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Dr. Rathinavelu

Orthopedist, Chennai

Dr. Rathinavelu Orthopedist, Chennai
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Dr. Rathinavelu is one of the best Orthopedists in Perambur, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Lake View Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rathinavelu on Lybrate.com.

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Having backache from many years. What will be the exact cause? Sleeping posture or due to carrying of weight?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
Having backache from many years. What will be the exact cause? Sleeping posture or due to carrying of weight?
Hello lybrate user, back pain that is associated with day time sedentary jobs like computer professional s are associated with paraspinal muscle spasms. The best way to tackle this sort of pain is to do well spaced stretching exercises of the back, back extension exercises, using hot water bags to provide relief and avoiding stooping posture while sitting. Posture also plays a very important part in back pain, always maintain a straight posture while sitting. While getting up from the bed try to first go on your left or right side of the body and get up side ways. Avoid cruntches or sit-ups: they may increase the pressure on your back and may predispose to slip disc. Always maintain a healthy lifestyle in terms of regular brisk walking, meditation, eating healthy. P. S: try to avoid pain killers (analgesics) as much as possible as many are associated with side effects that you may not be aware of. Stay healthy. Stay happy god bless you.
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I have a slip disk problem. My lower back pains regularly. I cannot bend much. Is it curable. Can physiotherapy helps. Pls suggest.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a slip disk problem. My lower back pains regularly. I cannot bend much. Is it curable. Can physiotherapy helps...
Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily .Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. .Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily – lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana ? Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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There is always back pain. But x-ray test and any other test as prescribed by doctors, get nothing like that, what is the remedy for my back pain.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
There is always back pain. But x-ray test and any other test as prescribed by doctors, get nothing like that, what is...
Avoid long sitting and toward bending lifting heavyweight. Sit straight maintain your posture do stretching exercise in daily routine. Heat fermentation twice a day.
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Swelling in ankle joint. Pain in knee muscle. Shooting pain from ankle to upwards. While walking leg is paining both legs. Doctor says it is thrombosis though dopler dvt. Test is negative. Pl advise the remedy. Thank you doctor.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Swelling in ankle joint. Pain in knee muscle. Shooting pain from ankle to upwards. While walking leg is paining both ...
Do rule out otherwise of vitamin d3: test thru nabl lab and take ift and laser therapy for 12 days flowed by stretching exercises best wishes.
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I am 23 years old from last couple of weeks I have feet ache I use so many tablet and meet with many doctors but I have no relief. So what I do plzzz help me.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 23 years old from last couple of weeks I have feet ache I use so many tablet and meet with many doctors but I ha...
One of the main causes of foot pain is wearing shoes that do not fit properly. You can also develop foot pain if you are injured during high-impact exercise or sport activities, such as jogging or intense aerobics. There are a few general tips that can help relieve your discomfort. These include: 1. Applying ice to the affected area 2. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever 3. Using foot pads to prevent rubbing on the affected area 3. Keeping the foot that is causing you pain elevated 4. Resting your foot as much as possible you can take many measures to help prevent ongoing foot pain. For example: 1. Choose comfortable, roomy, and well-cushioned shoes 2. Avoid shoes with large heels and narrow toe areas 3. Maintain a healthy weight 4. Stretch before engaging in vigorous exercise 5. Practice good foot hygiene 6. Always wear some type of footwear when outdoors to protect your feet. Please consult a physiotherapist nearby to find out the root cause and to apply physiotherapy modalities and exercises to reduce your pain.
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I am 26 old year and I have suffered from back pain problem so give suggestion for me.

Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 26 old year and I have suffered from back pain problem so give suggestion for me.
Hello according to your condition you have to take hot water fermentation through towel and do it 3 times in a day duration-15 min along with stretching and back exercises like straingh leg raising, bridging with -20 min repetition -5 sec hold do it for 3 days sure you will get well soon take care.
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I am a 24 year old working woman having pain in my shoulders on a regular basis. Please help as to what should I do?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
I am a 24 year old working woman having pain in my shoulders on a regular basis. Please help as to what should I do?
Massage with your thumbs from the mid points of the shoulder blades on both sides towards the lower back of your head up to lower level of the ears. Use oil or water for massage. Rotate your head clockwise and anticlockwise, forward and down, left and right a few times. Do for 5 to 10 times morning and evening. Give pressure the dipping point on the portion between the thumb and the index finger on the back of the palm. Press and release for 15 times where the pain is more. This will solve the problem. Further do some wrist rotation exercise. Inform after 5 days.
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Hi, I have problem of my body pain I have to much pain on my back I used medicine and tube but no benefit please consult what I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hi, I have problem of my body pain I have to much pain on my back I used medicine and tube but no benefit please cons...
I suggest you follow the below for your condition: take mag phos 6x - thrice daily for next 2 weeks and update. Also do x-ray of the affected area. Heat and ice packs. Heat and/or cold therapy helps relieve most types of low back pain by reducing inflammation. Often patients use ice, but some prefer heat. Both may be used alternately.
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Hi I am weighing around 85 kg now n unable to loose weight inspite of brisk walk of 30 to 45 min daily n good diet plans (from reputed dieticians). In past 6 years I have lost 10 to 12 kgs 3 times with aerobics twice n once yoga n assigned diet. I have done the test of vit b12 n thyroid. They r normal. Inspite of having knee pain (hv been reduced but not completely) from 8 months, I do diet n walk (did suryanamaskars but left due to fear in within these 8 months) but unable to loose. Tat demotivates me a lot. Can anyone guide tat can give fruitful results.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hi I am weighing around 85 kg now n unable to loose weight inspite of brisk walk of 30 to 45 min daily n good diet pl...
Tips to lose weight  faster: 1. Eat a high-protein breakfast. 2Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice.  3. Drink water a half hour before meals. 4. Choose weight loss-friendly foods (more vegetables and fruits) 5. Eat soluble fiber. 6. Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods.  7. Eat your food slowly. 8. Sleep 7-8 hours 9. Go for regular exercise Constitutional homoeopathic treatment will give you best results.
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I am 34years old and lot of back pain in center of the back then my neck does not move left side.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 34years old and lot of back pain in center of the back then my neck does not move left side.
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress 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 & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. 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, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I'm suffering from sciatic pain from 3 months can you please suggest me some good exercise.

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
Sciatica is pain in leg due to impingement of sciatic nerve in the lower back. Some time pain reaches to severe over the entire nerve root of sciatic nerve which is your lower back that causes buttock, thigh, lower leg and even foot numbness, pain, and sometimes even weakness. After looking to your pain I am recommending you something: Precautions: 1. Avoid forward bending, if required then bend your knees first and then bend forward. 2. Avoid weight lifting. 3. Sit in chairs or car seats with proper back support. 4. Place pillow under your legs while sleeping or can opt sidelying position for sleep. 5. Get enough vit d from sun as vit d keep bones strong including spine and other bones. 6. Drink plenty of water to enhance the intervertebral disks. 7. Avoid prolonged standing. 8. Change your sitting position every 15 minutes so that it does not pain. If possible visit some neuro-physio who can give you several modalities like SWD, IFT, traction etc to cure the pain. Along with it we have a special program designed in case of sciatica that is Butler’s mobilisation and Mckenzie exercises which a physio gives with the proper technique to get cure from disease. I understand your pain so I am suggesting you the following treatment that you can take at home and can get some relief from pain and discomfort. Treatment: 1. Use of Cold packs- Sometimes piriformis muscle gets tight which cause impingement of sciatic nerve leading to tingling and numbness sensation down into the leg. So ice massage can be given over the area of piriformis muscle or the entire back for 15 min. Once done with cold therapy take rest for 2-3 min to relax the muscles. 2. Since the pain is radiating you can do some below mentioned exercises which will give you immediate relief from pain if done correctly. A) Lie on bed on your stomach gently push up with your arms, resting on your forearms. Hold for 5 secs. Now slightly stretch your back muscles and count till 10 and relax. You might feel a slight pain initially but do not worry. Repeat it 15 times. B) Now that pain must have gone. And now you can push up onto your hands fully. Slowly lower down back to floor. Perform this atleast 15 times. Again a slight pain will be there initially. Once you will complete this exercise program your pain will be relieved right away. If pain is severe while doing the exercise then stop doing the exercise and immediately consult some physio to take care further. Other exercises that can be done in sciatica pain are: 1. Straight leg raising 2. Knee to chest. 3. Hamstring stretch. 4. Back extensors stretches and strengthening. 5. Gluteal stretch. All the above can be done for 10-15 times with the hold (stretch) time of 5 -6 secs Make sure to perform the exercises correctly which will give you relief from your pain and strengthen your muscles. Good Luck and Get Well Soon.
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What You Need to Know About Neck Sprains and Strains

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
What You Need to Know About Neck Sprains and Strains

A neck strain and sprain is not a serious injury. However, they can still cause significant dysfunction and pain.
Causes of Neck Strain
The anatomy of the cervical spine is such that it not only houses, but also protects the spinal cord. Along with this it supports the head and allows it for mobility and motion. But this area, which allows the spine to be flexible can also leave it vulnerable for injury.

Triggers for the onset of neck muscle strain can be:

  1. Too much time spent in an uncomfortable position, such as humping over the steering wheel while driving, bending over the computer monitor, talking on the phone while placing it in the crook of the neck.
  2. Sleeping on a very high or too firm pillow can lead to an uncomfortable position of the head thus leading to the strain of the neck
  3. Carrying heavy objects on one side of the body
  4. Any trauma that might have impacted the neck, such as an accident, whiplash or a fall that might have had a head landing

Most events of a neck muscle strain or the soft tissue sprain, such as the tendons and ligaments lead to stiff neck along with pain in shoulders. There is also pain and difficulty in moving the neck or head.

