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Dr. Pretham

Physiotherapist, Chennai

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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Learn About Posture and Back Pain

MBBS, MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Learn About Posture and Back Pain

Poor posture while sitting, standing, lying down or moving around is a major cause for back pain. Sitting and standing for long time put considerable pressure on the lower back in fact, standing exerts up to five times more pressure than lying down, and sitting is even more strenuous.

Learn about the importance of good posture

Good posture can help prevent back pain, neck pain, muscle and ligament strains, compressed nerves and other injuries. It also has a number of other positive health effects and can be beneficial physically, mentally and emotionally. Good posture improves your appearance and helps you project self-confidence.

Recognize the symptoms of bad posture

Signs and symptoms of poor posture include slumped or rounded shoulders, protruding abdomen, excessive curve in the lower back (swayback) as well as back and neck pain and headaches. Problems in the neck is one of the major cause of headaches.

Maintain a healthy weight

Carrying excess weight can put extra strain on your back and abdominal muscles and lead to bad posture. Walking is one of the best ways to improve posture and lose weight.

Choose a firm mattress to support your spine

Try to avoid sleeping on your stomach the best sleeping position for your back is on your side with your knees bent. Make sure your pillow supports your neck in a straight position to prevent neck pain and sore muscles. Your mattress should not be too soft and too hard. Best is 40 density foam mattress.

Avoid wearing high heels and platform shoes

Make sure your shoes fit properly and offer good support especially when you're on your feet a lot during the day and when you're exercising. High heels throw your back out of line and adversely affect posture. They should be worn only for short periods of time, if at all.

Minimize stress on your lower back

Don't stand too long in one position. Rest one foot on a low stool or another stable object and frequently shift your weight from one leg to another. To relax, bend from your waist and let your head, neck, shoulders and arms hang down briefly.

Learn about sitting, posture and back pain

Extra pressure exerted on the back when sitting comes from the upper body shifting forward, forcing the back muscles to strain to hold you upright. Slouching increases pressure on your lower back 10 to 15 times more than lying down.

Choose a chair that firmly supports your lower back

For long periods of sitting, choose a straight chair without heavy padding. The chair should fit under your desk or table so that you maintain your upright posture. Armrests are helpful to support some of your weight, especially when shifting position.

Sit firmly back in your chair

Keep your shoulders against the chair back, your chest lifted, and your upper back straight. A rolled up towel or small lumbar pillow can provide extra support. When working at a desk, bring your chair close enough that you needn't lean over. Your feet should touch the floor comfortably.

Make adjustments while you work

If you're typing or working at a computer, make sure that all of your work is at a comfortable level. Looking up or down for long periods of time can put stress on your neck, shoulders and upper back muscles. If possible, get up, stretch and move around often.

Use proper techniques when lifting

Good posture is important—not only when sitting, standing or lying down, but also when moving and lifting whether at home or on the job. It's important to maintain good posture and lift with your legs and arms to reduce your risk for back pain.

Learn how to maintain good posture while driving

When driving, position your seat so that you can easily reach the steering wheel, brake and accelerator. If possible, try to adjust your knees slightly higher than your hips. On long drives, change your seat position occasionally and stop every couple of hours to stretch and walk around. Avoid slumping or sitting in a twisted position for example, with your elbow resting heavily on the windowsill. If your seat doesn't provide enough support, try a seat pad, rolled up towel or lumbar roll. Reposition your hands on the wheel frequently to reduce upper back and neck strain.

Know when to contact spine and pain specialist

If your back or neck pain worsens or becomes chronic in spite of home remedies to improve your posture, seek medical attention. Your doctor, on examination and depending on severity, may recommend diagnostic tests like x ray or mri. Physiotherapy and exercises should only be performed on advise of your doctor. You may ask your physiotherapist to discuss with your doctor.

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I am a student of engineering. For last two days I have a severe pain in the back side of my neck. It often occurs after two three days. And also when I get up in the morning my right eye doesn't open. It sticks And I have to wait for sometime and have to rub to open. And at night I feel like someone is pinching on my thighs.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I am a student of engineering. For last two days I have a severe pain in the back side of my neck. It often occurs af...
Ou may rake Belladona 30 thrice a day for two days three drops in water. Your posture is not correct. During sleep give support to your neck not your head. Sit during study in right posture.
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I have a very serious pain in my leg near pocket side when I set 2 or 3 hours in chair I hardly get up what to do please help.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have a very serious pain in my leg near pocket side when I set 2 or 3 hours in chair I hardly get up what to do ple...
Hi take rest. For pain take cold water fomentation for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. If still you don't get relief and need further advice, consult me via lybrate.
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Have a terrible back pain for 3 days and not able slep on my back have to sleep in one position. Also tried all kind of ointment but pain not reduced. What can I do to reduce pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Have a terrible back pain for 3 days and not able slep on my back have to sleep in one position. Also tried all kind ...
1) Do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min., afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) Start natural calcium supplement. 3) Do regular stretching exercise 4) In yoga DO BHUJANGASAN, HALASAN & SURYANAMASKAR. This will give you relief in mild to moderate cases. Give feedback after 4 days. LIFE-STYLE CORRECTION 1) Correct your sitting posture. 2) Take small pillow or back rest for lower back. 3) Foot should rest to floor easily. 4) Take small break after 1 hr & walk few steps. 5) Do neck & upper back extension, give feedback after 4 days
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I'm 50 yrs female, I have backache down to leg &reverse, cervical pain goes to the head, arms n fingers & reverse.

