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St Thomas Hospital

Rheumatologist Clinic

No.5/105, Defence Colony Road, St Thomas Mount. Landmark: Near Cantonment Kalyana Mandapam & Mutt Road, Chennai Chennai
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St Thomas Hospital Rheumatologist Clinic No.5/105, Defence Colony Road, St Thomas Mount. Landmark: Near Cantonment Kalyana Mandapam & Mutt Road, Chennai Chennai
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Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and fin......more
Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and financial concerns.
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St Thomas Hospital is known for housing experienced Rheumatologists. Dr. Bala Meena S, a well-reputed Rheumatologist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Rheumatologists recommended by 41 patients.

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No.5/105, Defence Colony Road, St Thomas Mount. Landmark: Near Cantonment Kalyana Mandapam & Mutt Road, Chennai
Cantonment Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Dr. Bala Meena S

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, DM - Rheumatology
Rheumatologist
28 Years experience
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I am suffering from insomnia .what should I do and what kind of medication should I take?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I am suffering from insomnia .what should I do and what kind of medication should I take?
If you r having high blood pressure or anxiety then you should take medicine for that. It will control your insomnia. Otherwise you may take Brahmi vati 01 tablet + 1/2 tablet of Sarpgandha ghan vati two times a day. It will control your problem in some days. Meditation or sitting calmly in Padmsan posture will be helping u.
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I have stage 1 rupture in knee ligament. Doctor advice me to take rest along with medicines. It usually take that much time to recover.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have stage 1 rupture in knee ligament.
Doctor advice me to take rest along with medicines.
It usually take that muc...
Hello Sir. Rupture in knee ligament takes more time to heal. Take a bandage, poor warm Murivenna oil over it and keep that pad over your knee joint for 2 hrs. It will help you to heal it faster than usual.
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I have pain in my knee. Please suggest solutions regarding pain in my right leg knee.

PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) Specialist, Kolkata
I have pain in my knee. Please suggest solutions regarding pain in my right leg knee.
Do a xray first. If normal, fo for MRI. Or straight forward go through MRI. Next privet conversation with the reports hopefully.
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My aunty is taking homeopathic treatment for migraine, and insomnia can she eat raw onion and garlic along with. Homeopathic treatment please guide me.

BHMS, PG(hom) London, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
My aunty is taking homeopathic treatment for migraine, and insomnia can she eat raw onion and garlic along with. Home...
Hi lybrate-user she can have onion n garlic as there are no such restrictions for medicines nowadays. However she needs to keep a half an hour gap before or after medication n taking food.
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Osteoarthritis And Its Complications!

MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Osteoarthritis And Its Complications!

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It affects millions of people around the world and is caused due to the gradual wear and tear of the protective cartilage at the end of your bones. The condition most commonly affects the joints in the hands, knees, hips and spine although it can damage any joint in the body.

The symptoms of osteoarthritis develop slowly and get worse with time, and include pain during and after physical activities like movement. The joints may become tender and may pain even with the application of light pressure. Stiffness and loss of flexibility are some of the other symptoms. The loss of cartilage due to gradual wear and tear causes the condition. It causes the smooth surface of the cartilage to become rough, giving rise to friction.

Some of the risk factors involved that can increase your chances of developing the condition are:

  • Old age - The chance of osteoarthritis increases with a person's age.
  • Sex - A study concluded that women are more likely to develop the condition. Although there isn't an established reason, lesser physical activity is attributed as a possible cause.
  • Obesity - Having excessive body weight can be a contributing factor. This is because it puts added pressure on the weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and the knees.
  • Joint injuries - Joint injuries contracted due to sports activities, accidents or other such factors can increase the likelihood of this condition.
  • Genetics - In some of the cases, the condition is observed to be passed from generation to generation.
  • Bone deformities - Some people who are born with bone deformities and defects can have greater chances of having this condition.
  • Other diseases - Having diseases like diabetes and gout can increase the risk of the condition.

Some of the complications of this disease are:

- Joint pain and stiffness may cause hurdles in daily activities. Daily activities like changing clothes can be painful.
- Some people are unable to work any longer. Joint replacement surgeries are advised by doctors in these cases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

Cartilage Damage - Causes and Treatment

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
Cartilage Damage - Causes and Treatment

Have you undergone cartilage damage recently and are seeking ideal treatment measures? Cartilage damage is a common form of injury that involves your knees. Other joints such as the ankles, elbows and hips may also be affected by cartilage damage. Cartilage, the tough and flexible tissues covering the surface of your joints, acts as a shock absorber, allowing the bones to slide over each other. Cartilage damage may occur because of injuries such as a gradual wear, sports injuries and osteoarthritis. While acute cartilage damage may heal on its own, severe damage may need treatment via surgical measures.

