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Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. C.T.Alagappan is a renowned Orthopedist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. C.T.Alagappan personally at Chennai Meenakshi Multispecality Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. C.T.Alagappan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 38 year old and I am suffering from hole body joint pain. What I can do tell me about homeopathy medicine

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Take heper sulph 200 1 dose just then arnica mont 30 daily 1 dose / 7 days. Report me after that if required.
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I am 56, year old, female,I have much pain in knee, also have back pain. I have diabetes also. U take insulin regular for 4 times in a day. I have thyroid also. My question is that how to get relief from that pain. I can't sleep at night for this pain.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 56, year old, female,I have much pain in knee, also have back pain. I have diabetes also. U take insulin regular...
Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting- Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area
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I am 37 years old and I am suffering with back pain, I drive bike daily. Kindly help.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 37 years old and I am suffering with back pain, I drive bike daily.
Kindly help.
Investigations advised - hb, tlc, dlc, esr, sugar f & pp, uric acid, vit d3 urine r/e x ray of the affected part. Anyway you may try- sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomentation. 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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My wife facing pain in knee after delivery, 5 months complete but till now not covered pain problem, Dr. Giving her Calcium tables but not getting properly relax, pls suggest her.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My wife facing pain in knee after delivery, 5 months complete but till now not covered pain problem, Dr. Giving her C...
Do Take UST and laser Therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from Neuro physiotherapist best wishes
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I am 33 yr serving soldier. Last 2 month later I feel pain in my back just below waist. No pain in moving but change position in sleeping I feeling more pain and rare pain spread in my right calf.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of ls. Spine 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. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 1tab od do neck, back & shoulder 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. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 23 yr old. I have thigh ache and backache for 3 years. It is dangerous in winter season. Its very difficult to lift even a single step and when I sleep it is so painful.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This could be due to lumbar spondylosis with nerve root compression. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take paracetamol 250mg od & sos you will need other supportive medicines also. Do back (spine) exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take you may have to use lumbosacral support for some time. Avoid painful act/activities. Take medicines as prescribed it may have to be further investigated. Do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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I am 20 years old female, I recently stared working out but for the last 4 days I am having this lower back pain on the left side and there is no exact point of pain. Its not that severe but it hurs alot while sitting. Whats wrong with me? How long will it take to heal? Should I continue going to the gym?

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Surat
I am 20 years old female, I recently stared working out but for the last 4 days I am having this lower back pain on t...
This is a common problem with new Gym going person. One should avoid forward bending and straight leg raising, sitting cross-legged. If it is mild it will take 1-2 weeks. You should stop Gym for few days to a week. But you may continue GYm with the afore said precautions. You can continue walker in the mean time.
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Hello. Iam having a gap between my knee joints as told by doctor. What precautions should I take in order to prevent knee pain. Please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello. Iam having a gap between my knee joints as told by doctor. What precautions should I take in order to prevent ...
Knee Advice... Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting. Quadriceps Exercises. Core Strenthening Exercises. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping Hot Fomentation.
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I am 78 years old. I was walking 5 km every day till six months back but all of a sudden I started having pain in my left knee and I am now confined to my home. I can't move freely and I walk with pain whenever I have perforce to do so. Osteoarthritis is only just beginning. Doctors say it will heal itself, which is not happening. Kindly advise.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. X rays of left knee joints (digital) physiotherapy along with medicines will help. Do knee exercises. It may have to be further investigated rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with a soft bedding on it. Any way take multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikid plus (mankind) 1 tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Don't ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am 20 year old I have pain in leg what should I do I have do many things and medicine.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 20 year old I have pain in leg what should I do I have do many things and medicine.
Advice. Avoid sitting cross legged. Ankle stretching. Ankle strengthening exercises. Avoid squatting. Quadriceps exercises. Core strenthening exercises. Stretch calves get a custom made insole. Hams stretching. Sports taping. Hot fomentation.
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Causes and Diagnosis of Neck Pain

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad

A sudden-onset (acute) bout of neck pain is common. Two out of three of us will have neck pain at some time in our lives. In most cases it is not due to a serious disease or neck problem and often the exact cause for the pain is not clear. This is called 'nonspecific neck pain'. Most are probably due to minor sprains or bad posture. Full recovery occurs in most cases. The usual advice is to keep the neck active. Painkillers are helpful until the pain eases. Persistent (chronic) pain develops in some cases, and further treatment may then be needed.

