Lybrate Mini logo
Lybrate for
Android icon App store icon
Ask FREE Question Ask FREE Question to Health Experts
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Dr. Muthu Rathinam

DNB (Orthopedics)

Orthopedist, Chennai

10 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Muthu Rathinam DNB (Orthopedics) Orthopedist, Chennai
10 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Services

Personal Statement

My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them. Doctor ......more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them. Doctor is an active member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
More about Dr. Muthu Rathinam
Dr. Muthu Rathinam is an experienced Orthopedist in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. He has been a practicing Orthopedist for 10 years. He has completed DNB (Orthopedics) . He is currently practising at Sunshine hospital in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Muthu Rathinam on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a nexus of the most experienced Orthopedists in India. You will find Orthopedists with more than 37 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Orthopedists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Education
DNB (Orthopedics) - NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINATIONS - 2007
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

31, 18 Th Avenue, Ashok NagarChennai Get Directions
200 at clinic
...more
View All

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments
7 days validity
Consult Now

Services

View All Services

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

Hamstring Injury Recovery and Return to Sports

spine surgery fellowship of association of spine surgeons of india (ASSI), DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hamstring Injury Recovery and Return to Sports

From marathon runners to footballers, amongst athletes, 'pulling a hamstring' is the most common type of injury. The hamstring is a group of four muscles at the back of your thigh. When one of these muscles gets overloaded or begins to tear, it is known as a hamstring injury. While a hamstring injury is painful, it does not indicate the end of an athlete's career.

Minor hamstring injuries may heal by themselves. In cases where one of the muscles is torn, surgery is required to repair and reattach the muscles. Recovery time depends on the severity of the injury. Stretching and exercising the muscles of the leg are the most important parts of rehabilitation. The healing of a hamstring injury can be divided into four stages.

  1. Acute phase: The first five days after a hamstring injury is known as the acute phase of rehabilitation. The aim of treatment at this phase is to reduce inflammation and keep the other muscles from atrophy. For minor hamstring injuries resting the leg, using ice packs and keeping the leg elevated can accelerate the healing process. Once the pain and swelling has decreased, patients can use a cane or crutch to exercise the leg.
  2. Subacute phase: From the fifth day to the 3rd week after the injury, the focus of the treatment shifts from minimizing swelling to strengthening the leg and increasing the range of possible motions. At this time, an athlete can resume cardiovascular training. Swimming and other forms of aquatic training are said to be especially beneficial to the treatment of hamstring injuries.
  3. Remodeling phase: The remodeling phase continues upto 6 weeks after the injury. Strengthening the leg is the focus of this stage of treatment. Using ankle weights can be beneficial towards strengthening the leg muscles. It is important to be careful about the weight being used and to gradually increase this weight to avoid an added injury.
  4. Functional stage: This stage can last upto 6 months until the athlete can regain full function of his or her leg. As the athlete's gait gets back to normal, they may start jogging and short sprints. Gradually, more sport specific exercises may be added to the workout.

There is no fixed time when an athlete can return to active sports after a hamstring injury. While players with minor injuries may return to the field after 3 weeks, athletes with muscles tears may take upto 6 months to recover completely. Hamstring injuries tend to reoccur and hence before they can get back to active sports, an athlete must pass an isometric strength test and flexibility test. This ensures that there are no subtle after effects of the injury that can increase the risk of a repeat injury.

3532 people found this helpful

My left leg heel is paining, what is the cause and its remedy?

BHMS
Homeopath,
My left leg heel is paining, what is the cause and its remedy?
Hello, take homoeopathic remedy - rhodo 30/ tds, calc fluor 6x/ tds for 8 days. Cause - can be? calcaneal spur.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sr I have varicos veine any treatment without operation

MPTh/MPT, MSC CVR, MANUAL THERAPIST
Physiotherapist,
YES YOU HAVE, THE TREATMENT IS NOT A CURE BUT MANAGEMENT. THERE ARE MANY IF/BUT TO THIS SUGGESTIONS . COMPRESSION STALKINGS/PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION THERAPY/ MAGNETIC THERAPY( IN CONFLICT)/LASER THERAPY,ACTIVE EXERCISES WITH WEIGHT MANAGEMENT.AND FEW DIETARY MODIFICATIONS. BUT ALL ARE POSSIBLE PROVIDED YOU ABIDE BY THE DISCIPLINE OF RESPECTIVE METHODS.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My name is rajkumar .iam 22 years old male. Have backache I used ointment but haven't any relief. What I should do now .please help me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My name is rajkumar .iam 22 years old male. Have backache I used ointment but haven't any relief. What I should do no...
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. 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.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Need to have a suggestion and treatment regarding acute and prolonged joint pain for my mother who is 63 yrs old.

