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Dr. Melwin Isaac

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)

Occupational Therapist, Chennai

13 Years Experience
Dr. Melwin Isaac Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) Occupational Therapist, Chennai
13 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Melwin Isaac is a popular Occupational Therapist in Royapettah, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 13 years of experience as a Occupational Therapist. He studied and completed Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) . He is currently practising at SWAPNA THERAPY CENTRE in Royapettah, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Melwin Isaac and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) - Dr. M G R University - 2004
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I am 21 year old In 2 days I'm not able to walk properly and my right leg are very paining Also my right leg have cramp And then its highly pain.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 21 year old In 2 days I'm not able to walk properly and my right leg are very paining
Also my right leg have cra...
Tk mag phos 6 x 4tab 4time in a day. But cause of d pain should b known for that consult to your near by dr.
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I have pain in my legs from 3 months it increases when I walk or run it is in both the legs.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I have pain in my legs from 3 months it increases when I walk or run it is in both the legs.
Dear lybrate user do some stretching exercise of leg, hot pack, strengthening exercise of calf muscles like stand up on forefoot. If no relief consult to orthopaedist.
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I am getting severe bone pain what medicine to take?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Diploma in YOGA
Ayurveda,
I am getting severe bone pain what medicine to take?
Dear , there are very good herbal medicines for pain in joints & muscles. Herbal medicines work on root cause of pain. It helps relieve swelling & stiffness in joints and ultimately relieve pain. These herbal medicines are 100% herbal & without any side effects. Please send details via private question, so that I can suggest you best herbal medicines for your pain. Thank you.
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In my spine space between Lumber 5 and S1 reduced due to that I am suffering from acute pain in lowest portion of spine and legs. Some time left leg became senseless.What is the solution ?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sir start with Physiotherapy ( tens and ultrasonic) for regular 15 days and learn spinal exercise. Also use Tynore lumber spine belt. Take calcium supplement and methylcobalamine for 2 months minimum.
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I have joint pain in my leg from 2 week. I have get medicine for it but doesn't reduce my pain. So what she'll I do?

Merrithew Stott Pilates, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have joint pain in my leg from 2 week. I have get medicine for it but doesn't reduce my pain. So what she'll I do?
Goodmorning sir what would help you is a cold pack fermentation on your leg. Then kindly do a little bit of stretching. Elevate your leg at night. All this will help you to reduce your pain. If in a weeks time it does not go then you could do a session of physiotherapy for your leg.
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Waht do we do for the conservative management of hillsach or benkart lesion? Other than surgery would I go physiotherapy?

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
If you have bankart and hillsachs, best treatment is surgery. Other treatments are not useful. You have to avoid position which cause pain or dislocation. You must visit shoulder Arthroscopy surgeon.
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I am 22 year old male and from last few weeks am suffering from severe joint pains am not able to do my work and am Always feeling tired I tried so many ways to overcome this but I failed.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 22 year old male and from last few weeks am suffering from severe joint pains am not able to do my work and am A...
Towel hamstring stretch lie on the back, supporting the thigh with the hand or with a towel wrapped around it. Slowly straighten the knee until a stretch is felt in the back of the thigh, trying to get the bottom of the foot to face the ceiling, one leg at a time. Hold the position initially for 10 seconds, and gradually work up to 20 to 30 seconds. Seated hamstring stretch while sitting at the edge of a chair, straighten one leg in front of the body with the heel on the floor. Then, sit up straight and try pushing the navel towards the thigh without leaning the trunk of the body forwards. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds repeat 3 times for each leg.
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Osteoporosis and Exercises

Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Osteoporosis and Exercises

Hello Friends,

What is osteoporosis?

The components of the word 'osteoporosis' literally mean 'porous bones' - 'osteo' is for bones, and 'porosis' means porous - helpfully describing this condition that results in reduced bone density and increased fragility of the bones.The thinning of the bones in osteoporosis, combined with the formation of weaker bone crystals, puts people at a higher risk of Fall and  Fractures.

It can affect anyone of any gender, but it is particularly prevalent in postmenopausal women due to the sudden decrease in protective oestrogen levels after menopause.

