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Dr. A.Shanmuga Sundaram

Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. A.Shanmuga Sundaram is a renowned Orthopedist in Gopala Puram, Chennai. You can visit her at Life Med Hospitals in Gopala Puram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. A.Shanmuga Sundaram on has an excellent community of Orthopedists in India. You will find Orthopedists with more than 40 years of experience on You can find Orthopedists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Ayurvedic Treatment For Knee Pain!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
Ayurvedic Treatment For Knee Pain!

Ayurveda is a very old system of medicine, which originated in India. Using herbs found in nature to cure various illnesses, knee pain can also be permanently cured with this method indigenous to India. It reduces knee pain caused by various illnesses including arthritis, inflammation of the cartilage and wearing of the patella among others.

Here are some common Ayurvedic remedies, which help reduce knee pain:

  1. Alfalfa: Alfalfa is medically known as Medicago Sativa. Alfalfa is excellent for making sure that your joint pain reduces, when taken in liquid form four times a day.
  2. Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is medically known as Withania Somnifera. In the West, Ashwagandha is popularly known as Winter Cherry. Also, it has a lot of therapeutic properties, which include reducing joint pains.
  3. Banyan: The Banyan tree's medical name is Ficus Benghalensis. It has a sap very similar to the form of rubber known as latex is derived from the Banyan tree. The Banyan tree's sap is externally applied over the joints and the pain usually disappears after a few regular applications. 
  4. Bishop's weed: The medical name for Bishop's weed is Trachyspermum Ammi. The oil extracted from this herb is usually applied to the knees to reduce the intensity of such knee pains.
  5. Celery: The medical name for celery is Apium Graveolens. Celery is not only an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and associated pains in the knees, but it is also helpful in treating gout. It is usually agreed upon that this particular treatment is usually long lasting because of its alkaline nature.
  6. Dandelion: Dandelion's biological name is Taraxacum Officinale. It is rich in magnesium and is crucial for the correct mineralization of the bones. This mineralization allows the bones to become stronger and also prevents knee pain.
  7. Garlic: The medical name for garlic is allium sativum. Five to six cloves eaten everyday has proved to reduce knee pains.
  8. Ginger: Ginger is biologically called Zingiber Officinale. These can be easily included in your diet and go a long way in curbing knee pain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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I am doing aerobics regularly but my knees have started paining. What supplement of calcium should I take to get rid of this pain? While sleeping at night after few hours my upper back also starts paining which affects my sleep also. Can you suggest something?

Homeopath, Raebareli
I am doing aerobics regularly but my knees have started paining. What supplement of calcium should I take to get rid ...
Dear lybrate-user, calcium consumption is of no use until and unless your body absorbs and utilises it. For now you need to use natural foodstuffs that is rich in calcium and avoid sofdrinks and take a medicine Rhus tox 6 twice in evening at 2 hrs gap for 5 days and consult back with blood biochemistry reports and vit D3 test.
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I am 46 years old. Last 4-5 days. If I seat on floor or on chair .when I stand up it makes problem in my back. I push my backbone with my hand than I can stand straight. My stomach is feels tight. Today morning it makes more problem to movement.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Bathinda
I am 46 years old. Last 4-5 days. If I seat on floor or on chair .when I stand up it makes problem in my back. I push...
Do hot fomentation on area of pain Also apply some pain relief gel like volini Do it for 3 days if relieved then good if not meet get xray and consult orthopaedician.
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I am 61 years old male, suffering from Lumbar Spondylosis for over 12 years now in the L4-L5 region. Is there any solution to my problem. Kindly advise. H. S. Roy, New Delhi, 9910061669.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Maintain a right standing and sitting posture, keep your back always straight, avoid carrying weight on back. Hold or carry weight divided equally in both the hands or shoulders (to avoid over straining on one particular hand or shoulder). Lie down on bed on your back without pillow. Exercise: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Arnica 200 and Rhus Tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica and Topi MP Gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. Share your rest of the symptoms also for proper treatment. Get back to me thereafter.
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Hi doctor, I would like to ask about my mother she is retired teacher age is 63 years, recently she had pain in her lower back, when we met the doctor he said it is a pain due to she fell down somewhere. Yes she fell down from our steps 20 years back. Now her pain is not bearable she cannot stand easily or walk properly doctor she only take pain killer due to her bone in L4 and L5 have some gap. Doctor tell me is there any treatment for her.

Merrithew Stott Pilates, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Hi doctor, I would like to ask about my mother she is retired teacher age is 63 years, recently she had pain in her l...
Goodevening mam I gone through your question. What I feel would help your mother is to first of all get treated for the back pain. Please do a session of ift and ultrasound treatment physiotherapy for about 10 days. Then her pain should come down gradually. It will take about 5 to 7 days for the pain to come down. There will be a couple of exercises to follow after that. The exercises may vary beacuse of the gap that you have between your discs. Do not worry her pain will come down gradually and then she should feel better. Her walking pattern will change only if her pain comes down.
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I get chronic pain in my limbs everytime I sleep or rest. What should I do? it is excruciating.

Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I get chronic pain in my limbs everytime I sleep or rest. What should I do? it is excruciating.
Hi *take rest *increase fluid intake *gently stretch or massage your limb. * apply heat to tight muscles or cold to tender muscles. * start physiotherapy sessions. Do reply for detailed treatment plan. Best wishes.
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My mom is 50 years old and she has diabetes melitus and blood pressure. She has acute pain in knee joint and shoulder and bone of neck doctor said to wear collar brace. After opening collar brace pain again occurred. Is any permanent treatment or any best doctor for this in indore?

