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Dr. Govindaraj A B

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, FRCS

Orthopedist, Chennai

37 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Govindaraj A B MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, FRCS Orthopedist, Chennai
37 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Govindaraj A B is a trusted Orthopedist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. He has over 37 years of experience as a Orthopedist. He is a MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, FRCS. He is currently practising at The Guest Hospital in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Govindaraj A B on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, - 1979
MS - Orthopaedics - Government General Hospital, Chennai, - 1982
FRCS - Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, - 1987
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Indian Orthopaedic Association
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Indo-German Orthopedic Association
General Medical Council
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I am feeling burning sensation in my feet while sleeping at night. Please advise.

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I am feeling burning sensation in my feet while sleeping at night. Please advise.
Hi change your sleeping position. Keep pillow under knee while sleeping on your back. And keep pillow between knee while sleeping in sidelying position.

I am suffering from left hand pain when I wake up daily. What should I do?

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If the pain is localised, then first emerge hand in hot water for 5 to 10 mins. Then take small towel roll in hand and press it. Hold for 10 sec. Repeat for 10 reps. Do this for 1 week. If it still pains plz consult some good physiotherapist. Thank you.
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I am 20 yrs old and I have knee injury. And have knee pain even during walking after treatment. What should I do ?

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I am 20 yrs old and I have knee injury. And have knee pain even during walking after treatment. What should I do ?
Identify the mid point between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. Give pressure the dipping point on the portion between the thumb and the index finger on the back of the palm. Press and release for 15 times where the pain is more. This will solve the problem. Further do some wrist rotation exercise.

I have a desk job and I work as a computer operator in a computer centre. I generally feels back pain when I stand up suddenly.

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I have a desk job and I work as a computer operator in a computer centre. I generally feels back pain when I stand up...
Due to long sitting firstly tk break between work. Use a soft pillow for back support. Hear fermentation with rest time. Do spine stretching exercise. If it work then ok other wise tk physiotherapy treatment for few days.
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I am feeling body pain, Mostly in my legs, please prefer me which medicine should I take.

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I am feeling body pain, Mostly in my legs, please prefer me which medicine should I take.
Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.

I have the pain in my right shoulder. It started when I tried to lift the weight with right hand 1 week ago. Pain is fading away but I can't get complete relief from this. It pains when I move the right arm very fast. please help me out.

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I have the pain in my right shoulder. It started when I tried to lift the weight with right hand 1 week ago. Pain is ...
Homoeopathic treatment- rhus tox 30 *4 pills 3 times calc fluor 6x 4 pill 3 times for 8 days and inform. Need to do course of 2-3 months.
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I am suffering from my back pain.

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Avoid bending, lifting heavy wts, long sitting. At home take a hot fermentation. And do some back exercise fr that consult a physiotherapist.

I have pain my left hand since last night. So I am scope my hand please help me. Thanks you.

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I have pain my left hand since last night. So I am scope my hand please help me. Thanks you.
Hi, take homoeopathic medicines - arnica 200 and rhus tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply schwabe's topi-arnica and topi mp gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. And wrap crepe bandage over it. Get back to me thereafter.

I got little bump near my knee. After a workout. And its painless. I think there is liquid inside. What should I do now.

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I got little bump near my knee. After a workout. And its painless. I think there is liquid inside. What should I do now.
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. 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.

I have back pain, some times it is very painful, please give me advise solve this problem.

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I have back pain, some times it is very painful, please give me advise solve this problem.
Avoid prolonged sitting do regular exercises of back take vitamin d supplement try this for 2 weeks, if no relief than get mri of lumbar spine and send the images across.

I am 74 years old male having knee pain in both the legs and also badminton ball in the joints of hands. Advise the remedy.

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I am 74 years old male having knee pain in both the legs and also badminton ball in the joints of hands. Advise the r...
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.

My right side neck, arm and hand are paining. Due to pain I can't sleep at night. Kindly help me. Is any exercise?

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My right side neck, arm and hand are paining. Due to pain I can't sleep at night. Kindly help me. Is any exercise?
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. If there is pain in whole upper limb with any other associated symptoms like numbness, paresthesias etc, then there can be a possible impingement of a nerve. You are advised to start with gentle anti inflammatory medications, physical therapy, if radiating pain is severe, then medications for neuropathic pain etc can be started and normally your symptoms should settle in next 5-7 days, if they do not subside, then a detailed neurological examination and appropriate investigations need to be done. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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My grandma is 70 year old lady and she is having knee pain from past 10 years and we consulted many doctors but nothing happens what to do?

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My grandma is 70 year old lady and she is having knee pain from past 10 years and we consulted many doctors but nothi...
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. 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.

OSTEOARTHRITIS

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OSTEOARTHRITIS
Degenerative joint disease, osteoarthrosis, and osteoarthritis are all the same disease characterized by the joint cartilage breakdown causing painful and stiff joints. Literally translated as inflammation of the joints, osteoarthritis is part of the family of diseases known as arthritis which refers to 100 various diseases. Osteoarthritis commonly causes disability. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are effective treatment options.
Osteoarthritis often only strikes one joint, usually a joint that bear a lot of stress such as the hip, back, knee, or hand joints. Symptoms include pain, painful use of the joint, painful periods after the joint has been used, joint discomfort during significant changes in the weather, swelling in a joint, stiffness of the joint, bony lumps in the hand and finger joints, a decreased amount of joint flexibility.

