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Dr. prasanna ramanathan


Physiotherapist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
Dr. prasanna ramanathan BPTh/BPT Physiotherapist, Chennai
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Dr. prasanna ramanathan is an experienced Physiotherapist in Madipakkam, Chennai. He has over 19 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. He has completed BPTh/BPT . He is currently practising at PHYSIOPLUS in Madipakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. prasanna ramanathan and consult privately on has a nexus of the most experienced Physiotherapists in India. You will find Physiotherapists with more than 28 years of experience on You can find Physiotherapists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Causes of Common Hand Pain and How to Find Relief

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Causes of Common Hand Pain and How to Find Relief

The hand is one of the most commonly used parts of our body and is susceptible to damage, wear and tear as well as injury. Pain in the hand can be attributed to numerous causes, including damage and other conditions that can affect the joints, cartilage, nerves and other parts of the hand. Know more about controlling Joints Pain


De Quervain's tendinitis: This is also known as de Quervain's tendinosis. It causes pain on the thumb side of the wrist. The pain may grow slowly or suddenly. It can also spread to every part of the thumb and up the lower arm. On the off chance that you have de Quervain's tendinitis, you may experience pain while performing the following actions:

  • Clenching The fist
  • Handling on or holding objects
  • Turning the wrist

Treatment for this includes the following:

  • Wearing a prop to rest the thumb and wrist
  • Calming drugs
  • Cortisone infusions

Carpal tunnel disorder: This is common amongst the well-known nerve issues. It can cause pain in the following parts of the hand:

  • Palm and a few fingers
  • Wrist
  • Lower arm

The treatment methods includes the following:

  • Resting the hand and wrist
  • Painkillers
  • Wrist support
  • Steroid infusions
  • Active recuperation
  • Breaks

Fracture: It's a crack or break in a bone that can cause immense pain in the hand. Other than this, the hand may also experience the following:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Loss of proper motion and movement

The kind of treatment depends on the kind of fracture. Braces are usually used for small fractures. Sticks, wires, or plates might be used to treat severe fractures. Likewise, surgery may also be recommended to set the broken bone properly.

Arthritis: This is a disease causing joint inflammation and stiffness of the joints. It causes the joints to lose the ligament that permits them to move easily against each other. This tears the ligament, giving rise to crippling pain and swelling.

In the hand, the regions where this regularly happens are as follows:

  • Base of the thumb
  • Center joint of one or more fingers
  • End joint, which is nearest to the fingertip

The treatment depends on the seriousness of the injury and the following may be used:

  • Painkillers
  • Props for the fingers or wrist
  • Heat
  • Non-intrusive treatment

Trigger finger: Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, this defect causes the fingers or the thumb to bend. It can be difficult, particularly when bowing or fixing the influenced finger or thumb.

Knobs may form on the influenced ligaments. Also, the sheath itself may thicken. In the long run, the ligament may get to be adhered when you attempt to fix a twisted finger or thumb. Learn more about Ligament Injury.

Resting now and again while wearing a support may help resolve the issue. Over-the-counter torment pharmaceuticals can facilitate the agony. Corticosteroid infusions can mitigate side effects. Surgery might be recommended for extreme cases.

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I have some pain in my heel It increases when I take some food or rest It's from last 1 year.

Physiotherapist, Delhi
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment 2. Wear sports shoes only 3. Use silicone pads 4. Get your uric acid check 5. Take calcium and vitamin D 3 for one month minimum.
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I am 21 years old, i am getting pain on my shoulders when I used to write please give some suggestions to get it off?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maharasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. 1-1 tab yograj guggul after lunch and dinner. Avoid tea. Coffee. Junk food. Spicy food. Fermented food. Take green vegetables. Drink juice. Eat fruits. Drink 7-8 glass of water in a day. Take 7 hours sleep minimum. Do pranayama early morning. Walk for minimum 30 minutes in a day. For more detail contact me in private.
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I met with an accident one year ago. That time I had pain left side of my scull. Still I get pain some times. Like my veins contracting. Is there any problem? My age is 27 years old.

Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi kindly visit physiotherapist or orthopaedic doctor as clinical examination and some test may be required for diagnosis. As treatment will be according to diagnosis and patients health. Best wishes.
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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?

General Physician, Mumbai
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 injection is effective for six months and hashimoto's thyroiditis is an auto immune disease where we can control it with medication but not cure it completely.
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I am a 20 year old boy and I have a backpain from last 15 days . I have tried my types of creams and tubes but it is been unsuccessful so what should I do now?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Tk. Muscle relaxant medicine do rest and hot fermentation if it work then ok otherwise physiotherapy treatment avoid strain full activity after relief do stretching exercise of spine.
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My wife having back pain last two days. Kindly suggest me any ointments or any other home remedies for permanent solutions. (after delivery only she is facing this back pain and also she point outing where they put injection at the time of delivery.)