M.P.T(NEUROSCIENCES), in yoga and naturopathy
Physiotherapist, Kanchipuram
My mom is 50 years old and she has diabetes melitus and blood pressure.
She has acute pain in knee joint and shoulder...
She needs physiotherapy. Intermittent pelvic traction, IFT for neck, wax bath for knee. To be done for 15 days. Collar should be worn only during travel and work. She need to do strict permanent alterations in diet pattern for complete recovery. AVOID THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:,tea 2.branded health drinks 3. White sugar and products made of white sugar like sweets, cakes, ice creams, bread, bun and all other bakery items 4. Maida products like samosa, puffs, parotta, naan etc 5.high carbohydrate food like potatoes, white rice 6, dairy products (packet milk, curd) 7.noodles,vermicelli, pasta, pizza. 8.NON VEGETARIAN FOOD INCLUDING EGGS INCLUDE HIGHLY ALKALINE FOOD .(LIST GIVEN BELOW) 1.wheat grass juice, to be taken everyday in empty stomach in the morning. Any other food should be taken after an interval of half an hour. 2.vegetable soup (carrot, beetrot, beans, turnip, coriander, curry leaves, mint leaves) 5.spinach soup 6. Ashgourd juice (white pumpkin) 7.Banana pith (stem) juice. 8.Hand pounded unpolished rice 9.bilva juice in the morning 10. Groundnut, almonds, pista, walnut, pomogranate, figs, dates. SUN BATH with loose fitting cotton clothes for five minutes between 7-7: 30 am in morning.
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Gout and Its Treatments

M.S. Orthopedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Gout and Its Treatments

Our bones and joints make us functional on a day to day basis. It is, therefore, imperative that we should take good care of them at all times. There are many conditions that can affect our skeletal system and one of them is, Gout. While the link between the two may not be that obvious, gout happens to be a condition, which is sometimes related to arthritis. Therefore, it is sometimes known by the name 'gouty arthritis'.

While the issue may be severely painful, it does not mean that it cannot be reduced. And of course, when a person has the option and cutting the pain caused by gout drastically, his or her natural response is likely to be 'why not?'

Why Does It Happen?

The main reason for the occurrence of gout is too much uric acid being present in the body. The limbs of the body swell up, especially the extremities and this is known to be very painful. In many cases of gout, the swelling is especially evident in the big toe. Flare ups can last hours on end and may even get longer.

The people who wish to get the gout that is putting him or her through so much pain treated, there are quite a few options at their disposal. There are pain relievers that can be consumed under the advice of a medically qualified professional. While these pain relievers do not treat gout, but can reduces the intensity of the symptoms. Daily doses can be recommended as per the requirement and severity of the situation.

How to Get Rid of Gout?

While some anti-inflammatory drugs may have their effect, but no matter how bad the pain, aspirin is a drug that needs to be avoided. Intake of aspirin can make the problem even worse, which is the last thing a person would want!

The severe problems of gout can be dealt with the chemicals known as corticosteroids. Now, while these can provide some very effective pain relief, using them can be tricky due to certain side effects. One of these side effects is that since these chemicals are injected into the joints, they can significantly weaken them. The other side effect is that they slow the healing process of the wound. Both of these side effects are highly undesirable for any patients. These chemicals are usually prescribed by the doctors after a thorough analysis of patient's condition and history.

A person who drinks alcohol and suffers from severe condition of gout should look to scale back the amount which is consumed by him or her. This is because alcohol increases the amount of uric acid which is present in the blood.

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5 Must Do Exercises To Maintain A Healthy Spine!

Bachelors in physiotherapy, Masters in physiotherapy(musculoskeleton)
Physiotherapist, Jaipur
5 Must Do Exercises To Maintain A Healthy Spine!

Spinal cord is a very important part of your body as it renders support to your body.  It also gives your body a good posture and thus maintaining a healthy spine is very essential. An unfit spinal cord can lead to various complicated problems.

The following are 5 must do exercises in order to maintain a healthy spine:

  1. Exercising your core muscles can help you to maintain a fit spine. Your core muscles refer to the muscles of your lower back and your abdominal muscles. These muscles give support to your spine. So exercising them can give you a healthy spine.
  2. Walking regularly can also give you a healthy spine. It is suitable for people of all age groups. Daily walking can help you to recover from various spinal illnesses as well such as spinal stenosis.
  3. Swimming is also a good exercise for maintaing a fit spinal cord. Swimming helps to exercise all back muscles and thus, gives you a healthy spinal cord.
  4. Lying down straight with your face down on an even and firm surface for about twenty minutes can help you to get a healthy spine and also a good body posture.
  5. Cycling can also help you achieve a healthy spine. While cycling, all your back muscles and the muscles of the lower part of your body are engaged in physical activity. If the muscles of your lower back are strong, then it can help you to keep your spine fit.

Other than these exercises, stretching your limbs and other stretching exercises are also beneficial for a healthy spine. But it is highly recommended for you to consult a doctor before doing any exercise in order to be guided in the proper manner and avoid further complications.

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EG-- I am a 25 year old female and have backache for past 2 months? What should I do?

Ayurveda, Ambala
EG-- I am a 25 year old female and have backache for past 2 months? What should I do?
Dear you can follow these methods for relief from Backache(back pain): * First correct your sitting posture. Do not bend your lower back.You can use lumber belt for support. * Do regular back strength exercises.Move your clockwise and anticlock wise. * Do not sleep on very soft bed ,sleep on slight hard cotton mattress. * Do Tadasana and Bhjangasana for back strengthening.If you can not understand these asans you can consult me. * Take calcium rich diet and calcium and vitamin D supplements regularly. *Do not Take any heavy weight or heavy work. * If you are over weight then follow a good and effective diet plan to loose some kilos of weight. You can consult me to get a diet chart. * You can take Guggalu tablets of Himalaya for fast relief. You can consult me privately for detailed and complete treatment.
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