Signs and Symtom

Bone loss that develops slowly, leading to osteoporosis, does not cause any symptoms or outward signs.

As such, a patient may only discover that they have osteoporosis due to an unexpected fracture after a minor fall or a slip or strain - or even a simple cough or sneeze - may result in a fracture.Breaks in the spine can lead to altered posture, with compressed vertebrae creating the stooped appearance often seen in older people

Diagnosis

  • Osteoporosis may be diagnosed directly through the use of a bone scan that measures bone mineral density (BMD). Central or peripheral DXA.
  • Osteoporosis is diagnosed when the T-score is -2.5 or below.
  • Other methods of measuring bone density include x-ray, ultrasound, and CT scan

Treatment

It is important to ensure the cause of low bone denisty has been properly diagnosed as the treatment will vary greatly.the decision about what treatment you need – if any – will also be based on a number of other factors. These include your:

  • age
  • sex
  • risk of fracture
  • previous injury history

Treating osteoporosis involves treating and preventing fractures and using medication to strengthen bones.

How Can a Physical Therapist Help?

Your physical therapist can develop a specific program based on your individual needs to help improve your overall bone health, keep your bones healthy, and help you avoid fracture. Your physical therapist may teach you.

  • Specific exercises : to build bone or decrease the amount of bone loss
  • Proper posture
  • How to improve your balance so as to reduce your risk of falling
  • How to adjust your environment to protect your bone health

 Typically, exercises are performed 2 to 3 times a week as part of an overall fitness program.Your exercise routine should include exercises in each of the following areas:

  • Strengthening exercise
  • postural exercise
  • balance exercise
  • weight-bearing
  • Flexibility exercise

1) Strength training

Strength training is a type of exercise with the goal of improving muscular strength. It involves performing movements against resistance; it is sometimes referred to as resistance training. Exercise bands, weights, machines or even your own body weight can be used for resistance. Strength training may increase spine and hip bone mineral density.

2) Posture training

Posture training involves paying attention to how the parts of our body are aligned with each other. Some kyphosis, or curvature of the upper back, is normal, but fractures or weak back extensor muscles can cause the spine to curve more than usual, resulting in an exaggerated kyphosis or excessively curved upper back.Attention to alignment during activity and at rest, along with exercises targeting the back extensor muscles, can improve the alignment of the spine. Flexion exercises are often CONTRAINDICATED. .

3) Balance training

Balance training exercises are those that challenge your balance.Balance exercises are also important to incorporate to further reduce the risk of falls Examples include:Shifting weight to the limits of support (e.g., moving your weight more to one foot than another).

Physical activities like Tai Chi, that involve balance and coordination may also reduce falls and fractures.

Tai Chi is a very safe and effective low impact form of exercise that improves balance and reduces the risk of falls.

4) Weight bearing Aerobic (water) physical activity

Aerobic exercise  is a rhythmic activity that you do for at least 10 minutes at a time continuously and it increases your heart rate and makes you breathe harder than you usually do during your daily activities.For individuals with osteoporosis, we often recommend weight-bearing aerobic exercise or physical activity like walking or cycling or swiming or guided exercises to be done in swimmimng pool

5 flexibility exercise:

These can help improve the individuals overall physical function and postural control

Start by speaking with a physical therapist or consult me to ensure you are choosing safe , specific  and appropriate physical activities for you.
Remember: if you have osteoporosis, aerobic exercise is not enough. Strength training and balance training are essential to maintain bone and muscle, and prevent falls.

