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Dr. A.Shanmuga Sundaram

Orthopedist, Chennai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. A.Shanmuga Sundaram is a renowned Orthopedist in Mylapore, Chennai. She is currently practising at Chennai Meenakshi Multispecality Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. A.Shanmuga Sundaram on Lybrate.com.

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Sir my mother is 68 year old she is suffering from knee pain since last one month she had pain in back side of knee which ayurvedic treatment you prescribed for her.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gandhinagar
Sir my mother is 68 year old she is suffering from knee pain since last one month she had pain in back side of knee w...
You should try for physiotherapy. If there is swelling at back of knee. There might be chances of cyst. You should give more details. So I can advise you for the same. You can consult by phone or text.
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I am 19 yrs old. My lower back from right side is paining from 6 months. My reports are all normal. Its pain some days and some days its gone what do?

DPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sleap on a hard bed hot formentation, use volini gel do spinal extension exercise if possible xray of s, I joint right.
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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 have pain in knees when I want to sit. My my mmontext test is +ve. Doctors said that it has no tablet. 80%people has this problem. Please send me to the solutions.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have pain in knees when I want to sit. My my mmontext test is +ve. Doctors said that it has no tablet. 80%people ha...
Isolated +ve monteux test does not signify anything. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. You need to kept under observation. Why not discuss with me in a video conference? (facility provided by lybrate. Com)
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I'm 24 year old. From last 60 days I've been working in office for 14-16 hrs continuously which gave me back pain and I'm not comfortable now to sit and work. I took rest and slept two days for 10-12 hrs but still I'm not able to sit and work like before. Will it become normal after some days or do I need to take any medicines?

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
I'm 24 year old. From last 60 days I've been working in office for 14-16 hrs continuously which gave me back pain and...
Follow these simple steps to ensure a good sleep every night and stay away from sleep disorders and other health problems associated with unhealthy sleep habits: 1) maintain a regular sleep routine go to bed at the same time. Wake up at the same time. Ideally, your schedule will remain the same (+/- 20 minutes) every night of the week. A good sleep hygiene routine promotes healthy sleep and daytime alertness. 2) avoid sleeping during the daytime. It can disturb the normal pattern. 3) avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol near bedtime. While alcohol may speed the onset of sleep, it creates problems in he second half of sleep. 4) exercise can promote good sleep. Exercise should be taken in the morning or late afternoon. Yoga, can be done before bed to help. 5) have a quiet, comfortable bedroom. Set your bedroom thermostat at a comfortable temperature. Generally, a little cooler is better than a little warmer. Turn off the tv and other extraneous noise that may disrupt sleep. Background'white noise' like a fan is ok. If your pets awaken you, keep them outside the bedroom. Your bedroom should be dark. Turn off bright lights. Have a comfortable mattress. 6) avoid heavy meals close to bedtime. 7) ensure adequate exposure to natural light. 8) avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before trying to go to sleep. Do not think of, or bring your problems to bed. 9) stop using all your digital devices and stop looking at digital screens be it mobile phones or televisions at least 1 hour before the time you plan to sleep. Instead try reading a fiction book near bedtime so it makes you help relaxed and de-stressed. Sleep well live healthy and live longer.
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I'm 25 years old and I'm suffering for back pain and too much fat is there any natural therapies for back pain and fat really it's so paining.

Diploma in Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Morena
I'm 25 years old and I'm suffering for back pain and too much fat is there any natural therapies for back pain and fa...
First reduce your weight. 2. Do yoga &Assange of different kind eg. - Surya Namaskar,Pavan Muktasan,Bujangasan. Brisk walk 3-4kms daily to reduce your weight.
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I am 41 years old man. I have the problem of backache form 6 month. So, what I should do ?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am dr akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You will have to elaborate your problem as to a detailed discussion of your back pain which means duration of pain and mode of onset. I would also like to ask you if it is associated with any leg pain or any other neurological symptoms like numbness, paraesthesias ( electrical shock like abnormal sensations) or any weakness in limbs. Please also tell me about any associated symptoms like fever, weight loss etc. What medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. 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 feeling so pain in my back and I can not sleep at night I take so much medicine but I can not feel relax. Pls help me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I feeling so pain in my back and I can not sleep at night I take so much medicine but I can not feel relax. Pls help me.
First of all check your posture when you are lifting any material like heavy bucket . And try to lift the heavy bucket without bending your back . you may lift the bucket after bending your knees only. This will definitely help you. * Gentle massage with lukewarm mustard oil of your waist area will also give you relief. * Surya Namaskar is only exercise which you need to do. * In diet vegetable protein of cereal , B complex supplements and half teaspoon of haldi in a cup of milk for seven days will give you enough relief.
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The Lumbar Roll - Remedy for Back Pain

