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Dr. M.Shanmugam

Orthopedist, Chennai

Dr. M.Shanmugam Orthopedist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. M.Shanmugam is an experienced Orthopedist in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can visit him/her at K.J.Hospital-Research & Postgraduate Center in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. M.Shanmugam on Lybrate.com.

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Rod implanted on 21st jan 15. How long can I wait to remove my implant? As I'm having butt pain thus can't site on floor and also knee pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Ranchi
Rod implanted on 21st jan 15. How long can I wait to remove my implant? As I'm having butt pain thus can't site on fl...
See implant are for stabilisation of the Fracture bone, it must remain 6 month to 1 & 1/2 year. Don't worry all will settle down in few days.
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I am suffering from pain in my back side of neck and shoulder. Now from last five days I felt that there is pain in my joints of knee and ankles. And apart from that I feel that there is rise in temperature in my body i.e. Feel like having fever inside my body and having pain in my body. And my body is sweating more due to having fever in body and it sweats more when the body temperature comes down. Can you please suggest me for treatment of the problem ? And one thing I forgot to note that it has started due to staying in office for a long time with lower room temperature (20°c) with ac climate for last two months.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from pain in my back side of neck and shoulder. Now from last five days I felt that there is pain in m...
Firstly check a fever. Do neck stretching exercise and hot fermentation avoid toward bending and computer work. Tk calcium supplements and do hot fermentation of knee. If fever is not then do stretching exercise of neck and shoulder for knee. Put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 second then release repeat 10 time.
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Am suffering from diabetes last 3 years, joined pain problems in my knee, suggested me medicine.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Am suffering from diabetes last 3 years, joined pain problems in my knee, suggested me medicine.
Dear since you have diabetes you need exercises to keep fit and control your sugar. Since you have knee pain best exercise for your problem is cycling. Do buy a stationary bicycle and exercise for at least 20-30 minutes daily and then twice a day.
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Hello. Sir mere back me problem ho rahi h. Or dard v ho raha h. Please kuch upaye bataye.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello. Sir mere back me problem ho rahi h. Or dard v ho raha h. Please kuch upaye bataye.
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 16 years female from past few days I started getting swelling in my fingers my feet and even in my hands and legs only a few part is getting swelled as if some insect bit me but actually there is nothing like that and it is painful.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It needs to be investigated. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days do exercises fore all joints make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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I have back pain, but it's always paining. It pains sometimes when I bent jurky. The pain is only at one point at bottom of back bone i. E. At tail of back bone. Doctor suggested me to sit straight and don't fold legs at time on sitting floor. But it pains again sometime. So suggest me permanent solution.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have back pain, but it's always paining. It pains sometimes when I bent jurky. The pain is only at one point at bot...
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 have a swollen in my toe. So how do I do care my toe? please tell me some tips.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have a swollen in my toe. So how do I do care my toe? please tell me some tips.
sweeling in toe may be due to nail infection..pl. take tab. zynase-d twice a day. tab. fluka 150 mg once a week. for 4 weeks. clean toe with betadine solution . apply cream surfaz-sn thrice a day on toe.
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Ayurvedic Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ayurvedic Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body recognizes the body's own system as foreign and produces an inflammatory reaction. The synovium which is the space between the bones and the joints and contains a lubricating fluid which allows easy movement of the joints.

Inflammation of this space leads to painful, swollen joints that can also turn red and become stiff over a period of time. The joint surfaces can gradually progresses to produce deformities (the swan-neck deformity of the hand for instance) and disability.

Because it is an autoimmune disorder, the exact etiology is not known but lifestyle, stress, cold weather are supposedly predisposing factors. That being the case, it is not surprising that Ayurveda has a variety of options, both in terms of do's and don't's to manage rheumatoid arthritis - both the severity of symptoms and further progression of the disease.

Do's: A well-planned diet will help by supporting optimal functioning of the immune system and nourish the affected joints.

