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Dr. R.N.Premkumar  - Orthopedist, Chennai

Dr. R.N.Premkumar

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

Orthopedist, Chennai

25 Years Experience  ·  250 - 400 at clinic
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Dr. R.N.Premkumar MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics Orthopedist, Chennai
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Dr. R.N.Premkumar is a renowned Orthopedist in Mandaveli, Chennai. Doctor has over 24 years of experience as a Orthopedist. Doctor studied and completed MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics. Doctor is currently associated with Sri Ranga Nursing Home in Mandaveli, Chennai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R.N.Premkumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madurai Medical College, - 1992
MS - Orthopaedics - Madurai Medical College, - 1996
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English
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Tamilnadu Medical Council

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My mother was arthritis problem from this problem she cannot walk properly even he cannot stand also so what is good for her.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My mother was arthritis problem from this problem she cannot walk properly even he cannot stand also so what is good ...
This disease is very crucial t treat but it may be cure it need strict diet. So I need some more information. Mean whil hav following diet first of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Avoid to eat spicy food, besan, bekary food, overeating, junk food. 6. Every 3 day in month eat mung dal and rice for whole day.
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I am suffering from Legs pain,very less sleep and weights are not increasing pls give me advice about my health which precautions may be taken.

MD- INTERNAL MEDICINE, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from Legs pain,very less sleep and weights are not increasing pls give me advice about my health which...
At your age your weight should be atleast 80 lbs, so weakness is the cause of your symptoms. Get blood tests & x-ray of legs done.
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I am 36 years and having constant back and neck ache for last 3 months. I have a desk job and constantly on front of my laptop. Should I be showing to any physio or a Ortho? Any ointment that you can suggest? Thanks!

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 36 years and having constant back and neck ache for last 3 months. I have a desk job and constantly on front of ...
Back. Do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch. Neck. Hot fomentation x twice daily. Neck exercises. Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Core strengthening exercises. Take frequent breaks at work use cervical pillow. Use back support. Self massage the back of neck.
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Knuckle sound comes from my knees when sit n stand. Is there a low content of knee fluid?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Knuckle sound comes from my knees when sit n stand. Is there a low content of knee fluid?
Hello! The sound you mentioned is actually called Crepitus. It is usually because of a weak knee joint. Consult a physiotherapist, start Calcium supplement. Do knee strengthening exercises of the knee joint. You will definetely feel better.
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I'm a 31 years old lady working as a teacher. now days feels exhausted after coming from school. N back pain on d right side. Meanwhile feels strain on my throat when gets more stressed. Wht to do. Reasons fr all ds.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I'm a 31 years old lady working as a teacher. now days feels exhausted after coming from school. N back pain on d rig...
Mam you can used heating paid some days like 5-7 days you don't wear high heel you wear comfortable seliper used heating paid & some exercises also do u, can you some rest at home you can go near a physiotherapist he/she give you heating paid+IFT+us & some exercises also you take Physio 7-10 days its very useful to you.
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Hi, I am 30. I feel pain in heel bone while walk. Suppose I am sitting or sleeping that means no use of foot, when I get up and start walking feel pain in both heel bone. After a little slow walk pain reduces. Its very uncomfortable. .pls suggest what to do.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Hi, I am 30. I feel pain in heel bone while walk. Suppose I am sitting or sleeping that means no use of foot, when I ...
You seem to be suffering from plantar fascitis. This condition is characterised by inflammation of plantar fascia which is a fascia extending from heel bone to toes. Most cases can be managed by appropriate lifestyle modifications and medication with exercises. 1. Reduce body weight as obesity will aggravate the stress on heel. 2. Avoid exercises like running / walking on hard surfaces. Stop such activities when you start developing pain. 3. Roll your feet on bottle of cold water for 20 mins 4 times a day or can apply ice pack. 4. Use shoes with silicone sole inserts. 5. Do calf muscle and heel stretches daily. 6. Avoid prolonged standing or sitting. 7. Use night splint to keep foot flexed at night. Stop using it once pain is relieved. 8. Use analgesics like ibuprofen for decreasing pain and inflammation. With proper lifestyle changes as above 90 % patients have relief and functionality. Only 10% patients would require surgical intervention like plantar fascia release or gastrocnemius recession.
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I am a 25 years old male and have pain in my left hand for last 2 months. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am a 25 years old male and have pain in my left hand for last 2 months. What should I do?
Requires detailed examination and investigation. Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress 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. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure that patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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I have neck pain from many months it not getting cured. Do you have any suggestion or do I need to consult physiotherapist.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days do back (spine)/shoulder/knee exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days, then contact me again.
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I am suffering from the neck pain since 2 months and I am doing all remedies for it but I dont satisfied from them my neck pain is continues so what should I do for finish this problem? please help me!