Treatment

Physiotherapy

  • Physiotherapy is effective when you experience difficulty in moving your affected joint.
  • It is also an important part of recovery if you have to undergo surgical procedures for treating cartilage damage.
  • A physiotherapist will teach you certain exercises that are effective for strengthening the muscles that surround and support your affected joint.
  • This helps in reducing pain and pressure on the joint.

Surgery

  • Severe and serious cartilage damage does not heal effectively on its own, and a surgery may be required for treatment.
  • Usually, surgery is performed by using Arthroscopy. This is a form of keyhole surgery in which certain instruments are inserted into your affected joint via incisions or small cuts.
  • In some cases, larger incisions have to be made.
  • Such surgeries are carried out after giving general anesthesia to the patient.

The most common surgeries that are undertaken in cases of cartilage damage include the following:

Lavage and debridement

  • In this form of surgery, your joint is cleaned for the removal of any loose tissues.
  • The damaged edges are trimmed to be made smooth. Sometimes, the damage may also be repaired during the same time.

Marrow stimulation

  • In this procedure, tiny holes are made on the bone beneath your damaged cartilage that releases the bone marrow in it.
  • The marrow cells stimulate the production of new cartilage.

Mosaicplasty

  • In this procedure, small plugs of healthy cartilage from areas of a joint that are non-weight bearing are removed and used for replacing areas of the affected cartilage.

Osteotomy

  • This procedure involves the alteration of the alignment of your leg for reducing pressure on the damaged area.
  • It is effective in improving pain.
  • A wedge of bone may be removed or added from your thigh bone or shin bone.
  • The bone gets fixed with a plate till it gets healed.

In some cases, a joint replacement surgery has to be carried out. In this procedure, the entire affected joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. Hip replacement and knee replacement are common examples of this kind of surgery.

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How Ayurveda Helps Manage Arthritis?

BAMS, MBA - Health Care Administration
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
How Ayurveda Helps Manage Arthritis?

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the joints and bones of the patient and creates general problems when it comes to mobility and other such postures, which require some amount of physical stamina and strain. This kind of condition can be of many types. Furthermore, it can affect many different parts of the body right from the knees to the shoulders and the wrists. There are many forms of treatment for this condition, which may be carried out by orthopedic specialists as well as other practitioners of alternative medicine.

Read on to find out why Ayurveda is one of the best ways to deal with this condition.

  1. Ancient science: Ayurveda is an ancient science that is steeped in the logic of ages, and it has been allowed to evolve over numerous centuries, which makes it all the more authentic when it comes to various forms of treatment.
  2. Combination of measures: Ayurveda is not just a field of medicine, but it is primarily known as a life science because it combines a variety of measures that have to do with inside out cleansing of the system. From massages to herbal medicines, yoga postures to lifestyle changes, this form of treatment can help the patient get rid of the condition rather than just treat the symptoms.
  3. Massages: When we use a particular oil or herb to massage our bodies, we are actually imbibing the goodness and richness of those elements, which are ideal for the condition that we are suffering from. This oil that may be derived from cloves or various other elements that are naturally found, can actually seep right into the bones and joints to repair the condition. Mustard oil and camphor are also well known oils for arthritis.
  4. Doshas: Ayurveda depends on the various doshas for a proper form of diagnosis, and arthritis comes under the Data dosha. This typically affects the energy, surrounding the proper functioning of the joints and therefore, one can safely say that this is a well-researched body of science, which is being put to use so as to prescribe medicines and other forms of treatment for that particular dosha.
  5. Exercise: The yogic postures are known to have helped many people and the various asanas that are specifically required for an arthritis patient will help in doing away with the root cause of the disease. These asanas include the less rigorous ones that can build strength and stamina so that the patient is able to lead a more normal and healthy life.
  6. Lifestyle changes: The diet changes that will be prescribed for arthritis-affected patients along with the changes in one’s routine, will help in reaching the root cause of the condition so that he or she may get a better chance at normalcy in the long run. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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Knee Pain And Its Causes!

MCh Ortho, ATLS (AIIMS), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Kolkata
Knee Pain And Its Causes!