Understanding the neck

The back of the neck includes the cervical spine and the muscles and ligaments that surround and support it. The cervical spine is made up of seven bones called vertebrae.

  • The first two are slightly different to the rest, as they attach the spine to the skull and allow the head to turn from side to side.
  • The lower five cervical vertebrae are roughly cylindrical in shape - a bit like small tin cans - with bony projections.

The sides of the vertebrae are linked by small facet joints.

Between each of the vertebrae is a 'disc'. The discs are made of a tough fibrous outer layer and a softer gel-like inner part. The discs act as 'shock absorbers' and allow the spine to be flexible.

Strong ligaments attach to adjacent vertebrae to give extra support and strength. Various muscles attached to the spine enable the spine to bend and move in various ways. (The muscles and most ligaments are not shown in the diagram, for clarity.)

The spinal cord, which contains nervous tissue carrying messages to and from the brain, is protected by the spine. Nerves from the spinal cord come out from between the vertebrae in the neck to take and receive messages to the neck and arms. A major blood vessel called the vertebral artery also runs alongside the vertebrae to carry blood to the rear (posterior) part of the brain.

What are the types and causes of neck pain?

Neck pain is common. About 2 in 3 people develop a bout of neck pain at some time in their lives. One survey done in the UK found that, of adults aged 45-75 years, about 1 in 4 women and about 1 in 5 men had current neck pain. Types and causes of neck pain include:

Nonspecific neck pain

This is the most common type. This is sometimes called 'simple' or 'mechanical' neck pain. Often the exact cause or origin of the pain is not known. It may include minor strains and sprains to muscles or ligaments in the neck. Bad posture may also be a contributing factor in some cases. For example, neck pain is more common in people who spend much of their working day at a desk, with a 'bent-forward' posture.

A 'whiplash' jolt to the neck

This is most commonly due to an accident involving a vehicle, such as a car crash. It can cause neck pain. See separate leaflet called Whiplash Neck Sprain for details.

Sudden-onset (acute) torticollis

This is sometimes called 'wry neck'. A torticollis is when the head becomes twisted to one side and it is very painful to move the head back straight. The cause of acute primary torticollis is often not known.

However, it may be due to a minor strain or sprain to a muscle or ligament in the neck. Some cases may be due to certain muscles of the neck being exposed to cold ('sleeping in a draught'). It is common for people to go to bed feeling fine and to wake up the next morning with an acute torticollis. The pain usually eases and clears away over a few days without any treatment.

How can I tell if the pain is due to a more serious cause?

A doctor's assessment and examination can usually determine that a bout of neck pain is nonspecific and not due to a more serious cause. The following are the sort of symptoms that may indicate a more serious problem:

  • If neck pain develops when you are ill with other problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, AIDS, or cancer.
  • If the pain becomes progressively worse.
  • If some function of an arm is affected. For example, weakness or clumsiness of a hand or arm, or persistent loss of feeling (numbness). (As mentioned, some pins and needles may occur with nonspecific neck pain. However, this is mild and usually goes within four weeks.)
  • If you feel generally unwell and have 'general' symptoms such as weight loss or a high temperature (fever).
  • If the neck bones (vertebrae) are very tender (which may indicate a bone problem).
  • If you develop any problems with walking or with passing urine.This may indicate problems with pressure on the spinal cord

Some other treatments which may be advised include:

 

  • A good posture may help. Check that your sitting position at work or at the computer is not poor. (That is, not with your head flexed forward with a stooped back.) Sit upright. Yoga, pilates, and the Alexander Technique all improve neck posture, but their value in treating neck pain is uncertain.
  • A firm supporting pillow seems to help some people when sleeping. Try not to use more than one pillow.
  • Physiotherapy:
  1. Various treatments may be advised by a physiotherapist. These include traction, heat, cold, manipulation, etc. The value of each of these treatments is uncertain, as the results of research studies looking at which treatments work best can be conflicting.
  2. However, what is often most helpful is the advice a physiotherapist can give on neck exercises to do at home.
  3. A common situation is for a doctor to advise on painkillers and gentle neck exercises. If symptoms do not improve over a week or so, you may then be referred to a physiotherapist to help with pain relief and for advice on specific neck exercises.

Treatment may vary and you should go back to see a doctor:

  • If the pain becomes worse.
  • If the pain persists beyond 4-6 weeks.
  • If other symptoms develop such as loss of feeling (numbness), weakness, or persistent pins and needles in part of an arm or hand, as described previously.

