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Dr. K.M. Ganapathy

Orthopedist, Chennai

Dr. K.M. Ganapathy Orthopedist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. K.M. Ganapathy is a trusted Orthopedist in R A Puram, Chennai. He is currently practising at Nova Ivi Fertility in R A Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. K.M. Ganapathy on Lybrate.com.

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My MRI report says L4-L5 and L5-S1 disc shows diffuse bulge causing indentation on thecal sac which was expected and the doctors told it's not a major cause of worry. But the report showed B/I facet joint arthropathy at L5-S1. I'm 24 years old. Is it a cause of worry?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My MRI report says L4-L5 and L5-S1 disc shows diffuse bulge causing indentation on thecal sac which was expected and ...
Do take ift and vacuum therapy physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist apply hot water fomentation thrice a day for 10 days regularly do revert for further assistance best wishes.
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Treating Back Pain With Acupuncture

MD - Acupuncture, Ph.D Advance Course in Acupunctre
Acupuncturist, Chennai
Treating Back Pain With Acupuncture

Almost 8 out of 10 individuals have low back pain eventually in life. It is one of the top reasons people look for medical treatment. It is likewise the number one reported reason for acupuncture therapy.

Acupuncture started in China over 2,500 years back. It includes inserting slim needles at specific points on the body. As per traditional Chinese practices, the body has more than 2,000 of these points. They are associated by pathways or meridians, which make a stream of energy called Qi (pronounced "chee").

The impacts originate from the centre of our nervous system. Release of chemicals into the muscles, spinal rope, and cerebrum is then triggered.

The process:

  1. To begin with, your acupuncturist will get some information about your medical history. This will help him in exploring the various trouble giving points as avoiding those that may lead to an aggravation of the problem. Also, with this information, the acupuncturist will also be able to arrive at the exact treatment that will suit your body and system, as well as the symptoms that you may be experiencing.
  2. He or she will then examine your tongue's shape, shading, and covering, feel your heartbeat, and perhaps play out some extra physical examinations depending upon your health. This helps in understanding the various patterns related to sleep, exercise, diet and digestion. In keeping with these findings, the acupuncturist will then home in on the exact points that require treatment.
  3. Keeping the aforementioned in mind, he/she will then appoint the appropriate treatment plan to address your specific condition.
  4. To start the needle therapy treatment, you lay easily on a treatment table while exact acupoints are determined on different points of your back.
  5. Lastly, the fine needles are then tenderly set. The needles are usually sterilised and new before they are inserted.

Benefits for back pain:

  1. It enhances the body's self-healing process by stimulating the acupuncture points.
  2. Releases your body from chronic pain and specifically helps the lumbar region in better balance so that back pain is avoided.
  3. This method warms the body and creates a more congenial environment for pain free good health.
  4. Protects it against pathogens.
  5. Contains natural liquids. Changes those liquids into other usable types of energy for the body.
  6. Strengthens the immune system.
  7. Improves sleep.
  8. Improves the digestive framework.
  9. Gives you a sense of well-being

Apart from infrequent throbbing and soreness at the acupoints, there are no such side effects if you visit an established acupuncturist. If practiced by an experienced acupuncturist, the technique is highly effective and beneficial. Additionally, acupuncture is the safest therapy for back pain.

Individuals suffering from continuous back pain have observed needle therapy to be useful. Numerous Pain Clinics now utilize needle therapy as a standard treatment.

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I am 64 years old and have been having severe shoulder pain and been on combiflan and rock90 for about 2 months. Now my mri reveals: acromioclavicular joint arthrosis with minimal indentation over supraspinatus tendon. Superior labral tear with extension into biceps labral complex. Small tear in anterior labrium. Supraspinatus and subscapularis tendionsis. Bicep tendionosis with vertical split and subluxation. Minimal joint effusion. Subdeltoid-subacromion bursitis. I have been advised arthoscopic surgery. Can anyone pleas advise me how to avoid this surgery?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Can you please send me your doctor's detailed prescription and also the mri report so that I can see what surgery has been advised to you? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 25 years old & have cervical from last 2 months what should I do? Please advise.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
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 use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. 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.
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I am Gaurav, my age is 16 years and I am facing very sharp pain in my backbone suddenly. Wht should I do?

