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Dr. Punitha Chockalingam

Pain Management Specialist, Chennai

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Dr. Punitha Chockalingam is a popular Pain Management Specialist in Velachery, Chennai. She is currently practising at Punitha Chennai Pain Clinic in Velachery, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Punitha Chockalingam and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am 37 year old male. I am suffering from costochondritis for last 1.5 years. Having a dull pain continuously near the chest region? Is there any specific treatment? Ps:I have undergone all related tests to rule out any heart related problems and stomach related issues.

B.H.M.S.
Homeopath,
I am 37 year old male. I am suffering from costochondritis for last 1.5 years. Having a dull pain continuously near t...
Don't worry you can take following homoeopathic medicines Rhus tox 200 single dose once in day for 4 days Bryonia 12c 3 time in day for 8 days Arnica mont 12c 3 time in day for 8 days.
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Dear sir, I am last 2 month suffering of chest pain in my left side and some time right side. And I have already taken medicine .nearest doctor's but I have not got relief I coudhnt understand Wht I do so please suggest me what is this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear sir, I am last 2 month suffering of chest pain in my left side and some time right side. And I have already take...
Dear lybrateuser, - Your problem could be due to acidity - avoid fried, spicy & junk food, also restrict intake of tea, coffee to 1-2 cups per day - take tablet Pan-40, 1 tablet half an hour before breakfast daily morning - chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime .
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My knee has been hurting for a week. When I fold my legs and sit for some time, my right knee hurts on straightening the leg. I want to start going to gym and I'm worried that the knee will get worse.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Dear You should Have a Heamogram, sugar & urine Routine tests done before you start any treatment You can take multivitamin tablets & paracetamol tabs. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Physiotherapy usually helps
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Sir, my wife is not sleeping properly from last two months, due to this problem she continuously suffering from headache problem. Sometimes so much pain in her head. Sir what is the solution of this problem.

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
Sir, my wife is not sleeping properly from last two months, due to this problem she continuously suffering from heada...
Get her blood pressure checked some light exercise during the day plenty of water light dinner, taken early cup of warm milk before sleeping no tv, mobile before going to sleep.
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I want to know how to relief from back pain? I have been suffering from back pain for 10 days.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I want to know how to relief from back pain? I have been suffering from back pain for 10 days.
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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Hello I Am 24 year age and I have suffering from my back pain problem from few months so how can I get release from them.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello I Am 24 year age and I have suffering from my back pain problem from few months so how can I get release from t...
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall.
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Osteoarthritis - A Detailed Guide for Treating it!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Osteoarthritis - A Detailed Guide for Treating it!

Osteoarthritis is a Non Inflammatory disease that affects many joints, knee joint most common. In normal joint, a firm, rubbery material called cartilage covers the end of each bone. Cartilage provides a smooth, gliding surface for joint motion and acts as a cushion between the bones. In Osteoarthritis, the cartilage breaks down, causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint. This disease, that mostly affects women, worsens over the time and should be treated as early as possible.

Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis
Symptoms of osteoarthritis vary, depending on which joints are affected and how severely they are affected. However, the most common symptoms are pain and stiffness, particularly first thing in the morning or after resting. Affected joints may get swollen, especially after extended activity. These symptoms tend to build over time rather than show up suddenly. Some of the common symptoms include:

  1. Sore or stiff joints – after inactivity or overuse
  2. Limited range of motion or stiffness that goes away after movement
  3. Clicking or cracking sound when joint bends
  4. Mild swelling around a joint
  5. Pain that is worse after activity or toward the end of the day

Treatment Options For Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a chronic (long-term) disease. There is no cure, but treatments are available to manage symptoms. Long-term management of the disease will include several factors:

  1. Managing symptoms, such as pain, stiffness and swelling
  2. Improving joint mobility and flexibility
  3. Maintaining a healthy weight
  4. Getting enough of exercise

Physical Activity: One of the most beneficial ways to manage OA is to get moving. While it may be hard to think of exercise when the joints hurt, moving is considered an important part of the treatment plan. Simple activities like walking around the neighborhood or taking a fun, easy exercise class can reduce pain and help maintain (or attain) a healthy weight. Strengthening exercises build muscles around OA-affected joints, easing the burden on those joints and reducing pain. Aerobic exercise helps to improve stamina and energy levels and also help to reduce excess weight. Talk to a doctor before starting an exercise program.

