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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 Lybrate.com.

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I have pain like a back pain which starts from my right butt to down may I know the reason? I used to sit and work for more than 9 hours but I don't think it causes pain from my right butt, I can't bend front properly can't lift my right leg straight in sleeping position.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
I have pain like a back pain which starts from my right butt to down may I know the reason? I used to sit and work fo...
These are signs and symptoms of nerve compression. Get mri of your ls spine. There are chances that you have slipped disc. Till then. Take complete bed rest for 7 days. Do not bend forward use firm bed do not lift weight do log rolling while getting up from bed some medicines to reduce swelling and regenerate nerve will help.
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Hello Dr. My mother (age - 56 ) is suffering from joints pain and muscles pain since last 2-3 months. The pain is unbearable. She can't walk without holding any support and even can't stand for sometime. Some times she becomes aggressive n speaks very harsh words bluntly. She often forgets many things she has done or spoken. She has thyroid disorder since last 15 years n she was taking a tablet (Thyroxine Sodium Tablets IP, THYROX - 25 ) regularly in the morning empty stomach and she was doing very well with this medication. Now, 3 months before when she had these types of pains we consulted our family physician where her routine checkup had being done on regular basis as directed by the physician. We got some blood tests like Haemogram report, Renal Function, Arthritis Profile, Thyroid Function Test done for it. And the results says : Hemoglobin : 11.3 gm% R.B.C. : 4.18 mill./cu. Mm. W.B.C. : 7820/cu. Mm Platelet. : 3,06,000/ cu. Mm. polymorph. : 70% Lymphocytes : 25% eosinophil. : 02% monocyte. : 03% basophil. : 00% P.C.V. : 35.1% M.C.V. : 83. 97fl M.C.H. : 27.03 pg M.C.H.C. : 32.19% R.D.W. : 14.9% E.S.R. (Automated ) After one hour : 90 mm Serum Creatinine. : 0.99 mg/dl Uric acid : 6.41 mg% RA Test (Quantitative ) : 109.9 IU/ml Serum FT4 Estimation : 14.12 pmol/L Serum U/S TSH Estimation : 12.30 ulU/ml Our family physician proscribed the below medicines for it - Tab Thyrox 50 mcg 1-0-0 empty stomach Tab HCQS 200 (10) 0-1-0 Tab Etova-P 400 (30) 1-0-1 Tab Imutrex 7.5 (4) 0-0-1 every Friday Tab liquid-D3 (4) 0-0-1 every Friday She had completed the course of the above medicines. But there is no result. She has continue her Thyroid Tab as the physician said. We had also consulted other physicians. Some of them said the arthritis problem is because of Thyroid disorder, if she takes Thyroid Tab regularly n do routine checkup regularly then everything will be fine after few months. Some said she needed to take the Thyroid Tab of 50 mcg when she was taking it of 25 mcg. But our family physician never proscribed the 50 mcg Tab before this. Now here is my question Dr. Is/was my mother going under correct/right medication. Is her Thyroid Tab of 50 mcg is okk according to her report I've mentioned above. Shall we go for Ayurveda or naturopathic treatment for her arthritis problem. Give some suggestions for the problem. I will be thankful to you if you can proscribe some medication or remedies or any other treatments for her. Thanks a lot. Regards, Hiral Patel.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Hello Dr. My mother (age - 56 ) is suffering from joints pain and muscles pain since last 2-3 months. The pain is unb...
Hi hiral first of all you hv given a really comprehensive history, complements ob that. Your mother is suffering most likely from rheumatoid arthritus seeing her high titres ib ra report and history you gv. Immutrex and hcqs are goid tablets but they start working a bit late and immitrex need to be increased gradually. Initially you need to give some dose of low dose steroids to make the former medicines work more effectively. Normal physicians might not be well trained to treat ra, cobsult a rheumatologist of possible, remember natiroapthy and ayurveda does not lead to complete relied unlike allopathy and if you are late joints might undergo destruction nothing will work after that. Many a times naturopathy and ayurveda gives drugs containing gold and lead, steroid powder you can never check because most of time they are self made powders, we do use steroids for ra in allopathy but most of time its low dose, pt knows abt it and we try to stop it as soon as pt gets totally controlled. We monitor regularly also. Also ra is usually a chronoc diseaae, faster you act lesser the meds required in future.
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My grandpa had a 2 heart attack. Then he had 2 days before standing. Now he's having pain in his back bone. After consulting we got to know that is bone density is low and also there's wedging in his D 12 vertebrae what to do next.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My grandpa had a 2 heart attack. Then he had 2 days before standing. Now he's having pain in his back bone. After con...
His bone density is low so he requires calcium tablets to be taken twice daily...give him milk twice daily ..for pain use Nucoxia tablets
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Hi I am 41 yrs old. I am suffering from low back pain since last two months please suggest me what should I do.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
Back extension exercises and core strengthening exercises. Thanks and regards Dr. Ritesh Kharnal
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My hand pains severely and also has tingling sensation all the time even then I do work or chop vegetables or have a massage. My hand becomes cold too. Pain is too much and can't be tolerated. Palm also burns and fingers pain when bended or pulled lightly too. My fingers and wrist is stolen too and there is a bump on top of the wrist and hand is very stiff.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
My hand pains severely and also has tingling sensation all the time even then I do work or chop vegetables or have a ...
Please do an x Ray of Cervical region AT and Lat view digital you suffer from cervical spondylosis pls take TENS and IFT on your cervical to hand region point is 1 lid on wrist 1 lip on lateral epicondyle of humerus 1 lid head of humerus 1 lid sternocleidomastoid muscle ok 12 days x @10 min (right side pain or left side pain or both side one by one) ok Ice therapy over neck region or consult with neuro surgeon.
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Hello sir, please tell me about Joints Pain. Is Acupuncture good for Knee Pain nd Lower back pain. I need answer from acpuntuncrist

