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Dr. Karunakaran

Orthopedist, Chennai

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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SPINAL CORD gets worn out due to this blood circulation is less so that legs get hanged How I get rid of from this ,what kind of food have to take and also say some exercises.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
SPINAL CORD gets worn out due to this blood circulation is less so that legs get hanged How I get rid of from this ,w...
stretching exercises. physiotherapy treatment must. strength exercises in gradually process. posture correction must. tk calcium supplement. avoid strain full activity
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I am 42 years old and have frozen shoulder for 3 months. Now I am continuing physiotherapy since last one month, but there is no improvement.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear frozen shoulder is difficult to treat. I understand that you have lots of pain and disability.
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Sir I'm the patient of Rest less leg syndrome. So what can I do to get rid of this pain in night. Thanks.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Sir I'm the patient of Rest less leg syndrome. So what can I do to get rid of this pain in night. Thanks.
Apply heating pads or ice pack Do leg stretching followed by strengthening program Take leg massage Apply a vibrator/body massager, its vibration will provide relief Do half an hour walk before sleeping Do aerobic exercise like cycling.
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I have a desk job and I am suffering from back pain what should I do overcome with this.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I have a desk job and I am suffering from back pain what should I do overcome with this.
Dear lybrate-user, while sitting your posture should be correct, avoid bending while sitting on chair. Is pain is severe take swd treatment. Use ls belt, apply heat fermentation to reduce pain.
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I am suffering from back pain for past 8 months. please suggest some remedies for it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from back pain for past 8 months. please suggest some remedies for it?
Hello. Maintain a right standing and sitting posture, keep your back always straight, avoid carrying weight on back. Hold or carry weight divided equally in both the hands or shoulders (to avoid over straining on one particular hand or shoulder). (Excessive sitting or standing is to be avoided as well don’t carry much weight on shoulders). Exercise: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Management: -Stretching or activities that place additional strain on the back are discouraged. -Sleeping with a pillow between the knees while lying on one side may increase comfort. -Lying on your back with a pillow under your knees would also relieves pain and no pillow under your head. -Some people seem to benefit from the use of ice or heat. Take care, do not use a heating pad on ‘high’ or place ice directly on the skin. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Arnica 200 and Rhus Tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica and Topi MP Gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. Get back to me thereafter.
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My bone density is -1. 5. I am around 60+. What do you sugest me about medicine? is it calcium with d3?

DNB, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Welcome to lybrate, this is Dr. Hitin mathur from new delhi. You are suffering from osteopenia or low bone density. I would suggest that you should get your vitamin d levels done fasting and if the levels are low, you'll need supplements depending on the vitamin d levels. Besides that you can start tab osteophos 70 mg's once a week on empty stomach. Remember not to lie down for half an hour at least after taking this medication as it may cause acidity. This drug is meant to improve your bone density and is to be taken for 1 year. Calcium supplements will continue lifelong. Get your bone density repeated after 1 year.
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Role of Exercises on Osteoarthritis Knee

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Guwahati

What is osteoarthritis of knee?

Osteoarthritis of the knee (knee oa) is a progressive disease causing inflammation and degeneration of the knee joint that worsens over time. It affects the entire joint, including bone, cartilage, ligament, and muscle. Its progression is influenced by age, body mass index (bmi), bone structure, genetics, strength, and activity level. Knee oa also may develop as a secondary condition following a traumatic knee injury. Depending on the stage of the disease and whether there are associated injuries or conditions, knee oa can be managed with physical therapy. More severe or advanced cases may require surgery.

Symptoms of knee oa may include:

  • Worsening pain during or following activity, particularly with walking, climbing, or descending stairs, or moving from a sitting to standing position
  • Pain or stiffness after sitting with the knee bent or straight for a prolonged period of time
  • A feeling of popping, cracking, or grinding when moving the knee
  • Swelling following activity
  • Tenderness to touch along the knee joint

Physiotherapy for oa knee:

Here are 5 exercises to help you take control of your knee oa. These exercises are recommendations. Before doing them, get your physio's approval. Never push through pain with these exercises you may be doing your joints more harm than good. Soreness is normal when starting an exercise program, but if it doesn't go away, call your doctor.

1. Knee oa exercise #1: standing quadriceps stretch

  • Stretching your quadriceps can ease tension in the knee joints.
  • Stand with feet hip-distance apart.
  • Bend your right knee and hold the top of your right foot with your right hand.
  • Bring your right heel as close as possible to your glutes. You can use a wall for balance.
  • Hold for 30 seconds, and repeat on the left leg.
  • Do 3 times once a day.

