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Dr. Karunakaran

Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. Karunakaran is an experienced Orthopedist in T.Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Karunakaran personally at Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre in T.Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Karunakaran on Lybrate.com.

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I am 30 years old I have pains in my legs when I consulted doctor he said calcium was down in bones I used pain killers can you suggest me some medicines. Thank you.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 30 years old I have pains in my legs when I consulted doctor he said calcium was down in bones I used pain kille...
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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I'm 27 year old married women. Want to know about ectopic pregnancy and it's symptoms as I'm getting a pain at my lower back and while intercourse my vagina burns and after that it pains. Is this any sign of pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I'm 27 year old married women. Want to know about ectopic pregnancy and it's symptoms as I'm getting a pain at my low...
Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal pregnancy outside the uterus. So you need to be pregnant. And we suspect pregnancy when you miss your period.
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I am 60 year old backpain and swelling full body. About 10 years old thyroid patient. Present thyroid tsh is 7.6.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Is quite a common condition rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use this no pillow under the head. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days paracetamol 250mg od & sos 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 thyroid must be looked after by expert. It may have to be further investigated.
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Sciatica Pain - 5 Ways You Can Treat It!

Interventional Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Lucknow
Sciatica Pain - 5 Ways You Can Treat It!

Sciatica pain arises from the sciatic nerve which is the single largest nerve in our body. It consists of individual nerve roots, which branching out from the lower back of the spine to the back of each leg and combining together forms the sciatic nerve. The origination of the sciatic pain lies in the lower back of the body and radiates down the buttock to the sciatic nerve.

Causes of the sciatica pain

  1. Arthritis: If an individual is diagnosed with arthritis, then he or she can expect a throbbing pain or numbness down till the leg.
  2. Herniated disc: Another cause could be a herniated disc in the lower back of the body.
  3. Spondylosis: Spondylosis in the lower back would also be a reason for the development of the sciatica pain.
  4. PIVD/DISC bulge

Other causes are a spinal injury, diseased degenerative disc, infection on and around the lower back. The pain would worsen, if an individual is in an occupation where he or she has to stand or sit for hours at length. The lifting of heavy things would strain the sciatic nerves as well.

How to identify sciatica pain?
Sciatica pain varies from infrequent to a constant throbbing down the lower back. So initially it is difficult to detect whether it is sciatic pain or not. But when the constant pain in the lower back leads right down till the toes and foot, it is really time for an individual to get in touch with a doctor. The pain can give a burning sensation almost searing making it difficult for the person to stand up or walk properly. Along with the pain, one can feel fatigued. An involvement of the spinal cord is rare in the sciatic pain but is possible.

Treatment for sciatica pain
Sciatica can be treated in both surgical and non-surgical way. Surgical treatment is rare as sciatica tends to respond well with non-surgical treatments. If the pain continues for over a month despite treatment, surgical treatment will be considered. The non-surgical pain treatment would include physical exercises and oral medications along with natural treatment.

  1. Medications: Painkiller medications prescribed by the doctor can be used to reduce sciatica. Medicines like aspirin, non-steroidal or oral steroids can help reduce the pain.
  2. Steroid injection: Epidural steroid injection acts faster as it is injected in the affected area, thus providing relief from the pain quickly.
  3. Exercise: Early morning exercises can be quite helpful.
  4. Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy: The surgical treatment of Percutaneous endoscopic disc dissectomy constitutes a large part of interventional pain physicians and it has evolved considerably in terms of surgical technique and instrumentation. Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is a relatively new technique for removing lumbar disc herniation. It involves using an endoscope to visualize the disc removal. The discectomy is performed through a posterolateral approach using specially developed instruments. The advantage of percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is that the disc is approached posterolaterally through the triangle of Kambin without the need for bone or facet resection thus preserving spinal stability. The procedure is day care and is done under local anaesthesia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pain management specialist.
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I have pain while running after 2 km. Bottom at the knee why so. And whats a treatment for it please tell me.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have pain while running after 2 km. Bottom at the knee why so. And whats a treatment for it please tell me.
Hi I can understand your problem. 1) apply hot and cold foementation. 2) learn strengthening exercise of quadriceps and hamstring from physiotherapist. 3) do regular streching calf muscles. 4) wear comfortable foot wear.
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Causes And Symptoms Of Rotator Cuff Tear!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
Causes And Symptoms Of Rotator Cuff Tear!