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello sir, please tell me about Joints Pain.
Is Acupuncture good for Knee Pain nd Lower back pain.
I need answer from...
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.
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Is there any permanent treatment for slip disc problem or surgery is the ultimate treatment? Please advise me

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
Is there any permanent treatment for slip disc problem or surgery is the ultimate treatment? Please advise me
Surgery is also a treatment to slip disc but even after surgery you need to be cautious about any further damage.
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I am suffering from Spine problem. There is a Gap in 4, 5 6. I have pain in legs.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am suffering from Spine problem. There is a Gap in 4, 5 6. I have pain in legs.
Many lumbar spine conditions are interrelated. For example, joint instability can lead to disc degeneration, which in turn can put pressure on the nerve roots, etc. The most common cause of lower back pain is muscle strain or other muscle problems. A homoeopathic constitutional treatment not only cures the present symptoms but heals the disease from root itself thus giving a permanent cure You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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Hi my name is Kiran and this question is related to my mother that she was suffering from excess weight. Her age was around 50. She was unable to stand for at least continuously for 10 min. Even though sometimes she was suffering from knee pains also. How like to be done weight loss in natural way for my mother or in some other methods. Regards Kiran.

MD MEDICINE
Rheumatologist, Delhi
Hi my name is Kiran and this question is related to my mother that she was suffering from excess weight. Her age was ...
For weight loss. Cause of weight gain need to be confirmed first. Then as per cause treatment will be decided. Mostly for weight loss patients need to do exercise. Diet modification. Stress reduction. Plenty of oral fluids. But to make a definitive plan of care to a particular patient.
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Multimodal Pain Relief After Total Knee Replacement

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Joint Replacement , M.Ch - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Multimodal Pain Relief After Total Knee Replacement

Knee replacement can be extremely painful. Previously, opioids or narcotics were administered for pain relief. But excessive addition of opioids is not exactly effective for controlling pain.

Multimodal pain management has become an important part of the perioperative care of patients undergoing total joint replacement. The principle of multimodal therapy is to use interventions that target several different steps of the pain pathway, allowing more effective pain control with fewer side effects. Many different protocols have shown clinical benefit. The goal of this review is to provide a concise overview of the principles and results of multimodal pain management regimens as a practical guide for the management of joint arthroplasty patients.

Multimodal denotes administering two or more than two types of medications that work with different mechanisms. The following are the techniques used:

  1. Pre-operative Femoral Nerve Block: Prior to the surgery, a catheter is placed beside the femoral nerve for blocking it. This nerve is located in the upper thigh. Medication is delivered through the catheter for the nerve to be numbed for 24 hours. Thus, pain signals to the brain are blocked. This method reduces the use of narcotics and the consequent side effects.

  2. Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA): This method is also known as ‘Pain Pump’. An intravenous pump is used to administer pain relief medications, such as oxymorphone or morphine, after the surgery. The control button of the machine could be pressed, by the patient for 6 to 10 times per hour. The machine is used for two post-operative days.

  3. Oral Medications: The oral medications include Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs or NSAID; such as Celebrex which is similar to aspirin, structurally. Alternatively, acetaminophen, such as Tylenol or its equivalent composition, can also be used.

  4. Acetaminophen: It acts on the Central Prostaglandin Synthesis and relieves the patient of pain through multiple mechanisms.

  5. Epidural Analgesia: It produces lower pain scores and involves less time for achieving physical therapy goals. However, this is subject to side effects such as dizziness, urinary retention and itchiness.

