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Dr. Benjamin Joseph

Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. Benjamin Joseph is a trusted Orthopedist in Chromepet, Chennai. You can visit him at Vasanth Orthopaedic Clinic in Chromepet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Benjamin Joseph on Lybrate.com.

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9 Causes You Should Know That Can Trigger Sciatica!

MBBS, Cerebrovascular and Micro neurosurgery fellowship, MS - General Surgery, MCh Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Jaipur
9 Causes You Should Know That Can Trigger Sciatica!

Sciatica refers to the pain one experiences due to the irritation or compression of nerve roots contributing to formation of Sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body, running from the lower back, down to the back of each leg. The pain can occur in the lower back and spread to the hips, buttocks and leg. Sciatica generally affects one side of the body. There are numerous causes of irritation of the sciatic nerve and sciatica.

Some of them are:

  1. Spinal Stenosis: The narrowing of the spinal canal caused by natural wear and tear of the vertebrae (individual bones in the spine protecting underlying nerves) of the spine is known as spinal stenosis. The narrowing may put pressure on the roots of the sciatic nerve, causing pain.
  2. Herniated Disc: A disc is made up of cartilage and acts as a cushion between vertebrae, allowing flexibility of the spine. A herniated or slipped disc occurs when a disc is temporarily pushed out of place, putting pressure on the sciatic nerve.
  3. Spondylolisthesis: It is a condition where one of the lower vertebrae slips forward over another. This also causes a collapse of the disc space between both, causing the nerve to get pinched. This may cause sciatica.
  4. Piriformis Syndrome: Piriformis is a muscle found deep inside the buttocks, which connects the lower spine to the upper thighbone, running directly over the sciatic nerve. Spasming of this muscle can pressurize the sciatic nerve, triggering symptoms of sciatica.
  5. Sacroilitis: Sacroillac joints are the place where the lower spine meets the pelvis and inflammation of one or both of these joints causes sacroilitis. This can give rise to symptoms of sciatica as it causes pain in the lower back, buttocks and legs.
  6. Spinal tumors: Very rarely, tumors growing inside or along the spine may put pressure on the sciatic nerve.
  7. Infection or injury: Muscle inflammation, infections, fractures or any other spinal injury may lead to irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.
  8. Pregnancy: Pregnant women may suffer from sciatica due to weight gain, expansion of the uterus or increased fluid retention or other changes occurring in the body, which put pressure on the sciatic nerve.
  9. Other causesOsteoarthritis and fractures caused by osteoporosis may also affect the sciatic nerve, producing symptoms of sciatica.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Paralysis - Understanding The Role Of Physiotherapy In Treating It!

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
Paralysis - Understanding The Role Of Physiotherapy In Treating It!

Physiotherapy can greatly help a patient of paralysis by making him/her independent to the maximum extent. Physiotherapy also plays an important role in negating potential complications after a paralysis. Although the process of rehabilitation can take time, it produces significantly encouraging result for a patient to continue with it until full recovery. The recovery depends on the type of paralysis a person has undergone.

Notably, there are four types of paralysis:

  1. Hemiplegia

  2. Quadriplegia

  3. Paraplegia

  4. Monoplegia

Role of Physiotherapy

The process of physiotherapy should resume as soon as the patient is stabilized. It not only helps in relaxing muscles, but also helps in smooth blood circulation. Long-term therapy can ensure muscle tone and overall well-being of an individual.

In the case of an external injury related to the brain, physiotherapy can speed up the recovery and reduce swelling to a significant extent. Some of the benefits are-

  1. Physiotherapy can help a person regain the highest possible mobility.

  2. Physiotherapy can increase the respiratory function of a person.

  3. It helps the person in bringing down blood pressure and contracture.

  4. A physiotherapist also focuses on unaffected area and works on them to ensure that the unaffected part of the body, in no way, loses mobility and retains the natural strength.

  5. Physiotherapy also helps to manage a paralyzed bladder.

  6. A physiotherapist suggests proper wheelchair, splint, braces, orthosis etc. These help a person to reintegrate quickly after the paralysis.

  7. Physiotherapy lifts the morale and motivation of a patient by addressing post-traumatic experiences such as denial, anxiety, hostility, depression and anger.