Rotator cuff is the name given to four muscles and their tendons, which keep your arms in your shoulder sockets, allowing you to lift your arms and do day-to-day stuff like combing your hair, cutting vegetables etc.

The shoulder joint is a very important joint of the body and this is why any tear that happens in the rotator cuff can be devastating.

Causes

Tears can happen in rotator cuff due to a number of factors like injury and degeneration due to age. Tears that happen due to an injury to the shoulder are called acute. Degenerative tears are tears that happen due to degeneration of the tendon over time.

Common causes of degeneration are lack of proper blood circulation, which impedes the rotator cuff’s ability to repair itself. Repetitive stress is another cause where we stress the tendon by repeating the same shoulder motions again and again while playing games like tennis, cricket etc. and doing jobs that require us to extend our arms upwards a lot. Lifting heavy objects can also lead to tears.

Symptoms

Chronic shoulder and arm pain are good reasons for you to see your doctor. If you suffer from pain in your shoulder at rest, while sleeping on the affected shoulder or pain while lifting and lowering your arm, then there is no time to wait.

The doctor will do a physical examination by moving your arm in different directions. He may follow it up with X-rays and MRI to check how big the tear is in your rotator cuff.

Treatment

Once confirmed that you indeed have a rotator cuff tear, your doctor will start the treatment. The goal of any treatment is to reduce pain and make your shoulder joint work properly again.

Nonsurgical Treatments: 

Nonsurgical treatments include rest, using of a sling to protect the shoulder and modifying your daily activities. This means you may not be able to do activities that cause shoulder pain. Your doctor can also prescribe pain and anti-inflammatory medicines. Strengthening and physical therapy bring up the rear of this type of treatment.

What you must remember is that nonsurgical treatment relieves pain and improves function in the shoulder, but does not improve shoulder strength. The size of your tear may also increase over time.

Surgery

Surgery, which attaches the rotator cuff to your bone, is done if you suffer from continuous pain and symptoms over a year or so. If you have a large tear, conservative treatments will not work and surgery will have to be resorted to. 

If you have been suffering from chronic shoulder or arm pain, waiting and watching is definitely not an option. You must consult an orthopedic surgeon at the earliest. Remember, if treatment is not started soon enough, your rotator cuff tear will get larger and will require only surgery.

I am 25 years old lady I have back pain & weakness prob. So What should I do and my Weight not gain is only 35 so how I gain my weight? Please give me solution.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 25 years old lady I have back pain & weakness prob. So What should I do and my Weight not gain is only 35 so how...
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 knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contacts your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it doe s not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference?
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I am feeling insensitivity on tip of my thumb of right hand since last 5 days. I have started taking calciquick D3 (weekly) and mecofol plus (daily) since last 20 days. I also felt pain in right hip joint and took homeopathy treatment with exercise.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am feeling insensitivity on tip of my thumb of right hand since last 5 days. I have started taking calciquick D3 (w...
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment. 2. Then learn Exercises. 3. Don't lift heavy things. 4. Don't sit on floor. 5. Take calcium and Omega 3 supplement also.
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I'm 28 and I have shoulder pain past 45 days it was all of a sudden after finishing workout, I'm able to do all the works, but it pains when I'm moving hand and it's a discomfort to me. For that I stopped doing push-ups as well I applied tiger balm and still the pain is there. Please advice.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm 28 and I have shoulder pain past 45 days it was all of a sudden after finishing workout, I'm able to do all the w...
Gud if you had stopef all strain work tk physiotherapy treatment swd tens and ultrasonic therapy. Avoid home remedy nw otherwise its create problem in future.
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