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Dr. Ambiga

Occupational Therapist, Chennai

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 has an excellent community of Occupational Therapists in India. You will find Occupational Therapists with more than 42 years of experience on You can find Occupational Therapists 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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Few day ago I met with an accident a little injure on my right leg what I do please give me suggestion.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
If there is no fracture type injury and no wound type then tk ice pack for 20 minutes and apply pain relief ointment.
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TMJ Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes

MD - Orofacial Pain Headaches & Temporomandibular Disorders, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
TMJ Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes

The human jaw is a very important part of human anatomy and within it, the mandible or the lower jaw is very important as it is the movable part which helps you chew and enables you to open or close the mouth. The lower jaw is connected to the skull via the TMJ or the Temporo-mandibular joint. It works like a hinge which slides as and when required to allow movement of the jaw. TMJ disorder can be quite painful and limit you from normal activities and cause disruptions in your daily life.

Causes of TMJ-

The TMJ works as a movable joint where the bone area in contact with each other is covered by cartilage and a small shock absorbing soft disk separates the two cartilages. The disk enables the movements to be smooth. Any changes in this arrangement will usually result in pain. The primary causes for TMJ disorders could be summed up as follows –

  1. Misalignment – If the TMJ moves out of alignment due to underlying factors, it will cause pain and the inability to move the joint.

  2. Erosion of the cartilage or the disk – If the cartilage or the disk separating them erodes, then TMJ disorders might occur.

  3. ArthritisJust as arthritis affects knees, wrists, elbows and finger joints, it could cause TMJ disorders as well.

  4. Impact – One of the most common causes of TMJ disorders, this may occur due to injuries sustained from forceful impacts.


  1. Pain or tenderness around the jaws.

  2. You may experience pain on either or both sides of the temporo-mandibular joint.

  3. Even if you don’t have pain in the specific joint, you may have an aching facial pain.

  4. The most common and typical symptom of TMJ is of pain while chewing. Your pain may progressively get worse over time if you have a deteriorating condition.

  5. Pain in and around the ears may also be a symptom of TMJ disorders.

  6. Difficulty in opening or closing your jaw either due to stiffness, pain or both.


Treatments vary between various methods and approaches and the severity of the pain or condition and the underlying causes. Some of the options are:

  1. Oral Medications – Pain killers, muscle relaxants and anti–inflammatory medications are usually prescribed to reduce pain while the jaw may be healing or for underlying causes that may result in pain.

  2. Physical Therapies – This is another common method wherein the doctors may use a device to keep the jaw stiff or stop them from moving in a particular way in which it causes pain. Mouth guards or oral splints are such devices. Dislocation may have to be corrected by physical pressure and setting the bone back into the joint as well.

  3. SurgeryIn certain cases, surgery may also be required to correct chronic pain, especially wherein the underlying condition may keep causing problems.


MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
avoid day time sleep, avoid tea, coffee and cola in late evening and after. 8 hours sleep is ok . 10 pm to 6 am is perfect timing. take rtest and balanced diet.
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I had been for a sports selection yesterday. I was not used with running a lot. So I am experiencing muscular pain. Is that common?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
It is normal to develop some soreness anytime you use a muscle group vigorously or for a prolonged period. Soreness in your legs that develops immediately after running usually fades over the course of several hours. Report any sudden or severe pain in your legs after running to your doctor. For pain relief soak your sore muscles in very warm water in the bath or a hot tub to ease your pain and reduce inflammation. Alternating hot and cold baths works especially well for some people. Hope you feel better soon.
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What are the symptoms of swine flu and malaria. What are the precautions to be taken to avoid it.. What are the precautions to be taken to avoid headache And leg pain.

Homeopath, Patna
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Often I get pain near the right side of waist or near ribs for some time .What could be reasons.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, it might be due to gastric disorder or stone in right kidney be ascertained locally, ,please. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go for meditation to reduce your stress. Your diet be easily digestible to avoid gastric disorder. Avoid, junk food, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine. Tk, care.
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I am having the pain in the right hand in shoulder n as said by doctor that having cervical spine problem so what exercise should I do to remove my pain please suggest its pain is unbearable.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Faridabad
Avoid lifting heavy weights. Raise both your shoulders upwards such that tips of the shoulders almost touch your ears. Hold for a count of 3 seconds and gradually let your shoulders fall back. 20 repetitions twice daily.
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Hi. I'm 30 years old. I am suffering from ligament tear on the joint of my left leg. It's been 2 years and I can't walk properly. Please help me. What should I do?