Weight Management: Excess weight adds additional stress to weight-bearing joints, such as the hips, knees, feet and back. Losing weight can help people with OA reduce pain and limit further joint damage. The basic rule for losing weight is to eat fewer calories and increase physical activity.

Stretching: Slow, gentle stretching of joints may improve flexibility, lessen stiffness and reduce pain. Exercises such as is great ways to manage stiffness.

Braces: For varus and valgus deformity of knee joint, brace very helpful like Unloader Knee Brace has importent role in Osteoarthritis knee.

Management: Medical:
Glucosamine/Chondroitin- Glucosamine/Chondroitin 1500 mg/1200 mg daily, they are diet supplement used in mild and moderate osteoarthritis knee. Major component of joint cartilage. Supplements are derived from the shells of shellfish (such as shrimp, lobster and crab) or from vegetable sources. Slows deterioration of cartilage, relieves osteoarthritis(OA) pain and improves joint mobility.

For Pain Management
NSAIDs
Cox-2 inhibitors
Opioids

Intraarticular Injections

  1. Intraarticular Glucocorticoids: Mainly Indicated when pain persist despite of pain killer. Its effective for short-term pain relief < 12 wks. There may be acute flare in pain 48 hrs post-injection.
  2. Hyaluronans (e.g. Synvisc): Its indicated when pain persists despite other agents. Its like Synthetic joint fluid. Pain relief similar to steroid injections. 60-70% patients respond well , pain relief approx 6 months to 1 year

Surgical Management

Knee pain or functional status has failed to improve with non-operative management

Types of Surgery

  1. Arthroscopic Irrigation
  2. Arthroscopic Debridement
  3. High Tibial Osteotomy
  4. Partial Knee Arthroplasty
  5. Total Knee Arthroplasty

Which type of surgery you require it will be decide by your orthopaedic surgeon after clinical and radiological examination.

Joint Replacement Surgery: Joint surgery can repair or replace severely damaged joints, especially hips or knees. A doctor will refer an eligible patient to an orthopaedic surgeon to perform the procedure.
Knee replacement has become the most common form of joint replacement surgery. Between 1991 and 2010, the incidence of knee replacements increased by over 161%, due partly to improvements in the science of knee replacement implants, experience of surgeons, and the growing population of knee replacement patients. Although public perception can be influenced by negative advertising and press, the fact is that knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgical procedures performed today.

Success rates and quality of life improvements for knee replacement patients are reliably very high. Nine out of 10 knee replacement patients experience an immediate relief from knee pain, and 95% report they are satisfied with their procedure. Approximately 90% of replacement knee joints last 10 years, while 80% are good for 20+ years, depending on patient health and activity levels. Outcomes vary from patient to patient depend upon level of deformity and grade of Osteoarthritis.

Positive Attitude: Many studies have demonstrated that a positive outlook can boost the immune system and increase a person's ability to handle pain.