DNHE, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Which joints are painful? dont rely on pain killers for long term.Have you got any tests done for it and seen any orthopedician?
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I got a little jerk in ligaments of left shoulder and it has swollen. It's been 10 days it's still swollen. But pain has reduced to 50%/. What should I do to reduce inflammation.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I got a little jerk in ligaments of left shoulder and it has swollen. It's been 10 days it's still swollen. But pain ...
You should take arnuca first in 299 potency thrice a day five drools in water. Apply ruta q on the shoulder thrice a day. Rhus tox 30 thrice a day three drops in water you should take from next day of arnuca for three days. Avoid exercise.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have back ache from last month what should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS)
Ayurveda,
I have back ache from last month what should I do?
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. Avoid junk food. Spicy food. Fermented food. Tea. Coffee. Avoid alcohol consumption.(if u consume) Do pranayama early morning.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am suffering from back pain since frm 3 months continuously.. I took tab & spray etc & all. But it's not curing wht to do pls tel me.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am suffering from back pain since frm 3 months continuously.. I took tab & spray etc & all. But it's not curing wht...
Dear, low back pain are often referred for physical therapy for four weeks as an initial conservative (nonsurgical) treatment option before considering other more aggressive treatments, including back surgery. The goals of physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and teach the patient a maintenance program to prevent future back problems. Common forms of physical therapy include: 1.Passive physical therapy (modalities), which includes things done to the patient, such as heat application, ice packs and electrical stimulation. For example, a heating pad may be applied to warm up the muscles prior to doing exercising and stretching, and an ice pack may be used afterward to sooth the muscles and soft tissues. OSee Physical Therapy: Passive PT (Modalities) for Back Pain 2.Active physical therapy, which focuses on specific exercises and stretching. For most low back pain treatments, active exercise is the focus of the physical therapy program. This article focuses on active physical therapy and exercise as a means to help recover from back problems and prevent or minimize future flare-ups of low back pain Low back pain has lasted between two and six weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences of low back pain, physical therapy is often recommended. Some spine specialists consider physical therapy sooner, particularly if the pain is severe. •Read more: Exercise and Back Pain In general, the goals of physical therapy are to decrease pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences. A physical therapy program for back pain usually has two components: 1.Passive physical therapy to help reduce the patient's pain to a more manageable level 2.Active exercises Passive Physical Therapy - Modalities Acutely, the physical therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy (modalities). These therapies are considered passive because they are done to the patient. Examples of modalities include: •Heat/ice packs •TENS units •Iontophoresis •Ultrasound.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am suffering from pain and swelling in joints. What can I do about it?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist,
Pain and swelling in joints could be a symptom of many things. you need to be evaluated by an expertise such as an orthopedician who would advice you to undergo a battery of tests such as Esr, cbc, CRP, Rh factr etc to rule out conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and certain inflammatory conditions affectng the joints.and correlate clinically...it also depends if the pain n swelling is symmetrical or not.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 25 year old and I have back pain last 3 month I had try pain relief spray and ointment but nothing effective on pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 25 year old and I have back pain last 3 month I had try pain relief spray and ointment but nothing effective on ...
. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. 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. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I hve problem with my back always its pain after 2 to 3 days its stop from last 2 years everything I hve done.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I hve problem with my back always its pain after 2 to 3 days its stop from last 2 years everything I hve done.
Dear you can follow these methods for relief from back problem- * first correct your sitting posture. Do not bend your lower back. You can use lumber belt for support. * do regular back strength exercises. Move your clockwise and anticlock wise. * do not sleep on very soft bed, sleep on slight hard cotton mattress. * do tadasana and bhjangasana for back strengthening. If you can not understand these asans you can consult me. * take calcium rich diet and calcium and vitamin d supplements regularly. *do not take any heavy weight or heavy work. * if you are over weight then follow a good and effective diet plan to loose some kilos of weight. You can consult me to get a diet chart. * you can take guggalu tablets of himalaya for fast relief.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir, I am 23 years old. I am getting knee pain to right knee. I went to hospital today and I took my x ray. By seeing the x ray the the doctor told me the cartilage is reducing and it is starting stage. Is reducing in cartilage will come at this early age. And it is recovered by taking mecidiencs .I am also confused can you please suggest me sir. As it occurring due to the climatic conditions.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir, I am 23 years old. I am getting knee pain to right knee. I went to hospital today and I took my x ray. By seeing...
steroid injection. calcium supplement. physiotherapy treatment are the solutions quadriceps exercises. avoid long standing, sitting. keep straight ur legs .
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My Age 24 years Problem is 1 year back she got fibroid surgery and after that she is getting menses 1 month almost 30to35 days and next month 12to15 days this cycle is repeated month to month wat was the problem is there any chance to re appear fibroid. Uterus has not removed in last surgery.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
My Age 24 years Problem is 1 year back she got fibroid surgery and after that she is getting menses 1 month almost 30...
hi lybrate user, she is in reproductive age group you should plan for pregnancy as early as possible ,as if fibroid comes again can create problem in fertility. their is always possiblity of new fibroid and recurrence of the fibroid.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 53 years old, I have knee pain from 1 year, but last month suddenly I knees got swollen and I was unable to walk I went to the doctor they told me to replace my knees, is there any other solution apart from surgery.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am 53 years old, I have knee pain from 1 year, but last month suddenly I knees got swollen and I was unable to walk...
At the age of 26 if doc has advised u to replace ur knees , it's a major n serious concern.. Many modalities has to be considered .. Kindly consult..
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have severe back pain so just want to get rid of it please tell me solution?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I have severe back pain so just want to get rid of it please tell me solution?
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 & 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.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