Knee oa exercise #2: standing calf stretch

  • This gentle calf stretch increases flexibility in your leg muscles and knee joints.
  • Bring your right foot a few feet in front of your left foot. Bend your right leg, making sure your knee doesn't go past your toes.
  • Keeping your left leg straight, press your left heel toward the ground to stretch the calf of your back leg.
  • Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on opposite leg.
  • Do 3 times daily.

Knee oa exercise #3: 

  • Seated leg raise
  • The seated leg raise exercise helps strengthen muscles around your knees.
  • Sit on a chair with both legs bent at 90.
  • Slowly raise your right leg so that it's parallel to the floor, keeping your left foot on the ground.
  • Hold for 30 seconds, then slowly bring the right foot back to the floor, and repeat on left leg.
  • Do 10 times twice a day.

Knee oa exercise #4: 

  • Step-ups strengthen your legs, making it easier for you to do everyday things like climb stairs. You'll need an exercise step, or use a bottom stair in your house.
  • Stand in front of the stair with feet hip-width apart.
  • Step onto the stair with your right foot, then with your left foot.
  • Step down in reverse: your left foot reaches the ground first, then the right foot.
  • Go at your own pace for about 30 seconds at a time. For balance, use a railing.
  • Do 10 times twice a day.

Knee oa exercise #5: 

  • Static quadriceps contraction
  • With your knee relatively straight, slowly tighten the muscle at the front of your thigh (quadriceps) by pushing your knee down into a small rolled up towel. 
  • Put your fingers on your quadriceps to feel the muscle tighten during the contraction. 
  • Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times as firmly as possible without increasing your symptoms.

What if I need surgery?

In some cases of knee oa, the meniscus (shock absorber of the knee) may be involved. In the past, surgery to repair or remove parts or all of this cartilage was common. Current research, however, has shown in a group of patients who were deemed surgical candidates, 60-70% of those who participated in a physical therapy program, instead of surgery, did not go on to have surgery. Further, after 1 year those outcomes were unchanged. This study suggests that physical therapy may be an effective alternative for those patients who would like to avoid surgery.

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I am 18 year old. I'm suffering from the back pain for last 3 weeks. I'm also a fast bowler. And I play cricket very much so that cause the back pain what should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am 18 year old. I'm suffering from the back pain for last 3 weeks. I'm also a fast bowler. And I play cricket very ...
It could be sprain.or spondylosis which should be managed. You haven't mentioned any radiation of pain in leg. Seems sprain only. Bath with hot water. Apply herbal oil muscle relaxants. Drink turmeric in hot milk or water. Avoid pain killers. For further advise, may furnish more details.
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I am 32 old male suffering from ankle pain every day in the morning since 1 year. Kindly suggest any homoeopathy medicine. I am not diabetic.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, M.Ch, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Moradabad
I am 32 old male suffering from ankle pain every day in the morning since 1 year. Kindly suggest any homoeopathy medi...
Get your blood uric acid levels checked. Avoid walking bare foot. Avoid using leather shoes with hard soles. Use footwears with" soft sole" drink plenty of water. Do hot fomentation of your feet followed by some massage. Take tab" flotrip plus" thrice daily before meals for 5 days.
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Pain in knee joint. When I sit folding the leg and when I stand after this position I feel lots of pain in my knee joint please advice me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
Pain in knee joint. When I sit folding the leg and when I stand after this position I feel lots of pain in my knee jo...
Dear lybrate user avoid jerky, rapid, running, weight bearing exercises and abnormal sitting postures. A light massage with little warm mahanarayan tail everyday morning for about 4-5 wks will help you. Wear knee caps for about 30mts every day to immobalise the joint. Go for light stretching exercises. Take ksheera bala taila 2 caps 2 tms a day after meals. Dashamularistam 10ml with equal qty of water 2 tms aftr meals.
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I am 29 years old male and backache for last 3 months. I already consult a doctor medicine specialist and he prescribed me medicines, the result is not satisfied. Kindly advise me what should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 29 years old male and backache for last 3 months. I already consult a doctor medicine specialist and he prescrib...
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take BioD3 Max 1 tab dailyx10 Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x5days Do back(spine)/shoulder/knee exercises Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take Do not ignore it. It may have to be further investigated. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days,then contact me again. Contact your family doctor or nearest hospital for emergency help.
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Hi I am travelling in two wheeler daily around 50 to 60 kms past a one year. No I am getting back pain (above hip and lower back) and leg pain. Calf muscles gets tightened. Most of the times feeling fatigue. Please advise why I am facing this pain and any remedies to overcome this.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi I am travelling in two wheeler daily around 50 to 60 kms past a one year. No I am getting back pain (above hip and...
You are likely to suffer from muscle pain due to early spondylosis. The posture while driving leads to the same. Apply dashmool oil daily to the back and take hit foamentation. Do ayurvedic massage treatment
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Sir, I have knee pains from past 10 years. Now I am using pain relief tablets. But now a days I can't walk with this pain suggest me a doctor.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Sir, I have knee pains from past 10 years. Now I am using pain relief tablets. But now a days I can't walk with this ...
Hi Apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya vatari syrup and capsule twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.
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My wife 53 years old, having knees pains since 4 years, for left leg knee injunctions taken somewhat it is better than old, now the right leg also getting trouble. Recently we tried with "ARTHOLAX" Capsules 90nos. Now left 10Nos. Of capsules. Ie. Since 2.5 Months some relief got. Pl. Advice for betterment.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
My wife 53 years old, having knees pains since 4 years, for left leg knee injunctions taken somewhat it is better tha...
Your wife seems to be suffering from knee osteoarthritis. Injections given in joint could be 1. Viscoelastic substance or artificial synovial fluid to increase joint lubrication 2. PRP which is platelet rich plasma derived from patients own blood and injected in joint. This is very effective as it stimulated regeneration of joint cartilage. You have not mentioned which injection your wife received. She can take the similar injection in the other joint too. Apart from these most important is exercises for knee muscle strengthening. The patient should start exercises under supervision of physiotherapist. Medications do not have major role apart from pain killers, and calcium supplements Ultimately knee replacement is the treatment.
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I am man of 59 years age and I am feeling pain in my legs and could not walk for long time. I would request for recommendation for ointment or cream for external application for relief and cure.