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma In Orthopedics , Gold Medalist - MS Orthopedics, Super Specialisation - Mch Orthopedics, FELLOWSHIP- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Orthopedist, Kolhapur
I am Gaurav, my age is 16 years and I am facing very sharp pain in my backbone suddenly. Wht should I do?
Hi Hope this message finds you in good health. I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. I generally see many cases like this at my clinic. I give them rest, analgesics,anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the symptoms reduce to some extent. Then I get an xray and if necessary an mri done to find out the exact reason. In your case, there are 3 possibilities- POSSIBILITY 1. SOFT TISSUE INFLAMMATION- there may be no bony involvement, only the soft tissues around the region might be inflammed that may be causing the pain POSSIBILITY 2. NEUROPATHY- there may be a partial or complete inflammation of the nerves in that region that may be the root cause of such kind of pain. POSSIBILITY 3. DISC PROLAPSE-there may be a compressed a nerve in the spine somewhere that might be causing radiating pain in those regions. Possibility of a disc prolapse should be kept in mind. I suggest you get an Xray as well as an MRI done to find out the exact cause. Physiotherapy, analgesics,anti-inflammatory drugs should help till then. Do get back to me after your reports are ready. But I assure one thing, even if it is either of the above 3 possibilities, all have a good prognosis and you should eventually get back to normal in coming few days. Nothing to worry about. Thanks, Take care, God bless.
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I am 42 years of age I have little swelling above ankle, what are the reasons for this ?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. There are actually multiple reasons for swelling to happen in lower limbs, it could be due to any injury, underlying deranged lft, kft etc, cardiac causes, hypothyroidism, inflammatiom or infection etc. My advice to you will be to get some blood tests done and send reports across to me: cbc, esr, crp, lft, kft, thyroid profile. Also kindly tell me whether there are any other symptoms like redness in skin, warm to touch etc? do you take medications for anything or have previously taken? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Hi I am a 37 years old male and have backache neck pain for last 1 week. What should I do.

BHMS
General Physician,
There are too many causes of back/neck pain but the majority of episodes of back/neck pain are due to a muscular strain, join me in private chat we can treat it.
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I am 20 Year old. I am suffering from backache in my left part. The pain is unbearable. I do little beat vomiting. The stomach and back both are paining.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 20 Year old. I am suffering from backache in my left part. The pain is unbearable. I do little beat vomiting. Th...
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.
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I usually have leg pain / discomfort in legs / tiredness in legs at night, what is the reason and what is the solution.

MD
General Physician, Delhi
Take neurobion forte one tablet daily. Sock your leg in luke warm water with salt in it. Check your vitamin d and calcium level.
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I' m 32 years old and suffering from neck, shoulder right hand tingling and weakness burning sensation in nerves radiate till fingers, sometimes my left facial muscle below eyes also stops sensation for few minutes I wake up in the morning. These problem is very severe when I slept at night. I feel all the time tired, and sleepy. Due to neck and shoulder stiffness I have severe headaches. I used ice pack to get relief but those are temporary. How can I get rid of all these problem and live healthy as it effect my daily routine activities. I forget to tell that i" m having 7 month baby also. Please help me as i' m very tired to handle these problems.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am dr akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Since you have neck pain, limb pain and also facial pain with headache, I would advise to meet up with a neurophysician and get a consultation done. Once you have that done, then maybe you can come back to me and we will discuss further. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards dr akshay kumar saxena consultant orthopaedics fortis hospital, new delhi
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Hello sir, I am remo sharma. I suffering from knee pain about 2 month before . Please tell me a treatment.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello sir,
I am remo sharma. I suffering from knee pain about 2 month before . Please tell me a treatment.
tk calcium supplements do quadriceps exercise and hot fermentation. put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 second then release repeat 10 time
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I am suffering from severe knee pain fornthe last two days. I have applied many ointments on the knee but there is no relief. Also I exhibit head ache.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am suffering from severe knee pain fornthe last two days. I have applied many ointments on the knee but there is no...
Applying cold compresses to the painful knee is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce pain and swelling. The cold will constrict the blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the affected area and thus reducing swelling. It will also give you relief from the pain. 1.Wrap a handful of ice cubes in a thin towel. 2.Apply the compress to the affected knee area for 10 to 20 minutes. 3.Do this two or three time daily until your pain is gone. Take Mag phos 6x – 4 tabs twice daily for next 10 days.
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I have spin problem at middle region and left side hip pain while walking I feel senseless in left leg and left hand. No proper digestion .please advice thanks and regards

