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Dr. Preethi Mathew

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Dr. Preethi Mathew is a trusted Physiotherapist in Aminjikarai, Chennai. You can visit her at Heal and Comfort Physiotherapy Clinic in Aminjikarai, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Preethi Mathew on Lybrate.com.

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BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Muscular head and neck pain
If you are aching from these types of symptoms, then probably you are suffering from muscular head aches.

Your headache may appear to radiate from the back to the front of your head.
Your headache be provoked or eased by a neck movement, a sustained posture, stomach sleeping or with your head turned to one side.
Your headache normally appears to be worse on one side of your head. The side is normally constant and does not switch sides.
Your headache appears to temporarily ease up when you apply pressure or you massage your neck or the base of your skull.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you are more likely than not to be suffering a neck headache. Inform your physiotherapist and they will assist you.
Physiotherapy treatment includes

Stiff neck joints may need to be loosened or unlocked via joint mobilisation (gentle gliding techniques), joint traction or in specific cases a gentle and localised joint manipulation technique.
Hypermobile (or dynamically unstable) joints may require specific deep neck muscle strengthening exercises to stabilize, control and restrict the joint movement available.
Tight or overactive muscles may require stretching, massage, acupuncture, dry needling, or other relaxation techniques.
Weak muscles may require specific strengthening exercises. This may include your postural shoulder blade and neck muscles.
Nerve dysfunction may be directed by your physiotherapist depending upon your specific examination findings. Neurosensitivity is a usual finding that needs to addressed with cautious professional care and attention.
Posture correction may be recommended via specific exercises, posture awareness techniques, taping or a posture brace.
Helpful advice on how to prevent neck dysfunction in the future age awkward neck positions and postures to keep off.
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I am 26 yrs old female. I have back bone pain from 1yr. Means (after delivery with" c' section) I am not able to stand even 30 mnts.

Master in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear, this is quite common after delivery. Do back strengthening exercises and stretching exercises. Mantain your proper posture in sitting and standing and sleeping. Apply hot packs if you have any severe pain take care.
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I am 45 years old I have knee problem since 3 months daily its paining badly I hav concerned with my family doctor but no improvement is there I hv taken all medicine but no relief.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I am 45 years old I have knee problem since 3 months daily its paining badly I hav concerned with my family doctor bu...
Hi, Take medicines Arnica 30 4pills thrice a day Rhustox 10M 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 1mth Avoid any exercises during pain. Revert back for further treatment plan.
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My age is 52 and I have a pain in both leg. Pain is generally occur while long sitting your long walk. Pain is generally in hip to fore leg in both leg. Pls suggest.

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
My age is 52 and I have a pain in both leg. Pain is generally occur while long sitting your long walk. Pain is genera...
Take following homeopathic medicines 1- Rush to 200 2- Bryonia 200 3- Spigilia 200 5 drops each mixed with some water taken two times a day for few weeks for further advise consult me privately.
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I feel pain in my left hand, wrist and shoulder for past few years. Recently I noticed that the pain is more than before. What should I do?

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.
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please sir my prob is leg prob in very pain in my twin leg in same very hard pain to ranging time I relif in to the hot water steam in my leg in 2 &3 days result is zero. please sir.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
please sir my prob is leg prob in very pain in my twin leg in same very hard pain to ranging time I relif in to the h...
For leg pain, please follow the below advise: please keep your leg raised while sitting or lying 1) quadriceps strengthening exercises -: 1. A) quad clenches: lie flat on your back 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. 1. B) 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. 1. C) 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. 2) hamstring stretching 2. A) towel hamstring stretch lie on the back, supporting the thigh with the hand or with a towel wrapped around it. Slowly straighten the knee until a stretch is felt in the back of the thigh, trying to get the bottom of the foot to face the ceiling, one leg at a time. Hold the position initially for 10 seconds, and gradually work up to 20 to 30 seconds. 2. B) seated hamstring stretch while sitting at the edge of a chair, straighten one leg in front of the body with the heel on the floor. Then, sit up straight and try pushing the navel towards the thigh without leaning the trunk of the body forwards. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds repeat 3 times for each leg. 3) calf stretches 3. A) standing calf stretch stand away from a wall and put your fight foot behind you and be sure your toes are facing forward. Lean forward at the ankle while bending the right knee and keeping your heel on the ground. Hold this for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 10 times a twice a day. 3. B) downward dog yoga stretch get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders on the floor. Walk your hands forward slightly on the floor. Spread your fingers apart to allow for a broad base of support. Push your hips up toward the ceiling and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your heels on the ground and gently try and straighten your knees. Repeat 10 times a twice a day. 3. C) wall calf stretch stand about two feet away from a wall. Place the ball of your right foot against the wall while your heel remains on the ground. Slowly and gently lean into the wall while keeping your knee straight. Hold this for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times twice a day. 3. D) downward dog yoga stretch get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders on the floor. Contrast bath- fill two buckets/ tubs with very hot water and very cold water. Immerse your legs into the water for 3 minutes and then switch to cold water for 1 minute. Repeat this 3 times once a day. Wish you a very speedy recovery. Best of luck.
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I am 21 year old, I have waist pain last 5 year. Continue but not everyday, why should I do?

DPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Do not sleep on a sagging bed use wooden plinth with a mattress learn spinal exercise do these twice a day, once a day is a must,
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I have a got hurt on my left leg knee two years before and got ayurvedictreatment it got cured but now its more painful when I bend my leg. Is this problem serious. Please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
I have a got hurt on my left leg knee two years before and got ayurvedictreatment it got cured but now its more painf...
Hi try to continue your therapy and have mild exercise with knee cap support. If pain persists then you are to take blood test for. Depth of disease concerns. Have test of esr aso titre to diagnose. Take medicine of ayurveda herbal remedies to get relief from pain.
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I have backache for 2-3 month when I sit on chair. When I sit on chair I have backache.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
If so you feel change your chair and go for spine friendly chairs which is ergonomic designed for pain consult your nearest neuro musculoskeletal physiotherapist or orthopaedician or neuro physician asap.
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I am 22 year old female. I am having a lower back pain. I am doing exercise but it's not working. Also my legs pain while sleeping. What to do? Please help me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 22 year old female. I am having a lower back pain. I am doing exercise but it's not working. Also my legs pain w...
. 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.
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I have joint pain and also ankle and neck pain. Please consult me something to resolve it.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have joint pain and also ankle and neck pain. Please consult me something to resolve it.
Try some remedies for joint pain: -ice packs can be used to soothe hot, swollen joints. -heat packs help to relax tense, tired muscles. -splinting of swollen or painful joints may be helpful, a physiotherapist or an occupational therapist (ot) may provide temporary splints for you. -pace yourself: overdoing things can increase your pain, but so can not doing enough. Your physiotherapist can advise you on increasing your activity level at a rate you can cope with and on finding the right balance between rest and activity. -take regular graded exercise: graded exercise starts slowly and increases in small steps. This will help you to strengthen your muscles and joints and increase your fitness. Improving your general fitness and stamina will help you to increase your activity level without increasing your pain. -mobilising, stretching and strengthening: your physiotherapist will assess your muscle strength and the range of movement in your joints, and advise on techniques and exercises so you can keep your joints working as well as possible. Best wishes.
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Good morning Sir I have a ligament tear on my right hand shoulder I took MRI scan. I have consulted a doctor he told that it is a partial tear and he advised me to take rest for 3 months and he gave some medicines but after 2 months I started playing badminton it is paining now. U can please give me any medicines for this.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Good morning Sir I have a ligament tear on my right hand shoulder I took MRI scan. I have consulted a doctor he told ...
Hot Fomentation. Gentle Shoulder Stretching. Core Strengthening Exercises. Gentle Neck Exercises. Avoid sleeping on affected side.. Warm up and cool down is a must. Hot fomentation.
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Hi Kya spinal cord injury ka koi treatment nehin hai. Stem cell therapy me kya treatment hota hai. Kya stem cell therapy se kuch improvement hone ka chance hai. After 3 year Mera kuch improve nehin hua hai. Mera injury T6 & T7 vertebra me hua he. Mera chest se leg tak paralysed he. Kuch feel nehin hota. Me kya karun kuch help kijiye.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist,
Hi Kya spinal cord injury ka koi treatment nehin hai. Stem cell therapy me kya treatment hota hai. Kya stem cell ther...
See till now no clear result occurred by stem cell treatment. So better to join any rehabilitation center there you will get some expert like occupational therapist, physiotherapy and wheel chair trainner. They will make you to perform your routine work and ADL activities.
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Sir I can not run fast when I want to run fast my knees are gives me pain so and my chest also given me pain so please give me advise.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir I can not run fast when I want to run fast my knees are gives me pain so and my chest also given me pain so pleas...
Checkup vit and calcium and avoid long running do firstly strength exercise tk rest and do only walk.
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My nephew has bowl legs .and he is 1.2 year old yet. please suggest me what I need to do. It will correct itself or he need any kind of treatment.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
