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Dr. Merlin

Physiotherapist, Chennai

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
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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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 Lybrate.com.

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Sir, maire pero mai bhot Dino se dard ho raha hai Maine doctor ko bhi dikhaya par koi arma nhi. Please advise.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir, maire pero mai bhot Dino se dard ho raha hai Maine doctor ko bhi dikhaya par koi arma nhi. Please advise.
Do heat fermentation and stretching exercise and avoid long standing ya physiotherapy treatment tens therapy after relief do strength exercise.
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Whenever I get up in the morning, there is a severe pain in my foot and ankles (bottom part). This is some past 6 months or so. What is the reason for this and what is the remedy.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Whenever I get up in the morning, there is a severe pain in my foot and ankles (bottom part). This is some past 6 mon...
Your calf muscle and ankle muscle are tight .pain duration is last 6 month so with physiotherapy take sm stretch exercise.
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Why am I having a sharp constant pain right above hip which extends up to upper back.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Why am I having a sharp constant pain right above hip which extends up to upper back.
Hi, dear lybrate user, it might b due to muscle-pull of gluteus maximums while lifting weight, jerks. Take, homoeo-medicine* @ arnica mont 200- 6 pills, thrice a day. @ causticum 200- 6 pills, alternate morning * avoid, jerks, lifting heavy weight. Junk food, report, fortnightly.
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I have Arthritis. In my leg it's pain very much please give me a help ful medicine, because of it I can't sleep at night also.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I have Arthritis. In my leg it's pain very much please give me a help ful medicine, because of it I can't sleep at ni...
hello raj for treatment please provide your age & other reports XRAY & blood reports .1) Do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min., afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) Start natural calcium supplement. 3) Do regular stretching exercise 4) In yoga DO BHUJANGASAN, HALASAN & SURYANAMASKAR. This will give you relief in mild to moderate cases. Give feedback after 7 days. We also provide some health packages for your disease
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Avoid running, jogging, jumping, and sitting cross leg, to prevent further worsening of knee pain

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Avoid running, jogging, jumping, and sitting cross leg, to prevent further worsening of knee pain
Avoid running, jogging, jumping, and sitting cross leg, to prevent further worsening of knee pain.
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I have a sitting job so I have to work 9 hours that's why I have back pain. So give me any solution for control back pain?

Cert.MDT (Mckenzie spine Therapist), CMP, MPTh/MPT, CDNT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I have a sitting job so I have to work 9 hours that's why I have back pain. So give me any solution for control back ...
Do hot fomentation twice daily. Postural correction- always sit with a small pillow at your low back. Sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises like bridging and bhujang asana x twice daily. Sleep on your back with a pillow under your knees. And get vit d levels checked. Go for regular walks follow 30-30 rule when at work. After every 30 min of work. Do 30 sec of stretching or stand and walk a bit.
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I am a 21yr old girl and I am having pain in knee joint and also near my foot. A few days actually I was suffering from allergy and the very next day I had pain in my joints and my leg was a bit swollen and also fever. In my scalp I have seen small white flakes but its not like dandruff. I did all the tests and my wbc count was - 11, 900 and hb - 9.4? what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a 21yr old girl and I am having pain in knee joint and also near my foot. A few days actually I was suffering fr...
You are suffering from leucocytosis with anaemia and can take tablet moxikind cv 625 mg 1-1 for three days and Apart from taking symptomatic treatment take tablet folvite with orofer-xt once a day
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I am suffering from a pain in the inner side of the knee, due to what my physician tells me is a ligament tear during exercise. Pain is not lessening inspite of ice pack application since last ten days. What should I do?

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. You are around 51 years of age, and pain is towards inner knee aspect. Anyway is it possible for you to send me a clinical picture of your knee and an x ray if you have already done it? also tell me whether there is any associated swelling, skin redness or local warmth over the skin? what medicines do you generally take for other conditions? my advice to you till the time I can see your investigations and image is - continue with ice packs - limb elevation at night - if possible, use a brace for mobilization - take an anti-inflammatory medication for 5-7 days as per your body's suitability please let me know with image and x rays. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 80 year old male and get pain in my legs hamstring. What should I do? I have no diabetes. Borderline bp thanks.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
I am 80 year old male and get pain in my legs hamstring.
What should I do? I have no diabetes. Borderline bp
thanks.
Identify the midpoint between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. 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. Give pressure the dipping point on the portion between the thumb and the index finger on the back of the palm. Press and release for 15 times where the pain is more. This will solve the problem.
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I am 31year old male I have a pain in My back I have use a pain killer but no relief. Pleas tell what I do to relief this pain?

