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Dr. Santosh Jacob

Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. Santosh Jacob Orthopedist, Chennai
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Dr. Santosh Jacob is a renowned Orthopedist in Gopala Puram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Santosh Jacob personally at Life Med Hospitals in Gopala Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santosh Jacob on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from lower left back pain from almost a year. My x ray, sonography, MRI, all are normal. All the doctors whom I consulted are confused. Please help.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from lower left back pain from almost a year. My x ray, sonography, MRI, all are normal. All the docto...
Posture correction must and avoid long sitting toward bending lifting weight. Do hot fermentation and stretching exercise in daily routine. Physiotherapy treatment swd tens and ultrasonic therapy 10 days it will cure you.
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I am 55 years old male suffering from sprain/pain in my calf since almost one year please suggest remedy. My vit b12 is 140 and vit d3 is 20.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 55 years old male suffering from sprain/pain in my calf since almost one year please suggest remedy. My vit b12 ...
Calf cramps are mainly due to calcium deficiency and did u have checked your calcium levels if not go for that and see the values and if there is a deficiency then use calcium supplements or foods rich in calcium like milk and its products, palak and other green leafy vegetables, bananas and white of an egg etc. your cramps will get reduced soon.
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Sir I have very big problem that I am suffering from leg pain for two years. Please help.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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I have very big problem that I am suffering from leg pain for two years. Please help.
What is the severity of pain? is the pain continuous or intermittent? is it pulsating? since pain is a complex phenomenon, there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Apart from pain killers, there is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. A therapeutic diet complemented with few medications for pain management can also work wonders.
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My mom is having knee pain, she say that joints are cached, while walking it hearts.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
My mom is having knee pain, she say that joints are cached, while walking it hearts.
From you mom's condition it feels like she has developed Knee Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can occur at any time of life but the incidence increases with age. It usually affects people over 40 years of age. There is no cure for osteoarthritis but the progression of the disease can be slowed and pain and disability reduced. Treatment options include: Healthy body weight: Maintaining a healthy body weight will reduce stress on the arthritic joints. Nutritional supplements Supplements such as glucosamine have been reported to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and halt, or even reverse. So please try to take this supplement once a day. Exercise Exercise can assist with the maintenance of muscle strength and the mobility of arthritic joints. Activity at a level that does not cause pain is not thought to worsen osteoarthritis. Non weight-bearing exercises such as swimming or aqua jogging in a heated pool may be beneficial. Range-of-motion and stretching exercises will help maintain the maximum possible movement in the joint. Stretching will help maintain or restore flexibility to the joint’s muscles and tendons. You can apply cold or heat several times a day to reduce your knee pain. Just remember to cover the cold pack with a towel and keep your heating pad at a low setting to avoid burning your skin. Whether you use heat or cold, remove it after 20 to 30 minutes. If the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities you should avoid until knee pain and swelling resolve: Squatting Kneeling Twisting and pivoting Consult a Physiotherapist privately to know the details of these exrcises and other management for OA knee. Best wishes.
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My Grandfather is 80 years old. Recently he fell on a Railway platform. As a result his left Femur got fractured, to be precise his left femoral head cracked. Doctors have suggested a surgery for the same. Our concern is that his HbA1c is very low at 11 and his diabetes is under control now (below 100) is there any risk of infection or complications arising due to low HbA1c count and diabetes?

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Indore
Dear lybrate-user, Namaskar, It is prferable to have HbA1C below 6-6.5 for planned surgeries. But now that this is an emergency situation, he can go for the operation with a closed monitoring of Blood sugar post -operatively. Take care.
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My age is 23 years. Height is 6 feet. Weight is 76 kg. I had habit of masturbating 5 times daily since 3 years by rubbing penis against bed for hours. Now all my hairs upto 90% become white .now I am having serious problems like numbness and tingling in whole body. Bones and muscle pain. I already left habit since 1 year ago. But my pain and tingling increasing day by day. I had my vitamin b 12 equals to 185pg/ml. Does it is the cause of all my body problem? Does excessive masturbation reduces vitamin b12?

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
My age is 23 years. Height is 6 feet. Weight is 76 kg. I had habit of masturbating 5 times daily since 3 years by rub...
None of your symptoms is due to masturbation so get this feeling out of your mind. Deficiency of vitamin B 12 is being detected quite commonly these days because its testing was not a routine thing in the past. This deficiency is mainly common in people whose stomach does not secrete enough Intrinsic factor that is required for absorption of dietary B 12 . Greying of hair in young age can be due to vitamin deficiency but it is a common problem in urban population because of bleaching actions of chlirinated water and use of chemicals in shampoos. So stop worrying, eat a healthy diet, replenish your B 12 deficiency by getting a prescription and lead your normal youthful life.
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I have chondromalacia patella, 1 & half years bfr doc hv done arthroscopy, my leg twisted aftr 2 month ,worst pain started again, standing more than 5 min is painful, I can't walk properly nw, during walking m giving pressure on another leg, so another knee also paining nw, bcoz of continuous bed rest from 10 months lower back pain started, doing physio everyday for knee, bcoz of diet my wt is 55 height 5.2,still I hv prob to live normal life.