How can I get rid of backache and laziness as I work 11 hours daily sitting in front of computer.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
How can I get rid of backache and laziness as I work 11 hours daily sitting in front of computer.
Back pain that is associated with day time sedentary jobs like computer professional s are associated with paraspinal muscle spasms. The best way to tackle this sort of pain is to do well spaced stretching exercises of the back, back extension exercises, using hot water bags to provide relief and avoiding stooping posture while sitting. Posture also plays a very important part in back pain, always maintain a straight posture while sitting. While getting up from the bed try to first go on your left or right side of the body and get up side ways. Avoid cruntches or sit-ups: they may increase the pressure on your back and may predispose to slip disc. Always maintain a healthy lifestyle in terms of regular brisk walking, meditation, eating healthy. P. S: try to avoid pain killers (analgesics) as much as possible as many are associated with side effects that you may not be aware of. Stay healthy. Stay happy god bless you.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am a 68 year old woman advised with arthritis and a knee replacement surgery is suggested in 2 years time. Please advise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am a 68 year old woman advised with arthritis and a knee replacement surgery is suggested in 2 years time. Please a...
Tkr should be avoided as far as possible. Arthritis doesn't go easily but can be managed to live life smoothly. Ayurveda doesn't kill pain but long run treatment helps in containing swelling of knees, reduce weight and maintaining flexibility of joints along with physiotherapy. I prefer you to learn simple yoga postures kapalbhati' is good for it too. Some herbal ayurveda med may be given for long run. If you agree converse privately please. After tkr also there is no 100% guarantee of normalcy for ever.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 30 years and my right leg is paining since few days.What can i do?

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist,
I am 30 years and my right leg is paining since few days.What can i do?
Hello follow these advice:- 1. Take calcium supplements and sun bath daily to prevent further damage to your bones. 2- avoid heavy lifting. 3- avoid squatting and weight bearing position. 4- use western toilet. 5- wear shock absorbing, good quality of shoes while walking. 6. Keep roll of a towel under your ankles while sleeping. 7. Perform some gentle exercises and stretching before getting out of your bed. 8. Walk straight with shoulder protracted. I will explain you stiffness and pain reducing techniques in the next session. Wish you a happy and pain free life thanks.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am rohith, age 28 years from past one month I am suffering from back pain. Due to which I can not drive my bike or in some cases I can not sit or bend down also. Request you to help me out.

MBBS, MS, DNB, FNB (SPINE SURGERY)
Orthopedist, Chennai
I am rohith, age 28 years from past one month I am suffering from back pain. Due to which I can not drive my bike or ...
Hi back pain is most commonly due to bad posture or an injury to the structures in the spine. Take bed rest for 2 to 3 days. Avoid two wheeler as it puts lot of strain on the spine. Take some physiotherapy help and learn about good posture and back strengthening exercises. It is better to see a spine specialist if pain persists.
4 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

89%
(216 ratings)

Dr. Vivek A

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
FORTIS MALAR HOSPITAL, 
200 at clinic
Book Appointment