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Dr. Ravichandran

Rheumatologist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Ravichandran Rheumatologist, Chennai
200 at clinic
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Dr. Ravichandran is one of the best Rheumatologists in Vadapalani, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Ravichandran at Vadapalani Multi Speciality Hospital in Vadapalani, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravichandran on Lybrate.com.

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I have a meniscus tear of my knee. Is there any cure to this or any remedy other than operation as my knee gets blocked and is very painful.

MBBS, M. S. Orthopedics, M.ch. Orthopaedics, MD - Sports Medicine
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have a meniscus tear of my knee. Is there any cure to this or any remedy other than operation as my knee gets block...
A torn meniscus is like a loose body in the knee. So ideally it should be either fixed or taken out. It's a short procedure and I can assure you that usually you can start walking after 1-2 days of its taken out. If it is repaired/stitched then it takes a long time for recovery. I would suggest you don't waste time and get it done as every time your knee gets locked it causes damage to your knee cartilage.
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But if the patient is burn from neck to knees and one cheek then which type of surgery is needed and what procedure is required.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
But if the patient is burn from neck to knees and one cheek then which type of surgery is needed and what procedure i...
To get relief from the burn scars, only cosmetic surgery is required in which the burnt part skin is grafted.
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I have knee pain every two-three day and it will occur sudden, so tell me the solution what I can do for it.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
I have knee pain every two-three day and it will occur sudden, so tell me the solution what I can do for it.
Gentle massage over knees with lukewarm herbal pain relieving oils daily for about 15-20 minutes and hot fomentation afterwards will greatly help in subsiding the pain. These procedures would give strength to your knee and reduce the pain and stiffness. Regular oiling the joint will improve the lubrication also. Use knee caps over the joints and avoid over exertion of the joint. This will greatly help.
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When I go for run usually I have pain in my knee. It's keep increasing what should I do. Suggest plz.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
When I go for run usually I have pain in my knee. It's keep increasing what should I do. Suggest plz.
Use proper sports shoes used for running Do not run on hard surfaces like tar road. Do warm up exercises before running hard. Better to have a coach or trainer.
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I am 53 years old female. I have knee pain after I fell on the bathroom and hit on the knee. Please Advise what should I do?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
When? any injury or swelling? if so give hot water fomentation. Also massage the knee cap area with an oil. Give pressure at the hollow point inside, opposite to the knee cap. Repeat 20 times at a time. You should be alright in 4 days
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Iam 41/Male.Iam having lot of pain near the knees of my left leg, this pain rises when I climb down from stairs however during climb up there is no pain. Kindly advice

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
TAke physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for Knee joint. Wear knee cap open patella. Don't sit on floors. Wear sports shoes. Get knee x Ray done
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I'm having insomnia. How can I get a better sleep. Tried many things like having milk before bed .etc etc.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I'm having insomnia. How can I get a better sleep. Tried many things like having milk before bed .etc etc.
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 20 minutes regularly Best Wishes
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My father has got sudden pain on left leg knee. And won't able to walk. Please provide some solutions for this. Thank you. I have share basic information of my father.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My father has got sudden pain on left leg knee. And won't able to walk. Please provide some solutions for this. Thank...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get his vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings.
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I am a 40-year-old female. I have arthritis problem for 2 years. I am not able to walk anywhere. I have serious with my knee. What should I do? How can this disease be treated?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Sonipat
I am a 40-year-old female. I have arthritis problem for 2 years. I am not able to walk anywhere. I have serious with ...
Do natural exercise of knee joint and sikkai and malish pain killer oil, avoid cold heavy digested food use bathua methi daily drink warm water for medicine you may consult me.
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A Simple Guide to Arthritis

MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Kolkata
A Simple Guide to Arthritis

One of the most common ailments the elderly suffer from is arthritis. However, arthritis can affect people of all ages. It is a rheumatic disease as in, it affects joints and bones. It can be of many types and the term covers a number of inflammatory and non-inflammatory joint diseases. Some of the most well-known types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, bone spurs, gout, and osteoarthritis.

The causes of arthritis have not been defined but there are a number of factors that increase a person's chances of getting it. Foremost amongst these is increasing age and excess weight. Arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and lupus are said to be hereditary and linked to certain genes. Sometimes, injuries can also cause arthritic conditions. Misuse of steroids can also result in arthritis.

Here is a look at the most common symptoms of the disease :-

  • Pain around the joints is the most well-known symptom of arthritis. Along with pain, you may also notice swollen or stiff joints.
  • Increased body temperature around the affected joints and redness in the area is also a symptom of arthritis. These symptoms range from mild to severe, and can be constant or may come and go.
  • Everybody suffers from occasional joint pains but if any of the above symptoms persist for a long duration, it is best to consult a doctor. The sooner you seek treatment, the easier it becomes to deal with arthritis. If left untreated for too long, arthritis can result in permanent joint damage.
     

While there is no single cure for arthritis, it can be effectively controlled if treated in time. Since the type and severity of arthritis differ from person to person, treatment for the same must also be tailored to the needs of the individual.