 

"Osteoporosis is not a inevitable part of aging it is preventable.So it is vital that all of us,start taking care of our bones now, before its too late"..quote by Camila Parler Bowles

Thanks

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I am having a leg pain from the last few years. Am still unable to get rid of it. I tried to have calcium tablet few times before. But does not work. Why this happen sir. Can you please help me doctor?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having a leg pain from the last few years. Am still unable to get rid of it. I tried to have calcium tablet few ...
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. 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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History of back problem from 20 years. Present position is uncomfort in legs every time, specially at night. Very Severe pain with pressure most of the time in legs which is unbearable. Little Swelling in legs and feet but it's painful while pressing them. Back is having less pain but legs are all time pressurized. Main problem right now is sudden pain starts up to the point of blast specially near ankle. Also unable to bend knees. I am looking for vascular doctor.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
History of back problem from 20 years. Present position is uncomfort in legs every time, specially at night. Very Sev...
A check up of thyroid and suger levels do strength exercise in gradually process and nutrition must apply ice pack on swelled area and do hot fermentation for knee and avoid long standing and cross legs and squatting. And you can go near physio center to reduce leg and knee pain and learn strength exercise.
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Hello sir I am male 25 years old from gujrat sir hat per me dard aur khali chad jati he aur kbhi dard kam hota he aur kbhi ekdum se badh jata he please help me sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello sir I am male 25 years old from gujrat sir hat per me dard aur khali chad jati he aur kbhi dard kam hota he aur...
Dear lybrateuser, - At your age your problem could be due to nutritional imbalance & inactivity or sedentary life - have a well balanced diet with more of fruits & vegetables including seasonal & green leafy ones, also have protein foods like eggs, milk & milk products, tofu, legumes,sprouts, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats - do regular exercise like walking, jogging, stretching, swimming, do moderate weight lifting at least twice a week, also include yoga & deep breathing in your schedule to keep your body fit.
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Heel pain in the morning during first wake up for female aged 42 years any medicine including Ayurveda is expected please advice.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Heel pain in the morning during first wake up for female aged 42 years any medicine including Ayurveda is expected pl...
Hi -apply ice, -do stretching of calf muscles, -wear proper footwear -try using a frozen bottle of water and gently rolling it under the arch and heel. Best wishes.
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My right hand joint has very pain in night times. In that time I apply (move) it will be lightly relif. How to reduce that one.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
My right hand joint has very pain in night times. In that time I apply (move) it will be lightly relif. How to reduce...
You should take acupressure treatment and take biochemic nat phos12x 4 tab thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 day's.
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There is problem now a days in my both legs. I am feeling pain in muscles of legs. What should I do.?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
There is problem now a days in my both legs. I am feeling pain in muscles of legs. What should I do.?
Requires detailed examination and investigation. Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress 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. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure that patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform
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Why there is pain suddenly in the elbow?

BPT
Physiotherapist,
Why there is pain suddenly in the elbow?
If pain increase with activities then it may be tennis or golfers elbow. Start ice fomentation, gel application and rest.
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I am 50 Years old I am having shoulder pain and some times I am facing difficult in taking breath. And also having sciatica getting gas trouble. Please help.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB, DAA, MNAMS
Pulmonologist, Navi Mumbai
I am 50 Years old I am having shoulder pain and some times I am facing difficult in taking breath. And also having sc...
Pain killers will cause gas and you will need antacid medications. Please see a chest specialist and may need rheumatologist opinion also.
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I have the pain in my right shoulder. It started when I tried to lift the weight with right hand 1 week ago. Pain is fading away but I can't get complete relief from this. It pains when I move the right arm very fast. please help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have the pain in my right shoulder. It started when I tried to lift the weight with right hand 1 week ago. Pain is ...
Homoeopathic treatment- rhus tox 30 *4 pills 3 times calc fluor 6x 4 pill 3 times for 8 days and inform. Need to do course of 2-3 months.
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Which medicines should I take for severe pain in my shoulder and neck after getting up in the morning?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Which medicines should I take for severe pain in my shoulder and neck after getting up in the morning?
Tk muscle relaxant medicine and do heat fermentation with rest time and stretching exercise must for you.
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I am suffering from leg pains since last week what are the precautions should I take.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from leg pains since last week what are the precautions should I take.
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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Hello doctors my wife 28 weeks pregnant now she is feeling more leg pains n little stomach pain too other than this she is fine please suggest.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello doctors my wife 28 weeks pregnant now she is feeling more leg pains n little stomach pain too other than this s...
As the baby increases in size, pains happen in stomach because tissues stretch to accommodate the child.
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