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Dr. Karthik R

BPTh/BPT

Physiotherapist, Chennai

14 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Karthik R BPTh/BPT Physiotherapist, Chennai
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Dr. Karthik R is a trusted Physiotherapist in Thoraipakkam, Chennai. He has been a practicing Physiotherapist for 14 years. He is a BPTh/BPT . He is currently practising at Shrishti Child Development Centre in Thoraipakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Karthik R on Lybrate.com.

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BPTh/BPT - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai, - 2003
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Left leg pain. Doctor sugest to be LSpoint MRI. Any relation will be leg and ls point.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
Left leg pain. Doctor sugest to be LSpoint MRI. Any relation will be leg and ls point.
Leg exercise kijiye daily I hope you will fit and fine. Basic Leg Exercises The following Basic Leg Exercises should generally be performed 1 - 3 times per week provided they do not cause or increase pain. Ideally they should not be performed on consecutive days, to allow muscle recovery. As your strength improves, the exercises can be progressed by gradually increasing the repetitions, number of sets or resistance of the leg exercises provided they do not cause or increase pain. Swiss Ball Squats Begin this leg exercise in standing with your feet shoulder width apart, your feet facing forwards and a Swiss Ball placed between a wall and your back (figure 1). Slowly perform a squat, keeping your back straight. Your knees should be in line with your middle toes and should not move forward past your toes. Then slowly return to the starting position maintaining good posture throughout the exercise. Perform 1 - 3 sets of 10 repetitions provided the exercise is pain free Lunges Begin this leg exercise standing with your back straight in the position demonstrated (figure 2). Slowly lower your body until your front knee is at a right angle. Keep your front knee in line with your middle toe and your feet facing forward. Then slowly return to the starting position maintaining good posture throughout the exercise. Perform 1 - 3 sets of 10 repetitions provided the exercise is pain free Hip Abduction Sidelying Begin this leg exercise lying on your side in the position demonstrated (figure 3). Keeping your back and knee straight and foot facing forwards, slowly take your leg upwards tightening the muscles at the side of your thigh / hip (abductors). Hold for 2 seconds and then return to the starting position. Perform 1 – 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each leg provided the exercise is pain free. This exercise can be progressed by adding an ankle weight to your ankle for increased resistance.
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I am 26 year old man. I want to know I was addicted by cigarettes and laziness but today I'm so much concern about my health. I am doing jogging and taking healthy food. I have supraspinatus injury on my shoulder also. What you can suggest me about my issues and my health concerns?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 26 year old man. I want to know I was addicted by cigarettes and laziness but today I'm so much concern about my...
I think you are already into the path of recovery.Admitting to addiction and then leaving this addiction at your age is not an easy job.It itself shows that you are determined in your life and wants to move forward in life.This time is very important to you and just hold your nerves and think in positive way.Be optimistic and follow below given steps in your life and forget about such addictions as these addictions will lead you into darkness------------------------------ 1.First of all try to enjoy or find enjoymnt in what you are doing because if we dont enjoy our work we will find excuses and moreover we will exhaut early. 2.Daily morning 15 minutes each ALOM VILOM PRANAYAAM and KAPAL BHATI PRANAYAM 3.Eat healthy/Balanced diet and avoid fried,junk and oily food,avoid overeating Balanced Diet= 60% Carbohydrates + 20% Fats + 20% Proteins (A)Carbohydrates: Our main source of energy. Stored in liver and muscles. Carbohydrates are used the most by our body duringexercise. Hence, it is important for people who exercise regularly to consume a diet rich in carbohydrates. (a) Instant/rapid carbohydrates energy sources: Banana, Milk, Sweets, Sugarcane juice. (b) Slow carbohydrates energy sources: Beans, Bread, Cereals, Potato, Pulses, Rice. (B) Proteins: Essential for growth, repair of muscle, skin, hair and body tissues. Protein deficiency leads to low immunity, hairfall, feeling of tiredness. Proteins are not stored in our body as any excess protein is converted to energy or fat. Hence, a person requires protein intake every day. When the body does not get enough carbohydrates to fuel itself, it falls back on protein bank. That is why people who follow starvation diets or go on fasting lose muscle tissue. (a) Major protein sources: Egg white(white portion), Milk, Soybeans/Soymilk, Fish, Cheese, Tofu. (b) Other protein sources: Beans with wheat, Nuts, Curd, Yogurt (Dahi). (C) Fats: Required and healthy when taken in small amounts. Excess fat leads to weight gain, increase in bad cholesterol (LDL) and heartproblems (a) Major fats sources: Egg yolk (Yellow portion), Avocados, Whole Milk, Butter, Cheese, Nuts. (b) Other fats sources: Corn, Vegetable/Olive oil, Biscuits, Flaxseeds(San Beej). (D) Vitamins and Minerals: Critical for normal functioning of organs and processes within our body. They do not provide energy directly but work behind the scenes to break down food into energy. (E) Fiber: It helps retain water and in making our stools softer to avoid constipation. Intake should be 25 to 35 grams a day. (F) Calories: A measure of how much energy food or drink contains. On an average, a man needs around 2,000 calories a day and a woman 1700 calories a day to maintain his weight and good health. Number varies by person depending upon weight, age and how active the lifestyle is. (G) Guideline: Each day have 3 main meals, 2 snacks, 5 pieces of fruit and at least 1 glass of milk. 4.Always usestairs rather than lift 5.Try to help your parent in house work 6,Be attentive,alert and focused in what you are doing.Mean avoid day dreaming 7.Drink lots of water and 2 glass milk daily. 