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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 50 years old, suffering from joints pain which shifts from one joint to another. What should I do ?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Coimbatore
You need some blood tests like ra factor and cbc do it and reply. I can help you and consult privately to have a detailed discussion to solve your problem until then you may take rumalaya tablets and liniment and give hot water fomentation.
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I have severe pain in my legs for the past one week. I am taking methycobal [morning and evening] but no relief. Please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have severe pain in my legs for the past one week. I am taking methycobal [morning and evening] but no relief. Plea...
Keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises hamstring stretching calf muscles stretching contrast bath.
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Sir I am suffering from leg pain from some days. When I walk then my legs have pain.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Sir I am suffering from leg pain from some days. When I walk then my legs have pain.
As you mentioned you r wt. 95 it is too high at this age. You r legs are taking too much efforts. Reduce the weight. Avoid long. Standing. At one place. Sit in between. Avoid prolonged continuous walking. Take rest in between. Refresh you r self and then start. Take more of calcium. Magnesium. And. Protein suffficient food. Such as milk. Eggs. Spinach. Carrots. Green vegetables. All cereals. Ths.
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Sir my problem is shoulder pain. From 5 day shoulder paining very much .plz advise me to what medicine I take.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Sir my problem is shoulder pain. From 5 day shoulder paining very much .plz advise me to what medicine I take.
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic nat mur 12x +kali phos 12x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water. And take it 5 days
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I have pain in my right shoulder sometimes it paun even if I keep standing for many hour. How can it be treated.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have pain in my right shoulder sometimes it paun even if I keep standing for many hour. How can it be treated.
Shoulder pain may be due to sciatica also. Get your self tested. Bending forward may increase your problem. Homoeopathy has effective treatment for your problem without adverse effects. Take rhustox 200 ---once daily in the morning for 5 days.
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I am 33 years old. I have some light pain or discomforts on my left side chest. Some times in left hand also. My doctor says that nothing serious. My ecg report is ok. I font have bp. I am continue doing physical exercise. What is the possibility of this pain.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
You description is very much specific that come with ischaemic heart disease. A stress ecg can exclude it. If your doctor is a cardiologist you can rely on him. Beside cariac pain the most common is costo-chondritis pain, inflammation in the costo-chondral junction.
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Agar kisi married lady ko lordosis increase or spine pain problem ho aur wo baby plan krne ke liye soch rahi ho ,to kya pregnant hone ke sath sath lordosis or spine ki problem bhi badh jayegi? So please tell me k unhe baby planning ke liye sochna chahiye or ya phir lordosis problem ke thik hone ke baad sochna chahiye?

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Advanced Dry Needling Therapist
Physiotherapist, Noida
Agar kisi married lady ko lordosis increase or spine pain problem ho aur wo baby plan krne ke liye soch rahi ho ,to k...
Planning for conceiving a baby does not give any problem during the time period. But yes mean while during your pregnancy time in that 9-10 months back pain might increase a lot too. You can start you back treatment with proper physiotherapy sessions and mean while you can plan for a baby simultaneously.
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I have pain in my leg but strange thing is that only when I'm sleeping so please refer me something and tell me the medicine.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have pain in my leg but strange thing is that only when I'm sleeping so please refer me something and tell me the m...
It might be of muscle strain or of pathological reasons do take ust and laser therapy for pain relief for 7 days followed by strengthening and stretching exercises from physiotherapist best wishes.
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I am a cricketer and I had a little anke pain but I did not take it seriously I and continued my training but now last two weeks this pain becomes severe and thus my coach advised to take rest and consult some physiotherapists. So is there anyone who can help me.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, PGDEI, FNR, FSR
Physiotherapist, Zirakpur
I am a cricketer and I had a little anke pain but I did not take it seriously I and continued my training but now las...
Dear lybrate-user an up coming cricketer like you should not overlook these kind of injuries. You can do icing and use ankle support, it will give you relief. We need to check if this is simple sprain or fracture. X ray is needed to rule out about fracture. Physiotherapy will help you if it is a sprain. Consult a near by sports physiotherapist.
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Sir, what is the reason for the pain in woman's right hand, over a month and still it pains frequently, what does it mean?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Sir, what is the reason for the pain in woman's right hand, over a month and still it pains frequently, what does it ...
Hi apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.
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Sports Injury - How to Treat These Common Injuries?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sports Injury - How to Treat These Common Injuries?

