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Dr. Hema

Rheumatologist, Chennai

350 at clinic
Dr. Hema Rheumatologist, Chennai
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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. Hema is a trusted Rheumatologist in Triplicane, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Sakthi hospital in Triplicane, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Hema on Lybrate.com.

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I have pain in my right knee when I climbe stairs. Kindly suggest some remedy.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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You are having osteoarthritis of the knee 1. Apply acecelofenac gel and then give hot water formentation 2. Try to reduce weight 3. Reduce weight bearing activities For further queries REPLY I can help you and consult privately to have a detailed discussion to solve your problem

I am 38 years old and have insomnia problem, how to remove this problem ?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist
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Insomnia can be a problem due to many reasons, including poor sleep hygiene, addictions, work and other stress, medications, respiratory problems and other disorders. It requires a detailed history, need to address aggravating factors and modification of sleep habits. It may also required medications in a certain number of cases and you need to see a neurologist for the same.
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Sir, My Mother is of 45 year's old. And she often says that she has a pain on her knees. She can not walk for a longer time. If she sits for a longer time than she could not stand immediately. Sir please give a proper solution to it. As now I am an employe. So from my 1st salary I want to do something good to my parents. Of which they would be proud of.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, M.S. Ortho, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist
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Sir,
My Mother is of 45 year's old.
And she often says that she has a pain on her knees.
She can not walk for a longe...
She is probably having arthritis of knee. If problem is severe, then get her standing xrays of knee done. Avoid sitting cross legged, avoid squatting position, avoid climbing stairs.

I have knee pain for 3 months.What should i do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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I have knee pain for 3 months.What should i do?
Your daily habits or age may be the root of your knee problems. Some common home care techniques for knee pain that control inflammation and help to break the inflammatory cycle are protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation, glucosamine supplement has also may help, I can prescribe a detailed treatment plan. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

Homeopathy for Osteoarthritis: Why is it a Good Option?

MD - Homeopathy, Masters Degree of Homoeopathy
Homeopath
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Osteoarthritis (oa) is a degenerative disease that affects the various bone joints, leading to painful movement and thereby limiting the patient's mobility. Knees, hips, joints of hands and legs are affected.

Symptoms of oa

The symptoms revolve around the bones and joints including:

Pain and stiffness of the joints
Swelling of the joints
Inability to form a clench
Difficulty holding things
Stooped posture
Weakness of legs and hands
Reduced height over time

Treatment options in allopathy are limited to nonsteroidal analgesics to control pain and in severe cases, surgical correction, in case of oa. However, homeopathy takes into account the triggering symptoms, the associated symptoms, and the status of the immune system before deciding on a treatment regimen.

With this holistic approach, homeopathy achieve the following:

Reduce the pain, swelling and stiffness
Slows the pace of further degeneration
Improves mobility of the affected joint (s)
Improves the body's overall immune system, thereby allow the body to promote healing on its own
Homeopathic intervention in the early phases is particularly helpful, as it will arrest disease progression
It also enable better absorption of minerals and nutrients essential for bone health. This allows healing of existing bone fractures and avoids further bone damage by strengthening the bones
Homeopathic treatment also enables the body's chemical state to withstand stress and illnesses better
It vitalizes the body's natural healing and ability to repair itself, to create a better state of health and well-being

Some of the popular homeopathic medications based on areas and associated symptoms are listed below:

Knee joints:

Bryonia alba: pain worsened with movement, relieved with rest; associated with swelling and stiffness of the joints; difficulty in climbing stairs.
Calcarea carbonica: swelling and pain that is worsened when getting up from a seated position. The joints feel cold and painful.
Sulphur: worse with climbing stairs, prolonged standing, feeling of warmth in the knees.

Hip joints:

Colcynthis: cramping pain improved by pressure.
Rhus toxicodendron: pain when getting up from a seated position.
Pulsatilla nigricans: associated with muscle stiffness and cramping.

Finger joints:

Antimonium crudum: the pain pain gets worse in cold weather, improved by applying something warm)
Benzoic acid: there is an associated crackling sound when the fingers are moved or if there are nodes in the area of joints. The urine is highly offensive in these people.
Calcara fluorica: there are stony hard nodes formed in the joint area, greatly reducing the mobility.

These medications are safe, completely natural, do not induce habit formation, and are approved by fda. They don't just treat the symptoms but help manage the patient as a whole. This justifies why homeopathy is definitely a good option in treating osteoarthritis.
Homeopathy for Osteoarthritis: Why is it a Good Option?
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I have Knee Osteoarthritis and have been doing physiotherapy exercises and am also on pain relief medication when I get pain. I walk daily about a kilometer in about 16- 18 minutes in both morning and evening. I have been advised to undergo for total knee replacement surgery which I am prolonging by physiotherapy and pain relief medication since last two years. I was, diagnosed of OA about six years earlier. I would like to know if there is a cure for OA without operation. My age is 73, male with 70 kg weight and 5 ft 8" height. As per my frame I should weigh about 65- 70 kg. Apart form OA I do not have any disease like High BP or Diabetes etc. I am assuming that the advice is free and non binding to me.

