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Dr. Anu Latha

Physiotherapist, Chennai

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Dr. Anu Latha is a popular Physiotherapist in Korattur, Chennai. She is currently associated with Abinav Physiotherapy Clinic in Korattur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anu Latha on Lybrate.com.

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Options Other Than Knee Replacement

MBBS, M. S., SR (AIIMS),FIJRS (SOUTH KOREA)
Orthopedist, Delhi
Options Other Than Knee Replacement

There is no cure for arthritis but there are a number of treatments that may help relieve the pain and disability it can cause.

  • As with other arthritic conditions, initial treatment of arthritis of the knee is nonsurgical. Your doctor may recommend a range of treatment options.
  • Lifestyle modifications. Some changes in your daily life can protect your knee joint and slow the progress of arthritis.
  • Minimize activities that aggravate the condition, such as climbing stairs.
  • Switching from high impact activities (like jogging or tennis) to lower impact activities (like swimming or cycling) will put less stress on your knee.
  • Losing weight can reduce stress on the knee joint, resulting in less pain and increased function.
  • Physical therapy. Specific exercises can help increase range of motion and flexibility, as well as help strengthen the muscles in your leg. Your doctor or a physical therapist can help develop an individualized exercise program that meets your needs and lifestyle.
  • Assistive devices. Using devices such as a cane, wearing shock-absorbing shoes or inserts, or wearing a brace or knee sleeve can be helpful. A brace assists with stability and function, and may be especially helpful if the arthritis is centered on one side of the knee. There are two types of braces that are often used for knee arthritis: an" unloader" brace shifts weight away from the affected portion of the knee, while a" support" brace helps support the entire knee load.
  • Other remedies. Applying heat or ice, using pain-relieving ointments or creams, or wearing elastic bandages to provide support to the knee may provide some relief from pain.
  • Medications. Several types of drugs are useful in treating arthritis of the knee. Because people respond differently to medications, your doctor will work closely with you to determine the medications and dosages that are safe and effective for you.
  • Over-the-counter, non-narcotic pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications are usually the first choice of therapy for arthritis of the knee. Acetaminophen is a simple, over-the-counter pain reliever that can be effective in reducing arthritis pain.
  • Like all medications, over-the-counter pain relievers can cause side effects and interact with other medications you are taking. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your doctor.
  • Another type of pain reliever is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or nsaid (pronounced" en-said"). Nsaids, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, are available both over-the-counter and by prescription. A cox-2 inhibitor is a special type of nsaid that may cause fewer gastrointestinal side effects. Common brand names of cox-2 inhibitors include celebrex (celecoxib) and mobic (meloxicam, which is a partial cox-2 inhibitor). A cox-2 inhibitor reduces pain and inflammation so that you can function better. If you are taking a cox-2 inhibitor, you should not use a traditional nsaid (prescription or over-the-counter). Be sure to tell your doctor if you have had a heart attack, stroke, angina, blood clot, hypertension, or if you are sensitive to aspirin, sulfa drugs or other nsaids.
  • Corticosteroids (also known as cortisone) are powerful anti-inflammatory agents that can be injected into the joint these injections provide pain relief and reduce inflammation; however, the effects do not last indefinitely. Your doctor may recommend limiting the number of injections to three or four per year, per joint, due to possible side effects.
  • In some cases, pain and swelling may" flare" immediately after the injection, and the potential exists for long-term joint damage or infection. With frequent repeated injections, or injections over an extended period of time, joint damage can actually increase rather than decrease.
  • Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (dmards) are used to slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. Drugs like methotrexate, sulfasalazine, and hydroxychloroquine are commonly prescribed.
  • In addition, biologic dmards like etanercept (embril) and adalimumab (humira) may reduce the body's overactive immune response. Because there are many different drugs today for rheumatoid arthritis, a rheumatology specialist is often required to effectively manage medications.
  • Viscosupplementation involves injecting substances into the joint to improve the quality of the joint fluid.
  •  Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, substances found naturally in joint cartilage, can be taken as dietary supplements. Although patient reports indicate that these supplements may relieve pain, there is no evidence to support the use of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to decrease or reverse the progression of arthritis.
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I have some pain in my left knee as well having problem while walking, could you please help on this.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
I have some pain in my left knee as well having problem while walking, could you please help on this.
1) take rest, eat boiled egg once a week, drink milk, vegitables have. Take homoeo medicines if pain doesnot subsides.
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I guess I have tennis elbow, do I see an orthopedist or a physiotherapist, is there a permanent cure for this issue?