For a sportsman, coming face to face with sports injury is no big deal. But what is important is that he/she gets the correct treatment in order to recover fast and get back to the field, giving their best performance in their field of sports. With regular medical check ups, physiotherapy sessions, training sessions, exercises and gymnasium sessions, sports injuries are treated effectively. However, all variants of a treatment may not fit with all kinds of injuries. Thus, treatments are always injury-specific for a more effective progression.

Here are some of the most common sports injuries and their most effective treatments as prescribed by sports specialists.

  1. Ankle sprain: Ankle sprains are common among sportsmen and sportswomen when the ligaments of their ankles tear. Such injuries are very common, but also unfortunately, extremely painful and demand a lot of recovery time. With such an injury, even though they are advised bed rest, it is important to continue with some kinds of exercises. This would help in preventing the stamina and muscle strength in your ankles. It would also help you to recover fast.
  2. Knee injury: Another very common form of sports injury is the knee injury where one can experience excruciating pain. Although, proper rest and exercises heal most injuries in a month or two; those that are serious might even need a surgery.
  3. Tennis elbow: Tears in the tendons of the elbow due to its recurring use can cause tennis elbow. It has a natural healing process with just a few exercises. In fact, it is recommended you give proper rest to the elbow so that it can heal faster. Even after healing, to avoid chances of recurring tennis elbow, stress should be lowered in this part of the body.
  4. Hamstring Strain: Hamstring is that part of the body, which is formed by three muscles behind your thigh. Hamstring is mostly a forgotten part of the body and one hardly remembers it. But, it is very prone to sprains and injuries, if exercises involving the hamstring are not carried out properly. In fact, there are specific exercises pertaining to hamstring, which are performed to prevent it from injuries. Hamstring injuries have a very long recovery period. It might actually take up to a year for full recovery because it experiences constant pressure when you walk, letting it heal slowly. Thus, incorporating hamstring exercises in your daily routine would help in faster healing of such injuries.

These are some of the most common types of sports injuries and the methods of treating them as recommended by medical practitioners. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Why Knee Replacement Surgery Is Done?

M. Ch. (Orthopedic), MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Why Knee Replacement Surgery Is Done?

Knee replacement surgery — also known as knee arthroplasty (ARTH-row-plas-tee) — can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. During knee replacement, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.

Why is it done?

The most common reason for knee replacement surgery is to relieve severe pain caused by osteoarthritis. People who need knee replacement surgery usually have problems walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. Some also have moderate or severe knee pain at rest.

The Procedure

The procedure begins with you being administered general anesthesia, after which, an incision of 9-12 inches is made on the knee. The part of the joint that has been damaged is gotten rid of, following which the surfaces of the bone are redesigned to hold an artificial joint. Cement is used to attach the artificial joint to the shin, knee cap and the thigh bone. Once the fitting is complete, the artificial joint is supported by the surrounding muscles.

Results

For most people, knee replacement provides pain relief, improved mobility and a better quality of life. Consult a doctor about what you can expect from knee replacement surgery.

Three to six weeks after surgery, you generally can resume most daily activities, such as shopping and light housekeeping. Driving is also possible at around three weeks if you can bend your knee far enough to sit in a car and if you have enough muscle control to operate the brakes and accelerator.

After you've recovered, you can enjoy a variety of low-impact activities, such as walking, swimming, golfing or biking. But you should avoid higher impact activities — such as jogging, skiing, tennis and sports that involve contact or jumping. Talk to your doctor about your limitations.

Aftercare

The duration of the hospital stay is around 2-3 days. The effects of the surgery start becoming noticeable within a month of the surgery being carried out. Initially, you may require walking aids. It takes about 5-6 weeks to regain your ability to walk without any external or physical support.

