee. Take hold of your toes and pull them towards you till they are comfortably stretched.
  3. Towel pickup: Place a towel on the floor and place your feet on it. Scrunch your toes to pick the towel up and release.
  4. Wall push: You face a wall and lean by placing your palms on the wall. Then, keeping the back leg straight and bend the front knee towards the wall till you feel a comfortable pull on your calves.
  5. Achilles tendon stretch: Loop a towel on the ball of your feet and pull your toes. As you pull the towel, remember to keep your knees straight. Hold this position for at least 25 seconds and then release it. Do the same for the other foot and repeat 4 times.

All of the above exercises need to be performed regularly to get the full benefit of these stretches. You may also use comfortable footwear to prevent the pain from coming back. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Physiotherapist.

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She is having a 3rd degree bedsore on sacrum area .what's the best medicine to heal it.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
She is having a 3rd degree bedsore on sacrum area .what's the best medicine to heal it.
Dear Lybrate user, Clean the sore and the area around the sore to prevent infection. Remove dead tissue from around the lesion if there is any. This procedure can be done with a scalpel or with a saline hydrotherapy method using water pressure jets. Note: This should only be done by a medical provider.
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My mother age of 55 is suffering with joint pains in hand, neck, legs nd back. Her body was like selling. What to do.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
My mother age of 55 is suffering with joint pains in hand, neck, legs nd back. Her body was like selling. What to do.
HI, YOU DO ACUPRESSURE TREATMENT CAN HELP YOUR PROBLEM. TAKE BIOCHEMIC NAT PHOS. 3X. 4TAB THRICE A DAY WITH WARM WATER. IF ANY PROBLEM THAN CONE TO APPOINTMENT IN ONLINE CONSULT ME .
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I fell from stairs yesterday n my ankle got swollen .It pains while walking but the pain doesnt exist when m @ rest .Is it a fracture or muscle tear ? i applied ice thrice n iodex what should i do consult an orthopedic in person or suggest some medicine

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
Hello this is Dr.Vyas first u consult with an orthopedic take a x-ray to confirm is there any fracture or crack . According to your complain there may be no fracture its ligament tear only you r doing wright treatment applying ice 3-4 times, use iodex but don't do massage, use ankle support , don't walk much more and have some patience its take time 5-7 days.
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Hi I am a 32 yr old male and in last 1 month I had mild pain in my right arm for about 1 min duration. This happened twice. I am an it professional and do mild exercise. I am having average personality. Please advice.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It could be due to cervical spondylosis this is quite a common condition rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days do neck & back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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Hi. My weight is 80kg. I can not properly walk. If I will walk mear about 10min I will have more pain in my legs. Since I will not get sleep well. Whole night having pain in my legs. Not able to conceive. What should I do? Please suggest.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi.   My weight is 80kg. I can not properly walk. If I will walk mear about 10min I will have more pain in my legs. S...
Firstly reduce the weight for leg pain do stretch your leg muscle and heat formation and tk help physiotherapy treatment.
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My mother is having a issue of pain in her left heel. If she takes rest of a while and after that when she walks she cannot walk properly for a while and after sometimes the pain stops and she gets normal. She is also suffering from hairfall problem. Please gave me solution for both the problem.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
My mother is having a issue of pain in her left heel. If she takes rest of a while and after that when she walks she ...
Heel pain in your mother's case is most likely due to plantar fascitis. The treatment mostly is conservative and lifestyle modifications to achieve maximum functionality with minimum pain. Follow these lifestyle changes religiously to get benefit. 1. Reduce body weight as obesity will aggravate the stress on heel. 2. Avoid exercises like running / walking on hard surfaces. Stop such activities when you start developing pain. 3. Roll your feet on bottle of cold water for 20 mins 4 times a day or can apply ice pack. 4. Use shoes with silicone sole inserts. 5. Do calf muscle and heel stretches daily. 6. Avoid prolonged standing or sitting. 7. Use night splint to keep foot flexed at night. Stop using it once pain is relieved. 8. Use analgesics like ibuprofen for decreasing pain and inflammation. With proper lifestyle changes as above 90 % patients have relief and functionality. Only 10% patients would require surgical intervention like plantar fascia release or gastrocnemius recession. For hair fall problem consult a trichologist or dermatologist.
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