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, kindly follow advises given below 1. Avoid using computers continuously, take rest for 5 min after working for half an hour 2. In pain free interval do neck exercise (kindly learn exercise by registered trainer) 3. You can use thin pillow while sleeping so that normal posture of neck can be maintained 4. Maintain proper posture of body while watching tv/ studying kindly go for cervical x ray ap and lateral and review with reports consult physician for further management.
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He is having leg pain in both legs at lower part for last 9 months. Mainly in right leg. And sometimes having minor headaches along with it. Are they interrelated.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
He is having leg pain in both legs at lower part for last 9 months. Mainly in right leg. And sometimes having minor  ...
Requires detailed investigation and examination Presently investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d xray of the affected part. Anyway you may try sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head do hot fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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I am an 18 year old male. I have serious neck pain. I did an xray after consulting a doc 5 months back. He asked me to see a physiotherapist. He found nothing in the xray report. What should I do to get rid of this neck and shoulder pain?

MBBS
General Physician,
the doctor has correctly advised you you may be having spasm o C neck muscles .you can muscle relaxant like volini spray or volini ointments. and have regular physiotherapy. for sometimes as and then follow the exercises yourself
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I am of age 28 and when I walk my left knee start paining. I always sit on my left knee while having lunch. What test should I check out to know the root cause and how to treat this problem.

BHMS, Certificate course from University of Pennsylvania
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am of age 28 and when I walk my left knee start paining. I always sit on my left knee while having lunch. What test...
you can do an xray left knee AP,Lat.Do exercise regularly. you can start taking Homeopathy.I will assure you that Homeopathy is safe and your pain will reduce after 3 months of treatment.
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Hi. My wife is suffering from Cervical spondylosis. Could you please guide me the treatment and few exercises which can be beneficial in reducing pain and stiffness. Mostly she is having pain in the trapezoids and real delts. Sometimes due to pain she gets encountered with the face swelling as well. Any specialized doctor or medical advise would be highly appreciated. Thanks and Regards,

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
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My wife is suffering from Cervical spondylosis. Could you please guide me the treatment and few exercises which c...
Dear Lybrate user Rotate your head in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions, and nod the neck side to side from one shoulder to the other. Do this for 10 minutes 2 or 3 times daily. This will help the pain in your neck from getting severe. You can even rotate your arms in clockwise and counter-clockwise directions, and fold and unfold your fists at regular intervals to control pain. 2. Hot and Cold Compresses Another easy way to deal with neck pain due to cervical spondylosis is alternating hot and cold compresses on the affected area. Hot compresses will improve blood circulation and relax sore muscle.
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Muscular Dystrophy - How it Can be Treated?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Muscular Dystrophy - How it Can be Treated?

The ability of the human body to move is because of the wonderful and smooth coordination between the various muscles and joints in the body. Of the muscles, there are some muscles which we can control, known as voluntary. The limbs and hands for instance, can be controlled by us. On the other hand, the muscles of the stomach, heart and other internal organs cannot be controlled by us. These are known as involuntary muscles. When there is an abnormality in the muscle growth, the condition is known as muscular dystrophy (MD). There are multiple types of MD, and most of these are due to genetic abnormalities and are inherited from the mother. It is caused due to lack of a protein named dystrophin.