  1. People diagnosed with RA should follow a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables. Drumsticks, bitter gourd, carrot, papaya, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, etc., reduce inflammation and hyperactivity of the immune system. The antioxidant properties in these neutralize the free radicals circulating in the body (responsible for increasing inflammation). This helps control the longstanding inflammation of the joints
  2. It is also advisable to eat them as whole fruits and not as juices. The fiber in the whole fruits helps digestion
  3. Sprinkle pepper powder over cooling food items like cucumber and radish
  4. Include garlic which is an excellent remedy for RA, can be mixed with buttermilk
  5. Whole grains such as wheat, brown rice, millet, barley are beneficial for RA, their high fiber content helps in proper digestion and promotes regular bowel movements
  6. Honey mixed with water
  7. Drink boiled milk to which dry ginger powder is added; this can replace tea and coffee
  8. Milk mixed with turmeric powder is also helpful in controlling inflammation
  9. Work at reducing weight

Don'ts: In addition to adding the above to your diet, there are some things to avoid, which can worsen symptoms of inflammation.

  1. Avoid overall unhealthy and irregular diet habits which affects the immune system and aggravates symptoms
  2. Avoid sleeping during daytime and staying awake at nights
  3. Avoid deep fried foods and fermented food items
  4. Given its autoimmune nature, it is better to avoid regular allergy-inducing foods like dairy products, soy, peanuts, processed foods, artificial additives, etc. These could trigger an enhanced allergic reaction.
  5. Avoid alcohol, tobacco
  6. Avoid tea and coffee and other caffeinated drinks

With simple daily food habit and lifestyle changes, the severity of RA can be managed effectively.

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Hi my bf is having excess of back pain when he wake up. It occur for that time period only. Slowly the pain gone. What would b the reason fr this.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Chennai
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my bf is having excess of back pain when he wake up. It occur for that time period only. Slowly the pain gone. Wha...
Dear Madam. The reason is chiefly postural. He needs to strengthen his back and change the posture during work. Also you need to check your mattress---a firm mattress can get rid of back aches. Regards .
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Nowadays while driving two wheeler I felt my back pain I consulted doctor they gave me a tablet called MOBIZOD. I consumed tablets for a week still my pain is not cured. My mom said my be gas formed so she gave me dried ginger to eat to release the gas but it's not cured. I felt pain at the bottom of my back can you say me solution doctor.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Nowadays while driving two wheeler I felt my back pain I consulted doctor they gave me a tablet called MOBIZOD. I con...
Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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I am 35 years old male and my wife is 30 years old both problem 5 months ago skin and back pain problem.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 35 years old male and my wife is 30 years old both problem 5 months ago skin and back pain problem.
Several lifestyle changes may be required. Most back pain gets better with a few weeks of home treatment and careful attention. Over-the-counter pain relievers as prescribed by me may be all that you need to improve your pain. A short period of bed rest is ok, but more than a couple of days actually does more harm than good. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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I have pain in my leg before 2-3 month I go to doctor for treatment they say it is normal so, please give the solution.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have pain in my leg before 2-3 month I go to doctor for treatment they say it is normal so, please give the solution.
Hi = relax and stay positive. = increase fluid intake. = eat seasonal fruits for natural vitamins = do streching of hamstring, quadriceps, and calf muscles. = if you are overweight, reduce weight by cycling or swimming as it gives low impact on joints. = do check your calcium and vit. D = apply moist heat pad to affected joint and muscles. If still you dont get relief consult physiotherapist as there are various causes for leg/ joint pain and some test may be required for further investigation. Best wishes.
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Arthritis - How Acupuncture is used to Treat it

Bachelor in TCM, Diploma in Acupuncture, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Acupuncturist, Mumbai
Arthritis - How Acupuncture is used to Treat it

Acupuncture is a Chinese method of treatment which aims at maintaining the energy balance in the body. The procedure involves stimulating the energy channels of the body by using fine steel needles. It enhances the production of endorphins (pain controlling hormones) in the body, therefore less pain.

Signs you are suffering from arthritis

Arthritis is a disorder that is characterized by inflammation and swelling in the joints. The symptoms of arthritis are tenderness in the joints, fatigue, fever and stiffness in the joints that worsen in the morning. Initially, the smaller joints in the body are affected; it then progresses to joints in the elbows, wrists and the knees.

