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Dr. Pretham

Physiotherapist, Chennai

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Dr. Pretham Physiotherapist, Chennai
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Dr. Pretham is a renowned Physiotherapist in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Bernice Physiotherapy Center in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pretham on Lybrate.com.

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I am 25 yr male. I have sitting job as profession. Sometimes I suffer from back pain. It mostly happens when I do any physical activity. I consulted with physiotherapist. She improved my sitting position and suggested some regular exercise. My sitting posture improved. But original problem remained same. I also gone through blood test for Vit B12 and Vit D. Both were less then required. So gaining required level of VitB12 and Vit. D will help or not?

MCh Ortho, ATLS (AIIMS), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
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Vit. B12 and vit. D3 will definitely help in your back pain. If the pain still persists or comes back please consult an orthopedic and get all investigation like x-rays and mri of the spine. Back pain at your age is not good and should be properly investigated.

Hello, sir My problem is in my hand, the joint point always gives pain Any way to end the pain.

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Hello, sir My problem is in my hand, the joint point always gives pain
Any way to end the pain.
Homoeopathic medicine ACTAE SPICATA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops direct on tongue twice daily ADEL 4 ( ADEL) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily.

I am 30 year male I have backache from so many year I take so many pain killer for better sleep, do you have any permanent solution.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
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I am 30 year male I have backache from so many year I take so many pain killer for better sleep, do you have any perm...
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 knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference? (facility provided by lybrate. Com)

Hi. My uric acid level is 7.5, ra factor 10. Having pain in joints. Weight is not increasing. Its just 58 kg and height 170cm. Kindly suggest a healthy diet so that I can maintain my uric acid levels and also can gain weight.

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General Physician
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Hi. My uric acid level is 7.5, ra factor 10. Having pain in joints. Weight is not increasing. Its just 58 kg and heig...
I will suggest you to not eat pickles and papads and eat only freshly prepared home made food items which is rich in protein content.

I am 42 years old age and I have a problem of constipation, headache, acidity, lack of sleep, back pain. I use before going to sleep constipation powder with lukewarm water to clear in morning but with this I feel I can have a side effect. I want naturally I should get motion early morning, for this any solution let me know. I get headache when my stomach is not clean. I get acidity when I have coffee once in a day and I take coffee only to get relief from headache and stomach clean. Give me correct solution to my constipation.

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I am 42 years old age and I have a problem of constipation, headache, acidity, lack of sleep, back pain. I use before...
Hello lybrate user, - all the problems you have mentioned are all interlinked to one another, so have to get the solution to solve all of them not one by one - 1st thing you have to do is to correct your food habits and lifestyle - avoid outside food, take freshly prepared home food always - avoid heavy food in the night - take a glass of butter milk after meals - take a glass of warm water before going to bed - take a walk after meals, never go to bed immediately after food - take hingwashtaka churna 1spoon with warm water twice a day before food - dhanwantara vati 1-0-1 before food - triphala ras 20 ml with warm water after food follow this for 10 days. You will be fine after this. Thank you.

I have a serious problem of headache and a problem in shoulder I have tried many exercises but it did not worked what should I do?

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General Physician
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I have a serious problem of headache and a problem in shoulder I have tried many exercises but it did not worked what...
You can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache follow advises given below: Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day Get check eyes for refractive error complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis It may be due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation you can go for regular Physical exercise consult privately for management of shoulder pain

I am a 31 years old male. Having a back pain and pain on the left side of pelvic. Please suggest the treatment.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I am a 31 years old male. Having a back pain and pain on the left side of pelvic. Please suggest the treatment.
Hello. Need to undergo investigations like CBC, ESR and ultrasound (pelvis) for proper diagnosis. Treatment can be given only after that only.

Back pain after delivery. Please help.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist
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Dear Shivani, Greetings for being active to take steps to resolve the Back pain that's being there after delivery. Being pain free feels like freedom! To be able to achieve that freedom from present state of discomfort which must have been disturbing you especially from enjoying the motherhood, toning up the core stability muscles as my fellow physio colleague Dr Neha Kulkarni mentions will be the way to go along with short term pain relieving measures like heat, taping, tens, spinal flexibility exercises can be used. Once, you are in control of the pain, exercises can be progressed with the aim to increase the tone & strength of the muscles for the whole body. Arrange your appointment with Physio today. Best Wishes for good health.