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 asked for specific ointment or local spray I will suggest you that only. Dynapar qps is a local analgesic spray which I recommend to my patients because it has good efficacy. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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My mother in law weighs 115 kg. Also she is having gaps in her knees. It seems very painful to her while walking. She is bearing this from 20 to 25 years. What should be done?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
My mother in law weighs 115 kg. Also she is having gaps in her knees. It seems very painful to her while walking. She...
Dear lybrate-user, For the knees - Gentle massage over knees with lukewarm herbal pain relieving oils daily for about 15-20 minutes and hot fomentation afterwards will greatly help in subsiding the pain. Ayurveda’s Panchakarma offers specialized treatment of JANU BASTI for knee pains - these procedures would give strength to your knee and reduce the pain and stiffness. Regular oiling the joint will improve the lubrication also. Use knee caps over the joints and avoid over exertion of the joint. Avoid sitting crossed legs. For Excess Weight - Go for a complete detox of your body with the help of ayurveda's Panchakarma therapy. It includes Abhyangam (Massage with medicated oils) n medicated steam bath. This wud rejuvenate your body - improving your work efficiency and bettering your sleep. It will also strengthen your nerves and muscles. These procedures will take out the harmful toxins out of your body - cleansing your body. Some specialized therapies as Panchakarma are needed for Weight loss (Lekhana BAsti etc.).
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My back bone pain very hard so I consult a doctor he told me little gape in your back bone and he said me take complete bed rest for 1 month then after he will give me belt.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My back bone pain very hard so I consult a doctor he told me little gape in your back bone and he said me take comple...
Yes ,rest is very important in disc displacement but being a homoeopath I will recommend you to start taking below given homoeopathic medicines along with Homoeopathic medicine SPONDYAID ( BAKSON) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily CALCAREA PHOS 6X ( Dr Reckeweg) Chew 4 tab 3 times daily Report after 15 days Eat Diet rich in calcium Sources of Calcium: 1. Vegetables: Cabbage, Dark green leafy vegetables, Broccoli, Figs(anjeer), Flax seeds(San Beej). Food: Eggs, Milk, Dairy products, Yogurt(Dahi), Almonds(Badam), Soybeans/Soymilk.
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I am 21 years old male have backache for last 2 months. I have used pain relief ointment cream for couple of days but haven't got any relief what should I do now.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
I am 21 years old male have backache for last 2 months. I have used pain relief ointment cream for couple of days but...
Avoid forward bending repeatedly. Do hot water fermentation with added salt in it two times a day. Do back strengthening exercises thrice a day. You may get relief from pain. Consult a physiotherapist for detailed evaluation. Take care. Homeopathy has got wonderful result in backache.
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