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Dr. Merlin

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Dr. Merlin Physiotherapist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Merlin is an experienced Physiotherapist in Shanthi Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Merlin personally at Prathikshaa Rehab Centre in Shanthi Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Merlin on has an excellent community of Physiotherapists in India. You will find Physiotherapists with more than 33 years of experience on You can find Physiotherapists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Actually m suffering from back pain for few day .in this regard can you suggest something which is helpful without taking pill.

Physiotherapist, Noida
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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Chronic Pain

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB Anaesthesiology, PDCC - Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai
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I am 21 years old male have back bone pain last 5 months. Used pain relief relief tablets but haven't got relief what do.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Here are some tips for how to handle your back pain: -stop normal physical activity for the first few days. This will help relieve your symptoms and reduce any swelling in the area of the pain. -apply heat or ice to the painful area. One good method is to use ice for the first 48 to 72 hours, and then use heat. Take pain relievers medicine. --while sleeping, try lying in a curled-up, fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you usually sleep on your back, place a pillow or rolled towel under your knees to relieve pressure. -find a mattress with back support. A good mattress should provide support for the natural curves and alignment of the spine. Medium-firm mattresses usually provide more back pain relief than firm mattresses. -do not perform activities that involve heavy lifting or twisting of your back for the first 6 weeks after the pain begins. -avoid bending forward and sitting in a place for long time -stretching and strengthening exercises are important. But, starting these exercises too soon after an injury can make your pain worse. -physiotherapy treatment like ift current can give you some relief. -a full history of your problem should be taken and your movements assessed by a physiotherapist. Please consult a physiotherapist for the same. Best wishes.
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My mom has problem in lungs and elbow. She is 60 year old and sometime pain is too much and unbearable. Then no other way except painkillers. So can you suggest me any ayurvedic medicine for this.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
You should take acupressure treatment and take biochemic calc flour 12x + mag phos12x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days and inform me private online.
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After Tabia Platau operation, I am not able to walk and fold my leg properly how much time it will take for me walk properly?

Physiotherapist, Pune
Gradually it becomes pain free and range comes approximately in 1 month; joint becomes fine in 3months. Recovery Is based on what physiotherapy treatment you are going through.
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I & my wife have pain in ours legs from last so many years, I have get check up twice from pgi, chandigarh but they says that you have not any problem tell us any treatment please.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Pain in legs (cramps) is a common condition. Do hot fomentation keep a pillow under the legs at night &/when resting. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. 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. You will need other supportive medicines also. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I am suffering from some shoulder problem since 12 years back my shoulders bent backward so what I have to do now please reply me?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Nat mur 200x + Mag phos 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 30 year old guy. My height is 5 feet 7 inches and my weight is 73 kg. I have started running in morning for 15 min on treadmill at 8-9 kmph for last 20 days. Now I feel a little pain in my knees. What may be the reasons? Should I stop running and switch to walking?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
It might be of muscle strain or of pathological reasons do Take UST and laser Therapy for pain relief for 15 days followed by strengthening exercise from Neuro physiotherapist best wishes
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Hello sir, I suffering from pull of back muscle during workout since 3 days. Even I can not move properly on bed. Please suggest me some medicine.

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hello there are many reasons of pain you should go through proper investigation. Physiotherapy is the best treatment for this condition. There are many reasons for this type of pain- 1. Overuse of muscles, 2. Deficiency of vitamin d3 or calcium, or lack of water in the body, 3. Postural stress, 4. Muscle strain, etc. Please send me all investigation reports if available. I can help you by providing correct ergonomic and physio-therapeutic tips. Till then you can follow these advises:- 1. Take calcium supplements and sun bath daily to prevent further damage to your joints. 2. Avoid heavy lifting. 3. Perform some gentle exercises and stretching of your all joints. 4. Walk straight with shoulder protracted. 5. Perform deep breathing exercises or yoga for proper functioning of lungs. Thanks. Wish you happy and pain free life.
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Hello doctor my mom is suffering from muscle pain. She is house wife in a village after the end of the day the pain becomes strong. She feels pain in legs and on back and also in joints. What Ca supplement should she take regularly. Hope for remedies. Thanks doctor.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Apply hot fomentation Take bath with warm water adding salt to it Do stretching of hamstrings, quadriceps & calf muscles Do back & knees isometrics Avoid forward bending activities
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I am 59 years old male and diabetic. Though its in control I feel knee pain while getting up from an indian toilet. While standing up my left knee makes noise Tak and pains. Kindly suggest.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I would suggest her to following home remedy Natural home remedy using cinnamon powder: 1. Boil 1 L of water 2. Let it simmer for 20 min on low flame 3. While simmering, add 3 tsp of cinnamon powder 4. Strain the mixture 5. Drink entire amount of this water everyday surely you will get results, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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I am 78 yrs. Suffering from knee-joint pain perticularly right knee from last two yrs. What should I do?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. This will relieve your problem. Press the point on the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from toe in the foot 20 times by pressing and releasing with a blunt edge of a pen. Further rotate your foot clockwise and anticlockwise 10 times. Massage your leg with both hands. Please report the progress after 5 days.
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I am 58 years now my both knees are in pain when I start to move/walk. My weight is 79 kg.I want to loose my weight minimum 14kg .My hight is 5' -5.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Solapur
Please do more walking use knee support with hinges do knee exercises if pain is more then take treatment buy PST machine
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Doctor I having problems to back pain to daily hard study because I am a students so doctor what can I do daily and not do.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
Use study table during studies. Posture modification. Back strengthening exercises and back support while studying. Don't sit for long duration get some breaks.
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Sir, my mother is 50 years old. She has backache due to disc problem. She haa been used more medicine since a ten year.

