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Dr. R.Thanikachalam

Orthopedist, Chennai

Dr. R.Thanikachalam Orthopedist, Chennai
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Dr. R.Thanikachalam is one of the best Orthopedists in Chromepet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Parvathy Hospital in Chromepet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. R.Thanikachalam on has an excellent community of Orthopedists in India. You will find Orthopedists with more than 41 years of experience on You can find Orthopedists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Madam, I have a cervical spondylosis, pain in back, c4 c5 c6, and L4 L5 I am taking ayurveda massage external whether this is enough to get cure or to take medicine internally also, is it advisable to do yoga now, pls advise.

Physiotherapist, Guwahati
Sir, you can continue Ayurveda. U can take medications for pain relief, either Ayurvedic or Allopathic or Homeopathic, according to your choice, but only after consulting the doctor and getting prescription. Still, I'll suggest avoid medicines unless you have excruciating, intolerable pain. Go for physiotherapy. It'll give you results, may be slowly but surely. And without medication. Also Physiotherapy uses Therapeutic Yoga, which are exercises similar to Yoga asanas, but designed to suit individual patient needs, and that's better for you than regular Yoga coz you should only do those exercises which will benefit you.
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I am 30 years old male getting pain in back side of my neck from last 1week wat should I do ?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. You will have to elaborate your problem as to a detailed discussion of your neck pain which means mode of onset. I would also like to ask you if it is associated with any radiation of pain to upper limbs or any other neurological symptoms like numbness, paraesthesias ( electrical shock like abnormal sensations) or any weakness in limbs. Please also tell me about any associated symptoms like fever, weight loss etc. Normally such symptoms are due to sleeping in a bad posture at night and it takes around 1-2 weeks for it to settle. You can take ice packs for 4-5 days, anti-inflammatory medications which suit you, muscle relaxant can also be added, local analgesic spray. If these measures do not help you, then please get back to me for further information. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards dr akshay kumar saxena consultant orthopaedics fortis hospital, new delhi
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I have back pain due to long sitting in front of computer in office what should I do?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Sir, go for ayurveda's panchkarma therapy - we have many option for you - kati basti, localised massgae with herbal oils, localised medicated steam, pottali massage. Continue these procedures for atleast 15 days. Regular oiling of the joint will improve the lubrication also. These procedures will relax your back muscles and give strength to your nerves and muscles of back. Also start some yogic exercises - tadasana, dhanurasan, halasana along with these therapies. This will greatly help. Please avoid pushing / pulling heavy objects, long sittings, long two-wheeler drives. Although some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking. Please update with your valuable feedback after 15 days.\
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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
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 54 years old male and I have pain in my tight shoulder and right hand. What should I do.?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. There can actually be many reasons of pain in shoulder and hand region, it could be some degeneration in neck region or shoulder region. Also there can be an element of inflammation which can cause this also. My advise to you will be to start with some gentle anti inflammatory medication, physical therapy, adequate calcium and vitamin d intake and activity modification which leads to less stress on your neck and shoulder region. If you do not improve in next 2-3 weeks time, we will have to investigate you and get some investigations done. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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Sir, My son is having bone swelling near right leg knee side, His age is only 13 years old. While playing he tired quickly. Please find out the problem.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do give ice fomentation for thrice a day for 7 days regularly and consult physio for exercise prescription best wishes.
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Spondylitis - Can Non Surgical Methods Help You?

Pain Management Specialist, Navi Mumbai
Spondylitis - Can Non Surgical Methods Help You?

Spondylitis includes swelling of the vertebra. It happens because of wear and tear of the ligament and bones found in your cervical spine, which is in your neck. While it is to a great extent because of age, it can be brought on by other reasons too. Side effects incorporate pain and stiffness starting from the neck to the lower back. The spine's bones (vertebrae) get fused, bringing about an unbending spine. These changes might be mellow or extreme, and may prompt a stooped-over posture. Some of the non-surgical methods to treat spondylitis are as follows-