  8. It also serves as a perfect guide for the family of the patient.

Exercises that a Physiotherapist Suggests-

  1. Aerobic Exercise: This is a set of physical exercises that lets the muscle tissues exchange oxygen at a rapid rate. The goal is to enhance the function of the motor neuron and the aerobic capacity of a patient. Support straps and gain belts might be required for a patient to stand on feet. A handrail helps to walk during this phase.

  2. Physical Conditioning: Balance, stability, and coordination is the motive of any physical program for a paralyzed individual. Passive or active motion exercises help an individual to regain function of the limbs. Passive exercise also helps to regain strength. A physiotherapist rotates the thumb of a patient in such a way that the back of his hand faces forward.

  3. Leg Rotations: One common exercise that is tried by a physiotherapist is to make the patient lie down on a mat with his/her legs straightened. Supporting the knee joint and the ankle, the right leg is moved outward and pulled backward. This is again repeated with the other leg.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What should you recommend for a lady having back problems and just delivered a baby now having more back pain any kind of vaccine can be given to her so that she can be away from cervical problems or any problem related to back. And if there is a vaccination what is the schedule and price of that and where it is available.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
What should you recommend for a lady having back problems and just delivered a baby now having more back pain any kin...
Its due to oregnancy carrying weight, and later forceful delivery pains must be tackle with physiotherapy, exercises and homeoepathic medicines.
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I have severe pain in my stomach right side and full back pain and right leg is also paining daily. I have done a scan doctor said dat I have stone in kidney 5 mm so please suggest me what can I do for dis problem. I have to operate dis or not. I need your suggestions any medicine is der or I have to do operation compulsory. please advice me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Lucknow
I have severe pain in my stomach right side and full back pain and right leg is also paining daily. I have done a sca...
Take lycopodium 10m/3dose at h. S. S after 4th days calc renalis 3x/2tab tds berb vulgaris q/15drops bd 1/4water after meal nd after 21 days ultersound report me.
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I am 23 year old. I have a neck pain since a last 2 year. I used so many treatment but does not effect anything. Now what can I do for that?

M. Ch. (Orthopedic), MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Dear lybrate-user maintain proper posture of your neck avoid sitting on computer mobile for prolonged time do regular neck exercises hope it helps regards.
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In my leg, thigh feeling pain like some putting neddle. As per doctor test vt-d test. It was less I took tablet but still same pain.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me x ray of your ankle (front & side views) before I can give any opinion. Pain in heels /leg/thigh is a common condition rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Do hot fomentation keep a pillow under the legs at night &/when resting. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. Do ankle/foot & toe exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 55 yrs old woman having spasm in both the hands and pain in neck. What may be the reasons?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
May be u have problem in neck advise to do x ray of neck n neck exercises for more detail consult us.
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I have pain at left side leg bottom heels place from last 6 months. First time early morning once awake up time feel few minutes. But now whenever sit down few minutes also got it. So what the problem and how to solved. Pls advice.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I have pain at left side leg bottom heels place from last 6 months. First time early morning once awake up time feel ...
Dear it seems you have planter fasciitis and need detailed evaluation and imaging. Once diagnosis is made you can be cured with eswt.
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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?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 38 years old male having chili in my foot from last year using anti fungal ointments but they reoccur what to do?
+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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Tips for increased uric acid levels and gout

DNHE, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, BHMS
Homeopath,
Tips for increased uric acid levels and gout
Watch your weight. If you are obese then try to lose weight by regular exercise.

Eat fresh fruit, vegetables, whole wheat products and some pulses (high in purine) every day.

Enjoy low-fat milk and dairy products daily.

Keep an eye on the purine content of food. Avoid offal, shellfish and crustaceans and tinned fish such as sardines in oil.

Uric acid diet should be relatively high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and low in fat. Complex carbohydrates like whole grain cereals, fruits and vegetables contain fiber that can help in proper digestion of the foods and assimilation of the nutrients.

Eat no more than 100 gm of meat, sausages, fish and poultry a day.

Say no to alcohol and sweetened cold drinks.

Fresh fruits like apples, bananas, oranges and lime are beneficial. Black cherries are considered to be beneficial in reducing uric acid levels.

Drink at least two liters of low-calorie fluids a day. Recommended fluids are water, tea and fruit juice.

Please note that normal uric acid levels in our body.

Men 3.5 to 7.0 mg/dl
Women 2.5 to 5.7 mg/dl
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