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Dr. Pankaj Kumar

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Occupational Therapist, Chennai

3 Years Experience
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Occupational Therapist, Chennai
3 Years Experience
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Dr. Pankaj Kumar is an experienced Occupational Therapist in Perungalathur, Chennai. He has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for 3 years. He has done Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) . You can consult Dr. Pankaj Kumar at Reviviscence Healthcare in Perungalathur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pankaj Kumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) - Santosh Medical College - 2014
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All India Occupational Therapists Association (AIOTA)

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I am 36 year old man. Wanted to know the line of treatment for Radiofrequency (RF) collation for retrocalcaneal spur?

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
I am 36 year old man. Wanted to know the line of treatment for Radiofrequency (RF) collation for retrocalcaneal spur?
Argentum Nitricum cm one drop only in a cup of water once in a month. Please reply in15 days after taking the remedy.
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Taking Care of Your Joints as You Age

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Taking Care of Your Joints as You Age

Skin is one of the most obvious parts of our body, which ages with an increase in the number of candles on our birthday cake. As you age, joints tend to become stiffer and less flexible. The body does not recover from bumps and bruises as easily as it did before, and it becomes difficult to stand for extended time intervals. This is caused mostly by a breakdown of cartilage and inflammation of the synovium.

What is cartilage?
Cartilage is a flexible connective tissue. It connects the ends of two bones in a joint. It is softer than bone tissue but less flexible than muscle tissue. Cartilage is responsible for the smooth movement of joints. 
With age, cartilage begins to degenerate. As the cartilage gets thinner, movement becomes more and more difficult. If left untreated, the cartilage may completely wear off leaving no buffer between the bones. This is one of the leading causes of knee replacement surgery. 

What is synovium?
Synovium is a membrane responsible for keeping the cartilage healthy. It produces a thick fluid that keeps the cartilage and joint lubricated. In cases of osteoarthritis, this membrane can swell up and produce excess fluid. This in turn causes the joint to swell as well. 

Along with age, factors like being overweight, genetics, gender and lifestyle also play a role in the condition of your joints. Being obese point towards a sedentary lifestyle and puts extra pressure on joints, leading to the thinning of cartilage. While men have higher chances of becoming osteoarthritis patients before 45, women have higher chances of developing this disease after 50. A healthy lifestyle is the easiest way to ensure that your joints work well even when you're old and grey. 

Exercise
Movement of the joints keeps the fluid in them moving. It also prevents the cartilage from shrinking and stiffening up. Exercise also makes the bones stronger, and slows the rate of bone tissue deterioration. Stretching exercises are also a good way to maintain the flexibility of joints. 

Healthy diet
Foods that are known as natural antihistamines, antioxidants and foods that fight inflammation promote healthy joints. Some of these are:

  1. Green tea: It prevents the breakdown of collagen and cartilage
  2. Nuts and seeds: These are rich in omega 3 fats that are essential for good bone health
  3. Ginger: It relieves pain and joint swelling
  4. Yogurt: It helps soothe tender joints and fights inflammation
  5. Pomegranate: It protects the cartilage against damage

Hot and cold therapy can also help relieve joint pain and reduce inflammation. As you get older, avoid putting too much pressure on your joints and give them adequate rest. Lastly, avoid smoking, as people who smoke have an increased risk of cartilage loss.

Related Tip: "How Homeopathy Can Cure Muscle and Joint Pain?"

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I have fracture in my left leg and it was operated but my bone did not heal after 4 months.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have fracture in my left leg and it was operated but my bone did not heal after 4 months.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Sympytum Q (10 drops in half cup of water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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I have shoulder pain from last 3 months and its not recovering. I have tried 15 days physiotherapy but the pain is still there in the front part of the shoulder. I have gotten a MRI done and it shows likely tear in the supraspinatus tendon in the humeral part. Please suggest.

BPTh/BPT, DMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
I have shoulder pain from last 3 months and its not recovering. I have tried 15 days physiotherapy but the pain is st...
lybrate-user atpresent sstop exercises and take physio therapy treatment only leaser therapy &I. F. T. And some homoeopathic medicine ĺike mag. Carb. Asparagus, sang. Can are very help full.
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She has been suffering with a leg-pain from past 2months We did x-ray scan and other things but all is fine what would be the reason? Maybe calcium problem She's also having thyroid.

BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
She has been suffering with a leg-pain from past 2months We did x-ray scan and other things but all is fine what woul...
Hi do the streching exercises for 10 to 15 min daily and apply heat pad for 5 min daily. If you have any doubts revert me back.
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My wife has an tendon repair operation jersey finger little finger right hand three month back but still the stiffness and pain is there while making fist of right hand which is not possible my question is how long time will it take to come to original position still physiotherapy is going on?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My wife has an tendon repair operation jersey finger little finger right hand three month back but still the stiffnes...
It takes about 6to 8 weeks of rehabilitation exercises from specialised physiotherapist best wishes.
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Hi sir my legs have been paining a lot from few days, can't even move it properly. Had injury while playing cricket, wat to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hi sir my legs have been paining a lot from few days, can't even move it properly. Had injury while playing cricket, ...
When leg pain occurs after strenuous physical activity, you can simply apply cold compresses. This will help reduce the pain by numbing the affected area and control swelling and inflammation. 1. Wrap a few ice cubes (or a bag of frozen peas) in a thin towel. 2. Apply this pack on the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes, while keeping the leg (s) elevated. 3. Do this a few times a day. Note: do not apply ice directly on the skin, as it may cause frostbite. Also take mag phos 6x - twice daily. Consult me for homeopathic treatment. Recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback.
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My mother is facing problems while doing daily chores with her left hand. The hand shakes and keeps paining. The problem first started with just a pain and now she finds it even difficult to lift things. She is not able to keep her hand straight. She doesn't feel any strength in her hand.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Ozone Therapy
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
My mother is facing problems while doing daily chores with her left hand. The hand shakes and keeps paining. The prob...
good afternoon had you done any type of investigations for her since when she is having this type of pain have you taken any type of treatment If yes please upload the Lab reports xrays and previous prescription so we can help you in a proper way she must be suffering from cervical Spondylitis and frozen shoulder thank you
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I am feeling pain in my tail bone from past one month and want to know what can I do about it to cure. This is not a back pain.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear, I understand you have a nagging pain in tail bone and it is difficult to treat. It needs to be investigated with imaging and then can be successfully treated with eswt.
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I have this constant pain in my left foot heels since the past 1 year. Got an x-ray, but that too was normal, started wearing Dr. Scholls sandals, had pain killers, that too hasn't helped. What could be the cause as it is very uncomfortable at times I can't keep my foot down. Please Help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have this constant pain in my left foot heels since the past 1 year. Got an x-ray, but that too was normal, started...
Homoeopathic treatment involves detail history taking by concentrating on general physical make up of person, diet, life style, sedentary habits, physical build up, food eating habits, appetite, stool, perspiration, body weight, present signs & symptoms, any treatment history or drug history, bowel habits, disordered from particular foods, sleep and temperament. Also his miasmatic background taken into consideration.
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I get tired easily whenever I play badminton and got pain in my joints. So please help me on this issue.

DNB ORTHO, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MS ORTHO, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I get tired easily whenever I play badminton and got pain in my joints. So please help me on this issue.
Have you ever felt pain in your great toe or may be ankle/foot/knee/heel/wrist/elbow which was intially in one joint and over the time involved other joints too. Then you might be having increased uric acid levels. Diet is important in such patients. Consume food less in purine content like cornflakes, white bread, pasta, flour, milk and its products, eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, green veggies and fruit juices. Strict no to all high purine foods like meats, seafood, beas, peas, lentils, spinach, cauliflower, mushrooms, beer and other alcoholic beverages.
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I am a 60 yrs male. I am experiencing pain in my shoulders, palm and fingers. Please suggest suitable medicine.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It could be due to cervical spondylosis this is quite a common condition rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do neck & back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Use of cervical collar will give you relief. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take you will need other supportive medicines also. Do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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I am 50 years old Female having Arm Joint pain since 6 months. Pain heavily at night 2 to 3 times heavy pain. Kindly advice what should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 50 years old Female having Arm Joint pain since 6 months. Pain heavily at night 2 to 3 times heavy pain. Kindly ...
Requires detailed investigation and examination Presently investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d xray of the affected part. Anyway you may try sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head do hot fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. 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, inform.
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I have pain beside my spinal cord. Maybe I am sitting in front of computer for a long time. Dont know if I have to do an mri. Let me know.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Mri is not your decision. Yes, back pain could be due to prolonged sitting in front of a computer. Anyway (a) sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. (b) use no pillow under the head. (c) kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days (d) do back (spine)/shoulder/knee exercises (e) make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take (f) do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. (g) if no relief in 4_5 days, then contact me again.
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6 Ways To Improve Bone Health!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopedics), Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Hubli-Dharwad
6 Ways To Improve Bone Health!

