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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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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication There will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly And spine block will work for six months
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Causes and Symptoms of Shin Splints

MS - Orthopaedics, MCH, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS, FJR
Orthopedist, Delhi
Causes and Symptoms of Shin Splints

Shin splints' is a condition, which is characterized by pain in the shin bone, the bone that is present in front of the leg. Shin splints tend to occur quite frequently in runners and dancers as their activities tend to stress the shin bone.

Causes: When excess force is applied to the shinbone, it may result in swelling of the muscles, causing pain and inflammation. It may also occur from stress reactions to fractures in the bone. Cracks tend to develop due to constant application of force in the bones. If the area is not well rested then these cracks will not heal and ultimately lead to a complete fracture.

Some other causes of shin splints are:

  1. Muscle imbalance in the glutes or the thighs
  2. Anatomical deformity such as flat foot
  3. Not using proper form during training
  4. Lack of flexibility
  5. If you wear improper shoes during workouts, then it may lead to shin problems
  6. Running downhill may lead to excessive stress on the shin leading to shin splints

Symptoms:
The symptoms of shin splints are: 

  1. You may experience swelling in the lower leg
  2. A dull pain in the front portion of the leg
  3. Tenderness around the shin area
  4. Numbness around the shin area
  5. Inflammation in the shin area
  6. You may experience severe pain while walking

Treatment: The basic treatment for shin splints is the RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) protocol. It means allowing the leg to rest, applying ice packs and wearing compression bandages. It is recommended to take rest and not exert the leg beyond a certain point to limit the damage. The complications that may result from shin splints are compartment syndrome, where there is buildup of pressure in the muscle. In some cases, where the muscle tears off from the bone, a surgery may be required to treat this condition.

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Iam getting low back pain since last two months iam not a heavy weight lifter but still it pains a lot iam taking pain killers when I get pains please advice.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Iam getting low back pain since last two months iam not a heavy weight lifter but still it pains a lot iam taking pai...
Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily Bhujang Asana x 15 timesx twice daily Core Strengthening Exercises. Back Stretching.
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Dear dr, My mom have knee pain and irritation in leg palm cracks, Pls recommend remedies.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Dear dr,
My mom have knee pain and irritation in leg palm cracks,
Pls recommend remedies.
Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone.
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Ways to Treat Bursitis

Fellowship in Knee Replacement, D.N.B. (Orthopaedics) , MBBS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Ways to Treat Bursitis

The movement between bones and muscles is possible due to the fluid filled sacs that enable smooth gliding of the bones. When there is an inflammation of these sacs, condition known as bursitis results, leading to friction, reduced movement, painful movement, discomfort, and irritation.

Some of the common causes of bursitis include age, which brings along reduced elasticity of the tendons and ligaments.  Additionally, sudden injury to the bursa area, repetitive stress, overuse of the ligaments or tendons, incorrect posture, and improper exercise can all lead to bursitis.

The most commonly affected parts are the elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles. The dull, aching pain that ensues is accompanied by stiffness. Movement can worsen this pain.  The area can be red, hot, and swollen indicating infection. Whatever the area affected, some of the common ways to manage bursitis pain are listed below.

  1. Rest: As soon as bursitis is identified, the area must be rested. As noted, in most cases, repetitive stress and injury is the most common cause, and resting the area really helps.
  2. Ice only: If bursitis is happening for the first time, then an ice pack alone should help reduce the pain in 1 to 2 days.
  3. Ice and moist heat: If it is happening repeatedly, then alternating moist heat and ice for 15 minutes each will help.  This can be done two to three times a day. 
  4. Anti-inflammatories: In most cases, if rest and topical therapy are not working, then the regular anti-inflammatory agents may be given. 
  5. Physical Therapy: In some cases, mild exercises can help reduce inflammation and pain. 
  6. DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide): This clear, colorless, oily liquid is made from wood pulp and helps in reducing the inflammation caused by bursitis. A 70% DMSO mixture can be applied with cotton on the affected area 3 times a day for 3 days, then 2 times a day for the next 3 days, and then 1 time a day for the next 3 days.  If there is no improvement in the first 3 days, it needs to be discontinued.
  7. Foods to remove calcium deposits: In a number of cases, bursitis that is present for months or years is worsened due to the calcium deposits. Foods like apple cider vinegar can help dissolve the calcium deposits that could have formed in the bursa.
  8. Steroids: Local injections of corticosteroids may be necessary in some cases. Though inflammation can be curtailed with this, there is always the fear of hampered immunity and altered sugar levels.
  9. Surgical drainage: In very rare cases, the bursa may need to be surgically drained.

Bursitis is a very common issue and can be managed easily as well. Consult your doctor and avoid medicating on your own.

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My mother is 50 and she is back pain. Her spinal cord from lower side have edges due to bones are cracked from inside and they are now which is causing extreme pain in her back. because muscles are swell from inside. Please what to do now.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My mother is 50 and she is back pain. Her spinal cord from lower side have edges due to bones are cracked from inside...
Hello apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on your affected part and give hot water fomentation .take yograj guggul and agni tundi vati after lunch and dinner with warm water. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya vatari capsule and syrup twice a day. Avoid fermented food. Junk food.
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My brother suffering with backpain monocyte count is zero how can increase the monocyte and which type of treatment is suitable for him.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My brother suffering with backpain monocyte count is zero how can increase the monocyte and which type of treatment i...
Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. 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. Core strengthening exercises- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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My body is paining. Its near left arm near shoulder. And near back around ribs. Pain started around week before and it was back side.now pain in slowly transferred front side. Some time I can' t take deep breathe. MY Age is 37 years old and am male.

