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Dr. Radha Balachandar

Physiotherapist, Chennai

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Dr. Radha Balachandar Physiotherapist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Radha Balachandar is a renowned Physiotherapist in Royapettah, Chennai. She is currently practising at Kids Care Rehab Center & Physiotherapy Center in Royapettah, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Radha Balachandar on Lybrate.com.

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I was cured from spinal koch's and compression of disc between d10-d11, in march. 2012 after taking treatment ak2 for 18 months. Now I am excess weight and put up some belly also. Does this cause lower back pain as I am getting it now. Please clarify.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Yes, weight is the biggest problem of back pain. It affects specially the lumber region (L4, L5). So, u better take some action now. Do exercises and at the same time control your diet. Thank you.
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Good morning sir/madam, im suffering from back pain last 1year back to still, first im playing kabbadi, that time i'm suddenly fall down then again no voice and no breathing are stopped, the doctor told this is small problem but this pain is daily increase please tell me reason,

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do consult neuro physio and take ift and laser therapy for 12 days followed by spinal extension exercise.
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I have not been on regular morning walks. I am feeling heaviness in legs, appetite increased and the urge to urinate is frequent. What do the symptoms say?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, Heaviness in legs can be due to multiple reasons. It could be due to spinal issues. Get your vitamin d levels checked and keep them in normal limits.
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I am 48 years old and since last one month I have back pain at upper side, and have headache occasionally. What to do?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Avoid toward bending and lifting heavyweight and do spine stretching exercise and do hot fermentation and apply pain relief ointment other wise physiotherapy treatment for cure. That is due to strain.
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My mother having pain in whole body joints ,and the pain killer doesn't working well. What should I do?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Mag phos 200x + Ferrum phos 200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 day and consult private online.
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My brother aged 45 has severe back pain along with pain on his right thigh. The mri report says that 1. Regeneration spondulitic changes posteirial limbs at l4 superior end plate. 2. Diffuse disc bulge atl3-4 l4-5 levels with annulus tear posterial with central profusion causing canal narrowing. Identification of preexisting nerves in canal bilaterally. Diffuse disc bulge l5-s1 level with annulus tear posterially with posterio central disc extrusion. Extruded disc fragment migrating inferially in canal and causing severe canal narrowing mild neural foremen narrowing no nerve compression. Significant compression of traversing nerve in canal bilaterally mild indentification of existing nerve root in neural foremen bilaterally. What sort of treatment is needed for him?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate It' s good that you have sent me the mri report but I also need to understand his clinical condition which means duration of pain and associated neurological symptoms. It will be helpful if you can send me: 1) a detailed neurological charting with sensory and motor evaluation of lower limbs 2) mri images do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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My father's age is 55 He is getting pains at leg knee joints n he can't walk properly n got swollen at joints n he is using caps of RUMAFORM n also have gastric problem also n using ZINETAC 150MG Is it necessary n give some guidance n precautions for better health of my father..

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment Avoid pickles and papads in his diet and to eat freshly prepared food and also start with Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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3 Essential Tips to Prevent Back Pain

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Pain Management Specialist, Bikaner
3 Essential Tips to Prevent Back Pain

 

Back pain is one of the most common debilitating disorder in the world today. The pain affects 90% of people at some point of their lives. Human back comprises of various structures (see figure) which are nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, any or all of which can be a source of pain. Once back pain occurs, it may become chronic (more than 4 weeks) and you shall need to consult a pain physician for relief and accurate diagnosis.

