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Dr. Samuel Gnanam

Orthopedist, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Samuel Gnanam is an experienced Orthopedist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. He is currently practising at St.Paul Orthopaedic & Physiotherapy Care in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Samuel Gnanam on Lybrate.com.

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St.Paul Orthopaedic & Physiotherapy Care

#112A, W-Block, 3rd Avenue, Near Anna Nagar Rountana, Opposite Kandaswamy Naidu College, Anna Nagar. Landmark: Beside Bata showroom, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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#112A, W-Block, 3rd Avenue, Near Anna Nagar Rountana, Opposite Kandaswamy Naidu College, Anna Nagar. Landmark: Beside Bata showroom, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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No-1463, Garden Avenue, Mogappair East. Landmark: Opp. To DAV Girls School, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I am 24 female and m pregnant. I have been suffering a lot since a week and could not have anything as I end up with vomiting. My legs are too weak. and as a whole my whole body is suffering. What to do.

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
I am 24 female and m pregnant. I have been suffering a lot since a week and could not have anything as I end up with ...
These are part and parcel of early pregnancy.Take frequent small feeds.Fluod intake 8-10 glasses in 24 hrs. you can take DOXINATE 10 mg at night in consultation with your doctor
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Good morning sir I am 40 year old have a pain in one knee due to cartilage loss It is because my leg is little bit tilt In daily working I am comfortable But some time it get start paining Can you help me so that it does not get more damage in future.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Good morning sir
I am 40 year old have a pain in one knee due to cartilage loss
It is because my leg is little bit ti...
use knee brace for support . tO STOP further damage Do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min., afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. Start natural calcium supplement. Do regular stretching exercise this will help you to improve joint strenght you can also go for ayurvedic panchakarma therapy for knee joint
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My friend had an accident some years ago. Somehow she felt that she is nt able to stand up. She went fr the treatment. After MRI and XRay. All the reports found to be normal. Bt she still have the pain from the tail bone to the neck regularly. sometimes the pain aggravate so much so that she is nt able to walk properly. Through the reports problem is still nt identified. Wat could be the problem or issue. As there is regular pain to her because of this. please reply.

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
My friend had an accident some years ago. Somehow she felt that she is nt able to stand up. She went fr the treatment...
Hi, So far you are free from deformity as per testing.Try to keep on mild physiotherapy of neck to buttock.Lumbago spinal exercise with support of LS Belt.Take diet and pain killer.You will feel better and free from generalized aggravated pain.Daily habits of your work will lead in to highest success.
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I am suffering from knee nearly 3 years I am using knee regularly but there is no solution for it paining same.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am suffering from knee nearly 3 years I am using knee regularly but there is no solution for it paining same.
first of all you should follow some basic thing 1.avoid=hot and cold at time 2.less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3.dont drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4.avoid late night sleep 5.sinhanad guggul 2 tab before lunch and dinner 6.maharsnadi kadha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner
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Dear sir, I am suffering from Back pain since 1 month I have been to many doctors but found nothing in the xray and medical reports. Please suggest some tips. Doctor said that it is just a muscle pain. I will be eagerly waiting for your reply Thankyou.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear sir,
I am suffering from Back pain since 1 month I have been to many doctors but found nothing in the xray and m...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. *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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Previously for my left disc some extra growth came and it touches to spinal cord because of that I was getting leg and back pain. In 2011 doctor did some operation and removed extra growth after that till last week I haven't faced any problem. But now I am getting pain at operated place and full leg pain and low back ache. My height is 5.7 and weight is 90kgs.

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
Previously for my left disc some extra growth came and it touches to spinal cord because of that I was getting leg an...
Hi lybrate user, first there is no abnormal growth of disc rather compression of disc and waking of posterior annulus causing disc herniation. I believe surgery done was probably laminectomy or micro discectomy. In 60% of patients undergoing open spine surgery gets pain after 2/3 years not because surgery was not done properly but because of manipulation of dural membrane which causes adhesion & then this condition is labelled as failed back surgey syndrome (fbss). Treatment of fbss depends on current symtoms and mri findings. If there is no acute or recurrent herniation then something called adhesinolysis (percutaneous neuroplasty) can be done to break all the adhesions. If there is recurrent herniation then it can be removed by endoscopic spine surgery without manipulating dural membrane, if above mentioned procedures not possible due to severity of degeneration or migration of disc or ligament flavum hypertrophy then spinal cord implant or intrathecal pump can be placed for pain. Hope it helps.
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I am suffering of spondylosis due to that my muscles as well as back shoulders gets freeze due to this I am very uncomfortable, kindly suggest medication or home remedies.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
I am suffering of spondylosis due to that my muscles as well as back shoulders gets freeze due to this I am very unco...
Dear Lybrate user avoid heavy work, stress,long journy, vehicle rides. Massage your body with warm prasarani taila regularly early morning following a hot water bath. Take cap cervilon 1-1-1 for 10 days. Dashamulakatutrayi kashaya 20 ml with equal warm water 3tms for 10 days. Practice upper back muscle strengthening yogasanas. Do pranayama and meditation.
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How Is A Fracture Diagnosed?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement , M.Ch , MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
How Is A Fracture Diagnosed?