Other pain-relieving techniques may be tried if the pain becomes persistent (chronic). A pain management programme may be offered to help you control and live with your pain. Chronic neck pain is also sometimes associated with anxiety and depression which may also need to be treated.

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I am a tailor and I am doing this job over 15 years I have pain in my ankle and backache & knee what should I do help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am a tailor and I am doing this job over 15 years I have pain in my ankle and backache & knee what should I do help...
Homoepathic treatment ruta 200 4pills 3 times bio comb no 19 4pills 3 times and revert back for further treatment.
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I am 20 years old. I have pain in between from my right shoulder and spinalcord. I was suffering for past 2 yr. Sometimes the pain ll be higand moderate. But I dint get complete cure from that. I have gone for many doctors.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 20 years old. I have pain in between from my right shoulder and spinalcord. I was suffering for past 2 yr. Somet...
Advice. Regular stretching of shoulder muscles. Warm up and cool down is a must. Hot fomentation. Neck exercises. Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Take frequent breaks at work. Core strengthening exercises. Use cervical pillow. Use back support. Self massage the back of neck.
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I am suffering from severe hand pain for last 2 Weeks. I was used a lot of tablets but there is no cure for my pain. Can you give a suggestion for that please.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from severe hand pain for last 2 Weeks. I was used a lot of tablets but there is no cure for my pain. ...
according ur condition do physiotherapy treatment for few days rest must avoid strain. and avoid home remedy
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Backache-3

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Backache-3

Backache, no doubt is the commonest ailment that the mankind suffers from, but its causes are also the common acts of commission and omission, that we, the humans do in our activities of daily living. Here are some of the tips, if observed, can help us in the prevention of backache.

How to work in the house?

Housewives are the commonest victims of low backache. This is because of their working conditions. A standing kitchen is always better than the one where one has to squat on the floor to cook or clean the utensils. The washing machine for clothes should be adjusted to such a height that there is no strain on the back of the operator. Similarly, ironing of clothes should be done in standing position to avoid strain on the back.

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Sports injury specialist.. I'm suffering from lateral knee pain. Pain occurs during long distance running.MRI reports are totally normal. Pls help I have been off track for 2 years

MBBS, M. S. Orthopedics, M.ch. Orthopaedics, MD - Sports Medicine
Orthopedist, Delhi
I suppose your mri is done at a good center. the other cause can be due to inadequate warm up and lack of knee strengthening excercises
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Age 38 years f minor pain in fingers ra test positive 29 anticcp 24 doctor prescribe methotrexate 5 mg weekly and hydroxychloroquine 200 mg daily with calcium and aceclofenac is this right med or change this med.

BPTh/BPT, Post Grad Dip. Developmental Therapy
Physiotherapist, Ranchi
Age 38 years f minor pain in fingers ra test positive 29 anticcp 24 doctor prescribe methotrexate 5 mg weekly and hyd...
Dear lybrate-user, I am a Physiotherapist and would advice that you visit a nearest Physiotherapy clinic in your town. You may do some home remedy like soaking your hand in warm luke water for 30 min, two times a day. You also need to do isometrics and Range of motion exericses which would further decrease the pain. For your pain management you may also seek advise from a Rheumatologist. Best wishes.
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Along this journey of BPH / Urine retention / Tamsulosin / Urolift, etc etc. I have for the last 3 months been dealing with lower back pain, it's pretty much constant and when I get up from sitting or from bed I am stooped over a few minutes until I can get straightened out then I seem to be ok.

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Along this journey of BPH / Urine retention / Tamsulosin / Urolift, etc etc. I have for the last 3 months been dealin...
Hello lybrate user, if you are still on medications for problems you have mentioned better go through only external care for your lower back like - apply ksheerabala taila/ dhanwantara taila and keep hot water bag over there for 15min which will relive you from back pain and strengthen your back bones as such. Thank you.
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How to stop sciatica pain cause the pain is increasing day by day. Is there any way to get rid of sciatica or at least reduce it.

How to stop sciatica pain cause the pain is increasing day by day. Is there any way to get rid of sciatica or at leas...
Sciatic pain comes with ayurvedic neuro treatment with us. Mahayagraj guggulu 500 mg. Tinduk gutika 60 mg panchamrit louh guggulu 500 mg sitopaladi powder 2gm mixed all 1dose. With maharashnadi quath 30 ml locally application sendhavadi oil
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