Since prevention is always better than cure,  you can save yourself from having back pain if you follow these basic tips:

  1. Regular Exercise in Correct Form: Regular exercise is important to maintain proper muscular strength of the back. Human back is supported by several big muscle groups (see figure). They serve two functions - one is to facilitate the posture and movements of the back itself and the other is to help movements of the rest of the body appendages (arms, head, pelvis and legs).The health of these muscle group is important to take stress off the spinal bones and maintain proper function. Most of these muscles are red muscle fibers as they need to maintain their activity for prolonged periods of time. Just to give you an idea - your biceps (arm muscles) have to work only when you bend your arm. But your back muscles have to function all the time - whether you sit, walk, stand or even sleep. But the point is what kind of exercises are good for your back? The best exercises for back include body weight low impact aerobics like brisk walking, swimming, stationary bicycling, extension exercises and yoga. What is important to remember while doing these exercises if that you need to be gentle in your movements and achieve correct "form" - this is possible if you can ask someone (preferably a trainer) to observe and point out whether the back stays straight during the exercise. It has been seen that arching and excessive bending is associated with injury to the back while exercising.

  2. Stay Hydrated and Eat Natural Nutritious diet: The inter vertebral discs contain 70 - 80% water. The muscles and tissues have 60% water content. Therefore, it is important to stay hydrated. In addition, you must eat a nutritious diet consisting of green leafy vegetables, good protein source and just enough carbohydrates. Deficiencies of essential nutrients like Vitamin D can result in diseases like osteoporosis. Another important aspect is to maintain body weight within healthy limits. This is very important as increased belly fat is linked to increased back pain due to mechanical factors.

  3. Lift objects correctly and maintain proper posture: While lifting objects, keep them as close to body as possible. Do not slouch or bend excessively while lifting. Just keep your back straight at all times. You may bend your knees a little if required (see figure). Think before you lift and get help if needed.

While working, you must not sit for more than 45 minutes at a stretch. Walk for two minutes, go to a colleague's desk and say hi or even just drink some water or visit the washroom. Humans evolved as hunter - gatherers and our bodies are more adapted to walking / standing than to sitting for prolonged periods. Those of you who travel more and have to sit for long periods of time also need to follow above tips - avoid prolonged sitting in same posture.While exercising, improper position can do more harm than good. Therefore, proper form and posture is a must.

Bonus tip: Avoid cigarette smoking and those who smoke cigarettes to decrease your chances of having degenerative disc diseases leading to chronic back pain early in life.

Word of caution to prevent permanent damage: In case of back pain, which is not responding to home remedies or over the counter painkillers, please contact a Pain Physician to pinpoint the diagnosis and appropriate management.

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I tore my ACL partially a few years back. It did not need a surgery and never hurt much. I have done proper rehab and have strengthened the muscles surrounding it. Recently I had stopped working out for 3-4 months and went back to playing football 2 weeks back and twisted my knee. It hurts a bit. I wanted to know what are the exercises I can do to strengthen my ACL.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
Hamstring strengthening exercises will be helpful. Partially torn acl is at an increased risk of getting damaged with contact sports.
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Hi, I have got pain in my ribs any suggestion I can't yawn sneeze cough it hurts a lot.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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I am 30 year old. Having back pain frequently while riding the bike. This starts while last month onwards. Inspected the bike having any shock absorber problems. But not having any problems. Is it will be because of the posture of driving? I am already having a bend at chest. The bike is only six months old. Please give a reply.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x twice daily. Bhujang Asana x twice daily. Back Stretching.
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Hello Dr. I have knee pain from last night, when I am walking the knee pain start. Will you please conclude what happen? Without any injury how it pains. Will you pls give me medicine or any work out.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
dear siddesh, it is commom to have knee pain in youngsters. do not worry about it. make a roll of a towel put it under you knee and press it 10 times twice day. apply diclofenac ointment with warm water. which helps in reducing pain
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I am 43 years old I am feeling some pain when get up from sitting or from sleep at my back i.e. lower back. Please help me to solve my health issues.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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Hai doctor my shoulders are too weak when I have started hard work something like writings play crickets my shoulder was very pained and 1 hour take rest it everything alright.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello. It can be due to calcium deficiency. Improve your diet. Include whole milk and all dairy products in your diet. Take homoeopathic tonic:- alfa alfa syrup one spoon twice a day half an hr before meal. Take this for 15 days and update me for follow up.
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I punched a guy 3 days back. My hand got swelled and its paining while I move my hand. How can I help myself.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Take contrast bath therapy Have hot water in one bowl & cold in another. First immerse your hand in hot water for 3min then immediately in cold water for 1min, keep repeating for 20min, twice daily While your hand will be in water keep moving hand actively Apply pain relieving gel & wrap crepe bandage
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Sir have a cervical pain i have also consulted to the doctors i have intence pain at back of my neck and below the waist kindly suggest if i can do regular exercises will it be remove or it will be removed by the medicines ?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Sleep on a hard bed. Use no pillow under the head. Any way Take CALDIKIND PLUS 1 tab daily for 10days Paracetamol 250mg TDSx 7 days Contact me after that. Diabetes must be controlled beyond any shadow of doubt
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I am athlete when me and my companion practising triple jump unfortunately my friends leg become sudden pain in his first jump. what kind of first aid can I give to him.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Make him lie down, you can apply a bandage at the suspected site. Take him to the medical room or to a hospital.
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Joint Pain Associated with Chikungunya