  • Drugs for arthritis can be categorized as those that treat symptoms such as pain and stiffness, and those that suppress inflammatory conditions.
  • In some cases, surgery may be advisable.
  • Physical therapy and regular exercise are very important when dealing with arthritis.
  • It is equally important to eat a healthy, nutritious and well-balanced diet. If you are overweight, try and lose the excess kilos.
  • You must also look after your joints to ensure that there is no further degradation of bone or muscle tissue. Avoid staying in one position for a long time, and try and maintain a good posture.

These simple techniques can be very effective when dealing with all types of arthritis.

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Suggest treatment for arthritis? Should she take calcium supplement without doctor consultation? Plss help.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Follow these usefultips for arthritis pain relief: * take take calcium rich diet daily. Take a glass (300 ml) of full cream milk daily or 100 gm of cheese or 1-2 eggs regularly. * give a gentle oil massage to knees regularly and wrap your knees with cloth dipped in hot water for atleast 10-15 minutes. * wear knee cap or wrap crape bandage during walk for knee support. * sit atleast for 5-8 minutes in sunlight in morning or evening for vitamin-d *avoid heal shoe and wear only flat shoes for balanced load on knees. * take guggalu tablets if himalaya one tablet daily for atleast 3 months. * take a piece of garlic, crush it and boil it a glass of milk and drink daily for fast pain relief.
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I fell down in feb 15 and right from then, I have pain in right leg near knee and ankle. I find that in sitting posture the pain is less and it is more especially when I climb or go down through the steps. I applied oil and massaged. But the pain, though not severe, is persisting. What I should do? I had undergone cabg a decade back and I am taking medicines for that. As such, I do not want to take pain killers. Soliciting your kind response.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This could be due to oa knee & obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency. Sleep on a hard bed with a soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Do knee exercises. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind)1tab odx10days paracetamol 250 mg od & sos x 5 days it may have to be further investigated.
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Hi, can we wear a knee cap/support while walking/running? Does it affect anything in the knee while walking if we wear one?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, can we wear a knee cap/support while walking/running? Does it affect anything in the knee while walking if we wea...
Hi, Yes, it can be worn while walking, running, lifting heavy weights, etc. It helps to keep the joint in position. But do not wear it while sleeping; it will hinder the blood flow.
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I am suffering from psoratic arthritis for more than five years. What is the treatment for it?

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. I would actually advise you to consult a rheumatologist and undergo treatment as per his opinion. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am pure vegetarian. I want to reduce my weight. I tried gym , I walk daily one hour. I avoid outside and oily food. Still not able to reduce my weight. Due to which my knees start painting. Even my bp cannot come below 90 and 140. Pls suggest something to reduce weight. Thanks.

American Board of Plastic Surgery, , American Board Of General Surgery, MS - Dermatology, M.B.B.S
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
I am pure vegetarian. I want to reduce my weight. I tried gym , I walk daily one hour. I avoid outside and oily food....
Thank you for your question. Liposuction can help you with targeted weight loss in specific areas. All The Best !
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Req Remedies / Treatment of RA Patients please do help

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist,
Hi Thanks for your query. You have to get in touch with a Rheumatologist as they are the ones who manage chronic inflammatory joint diseases. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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Am suffer from diabetes from diabetes from last two years, joined pain problems in my knee.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Am suffer from diabetes from diabetes from last two years, joined pain problems in my knee.
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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I have a knee pain since from last year. I have used so many medicines but there is no result. What should I have to do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a knee pain since from last year. I have used so many medicines but there is no result. What should I have to do?
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 have pain while running after 2 km. Bottom at the knee why so. And whats a treatment for it please tell me.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have pain while running after 2 km. Bottom at the knee why so. And whats a treatment for it please tell me.
Hi I can understand your problem. 1) apply hot and cold foementation. 2) learn strengthening exercise of quadriceps and hamstring from physiotherapist. 3) do regular streching calf muscles. 4) wear comfortable foot wear.
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I am suffering from pain in my knee from last 3 months, whenever I walk it goes very painful, have tried lots of medicine for pain but it does not help me. Please suggest me proper solution Thanks.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am suffering from pain in my knee from last 3 months, whenever I walk it goes very painful, have tried lots of medi...
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury or some other medical conditions including arthritis, patellar tendinitis, acl injury, knee bursitis, torn meniscus, gout and infections. Try some home remedies for your pain- - ice is useful for the control of pain and swelling. It can be applied to the knee for 15 to 20 minutes as often as every two to four hours. The swollen knee should be elevated above the level of the heart while icing. -activities that cause pain should be avoided temporarily. -if the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities should be avoided until knee pain and swelling resolve: squatting kneeling twisting and pivoting jogging aerobics, dancing playing sport specific exercises will help you improve range of motion, strength, and endurance. It is especially important to focus on strengthening and stretching your quadriceps since these muscles are the main stabilizers of your kneecap. Core exercises may also be recommended to strengthen the muscles in your abdomen and lower back. Also maintaining a healthy body weight to avoid overstressing your knees are very important. -a full history of your problem should be taken and your movements assessed by a physiotherapist. Please consult a physiotherapist for the same.
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