Knee pain is something that can affect anyone - irrespective of their age. While sometimes it may be of minor importance - and can easily be handled by self-care, often, lingering pain is a manifestation of some other serious underlying problem, such as arthritis. In this case, it is imperative that you consult a doctor and take appropriate measures to combat it.

Causes :

Arthritis: The chief cause of lingering knee pain, arthritis itself can be of a number of types:

  • Osteoarthritis, which is a result of deterioration of cartilages due to wear and tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, an inflammatory chronic disorder
  • Septic Arthritis, causing pain, swelling and redness.
  • Gout caused due to the development of uric acid crystals in the joints

Fractures: These are caused by the breaking up of the kneecap due to falls or collisions.
ACL Injuries: Caused due to the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (that connects the femur and the shinbone). Especially common in sportspersons such as footballers or basketball players.
Meniscus tears: The meniscus or the rubber-like cartilage (that acts as a shock absorber) can be torn by sudden jerks or excess pressure.

Symptoms:The major symptoms of knee pain include weakness, redness, instability, stiffness or the inability to properly straighten or move the leg. Often, a deformity is also visible, such as a bone sticking out of the leg - in which case it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately.

  • Possible risks: Factors which include the odds of being inflicted by knee pain and cause serious complications include :
  • Being overweight: This exponentially increases the stress or pressure that is applied on the knee joints - even in doing mundane tasks like walking up and down stairs.
  • Excessive physical activity: Some activities, such as sports apply excess stress on the knees as compared to other tasks.
  • Loss of muscle flexibility: Tightness or weakness in muscles causes increasing number of problems in the knees.

I have serious knee pain problem. Here in Kolkata orthopedic Dr. Suggest me to operate for both knee. Please give your kind opinion where it" ll be done better for me, I'm 69 years old lady. I have hyperthyroidism, no diabetic, little high blood pressure. So please suggest me.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
I have serious knee pain problem. Here in Kolkata orthopedic Dr. Suggest me to operate for both knee. Please give you...
Apply hot fomentation whenever it pains Do knee isometrics twice daily Do straight leg raising exercise Avoid floor sitting & crossed leg sitting Take bath with luke warm water adding salt to it
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I am suffering from gout last 15 years I take medicine Zyloric 300 ,one bad daily Please tell how to control uric acid.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from gout last 15 years I take medicine Zyloric 300 ,one bad daily
Please tell how to control uric acid.
Hi, gout is a very severe disease, it affects joints, heart and kidneys. Most people forget that uric acid which deposits in joints can deposit in heart and kidneys too. So basically besides most painful joints it can kill also. Also as disease progresses the arthritis spreads and can have a devastating effect (google gouty arthritis, gouty top, gouty joint, gouty erosions images). The treatment is very simple, but to be taken continuously. Also its a widespread misconception that you should stop dals. Dals are very healthy source of protein, and they need not be stopped in gout.
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10/7/2017 I hit my knee on bed but after that I feel pain in my knee and my thigh are swelling but not knee. My pain is constant and it increase when I tried to climb on stairs. Now swelling is little less but pain is same. I want to know what is that problem and should I go to hospital.

PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) Specialist, Kolkata
10/7/2017 I hit my knee on bed but after that I feel pain in my knee and my thigh are swelling but not knee. My pain ...
Pain during climbing up, may be a mild tear in quadriceps or tractional apophysitis. First do a xray, if normal and pain persist then go for MRI. IN the meantime, use knee cap, avoid climbing up and knee bending, use hot cold alternative mild pressure compression and take pain killer with trypsin tablets (tab. Flexion-mr + tab. Chymoral-forte). Rest as much possible. Consult after few days with x-ray.
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I Am A 21 Year Old Guy I Have Pain In My Backside Of Neck Left Scapula Pain, Pain In Spine At Different Points And Pain In Knee This Problem Is Start Last Year Pain Started In Upper Body But After Few Months Knee Pain Started I Consulted To Doctors In Sports Injury Centre Delhi They Said All Thing Are Absolutely Fine My Vitamin D Level Is Come Out Very Low But Now After Taking The Granules Of Vitamin D For Three Months Regularly It Reaches To 84 ng And Doctors Said Now It's Maintained And They Suggested To Close Calcium And Vitamin D Dose Now I'm Not On Any medication But I Have Too Much Pain In My Knees And Back, Neck And Scapula Portion Of Left Arm, I Feel Sometimes Not Well Feel Anxiety And Fainting And Feel Vomiting But I Never Vomit In This Situation. I Have Stiffness In My Back side, I Am Too Upset I'm Suffering Since 10-12 Months Doctors Said I'm Fine But I Still In Pain They Said Do Running And Other Physical Activity Etc. And I Have Love To Do This But I Have Fear That I Break My Joints Because In My Left Arm My Elbow Have Also Pain And I Feel Like I Lift Something For Arm strengthening Then I Will Broke My Elbow. I'm In Very Bad Situations I Have Done X-Rays Of My Arm And Spine Also Everything Is Normal In Report What Should I do Please Help Me I'm Suffering This Since 1 Year Even I Can't Sit Straight For 5 Min. While Attending Class In My College And Doing Written Work I Can't Sit Around 5 Min After 5 Min I Feel Too Much Pain And Stiffness in My Backside Of Neck And Back And In My Scapula To Much Friction I Feel It Doesn't Move Smoothly And Clicks Occurs I Have A Pointed Pain In Under Scapula And It Doesn't Fix At Their Place And Every Time I Move My Arm For Relaxing The Muscle Or Scapula The Pain Increases. Please Help Me.

PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) Specialist, Kolkata
I Am A 21 Year Old Guy I Have Pain In My Backside Of Neck Left Scapula Pain, Pain In Spine At Different Points And Pa...
I think you are suffering from early degenerative spondyloarthopathy. Initially bcs of def of D3. Pls avoid few things first like- bending forward, avoid pillow during sleep, active neck bending and avoid chronic sitting. And first go for physiotherapy with proper exercise or ultrasonictherapy if needed-- then warm compression every day and maintain postural care. Medical/drug therapy not ADVICED without discussing with you properly.
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I went to an orthopedist for knee pain and difficulty while getting up when sitting on the floor. He asked me to get a bunch of tests one of was TSH. Everything was normal except TSH. First report conducted by Thyrocare TSH Level was: 12.78 After 3 months I got the test done again. Now the results were TSH: 15.602 T3, FREE: 2.76 T4, FREE: 0.9 The surprising fact is there no symptoms. I have read a hundred symptoms but I feel nothing different. Infact my weight has reduced in a period of 3 months from 51.9 to 51 kg. My weight has remained in the range of 50-53 for the past 4 years. I don't feel lethargic, I recently went for a track and climb 4 flight of stairs daily without any hassle. Eyes are not popping out, no scaly skin. I just have pain in my knees. Looking for a genuine suggestion. I don't want to start kids for Thyroid as then the body becomes dependent on external sources and one has to take it life long. So kindly help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I went to an orthopedist for knee pain and difficulty while getting up when sitting on the floor. He asked me to get ...
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is under active and does not produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormones required in the body. The most cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an auto immune disorder in which the antibodies are produced by the immune system against its own tissue, which in turn attacks the thyroid gland resulting in hypothyroidism.Severe Iodine defficiency can also lead to hypothyroidism . Natural Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism are highly effective and especially useful for people who want to avoid the side effects of prescription drugs. Top Homeopathic Remedies for Hypothyroidism Calcarea carb , Sepia ,Lycopodium, Graphites and Nux Vomica are the leading homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism The normal range of TSH levels is 0.4 to 4.0 milli-international units per liter. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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Kindly guide what to do for the knee joint and ankle joint stiffness after getting up. Its too painful to walk for few minutes and later it subsides somehow. If sat for a while, again same pain. What to do doc. Any remedies, medicines or guidance is required as soon as possible.

Diploma in acupressure
Acupressurist, Noida
Kindly guide what to do for the knee joint and ankle joint stiffness after getting up. Its too painful to walk for fe...
You seem to be having osteo arthritis in your knees for which Acupressure and Reiki will be useful in this and your other problems as well.
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Knee Exercises!

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Knee Exercises!

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I am suffering pain in knees, pain in waist, I can't stand much time, I can't do heavy work by hand. I feel pain in several joints. I am taking eltroxin 50 mg for high thyroid (now it is 5.2). I am a female, my height 5 ft, weight 52 kg. Please suggest how can I get cure?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am suffering pain in knees, pain in waist, I can't stand much time, I can't do heavy work by hand. I feel pain in s...
Hello, TV homoeo medicine @ colchicum1000-6 pills, weekly. Go for meditation. Tk, plenty of water. Your diet be easily digestible on time. Avoid junk food, alcohol, nicotine. Tk. Care.
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