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Dr. Preetha

Physiotherapist, Chennai

Dr. Preetha Physiotherapist, Chennai
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Dr. Preetha is one of the best Physiotherapists in Mahalingapuram, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Sri Sugam Physiotherapy Institute Private Limited in Mahalingapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Preetha on Lybrate.com.

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Joint Pain Due to Hypothyroidism - Know How You Can Manage it!

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Joint Pain Due to Hypothyroidism - Know How You Can Manage it!

The body is controlled by chemicals known as hormones. These are produced in minute quantities by minute organs, but have great control on almost all body functions. There are different hormones, each determining different functions like how tall a person will grow, how strong the bones will be, how well a person can react to stress and the reproductive ages. There is also a master gland called the pituitary which is situated somewhere deep in the brain, which controls all these organs. Small variations in the amount of these chemicals in the body produce significant effect on their respective control organ.

Thyroid is one such major gland, which produces a hormone called thyroxine or T4 as it is commonly called. This controls metabolism and emotional health to a large extent. Reduced amounts of T4 is very common in women, and with altered metabolism, there is increased musculoskeletal pain in various joints.

Here are some of the best ways to reduce Joint Pain from Hypothyroidism:

  1. Step Up to Low-Impact Aerobics: Twenty to 60 minutes of near-daily aerobics — really any exercise that gets your heart pumping — can help speed up your metabolism and counter weight gain, a common hypothyroidism symptom and a contributor to joint pain. But if you have joint or knee pain, choose low-impact aerobics. Swimming is the ideal low-impact aerobic exercise — the water buoys your body and cushions joints.
  2. Strengthen Your Muscles: Strength- or weight-training exercises build muscle mass, which uses more calories than fat even at rest. That promotes weight loss and can ease the strain on your joints. Stronger muscles also directly help protect nearby joints. For example, strengthening exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg lifts develop the muscles that support the knees. Start slow with 15 repetitions of each exercise. Then build up to three sets of 15 reps each.
  3. Get Plenty of Sleep: Sleep is the time for muscles and joints to recover. If you're not sleeping well, you are not recovering as fast as you could be. What's more, when you're sleep deprived, you're likely to crave junk and comfort foods that can contribute to weight gain, which adds stress to your joints and increases joint pain. Aim for seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night.
  4. Stick to a Healthy Diet: Replace the junk food that can lead to weight gain with choices that enhance your health. For example, add fatty fish to your diet. It's a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, known to decrease inflammation, which may be contributing to your muscle and joint pain. Coldwater fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna have some the highest amounts of omega-3s. Also be sure to get lots of fresh fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants, which may counter inflammation, too.
  5. Practice Yoga: Yoga poses are a great way to provide relief for joint pain while also increasing flexibility. For shoulder pain, look for poses that open your chest, like this simple pose: Sit with your feet flat on the floor. As you inhale, stretch your arms over your head. Clasp your hands together over your head and then turn your palms up toward the ceiling. Drop your shoulders and straighten up as if pushing through your head. Hold for 30 seconds. Release your hands, bringing them down behind you. Next, clasp your hands behind your back and lift your arms. Hold for another 30 seconds.
  6. Don't Let Fatigue Win: Fatigue is one of the most common hypothyroidism symptoms. Even though you might feel listless, you'll benefit from exercise because it will rev your metabolism and help you maintain flexibility despite muscle and joint pain. If you're too exhausted to complete a full exercise routine, break it up into several short bouts — even 10 minutes done three times a day will be effective. Also, stretching and relaxation exercises within two hours of bedtime may help you sleep better.
  7. Meditate for Stress Relief: Having a chronic condition such as hypothyroidism can be stressful, and that stress can actually contribute to pain and tension. That's why it's important to find ways to reduce stress, such as the practice of mindfulness meditation. This form of meditation teaches you how to distract yourself from what's bothering you by refocusing your attention, often on your own breathing. 

Thyroid hormones help all your organs work well. They control how your body uses food for energy.

What Do Thyroids Do

Thyroid hormones affect your metabolism rate, which means how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other parts of your body work. If your body works too fast or too slowly, you won’t feel well. For example, if you don’t have enough thyroid hormone, you might feel tired and cold. Or, if you have too much thyroid hormone, you might feel nervous, jumpy, and warm.

What hormones does my thyroid gland produce?

The thyroid gland produces thyroxine (T4), which is a relatively inactive prohormone and lower amounts of the active hormone, triiodothyronine (T3). Collectively, T3 and T4 are referred to as the thyroid hormones. Twenty percent of the body’s triiodothyronine is made by the thyroid gland; the other 80% comes from thyroxine converted by organs such as the liver or kidneys.

