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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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Hi I have back pain for the last 10 yrs. I am writing from BD and want to take treatment from a reputed doctor.

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hi I have back pain for the last 10 yrs. I am writing from BD and want to take treatment from a reputed doctor.
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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I have serious back pain. I take to much medicine. But none of medicine work. Pls tell me which medicine help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
I have serious back pain. I take to much medicine. But none of medicine work. Pls tell me which medicine help me.
Exercise regularly including stretching, yoga and exercises by lying on back. Do not sit at one place for longer time, avoid bending and lifting heavy weight. Apply orthomove ointment or oil over back twice daily. You may need internal medication.
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I am feeling very depressed and I have back pain. I request you to provide some pills and please provide pills for my head pain it's paining a lot.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am feeling very depressed and I have back pain. I request you to provide some pills and please provide pills for my...
Do meditation and do physical activity avoid pills it will harm you in future so don't addict do stretching exercise and yoga.
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I'm a 22 yr male and have shoulder pain what I should?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
I'm a 22 yr male and have shoulder pain what I should?
Hi I can understand your problem 1) avoid activities that make your symptoms worse 2) apply ice packs 3) start physiotherapy treatment as electrotherapy will reduce pain inflammation 4) exercise and mannual therapy will help in painfree movement. Best wishes.
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My mother 54 . She is suffering from a very high pain in joint and pain in knee and legs and hand. What to do? Please suggest.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mother 54 . She is suffering from a very high pain in joint and pain in knee and legs and hand. What to do? Please...
Advice. Avoid sitting cross legged. 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. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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I met and bike accident doctor suggested me surgery for right leg ligament tear. Is there is any treatment for this.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I met and bike accident doctor suggested me surgery for right leg ligament tear.
Is there is any treatment for this.
Yes, You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Calc flour 200x + Mag phos200x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days
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I am 35 years old and suffering from backache since last two years, Please help me.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 35 years old and suffering from backache since last two years, Please help me.
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress 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. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again.
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I am San khan. I have some back pain from last three months. I can sleep I ant after rid from this. Please help me to rid from this problem.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am San khan. I have some back pain from last three months. I can sleep I ant after rid from this. Please help me to...
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation.
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I am 29 yrs old male and have sciatica for last 2 months what should I do?

DNB (ENT), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
Hi . Sciatica is due to nerve compression. You must get an mri do see if the lumbar disc has prolapsed and if it is compressing the nerve. If it is then you will need physiotherapy and back strengthening exercises. For pain relief steroid medications can be prescribed after consulting with a neurologist.
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Hello sir I'm 20 years old male, I have back pain I try many ointments but they not give relief in pain. So what should I do for relief.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello sir I'm 20 years old male, I have back pain I try many ointments but they not give relief in pain. So what shou...
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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I have pain in my ankle when I perform house work. I ground difficult to stand after sitting gor a while. Can you suggest me what should be done?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Avoid sitting cross legged. Ankle stretching. Ankle strengthening exercises. Avoid squatting. Quadriceps exercises. Core strenthening exercises. Stretch calves get a custom made insole. Hams stretching. Sports taping. Hot fomentation.
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I am last 20 years doing treatment of my depression like I wash my hands legs with soap n one subject to talk many times n fight in depression. Ocn types. As not confident in dirty or leakage of confidential. Please advice. I take medicine cofranil. Trika. Amitryin. Indian drugs.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am last 20 years doing treatment of my depression like I wash my hands legs with soap n one subject to talk many ti...