Preventive Measures

  1. People with endocrine disorders are prone to osteoarthritis. This includes hypothyroidism. You must immediately begin medications if you are diagnosed with thyroid conditions.
  2. In several cases, osteoporosis is genetic. One may inherit a tendency to develop bone deformities as he/she ages.
  3. X-ray after regular intervals helps the doctors to understand the condition of your bones and joints. This helps to prescribe exercises, medications and diet accordingly.
  4. Yoga helps to maintain joint flexibility and increase bone strength. It also helps to prevent stress and anxiety.
  5. A diet rich in protein and calcium helps to prevent degeneration and brittleness in bones. It is important to go out into the sun once in a while and soak up as much vitamin D as possible. This is a very healthy habit and contributes to the well-being of the entire skeletal systems.
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I am 48 years old female having headache forever, that too, full head, now along with neck pain. Back head is severely paining, I am taking dolomide tablet as instructed by one of the doctors for d past 15 years. Kindly give me a very valuable counseling reg this headache. I'm working in a nationalized bank.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 48 years old female having headache forever, that too, full head, now along with neck pain.  Back head is severe...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache kindly follow advises given below: 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) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.
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I have d frequent headaches and I can not do anything during that time. And I can not sleep for a long time comfortably. What is thé reason?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have d frequent headaches and I can not do anything during that time. And I can not sleep for a long time comfortab...
it may be due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation you can go for regular Physical exercise Get checked your eyes for refractive errors i can give you address of Rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult me for further management
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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?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Depends on what medicine you are taking. But generally there are no long term effects of adhd medicines. Atomoxetin can effect liver function tests but it is reversible on stopping the medicine. Methylphenidate is safe and has no long term effects. Regarding spine block injections kindly discuss with an orthopedic surgeon.
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Always after a gap of 2 or 3 days there is a pan in my head also consulted doctor he said it's normal is really this normal.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Always after a gap of 2 or 3 days there is a pan in my head also consulted doctor he said it's normal is really this ...
Check your eye sight for refractive error and we also have to rule out sinusitis or migrane as the cause of headache after clinical examination
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Hello, sir I am suffering pain in my leg before two days.In this serious moment what I do sir?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello, sir I am suffering pain in my leg before two days.In this serious moment what I do sir?
: 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. 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. 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.
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I am 23 year old male suffering with severe headache, fever and vomiting. And some affected with flum in lungs. Please advice me. I just tried many remedies at home but no use. What should I do? Advice me to get out of it early.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I am 23 year old male suffering with severe headache, fever and vomiting. And some affected with flum in lungs. Pleas...
Ou may take ginger juice one tea spoon and honey one tea spoon thrice a day.take one crocin 650 mg . Once daily for two days.
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While playing football my knee clashed with other players knee. I have pain on my knee and I can feel a small swelling on my right knee. Please advise.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
While playing football my knee clashed with other players knee. I have pain on my knee and I can feel a small swellin...
Contrast bath---It is a form of treatment knee is applied warm water followed by the immediate application of the knee with ice water. This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold. Note that the treatment should always end in the ice water, as heat will induce the body's inflammatory response, while cold helps to decrease inflammation.
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I am feeling stress. I feel like irritating every time and I am getting headache frequently and my hair is very dry and it is loosing its strength so please suggest me.

BHMS, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
I am feeling stress. I feel like irritating every time and I am getting headache frequently and my hair is very dry a...
Along with as Dr. suggested take more of protein, nuts into your diet. Never comb or brush your hair when it is wet and always use wide toothed comb for combing.
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I am 23 years old male, I have of driving bike backpain, get more treatment but, I can't get relief in that problem, please give me proper solution.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 23 years old male, I have of driving bike backpain, get more treatment but, I can't get relief in that problem, ...
Posture correction must . sit straight avoid long sitting. do hot fermentation. stretching exercise of back and legs . if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment for few days
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I am 29 years old and male. I am suffering from head tremor from 2 year. Please suggest me some medicine for this. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 29 years old and male. I am suffering from head tremor from 2 year. Please suggest me some medicine for this. Wh...
This may be due to 1. Severe anxiety 2. Medical problem like Thyroid disorder get your following test done and review with reports 1. CBC 2. Thyroid function test(fasting)
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He has suffered with frozen shoulder? Is there any medication or exercises for this problem? In how many time he can get rid from this painful disease?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
He has suffered with frozen shoulder? Is there any medication or exercises for this problem? In how many time he can ...
Advice. Regular stretching of shoulder muscles. Warm up and cool down is a must. Hot fomentation. Use cervical pillow.
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