Homeopath, Bangalore
Homoeopathic medicine Arnica+Hypericum+Symphytum all 1m combination medicine 4 times 4 days 4 pills n a gap of 1 week repeat such 5 courses..n revert back.
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Hernia Surgery - 13 Tips to Help You Recover from it

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Hernia Surgery - 13 Tips to Help You Recover from it

Hernia surgery is performed for the correction of a hernia which refers to the bulging of internal organs or tissues through an abnormal opening. It is easy to detect hernia through any pain or discomfort while lifting heavy objects, cough and strain during urination or bowel movements or during prolonged standing or sitting. It can be found in both men and women. The Hernia can be congenital or can be developed over a period of time. If it doesn’t get better over time and also does not go away by itself, then surgery becomes the only option.

Types of Surgery
There are two types of surgery for hernia treatment. One is the conventional open method, which requires an incision in the skin directly over the hernia. The other one is the Laparoscopic hernia repair in which surgery is performed using a small telescope known as a laparoscope. In this type of surgery minimal invasions are made and the hernia is repaired with only small incisions adjacent to the hernia. Most hernia operations are performed on an outpatient basis, which means that you can go home the very same day.

Tips for early recovery

  1. Wear comfortable clothing with expandable waistbands.
  2. Keep yourself active by moving around as much as you can as it increases circulation, which further speeds up healing.
  3. Eat a diet rich in fibre, fresh fruits and vegetables.
  4. Drink lots of water and other fluids to avoid constipation.
  5. Do not lift any objects even if it is very light as it can bring back pain.
  6. Do not to pick up things from the floor as it will be difficult to bend.
  7. Hold a pillow against your stomach while sneezing or coughing to lessen the pain.
  8. Use stool softener for a few days before and after surgery to help you with your bowel movements.
  9. Avoid driving till the time you feel any pain and as long as you are taking narcotic pain medicines.
  10. Band-Aids which cover the incisions should be changed as and when needed.
  11. Refrain yourself from intercourse as it can be painful.
  12. Check with your doctor when to take a shower so as not to hurt your incisions, and make sure to gently dry your incisions and replace the Band-Aids after taking a shower.
  13. Do not consume any alcoholic drinks for at least 24 hours.

The tips mentioned above will definitely provide help to cope up with post surgery blues. However, in case of fever, excessive sweating, difficulty in urinating, bleeding or any prolonged pain consult your doctor immediately.

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My muscles had been paining since the last three days as I have started playing cricket after a very long time of 2 years. What should i do? Please advise.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a 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. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 1 wk, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 42 year old. I have pain in back side. Also I have a problem with joint pain.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Calcium supplements and according your age tk spine x-ray. Di heat fermentation twice a day and rest. Stretching exercise of back. Avoid long sitting toward bending.
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I am 38 years old male having chili in my foot from last year using anti fungal ointments but they reoccur what to do?

Physiotherapist, Mumbai
+wear soft padded footwear. +do stretching of calf muscles +learn strengthening exercise of ankle +take contrast bath at physio clinic. Wishing you a good health.
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I am suffering from complete tear of ACL since 3 years. I am scared of operating it. Can you suggest me any ways to stop operating it.

Homeopath, Pune
If complate tear of acl is diagnosis than operation is the only option in young age. If you avoid to operate this after some years you loose your knee due to damage of maniscus. I advise you do not delay this surgery.
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I have regular pain in my right leg as it was injured while playing football. Please help.

DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Pune
Question lacks details. Kindly inform when you had injury. Pain is in leg or knee. Leg pain after injury while playing football can be a ligament injury to knee/ ankle or leg stress. Apply ice. Local gel rest for 5 days. Inform ankle or knee injury.
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I am 55 year old male I get pain in calf and heal during sleep in night. I don't have sugar and bp recently tested. Sometimes gastric problem is severe. I don't use any medicine. Daily I take 1 tab zincovit. I have cracks in the heal and become very hard.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear lybrate-user, well, you have planter fasciitis with calf cramps you can do stretching exercises and take plenty of water most probably you may respond but if not you can be cured with eswt.
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I had a leg pain from 2 months due to leg twist. I took medical care of homeopathic but no use. My age is 21.

Physiotherapist, Delhi
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment. 2. Learn spinal exercises. 3. Don't sit on floor. 4. Don't lift heavy things. 5. Don't do forward bending. 6. Do Hot fermentation twice a day. 7. Apply volini cream before sleeping. 8. Use lumber spine belt. 9. Take calcium, vitamin D 3 and Methylcobalmine supplement for one month minimum.
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I have shin splint, can you please share the name of the exercise of physio therapy? Will do at home only.

Physiotherapist, Pune
Do hot water fermentation and some ankle toe movements, and calf streches. If pain aggrevates go to physio for electrotherapy.
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I have a problem of piles with no blood .i feel burning at the time of stool. I have a prblm for 7 years .when I sit in a table for long time then muscle pain and back pain occur. The pain is little .pls suggest me. I am taking now a homoeopathy treatment .little bit I am feeling well.

Physiotherapist, Noida
Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang asana -- lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core strengthening exercises- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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