My nephew has bowl legs .and he is 1.2 year old yet. please suggest me what I need to do. It will correct itself or h...
By age 3, most kids no longer appear bowlegged. And by age 7 or 8, most children's legs have reached the angle they'll retain into adulthood. Rarely, bowlegs are caused by a vitamin D deficiency (also called rickets) or a condition called Blount's disease, a bone disorder that affects the shins. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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Dear doc After sleep or while sleeping, I am having kind of pain in my shoulder. I am unable yo move my arm quickly, it hurts the knuckle joint. First you thought it may b due to the exercise, I was doing in gym, though I was lifting light weight. But from last 3 day I even did not go to gym. It always hurts only in left knuckle joint after or while sleeping. So I myself thought that it may be due to inappropriate sleeping position or the size of pillow. What according to you can b possible cause? How can I get rid of that? What is the perfect height of pillow ghat I must use and also the sleeping position? Could the cause be due to gymnastic, And if it is due to gymnastics, then should I stop doing exercise? But I really don't want to stop exercise Please help.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
Dear doc
After sleep or while sleeping, I am having kind of pain in my shoulder. I am unable yo move my arm quickly, ...
No 1: Rotator Cuff Isometrics it's really three exercises, but the simple, basic isometric exercise is too often over looked and under used. This is a shame as I find it very effective in reducing a lot of shoulder pains in many people that it rightly deserves my No 1 spot despite them being perceived as boring and simplistic nature. Although recently they are gaining some popularity and credibility again. Isometric exercises for those non therapists reading, is when a muscle/tendon is asked to contract but there is no movement of the joint and so no change in the length of the muscle/tendon, just like when you flex your pecs and biceps in the mirror after a shower… No! just me that does that then, ok moving on…! In my clinic I see a lot of people with acute shoulder pains brought on usually after an increase in activity, sport or training and most I beleive have a reactive cuff tendinopathy. Most of these shoulders have quite high pain levels for the first few weeks and we know that isometrics are great for reducing pain (source) and they do produce some significant forces and tension in the cuff, so can be thought of beginning the needed loading program. There are lots of variations and I don't think it matters too much how you do them, it's more important how hard and how much you do them, more on this in a bit. The isometric exercises I usually give are a'Back of the hand Wall Press' used when I suspect a more superior cuff tendinopathy, it's done simply by standing next to a wall and pressing the back of the hand into the wall in the scapular plane (called Scaption) at approx 30° of abduction.
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I am 20 years old female and have headache, backache, stomach pain and my period is also delay by 5 days. What should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I am 20 years old female and have headache, backache, stomach pain and my period is also delay by 5 days. What should...
Don't worry it is quite but natural to any week ladies, if you are good health fit, then also for 20 or 25 days also it will happens.
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I am 29 years old and I am suffering from mid back pain for the past 2 years. I used lot of medicine but it was not cleared. please suggest me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 29 years old and I am suffering from mid back pain for the past 2 years. I used lot of medicine but it was not c...
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.
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I have spondylitis on my lower back for 10 years, I do exercise, now suddenly I have developed heel pain on left leg, I apply ice pack, I have started wearing flat heel shoes. How to get rid of this problem?

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
Hi. Heel pain needs ultrasound therapy. Use silicon heel pad I m shoes for walking and standing. You may need to visit a physiotherapist for ultrasound therapy.
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My friend who is 21 usually suffer from back pain and it gets worse sometimes. Please suggest something for him and also what should he avoid to take in order to get rid of the pain

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, Thanks for your question. You will have to elaborate your problem as to a detailed discussion of your back pain which means duration of pain and mode of onset.I would also like to ask you if it is associated with any leg pain or any other neurological symptoms like numbness, paraesthesias ( electrical shock like abnormal sensations) or any weakness in limbs. Please also tell me about any associated symptoms like fever, weight loss etc. What medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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