The thyroid gland also produces calcitonin from cells called C-cells. Calcitonin is understood to play a role in regulating calcium levels in the body, but its exact function in humans remains unclear. Thyroid hormone is one such chemical which has effect on all organs of the body including the joints. Vague pains may be due to thyroid disorders. They are easy to manage with treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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I am 23 years old, I have foot pain last 4 years. What should I do? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 23 years old, I have foot pain last 4 years. What should I do? Please help me.
Homoeopathic treatment- mag phos 6x -4 pills 3 times calcivita syrup 2 spoonful 3 time. For 8 days and revert back.
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My uncle is suffering due knee pains while climbing over stairs so, there is any solution please rectify me sir.

MPTh/MPT, M.B.A.
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
My uncle is suffering due knee pains while climbing over stairs so, there is any solution please rectify me sir.
Hi avoid step climbing and sitting in the ground some precautions once you consult me or nearby physiotherapist.
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I have back pain from last 8 year and i'm doing weight training from last 5 years but still there is no relief. There is one mark on my nose from my last 20 years that time I had a chickenpox. How to remove that mark?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have back pain from last 8 year and i'm doing weight training from last 5 years but still there is no relief. There...
if u want relief firstly avoid weight training and tk relaxation treatment . do physiotherapy treatment and rest after relief do spine stretching exercise. and after complete relief do weight training in gradually process
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I am 64 years old female. I have tennis elbow,&have disc problems. Now suddenly pain in fingers stared, not able to hold anything firmly with fingers.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear you need to be seen by a good orthopedic surgeon and proper diagnosis need to be made and then treatment can be done. We can cure tennis elbow with eswt and if you have cervical spondylosis may be manipulation can help.
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Back Pain In Kids and Teens - Don't Ignore If Your Child Is Complaining!

Master in Physiotherapy (MPT), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), CMT-Diploma in Osteopathy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Back Pain In Kids and Teens - Don't Ignore If Your Child Is Complaining!

Over the years of adulthood, a combination of bad posture along with wear and tear means that a significant amount of the adult population is affected by back pain. But is this normal for children, as well? Well, in most cases, the answer is a 'No'.

Children and adolescents have a greater degree of flexibility than adults, that is they do not complain of back pain as much as adults do. So when should a parent be worried if their child complains of acute back pain?

If a child is very active, then this could be a cause for concern when it comes to injury to the back. Due to the rough nature of the sort of activity that he or she is engaged in, stress fractures are possible. These injuries are generally explained by overuse. What a parent needs to keep an eye out for is, if the child complains of pain when certain actions are performed. So, back pain which occurs, say, during butterfly stroke when the child swims could mean that the child has a case of spondylolysis or a stress fracture.

If the back pain is so bad that the sleep of the child is disturbed and he or she wakes up on account of it, the parent should take this seriously. The reason for this is that the pain could be caused by a tumour to the spine or an infection. A possibility apart from these two could also be arthritis.

A parent should also be worried when the back pain is not the only thing that the child complains of. That is, if there are other things such as a fever and weakness, as well as pain extending down either or both legs, it could be a sign that the trouble is more than just superficial. In a similar way, when there is trouble walking or there are problems related to the functioning of either the bowel or the bladder, a doctor is to be consulted.

One of the most common cases of back pain in children happens to be Scheuermann’s disease, which is also known as Scheuermann’s kyphosis. What this means is that the spine is rounded in the middle. While this causes pain, it is usually not debilitating enough to hinder normal movement. But, after all, who would want their child to go untreated and suffer as a result?

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I am a polio patient have rt leg polio. At present i have pain and primary arthritic changes in left knee and ankle joint after exertion , which is also slightly affected due to polio. What should i do as a preventive measure ?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
The best treatment will be going for shashtik shali swedanam for increasing the strength & decreasing the strain on Knee joint.
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I was playing cricket and suddenly my ankle twisted. It pains a lot and it seems that I cannot walk. Help please.

DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bhopal
Take rest, put some ice (4 hrly), take pain killers. But before all this get an xray done to rule out any fracture.
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Are injections of any help in advanced joints pain? she does not want to go in for an operation. Also pls let me know of any alternatives.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Are injections of any help in advanced joints pain? she does not want to go in for an operation. Also pls let me know...
Hello. Acupressure acupuncture sujok can be beneficial in knee joint pain. Avoid taking injections as far as possible.
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I am suffering from knee joint pain due to reduced cartilage. Can you suggest me suitable diet restrictions taking into regard of my medications for diabetes and bp.