MPTh/MPT, MSC CVR, MANUAL THERAPIST
Physiotherapist,
You have spinal compression/neuropathy as per your symptoms given. Kindly check your blood sugar levels and visit nearest Physiotherapist. Correct your posture. If you reside near Navi Mumbai, you may visit our center 9820011774
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I have some cracking sound from my knee, leg below knee shakes when I stretch my leg, i'm 21 years old, and I haven't met any accidents yet. Sir there is no pain for me but they sound disturbs me a lot. Can you suggest me any exercise through which I can reduce the sound.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist,
I have some cracking sound from my knee, leg below knee shakes when I stretch my leg, i'm 21 years old, and I haven't...
do situps regularly. move your leg up and down with some weight at ankle by sitting on a high chair 50 times daily. surely you may get relief
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I have strain in my right thumb of my hand. After a long treatment it has still not recovered. X ray shows slight gap at joint. It pains me a lot. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have strain in my right thumb of my hand. After a long treatment it has still not recovered. X ray shows slight gap...
It looks as your injury is more than three months old, if it is so, then you should do wax bath & ultra sonic under physiotherapist's guidance.
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I have severe pain in my right shoulder from last 3 days. what should I do?

Masters in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist,
I have severe pain in my right shoulder from last 3 days. what should I do?
Mention your job profile? did you do a jerky movement with your right shoulder? apply a pain relieving ointment: volini /dynapar gel. Followed by a hot water fomentation. This procedure should be done twice a day. Also, avoid sleeping on the right shoulder. Consult a physiotherapist if the pain doesn't subside with this protocol.
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I feel pain on my back after playing football what should I do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist,
I feel pain on my back after playing football what should I do?
Hi Thanks for your query and welcome to Lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from Fortis hospital, New Delhi. You are very young to actually have persistent back pains. If you have localized back pain with no other symptoms like radiating leg pain, neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness, paresthesias etc, then you can start with following recommendations for initial period of 2-3 weeks: - To maintain proper posture of your back while working and sleeping - If pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication like tab etoshine or paracetamol or one which suits you - Physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - Adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - Ice packs can applied if your pain is acute, then hot fomentation can be done at home - Analgesic spray for local application can be used and is easily available. - Avoid lifting heavyweight/ acute forward bending in mornings etc We will observe you for next 2-3 weeks how you respond to this conservative management protocol. If you are not feeling better, then we will have to get some investigations like, dynamic x rays of lower back and few blood tests for evaluation. 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. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena Consultant Orthopaedics Fortis Hospital, New Delhi
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I am 26 year old, I have back pain from last 7 month, what should I do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
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. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos any way take caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days x 5days do back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. 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.
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Sir my right leg pain so what I do. please tell me treatment. And suggested. please replay answer my doubt.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir my right leg pain so what I do. please tell me treatment. And suggested. please replay answer my doubt.
Keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises hamstring stretching.
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