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
Joint Pain Associated with Chikungunya

Mosquitoes, though tiny, can wreak havoc on the human health. Malaria and dengue were common enough, but now another disease doing the rounds is chikungunya. This is a viral disease that spreads by the bites of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The disease lasts for 5 to 7 days and the catch is that there is no identified cure for the disease.

Symptoms of chikungunya are very non-indicative and include high temperature, rashes and multiple spots on the body, multiple joint pains, headaches, conjunctivitis and insomnia problem. The presence of joint pains associated with a high incidence of mosquito breeding is indicative of chikungunya. The fever usually subsides in a couple of days, but the other symptoms would persist for about a week.

Management of chikungunya includes a combination of prevention and treatment. Prevention is more important than treatment as it is easier done.

  1. To the maximum extent possible, avoid mosquito bites.
  2. Avoid using rain water-filled containers, potted plants that stagnate water and drinking bowls for domestic animals.
  3. Wear full-sleeved clothing when mosquito bites are likely to be higher.
  4. Use mosquito repellents in the forms of coils, creams, and mats
  5. Use mosquito nets where possible
  6. Prevent mosquito breeding by draining possible areas of water stagnation

Treatment: There is no specific allopathic remedy for the treatment of chikungunya. The prescribed medicines are only for symptomatic relief, and given the intense and prolonged joint pains, the patient ends up using a lot of pain killers. There are cases where the pains may persist for up to 6 months. This is where Ayurveda comes into the picture, as there are multiple effective remedies that have been proven effective over the ages.

  1. Massage your joints with a mixture of castor oil, drumstick, camphor, garlic, and coconut oil. This oil can be heated and stored in a glass jar for about 3 days. Warm this oil and use it for effective relief of the joint pains.
  2. A mixture of castor oil and cinnamon can also be used to massage the painful joints.
  3. A concoction of ajwain seeds, raisins or dry grapes, tulsi leaves, and neem leaves boiled in water is an effective remedy for the joint pains. This is to be used when it is warm after food and the residual ingredients chewed upon.
  4. A diet rich in fresh fruits, greens and vegetables is highly recommended.
  5. Drinking sufficient amounts of liquids (water, coconut water, lime juice, and buttermilk) to keep good hydration levels and recuperate from the illness.
  6. Ensure sufficient rest for the joints even after the initial fever has subsided.

Ayurveda has references to something called “sandhijwara” which is “fever of the joints”. Sandhijwara is very similar to chikungunya and these remedies used for this can be very useful in treating chikungunya. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Dear sir I am 42 year old and I met with accident couple of months a go and I had a femur fracture and I got operated I would like to know can I walk again as normal person Thanks.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Ya for sure. Shaft femur fracture is not a bad fracture which can create prob in walking .so do not worry you can walk like a normal person for aure.
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