8.Always work with your target and motive towards your aim.Dream of your aim rather than beyond your aim 9.Set up small goals in your life and achieve these one by one while moving towards your aim. 10.Always keep in your mind that life is very harsh and you have to nitch a name for yourself otherwise you will be lot in this harsh world like most of other. 11..Always keep the above 10 points in your mind which will help you to remain focused and once focused ,you will automatically gain stamina aand power to do work. 12. . BRAMARI PRANAYAM or Bee Breath 1.Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. 2.Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each pinky finger near a nostril. 3.Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last. .4.Use your pinkies to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled. .5.Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils. 6.Repeat twenty times.starting from 5 times 13.Follow the above 12 points and you will strat feeling energetic After 30 days again consult me
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Just above the arch, on the inner side of the ankle and just before the ankle, in the inner mid region above the sole, I have occurrence of frequent mild pain, which is more like a mild throbbing tolerable muscular pain. What would be the treatment?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Your foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons. Foot pain has a number of causes that are typically associated with overuse of the bones. You can strain your foot by pounding it on hard surfaces, being overweight, or wearing shoes that do not fit properly. These strains can irritate the foot bones, muscles, or tendons.Rest as much as possible apply ice to the affected part for 10 to 15 minutes twice a day use over-the-counter pain medications.Wear shoes that fit properly wear night splints, a special device that stretches the foot while you sleep use heel cups or shoe inserts to reduce pain. Take an X-ray to determine the cause of your pain.
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Recently I am having backache after lifting and carrying around my twin grandsons at home for a while. I thought that once I carry them about regularly my back muscles will get used to the weight and backache will fade away. But the pain in the back is persisting. Do I stop carrying them or take some pill to cure completely?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Recently I am having backache after lifting and carrying around my twin grandsons at home for a while. I thought that...
This treatment is being suggested on bases of the information provided. I would like to examine & investigate you in detail. --. Increase your weight gradually. Any way it may be tried, --. Dolokind Plus (Mankind) [Aceclofenac 100 mg +Paracetamol 350 mg 1 tab. OD & SOS. X 5 days. --. Caldikind plus (Mankind) 1 tab OD x 10 days. (You may need help of your local doctor to get these medicines.)--. Fomentation with warm water. Avoid direct flow of AC or Cooler. --. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. --. Use no pillow under the head. --. Avoid painful acts & activities. -- .Do mild exercises for Back. Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. If no relief in 2-3 days, contact me again (through this platform only) Kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. (Contact your family doctor, if needed). For emergency treatment visit nearest hospital. I hope, I have solved your problem to your satisfaction. Kindly rate the answer.Wish you a quick recovery & good health.
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I am 26 years old female, its pain in my both knees including general area of knees. Also swelling around knees. I have got no injuries. Doctor plz.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
I am 26 years old female, its pain in my both knees including general area of knees. Also swelling around knees. I ha...
it could be due pain in the patellofemoral joint. usually at this age it can be due to softening of the lining cartilage of this joint (chondromalacia patella). try losing some weight and also do quadriceps strengthening exercises. avoid sitting on the floor and using Indian closet
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I am worried about my hands and legs pain and Dan's rid and please give me some medicine for the pain and give me medicine.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I am worried about my hands and legs pain and Dan's rid and please give me some medicine for the pain and give me med...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic nat phos 12x+mag phos 12x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days.
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Hello my mother age is 52 she is unable to pick her right hand up she is having to much pain our doctor said that her muscle are tear she also have diabetes.

