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Dr. Ambiga

Occupational Therapist, Chennai

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Dr. Ambiga is a popular Occupational Therapist in Shanthi Nagar, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Prathikshaa Rehab Centre in Shanthi Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ambiga on Lybrate.com.

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I am 23yr old male am suffering by joint pain since last 2 months, pain appears while I folding and releasing but no problem to walk no pain while walking. Moreover I usually travel on bike so I walk less time I ignored for 2 months but my pain remains same not increasing sir please suggest me to overcome this problem.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 23yr old male am suffering by joint pain since last 2 months, pain appears while I folding and releasing but no ...
Hi you can start physiotherapy treatment to strengthen the muscles around the joint. Meanwhile apply cold pack for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. Do reply for private consultation and detailed treatment plan wishing you a good health.
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I am a male 66 years. I have tremors in my right hand. Diagnosed as pd stage1. Is there a cure?

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 would advise you to be in touch of a neurophysician for its management. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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I am 60 yrs old man. I have spondolises problem. My neck, shoulder and left side of my stomach is always tight and painful. Please advise.

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 neck pain which means duration of pain and mode of onset. I would also like to ask you if it is associated with any radiating upper limb 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. Kindly send me what investigations like x rays etc have you done, what doctors prescription you have so that I can understand what has been done for you till now and prescribe accordingly. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Sitting straight at 90 : Myth or Truth

Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Sitting straight at 90 : Myth or Truth

If you ask people what the ideal sitting posture is, most if not all will reflexively offer some variation of 'sit up straight at 90. Or keep your back straight.' but the ideal sitting posture is a variable one or constanly changing one.

Frequent changes in sitting position: leaning the seat back while keeping feet flat on the floor, sitting back and propping your legs up on the desk, or crossing your legs. The real goal then should be to prevent any given structure or tissue from bearing the load of sitting for too long, that can be accomplished by regularly shifting position. If you are sitting so rigidly upright that it's effortful, you will be in an unnatural position that will increase the pressure on back and fatigue your back structures.

Finally, do not forget to take some relief from sitting altogether. Roughly once per hour, it is helpful to stand up, gently stretch your arms towards the ceiling, and take a deep breath.
Take care.

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Please tell me any anti inflammatory medicines for patients suffering fron chickengunia. They have joint pains so please recommend any home remedy or medicines.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Please tell me any anti inflammatory medicines for patients suffering fron chickengunia. They have joint pains so ple...
Take sanjeevani ras vati twice a day with warm water. Take pranacharya jwar nigraha capsule and punarnavadi mandoor 1-1 twice a day with warm water. Avoid salt as more as possible. Drink luke warm water. Wipe your body with clean towel.
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I have muscle pain from so long ,it isn't continuous can you suggest what should I do.

Bachelor of physiotherapy, Masters in physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Zirakpur
I have muscle pain from so long ,it isn't continuous can you suggest what should I do.
Hello lybrate-user, Thank you for contacting me. From how much duration you are suffering from pain? After dengue pain persists for month or more. Start some general warm up exercise and stretching. Alom-vilom (yoga) may help you. I hope this will help you.
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Of late my thigh and calf muscles have started twitching involuntarily. I have no BP nor am a diabetic. What is the reason and remedy.

Diploma in dietetics, PG certificate in Diabetes Education, BPTh/BPT, Verified Certificate in Nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Of late my thigh and calf muscles have started twitching involuntarily. I have no BP nor am a diabetic. What is the r...
Twitching can be because of Vitamin deficiencies or muscle tightness&weakness. Improve your diet. Supplement it with Vitamin B12 if you are vegetarian. Also, in addition to this, start doing some stretching and strengthening exercises for the lower limbs like calf stretch, hamstring and quadriceps stretch. Hope this will help!!
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I losing my hair I using so many shampoos but also not controlling what is the solution of my hair & avert time I am getting legs pain

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
I losing my hair I using so many shampoos but also not controlling what is the solution of my hair & avert time I am ...
Hello lybrate user, get your blood examined for deficiency disorders like hemogram, folic acid vitamin b compex and vitamin d and refer back. God bless you.