BPTh/BPT, PGDIE
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am 31year old male I have a pain in My back I have use a pain killer but no relief. Pleas tell what I do to relief ...
Hi. If your profession is lot of sitting kind of a job then try a soft back cushion attached to your office chair. Back pain has become very common these days nothing to worry about that. It may be due to posture you are sitting during the whole day. Try this for a week if you don't feel any change feel free to contact me.
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I have pain in my hand, what I want to play I can't play any game. What I will do.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have pain in my hand, what I want to play I can't play any game. What I will do.
Ok don't worry do physiotherapy treatment tens therapy and ultrasonic therapy for 7 ya 10 days and start playing your game and if you hv any injury you can ask further treatment.
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I am 36 years old having back pain since two years. I took pain killer for relief but after two hours pain started again. Please give me advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 36 years old having back pain since two years. I took pain killer for relief but after two hours pain started ag...
Homoeopathic medicinee REPL-18 BACKACHE DROPS ( REPL) Drink 10 drop in 20 ml freh water 3 time daily HAEMOCAL ( SBL) Chew 4 tab twice daily Drink 2 glass milk daily Prohibit from climbing sstairs
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I am 21 years old, I have too much back pain, I am gym trainer, I hav asked lots of doctors but pain is not yet gone. Please help me what to do?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 21 years old, I have too much back pain, I am gym trainer, I hav asked lots of doctors but pain is not yet gone....
Several different factors can be attributed to low back pain. It could be tissue tightness, improper lifting form, too much weight or improper posture. To Relieve your back pain: Get into a good posture–have your head on top of your rib cage and rib cage on top of your pelvis. That usually will relieve some of it. Also, try squeezing your glutes, and stretching your hip flexor and hamstrings. If you have pain shooting into your glutes, shooting into one leg, or you feel numbness or tingling, these tips won’t help much
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Dear Sir mere gardan aur kamar ne bahut dard hota hai aur bar bar chatkani padti hai please koi upai batao.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear Sir mere gardan aur kamar ne bahut dard hota hai aur bar bar chatkani padti hai please koi upai batao.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Calc fluor 30 (4 drops in little water) every morning empty stomach only one dose in a day for a week. 2. Rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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I am 59 suffering from knee pain& shoulder pain & also i am overweight. What should I do ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jabalpur
Hello , 1 st you have to reduce your weight form yoga and pranayam. After that you have to take lekya medicines which can remove your fat from your body. If you want to complete treatment of Ayurveda than reply me ok.
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I get thirsty at times and my legs keep paining. Have gone through full checkups but nothing serious. What to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
I get thirsty at times and my legs keep paining. Have gone through full checkups but nothing serious. What to do?
Hi, you can take homeopathic medicine carb veg 200 5 drops in few luke water and report back after with feedback. Drink 3 glasses of water empty stomach daily, and have mg containing products like tomato, green leafy veggies, curd, dark chocolates, nuts, beans etc,
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MPTh/MPT, MSC CVR, MANUAL THERAPIST
Physiotherapist,
Pain Between Shoulder Blades:

Pain between shoulder blades can produce that nagging type of pain that is difficult to reach. Most often it is related to muscle problems, however, a herniated disc or pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain in this area, along with neck joint irritation. These causes usually respond to neck and/or shoulder movements. Pain between the shoulders can also be referred by the heart, stomach and gallbladder or, if you have osteoporosis, a possible compression fracture.

If there has been a past injury to the area or from years of poor posture, a degenerative condition like arthritis can develop in the area between the shoulders causing upper back pain.

Muscle Pain Between Shoulders:

While there are many muscles that can cause pain between the shoulder blades, the major muscles often involved are the trapezius and the rhomboid. The trapezius is a large muscle, while the rhomboid is a smaller muscle that runs between the spine and the shoulder blades.

With typical poor postural habits, the head is forward and the back becomes rounded. As the upper back becomes rounded, the rhomboid muscles stretch out. This is typically seen with a slumped posture when sitting at a computer or desk. The muscles become overstretched and weak, placing abnormal stress on the spinal bones, altered motion and, over time, can develop scar tissues from small tears which develop.