Physiotherapist, Muzaffarnagar
Hello my mother age is 52 she is unable to pick her right hand up she is having to much pain our doctor said that her...
Dear lybrate-user it looks like your mother have frozen shoulder is there any history of any fall, any trauma or jerk etc. If yes then when and how since when she is unable to lift the shoulder which house hold activities she is able to do a lot of examination to be done. It's better to meet some good physiotherapist or orthopedition soon.
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I have back pain from last 8 year and i'm doing weight training from last 5 years but still there is no relief. There is one mark on my nose from my last 20 years that time I had a chickenpox. How to remove that mark?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have back pain from last 8 year and i'm doing weight training from last 5 years but still there is no relief. There...
if u want relief firstly avoid weight training and tk relaxation treatment . do physiotherapy treatment and rest after relief do spine stretching exercise. and after complete relief do weight training in gradually process
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Hello sir Hello Sir/Madam, This is Rajasekhar, am 26 Years old, I got a Accident last year in the month of August 2015, The main Problem is Left hand Shoulder Pain, I was consulting the Doctor and Take the X-ray, the Doctor Said There is no problem at Shoulder, I have a Pain at Shoulder and when I rotate my left hand some sound arising that place. Please Tell me solution sir/Madam. May I know the reason Please Sir?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Hello sir Hello Sir/Madam, This is Rajasekhar, am 26 Years old, I got a Accident last year in the month of August 201...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Nat mur 200x + Nat sulph 200x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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I am suffering from Pain in the joints i. E. Knees & elbows in morning.pain increases as soon as I freshen up,(clear my stomach).Causes?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Joint pains with morning stiffness is a common condition. Acute phase can be managed with medicines. Physiotherapy helps in preventing contractures & deformities. Keep your moral up! Any way take caldikind plus (mankind)1tab odx10days paracetamol 250mg 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.
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My dads age is 41, he has suffering from joint swelling, and took many pain killers and ayurvedic medicine but it not working. What should he do.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
My dads age is 41, he has suffering from joint swelling, and took many pain killers and ayurvedic medicine but it not...
Hi I can understand your problem 1) avoid activities that make your symptoms worse 2) apply ice packs for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. 3) start physiotherapy treatment as electrotherapy will reduce pain inflammation 4) exercise and mannual therapy will help in painfree movement. In next consultation describe your problem in detail and do share related reports and prescription if you have. Best wishes.
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Hi I am 27 years old and I m having a chronical muscular pain on my lower back from last 6 mnths. Sometimes it' s too painfull that it' s too hard to move. Please help me out with this pain. Thanks

