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Dr. R. Sowmya

Physiotherapist, Chennai

Dr. R. Sowmya Physiotherapist, Chennai
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I am 17 years old. My body is so weak. I tried doing exercise. But my body pains due to it. I get tired. Especially my back pains mostly. There is also problem with my diet. Even though I didn't watch tv or other things while eating, my eating speed is too slow. I tried my best to improve my body. Please tell me how should I solve this problem? How can I improve my body?

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Amravati
Hello, medication like methylcobalamine with analgesic will reduce pain; you can take them. Multivitamin tablets will help you I will advise to check your vit b12 and vit d3 level. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.
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I am 25 years old. I'm having infection on my left foot which keeps on increasing. Its between the toes and I have to wear shoes daily. What is the remedy?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
HI, Take Arnica 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day Rhustox 1M 4pills to be sucked thrice a day Keep the toes dry and do not let the moisture settle in between the toes Revert back
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Lower Back Pain - Do I Need Physical Therapy?

MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Kolkata
Lower Back Pain - Do I Need Physical Therapy?

Lower back pain is fast becoming an epidemic not just among elderly, but across all age groups. Primary causes of back pain are quite a few including lumbar hernia, disc degenerative disease (DDD), spondylosis etc., but the symptoms are usually the same excruciating pain in the lower region of the spine, followed by stiffness. Since back pain is caused due to a number of spinal problems, it manifests differently in different patients. The pain may be dull, burning or sharp. It could also be felt at a single point or over a broad area and could be accompanied by muscle spasms or stiffness or even shooting pain in one or both legs.

Back pain can also be differentiated according to time period:

  1. Acute: Pain lasts for less than three months.
  2. Recurrent: Acute symptoms reoccur over time.
  3. Chronic: Pain lasts longer than three months.

Sometimes symptoms resolve on their own, but in many cases conservative treatment, such as physiotherapy, which often work better than surgery, becomes essential. Alternate therapies like surgery, acupressure, acupuncture as well as yoga and Ayurveda also help.

Physiotherapy - Exercises that work
Since the reason for low back pain is not always same, a patient’s treatment too should be tailored for his specific symptoms and condition. This is what the physiotherapist will do design an exercise plan based on the patient’s specific problem and its cause.

Physiotherapy treatments may include:

  1. Manual therapy, which includes direct spinal manipulation aimed at improving the mobility of joints and soft tissues
  2. Strengthening and flexibility exercises
  3. Education about what do and what not to do
  4. Training for proper sleeping positions, lifting, bending, and sitting as well as for working at home and at work
  5. Use of heat/cold treatments or electrical stimulation to help relieve pain

Physiotherapy exercises help support the back and strengthen muscles so that the spine is cushioned properly. This is why physiotherapy is relevant as a treatment for backache. Treatments like traction help in lengthening the spine and relieving compression of nerves that cause sciatica, radiating pain into legs largely due to lumbar herniation. If back pain is extreme, a patient will require physical therapy along with medication, which will help in managing pain and bringing inflammation down. But in the long term, being physically active, going for walks, sitting properly and maintaining a good posture will help the most. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a physiotherapist.

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Enter question for you or someone else. For e. G am 25 year old male and have backache for last 2 months. I have used pain relief ointment cream for couple of days but haven’t got any relief. What should I do now?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
LOW BACK PAIN EXERCISE DEAR U FOLLOW THIS EXERCISE LUMBAR EXTENSION STRETCHES Generally these are good for individuals who may have a disc herniation. They should be performed with caution for anyone who has spinal stenosis or any known fractures in their vertebrae. Prone Press Up: Begin by lying on your stomach with your elbows bent underneath you and palms flat on the surface. Keeping your hips and pelvis in contact with the surface, lift your upper torso off the mat with your arms, keeping your back muscles relaxed. Only go as high as you are comfortable. Perform 10 repetitions holding each one for 10 seconds each, working your way to 30 seconds Generally, the flexion based stretches are good for those with spinal stenosis or tightness through the lower lumbar musculature. Single Knee to Chest: Begin by lying on your back with both knees bent. Bring one knee up towards your chest. Perform 2-3 repetitions, holding each one for 15-30 seconds. You may feel a stretch along the lower back or buttocks area. You may also perform this with both legs up towards your chest if it is comfortable Prayer Stretch or Child’s Pose: This stretch is for the lower back muscles along the spine and is a very common yoga pose. On your hands and knees, sit back so your buttocks is resting on your heels. Reach your hands forward to lengthen your spine and feel a stretch in your middle back. You can reach your hands to either side to focus the stretch on the opposite side of your spine. Hold for 10-30 seconds and perform 2-3 repetitions. Angry Cat Stretch: This stretch can incorporate both an extension and a flexion component. You may perform either way or just one way if that is more comfortable for you. On your hands and knees, let your belly sag towards the table to increase extension through your spine (lumbar extension picture). To increase flexion through your spine, arch your back upwards, bringing your spine away from the table (lumbar flexion picture). You may hold each position for 5-20 seconds and repeat several times NERVE STRETCHES Just as you can stretch a muscle, you can stretch a nerve. Nerve stretches are very important to perform if you have any radiating pain from your lower back into your buttocks or legs. Nerve stretches are also very important to perform after lumbar surgery to ensure that there is no scar tissue adhering the nerve to any internal structures. Sciatic Nerve Stretch: This stretch should be performed if the majority of the radiating pain into the legs is felt in the buttocks, back of the leg, and/or through the calf and foot. This follows the pathway of the sciatic nerve. By stretching the nerve, it can help to desensitize it so that it will not cause as much pain. Perform this stretch by lying on your back with your hand behind one knee, preferable the leg with the sciatic pain. Straighten your knee then alternate flexing your ankle back and forth. Only hold your ankle in each position for a few seconds. Perform 10 repetitions on each side. As with beginning any new exercise, start off slowly with a very gentle stretch. Stop if you have any increase in lower back pain or sciatic pain down your leg. If unsure whether you should perform these stretches, consult your doctor or physical therapist.
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I have pain in my legs and swelling in body, suffer from thyroid and pcos, pain after running increases.What can I do?

