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Dr. Mervyn Sam  - Physiotherapist, Chennai

Dr. Mervyn Sam

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT

Physiotherapist, Chennai

11 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹150 online
Dr. Mervyn Sam BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT Physiotherapist, Chennai
11 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹150 online
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Dr. Mervyn Sam is a trusted Physiotherapist in K H M Hospital, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 10 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. He has done BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT. You can consult Dr. Mervyn Sam at Physiotherapy on wheels in K H M Hospital, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Mervyn Sam on Lybrate.com.

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BPTh/BPT - UCA - 2006
MPTh/MPT - SRU - 2009
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senior physiotherapist at ministry of health (R. O. Y)
senior physiotherapist at MINISTRY OF HEALTH (R. O. Y)
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Indian Association of Physiotherapist

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I have severe back pain, in morning pain becomes more and also coming down to under the foot ,tried physiotherapy, what is another remedy?

DNB (Orthopedics), fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
I have severe back pain, in morning pain becomes more and also coming down to under the foot ,tried physiotherapy, wh...
Ur complaints suggestive of Acute lumbago associated with pivd. For that, u need to take rest for 3-4 days and hot fomentation, anti inflammatory muscle relaxant for few days. if pain doesn't improve then go for further evaluation immediately.
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Knee Pain - 8 Effective Ways to Manage it

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB Anaesthesiology, PDCC - Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai
Knee Pain - 8 Effective Ways to Manage it

Knee pain is a common phenomenon that plagues most of the people irrespective of their age. It can be the outcome of a torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament. Medical complications, such as infections, gout or arthritis (painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints) can also give way to knee pain. Minor knee pain can be eased by self-care remedies such as physical therapy or by putting on knee braces. However, few complications might demand surgical repair. Pain can be managed by the pain management specialists.

Tips to manage knee pain

1. Medications such as naproxen, ibuprofen and acetaminophen can be administered to help remedy knee pain.
2. You can seek relief by massaging your knees with ointments constituting of a number of agents such as capsaicin or lidocaine.
3. Keep away from your usual chores to prevent repetitive strains on the knees, thus, allowing the injury to heal as well as to stay safe from further damage.
4. Applying an ice pack in a towel can ease the inflammation and pain. But do not extend its usage for more than 20 minutes because that might harm the skin and nerves.
5. Compression bandages can inhibit fluid accumulation in the damaged tissues aiding knee alignment stability. Ensure that it is tight enough to render support to your knees without actually obstructing blood circulation.
6. To pacify the swelling, try resting your sore leg on a pillow (the idea here is to keep the affected leg elevated to reduce further pain).
7. Shed off your extra pounds as being overweight increases chances of other disorders such as osteoarthritis problem.
8. Go for regular work outs to enhance and maintain the flexibility of your muscles as excessively weak or abnormally tight muscles can contribute to injuries. Be smart while choosing your method of exercise based on the condition you are suffering from. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Hello doc. My friend is working in a comp job so by sitting most of time she suffer from back pain. Now what I suggest her to do so that she relaxed by her pain ?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello doc.
My friend is working in a comp job so by sitting most of time she suffer from back pain.
Now what I sugges...
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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1 am 22 years old women and I have backpain last 3 months. I can't sit more than 30 minute's. Its a serious problem or not? Give suggestions for this problem? I need to take treatment or not?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
1 am 22 years old women and I have backpain last 3 months. I can't sit more than 30 minute's. Its a serious problem o...
* sitting puts nearly twice the stress on the spine. Slouching while you sit increases the pressure even more. * slouching fatigues and overstretches the ligaments, causing back pain. * there's no vascular or nerve supply to the discs; they get their nutrition through movement. Reasons for your back pain: 1> tight leg muscles 2> weak back musculature 3> incorrect sitting posture treatment: 1> stretching - stretching of thigh muscles will help a lot. Consult a physiotherapist to teach you 2> strengthening - start exercises like swimming which helps to make your back muscles strong 3> change your position - try and put your wallet/ phone in the front pocket. Sitting upright as well as slouching is the worst posture while sitting. Support your back with a pillow/cushion while sitting.
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My weight is increase day by day. I want lose my weight. And pain in my back bone also.