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am dr akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You will have to elaborate your problem as to a detailed discussion of your back pain which means duration of pain and mode of onset. I would also like to ask you if it is associated with any leg pain or any other neurological symptoms like numbness, paraesthesias ( electrical shock like abnormal sensations) or any weakness in limbs. Please also tell me about any associated symptoms like fever, weight loss etc. What medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems?
Spine block injection is only a medicine like other pain reliever its help reduce inflammation and control the pain like steroid injection ok yes it will work for a time and depend your injury.
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I am 21 years ol d man. I have back pain problem since last 6 months. Due to this I have to suffer many problem like lack of sleep and many other.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 21 years ol d man.
I have back pain problem since last 6 months.
Due to this I have to suffer many problem like ...
Hello, first of all you should know what is backache and by which factors it caused and aggravated. The usual cause of low back pain is the sedentary lifestyle that we lead these days. There is hardly any movement. We remain seated most of the time and stand for very short periods of time. Unfortunately walking, running and cycling like activities are also not a part of our daily routine. To add to it, our diet consists more and more of junk food. Fresh fruits, vegetables and high fibre foods are consumed less and less. These daily practices lead to obesity. The increased body weight puts lot of pressure on the spine which has to bear all the extra unwanted weight. The back muscles which are already weak due to lack of exercise and wrong posture are unable to cope with this increased load. This causes pain in the back muscles. Management for Low Back Pain:-Along with medicines for relieving pain, one needs to identify the cause and correct it. This may require some medicines or some correction in your posture or reducing weight or improving your lifestyle. At the same time, there is a need to work on the local muscle strengthening. Back muscles need to be strengthened so that they can bear the weight of the upper body. For this exercises of the back muscles are very helpful. Regular walking is also very helpful as it is a wholesome exercise of the body, improves blood circulation and helps lose weight. Most importantly if you are overweight then losing weight is an important part of the whole treatment plan .Long term use of painkillers for low back pain is harmful Treatment for low back pain:- Homeopathic medicines are very helpful. They not only treat the acute stages but are also for the treatment of back pain but selection of the exact remedy depends upon the individual symptoms of the person.So choose the doctor of your choice, share the complete symptom picture and get the proper treament. In the mean time take Arnica 200, 3 drops in the morning and Rhus tox. 200, 3 drops at night for 7 days.Take Kali phos 6x, 5-6 tabs at night daily. Take care..
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
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Hello everybody! I am Dr. Kaushik Reddy, arthroscopic and sports medicine specialist, working at the Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.

Today will be talking about anterior cruciate Ligament injuries of the knee joint. Anterior cruciate ligament is one of the Major ligaments of the knee joint that provides rotational stability mechanical stability and proprioception and it is one of the most common ligament injuries which is affected in sports persons especially in people playing football, basketball, tennis, badminton it can also occur in people who have been Injured in road traffic accidents or recreational activities like dancing. So any patient while playing sports or during dancing if he experiences sharp Pain in the knee joint and pain while movement of the knee joint and if he hears a Popping sound from the knee joint if he feels any instability in the knee joint that is any giving way of the joint then you have to suspect that it would be an ACL injury of the knee joint. ACL injuries generally occur during sports whenever playing sports if there is any sudden stoppage from running or any direct blow to the knee joint during tackles or if there is any unsteady landing from a jump or any sudden shifts in the Direction can cause an ACL injury.

Whenever any ACL injury occurs during field or anywhere first medical attention needs to be given this is followed by rest and ice pack compression bandage and elevation of the leg needs to be done and once this first aid is given patient needs to be given Some analgesics and anti-inflammatory medication painkillers to reduce the pain and swelling and later after few days then he needs to visit an orthopedic surgeon where an orthopedic surgeon does a few clinical examination or test to diagnose whether it is an ACL injury then few investigations needs to be done to confirm an ACL injury like an x-ray to see if the injury of the ligament has occurred along with a bone fragment or an MRI to confirm the diagnosis of ACL injury whether it is a sprain or a partial ACL injury or a complete ACL injury.