A broken bone is medically termed as a fracture.Fractures are linked with age as bones tend to become weak as one ages, so, the chances of a fracture occurring also increases. Fractures are usually classified into four types-
1. Closed fracture - In this type of fracture, the breaking of the bone does not result in an open wound
2. Open fracture- The opposite of closed fracture, the bone breaks through the skin. This may result in infections
3. Non-displaced fracture - in this type of fracture, the bone cracks but is not shifted out of its regular position.
4. Displaced fracture - A displaced fracture occurs when the affected bone is shifted out of its natural position.

Causes
Fractures can be caused by a number of factors, they are
1. Road accidents
2. When someone falls from a height
3. When the bone is directly exposed to a strong blow
4. When the bone is exposed to a repetitive force from activities such as sprinting
5. Osteoporosis, which is a condition where the bones become weak
6. The bones in the body tends to weaken with age, so at this time they become highly susceptible to fractures

Symptoms
1. Swelling in the area accompanied by pain
2. Limited movement of the affected joint
3. Muscle spasms
4. The affected area may also become numb

Diagnosis
The first step to diagnose a fracture is the knowing about the medical history of the patient and conducting a physical exam. The diagnosis is further confirmed by using imaging tests such as -
1. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - In this procedure, images of internal body parts are taken with the help of a magnetic field and pulses of radio energy. MRIs can pick up signs of fractures very quickly, that is within the first week of injury. It is also easier to distinguish fractures from other related injuries in case of MRI.
2. X-rays -X-rays are a procedure that involves sending x-ray particles through an area to detect a fracture. Signs of a fracture may take several weeks to show up in x-rays.
3. Bone scan - In bone scans, some radioactive material is put inside the body through intravenous methods. These material tend to accumulate in the fractured area which then shows up in the images as a bright spot. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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I am suffering little bit pain in my anus when I went to washroom and I notice blood sample in my stool as well. Could you please suggest any prescription for this? And almost two years back I suffered with the same problem and doctor said that it was "Fishers" and I undergone some treatment as well. Is it possible that this will reraise again in future. If yes, please suggest any precautions to avoid this in future.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am suffering little bit pain in my anus when I went to washroom and I notice blood sample in my stool as well.
Coul...
Anal fissure is due to passing of hard stool. You should avoid constipation. You should get your proctoscopy done under local anesthesia to confirm the diagnosis. Meanwhile you can apply Nitroglycerine ointment for local application.
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Hi I am having pain near my shoulder in the left side of chest so is there is something serious.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi I am having pain near my shoulder in the left side of chest so is there is something serious.
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.
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I have shoulder pain for the past six months.Doctor advised me to take blood test.Test result shows vitamin D ,calcium deficiency.He has give three Vitamin D injections,zing call tablet daily one for three months and suggested physio theropy exercise.I am doing the exercise five days in a week.Even then my shoulder pain still persists.Kindly advise.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
There r multiple reasons for shoulder pain could be due to cervical origin or muscular tendinitis or frozen shoulder. My advise is take a cervical spine x ray and start ultrasound therapy and some activity modification. Thanks and regards Dr.Ritesh kharnal B,P,T. M,P,T(orthopedic and sports physiotherapist) Indore
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When I am sleeping and sitting under my chest pain coming tell me why it is coming sir/madam.