Hi I am 35 years old. I am working in Saudi Arabia, Construction field. Since 4 days I am suffering from back pain that is near both the kidneys. Pain is not at the spinal cord, when I am sitting I feel Pain if I stand no pain also if I walk no pain but standing for long time I am feeling strained. I feel to lie down and take rest. Please give me suggestions what to do and now I can give one clew that is when we effected from fever body we feel body pains, now I am feeling the same pain on back of me. Please suggest the name of tablet or Need to do any thing. Thank and regards. .

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
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Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency. Sleep on a hard bed with a soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way Take CALDIKIND PLUS 1 tab daily for 10days Paracetamol 250mg TDS x 3 days Contact me after that. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. It may have to be further investigated.

Shoulder Pain Care - 4 things you must not ignore!

Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certificate in Population Health, Certificate in Diabetology and Prevention, Nutritionist, MHSc (Public Health), MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist
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Care for shoulder pain and related problems

Shoulder problems usually happen because of internal problems or external trauma. People who are into any form of manual labour, pick up a lot of heavy things regularly or play sports experience shoulder pain at some point of time or other. Shoulder pain can be detected by physical examination, mri, x-ray, ultrasound and medical history.

The most common types of shoulder problems are arthritis, fracture, dislocation, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tear, and rotator cuff disease. Cures for the different shoulder pains are different. Follow these simple ways to help you manage the pain.

1. Rest the hurtful shoulder: you need to take ample rest. Using the arm which is affected is not a good idea and needs to be avoided. If your job involves manual labour, it is advised that you stay at home to rest.

2. Ice pack healing: applying ice pack on the wound is also advised around 3-4 times in a day. This varies as per the kind of shoulder pain, so doctor's advice must be followed.

3. Be consistent with exercise: depending upon the source of pain, physiotherapist will advise certain sets of shoulder exercises. It is very important that they should be performed diligently for fast recovery.

4. Support it well: wearing a sling is extremely important and should not be taken lightly at any point of time. A good support will ensure

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Shoulder Pain Care - 4 things you must not ignore!

Hi, I am 32 years female. My back hurts. It's not the muscle but the bone I feel. Lower end. I went low in vitamin D few months back. Entire body ached at that time. After medication body pain vanished but back pain started. I did health check up recently. Everything is normal in blood tests. There is no deficiency. I have been hitting gym since 3 years now. Can you please suggest a remedy for my back ache. Also the cause for it?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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Hi, I am 32 years female. My back hurts. It's not the muscle but the bone I feel. Lower end. I went low in vitamin D ...
If vit d and calcium levels is ok then sit straight maintain your posture avoid long sitting toward bending, do hot fermentation and stretching exercise and strength exercise in daily routine but in gradually process.