COMT, CMT, Dry Needling, McKenzie Part A & Part B, NDT-Short Course
Physiotherapist,
My weight is increase day by day. I want lose my weight. And pain in my back bone also.
You will have to specify your daily food intake then only we can start obesity management protocol for you. Specify the time when you are taking your breakfast, lunch dinner etc.
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I am 32 old male suffering from ankle pain every day in the morning since 1 year. Kindly suggest any homoeopathy medicine. I am not diabetic.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, M.Ch, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Moradabad
I am 32 old male suffering from ankle pain every day in the morning since 1 year. Kindly suggest any homoeopathy medi...
Get your blood uric acid levels checked. Avoid walking bare foot. Avoid using leather shoes with hard soles. Use footwears with" soft sole" drink plenty of water. Do hot fomentation of your feet followed by some massage. Take tab" flotrip plus" thrice daily before meals for 5 days.
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I am 20 year old male and have backpain for last 2 or 3 months. I have used some pain relief creams like fast relief moov etc vt still I have the problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 20 year old male and have backpain for last 2 or 3 months. I have used some pain relief creams like fast relief ...
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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I am 38 years old I am having back pain what I have to do tell me the answer please.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 38 years old I am having back pain what I have to do tell me the answer please.
Do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch.
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I am a regular teacher, age 35ye, my problems pain of knee ,and legs. Please give a proper solution for peace.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am a regular teacher, age 35ye, my problems pain of knee ,and legs. Please give a proper solution for peace.
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). 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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I have back pain for last 1 year doctor so what we do please help me but they pain some times only come.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Backache is the commonest ailment. Do not worry, rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. 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. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. Take multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Do back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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Mere left leg ka surgery hua tha dec. 2014 mein or plate laga tha, plate remove ho gaya january 2016 mein lekin plate nikalne ke baad mere foot mein sensation or heat feel hota hai or wound jaisa halka pain bhi hai. Hum rej-od or maxgalin dono medicine le rahe hai .dono medicine ek saath le sakte hai ya morning or night lena hai. Please Suggest aur kya kare .

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Mere left leg ka surgery hua tha dec. 2014 mein or plate laga tha, plate remove ho gaya january 2016 mein lekin plate...
Do contrast bath therapy Take hot water in one bucket & cold water in another bucket First immerse your feet in hot water for 3min then immediately in cold water for 1min, keep repeating for 20min, twice daily
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I am suffering from back pain and pain always go down till legs and knees and there is gap in the spinal cord suggest what to do.