BHMS
Homeopath,
When I am sleeping and sitting under my chest pain coming tell me why it is coming sir/madam.
Chest pain have some reason-it may be cardiac that means heart related. It may be bronchial, it may be due to costochondritis, it may be due muscular pain. Soo that has to be ruled out. U should visit your nearby doctor to know the specific cause.
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Hi, I am 25 year old male. I am suffering from pain in shoulders. What is your suggestion?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hi, I am 25 year old male. I am suffering from pain in shoulders. What is your suggestion?
Homoeopathic treatment ferrum phos 6x 4 pills 3 times rhus tox 200 -4 pills 3 times for 8 days and revert back.
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I am 25 year boy I have a neck pain for 6 months and is there any way to stop the pain in the neck. I am unable to do work with this neck pain so help me to solve this.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Take one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food upto a maximum of 3 tablets daily 2. Apply volini gel twice daily 3. Give warm compress locally 4. Take rest if you have recurrent attack of neck pain a) take x ray/mri cervical spine to exclude spondylitis and consult orthopedic specialist b) sometimes it could be due to bad sitting posture while reading or working on computer. Adopt proper sitting posture, put neck rest, use soft pillow while sleeping c) do physio therapy and neck exercise after consulting physiotherapist.
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I have a problem in my right knee. It pains a lot. While walking at stairs, it pains maximum, I am using knee guard, wt should I do? should I go for x ray or check up, & where should I go?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a problem in my right knee. It pains a lot. While walking at stairs, it pains maximum, I am using knee guard, ...
Put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 sec and release repeat 20 time twice a day. Hot fermentation.
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Hello sir, i'm Piyush i'm 19 yrs old and i'm suffering from backache from 3 or 4 years so wht can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir, i'm Piyush i'm 19 yrs old and i'm suffering from backache from 3 or 4 years so wht can I do.
Hello, first of all you should know what is backache and by which factors it caused and aggravated. The usual cause of low back pain is the sedentary lifestyle that we lead these days. There is hardly any movement. We remain seated most of the time and stand for very short periods of time. Unfortunately walking, running and cycling like activities are also not a part of our daily routine. To add to it, our diet consists more and more of junk food. Fresh fruits, vegetables and high fibre foods are consumed less and less. These daily practices lead to obesity. The increased body weight puts lot of pressure on the spine which has to bear all the extra unwanted weight. The back muscles which are already weak due to lack of exercise and wrong posture are unable to cope with this increased load. This causes pain in the back muscles. Management for Low Back Pain:-Along with medicines for relieving pain, one needs to identify the cause and correct it. This may require some medicines or some correction in your posture or reducing weight or improving your lifestyle. At the same time, there is a need to work on the local muscle strengthening. Back muscles need to be strengthened so that they can bear the weight of the upper body. For this exercises of the back muscles are very helpful. Regular walking is also very helpful as it is a wholesome exercise of the body, improves blood circulation and helps lose weight. Most importantly if you are overweight then losing weight is an important part of the whole treatment plan .Long term use of painkillers for low back pain is harmful. Treatment for low back pain:- Homeopathic medicines are very helpful. They not only treat the acute stages but are also for the treatment of back pain but selection of the exact remedy depends upon the individual symptoms of the person.So choose the doctor of your choice, share the complete symptom picture and get the proper treament. In the mean time take Arnica 200, 3 drops in the morning and Rhus tox. 200, 3 drops at night for 7 days. This is common treatment and management for Backache if you have some peculiar symptoms and any test reports then please share it.
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I have Knee Osteoarthritis and have been doing physiotherapy exercises and am also on pain relief medication when I get pain. I walk daily about a kilometer in about 16- 18 minutes in both morning and evening. I have been advised to undergo for total knee replacement surgery which I am prolonging by physiotherapy and pain relief medication since last two years. I was, diagnosed of OA about six years earlier. I would like to know if there is a cure for OA without operation. My age is 73, male with 70 kg weight and 5 ft 8" height. As per my frame I should weigh about 65- 70 kg. Apart form OA I do not have any disease like High BP or Diabetes etc. I am assuming that the advice is free and non binding to me.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones (cartilage) occurs gradually and worsens over time. Joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees or hips is the most common symptom. Osteoarthritis Treatment: Homeopathy helps to slow down the process of joint pain (osteoarthritis) & also gives a long term relief in pain without side effects.
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Two Months Back I had severe pain in back. I had some pain killer and applied moov. Later it radiated to right leg till my little finger of right leg. I went for Orthopedics and after MRI I found there is nerve compression because of L5 S1 disc prolapse. Doctor suggested for operation but my physiotherapy friends suggested me to Go for Traction Therapy of Physiotherapy. Please suggest what should I follow?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Two Months Back I had severe pain in back. I had some pain killer and applied moov. Later it radiated to right leg ti...
Pain is now sacroiliac joint when doctor said take traction then you take traction ok you have to consult with neurosurgeon who do with spine ok consult with him asap my end I can say take warm compress maintain posture no bending try to walk straight use ls spine brace of good quality - tynor / dyna /medi * ok use choamote for potty avoid sit on floor totally do not flex your knee joints do not do puja no weight carry no sex medicine myospaz forte od with ocid 20 x 15 days after dinner nucoxia Mr. od with ocid 20 x 10 days after launch physio take or surgery or take medicine take advice of neurosurgeon ok hope you got my point.
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Pain and weakness in upper arms, thighs,legs went for cbc blood sugar , thyroid all ok but uric acid 8.8 could this be the reason for it?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow In Joint Replacement , Fellow In Arthroscopy
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Pain and weakness in upper arms, thighs,legs went for cbc blood sugar , thyroid all ok but uric acid 8.8 could this b...
Hi good evening lybrate-user, uric acid level 8.8 means you are suffering with a condition called gout. In which there will be lack of some enzymes which prevents the formation of protein end products the unprocessed products will get deposited in your joints and resulting pain, treatment you have to visit your doctor for anti gout medication and monitor your uric acid levels on regular intervals. Prevention by decreasing the intake of high protein diet like red meat, thank you bikram.
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