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Dr. Ravichandran

Rheumatologist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Ravichandran Rheumatologist, Chennai
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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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Hi. I am 23 year old and I am having pain in my knee from last 3 weeks. I use to play cricket on sundays and I cant walk properly as well. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi. I am 23 year old and I am having pain in my knee from last 3 weeks. I use to play cricket on sundays and I cant w...
Hi I can understand your problem. 1) apply hot and cold fomentation. 2) learn strengthening exercise of quadriceps and hamstring from physiotherapist. 3) do regular stretching calf muscles. 4) wear comfortable foot wear. Do share investigation reports if you have.
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My mum is suffering from rheumatic arthritis n thyroid. She is 48+ n she always complaint about severe pain in body. She usually got faint even. She feels so low so weak every time. Even on dates she is not able to get up from the bed. What kind of a diet or medicines she should take?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My mum is suffering from rheumatic arthritis n thyroid. She is 48+ n she always complaint about severe pain in body. ...
you can go for following remedy You can also try thes home remedies Natural home remedy using mustard oil and camphor: 1. Take 1 cup mustard oil 2. Add 10 g camphor 3. Heat the oil till the camphor dissolves completely 4. Massage lukewarm oil on the affected area This will help improve the blood circulation in the area and will reduce the inflammation and stiffness Surely you will get results.
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Hi If i jogging every day.My knees are so pain so how can i controll my knee pain

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
There r many reason of your pain that could be due to surface where u jog, your footwear, and muscle imbalance or muscle weakness, or fault in your jogging. Better u consult a sports physio they can guide u. Thanks and regards Dr.Ritesh kharnal B,P,T. M,P,T(orthopedic and sports physiotherapist) Indore
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Two months ago I had got an injury in my knee while playing cricket. Sy that time I had used volini gel to avoid pain. But now a days I am again feeling acute pain in that left knee. Suggest me proper medication to get rid of.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
Two months ago I had got an injury in my knee while playing cricket. Sy that time I had used volini gel to avoid pain...
the pain could be due to ligament injury inside the joint. you should visit an ortho surgeon who may request MRI scan depending on the physical examination findings if required.
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Sir from 3 months I suffer with my knee pain. While playing shuttle its happend. If I walk more swellng is observed till now.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Indore
Hello, please go for a mri, it seems that you have injured some prestigious soft tissue of your knee joint that could be ligaments or meniscus. And if you keep ignoring them, it could result in to osteoarthritis regards.
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I am 68 years female, for the past 10 years I have been suffering from knee pain, swelling and burning of shoal etc. No medicine was helping. In winter, it is much more painfull.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Swing 20 times morning and evenings. Also press the web between the second and third finger from the toe in the foot for 2 minutes. Take cinammon powder 1 tsp with honey in the empty stomach in the morning/ this will relieve your problem. Consult after 10 days.
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Hi doctors, my father age-76 have suffering pain on knee and doctor suggest for knee replacement for gaping. Can you suggest other option to relief him. He is taken pill for pain and many type of balm.

Mch Orthopaedic, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Hi, I would like to answer your query. Your father pain is due to arthritis. For osteoarthritis, weight reduction is the main treatment along with medicines to decrease pain like nsaid's - paracetamol, aceclofenac etc, life style modifications like avoiding sitting cross legged, squatting, using indian type toilets will decrease the rate of progression of osteoarthritis. Exercises like quadriceps strengthening, swimming, straight leg raising will help in improving the muscle strength around the knee and will help in decreasing pain. Hyaluronic acid injections given into the joint (especially large joints like knee joint) in prescribed dosages will give good short term pain relief in arthritic joints ranging from 1-2 years. 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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I am having cold and cough and headache with knee pain and at times I feel dizzy can you suggest me anything?

MBBS
General Physician, Muzaffarpur
I am having cold and cough and headache with knee pain and at times I feel dizzy can you suggest me anything?
For cold and cough, you need proper care. Avoid cold exposure. Cover yourself properly in this cold weather. Avoid having anything cold, food or any beverage. If the problem persists, you will require medicines. For knee pain, you need physiotherapy, cover your knees so that it remains warm. For dizziness, take healthy food. You may require multi vitamins.
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I am 29 year male and have pain in lower legs in morning what should do.

MD - Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist,
Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Swing 20 times morning and evenings. Go for a regular walk. Also control your weight properly to bring down the pain.
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My mother have an knee pain due to slip from floor from last 11 days whose aged about 43 years. What should I do?

Diploma in Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)
Physiotherapist, Calicut
My mother have an knee pain due to slip from floor from last 11 days whose aged about 43 years. What should I do?
Take ultrasound therapy and wax bath for 10 days. Then after continue remedial thigh muscles (quadriceps and hamstring) strengthening exercises for long time.
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Hi. I want to ask something. Why I feel pain in my knees while walking or working after making ejaculation. What is the reason and tip to cure it.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi. I want to ask something. Why I feel pain in my knees while walking or working after making ejaculation. What is t...
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. Your knee pain could be due to certain reasons but common ones are chondromalacia, pain due to knee instability, inflammation etc. If there is no history of any injury, and no s/s of inflammation or infection like swelling, skin redness or local warmth on touching, then I will like to advise you for conservative management initially in form of: - intensive physical therapy with focus on strengthening of quadriceps and stretching of other group of muscles - gentle anti inflammatory medications like tab etoshine or tab paracetamol for 5-7 days usually helps in such cases - adequate calcium and vitamin d supplementation as per requirement - ice packs at home for 3-4 times in a day and see how it goes for around 2 weeks time.
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Dear sir I am Chandra babu I'm not feeling well due to knee pain so please suggest knee treatment thanks do the need full.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Dear sir I am Chandra babu I'm not feeling well due to knee pain so please suggest knee treatment thanks do the need ...
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. This will greatly help. Although some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking.
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I am 20 old girl. I danced before a month after chickenpox. I got knees pain after dance and it not yet went after taking all type of treatment.