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
It is very common to have back pain after Delivery. Moving around may be just what your body needs. Exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles and increase flexibility may be helpful too. Choose a gentle form of exercise, such as walking. Walking is safe to start almost immediately after Delivery.Take it slowly and keep walks short in the first few weeks. (Swimming, which helps strengthen your muscles without putting undue stress on your joints, is another good option later on.) Make pelvic tilts exercises a part of your daily routine. Do gentle stretching exercises or yoga. Avoid overstretching or extreme positions. Pay attention to your posture and stand up straight. Sit up straight, too. Think about your posture when feeding your baby, whether you're nursing or bottle-feeding. If you have low back pain, try using a footstool to keep your feet slightly raised off the floor. Choose a comfortable chair with armrests, and use lots of pillows to give extra support to your back and arms. Always bend from your knees and lift objects and children from a crouching position to minimize the stress on your back. Let someone else lift heavy objects – this isn't the time to risk throwing your back out. (If you've had a c-section, you shouldn't be lifting anything heavier than your baby for at least eight weeks.). Best wishes
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How to treat restricted extension of right elbow according to Indian army standard.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
depends on whether its a sequel of trauma or any congenital problems like radial head dislocation. visit an ortho surgeon
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I am 21 years old male have backache for last 2 months. I have used pain relief ointment cream for couple of days but haven't got any relief what should I do now.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Avoid forward bending repeatedly. Do hot water fermentation with added salt in it two times a day. Do back strengthening exercises thrice a day. You may get relief from pain. Consult a physiotherapist for detailed evaluation. Take care. Homeopathy has got wonderful result in backache.
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My 45 year old mom has diabetes from 8 years. She is taking insulin. From 3 years she is having severe knee pain. And all types of treatment has done and none worked. Doctors said cartilage (gel like thing) has dried up completely in her knees. Please suggest foods to build cartilage and any supplement and perfect treatment?

MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Noida
The only treatment I feel effective is weight control and regular exercises especially quadriceps exercises. If its bone on bone grade 4 arthritis which can be very much seen on standing knee X-rays the treatment would be replacement. All the interim measures as stated above are not long term as its more of a mechanical problem and do not offer long term results in sever OA.
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My father is having knee pain in left leg and his weight is also too much 85 kg what he should do to reduce weight and cure the knee pain.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
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 maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day. Avoid junk food. Spicy food. Fermented food. Tea. Alcohol. Avoid alcohol consumption. Do pranayama early morning.
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I am male 30 year I have continuous headache from last few days even I have shoulder pain too. What you say what it can be ?

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
It can be tension type headache, your pain is radiating from neck to shoulders Do not overexert yourself Take complete 6-8 hrs sleep Drink plenty of water/fluids Do neck isometrics Active movements of both neck & shoulders Stretching of neck & shoulders Take care of your posture, avoid slouched posture Take rest breaks of at least 10min if working for long durations
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Hello I have problem in my leg palm It's get heating many times and there is pain also in it give some tips.

General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to peripheral neuropathy, muscle strain, dehydration, over exertion, compression of nerve as in lumbar stenosis, mineral deficiency (calcium, Magnesium,Potassium), deficiency 0f vitamin B12, medicine like diuretics as in hypertension, ,Diabetes, liver, thyroid disease Treatment 1.Take good nourishing diet with plenty of green leafy vegetables and, fruits 2.Drink plenty of water with electral/ORS powder 3.Take multi vitamin supplement like one capsule of polybion daily 3. Massaging cramped muscle, Take pain killer like one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day 4.Hot fomentation by heating pad, warm water bath 5. Stretching exercise etc 6. Take adequate rest, avoid over exertion and dehydration 7.Consult physician for further advice and treatment.
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I have pain in my legs from last 2 months when I wake up in morning I feel so pain help me tell what to do.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic mag phos 12x + ferrum phos 12x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water
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I am 23 years old. I have backache and headache. I have used ailment last few years, sill I haven't got relief. What should I do?

Pain Management Specialist, Chennai
Hi lybrate-user. You need to get yourself evaluated thoroughly since your suffering is a long standing one.
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Hello. I have leg pain from a span of 3 weeks near my ankle how can I take treatment for it. Help me with this.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
looks like you may have tendinitis - ice pack , rest and once the pain subsides then you can do calf muscle stretching exercises
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I am 40 years old and go for a walk and jog everyday but of late when I run about 2 km my legs start paining can you please help me resolve my issue.

DNHE, BPTh/BPT, weight management specialist
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
It's difficult to actually comment without examining that what could be the cause of the pain. But in general to increase the pumping action in calf muscles, you can do calf stretching everyday. Also do ankle toe movements, like sitting on a chair or lying down on the bed move your ankle up, down,rotate clockwise and anticlockwise, once in a day preferably before going to sleep do this exercise: lie on your back, keep pillows under your ankle ,calf and knee such that your legs are at an angle of 45 degree and then continue with ankle movements as descibed above for about 10-15 min.
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From last 1 month I have pain in My Right leg. please suggest me how I get a better health?

Physiotherapist, Noida
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 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.
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I met an accident on bike. Felt some pain in my shoulder. Icebag treatment done roundly everyday. But nothing changed. In deep trouble. What should I do? Or what treatment should I follow?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------- arnica-montana q (dr reckeweg) drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily--------------------- rhus-tox cream (sbl) massage twice daily on effected area---------- report after 5 days------------------
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