Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Occupational Therapists in India. You will find Occupational Therapists with more than 26 years of experience on Lybrate.com. 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.
Book Clinic Appointment with Dr. Anand
Speech Therapy Treatment
Sensory Integration Therapy
Occupational Therapy Treatment
Control Program Occupational Health - Pcmso
Minor Ot Service Procedures
Submit a review for Dr. AnandYour feedback matters!
I have carried my bag in my shoulders and my neck bone started paining I have been taken a rest for last 2 days but I didn't get relief. So please kindly help me.
Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition of the shoulder that is characterized by feeling of pain and weakness while lifting the arm overhead. A tendon, known as the rotator cuff tendon, attaches the tip of the upper arm to the shoulder. Impingement of the shoulder occurs when this tendon is trapped in the sub acromial space. The sub acromial space is the space near the shoulder joint where the tendon goes through.
When the tendon is trapped, it tends to scrape against the bone, resulting in excruciating pain. The pain aggravates if you are performing overhead movements such as painting or swimming.
The symptoms of shoulder impingement syndrome are:
- Feeling of pain while lifting the arm overhead
- Any lateral raising movement may also cause pain
- Sleeping at night may be problematic as lying on one side of the body may cause pain
- Clicking sounds while performing exercises such as the overhead press
Shoulder impingement syndrome can be caused by a number of factors; some of them are:
- Swelling of the rotator cuff: The rotator cuff tendon may swell on account of a shoulder injury.
- Bone spurs: If there are bone spurs in the sub acromial space, then it may narrow down the space making it easier for the tendon to rub against the bone.
- Accumulation of calcium: In some cases, calcium deposits tend to accumulate in the rotator cuff tendon leading to shoulder impingement.
- Inflammation of the bursa: The bursa is a sac filled with fluid cushions bones; inflammation of the bursa may also result in shoulder impingement
If you are suffering from a shoulder impingement syndrome, you may adopt the following strategies to deal with it:
- Rest: Make sure you do not perform activities that could aggravate the pain; allow the affected area to rest so that it heals faster.
- Medications: Medicines such as NSAIDs help in reducing the pain to provide temporary relief.
- Exercise: Adopt various external rotation exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff tendon and prevent shoulder impingement syndrome.
In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
I have joint pains and leg pain from and feet pain from 2 years. I have lost my routine life because of lack of movements. Have gone through al tests. Results were negative. How can I vanish the pain and get back my normal life?
My cousin 35 years old have nerves like pain on her body which feels bitter since childhood muscles becomes tight in thighs at times n pain over the body n back. What happen.
My mother is 63. She has pain in her right shoulder and is unable to lift or move her hand completely. Dr. Here prescribes pain relievers but they are just temporary relief. Her pain increases even if if she does small task. Kindly advise which specialist should we consult and what could be the reason. She is otherwise quite healthy.
Last month, I went swimming for 2-3 days after a long time. After that I developed pain in my shoulders and upper arms. The pain subsided after one week. Now the pain is back in the same area and it is a lot more than before. It increases when I walk and it hurts when I lift my arm up or backwards. I have taken many painkillers but nothing is working. It's a lot of pain in my upper arms and shoulders.
I am a 23 yr old male. Having pain since 2yr in right hand joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist) and my CRP is 40. What should I do.
The spine plays a very crucial role, both from a person’s movement and sensation point of view. It carries the nervous supply for a lot of internal organs and the lower body. By virtue of its structure, it also helps in movement through the disks. Due to various reasons, spinal injury is common, causing pain along the back, lower extremities, neck etc.
Medicines and exercise are the first line of treatment for most spinal injuries. The issue, however, is that these only provide relief from the pain and the medicines, but do not actually ‘rectify’ the underlying problem. Whether it is a herniated disk or a pinched nerve, the medicines and exercise can relieve the symptoms, but the disk continues to be herniated and the nerve continues to be pinched. Definite treatment is in the form of surgery, and with recent advancements in the field of spinal surgery, there are minimally invasive surgical options, which provide complete cure with minimal recovery time. Some of the benefits of this are listed below-
Smaller incision compared to traditional surgical procedures, where only the injured area is accessed
The surrounding tissues are untouched, unless they are injured and require repair
Lesser bleeding compared to earlier techniques
Lesser painful procedure
Reduced hospitalization period
Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
The question, however, is whether this is indicated in everybody. A detailed discussion with your surgeon keeping the below points in mind will help identify the answer for this. The main driver should be the answer to the question – will the surgery be able to effectively relieve you of the pain and symptoms? Additionally, the following factors help in getting better results out of a minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Presence of symptoms relating to nerve compression, including pain from the spine down the leg.
Recent onset of symptoms, with pain starting days to months before seeing the doctor. This indicates the condition is relatively new and so damage is minimal, indicating favorable outcome. Chronic pain conditions take slightly longer time compared to recent injuries.
People with active lifestyle who engage in regular physical exercise are likely to have better benefits from the minimally invasive procedure.
Smoking reduces blood flow to the spine, leading to disk degeneration and weakening of bones. Healing is highly slowed down and recovery is overall delayed.
Excessive weight puts strain on the back, and so healing can be delayed or badly affected with more complications. It is not a contraindication, but be prepared for a longer recovery period.