  1. Exercise based recovery/physiotherapy: Your specialist may send you to a physiotherapist for treatment. Non-intrusive treatment helps you extend your neck and shoulder muscles. This makes them more grounded and at last, relieves pain. You may neck traction, which includes using weights to build the space between the cervical joints and decreasing pressure on the cervical disc and nerve roots.
  2. Medications: Your specialist may prescribe you certain medicines if over-the-counter medications do not work. These include:
    1. Muscle relaxants, for example, cyclobenzaprine, to treat muscle fits
    2. Opiates, for example, hydrocodone, for pain relief
    3. Epileptic medications, for example, gabapentin, to ease pain created by nerve damage
    4. Steroid infusions, for example, prednisone, to decrease tissue irritation and diminish pain
  3. Home treatment: In case your condition is less severe, you can attempt a couple of things at home to treat it:
    1. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, for example, acetaminophen or a calming medication, for example, Advil or Aleve.
    2. Use a warming cushion or an ice pack on your neck to give pain alleviation to sore muscles.
    3. Exercise routinely to help you recover quickly.
    4. Wear a delicate neck prop or neckline to get transitory help. In any case, you shouldn't wear a neck brace for temporary pain relief.
  4. Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment used to mitigate back and neck pain. Little needles, about the extent of a human hair, are embedded into particular points on the back. Every needle might be whirled electrically or warmed to improve the impact of the treatment. Acupuncture works by prompting the body to deliver chemicals that decrease pain.
  5. Bed Rest: Severe instances of spondylitis may require bed rest for close to 1-3 days. Long-term bed rest is avoided as it puts the patient at danger for profound vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clots in the legs).
  6. Support/brace use: Temporary bracing (1 week) may help get rid of the symptoms, however, long-term use is not encouraged. Supports worn for a long time weaken the spinal muscles and can increase pain if not continually worn. Exercise based recovery is more beneficial as it reinforces the muscles.
  7. Lifestyle: Losing weight and eating nutritious food with consistent workouts can help. Quitting smoking is essential healthy habits to help the spine function properly at any age. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pain management specialist.
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I am a software engineer working for more than 9 hrs and sitting in same position and have sever backache. So can this app helps me out for this problem. Can I able to get answer as soon as possible. It is intolerant problem suffering from 5 days.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Tk break between long sitting do walk and stretch your back long sitting is your problem tk heat fermentation with rest time and muscle relaxant medicine. And start stretching exercise in daily routine for 10 minutes.
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Dear doctor, am 52 years young man, very active and on toes always, since last 30 days having problem in my knee, pain mainly in the late evening, at the moment taking calcium, vit e with cod liver oil, b1 b6 b12 tab + one tab aceclofenac b. D. Please advise. Thanks.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Is quite a common condition rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use this no pillow under the head. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days do knee exercises contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take you may have to use lumbosacral support for some time. Avoid painful act/activities. Take medicines as prescribed it may have to be further investigated.
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Is osteoarthritis a part of aging, and is there a way to reduce risks, even after age 50?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Primary osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease. It is wear and tear of the joint due to aging. It can be prevented by taking precautions like life style modification, exercises, weight loss and medications.
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My mother (age 51, weight 70) has Rheumatoid Arthritis and she recently (12/6/2017) undergone for TKR of right knee. She has CRP =40, ESR =100 and anti CCP = >200. As ashwagandha is known to reduce the inflammation and can help in reducing pain. Can I give Ashwagandha powder or capsule to my mother after surgery with other medicines like cetil 500, gabapentin, ultracet, metformin 500, stamlo 5 mg, calcium and iron tablets.

B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa
Thanks for contacting with your health concern and since she is already under expert supervision, under no circumstances you should stop/taper/add any drug without first consulting your attending physician 1. I usually give my patient (s) the same drug [in capsule form] along with other herbs [with positive results and feedback] which helps alleviate symptoms and provide relief in signs of inflammation. If interested I can courier you the medicine (s)
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I am 27 years old I had arthritis problem now i'm cured will it come back in future or does it cause pregnancy? Please reply.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Garlic with its multi sided medicinal qualities is also useful for arthritis. Consumption of two to three cloves of garlic work wonder against inflammation leading to aching joints. Besides garlic, ginger is also effective from the point of view of rheumatic arthritis. Consumption of at least thirty to fifty grams of ginger serves to reduce the painful conditions.
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I am 24 years old female and having pain in knee and ankle joints frequently. I've consulted many doctors and conducted many tests but all the results come out to be normal. What should I do?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Do exercise of knee and ankle muscles are week quadriceps exercise and dorsi and planter flexon, rotation of ankle exercise.
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I am 27 years old. I have backache after delivery. What should I do to recover from this?

Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi this is a common problem post delivery. You need strengthen your pelvic floor muscles as well as back muscles. Start physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for your spine. Do reply for private consultation and personalized exercise plan. Do not ignore.
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Hello I have a fever from Sunday and I consult it to doc and now the fever is getting down but frm Sunday itself I have a very bad knee pain even I can't walk also wat should I do.

General Physician, Mumbai
Let the fever go totally and your knee pain should also go but if pain persist than can take tablet paracetamol eight hourly afterwards and get an xray done
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I am 30 years old and suffering with back pain and not getting relief from the pain killer please help me out.

Physiotherapist, Delhi
With pain killer use ointment, hot pack back stretching exercise, avoid forward bending, heavy weight lifting use hard bed. Change working habit all the best.
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I am 34 years male I met an accident in gurgaon while riding a bike last year now there is pain in my right knee also swelling sometimes leads to level of uncomfortableness many times especially in long sitting and in cold nights please suggest any remedy.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
if there is pain and swelling in the joint then its necessary to check if you have damaged the ligaments inside the joint. visit your local ortho surgeon who may request a MRI scan to look for ligament damage
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I am 21 year old man and have backache for 2 month I have depressed for couple of days .what should I need now?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
Hello do not worry. Backache is controllable. Consult orthopaedic surgeon An x-ray and physical examination solves diagnosis After diagnosis ,some medicines, exercises,precautiond are advised which control it .As of now do hot fomentation and apply volini gel. A doctor can prescribe Arflur or combination with muscles relaxant. Please write x ray report after getting it done so that I can give you further advice.
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Sir am 16 year old and am very good in cricket but when am start playing cricket suddenly same pain start in my back so sir please tell me the right way to control this and sir am also a sex addicted person so sir please tell me the way to remove this addicted.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Strain is your problem so avoid strain full activity tk muscle relaxant medicine and rest and heat fermentation.
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