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A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones (cartilage) occurs gradually and worsens over time. Joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees or hips is the most common symptom. Osteoarthritis Treatment: Homeopathy helps to slow down the process of joint pain (osteoarthritis) & also gives a long term relief in pain without side effects.

I am 39 years female I am suffering with arthritis since 3 years I am taking saaz 500 mg. I got relief ,but now I am suffering again please suggest some suitable way. Thanks a lot.

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I am 39 years female I am suffering with arthritis since 3 years I am taking saaz 500 mg. I got relief ,but now I am ...
Hi, Take tab. Shallaki 400 mg 1-2 tabs 3 times a day depending on the severity of the pain. Take Balarista 2tsf 3 times a day, mixed with equal quantity of water and Maharasnadi Khadha 2 tsf 3 times a day, mixed with equal quantity of water. Apply Rumalaya liniment to the affected joints and massage in circular motion for 10-15 mins and then take hot water fomentation. Avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet pumpkin, peas, channa, recently harvested rice, jackfruit, etc. Which aggrevate the pain. You can even undergo physio- therapy for 10-15 days.
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Hello doc. i am a 30 years old women. I would like to know about my health as had gone section from my first baby just 5 months back. M getting lot of pain on my back nearly lumbar and knees too. M in lot of depression.. please suggest me in order get rid of all these.i am working women. Really difficult to carry on my daily routine..

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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i am  a 30 years old women. I would like to know about my health as had gone section from my first baby ju...
I understand your feelings. No need to frustrate. Pl tell me if it was lumbar anaesthesia during section? For other pains including lumbar if you have uric acid, ESR, RA , X-ray reports etc - to assess cause. For the time being pl take pure turmeric in warm milk or water. Have light massage by Ayurvedic vatnashak oil e.g. Mahavishgarbh oil by warming it. Pl report in a week with reports for further management. Be stress free by little practice of Pranayam and Meditation.
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I am 34 years old and I have problem in my knees while stairs up or down if the steps are high then normal then its more painful and my back also strain when wakeup in the morning Pls help me with proper solution.

MD - Anaesthesiology
Anesthesiologist
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I am 34 years old and I have problem in my knees while stairs up or down if the steps are high then normal then its m...
Mr. Md musheer you have not mentioned your height and weight. I think your weight must b more for your height. So you need to reduce your weight. For that you need to join a gym. Nd stop eating oily fried foods, sweets, colddrinks and alcohol. Avoid use of steps as far as possible.
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Hi sir/madam. I am 24 years female. I have gained weight suddenly over 8 kgs n I haven't had periods for 2 months n feeling insomnia. I have more hairfall n pimples on my face after I gained weight. Can you suggest me what to do to overcome all those. Pls sir/maam.

MD - Dermatology, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist
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Hi sir/madam. I am 24 years female. I have gained weight suddenly over 8 kgs n I haven't had periods for 2 months n f...
Hello as per information, provided by you, it seems that you are suffering from hormonal issue like insulin resistance or polycystic ovarian syndrome etc better is to get yourself investigated first. This ll help in confirming diagnosis and decide treatment accordingly. So. Consult dermatologist in person to further work up.
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I am 62 years. Knee joint pain has started. What is the cause and remedy.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist
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Cause is osteoarthritis and remedy is exercises and glucosamine tablet. Thanks and regards Dr. Ritesh kharnal

I am 31 year old and I have a problem in my knees.Please advise.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist
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This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. 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 bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do knee exercises. It may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Contact me again, if needed.

What are the precautions & exercises which can declog coronary arteries.

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist
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Exercise , diet restriction and drug can reduce the new fat deposition inside the wall of coronary arteries.

My mother aged 78 under went ca breast (t3 n1 mo) undergone masectomy 10 years before and doing well. She is having left knee pain more than right knee pain. Kindly suggest remedy only with external application and if necessary any exercise for her.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
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Kindly show me a photograph & digital x rays of affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. 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. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days. Bio d3 max 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general 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.

I am 24 year girl and suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Please suggest me the foods which are good for me and which are not.

MD MEDICINE
Rheumatologist
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Food does not cause any disease. But you can make your own food dairy about the food which is causing recurrent problem to you. There are many myths about various foods. Which is not realistic. So eat whatever suits you.
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My left knee is paining for seven days. What can I do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist
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My left knee is paining for seven days. What can I do?
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful do hot fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.

I am 29 years old I was getting pain in my knee joint during the early morning jacking is it normal to all people or any problem in me and How can I overcome it.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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I am 29 years old I was getting pain in my knee joint during the early morning jacking is it normal to all people or ...
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.
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3 days before I go to jogging suddenly my left Knee getting pain. What should I do?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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3 days before I go to jogging suddenly my left Knee getting pain. What should I do?
Do apply ice fomentation thrice a day for 5 days regularly Do revert for further assistance Best Wishes

I have leg pains from 3 days.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist
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Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 1tab od x10 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.

I have meet with an accident and my knee is paining while folding and walking. What to do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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I have meet with an accident and my knee is paining while folding and walking. What to do?
Hi you can start physiotherapy treatment to strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. Meanwhile apply cold pack for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. Do reply for private consultation and detailed treatment plan wishing you a good health.
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