DNHE, BPTh/BPT, weight management specialist
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
You should get x-ray done for the cervical and lumbar spine, there could be compression of nerve due to reduce joint space leading to tingling and numbess in hands and legs. Physiotherapy treatment will help.
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She suffering from back pain some times but continuously . She said to me that some one hit by bicycle on his back And she get hospitalised. .after 6 month she was well and doctor said if she (feeling kamzor) she is suffer from pain. So I need your advice please tell me sir about this.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
She suffering from back pain some times but continuously . She said to me that some one hit by bicycle on his back
An...
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.
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I am a 29 years old female and i have leg pains for last 2 weeks. What should I do?

DPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am a 29 years old female and i have leg pains for last 2 weeks. What should I do?
Lack of physical activities may be the cause of pain so do regular general exercises see you are not diabetic.
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I am suffering with severe pain in left leg thies and calf. Due to longtime sitting in office. Today I used a pain killer spray due to severe pain. Kindly give me the instructions fore cure the muscle pain. Thankyou.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering with severe pain in left leg thies and calf. Due to longtime sitting in office. Today I used a pain ki...
Tk muscle relaxant medicine and keep equal balance on both legs and pelvic avoid long standing. For sever pain do tens therapy and ultrasonic and for few day and come out your pain issue.
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Dear Sir, I met with an bike accident and broke my left hand (near wrist) and got treatment (Titanium implant fixed) at Ganga Hospital Coimbatore (It happens 4 months ago). My problem is the stiffness on the wrist. Event after 4 months of surgery, i was not able to use the hand normally. If any physios?, medicines? What is your suggestion?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi This is Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. Can you kindly send me your latest X Ray so that i can opine. My consultation fees is Rs 400/- Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay
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I am 26 year old. I an suffering from planter fasciitis from 1 year. please suggest what to do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 26 year old. I an suffering from planter fasciitis from 1 year. please suggest what to do?
Hi +wear soft padded footwear. +do stretching of calf muscles +learn strengthening exercise of ankle +take contrast bath at physio clinic. Do reply to discuss detailed treatment plan. Wishing you a good health.
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I have back pain and my family doctor says in back lungs fill 200 ml water removed the and check it otherwise you should have tb. He's right or wrong doctor please help me.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
An ultasound chest will decide regarding fluid in lungs. If yes, then it can be tb. Better consult a pulmonologist.
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I am 35 years female, have pain in foot and ankle from last one year. Please suggest what should I do. I am already taken physiotherapy sessions. But no relief in pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 35 years female, have pain in foot and ankle from last one year. Please suggest what should I do. I am already t...
Ankle stretch calves get a custom made insole. Hams stretching. Sports taping. Hot fomentation 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.
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MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGDEMS, DNHE, DYA
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Doing proper stretch exercise every day helps to reduce fatigue and damage to our body muscles in a long run. Do stretch without fail!
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I had been for a sports selection yesterday. I was not used with running a lot. So I am experiencing muscular pain. Is that common?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I had been for a sports selection yesterday. I was not used with running a lot. So I am experiencing muscular pain. I...
It is normal to develop some soreness anytime you use a muscle group vigorously or for a prolonged period. Soreness in your legs that develops immediately after running usually fades over the course of several hours. Report any sudden or severe pain in your legs after running to your doctor. For pain relief soak your sore muscles in very warm water in the bath or a hot tub to ease your pain and reduce inflammation. Alternating hot and cold baths works especially well for some people. Hope you feel better soon.
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How to fit my body i'm 35 years old i'm accountant. I feel very pain in my leg joint and shoulder joint elbow joint. Kindly advise.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Try this for joint pains try this. Identify the mid point between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. 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. Consult after 10 days.
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How to differentiate back pain whether is due to spinal chord/bones or muscular, nerves related. Will it be more during winter?

MPT Neuro
Physiotherapist, Guntur
How to differentiate back pain whether is due to spinal chord/bones or muscular, nerves related. Will it be more duri...
The bone pain is present over the spine at perticular region, continuously or at the time of weight baring if it is muscle pain commonly present on the sides of spine and comes on doing work and decresses at rest. If nerve pain it comes like shock sensation radiating to other places like sides or to lower limbs.
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I have got Achilles Tendonitis (severe pain in my Achilles tendon at the back of left foot) due to car driving and using the clutch excessively, I have not had any injury. Could it be due to uric acid and a gout attack? I have had past history of uric acid? should I take Feburic along with Combiflam. I am 48 years old, weight is higher than normal.

Master in Physiotherapy (MPT), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), CMT-Diploma in Osteopathy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I have got Achilles Tendonitis (severe pain in my Achilles tendon at the back of left foot) due to car driving and us...
Just use ice pack for 15 min over the painfull area. After relieving from pain try to do some stretching and strengthening exs. Ultrasonic therapy is also help with icepacks.
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I am 28 years old and I am feeling severe pain in my wrist for the last 15 days. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 28 years old and I am feeling severe pain in my wrist for the last 15 days. What should I do?
Hi for pain take cold water fomentation for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. Do stretching and gentle massage of hand. If still you don't get relief and need further advice, consult me via lybrate.
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I am feeling very much uneasy below knees getting temporary relief by stretching what may be the reason.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am feeling very much uneasy below knees getting temporary relief by stretching what may be the reason.
Add ½ tsp of cinnamon powder and 1 tsp of honey with 1 cup of warm milk. Drink before going to bed. Massage your feet with lukewarm mustard oil 2-3 times a day and before going to bed.
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I am a software engineer aged 22 years. recently I have some back pain, but there is no unusual on my works. Give me a solution.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am a software engineer aged 22 years. recently I have some back pain, but there is no unusual on my works. Give me ...
Hi I can understand your problem. # relax & stay positive. # take hot and cold foementation. # change sleeping position. # use lumber support. There are various non sugical treatment options for back pain according to your health and severity of symptoms. Kindly reply in private consultation to discuss detailed treatment plan. Wishing you a good health.
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