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
The Lumbar Roll - Remedy for Back Pain

The Lumbar Roll

  • As few seats of chairs provide adequate support for the lower back, a portable lumbar roll is essential equipment for people with ongoing back problems. When sitting on a seat with a backrest(supported sitting), a lumbar roll will facilitate the maintenance of a correct lordosis and posture.A lumbar roll is a support specially designed for the low back.
  • Without this support,the low back will slouch when ever you are distracted or cease to concentrate on anything other than holding the lordosis actively with your own muscles-for example, when talking, reading, writing, watching television or driving your car. To counteract this slouching you must place a lumbar roll in the small of your back at the level of your belt line whenever you sit in an easy chair ,car or office chair.
  • The lumbar roll should be no more than 4 to 5 inches in diameter before being compressed and should be moderately filled with foam so that under compression its diameter reduces to about 1.5 inches. A cushion does not serve the same purpose as it has the wrong shape and does not provide adequate pressure at the precise level of the low back. A regular cushion should not be relied upon for long-term... use but may be of some assistance in an emergency.
  • The aim is  first to restore the correct posture and then to maintain it. It may take up to a week of practice to master this fully. As a rule, pain of postural origin will decrease as your sitting posture improves, and you will have no pain once you maintain the correct posture. The pain will readily recur in the first few weeks should you allow yourself to slouch while sitting. 
  • Eventually you will remain completely pain free even when you forget your posture; however, never again should you allow yourself to sit slouched for long periods.When first starting these procedures to correct your sitting posture, you will experience some new pains. These are different from your original pain and may be felt in other places. 
  • New pains are the result of performing new exercises and maintaining new positions; they should be expected and will wear off in a few days,provided postural correction is continued on a regular basis. Once you have become used to sitting correctly you will enjoy it and will soon notice the reduction or absence of pain and the improved comfort. From then on you will automatically choose chairs that allow you to sit correctly.
  • Regular Interruption of Prolonged Sitting

          Travelling for long distances by bus, car or airplane, especially when sitting in a cramped seat and without regular breaks which permit you to restore the lordosis, may cause a gradual and progressive attack of low back pain or may aggravate existing problems. Nearly everyone will be aware of some stiffness or discomfort in the low back after an uninterrupted car ride of a few hours. If you already have back problems, such a journey may be a risk situation for you. If you are the driver yourself, the risk is even greater.In order to minimise the risks of prolonged sitting, it is necessary that you interrupt sitting at regular intervals and before pain starts.For example, when undertaking long car journeys, you should stop the car every hour, get out and bend backward five or six times and walk about for a few minutes. This will reduce the pressure within the discs and relieve the stresses on the surrounding tissues. As airlines continue to provide seating calculated to damage the human spine, you should, when flying long distances, regularly stand and walk up and down the aisle of the plane. This is not only important for the sake of your back but is also necessary to assist in the stimulation of the circulation in the legs. These are simple measures you can take that will significantly reduce the risk of another episode of back pain.

 

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I have muscular dystrophy. My uric acid level is 2.7, cholesterol level 154, hemoglobin level 13, cpk level 4800. Blood sugar and urine test is normal. please tell me what is the next step I should take to solve this health problem. Can I increase uric acid level by taking any medicines or special diet? Which specialist doctor I should consult.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I have muscular dystrophy. My uric acid level is 2.7, cholesterol level 154, hemoglobin level 13, cpk level 4800. Blo...
You should take acupressure treatment and take biochemic mag phos 200x+ calc phos200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days and inform me private online.
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I am 48 years old female, I had a backache since long time. I also have low calcium n iron. Please suggest homoepathy medicine.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 48 years old female, I had a backache since long time. I also have low calcium n iron. Please suggest homoepathy...
Kindly show me photograph of the affected part. 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. Kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days do back (spine)/shoulder/knee exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days, then contact me again.
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When I wake up my backbone is paining to much its happening during 10 days pls tell me what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
When I wake up my backbone is paining to much its happening during 10 days pls tell me what should I do.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Rhus Tox 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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Getting muscle pan in different parts of body. Like neck. Back. Hand..Time to time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Getting muscle pan in different parts of body. Like neck. Back. Hand..Time to time.
take ruta 200 and rhus tox 200. these will help you in your muscle pain. pls consult privately via lybrate for details about how to take the medicine
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I have a problem of knee pain from a very long time. Its a very painful sometime. I have consult from many doctors but nothing happened. So I request you please give me proper resolution as soon as possible.