Bachelor of physiotherapy, MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Zirakpur
I guess I have tennis elbow, do I see an orthopedist or a physiotherapist, is there a permanent cure for this issue?
Tennis elbow requires physiotherapy treatment for at least 15 days and tennis elbow strap. Apply ice pack twice a day for next 15 days and take physiotherapy treatment.
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My son aged 39 yrs is suffering from cervical stenosis for the last 3 years and has neck pain, shoulder pain besides weakness in the legs and numbness in hands and legs. He has been advised nectomy. Is there any alterntive treatment to get rid of the symptoms?

MPTh/MPT, MSC CVR, MANUAL THERAPIST
Physiotherapist,
With best of my knowledge, all alternative methods are just a chance, no surety. Magneto dyne is a noninvasive method to repair stenosis. Available in Mumbai
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I am suffering from back pain for 5 yrs. L5 s1 prolapse, l4 -l5 bulge, neck pain c4-c5 mild bulge and d3-d4 pain. I have taken many treatments like allopathy, ayurveda,siddha and homeo. But pain is increasing. I am not riding bike. My job is sitting job and I have not do physical activity. This pain started when I got hit in backbone by one person before 5 yrs. Pls suggest what I need to do.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am suffering from back pain for 5 yrs. L5 s1 prolapse, l4 -l5 bulge, neck pain c4-c5 mild bulge and d3-d4 pain. I h...
There are many reasons for back pain with radiation to leg like disc disease, injury, wrong posture, infection etc. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation of your back problem and try to find out the reason. Timely diagnosis and management can help to get you back to normal activity.
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Hi sir/madam. I had c-section 4 months ago. I chosen walking as a exercise one hour per day. But I am getting back pain. What are the precautions to be taken to reduce my tummy through walking ,without having back pain.

Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi sir/madam. I had c-section 4 months ago. I chosen walking as a exercise one hour per day. But I am getting back pa...
Hi madam you need to gradually increase. For backache you need to do back strengthen exercises and for abdomen there is few exercises that you have to gently follow take care.
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I'm experiencing pain in my right arm for a few weeks now. Have taken some accupressure sessions well, but the pain has resurfaced again. Please help!

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi This is Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital New Delhi. It seems that Accupressure will not give you a lot of benefit. First of all we need to understand the cause of pain as in is it from Tendon or joint or spine etc. I need to have a pvt chat with you wherein i can understand you problem and you can get relevant investigations if needed. My online consultation fees is Rs 400/- if you wish to get in pvt chat with me. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay
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I am 19 year old have back problem form last 14 month without any accident it's pain without any reason.

Pulse Reader, Panchakarma, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Keralian Therapy, Yoga, Dietitian
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am 19 year old have back problem form last 14 month without any accident it's pain without any reason.
Take rasnasaptakam kashayam 15 ml along with 60 ml water and 1 kaisora guggulu gulika one time in morning and evening before food.
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I am raghu 49years old I have knee pain especially when stepping the building since two years.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
I am raghu 49years old I have knee pain especially when stepping the building since two years.
It may be an onset of osteoarthritis of knee. Get your x-ray b/l knee and consult an ayurvedic physician. Ayurvedic medicines along with panchkarma therapies helps relieve the pain and retards the progress of degenrative disorders like arthritis.
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