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. Your complaints have started from back region and gradually have gone to front and now your shoulder area. My advise is to: - start with gentle anti-inflammatory medication for 5-7 days - local analgesic spray can be used for pain relief as well - hot packs should be done at home 3-4 times in a day, you can also start with ice packs for 3-4 days initially - physical therapy initialy under supervision of a physiotherapist and modalities initially. Let me know in about a week to 10 days time whether you are improving or not, otherwise we will see what investigation needs to be done in your case. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 46 years old have a leg pain since 25 years I have used so much tablets and ointment bbt I can't pls suggest a ointment never pain again.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 46 years old have a leg pain since 25 years I have used so much tablets and ointment bbt I can't pls suggest a o...
I would suggest you to take Rehabilitation exercises and IFT for pain relief for 7 days regularly Do revert for further assistance Best Wishes
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I m suffering from lower back pain every day early morning I get up early because of pain. Whole day I do not get that pains. It only start paining in the morning while I am sleeping.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I m suffering from lower back pain every day early morning I get up early because of pain. Whole day I do not get tha...
Here are some tips for how to handle your back pain while sleeping: -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 -avoid bending forward and sitting in a place for long time -stretching and strengthening exercises are important. Consult a physiotherapist for detail assessment and management of your pain. Best wishes.
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Hello sir working as software it developer manager so daily eight hours I am had to sitting chair post 9 months so im suffering with back pain I used many tablets it can't work and when am sitting continues it. Will be started please help me.

MPT(Neurology), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Hello sir working as software it developer manager so daily eight hours I am had to sitting chair post 9 months so im...
Due to long sitting hours your back muscles are getting overloaded and fatigued. Firstly make some postural adjustments. Your desktop should be at your eye level, sit straight, keep a pillow behind your lower back take breaks every 2 hrs walk and stretch your back. Apart from this exercises for your low back are necessary. Learn these from a physiotherapist.
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I have a weak right knee, on account of an injury a few years back. What exercises can I do to strengthen it.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
I have a weak right knee, on account of an injury a few years back. What exercises can I do to strengthen it.
You first need a proper examination by a sports injury specialist to check any damage to the ligaments due to the injury.
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Hi I am 31 years old and suffering from both knees pain since last two yrs while long standing and normal chair settii have done x. Rays and it shows tibial spiking. Is it early osteoarthritis symptom. Tell me

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear, it is not your age for knee pain anyhow get it properly checked and consult a orthopedic surgeon who will guide you properly. You can take tendocare one tab tds for 15 days with calcium and d3 sachets and glucosamine tablet twice daily. And do morning walk regularly and knee exercises with yoga in routine, you will be fine.
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I have knee pain from last four months I have gone to a doctor who give me a liquid medicine named omilcal suspension with calcium supplements ,Vitamin D3 and Vitamin B12.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Ranchi
I have knee pain from last four months I have gone to a doctor who give me a liquid medicine named omilcal suspension...
Keep cont medication start Knee muscle strengthening exercises, Quadriceps Drill etc. For your healthy knee and to prevent knee surgeries.
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I am 38 years old female, single, feeling tired and sleepy my legs and knees are paining badly. My work is at the computer, what shall I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), diploma in anorectal disease
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
Take proherb powder an ayurvedic protein formula with shatavari ashwagandha. It increase your immunity and energy level very fast dose 1 tsf with warm milk two times.
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My right wrist joint is paning from recent times and I can observe a small bone that is growing at the joint part of the wrist and it is paining and I can not move my hand freely its paining all the time.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My right wrist joint is paning from recent times and I can observe a small bone that is growing at the joint part of ...
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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Hii doctor I am suffering from a very hard hand and shoulder pain for extra workout what can I do fir this.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hii doctor I am suffering from a very hard hand and shoulder pain for extra workout what can I do fir this.
Shoulder advice. Regular stretching of shoulder muscles. Warm up and cool down is a must. Hot fomentation.
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Whenever I take meat like chicken ,mutton , my part of the joint (body) pain like anything and I could not walk properly . What is these type of things call? Is this a gaut. please suggest.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Whenever I take meat like chicken ,mutton , my part of the joint (body) pain like anything and I could not walk prope...
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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I have been having pain in my leg since the last few days, only my right leg pains when I walk, it gets numb too. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have been having pain in my leg since the last few days, only my right leg pains when I walk, it gets numb too. Wha...
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 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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My mother has constant pain in her legs, even when she is at home for the entire day. What could be the reasons?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
My mother has constant pain in her legs, even when she is at home for the entire day. What could be the reasons?
Hello pain may be due weakness, fatigue, exersion, over weight or metabolic disorder. Do regular exercise eat haelthy and balanced diet. Best wishes.
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