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
I am 20 old girl. I danced before a month after chickenpox. I got knees pain after dance and it not yet went after ta...
Hi lybrate-user, post chicken pox effect will take some months to have proper recovery. Before fully recovery you performed dancing so knee pain took place. Though it was degenerative disease weakening your systems, so you are to take some nutrition along with expose to cold. Physical exhaustion and aerobic exercise causes pain. Try to take rest with good diets. Ok.
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Is Homeopathy a Cure for Juvenile Arthritis?

MD - Homeopathy, Masters Degree of Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Mumbai
Is Homeopathy a Cure for Juvenile Arthritis?

Juvenile arthritis also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and is a chronic, systematic and inflammatory disease, which causes damage to joints or damages of connective tissues. Symptoms include fever, rashes and hepato-spleenomegaly. This disease is persistent and  inflammatory in nature and occurs before the age of sixteen. Homeopathy is widely used to cure juvenile arthritis. Here is a list of the best homeopathic medicines used to treat juvenile arthritis along with the symptoms based on which they are prescribed.

  1. Abrotanum: This homeopathic medicine is used when a child is suffering from juvenile arthritis and is unable to move. Symptoms include soreness and paleness and the condition worsens in the morning. Gouts may occur in the wrists or ankles. Inflammatory rheumatism is indicated before the start of swelling. Marasmus of children may occur signified by marked emaciation, especially in the leg. The skin tends to hang loose and gets flabby. Constipation and diarrhea occur.
  2. Aconite: Aconite is a homeopathic remedy, which is used in arthritis where there is tearing pain in the limbs. Violent pulls in the joints and bones are experienced. Contraction of the tendons and feeling stiff in the flexor muscles are other symptoms.  Cramps affect several limbs. Aconite is used in early stages of juvenile arthritis. Atmospheric changes affect the patient, and dark hair, and eyes are developed. The muscle fibres becomes rigid.
  3. Apis: Apis is used in oedematous swellings and synovitis. The knee gets swollen, sensitive, sore and shiny along with stinging pain. The feet also swell and feel extra large. There is a rheumatic pain in the backside and in the limbs. The fingertips and hands become numb, and the patient is tired. Glands are enlarged or indurated.
  4. Arsenicum Album: This homeopathic medicine is used in juvenile arthritis where the patient experiences acute pain in the arms and hands. The pain begins from the elbow and extends to the armpits. There is an acute, pulling and shooting sensation in the  wrists. The fingers swell as well along with pain in the finger bones. Cramps occur in the legs and swelling is felt in the palms at night. The hips experience acute pain as well, which extends to the thighs, groins and ankle bones. 
  5. Belladona: Belladona is used for joint and bone pains.  The pains generally increase at night and during the afternoon. Any kind of movement or touch leads to aggravation in the pain. Palpitations in muscles are caused. Cramps, spasms and movements which are convulsive are indicated.

Homeopathy is an ideal remedy for treatment of juvenile arthritis. Homeopathy being purely natural has no side effects and puts a check on all underlying causes of juvenile arthritis.

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I just fell yesterday from my activa and I got hurt in my leg its paining too much what should I do now?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Show me your digital x rays continue with physiotherapy do hot fomentation. Any way take paracetamol 250mg od & sos caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Is insomnia affecting my health very badly? It's been four months now and I haven't had a good night's sleep. Is it harmful?

PG Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Is insomnia affecting my health very badly?
It's been four months now and I haven't had a good night's sleep. Is it h...
Insomnia may cause complications. There are a few steps to get good sleep. Please follow 1. Have a good shower bath before sleep 2. Listen to soothing music while sleeping. Indian classical raaga malkauns in slow pace is very effective 3. You can also have ayurveda herbs like shankhapushpi, tagara and jatamaansi for better results take care.
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How to reduce joint pain in knee. Wat type of food is helpful in reducing the joint pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
How to reduce joint pain in knee. Wat type of food is helpful in reducing the joint pain.
Hello lybrate-user, knee pain occur after 30-35 are due to degenerative changes in bone. It may be due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. So consult a physio and learn some strengthening exercise and start doing it guided by them. From xray images and symptoms of patient we can come into conclusion either it is due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. So in both the condition knee strengthening exercise plays important role. There are also ultrasound, ift, swd modality available in physio setup to get you releive from pain. So it would be better if you visit a nearby physio and start doing exercise guided by them. There isn't particular food to avoid for knee pain, but if you are overweight then you have to take care of your diet. Because as much your weight increases all weight will transfer to knee so it is better to keep maintain your weight. It is better to take calcium rich food such as milk, paneer, curd etc.
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Hi, I am 38 years old women have Rheumatic arthritis. What is the solution?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Go for absolute fasting or rely on a liquid or semi-solid diet for an entire day, depending on your strength. You can follow this with hot fomentation (application of moist heat). This can be done by soaking cloth in warm water and giving a compress over the affected parts or steam bath or taking a bath with lukewarm water. These are the best methods of digesting ama. follow up after 1 week.
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My mother is 45 yrs old. and she had knees problem. So how to overcome from it?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
My mother is 45 yrs old. and she had knees problem. So how to overcome from it?
Investigations advised - hb, tlc, dlc, esr, sugar f & pp, uric acid, vit d3 urine r/e x ray of the affected part. Anyway you may try- sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful do hot fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment see your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform me.
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