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Dr. Govardhan

Orthopedist, Chennai

350 at clinic
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Dr. Govardhan is a popular Orthopedist in Arumbakkam, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Vasanthi Orthopedic Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Govardhan on has an excellent community of Orthopedists in India. You will find Orthopedists with more than 43 years of experience on You can find Orthopedists 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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She has a lot of joint pain in foot and he can not walk very good. Give the name of medicine to improve. Pain.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Try some remedies for joint pain: -ice packs can be used to soothe hot, swollen joints. -heat packs help to relax tense, tired muscles. -splinting of swollen or painful joints may be helpful, a physiotherapist or an occupational therapist (ot) may provide temporary splints for you. -pace yourself: overdoing things can increase your pain, but so can not doing enough. Your physiotherapist can advise you on increasing your activity level at a rate you can cope with and on finding the right balance between rest and activity. -take regular graded exercise: graded exercise starts slowly and increases in small steps. This will help you to strengthen your muscles and joints and increase your fitness. Improving your general fitness and stamina will help you to increase your activity level without increasing your pain. -mobilising, stretching and strengthening: your physiotherapist will assess your muscle strength and the range of movement in your joints, and advise on techniques and exercises so you can keep your joints working as well as possible. Best wishes.
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Hi I am 23 years old. I am suffering from tmj and wide face problem from past 4 yrs. I hv heard that mandibular v line surgery is the treatment for it please suggest me the appropriate treatment to cure both and the cost of mandibular vline surgery and the hospitals for it

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate This is a procedure usually done by maxillo-facial surgeons in india so my advise would be to get in touch with one of them. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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Physiotherapist, Indore
A poor posture like sitting or driving in a hunched position for too long can cause strain the neck muscles.

I have some back pain. It comes daily the time between 4pm to 12pm. Give me a suggestion.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Back pain may be due to strain, sprain, weather change etc. *Avoid bending forward while working on lap top or for any other work. *Don’t sit continuously working on laptop etc. Get up periodically and move around. *Restrict bike driving as far as possible. *Don’t carry laptop or any load on your shoulder. Carrying very light loads equally with both hands is better *Sit straight so that back bone gets proper support. A dining chair is better than a laid back sofa. *You can use mustard oil for massage which is good in winter season for relieving pain. Eucalyptus oil is also good *Soft bed will not give proper support to your back bone. Hard bed with thin mattress and thin pillow is better. *Get yourself tested whether you have spondylitis problem. Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. Take Calc fluor 200--once daily in the morning.
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I am 2years old, and I have always a problem with my back pain due to which I can not do my work properly.

Ayurveda, Ambala
First of all check your posture when you are lifting any material like heavy bucket . And try to lift the heavy bucket without bending your back . you may lift the bucket after bending your knees only. This will definitely help you. * Gentle massage with lukewarm mustard oil of your waist area will also give you relief. * Surya Namaskar is only exercise which you need to do. * In diet vegetable protein of cereal , B complex supplements and half teaspoon of haldi in a cup of milk for seven days will give you enough relief.
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My age is 35 years and my wife's age is 30 yrs. Can we take calcium tablets for strengthening bones. I don't have any problem, but my wife sometimes get pain in leg joints. Please suggest and if we can take please suggest the name of the tablet.

General Physician, Cuttack
If you don't have any problem you don't have to take any calcium supplement. Your wife can have calcium supplements like one tablet of shelcal D daily
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How exercise can help me to recover in cervical pain usually I am getting more pain while while chin down.

MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy)(Orthopaedic Surgery) , DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Muscle weakness around neck causes instability around joint of cervical spine during routine activities. So improving the tone and strength of muscles stabilises these joints and may reduce the pain.
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I am suffering from joint pain in spinal cord and fingers joint. Please suggests.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
do hot fermentation. a check up of vit d and calcium levels. tk physiotherapy treatment for few days
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Dear sir I am Chandra babu I'm not feeling well due to knee pain so please suggest knee treatment thanks do the need full.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Gentle massage over knees with lukewarm herbal pain relieving oils daily for about 15-20 minutes and hot fomentation afterwards will greatly help in subsiding the pain. These procedures would give strength to your knee and reduce the pain and stiffness. Regular oiling the joint will improve the lubrication also. This will greatly help. Although some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking.
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I have pain my left solder around fifteen days. I consult a doctor about my problem they gap me some painkiller medsien. But my problem persists what should I do.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do Take IFT and laser Therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from Physiotherapist Best wishes.
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I have pain under the feet specially under the heel and can't properly walk due to pain. It swells sometimes. I take painkillers and hot water therapy but it comes back again. please help. I have checked my uric acid. It is under 5.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Heel pain is most likely due to plantar fascitis.The treatment mostly is conservative and lifestyle modifications to achieve maximum functionality with minimum pain. Follow these lifestyle changes religiously to get benefit. 1. Reduce body weight as obesity will aggravate the stress on heel. 2. Avoid exercises like running / walking on hard surfaces. Stop such activities when you start developing pain. 3. Roll your feet on bottle of cold water for 20 mins 4 times a day or can apply ice pack. 4. Use shoes with silicone sole inserts. 5. Do calf muscle and heel stretches daily. 6. Avoid prolonged standing or sitting. 7. Use night splint to keep foot flexed at night. Stop using it once pain is relieved. 8. Use analgesics like Ibuprofen for decreasing pain and inflammation. With proper lifestyle changes as above 90 % patients have relief and functionality. Only 10% patients would require surgical intervention like plantar fascia release or gastrocnemius recession. For further queries consult again.
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I am. 21 years old. I am feeling some problem in my spinal cord. How can I relief?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Heat fermentation twice a day and avoid long sitting and lifting heavyweight and toward bending a checkup of vit d and calcium levels. A x-ray for your confirmation to see that bone is safe if it work then ok otherwise tk physiotherapy treatment.
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Please suugest a remedy for sciatica pain. Keeps coming back. No amount of walking is helping.

Kindly do cat and camel stretches(*2 sets-10 counts) for a week and bird dog exercises(2 sets-10 counts) regularly for a week. This will be help full
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Sir/madam I am suffering from neck pain. I am an bank employee but can't do work for long hours. Please tell me the solution.

General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, Kindly follow advises given below 1.Avoid using computers continuously, take rest for 5 min after working for half an hour 2. In pain free interval do neck exercise (kindly learn exercise by registered Trainer) 3. you can use thin pillow while sleeping so that normal posture of neck can be maintained 4.Maintain proper posture of body while watching TV/ studying Kindly go for cervical X ray AP and lateral and review with reports consult Orthopedician for further management
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My mother is suffering from plantar fasciitis and her leg gets really warm during the day time and in the night is it ok if the foot is getting warm.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Just take Sulphur 6C daily in morning and evening for 5 days. It will start reducing. And avoid touching it. Still if you have any query. Please feel free to ask. Take care. :)
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Knee Pain - Causes And Ways To Deal With It!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, M.Ch, FICS(USA)
Orthopedist, Delhi
Knee Pain - Causes And Ways To Deal With It!

The knee joint is made up of several elements including the knee cap, meniscus, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. Damage to any part of the knee can cause chronic pain.

What can cause knee pain:

Fractures: These are caused by the breaking up of the kneecap due to falls or collisions.

ACL Injuries: Caused due to the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (that connects the femur and the shinbone). Especially common in sportspersons such as footballers or basketball players.

Meniscus tears: The meniscus or the rubber-like cartilage (that acts as a shock absorber) can be torn by sudden jerks or excess pressure.

Arthritis: The chief cause of lingering knee pain, arthritis itself can be of a number of types.

  • Osteoarthritis, which is a result of deterioration of cartilages due to wear and tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, an inflammatory chronic disorder
  • Septic Arthritis, causing pain, swelling and redness.
  • Gout caused due to the development of uric acid crystals in the joints

How to deal with it:

  • Exercise: Moderate to intense exercise is prescribed for one and all. This, of course, depends on one's overall health and age. If you are already suffering from joint pain, then you may want to go easy on the exercise with a focus on building muscle strength and foundation. If you are healthy, then some amount of daily exercise as a routine will keep those knees in prime working condition and well lubricated as well. Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle can affect the knees very badly.
  • Dealing with LoadLosing weight is an important factor as carrying around extra pounds and kilograms can be detrimental for your knees in the long run. Your knee is not equipped to handle the excessive weight. It already supports three to five times your weight when you get up and walk around or indulge in some mild jogging. One must be careful of those extra pounds to take the load off the knee and keep it from falling prey to damage.
  • Do not Ignore: Warning signals such as chronic or acute knee pain should not be ignored. Remember to consult a doctor or an orthopaedic specialist to find out if you have contracted an infection or if you may have suffered a fracture due to an injury.