You will have to undergo physical therapy after the surgery to improve your muscle strength. The physiotherapist may prescribe various exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knees. You need to follow certain precautions after the surgery; squatting and kneeling become certain activities which you should avoid. Avoid activities that places undue stress on the knees. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopaedist.

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I am from Bhubaneswar study at trident academy of technology b. Tech 1st year branch civil sir I don't know why but I am not feeling well I have always a sweet pain in stomach and digestive system is also not good. Too many times I have loose motion and its happening any time any day. I have also pain in leg at knee after while sitting. When I run. while running a pain started in left side and then I have to take rest otherwise I can't run or walk. Sir please help me.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am from Bhubaneswar study at trident academy of technology b. Tech 1st year branch civil 
sir I don't know why but ...
Kindly consult a physician. In the mean time you may try 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. Do neck back knee & general exercises. 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. Why not discuss with me in a video conference? (facility provided by lybrate. Com)
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I am having intense leg pain for last one month. I have consult many doctors but no use. What should I do.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I am having intense leg pain for last one month. I have consult many doctors but no use. What should I do.
HI,YOU SHOULD TAKE ACUPRESSURE THERAPY, TAKE BIOCHEMIC FERRUM PHOS 12X+ MAG PHOS 12X. 4TAB EACH THRICE A DAY WITH WARM WATER.
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Sir I am 42 years old sir I have suffering from hital hernia and I face many problem so please tell me that what I have doing for hital hernia.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Nothing much medically. Take t. Pantocid dsr 1-0-0 x 10 days 30 min before breakfast if lot of problem take surgeon opinion.
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Hello. I m 32 years old sir meri legs bhut pain hoti rehti hai Kai baar to bilkul theek ho jati hai to kai baar kitne din hi pain hoti rehti hai kai baar to mera chlna v muskil ho jata hai please help me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hello. I m 32 years old sir meri legs bhut pain hoti rehti hai
Kai baar to bilkul theek ho jati hai to kai baar kitne...
Apply mahanarayan oil to legs before sleeping and morning before bath. Tske hot foamentation. Take Gandharvahastyadi kashayam. 4tsf twice with water. Avoid sprouts, chana dal and fermented foods.
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In oral thrush pain and fatigue remain in body. I have white coated tongue and so much pain in body. But ent doctor is saying that is not oral thrush.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
In oral thrush pain and fatigue remain in body. I have white coated tongue and so much pain in body. But ent doctor i...
It may not be.. if he is saying then.. Just take homoeopathic medicine Antim Crud 30 tds for 3 days..
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What's the symptoms of arthritis. My mother has joint pain in all over the body kindly suggest the treatment.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
What's the symptoms of arthritis. My mother has joint pain in all over the body kindly suggest the treatment.
Dear user The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, your signs and symptoms may include: PainStiffness Swelling Redness Decreased range of motion CAUSES. Rheumatoid arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis The two main types of arthritis — osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis — damage joints in different ways. Osteoarthritis The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis involves wear-and-tear damage to your joint's cartilage — the hard, slick coating on the ends of bones. Enough damage can result in bone grinding directly on bone, which causes pain and restricted movement. This wear and tear can occur over many years, or it can be hastened by a joint injury or infection. Rheumatoid arthritis In rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule, a tough membrane that encloses all the joint parts. This lining, known as the synovial membrane, becomes inflamed and swollen. The disease process can eventually destroy cartilage and bone within the join.
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I am suffering from toe and knee pain and I check uric acid level is 11 how can I reduce the uric acid and cholesterol level by naturopathy.Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering from toe and knee pain and I check uric acid level is 11 how can I reduce the uric acid and cholestero...
Take homoeopathic medicine:- 1. Urtica urens 30 (5 drops three times a day) 2. Chelidonium majus q (10 drops three times a day in half cup water) make a gap of 15 mins between both medicines. Take them for one month. Revert me back with feedback. For any other help consult me.
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