Hand exercise dear, you can do it, 1……. Make a Fist Hand and finger exercises can help strengthen your hands and fingers, increase your range of motion, and give you pain relief. Stretch only until you feel tightness. You shouldn't feel pain. Start with this simple stretch: •Make a gentle fist, wrapping your thumb across your fingers. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Release and spread your fingers wide. •Repeat with both hands at least four times. Finger Stretch Try this stretch to help with pain relief and to improve the range of motion in your hands: •Place your hand palm-down on a table or other flat surface. •Gently straighten your fingers as flat as you can against the surface without forcing your joints. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and then release. •Repeat at least four times with each hand. Claw Stretch This stretch helps improve the range of motion in your fingers. •Hold your hand out in front of you, palm facing you. •Bend your fingertips down to touch the base of each finger joint. Your hand should look a little like a claw. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and release. Repeat at least four times on each hand. Grip Strengthener This exercise can make it easier to open door knobs and hold things without dropping them. •Hold a soft ball in your palm and squeeze it as hard as you can. •Hold for a few seconds and release. •Repeat 10 to 15 times on each hand. Do this exercise two to three times a week, but rest your hands for 48 hours in between sessions. Don't do this exercise if your thumb joint is damaged. I hope apka hand acha or majbut ho jayga thnx…………………………………………….
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I have backache for 5 days. Is there any serious problem or not?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist,
I have backache for 5 days. Is there any serious problem or not?
Hi Thanks for your query and welcome to Lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from Fortis hospital, New Delhi. You have actually mentioned back pain since 5 days which could be just a muscular strain . 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, a muscle relaxant like tab myoril can also be started in small doses for 5-7 days. - 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 suffering with my left knee And it continues last 2 years Any suggestions would help me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering with my left knee
And it continues last 2 years Any suggestions would help me.
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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I am 21 years old male, having back pain for past few months. What should i do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I am 21 years old male, having back pain for past few months. What should i do?
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 could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days, then contact me again.
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I have been suffering from serious back pain. I have used many ointments but had no good result. What should I do not.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have been suffering from serious back pain. I have used many ointments but had no good result. What should I do not.
First of all check your posture when you are lifting any material like heavy bucket. And try to lift the heavy bucket without bending your back. You may lift the bucket after bending your knees only. This will definitely help you. * gentle massage with lukewarm mustard oil of your waist area will also give you relief. * surya namaskar is only exercise which you need to do. * in diet vegetable protein of cereal, b complex supplements and half teaspoon of haldi in a cup of milk for seven days will give you enough relief.
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My mom has pain in knee joint. And unusual swelling in foots. She can not stand up for long time. Whenever she stands in kitchen. Her foot got swollen. Otherwise it remain normal.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mom has pain in knee joint. And unusual swelling in foots. She can not stand up for long time. Whenever she stands...
X-ray of bilateral knee and thyroid checkup tk calcium supplements and vit b12 tk ice pack and avoid long standing and apply pain relief ointment.
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My mother have leg pain for long days. What should she do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
My mother have leg pain for long days. What should she do?
Hi I can understand your problem. *take rest *increase fluid intake *gently stretch or massage your leg muscle. * apply heat to tight muscles or cold to tender muscles. * there are various treatment options in physiotherapy which depends on your health and severity of your symptoms. Kindly reply for private consultation to discuss detailed treatment plan. Wishing you good health.
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I am Sofia, I have a query fr my frnd she is 22 years old she's suffering frm hip to bump pain she s unmarried n v both r doing Master of engineering now v hve upcoming exams 3-4 days continuously she s posting of saying sever pain. She is in hostel. First she said she had pain frm to bump n now @spinal. please I kindly request doctor's to suggest hw can I help her.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am Sofia, I have a query fr my frnd she is 22 years old she's suffering frm hip to bump pain she s unmarried n v bo...
It might be of refered pain of Sciatica do Take IFT and laser Therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist Best wishes Do revert for further assistance Best Wishes.
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My back aches a lot even though m going to gym regularly frm last 10 days. Back in the sense just upper part of hips on both sides they pain alot. And I hv pain in my right thigh. Any solutions I have consulted many docs but they are just like go on jogging evryday. and i am doing that but no result.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
My back aches a lot even though m going to gym regularly frm last 10 days. Back in the sense just upper part of hips ...
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You are actually quite young to have a prolonged back pain. Can you tell me what was the initiating factor for your pain? apart from pain, do you feel any other symptoms like weakness, numbness or paresthesias in legs as well? is there any localized swelling or any associated systemic symptoms like fever, night sweats, weight loss etc? 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, you can also add a muscle relaxant to relax muscle spasm - 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.
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