Ligament Injuries

The ligaments around the knee are strong. However, sometimes they can become injured. They may be stretched (sprained), or sometimes torn (ruptured). A ligament rupture can be partial (just some of the fibres that make up the ligament are torn) or complete (the ligament is torn through completely). The majority of knee ligament injuries are sprains and not tears and they tend to settle down quickly.

ACL injury and other ligament injuries can be caused by:

  • Twisting your knee with the foot planted
  • Getting hit on the knee
  • Extending the knee too far
  • Jumping and landing on a flexed knee
  • Stopping suddenly when running
  • Suddenly shifting weight from one leg to the other

These injuries are common in soccer players, football players, basketball players, skiers, gymnasts, and other athletes.


  1. Rest the knee
  2. Ice your knee to reduce pain and swelling
  3. Compress your knee
  4. Elevate your knee on a pillow when you're sitting or lying down
  5. Wear a knee brace to stabilise the knee
  6. Practise stretching and strengthening exercises if they are recommended

For severe collateral ligament tears, you may need surgery to attach the ligament back to the bone if it was pulled away, or to the other part of the ligament if it was torn in the middle.

Meniscus Tear
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your weight across the knee. A torn meniscus can prevent your knee from working right.

A meniscus tear is usually caused by twisting or turning quickly, often with the foot planted while the knee is bent. Meniscus tears can occur when you lift something heavy or play sports. As you get older, your meniscus gets worn. This can make it tear more easily.

Treatment may include:

  1. Rest, ice, wrapping the knee with an elastic bandage, and propping up the leg on pillows
  2. Physical therapy
  3. Surgery to repair the meniscus
  4. Surgery to remove part of the meniscus
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I am 53 year old male and have acute pain on right thigh via lower portion of back since last one and 4 months. Applied various ointments and doing physiotherapy but very little effect. If don't do exercise acute pain starts. What is the remedy?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
From your symptoms it looks like you have sciatica pain. To manage sciatica pain, you may find that certain positions and activities are more comfortable than others. The proper exercises from a physiotherapist will help reduce sciatic pain. The exercises recommended will depend on what's causing the sciatica. It's important to work with a specialist who has experience working with people with sciatica. It's also important to do the exercises exactly as directed. Here are some home treatments for sciatica which you can follow: -do not bend, lift, or sit in a soft, low chair; the pain will get worse. -try a cold pack to see if it helps the pain. If you don't have a cold pack, use a large bag of frozen vegetables; it makes a good first aid cold pack. -after the cold massages, try alternating with heat from hot bag. -you may feel better lying on your back on a firm surface with a pillow under knees. Another option is lying on side with a pillow between the knees to keep the back straight. Also, a recliner chair is helpful. -do activities one is able to tolerate. Best wishe.
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What are the symptoms of gout and how can it expand. What are the age group have this.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Symptoms of gout include: 1. Warmth, pain, swelling, and extreme tenderness in a joint, usually a big toe joint . This symptom is called podagra. ... 2. Very red or purplish skin around the affected joint. ... 3. Limited movement in the affected joint. 4. Peeling and itching of the skin around the affected joint as the gout gets better. For proper management, please consult.
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I am 33 year old. I normally go for jog in morning for about 5 km and I have successfully reduce my weight to 22 kg last month one day when I was running for 100 m. Fast race I have pain in my shin I am feeling this pain when ever I am walking even.

Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi * stop running completely or decrease your training. *Apply ice to reduce inflammation. *Gently stretch your Achilles and your calves. *Consider cross-training for a while Swim, run in the pool or ride a bike. *When you return to running, increase your mileage slowly, no more than 10 percent weekly. *Make sure you wear the correct running shoes Do reply for detailed treatment plan. Best wishes.
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My x-ray report says, mildly narrowed space between c4 and c5 And mild retrolisthesis found l5 over s1 of 2 mm. Is this normal? I have pain in upper back and in left leg. What should I do?

Fellowship In Arthroplasty and Arthroscopy, MS Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Its not normal and also it doesn't need any intervention as of now but you have to keep and eye on it for its further progression if the listesis increses over next 3-6 months then it needs to be addressed.
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