Causes behind it

Arthritis is caused when the immune system starts attacking the membrane surrounding the joints. Inflammation occurs, resulting in destruction of the bone and cartilage. It causes the ligaments and the tendons holding the joint to weaken. The joints then starts to lose their original alignment and shape.

Dietary guidelines you must follow

You need to follow dietary guidelines such as avoiding refined and processed foods as they can contribute to the inflammation of the joints. You also need to steer clear of foods which may trigger a reaction from your immune system. Mild exercises to strengthen the joints may be performed to improve mobility.

Acupuncture and arthritis

The procedure begins with the practitioner applying alcohol to the affected spot and tapping the area with a needle. The disorder determines the number of needles required, the spots of insertion and the depth to which they have to be inserted. The duration for which the needles are kept in the body ranges from a few minutes to an hour. In order to enhance the effect of the needles, they may be heated or energized electrically. You may experience a tingling sensation in case electricity is used.

Acupuncture is a holistic method of treatment that has no side effects. It does not involve chemicals; so it is safe to use. It will not cure the disorder, but can reduce the pain to a large extent. One of the added benefits of this procedure is that no matter, which part of the body is subjected to this process, it does help calm your mind down. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a acupuncturist and ask a free question.

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Hi sir, I am 26 years old. I have very back pain in 2 years how to clear back pain please help.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi sir, I am 26 years old. I have very back pain in 2 years how to clear back pain please help.
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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I was riding bike and suddenly I get slipped on the road my left leg was fractured before 6 weeks but it still pains how can I get relief from it.Please tell sir.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I was riding bike and suddenly I get slipped on the road my left leg was fractured before 6 weeks but it still pains ...
Hi, tk homoeo medicne: @ arnica mont 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ symph 20-6 pills, thrice a day. @ five phos 6x-4, thrice a day. Avoid, jerks, exhertion, junk food. Tk care.
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I operated my right knee in 2013 for acl injury now I have pain some time knee locked so cont move leg for some time some Dr. said muscles are week some said do more exercise so can you tell me what's happen is there any other reason.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
I operated my right knee in 2013 for acl injury now I have pain some time knee locked so cont move leg for some time ...
there is a possibility of a new meniscal tear. if you pain and locking symptoms then its better to get a repeat MRI.
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I was diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome three years back I'm having severe muscle pain and fatigue I want to try ayurvedic medicine Can any ayurvedic physician help me in this regard I am at chennai Thanks in advance.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I was diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome three years back I'm having severe muscle pain and fatigue I want to try ayur...
Start with Physiotherapy treatment for any kind of Joint pain. Also take Calcium and vitamin D 3 supplement for 2 months. Drink plenty of fluids like fresh Juice and coconut water.
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I have this constant pain in my left foot heels since the past 1 year. Got an x-ray, but that too was normal, started wearing Dr. Scholls sandals, had pain killers, that too hasn't helped. What could be the cause as it is very uncomfortable at times I can't keep my foot down. Please Help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have this constant pain in my left foot heels since the past 1 year. Got an x-ray, but that too was normal, started...
Homoeopathic treatment involves detail history taking by concentrating on general physical make up of person, diet, life style, sedentary habits, physical build up, food eating habits, appetite, stool, perspiration, body weight, present signs & symptoms, any treatment history or drug history, bowel habits, disordered from particular foods, sleep and temperament. Also his miasmatic background taken into consideration.
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My mother is a 60 year plus lady. For the last one year her physical condition touched a new low despite taking all the necessary medical attention. The hip which connects lower and upper part of the body is not enough strong to maker her comfortable in standing. In other words we can describe that the said party is very weak with excessive pain. She also suffers from back pain, joint pain. Please advise some excellent prescription.

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. I want to know your mother's detailed clinical history of hip pain, back pain and other joint involvements as you have mentioned. You have also mentioned weakness, is it hip joint weakness or weakness in legs? what relevant investigations have been done till now for this existing problem, her treatment records till now. It helps me to better understand her condition and prescribe accordingly. Please also mention her co-morbid conditions and drug allergy. I will be able to prescribe something only when I am sure what issues there are and for that I need all relevant details from you, all investigations etc? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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