Homeopath, Raebareli
It need correction by either surgery and or she needs to wear the special ortho-belt designed for such patient. She need not to stand for long at a stretch. Also her food should be such which does not increases her body weight. Do hot and cold compresses alternately Take Mag Phos 6x - 4 tabs thrice daily with warm water as a initial treatment strategy Continue treatment.
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I am suffering from pain in my left knee for the last 15/20 years. The pain is acute on the left side just below the knee cap. I am applying an oil-message but no significant relief.

Commonwealth Fellow Joint Replacement, DNB - Orthopedics, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Do not ignore your pain for long time. It will damage your knee joints more badly. So we advise you visit joint replacement surgeon or orthopaedic surgeon nearby your area. They will advised you better for your treatment.
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Orthopedist, Chennai
There is another silently progressing, common disease other than diabetes and hypertension that can cause potentially serious risk to your health in old age. Osteoporosis meaning “porous bones” indicates a condition where your bones become more porous, thinner and weaker due to accelerated loss of bone or reduced bone formation or both. It is most evident in the vertebrae of spine, hip bones and in the wrists.
Thin and porous vertebrae fracture easily. They crumble on their own or due to minor stresses during daily activities like coughing, sneezing, bending forwards. These fractures can be painless and go unnoticed in multiple levels till the spine develops a forward bend and a noticeable loss of height. Or it can cause significant pain and disability, limitation in daily activities and increased dependence on others. A simple slip and fall at home can cause a fracture in the hip bones that can make the patient completely bed ridden. These situations commonly cause depression and general deterioration of health and leads to other risky complications in old age.
Though it is most common women after menopause, it also happens in men above age of 65 years and in those with certain risk factors like liver or kidney disease, thyroid or parathyroid disorders, and certain tumours. Smoking has been proven to cause osteoporosis. Long term steroid intake given for various conditions and medications given for seizure disorders also can cause osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis can be detected easily by a screening test called the DEXA scan. Any one above the age of 50 years should consult an orthopaedic surgeon to know if they are at risk of osteoporosis and whether he/she needs a DEXA scan. If the DEXA scan reveals that you have osteoporosis, you must be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon and an endocrinologist to look for other treatable conditions that can cause osteoporosis. There are medications that are prescribed to strengthen the bones and reduce the risk of fractures in future. Diet rich in calcium and vitamin D and supplementary calcium and vitamin D medications are also an essential part of treatment.
Although the vertebral osteoporotic fractures commonly heal in a few weeks with bed rest and medications, some of them may not heal in time or cause severe pain and disability. These patients might need surgical intervention. Vertebroplasty is a procedure that involves injection of bone cement into the broken vertebra and can give immediate pain relief. Kyphoplasty is a similar procedure that can restore the height of the fractured vertebral body and reduce the forward stoop in the spine. Open surgery might be required sometimes if the collapsed vertebra causes a compression of the spinal cord or nerves in the spine. Osteoporotic hip fractures and wrist fractures often need surgical treatment for fixation.
Prevention of osteoporosis should begin in childhood. Growing bones accumulate calcium and the calcium in bones reaches a peak at around age of 26 to 30 years. After that age, there is a slow decline in the bone calcium, which accelerates in old age especially in women after menopause. So those who reach a lower peak of calcium in bones by the age of 30 are at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis in old age. This means that adequate intake of dietary calcium, vitamin D and adequate exercise from young age is very important to prevent osteoporosis.
Prevention of falls and resultant fractures in those who are osteoporotic is an important aspect of treatment. This needs modification of their living spaces to remove the risks of a slip and fall. Routine exercises and an active lifestyle load the bones and make them stronger and it is a must for all those with osteoporosis and those at risk of developing osteoporosis.
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Hi sir. My name is devendar. My age is twenty eight. An suffering from back pain since 2 years. I cannot walk long distances. 4 years back I fell off from bus. From that time. I am suffering this pain. Please suggest me how to avoid this pain.

Physiotherapist, Delhi
Dear lybrate user your problem solved by physiotherapy, ift, us, hot pack stretching of back muscles, strengthening exercise of back muscles, avoid forward bending, heavy weight lifting, jerks, use hard flat bed, use l's belt during travelling prolonged standing and sitting.
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I have pain in my thumb, index finger and middle finger of my left palm since last two months, what medicines should take?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
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. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.
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My both legs paining so much over 1 week. N my back also constantly paining. What should I do?

Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Rhus Tox 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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