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
I have a problem of knee pain from a very long time. Its a very painful sometime. I have consult from many doctors bu...
Hi, mild to moderate knee pain can often be successfully treated at home. Whether due to a sprain or arthritis, there are several ways to combat the pain. Before you attempt to treat your pain at home, you should be cautious. Seek medical attention for moderate to severe pain caused by injury. Some types of knee pain can require surgery or other interventions to resolve. If the pain is due to inflammation, arthritis or a minor injury, however, there are options you can try at home that have proven effective. For those with arthritis, keeping the leg stationary or reducing the range of motion to avoid pain can stiffen the joint and make matters worse. Being overweight can aggravate the problem as well, so weight management is important.
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Suffering from knee joint pain for past 5 years. Does knee replacement surgery is the only option or it can be cured thru medicine?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
Suffering from knee joint pain for past 5 years. Does knee replacement surgery is the only option or it can be cured ...
arthritis cannot be cured by medicine. only the symptoms can be controlled by pain killers / antiinflammatory tablets. knee replacement is a final option for treating end stage arthritis when other nonoperative methods fail why don't u post ur xray
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I have tennis elbow for 2 months I try everything but no use even Dr. give me a injection to pain have not gone what to do.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have tennis elbow for 2 months I try everything but no use even Dr. give me a injection to pain have not gone what ...
tk physiotherapy treatment for 10 days after relief do strength exercise in gradually process it will cure
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I have back neck pain, back head ache internally, burning of feet and both hand also strictly pain for over 3months.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have back neck pain, back head ache internally, burning of feet and both hand also strictly pain for over 3months.
do Take IFT and laser Therapy for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise From Neuro physiotherapist Best Wishes
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Hi doctor my mother is 43 years old. And she is a teacher. She have pain in her right leg only in thigh area and in knees. Her leg get swell some times. Due to this pain she can' t sleep properly. Sometime she take pain killer.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
Tell her to do ankle toe movements when she is on bed and pull her legs on the pillow. And for knee do some strengthening exercises. Thanks and regards Dr. Ritesh kharnal
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Common Remedies and Solutions for Back Pain

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Common Remedies and Solutions for Back Pain

 Most of the common back pains we experience are mechanical in origin and therefore are affected only by drugs and medication with pain-relieving capabilities. There are no medicines or drugs capable of removing the causes of our common backaches and pains. Therefore, medication should only be taken when your pains are severe or when you must find relief.Certain medications such as aspirin and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have been found to be the most useful for alleviation of acute back pain and have fewer side effects than some other commonly prescribed medications. Both have been recommended by the United States Federal Government Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

1. BED REST 

When your back pain is so severe that bed rest is required, you should restrict this period of rest, if at all possible, to two or three days.A recent study conducted in the United States demonstrated that those patients resting in bed for two days recovered as well as those remaining in bed for seven days. However, those patients remaining ambulant and moving were able to go back to work sooner than those who rested for either two or seven days. Nevertheless, I have seen many patients who could still not arise from bed after ten days. 

2. ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is able to relieve pain and, when all else has failed, is well worth a trial. You should be aware, however, that as with taking medication, you can obtain relief from acupuncture, but acupuncture itself does not correct the underlying mechanical problem. 

CHIROPRACTIC

In the past, the treatment of back and neck problems by adjust mentor manipulation of the spine was considered one of the most popular forms of treatment, and it was demonstrated by chiropractors and osteopaths in the first half of the century that a short-term benefit could be obtained from this form of treatment. However,much research has now shown that from spinal manipulation or adjustment there are no long-term benefits, and its use can create dependency.A recent study by internationally renowned researchers from the University of Washington in the United States has shown that one month after completing treatment, patients taught the McKenzie method improved to the same degree as patients receiving manipulation by chiropractors. However, the patients receiving the McKenzie method had fewer treatments to achieve that improvement,and 72% of them reported that in the event of recurrence they would manage their own problem. This has great significance for those patients with recurring problems.About 80% of patients with common back problems can be taught the self-manipulation methods outlined in this book. The other 20% of the population are the only ones who will require any form of manipulative therapy.I think it is important that people who are suffering from back pain are aware that spinal manipulation or adjustive treatments should not be given to the whole population with back pain in order to deliver it to the few who really need it. Spinal manipulation should certainly not be used before self-treatment measures have proven unsuccessful.Manipulative phyiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths all dispense spinal manipulation or "adjustment."

ELECTROTHERAPY

Recommend various forms of heat, shortwave diathermy,and ultrasound, all of which are commonly used in the treatment of back pain.You should be aware that these treatments provide no long-term benefit and do nothing to treat the underlying problem, nor is there any scientific evidence that they can accelerate healing.

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