The cartilage between joints is supposed to be smooth to allow joints to easily slide over it while in use. Over time some people lose this smoothness of the cartilage and there is a rough, sandpaper like appearance to the joints. This means that the joints can no longer slide gently over the cartilage. This is osteoarthritis. The cause is time and age and the eventual wearing down of the joint’s cartilage, but it is not necessarily easy to indicate who will suffer from osteoarthritis and who won’t. Joint stress, injury, and heredity tend to play a role in these factors, but it is not an absolute.

CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS are -

Joint Pain aggravated by use and relieved by rest.
Night Pains.Stiffness of the Joints.Swelling of the Joints.
Tenderness of the Joints.Limited Movement of the Joints.
Wasting of Muscles around the Joints.
Movements of the Joints make crepitus.
There is Deformity of the Joint.
Risk factors for osteoarthritis include gender, as osteoarthritis strikes more females than male, age, as osteoarthritis is typically found in people over 45 years of age, joint injuries especially those related to sports, obesity, diseases that cause malformations or disfigurement of the bone structure, weakened quadriceps, and other forms of arthritis

Factors Leading To Arthritis are -

Overweight.
Lack of Exercises.Excessively rich diet and fatty substance and overeating.
Modern Life (Sitting in chairs and working too long).
Mental Factors like TENSIONS, SUPRESSIONS OF EMOTIONS, FEAR, HYPERSENSITIVITY.
Physical examinations can often determine the presence of osteoarthritis. In some cases a physician may take a list of physical complaints, a physical examination, blood tests which rule out other varieties of arthritis, X-rays, MRI, and other various imaging techniques to determine the presence of osteoarthritis. Imaging can reveal the cartilage loss and the development of boney growth which is indicative of osteoarthritis.
The greatest complication related to osteoarthritis is pain, as often the pain can be so detrimental that it is crippling and prevents mobility or the use of the joint. It is not uncommon for a patient to experience acute and intense pain for the first year of living with osteoarthritis only to have it diminish to reasonable levels. Pain medications are often more intense for the first year of living with osteoarthritis but can cause complications of their own if used for too long. Thus, pain medications are only used when absolutely necessary.

There is no actual cure for osteoarthritis, although there are treatment options available. When the pain is intolerable for more than a year, most physicians recommend replacing the joint. Joint replacement technology has improved dramatically over the past few years and most joint replacements have been done with wonderful success. Other pain relieving options include topical pain relievers, some of which are prescription strength, NSAIDS to help with both the pain and the inflammation, as well as other over the counter pain relievers. Corticosteroid injections can often relieve joint pain for a reasonable amount of time, but are not typically used as a regular therapy for more than a period of one or two years. Low dose antidepressants have been proven to relieve pain without the side effects of narcotics. These medications are prescribed in doses low enough to prevent the effects of antidepressants while still providing pain relief. There are some anticonvulsants that will provide the same type of pain relief even if the patient has no signs of depression or seizures.

YOGIC APPROACH for ARTHRITIS -

Asana – VAJARASANA, PADMASANA, AKARNA DHANURASANA, MARJARASANA.
Hatha Yoga Kriyas – PURNA and LAGHU SHANKHAPRAKSHALANA, KUNJAL and NETI.
Pranayamas – NADISHODHAN and BHASTRIKA.
Meditation – Releases mental and emotional tensions, reduces arthritic rigidity.
DIET –

Cooked light grains and cereals.
Boiled pulses.Boiled and baked vegetables.
Green Salads (TOMATO, BEET, CARROTS).
Fresh Fruits.Reduce intake milk and dairy products
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My knee aches when I climb up the stairs. I used to be a drummer but my bavk started having problem because of too much sitting posture do I had to take a break . But what's this .

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My knee aches when I climb up the stairs. I used to be a drummer but my bavk started having problem because of too mu...
Physiotherapy treatment best option for you after relief do back stretching exercise and quadriceps exercise. Tk break between long sitting.

She is suffering from full body pain & swelling in her hand & lags she is felling very weak & nervous.

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She is suffering from full body pain & swelling in her hand & lags she is felling very weak & nervous.
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Calc flour 200x + Nat phos200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.

Yesterday morning when I wake up the pain started in my right leg besides knee joint. what to do.?

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Yesterday morning when I wake up the pain started in my right leg besides knee joint. what to do.?
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Actually pain at calf/leg region can be due to many reasons, commonly it is muscular in nature but it can also be due to tendons, nerves, blood vessels etc. My advise to you for initial 2-3 weeks will be: - ice packs application intensively with elevation of your limbs at night - take a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as per your body's suitability - stop your physical activity till pain completely subsides - intensive physical therapy, training and proper muscle conditioning once pain has subsided - slow resumption of physical activities with proper pre activity warm up and stretching of muscles and short increments in duration of physical activity each day as per pain tolerance. - we will get some blood tests for you - serum vitamin d and serum potassium levels, esr and crp once you have all these reports then you can contact me as I can advise you for proper supplementation do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.

I am 24 years old. I have a problem of neck pain and hair fall. What should I do?

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I am 24 years old. I have a problem of neck pain and hair fall. What should I do?
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash

I have recently started going to gym. My right shoulder pains internally whenever I do exercise. I though that it will be for few days but this pain still continues and this is my 3rd month of gym.

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I have recently started going to gym. My right shoulder pains internally whenever I do exercise. I though that it wil...
Do better don't continue the exercise unless to rule out any internal muscle strain or of pathological reasons do take ust and laser therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.

I have L5-S1 disc extrusion condition from a year resulting in severe pain in the right leg. Is surgery the only solution?

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I have L5-S1 disc extrusion condition from a year resulting in severe pain in the right leg. Is surgery the only solu...
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall.
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