B.Sc.(Hons)HSc in Food and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
I am suffering from knee joint pain due to reduced cartilage. Can you suggest me suitable diet restrictions taking in...
Hello, Your BMI is in normal condition. So you no need to loose weight or gain weight. But your knee problem can only get relieve by perfect diet plan by taking in to consideration of your 24 hr recall method. You can consult me privately for diet plan.
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I had back pain since last year in these year i'm habit of head sacking continuously.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I had back pain since last year in these year i'm habit of head sacking continuously.
Dear you can follow these methods for relief from backache (back pain): * 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.
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My back pains a lot while studying. Even if I does little kind of work it pains. And the pain becomes more at times.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My back pains a lot while studying. Even if I does little kind of work it pains. And the pain becomes more at times.
Do have hot and cold water fomentation thrice a day for 3days of 15 minutes duration and still pain persists do consult neuro physiotherapist or gynecological physiotherapist have ift & laser physiotherapy treatment for 10 days 15 minutes duration each followed by spinal extension exercise once pain subsides or consult me privately via lybrate for further information best wishes
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I am 65 years old male, having backache since a very long time. I have tried all oil treatment's and pain relief sprays but no improvement. Please suggest me something that can relieve my spinal cord pain permanently.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am 65 years old male, having backache since a very long time. I have tried all oil treatment's and pain relief spra...
Dear low back pain k liyyy you can do it perfectly…. 1, Lying on your stomach, prop yourself up on your forearms. Align your elbows directly under your shoulders. Press firmly through your palms and the tops of your feet. Press your pubic bone forward. You will feel sensations in your lower back, but breathe through it. You are allowing blood flow int From all-fours, bring your right knee behind your right wrist with your lower leg at a diagonal toward your left hip. Square off your hips toward the ground. Bend forward. Widen the elbows and place one hand on top of the other as a pillow for your forehead. Hold 2-3 minutes and then switch to the left side for 2-3 minutes. O the lower back for healing. Hold for 1-3 minutes. 2…. Lying on your back, bend both knees with the feet flat on the ground. Bend the right knee like a figure four, with the outer left ankle to the right thigh. Lift the left foot into the air, bringing the left calf parallel to the ground. Thread your right hand between the opening of the legs and interlace your hands behind your left thigh. Hold 2-3 minutes and then repeat on the other side 3…Scoot your buttocks all the way into the wall and swing your feet up the wall. This pose is excellent for relaxing the muscles of the lower back and drains stagnant fluid from the feet and ankles. Do this pose after a challenging workout and always after traveling by plane. Hold for 5-10 minutes. I hope you will fittttt ands fine……………. Thnx.
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I am a 50 yrs old man having back ache for the last 15 yrs and managing without much problem. Now I wish to improve my physical fitness and would like add cycling to my regular walking programme. What precautions can be taken. Kindly advice.

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. You should continuously do exercises which keeps your body fit and healthy. So basically back ex, abdominal strengthening, general conditioning, posture care, daily brisk walks all can be done, but no exercise should be done which increases your pain. 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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I have severe gastric problem in my stomach what can I do to get rid off, and I am not able to eat anything ,if I eat something I can not bear the burning and pain in the stomach, ,what can I have to get rid off from this, even my muscles have some pains because of this gastric trouble, please suggest me something.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I have severe gastric problem in my stomach what can I do to get rid off, and I am not able to eat anything ,if I eat...
Maintain proper hygiene, take filtered water only. No smoking, no alcohol if any. Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2 hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help chew your food properly at time of lunch and dinner. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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I am 22 year old and I have backache form about 7 days. I do not pull any heavy weight. Please tell me if it is because of cold or some other reasons might be there. I have taken pain killer for 2 days.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am 22 year old and I have backache form about 7 days. I do not pull any heavy weight. Please tell me if it is becau...
Start with Physiotherapy treatment and learn exercise for spine. Use lumber spine belt. Apply volini cream before sleeping. Take Calcium and multivitamin with vitamin D 3
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I used to travel 100 kms everyday on my bike now am getting back pain what should I do sir.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I used to travel 100 kms everyday on my bike now am getting back pain what should I do sir.
avoid 100 km only. posture correction must. avoid toward bending. tk break between long travel. do hot fermentation with rest time stretch ur back and legs muscle. if pain is sever then start physiotherapy treatment for 10 days and follow all things
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