How can I increase my bone marrow please tell me. I am suffering from joint pain in my bones.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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How can I increase my bone marrow please tell me.
I am suffering from joint pain in my bones.
Back pain or HIP PAIN k liye back isometrics exercise kijiye or hot fragmentations kijiye. For word bandings mat kijiye. Long time ek hi positins m mat rahiye. Breegings exercise bilateral or single leg rotation kijiye phle without weight kijiye fir 1-2kg weight cuff se kijiye rotations kijiye leg single -single than avoide kijiye stair clabbings sweelings ho to ice ki massage kijiye back pain ko ap darr mat smjiye ap low back belt bi use m laa sakte h vo kisi bi tarah k jurck se apko bacha ti h deep breathing exercise kijiye I hope get well soon… thnx. Shoulder pain or elbow pain or HAND PAIN k liye ap ice massage kijiye … jurck se bachiye or shoulder wheeler exercise kijiye. Clapping kijiye. Sweeling aye to ice massage kijiye ……rotation krte rahiye. Elbow m pain ho to ap ultra sound lgaiye 4-10 days pulley exercise kijiye or weight cuff bandh kr 1-2kg k weight cuff se pendullaer exercise kijiye…. I hope get well soon thnx. Wrist pain k liye stimuleter ka use kr sakte h …. Or fingers k liye mobilization bi krsakte h I hope get well soon……thnx Leg pain k liye calf stretchings or periformis stretchings or T. F. L stretching ilio psos muscles ki stretching kijiye sweelings ho to ice pack kijiye or sweeling nhi ho to hot pack ka use ap kijiye. Heel track kijiye… weight cuff 1-2kg use kijiye or leg exercise kijitye hips up nd down exercise kijiye…. Walking kijiye phle edii rakiye fir panjaa rakijiye 6-9 kaadaam chalet huye apni walking ki capacity incress kijiye daily 1000 kaadaam ap chaliye …deep breath lijiye pani jada se jada pijiye ……. Long sitting, standing, clambing avoide kijiye I hope ap jaldi ache ho jayege thnx. KNEE PAIN k liye ap knee cap use kijiye …or hot fragmentation kijiye jada stair clambbings mat kijiye…. Long sitting or standing mat kijiye……. Heel track kijiye 4-5 time, ediii panjaa kr k chaliye 1000 kaadaam………. ANKLE PAIN k liye ap ice se massage kijiye …. Quick stretch kijiye or tempoline kr sakte h ap……for jumping……ankle toe movement kijiye countinu…. Weightcuuff bandh kr 1-2 kg k ap sit to stand kr sakte ho……. I hope ap jaldi theek ho jaayege thnx……

I feel my backbone has not grown straight, above hips, I feel it's more concave then it should be, What should I do?

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist
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I feel my backbone has not grown straight, above hips,  I feel it's more concave then it should be, 
What should I do?
Hello, please send me your all investigation report to rule out whether it is ldp/ loss or increase of lumbar lordosis or anything else. This may be due to overweight or deficiency of vitamin d3 and calcium or due to poor posture. Till then follow these advises:- 1. Take calcium supplements and sun bath daily to prevent further damage to your joints. 2. Avoid heavy lifting. 3. Avoid squatting and weight bearing activities. 4. Use western toilet. 5. Wear shock absorbing, good quality of shoes while walking. 6. Keep roll of a towel under your knees while sleeping. 7. Perform some gentle exercises and stretching of your all joints before getting out of your bed. 8. Walk straight with shoulder protracted. 9. Perform deep breathing exercises or yoga for proper functioning of lungs. I can explain you stiffness and pain reducing techniques, if interested. Wish you a happy and pain free life thanks.

I AM 13 Years old I am male and having back ache since 2 days and I had used pain relief cream but it did not work so what should I do?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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I AM 13 Years old I am male and having back ache since 2 days and I had used pain relief cream but it did not work so...
Try few things for your back pain: - Apply Ice and Heat Heating pads and cold packs can comfort tender trunks. Most doctors recommend using ice for the first 48 hours after an injury -- particularly if there is swelling — and then switching to heat. You can use whichever you find comforting as long as your skin is protected. - Limit Bed Rest Studies show that people with short-term low-back pain who rest feel more pain and have a harder time with daily tasks than those who stay active. -Keep Exercising Activity is often the best medicine for back pain. Simple exercises like walking can be very helpful. But remember to move in moderation, Stay away from strenuous activities like gardening and avoid whatever motion caused the pain in the first place. -Maintain Good Posture most people have poor posture when going about their daily activities, putting unnecessary strain on their backs. -Strengthen Your Core Most people with chronic back pain would benefit from stronger abdominal muscles. If the abdominals are weak, other areas must pick up the slack. When we strengthen the abdominals, it often reduces the strain on the lower back. - Improve Flexibility Too much tension and tightness can cause back pain. By increasing flexibility you need to put an equal load throughout the body from the feet all the way up to the head. -Sleep the Right Way The amount of rest you get is important, and so is the position you get it in. Sleeping in a bad position or on a mattress without support can cause back pain. Back sleepers should put pillows under their knees. Side sleepers should place pillows between their knees to keep their spine in a neutral position. Stomach sleeping causes the neck and head to twist and can put undue stress on the back. -Use Relaxation Techniques Research shows that practices such as meditation, deep breathing and yoga, which help put the mind at rest, can do wonders for the back. -See a Specialist Developing an individualized exercise plan is essential to managing chronic back pain. Some patients need more core strengthening while others benefit mainly from stretching and improving flexibility. Please consult a Orthopedic Physiotherapist for the right exercise plan. Best wishes.