(M.D.Accu), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science YS)
Acupuncturist, Delhi
I am suffering from back pain and pain always go down till legs and knees and there is gap in the spinal cord suggest...
The spine is made up of vertebrae which form a bony tunnel running down the whole length of the spine, this channel is called the spinal canal. The tunnel is made up of bone and the ligaments that support the vertebrae, including the anterior longitudinal ligament which runs along the whole length of the spinal canal. The spinal cord normally sits here safely protected in its bony tunnel. Lumbar spinal stenosis treatment if the symptoms are not severe usually conservative treatment is tried first. This involves physiotherapy with advice on stretching exercises and posture etc. If this does not offer relief an injection may be considered to reduce pain from a nerve root. Go for accupressure tretment.
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Hello doctor. I have got a cramp on my right hand arm muscle. I can move my hands freely but some times at some point a nerve inside pains. How to cure it. Any home remedies.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Hello doctor. I have got a cramp on my right hand arm muscle. I can move my hands freely but some times at some point...
Pain in the arm can result from a number of factors. Abnormalities or injury of the skin, nerves, bones, joints, blood vessels, and soft tissues of the arm can all result in pain. Arm pain may be the result of referred pain from another part of the body. Please go to a physiotherapist to assess and treat the underlying condition. If pain is caused by an activity, modify or stop the activity. Rest the arm and resume activity gradually. Monitor the response to the activity. Pain experienced in the right arm is usually not serious, but when it is coupled with other symptoms like pain in the leg or tightness of the chest, it may be more serious. Try some home remedies: ice will reduce pain and swelling. Apply ice or cold packs immediately to prevent or minimize swelling. Apply the ice or cold pack for 10 to 20 minutes, 3 or more times a day. Elevate the painful area on pillows while applying ice and anytime you are sitting or lying down. Try to keep the area at or above the level of your heart to help minimize swelling. Apply heat and begin gentle exercise with the aid of moist heat to help restore and maintain flexibility. Some experts recommend alternating between heat and cold treatments. Gently massage or rub the area to relieve pain and encourage blood flow. Do not massage the area if it causes pain. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Smoking slows healing because it decreases blood supply and delays tissue repair. Please consult a physiotherapist for detail assessment and management of your arm pain. Best wishes.
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Pain in wrist since long time pl give solution to get relief consult orthopaedic but did not get relief.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Pain in wrist since long time pl give solution to get relief consult orthopaedic but did not get relief.
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment. 2. Use wrist Binder. 3. Don't lift heavy things. 4. Apply volini cream before sleeping. 5. Do Hot fermentation. 6. Take calcium, vitamin D 3 and Methylcobalmine supplement for one month minimum.
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Today while playing I had got hurt in my heel and a stone chip has gone in it and it's paining a lot. So what should I do for the pain?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Today while playing I had got hurt in my heel and a stone chip has gone in it and it's paining a lot. So what should ...
Hello Lybrate user first of all you need remove the stone chip in your heel and take silicea 200 twice daily with hypericum 200 once daily. Take care.
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I have cervical pain in my neck and shoulders, please suggest me some remedies to get rid of this?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have cervical pain in my neck and shoulders, please suggest me some remedies to get rid of this?
.this cervical pain is due to no cervical exercise.... due to this muscle get stiff .... when suddenly you get move fast that time this stiff muscle get break and pain start..... in ayurved there is mentioned one procedure KATI BASTI ....DO THIS FOR FIVE DAYS WITH MEDICATED OIL if you want to do it you should do it under doctor observation .... so consult ayurvedic doctor near you ... you will definitely get good result ..
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I am 24 years old girl. I am always have severe back pain while periods? what can I do for that?

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. This problem can happen in a lot of young females, advice if there is only a localized type of backache with no other associated symptoms is: - do intensive back, general conditioning and abdominal strengthening exercises - use analgesic spray like volini or dynapar qps spray for local application - take adequate calcium and vitamin d as per your requirement - daily brisk walks for 2-3 km per day let me know in 2-3 weeks time/sos how you are feeling? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 43 years old suffering frm frozen shoulder and diabetic from 10 yrs. .and is under control Is there any medication fr frozen shoulder. Aart from physiotherapy? ?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 43 years old suffering frm frozen shoulder and diabetic from 10 yrs. .and is under control Is there any medicati...
Mr. Lybrate-user, frozen shoulder is a common complication seen in a diabetes patient. One of the primary need is to have strict blood glucose control, secondly following instructions regarding exercise and getting physiotherapy done. There is no other option. Thanks.
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Every morning I get up I feel some pain in lowers back. I do some stretching exercise lying on bed and I feel better after it. While do stretching I feel some low knocking sound from back bone. Is it normal?

Physiotherapist, Latur
Every morning I get up I feel some pain in lowers back. I do some stretching exercise lying on bed and I feel better ...
You should go for spine xray to confirm the diagnosis As pain and stiffness is a symtoms of any condition
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Please suggest me a way to cure my knee pain. Moreover, please provide me a diet chart so that I can reduce my weight.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Please suggest me a way to cure my knee pain. Moreover, please provide me a diet chart so that I can reduce my weight.
As you feel pain in knees, follow these usefultips for pain relief: * first check out bone mineral density (bmd). In case of low bmd, your calcium level in body are low. So take take calcium rich diet daily. Take a glass (300 ml) of full cream milk daily or 100 gm of cheese or 1-2 eggs regularly. * give a gentle oil massage to knees regularly and wrap your knees with cloth dipped in hot water for atleast 10-15 minutes. * wear knee cap or wrap crape bandage during walk for knee support. * sit atleast for 5-8 minutes in sunlight in morning or evening for vitamind. *avoid heal shoe and wear only flat shoes for balanced load on knees. * check out your blood sugar level and hemoglobin level in every 6 months. * if you have any history of rheumatoid arthritis in family then checkout your ra factor. * take guggalu tablets if himalaya one tablet daily for atleast 3 months. * take a piece of garlic, crush it and boil it a glass of milk and drink daily for fast pain relief.
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