Neck muscle strain remedies

Minor strains in the tendons, ligaments and muscles of the neck usually heal within a day or two. But till the symptoms subside, there are a few self care remedies that are effective in reducing the stiffness and pain. These are:

  1. Application of cold or ice packs: The cold reduces the inflammation, which in turn allows the strain to heal. This ice pack should be applied for 20 minutes interval in the first 24 hours.
  2. Application of heat: Heat helps in bringing the nutrient rich blood to the affected area in order to stimulate a healing response. Moist heat as well as heat from a hot shower or bath can be used. Some people might find relief from applying heat wraps such as thermacare.
  3. Over-the-counter or OTC medications: Anti-inflammatory medication, such as naproxen and ibuprofen reduces inflammation, thereby leading to the reduction in pain. Pain relieving medicines such as acetaminophen can also be taken as this reduces the perception of pain.
  4. Massage of the affected area: A gentle massage in the affected area helps in stimulating the blood flow of the area which in turn helps in a quick healing.
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Im 28 years old female. Recently diagnosed with early cervical spondylitis. Can feel the beating of veins above the neck region. Sometimes the heart beats r so fast that I panic And can not take a full breath. Please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Im 28 years old female. Recently diagnosed with early cervical spondylitis. Can feel the beating of veins above the n...
Neck exercises. Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Take frequent breaks at work. Core strengthening exercises. Use cervical pillow. Use back support. Self massage the back of neck.
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I am 18 year old boy, when I throw ball my shoulder gives a pain like it's broken, and normally when I move my shoulders it's gives a sound. Its started 6months ago. Help me to come out of this. Thank you.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
I am 18 year old boy, when I throw ball my shoulder gives a pain like it's broken, and normally when I move my should...
It's because of torn biceps tendon. Also called as slap lesion or superior labrum tear. You will need treatment from shoulder specialist. I don't know if you have any shoulder specialist in patna. Most probably you need surgery if you want to continue throwing and sporting activities.
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Sir, my father daily at nights he is suffering from severe leg pains thereby he cannot sleep upto 12.30 pm. He is having a gastric problem which makes him not to eat anything n indigestion. Please kindly help him out of this. Thanking you.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir, my father daily at nights he is suffering from severe leg pains thereby he cannot sleep upto 12.30 pm. He is hav...
: 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. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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I am diabitic,hypertensive,aged 64,male. I am having constant numbness in my toes.

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello, Diabetes - a condition where the levels of sugar in your blood are too high is a serious condition that affects numerous parts of your body. When it comes to the legs and feet, high blood sugar levels can cause damage to the nerves which leads to numbness in your legs and feet. This nerve condition is called "diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This condition affects up to 30% of all diabetics, Heat Therapy: Apply a hot compress on to the area that is numb, in order to relax the muscles and nerves there. You could use a heating pad, a hot water bottle or a piece of cloth dipped in hot water. Make sure that the heat is not too strong or you could burn your skin Herbs: Gingko Biloba can help to increase the circulation of blood all over your body, thereby reducing the problem of numbness. FOR ANY HELP CONTACT US
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I am working as a computer operator since 10 yrs. Today I have feel pain in my neckside. What can I do for the same?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am working as a computer operator since 10 yrs. Today I have feel pain in my neckside. What can I do for the same?
start with Physiotherapy treatment. learn cervical exercises. don't use pillow. Take calcium and vitamin D3 supplement for 2 months.
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I am 24 years old, height is 6feet, weight, 69kgs and I was suffering with low backpain from last 10days. Please tell me the best treatment. Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 24 years old, height is 6feet, weight, 69kgs and I was suffering with low backpain from last 10days. Please tell...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Ruta 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines. *take rest or move about once in 1-2 hours in case of working in a constant position. *maintain a good posture while reading or working with computers. *take a high fibre content diet like vegetables, fruits, etc.
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I am 46 years old male I am suffering from neck pain and low backeck what should be do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am 46 years old male I am suffering from neck pain and low backeck what should be do.
कमर दर्द उपचार। 1.पानी हमेशा बैठकर पीये। 2.रोज महानारायण तेल सभी जोड़ो पर लगाओ। 3.महायोगराज गुग्गुल-2 गोली खाने के पहले खाना। 4.चुना-5 ग्राम (1 लिटिर पानी में मिला लो, 2-2 चम्मच दिन में 3 बार ये चुने वाला पानी पीना,और सुबह धुप में 30 मिनट बैठो। 5.मेथीदाना 1/2 चम्मच रात में भिगोकर सुबह खाली पेट खाना।
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