Treatment of the muscles with moist heat therapy and massage techniques can help. A particular technique called ischemic compression can be used for tender areas often called trigger points, seen in the picture with the “X”. This technique uses a tennis ball or special neck muscle release tool. Place the ball or release tool on the floor and lay on your back with the ball or tool between the shoulder blades. You can control the pressure and when you find a tender area, hold it until the pain gradually fades – about 20 to 30 seconds, although it may take a minute.

For those with chronic problems that need more than compression due to excessive scar tissue, the help of a professional Physiotherapist should help. Considerable involvement of the trapezius can cause what is often termed trapezius myalgia and the are exercises for the trapezius muscle that have proven beneficial. Since arthritic changes and joint problems may occur, this is a common area for careful spinal adjustments.

Upper back pain pillow:

The use of lumbar support pillows, which help maintain the normal curve of the lower back when sitting, can help to correct rounded shoulder posture, especially when driving a car or working at a desk. The back of the chair should not be pushed forward and should have a slight backward angle. These tips for the best posture when sitting at a computer can be helpful.

For those who sit for long periods and get so involved in work that they forget to take breaks and change postures, a timer set for 20 to 30 minutes can be placed in a location that you must get up to turn it off and reset it can be a great solution.

For some, the use of a posture support brace can assist the muscles of the upper back and spine to assume the correct posture. A universal support will allow gradual adjustments as your posture improves, so it will be a temporary aid.

When using armrests on a chair, having them too low can stress the trapezius muscle, too high can cause tension of the neck and shoulder muscles, so try to sit close to your desk with the armrests at desk level.

Often, with rounded shoulder posture, the chest muscles (pectorals) can become tight and the in the door stretch can help with tight pectoral muscles and overstretched trapezius and rhomboid muscles.

Stretch for pain between shoulder blades:

Use of door frames or resistance bands is of great use.


Sleeping with pain between shoulder blades:

For those who like to sleep on their side and have difficulty finding a comfortable position due to pain between shoulder blades, a pillow can be placed under the affected arm to prevent it from rotating forward and stretching the trapezius and rhomboid muscles. There are body pillows that can help keep the back from twisting the lower part of the trapezius and can also fit under the arm at the same time. A compact body pillow can achieve this without being to heavy or bulky. A neck pillow designed for side sleeping can add the final touch to a comfortable night’s sleep that reduces pain between shoulder blades.


Disc & Joint Causes Of Pain Between Shoulder Blades


A facet joint problem involving the small joints in the back of the neck may cause pain between shoulder blades. The lower facet joints can radiate pain to this area. This can often be as a result of a whiplash type injury or in those who spend long periods working overhead or looking up. So, this pain might be felt more when tilting the head backward. For those who work in this position, a support for the back of the head can help.

The lower discs in the neck can become herniated, torn or degenerative changes can occur which place pressure on the nerves and this may also cause pain between shoulder blades. C7 or C8 nerve pain can radiate between the shoulder blades. Typically, there will be other symptoms like pain or tingling/numbness into the arm or hand, but sometimes neck pain and pain between shoulder blades are the only sign.

Difficult cases involving pain between shoulder blades may require medications and perhaps an orthopedic consultation, however, some home treatments using moist heat, posture changes and traction units may help.

Since these various conditions may occur together, a more comprehensive approach may be required to treat pain between shoulder blades not responding to basic postural modification and conservative therapies.

For any further assistance book an appointment with us.9820011774
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Pain in left leg from ten years>symptoms like sciatica. Start pain from left side of hip to down the left leg. If apply ointment it relief for some time.Took MRI two times. Nerve slightly affected. Give suggestion.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
You have to do 1.Spinal exercises 2.Avoid bending 3.Avoid carrying more weight 4avoid bike riding 5.Take some nurovitamin tab / inj
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I am suffering from calves prblm. I am athlete & I run approx half an hour in a day but when I run my calves doesn't bother me but after completing my running. Pain happens & it remain for 2 to 3 days & due to this pain I can't wake properly so what should I do ?Nthng happened while running on NXT day.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from calves prblm. I am athlete & I run approx half an hour in a day but when I run my calves doesn't ...
Avoid Squatting- Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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My uncle is complaining about severe pain in his left shoulder. He already have a problem of back pain. Now both the pains hit him together. Can you please suggest me any remedy. Thanks in advance.

BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
My uncle is complaining about severe pain in his left shoulder. He already have a problem of back pain. Now both the ...
Dear mam may your uncle hve frozen shoulder so tell him to start shoulder range of motion exercise nd for back start back extension exercise. Avoid forward bending. Thanks.
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