Could you please tell me how long it tool to cure Ankylosing Spondylitis or medicine need to continue? I am on medicine for last 5+ years.

DNB, MBBS
Orthopedist
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Sir, there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis in allopathy, drugs available are only to control or delay the disease process, so drugs will continue lifelong. Side effects and efficacy of the drugs will have to be monitored from time to time and doses adjusted accordingly.

Having Pain between joint of thig and hip. Can anyone tell me the cause and disease name plz.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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Having Pain between joint of thig and hip. Can anyone tell me the cause and disease name plz.
Piriformis Stretch 1. Lie on your back. ... 2. Cross your left leg over your right so that your left ankle rests on your right knee. 3. Use your hands to grab hold of your left knee and pull it gently toward the opposite shoulder. ... 4. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds. 5. Relax, and then repeat with the other leg. 6. Repeat this cycle 2 to 4 times

My son got a ligament bucket handle tear on his right knee. Can exercise help him to come out of this? can he play cricket after that!

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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My son got a ligament bucket handle tear on his right knee. Can exercise help him to come out of this? can he play cr...
Physio can help especially if the tear is small and partial. All the exercises need to be done under the supervision of a physio for at least 3 weeks. Thereafter, depending on how well your son is doing, physio might advise to continue exercising at home for another 3 to 4 weeks. Yuvraj singh, suresh raina & manoj tiwari all have had ligament tears. So we hope that solves the second part of your question & serves as an encouragement in your testing times. Regards, team.

Hello doctor. I am 30 years old and suffering from back pain after my cesarian operation. I have been taking calcium tablets and pain killers. How can I get rid of this problem? I am suffering from this problem from past two years.

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Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Actually a lot of young females have these issues after their operation. You have mentioned backache as your problem. If you have only localized backache with no other associated symptoms like radiating leg pain, numbness, paresthesias etc, and no systemic symptoms like fever, loss of appetite, loss of weight etc, my advice to you for initial 2-3 weeks will be: - to maintain proper posture while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication like tab etoshine or even tab paracetamol which suits you - intensive physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - ice packs can applied 3-4 times in a day - analgesic spray for local application like dynapar qps spray can be used and is easily available. - avoid lifting heavyweight/ acute forward bending in mornings etc if you do not improve in 2-3 weeks with this conservative management, we will need to evaluate you further in form of dynamic x rays to look for any instability as a cause for pain and some blood investigations to rule out any deficiencies etc. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards

I have a back pain problem from last 1 month. It's happen only in morning when ever I woke up in morning. I am just 22 years old. Male. Any solution?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
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I have a back pain problem from last 1 month. It's happen only in morning when ever I woke up in morning. I am just 2...
That is due to strain so in bed time do hot fermentation do apply pain relief ointment after 2 days do slight stretch your back muscle avoid long sitting toward bending and lifting weight.

I had done my executive health checkup on 30 may and was normal but recently before 4 days back I got fever and lower back pain in which it was ruled out of a kidney stone and it came out in a day after drinking plenty water, in between I had gone twice to body massage, now I feel very fatigue and full of flum in cold. Should I go for jaundice test, dengue or any other test as feeling very lazy all the time with shortness of breath. CBC was normal a month back too.

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I had done my executive health checkup on 30 may and was normal but recently before 4 days back I got fever and lower...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you 1. Take 1 glass warm milk 2. Add 1 tsp licorice powder 3. Add 2 tsp honey 4. Mix well 5. Drink 2 times a day Causes: • Physical fatigue is caused due to: • Excessive physical activity • Lack of sleep • Vitamin deficiencies • Loss of body fluids through: o Vomiting o Diarrhoea o Blood loss • Mental fatigue is caused due to: o Depression o Boredom o Stress it will surely help you.
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