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Dr. Karthik

Orthopedist, Chennai

Dr. Karthik Orthopedist, Chennai
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Dr. Karthik is an experienced Orthopedist in Perambur, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Sri Balaji Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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I am 26 yrs old female, have leg pain from knee to heel for last 1 month. What should I do?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
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. Swing 20 times morning and evenings. Go for a regular walk. Also control your weight properly to bring down the pain identify the points on either side between the ankle bone and tendons. Give acupressure with a blunt edge of a pen on both sides 20 times at a time after getting from bed. Rotate the feet 10 times clockwise and anticlockwise. Pl check whether you are having correct body weight. Otherwise reduce overweight. Report to me progress after 5 days for further advice.
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My right knee ligament is broken its need acl operation. What is needed in this surgery.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
My right knee ligament is broken its need acl operation. What is needed in this surgery.
Acl tear has to be surgically repaired. Now a days we are doing it with arthroscope. It is a safe procedure, usually done under spinal anesthesia. Patient is made ambulant within 2-3 days. We have good centers in delhi where it is being routinely done with uniformly good results.
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I am 19 year old and I feel pain in arm and leg joint. I visit many doctors but it did not work. Can you suggest me something.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 19 year old and I feel pain in arm and leg joint. I visit many doctors but it did not work. Can you suggest me s...
Keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises- quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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Sir/madam i am 27 years old suffering from reactive arthritis from 6 months. I did my blood test as per advised by doctor all tests are normal except HLAB27. I have pain and swelling in my left ankle and right knee. Right knee joint margin also effected. Is this arthritis curable or not. I m taking medicine regularly. Tab. Is saaz 500mg b.D. Please give me answer ?

Fellowship in Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Hyderabad
If it is lasting for more than 6 months.Your arthritis naming has to be reevaluated.However the swelling in your knee has to be dealt with.If its long lasting. It indicates inflammation that may lead to damage at such a young age.Early diagnosis and aggressive management is the key.As time inflammation = damage.Prevent damage at any cost.If possible do consult me
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Sir my knee is touching when I stand up and stay at same position. Which exercise I do make distance between my knee. Please tell.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir my knee is touching when I stand up and stay at same position. Which exercise I do make distance between my knee....
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 contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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I am 28 years old male. I am having deep vein thrombosis with arthritis. I get genital ulcers with swelling of legs and dark sessions over legs even small pustules with puss. Is it curable and I got diabetic recently with no family history of diabetes, is it due to the use of wysolone?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
I am 28 years old male. I am having deep vein thrombosis with arthritis. I get genital ulcers with swelling of legs a...
Dear, I sympathize with you for your condition, being a diabetic you can develop multiple abscess all over, more so when you are on wysolone as it brings down the immunity status to a much lower degree, in fact being a diabetic you have a low immunity and adding wysolone will have further compounding effect. I am not sure why you developed dvt, it may be due to your sedentary habits due to your arthritis issue could be one and the main reason, however you have conflicting problems where you need to consult an able physician right away where your wysolone has to be stopped right away and you need an alternate medicine for arthritis, and you should be on long acting anticoagulants for your dvt.
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I am suffering right hand shoulder pain for 3 months I take medicine but I am not cure the shoulder pain heavily please help me.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me x rays of your shoulder. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Do hot fomentation any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. Do neck & shoulder exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am suffering with knee pain. When I fold it for two minutes and stretch it I am feeling sever pain after walking like that for few steps it gets normal. Please give some suggestions to get rid of the pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGD IN NATURO & YOGA SCIENCE
Ayurveda, Katni
I am suffering with knee pain. When I fold it for two minutes and stretch it I am feeling sever pain after walking li...
It may be slight ligament injury. Oil massage in the morning after that washing with warm water may be beneficial. If problem persist you can consult to me further.
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My legs are painful anytime if I am running, sitting, walking please suggest me for gaining good health to my legs.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My legs are painful anytime if I am running, sitting, walking
please suggest me for gaining good health to my legs.
For leg pain, please follow the below advise: keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises- quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day.
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Sir I want to know about the back pain. Why it happens? how I can get free from this pain? Please advise.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Sir I want to know about the back pain. Why it happens? how I can get free from this pain? Please advise.
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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He is reading daily 16 hours and he is suffering from knees pain. How can he over come this problem? Will you please suggest for over come this knee pain problem?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
He is reading daily 16 hours and he is suffering from knees pain. How can he over come this problem? Will you please ...
Tips to cure knee joint pain.. 1.Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. 2. For dry fomentation of the affected joints, take a cloth and fold it into four, fill it with hot and sand make a potli (bag) out of it. Use this bundle for the fomentation of different joints. This is very helpful in reducing pain and swelling 3.Peel two cloves of garlic and crush it. Add this to a glass of milk. Boil it on a mild flame till one-fourth glass remains. Filter and make two equal parts. Drink one part in the morning and the other in the evening. 4.Warm mustard oil or sesame oil (1 teaspoon) with 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic and 1 tsp of ajwain (carom) seeds until it roasts to a reddish brown colour. Ensure that it does not get burned. Massage this oil on your affected areas. After that do hot fomentation with salt potli (bag). 5. Take 1 tsf castor oil with milk at night once a week.
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I am 25 years old and have pain in bones (knees, Please let me know how do I strengthen my bones. And want to loose weight also, this pain has made me a bit lazy and I need to get things alright. Need your advise.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), EULAR Certified, Fellowship in Diabetes
Rheumatologist, Pune
I am 25 years old and have pain in bones (knees, Please let me know how do I strengthen my bones. And want to loose w...
Hi, at 25 years I guess you shouldn't be having these problems. Your weight may be responsible. To lose weight, you will need to follow a strict diet and exercise regime. You will have to avoid some small dietary pleasures to make your present & future better. This needs a detailed dietary plan. Moreover, for knee pain, as long as it is weight related, you need not do much except occasionally use simple pain killers. But it needs to be established whether this is not an early form of inflammatory arthritis. Eat foods rich in calcium to strengthen your bones. After a detailed history, I would be able to help you better. Regards.
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Physiotherapy For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Palwal
Physiotherapy For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the hand caused by pressure on your median nerve as it runs through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, pins and needles, and pain (particularly at night). Anything that causes swelling inside the wrist can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, including repetitive hand movements, pregnancy and arthritis.

Cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms begin when the pressure inside the tunnel becomes too high. This results in your median nerve becoming compressed as it passes through the small tunnel. 

The carpal tunnel pressure increase occurs when either of two things happens:

  1. The tunnel space decreases, such as when the wrist swells eg after a traumatic injury, partial subluxation of the carpal bones or fracture or tenosynovitis.
  2. When the contents of the tunnel (median nerve, blood vessels and tendons) enlarge. 
  3. Both of these situations increase the pressure on the nerve, leading to the carpal tunnel symptoms.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) sufferers will usually experience the following symptoms in their hand or fingers:

  1. hand pain or aching
  2. pins and needles
  3. numbness esp at night of with wrist flexing
  4. burning
  5. weakness or cramping
  6. perceived swelling

The symptoms are usually worse at night and your grip will weaken as the condition progresses. Eventually you will notice muscle atrophy of the thenar (thumb) muscles and loss of hand function or clumsiness. If this sounds like you, suspect carpal tunnel syndrome.

Physical Therapy Treatment

  1. Gliding Exercises: Moving your fingers in a specified pattern of exercises may help your tendons and nerves glide more smoothly through your carpal tunnel. While there’s some evidence that gliding exercises can help relieve symptoms when used alone, these exercises appear to work better in combination with other treatments -such as splinting.
  2. Graston Technique/Manual Therapy: The Graston Technique incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that effect normal function. Manual therapy techniques such as myofascial release or Active Release Technique are hands-on techniques that release tight tendons and musculature.
  3. Ultrasound: Deep, pulsed ultrasound directed at the carpal tunnel can reduce pain and numbness, and improve hand strength. Continuous superficial ultrasound doesn’t help.
  4. Traction: Some people obtain relief from carpal tunnel symptoms by using a hand traction device, called C-Trac. You might try this device, which can be purchased for home use, if other conservative treatment options have failed.
  5. Splints: Splints (braces) are the most commonly used nonsurgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Splints that immobilize the wrist in a neutral (unbent) position are most likely to relieve discomfort. An unbent wrist maximizes the size of the carpal tunnel, which reduces pressure on the median nerve, relieving your symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a physiotherapist.
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My wife is suffering from left hand pain above the elbow up to the shoulder and back pain for the past 2 months please advise.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
My wife is suffering from left hand pain above the elbow up to the shoulder and back pain for the past 2 months pleas...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic nat phos 200x 4 tab thrice a day wirh warm water and take it 5 days
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She has shifting pain in whole body. Will you please suggest maritime for her. Thanks.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
For Pain & swelling of joints & muscles Rule out diabetes & vit.D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Physiotherapy usually helps Any way take Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x 5days Caldikind plus (Mankind) 1Tab ODx10days supportive medicines also.It may have to be further investigated Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan.. Do not ignore .It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Sir ,mam I have a problem from the part of waste material path when I sit for take off waste at that time too much paining from a part of that but not blooding also another time when sit .& n please give me suggestion how to solve it. This problem from 2-3 days.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir ,mam I have a problem from the part of waste material path when I sit for take off waste at that time too much pa...
Take syp cremaffin two tsp at night and apply lidocaine ointment and Avoid spicy food items and not to eat junk food and we also need to avoid peanuts and potatoes in our daily diet.
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