The treatment for an ACL injury of where there is only a sprain of the ACL is usually conservative management where the doctor gives the patient a brace and he needs to be on Good physiotherapy and rehabilitation program in cases of complete ACL tear or injury conservative treatment doesn’t all good in that cases surgery needs to be done where an arthroscopic is ACL reconstruction needs to be done for these patients in which it is a small Dk surgery keyhole surgeries where the patient’s own hamstring tendons are taken and these are kept in the place of the ligament by making tunnels and fixed by various methods following an ACL reconstructive surgery the patient needs to be on good rehabilitation program and he can return back to sports within four to six months.

If you have any queries related to anterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee joint you can contact me through lybrate or visit me at my clinic at Apollo hospital, Jubilee Hill, Hyderabad or at Bone and Joint Clinic, Swapna Hosptial Chaitanyapuri. Thank you.

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Suffering from Knee Pain - Know What Causes it?

FFSEM, MFSEM, DIP - SEM GB & I, MCh - Orthopaedics, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Suffering from Knee Pain - Know What Causes it?

Your knee is a very complex structure consisting of bones, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, muscles and meniscus. Most people encounter knee pain at some point in their lives. If your knee pain is chronic in nature, then it may last for a prolonged period.

Many causes may be responsible for your knee pain. Some of the causes are stated as follows:

1. Your knee is very much prone to injuries. Knee injuries may happen due to accidents, falling down carelessly or while playing sports. The most common knee injuries that may be the cause for your knee pain are mentioned as follows: 

  • Fractures may cause you to feel pain in the areas of your knee bones.
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury (ligament injury caused by twisting and a sudden motion) or Medial Collateral Ligament injury (injury to the tissue in the insides of your knee) is very common to sportspersons and may be the reason for severe knee pain.
  • Sometimes your knee bones may get dislocated from their usual alignment. This can also make you experience severe knee pain.
  • Ligament injuries, meniscus tear or tendon tear can also be responsible for your knee pain.

2. Sometimes pain in your buttock or foot region can also result in mild knee pain.

3. At times chronic problems like osteoarthritis that affects the cartilage can cause the problem of knee pain. Other chronic problems like Gout, rheumatoid arthritis can also cause severe knee pain.

4. Being overweight can also result in knee pain.

The symptoms of knee pain may be different in each case. The most common symptoms are mentioned below:

  • Stiffness of knee
  • Swelling of your knee
  • You may also feel unstable
  • Difficulty in walking or bending of your knee.
  • You may notice redness in your knee area.

Knee pain must not be ignored. It is highly recommended for you to seek advice from an orthopedic as soon as you encounter any of the above mentioned symptoms.

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Due to Ankylosing spondylitis for past couple of years my posture has changed, can this be treated?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
Due to Ankylosing spondylitis for past couple of years my posture has changed, can this be treated?
hello u required Physiotherapy session for postural correction . U also required hydro therapy. as possible u join swimming classes.
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I am having pain in my back from last 3 years so please advice me some exercise or medicines plz.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am having pain in my back from last 3 years so please advice me some exercise or medicines plz.
May b your suffering from lumber spondylosis. U need to do some stretchings. Do not take heavy weight by bending. Use hot application on that area. With this if you want permanent solution of your suffering you need to be treated by homoeopathy. Only by proper homeopathic treatment this can b cure. Sooo u. Can contact me through Lybrate In private conversation. Don't waste more time. Pain killer will only supress your pain not cure the disease. Remembr it. Soo you need homoeopathic treatment.
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I have a back problem since last 2 weeks when I bend downwards I feel a pain in my back tell me what I do.

DNB (Orthopedics), M Ch. Ortho, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have a back problem since last 2 weeks when I bend downwards I feel a pain in my back tell me what I do.
Avoid bending forward to lift any heavy weight avoid sitting on floor take analgesics and muscle relaxant, vitamin d supplement once the pain settles, start doing back and core strengthening exercise.
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