BUMS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Check ur routine urine for albumin n CBC for hb and for keg cramps you can start with calcium. and with d and some vit E .
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I am 29 year old, one month before I slipped and my both legs got spread in opposite direction. Bcoz of that m feeling a lots of hip pain when is sit. I can walk, but I cant sit.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Start with physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for spine. Use lumber spine belt also. Send me x ray report also so that I can advise you medicine.
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I am 20 year old female and I got leg torn tendon yesterday. what should I do? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Homeopathy is probably the mildest and safest form of treatment available. Message complaints in details for treatment.
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Hello My brother suffered from epilepsy 1 year back. He took treatment and took medicine Rcinex for 1 year complete. Now he is a heavy drinker. Is it fine if he drinks when he had a history of epilepsy?

Merrithew Stott Pilates, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Your brother should start to stop drinking alcohol. Its not good to be on certain medications and drink. Kindly give up drinking.
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Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe cervical spondylosis. But when I touch my neck I feel a lot of burning sensation which is unbearable. Please suggest some good medicine for that burning sensation?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
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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I have pain below the left shoulder blades. It is triggered when bending forwards for long time or in the case of in appropriate sitting. I have cough and hotness in hands and legs. What does this means?

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
Hello, Your symptoms are non specific, probably due to delayed onset muscle soreness. Meaning not serious. You should check your vitD levels and correct it appropriately. It should solve most of your symptoms.
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My weight was 118kg 1 year back. By going to gym and strict diet I reduced my weight to85 kg. Now I am facing problem with my right knee. There is a severe pain at times when I sit for a long time and stand. Please help.

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hello physiotherapy is the best treatment for this condition. Please send me all investigation reports if available. I can help you by providing correct ergonomic and physiotherapeutic tips. Till then you can 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, cross leg sitting 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. Thanks. Wish you happy and pain free life.
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Hello sir 8 months before I was attack by dengue. Now presently I am suffering from a fever and also feeling pain in both legs. Now my question is that. Can dengue repeat twice to the same person. please reply sir thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Dengue has four different strains. So if you get infected by one strain type then the possibility is that you can get affected again by a different strain. However this time around the dengue outbreak is not as worse as compared to last year. Plain viral fever is on the rise and mimics symptoms of dengue. Get yourself tested properly to rule out all possibilities. Take plenty of fluids.
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I am 1991 born, I feel knee pain sometimes not frequently. May I know the reasons behind this and please recommend me fruits that I should consume to avoid this in future.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Advice. Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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Respected Sir, My two children aged about 19yrs and 14 yrs, they were suffering from muscular dystrophy, they dont walk, always in wheel chair, for this any type medicine or sonthing please adive me, thanking you

Occupational Therapist, Muzaffarnagar
First need to understand about muscular dystrophy. It can not he curable in any therapy or treatment. What we can do . We can try to maintain his status with help of our therapy module.
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There has been some time since I had a bed rest and so mu back pains a lot and so I want ti reat but I also want to go to abroad for my higher studies so what can I do.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Back pain at your age is generally due to muscle strain resulting from improper posture. This should not prevent you from pursuing your dreams. Follow these simple tips to relieve your backache. If problem persists consult again for investigation and management. 1. Sit with straight back and change posture in between. 2. Take breaks in between work and walk. 3. Do back strengthening and stretching exercises daily. 4. Take simple painkillers like paracetamol if pain is persistent. 5. Apply analgesic cream over back followed by warm fomentation. 6.Keep pillow behind your knees at bedtime. 7. Do not bend and lift weights. 8. If back pain is accompanied with radiating leg pain or tingling , numbness or weakness, consult your doctor immediately
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I am having pain in back for last 2 days .fell from chair a week ago. While sleeping.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Take rhus tox 30 1 drop 3 times x 7 days above is homeopathic medicine and available in homeopathic store also safe to take and no side effects for future management contact me
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My left knee was paining, while iam sitting and getup some sound is coming at knee socket place, could you advice me what happen to my knee.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
It is seen with meniscus tear. Get a mri scan of your knee at best centre with 3 tesla machine. That will show the pathology and then treatment can be advised.
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My mother is 51 Yrs old. Diabetic patient from past 10 Yrs. Now suffering from arthritis from past 5 Yrs. Nowadays she is suffering from pain in bone b/w shoulder and elbow. What should be done. Consulted with a doc, he says it will keep increasing as arthritis is incurable.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Noida
First of all arthritis is not a disease; its an ageing process, secondly pain can be decreased such that person can resume nearly normal activity. Holistic multimodality treatment is required.
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I am 20 years old, I get pain in my backbone in playing time, one year later. I went to many doctor, but nothing what can I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Requires detail examination and investigation 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 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform
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