I am 41 years of age. I have pain in whole body almost. For quite sometime now. It pains in the neck, shoulder, arms, back, waist and also in the arm and leg joints, elbows, knees, ankles etc. Also feel headache at times. Can't sit straight for long as back pain starts and even can't keep knees folded and sit for long as it starts paining. I am also having tremendous weakness as if I will fall done at time. Feel shortness of breath sometimes and chest discomfort as well. I cant walk much faster and long as feel tired and distressed. I have done several diagnosis related to heart and shown cardio but as per doctor I don't have any cardiac problems. I am also going through tough time professionally and financially for last few months now. I am too worried about my health and can not concentrate on anything else due to this. Please help me to get fit and healthy.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Pune
I am 41 years of age. I have pain in whole body almost. For quite sometime now. It pains in the neck, shoulder, arms,...
As you mentioned your age, please provide the details or nature of work you do. If the body pain and shortness of breath is chronic and if you have tried medicines before then you can surely go for the ayurvedic medicines and panchakarma therapy. It will help to restore your health and can relieve your mentioned problems. You can try liq. Maharasnadi kwatha liq. Dashmoolarishta 2-2tsf mixed together with 4 tsf of water and take twice a day after food. For specific treatment and prakriti parikshan meet your nearest ayurvedic consultant.
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I am suffering from leg pain, can't able to walk or sit properly, my cough leg is very painful, when I used for washroom I can't able to sit. I can't able to walk more than 1 minute. Please advise.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from leg pain, can't able to walk or sit properly, my cough leg is very painful, when I used for washr...
Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting- Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area
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How long does it take to walk if I am suffering from l3 vertebrae wedge unstable compression fracture without surgery?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
How long does it take to walk if I am suffering from l3 vertebrae wedge unstable compression fracture without surgery?
The majority of mild to moderate compression fractures are treated with immobilization in a brace or corset for a period of six to twelve weeks. The duration of treatment is based on symptoms and x-ray. As pain subsides and x-rays show no change in the position of the spine and healing of the fracture, the brace may be discontinued. Most patients can expect to make a full recovery from their compression fracture. Typically, braces are worn for six to twelve weeks followed by three to six weeks of physical therapy and exercise. This is to help regain strength of the trunk muscles and to increase endurance of the trunk musculature. Overall strength, aerobic capacity and flexibility are also helped by physical therapy. Most patients can return to a normal exercise program six months after suffering their compression fracture.
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While I was jogging I was getting a pain between joint of heels and upper leg just above the ankle.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
While I was jogging I was getting a pain between joint of heels and upper leg just above the ankle.
. Sit to Stand •Excellent hip exercises to maintain your leg and hip strength. •One of the most important exercises used daily to keep your independence and confidence. 8. Heel Stand Strengthens the front part of the lower leg with ank Strengthening exercise has many health related benefits which reduce disease and improve your functional quality of life including: •Improving your lean muscle mass. •Reducing your blood pressure which reduces your risk of stroke and coronary heart disease. •Improving your bone health to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. •Improve your glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. •Increase the strength of your low back reducing lower back pain. •Providing beneficial effects on lowering your total cholesterol. Below you will find 12 great lower body strengthening exercises to try. Have a chair handy for some of the standing exercises to help with balance. Pick two or three to perform when you exercise during the week. Strengthening exercises for seniors should be done at least twice a w 1. Ankle Circles 1. Ankle Circles •This exercise improves your ankle flexibility and ability to move your ankle upward and downward. •This is a great warm up exercise for the lower leg and feet. 2. Hip Marching 2. Hip Marching •This exercise will strengthen your hip flexor and thighs. •With correct seated posture it will also help your abdominal muscles. 3. Knee Extension •Strengthening your knees width knee strengthening exercises will improve your ability to stand and balance. •This exercise will improve your available knee range of motion. 4. Calf Raises Eek. Three times per week is even better. So give some a try. Remember it takes 4 to 6 weeks for your body to become used to any new demands placed upon it. •le stretches. •You will become better able to raise your toes to avoid tripping. 9. Lunges •To strengthen your quadriceps and hips with leg toning exercises. •Improve your ability to get out of a chair and balance. •Help you with lifting chores around the house. 10. Straight Leg Raise •To increase your quadriceps and hip flexor strength with this leg workout. •To strengthen your abdominal muscles. •Allow you to advance your leg during walking with greater ease. 11. Partial Squats •Increase your hip flexibility, quadriceps strength and hip flexor strength. •Improve your ability to get up from a chair and walk. •Steady your body for better balance and safety. 12. Hip Extension •This exercise will help with strengthening the hip joint and muscles. •This will improve the ability to walk and propel yourself forward or up stairs. I hope you will fitt nd fine. Thnx.
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My mom is suffering from shoulder pain last 4 month. She is not lift any thing from his hand give proper advice what we do?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
My mom is suffering from shoulder pain last 4 month. She is not lift any thing from his hand give proper advice what ...
Go for x-ray of her shoulder joint show me the x-ray then I can advice you the best treatment thank you.
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Hi sir, my question is my body hi healthy but my hand is week. So I wanted to improvement in hand like all body.

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hi sir, my question is my body hi healthy but my hand is week. So I wanted to improvement in hand like all body.
Hello, you can start strengthening exercises with 2 kgs of dumblles for 20 times initially. Hello physiotherapy is the best treatment for this condition. I can help you by providing correct ergonomic and physiotherapeutic tips. Till then you can follow these advises:- 1. Take calcium supplements and sun bath daily. 2. Heavy lifting exercises for 15 mins. 3. You can add some squatting, wall pushups and weight bearing activities. 4. Use protein intake. 5. Wear shock absorbing, good quality of shoes while walking. 6. Keep roll of a towel under your knees while sleeping. 7. Perform some gentle exercises and stretching of your all joints before getting out of your bed. 8. Walk straight with shoulder protracted. 9. Perform deep breathing exercises or yoga for proper functioning of lungs. Thanks. Wish you happy and pain free life.
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Sir i am suffering from bow legs and scoliosis I want to join defence services is yoga is a good solution for me.

BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Sangrur
Sir i am suffering from bow legs and scoliosis I want to join defence services is yoga is a good solution for me.
Hello, bow legs defined as lateral angulation of knee cause can be due to growth abnormalities, development disorders, metabolic disorders like rickets etc. Scoliosis can be postural or non postural. Depending upon your posture curvature of body it's hard to manage your defense services. But you can improve your spine curvature by doing regularly exercises. Exercise or yoga can improve your muscular strength, endurance and improve stamina.
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She is feeling too much pain in her left hand to shoulder to chest nd bak tomorrow in emergency we done every appropricite test like ecg xray echo bp everythng was normal nd doctor said it is a mascular pain please give me clear reason for pain nd further treatment of it.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Massage with your thumbs from the mid points of the shoulder blades on both sides towards the lower back of your head up to lower level of the ears. Use oil or water for massage. Rotate your head clockwise and anticlockwise, forward and down, left and right a few times. Do for 5 to 10 times morning and evening. Give pressure the dipping point on the portion between the thumb and the index finger on the back of the palm. Press and release for 15 times where the pain is more. This will solve the problem. Further do some wrist rotation exercise. Consult after 5 days. For further guidance and treatment.
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I am having pain in my left elbow for the last 2- 3 months. Whenever I bend or stretch my hand it pains a lot.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am having pain in my left elbow for the last 2- 3 months. Whenever I bend or stretch my hand it pains a lot.
Hi for pain take cold water fomentation for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. Do stretching and gentle massage of hand. If still you don't get relief and need further advice, consult me via lybrate.
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Innovative Treatments For Chronic Tendon Pain!

M.S. Orthopedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Innovative Treatments For Chronic Tendon Pain!

Human body moves in an agile manner because of the wonderful coordination between the muscles and bones. The bones are connected to the muscles by what are known as tendons. These are fibrous, thinner than bones, but thicker than muscles and enable movement.

However, due to overuse, trauma, or inflammation, these tendons can be affected. Symptoms include constant dull ache, weakness, stiffness, and limited movement of the affected area. With exercise or sudden movement, the pain can be more sharp and severe. This condition is known as chronic tendinopathy. Depending on the actual clinical presentation, rest, ice therapy, heat therapy, exercise and pain medications are usually used in combination to relieve the tendon pain.

However, if there is no relief of symptoms, surgery may be indicated to remove the injured tissue. This will allow for healing of the affected tendon, thereby reducing pain and inflammation and improving range of motion of the affected joint. Many questions have been raised about the traditional methods of therapy and treatment for tendon pain. More and more innovative, but conservative measures are being used to treat chronic tendon pain, as they produce better results and have gained more popularity. Three of the most common ones are listed below:

  1. Platelet rich plasma therapy: Traditionally, corticosteroids were used for treating chronic tendinopathy. This was believed to reduce inflammation and therefore relieve the pain. Instead, injecting the affected joint with platelet-rich plasma provides the body with rich supply of oxygen, nutrients, and growth factors. This triggers natural healing. It is done as an outpatient, nonsurgical procedure, where the patient’s blood is drawn and centrifuged to remove the platelets. This plasma is then injected back into the tendon area to promote healing.
  2. Mechanical therapy: Conventionally, static stretching of the injured tendons was believed to repair the injury. However, this belief is slowly replaced with doing the exercise with resistance in place. This helps collagen synthesis and therefore helps in promoting the tendon injury. After the initial healing phase, slowly introducing heavy, slow resistance therapy helps build back muscle and improve strength.
  3. Tenex procedure: Traditionally, if all other measures for tendon repair failed, surgery would be the last resort. A large incision was made, through which the injured tendon would be accessed and repaired. Recovery would sometimes take months. With advancements, however, currently, a 3-mm incision is made, through which ultrasound image is used via probe. This probe removes the damaged tissue and the surrounding tissue is also debrided. This minimally invasive procedure takes about 20 minutes and recovery takes about 2 to 6 weeks.

The next time there is someone suffering from chronic tendon injury, try these innovative and less invasive ways. Treatment and recovery would be more effective. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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I am male 32 yrs. From past one week I am having neck and shoulder back pain. I have consulted general physician but no result. Now taking physiotherapy frm past 3 days. But seems less relief. Can you advice should I continue physiotherapy or consult doctor.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am male 32 yrs. From past one week I am having neck and shoulder back pain. I have consulted general physician but ...
Hello. Take homoeopathic medicine rhus toxicodendron 30 (3 drops four times a day) kali phosphoricum 6x (5 tablets three times a day) take them hor 10 days. Take them one hr after meal. Make a gap of 15 mins between above medicines. Update me after that for follow up. Good luck in life.
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I am a football player and I have a leg pain since 3 days. I have a upcoming match in 4 days. What should I do to cure it in time?

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
I am a football player and I have a leg pain since 3 days. I have a upcoming match in 4 days. What should I do to cur...
Apply ice 5 times daily for 10 minutes every time. Consult orthopaedic surgeon. If its major problem, you will need rest otherwise damage may increase. It may be lethal for career to get severe damage if you want to play professional football.
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