It is mostly seen in boys at a young age, and it can progress with age. In some people, the onset is late, and even smooth muscles like the heart can be affected. The most common presentation is muscle wasting with gradual loss of muscle mass and loss of strength in the muscles. This leads to waddling gait, muscular pain and stiffness, difficulty sitting and standing, frequent falls, and other learning disabilities. As the disease progresses, there is a further limitation of movement with shortened muscles and tendons, increasingly curved spine, cardiac issues, difficulty swallowing and breathing problems. These symptoms are due to the smooth muscles being affected.

Though there are multiple varieties of it, the most common ones are Duchenne and Bekcer’s. In Duchenne, the symptoms begin to manifest at about 3 years of age and by the age of 20, the child usually dies of respiratory failure. While there is no specific treatment for MD yet, there are a lot of supportive measures including drugs and physiotherapy to improve function and restore quality of life to the extent possible.

  1. Corticosteroids are useful in improving muscle mass and reduce the pace of disease progression. Heart medications like beta blockers and ACE inhibitors are useful where the heart function is affected.
  2. Mobility aids like canes, walkers, and wheelchairs may be used depending on the severity of symptoms.
  3. Patients are asked to perform general exercise to improve overall body movement and reduce rigidity. Walking, swimming, jogging are useful in keeping the muscles agile.
  4. Braces may be useful to keep the muscles in tension.
  5. If the lungs are affected, breathing assistance may be required to ensure there is sufficient oxygenation. A ventilator may be required in some people.

Though not proven yet, there are drugs being tested to delay muscle wasting, altering the damaged dystrophin, and other advanced techniques to treat MD. Currently, however, drugs and physiotherapy are the only methods available.

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I have pain at right knee when I climb or depend staircases. It is for the past 4 days onwards Should I take a medical opinion. If so immediately or need to observe for some more time.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I have pain at right knee when I climb or depend staircases. It is for the past 4 days onwards  Should I take a medic...
There should be some pressure in your joints and at this age joint pains r very common we have treatment in ayurveda pls consult our clinic.
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I have daily shoulder pain can you explain me any reason for this pain a pain in my shoulder can you please explain for what reason.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), T.T.C.M Yoga
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have daily shoulder pain can you explain me any reason for this pain a pain in my shoulder can you please explain f...
Dear Lybrate User, There are so many reason for shoulder pain. it may arise from the shoulder joint itself or from any of the many surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons. Shoulder pain that comes from the joint usually worsens with activities or movement of your arm or shoulder. Shoulder pain that arises from another structure is called referred pain. Referred shoulder pain usually doesn't worsen when you move your shoulder.Most common cause for shoulder pain is Frozen shoulder.In younger age group is prone for this complaint.in many patients, cold exposure and at night time, the stiffness worsens. so we need to rule out exact cause behind this and according that you need to take proper treatment . for further clinical assistant kindly revert back to me Thank you
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My wife's bone density is -2.6, what type food&treatment required to overcome this problem?

Fellow of Endoscopic spine surgery (FENDS) , Fellow of Interventional spine & pain (FISP) , MD-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow of Pain Management (FPM) , DA( Gold medal-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine) , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Hi, your t score in bmd is low. You need to take adequate calcium and vitamin d supplement to increase it. For now i'll suggest calciferol 60000 unit /week for 8-12 weeks. Though there are better drug such as biphosphonates but that to be taken after evaluation and consultation of specialist.
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I am 21 years old male I have back ache problem . I have used so many medicines and pain relief but there was no effect on my back. It pains when I bend down or do any work . Suggest me what should I do now.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 21 years old male I have back ache problem . I have used so many medicines and pain relief but there was no effe...
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.
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