  6. Gabapentinoids: These medications include membrane stabilizers such as Gabapentin and Pregabalin.

The objective of multimodal treatments is to provide quick relief to the patient and immediately so. Earlier the rehabilitation, more successful will be the knee replacement surgery. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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I have frog fingers. All my 8 fingers r broad at the centre n look a bit cross. They do not look good. Pls help.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have frog fingers. All my 8 fingers r broad at the centre n look a bit cross. They do not look good. Pls help.
not heal permanently. tk physiotherapy treatment and strength exercises in gradually process.. posture correction must. avoid strain full activity like toward bending ,heavy weight
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I am suffering with a severe back ache for the past two months. Kindly help me with a diagnosis.

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
I am suffering with a severe back ache for the past two months. Kindly help me with a diagnosis.
Hi lybrate-user, reason for back pain can be different but mainly it is differentiated into discogenic (due to disc herniation of different types such as bulge, protrusion, extrusion & sequestration) & non discogenic (arising from other structures of lumbar spine such as facet joints, paraspinal/quadratus/ piriformis muscles spasm, vertebral body itself in case of compression fracture, sacroiliac joints etc). It is important to show to interventional pain specialist or orthopedician dealing with spine (not every orthopedician goes into spine details) for proper diagnosis & according to diagnosis treatment will vary from conservative management with physiotherapy to epidural nerve block to minimally invasive spine interventions such as disc nucleoplasty or even surgery in some cases, such as endoscopic discectomy or open spine surgery to cure it permanently. My advise will be to get proper diagnosis of backache & treatement further to cure it. Hope it helps.
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Sir I have pain in my shoulder and neck and arm also and arm feels like heavy and I can't do work with it. This symptoms of paralysis? Tell me which specialist I have to go?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Sir I have pain in my shoulder and neck and arm also and arm feels like heavy and I can't do work with it. This sympt...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Mag phos 200x +Nat mur 200x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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Sir i am 19 years old i am suffering from backbone pain since two months. I consulted orthopaedic and my reports are normal. I used the medicines given by the doctor but there is no result. I consulted one more ortho doctor he also said that there is no problem .but my pain is not going what should I do. I am also getting upper back pain. Please answer me.

DPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Sir i am 19 years old i am suffering from backbone pain since two months. I consulted orthopaedic and my reports are ...
You may be having bad posture always sit straight, avoid forward bending learn back strengthening exercises from physiotherapist and do it regularly take more milk and cured in your diet and more protein in your diet.
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1.Am getting pain in near wrist joint during radial deviation. 2.During tension am getting pain in chest region. Can you please suggest a solution for my problems. Thank You.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
1.Am getting pain in near wrist joint during radial deviation. 2.During tension am getting pain in chest region. Can ...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Nat phos 200x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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I am 42 years old age and I have a problem of constipation, headache, acidity, lack of sleep, back pain. I use before going to sleep constipation powder with lukewarm water to clear in morning but with this I feel I can have a side effect. I want naturally I should get motion early morning, for this any solution let me know. I get headache when my stomach is not clean. I get acidity when I have coffee once in a day and I take coffee only to get relief from headache and stomach clean. Give me correct solution to my constipation.

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 42 years old age and I have a problem of constipation, headache, acidity, lack of sleep, back pain. I use before...
Hello lybrate user, - all the problems you have mentioned are all interlinked to one another, so have to get the solution to solve all of them not one by one - 1st thing you have to do is to correct your food habits and lifestyle - avoid outside food, take freshly prepared home food always - avoid heavy food in the night - take a glass of butter milk after meals - take a glass of warm water before going to bed - take a walk after meals, never go to bed immediately after food - take hingwashtaka churna 1spoon with warm water twice a day before food - dhanwantara vati 1-0-1 before food - triphala ras 20 ml with warm water after food follow this for 10 days. You will be fine after this. Thank you.
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I am 40 years female suffering from severe calf, bottom of foot and back pain since few months painkillers don't work taken vitamin d injection but no use please suggest what to do?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take ift physiotherapy treatment regularly for 12 days of 15 min duration and check if you have any vascular lesions etc, do give hot and cold water fomentation of 15 min duration each respectively to relieve from pain.
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Hi this is Teja I will play cricket from past 4 days my left knee is paining severely how to solve this problem give quickly answer.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi this is Teja I will play cricket from past 4 days my left knee is paining severely how to solve this problem give ...
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.
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I am suffering from fracture bone from last 3 months. Bone was not much heal. Fracture is down side of the knee. Can you suggest me for healing faster the bone?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am suffering from fracture bone from last 3 months. Bone was not much heal. Fracture is down side of the knee. Can ...
Have protein and calcium rich foods n once get checked with the doctor who has treated you to make sure that everything is alright as the healing time for lower limb fractures is 3mnths gnrlly.
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