Bones are similar to a porous framework which is filled with minerals that make it hard and strong. With age, there is gradual degradation and the mineralized portion is lost, thereby leading to thinning of the bone. The word osteoporosis literally translates to porous bones, which is due to the gradual demineralisation. In addition to the natural ageing process, there are other diseases that can accelerate the demineralization process.

Women are more prone to demineralisation, and after the age of 40, they should take extra precaution to slow down the onset of the condition. The following are some ways to improve bone health and halt osteoporosis in the long run-

  1. Diet: Ensure that your diet has sufficient amounts of vitamin D and calcium. Though calcium is the essential mineral for bone formation, vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium, and therefore both these elements play a vital role in maintaining the quality of the bones in our body. Most people require about 1,000 mg of calcium and about 500 units of vitamin D for optimal bone health. This requirement goes up slightly in postmenopausal women.

  2. Sun Exposure: In most people, exposure to the sun allows the body to make vitamin D, but careful sun protection prevents this from happening. Also, with age, the body’s ability to form intrinsic vitamin D also declines. The body, therefore, relies on supplements. Most dairy products are good sources of calcium. In addition, spinach, salmon, turnips, and broccoli are some calcium-rich foods. Supplements of calcium carbonate or calcium citrate can be taken if your diet is lacking in calcium. Vitamin D also should be included in the supplementation. The treatment for osteoporosis is incomplete without these two supplements.

  3. Exercise With Weights: The constructive tension that exercise puts on the body helps in bone building, whatever the age may be, which prevents the onset of osteoporosis. Any exercise which improves muscle mass strengthens the bones, and puts stress on the bones is advisable. Since the fractured area due to osteoporosis mainly includes the spine, lower back exercises, yoga, tai chi, and abdominal exercises all work wonders. Pick any of these and do them for 30 minutes three times a week.

  4. Quit Smoking: Continuing to smoke while taking osteoporosis medications is completely useless. Nicotine negates all the effects which defeat the purpose of taking the medication and is as good as taking no medication at all. So if you want the bone thinning to stop, stop smoking.

  5. Alcohol Consumption: While a drink or two per week is permissible, more than this can harm the bones significantly.

  6. Constant Health Watch: Talk to a doctor about how other routine medications (if any) can affect your bone health. Also, identify how frequently you should check your bone mineral density and stick to the schedule.

Bone health and osteoporosis can be managed with some conscious efforts. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopaedics.

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Hi i am Severe joint pains for my mother age 41. What is the preventive measure.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
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. This will relieve your problem. Press the point on the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from toe in the foot 20 times by pressing and releasing with a blunt edge of a pen. Further rotate your foot clockwise and anticlockwise 10 times. Massage your leg with both hands. Consult after 5 days.
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I met my wife after long ago and today we had too much sex ,almost 3or4 times in a day .Here the weather is very hot almost 40 degree usually, and now I am facing extreme joints pain and kind of fever .thank you.

Fellow,European Committee of Sexual Medicine, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.B.,B.S
Sexologist, Jaipur
I met my wife after long ago and today we had too much sex ,almost 3or4 times in a day .Here the weather is very hot ...
Hi having 3-4 times sex after a long gap is not too much after all. It is not due to sex. For fever and joint pain it could be throat infection
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I had some pain in my left arm on 30th Dec 2016. Now I can not raise or move it. The fore-hand (elbow to palm it is normal). The right hand is normal which is being used for regular work. There is no pain now. What should do to make left hand work normally?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I had some pain in my left arm on 30th Dec 2016. Now I can not raise or move it. The fore-hand (elbow to palm it is n...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Nat phos 200x + Kali mur 200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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