B.P.T, M.P.T(ORTHO), Certification in Gym Instructor & Prenatal and Post natal
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I have chondromalacia patella, 1 & half years bfr doc hv done arthroscopy, my leg twisted aftr 2 month ,worst pain st...
Dear Lybrate I think so should go fr latest mri knee fr both knees to hv clear picture of injury. U cn get your tests fr vitd ,vitb12, calcium levels ,haemoglobin level, uric acid level. Then consult us again so that we cn give you best treatment guidelines fr fast recovery
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Pain And Tenderness In Bones Of The Hand - Factors That May Cause it!

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS, fellowship in sports injury and arthroscopy surgery and hip and knee replacement
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Pain And Tenderness In Bones Of The Hand - Factors That May Cause it!

There are 27 bones in the human hand. An injury to any one of them or a disease that affects the bones, tendons, muscles or blood vessels in the hand, are the most likely causes for pain in the hand and tenderness.

Some of the most common conditions that cause hand pain are:

  1. De Quervain's Tendinitis: Pain on and around the thumb is the characteristic sign of this condition. This pain may develop gradually or come on suddenly and can travel the length of the thumb and forearm. De Quervain's tendinitis is caused by the swelling of wrist tendons at the base of the thumb. Repetitive actions and overuse are the most common triggers for this condition.

  2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are felt mainly in the thumb, index finger and middle finger. This pain is often worse at night and is caused by the swelling of inflamed tendons at the base of the hand that puts pressure on the median nerve. This syndrome can make it very difficult for a person to grip objects.

  3. Fractures: The fracture can cause extreme pain along with stiffness, swelling and loss of movement. A fracture refers to the breaking of a bone and can be of many types including simple fractures, complex fractures, comminuted fractures and compound fractures. The type of fracture dictates the type of treatment required. Spraining a muscle in the hand is another leading cause of pain in the hands.

  4. Arthritis: This is one of the most common causes of pain in the hand that is related to ageing. Arthritis causes loss of cartilage that makes the movement of one bone against the other extremely painful. It may or may not also be accompanied by swelling. When it comes to the hand, arthritis affects the base of the thumb and middle or top joints of the fingers. Osteoarthritis may also cause bony nodules to be formed on the fingers.

  5. Trigger Finger: This condition is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. This condition locks the fingers or thumb in a bent position. This condition is triggered by the flexor tendons getting irritated. These tendons control the movements of the thumb and fingers. As the tendon is inflamed, the sheath that surrounds the tendons may also thicken and nodules may form of the affected tendons. People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, gout and diabetes are at a high risk of suffering from this condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.
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I have a neck pain in last 2 months I am 34 years old women have if got any relief, what should I do now?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I have a neck pain in last 2 months I am 34 years old women have if got any relief, what should I do now?
Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back. The head is supported by the lower neck and upper back, and it is these areas that commonly cause neck pain. The top three joints in the neck allow for most movement of the neck and head. The lower joints in the neck and those of the upper back create a supportive structure for the head to sit on. If this support system is affected adversely, then the muscles in the area will tighten, leading to neck pain.apply heated salt as massage on the pain area, use hifenac sr tab daily one before sleep for three days , sit in good pasture, avoid seeing tv in sleeping pasture, sleep flat on ground for a week without pillow, it cures ok take care ,
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Pain In Fingers - Can It Be A Sign of Tendinitis?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB - Orthopedics, mch
Orthopedist, Delhi
Pain In Fingers - Can It Be A Sign of Tendinitis?

Tendinitis is a discomfort of the tendon. It results in pain outside the joint. There are many tendons in the body, but this condition is mainly witnessed in wrists, heels, shoulders and elbows. Some frequently used names for different kinds of tendinitis includes pitcher’s shoulder, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, golfer’s elbow and swimmer’s shoulder.

Symptoms of tendinitis:
Symptoms of tendinitis are witnessed at the point of contact between bone and the muscle. Some of the visible signs of tendinitis are tenderness, swelling and a dull ache while moving the affected joint. Even constant pain can be felt in some cases.

What are the causes of tendinitis?
Tendinitis is frequently observed among sportsmen and athletes. If a job involves repetitive motion of a particular joint, the stress on the tendons can result in tendinitis. It is therefore very important for sportsmen to use the right technique in order to refrain from tendon related problems. Sudden accidents can also result in an injury to the tendon.

Risk factor of tendinitis:
Risk factors for this condition include job, occupation, and sports. As a person gets older, tendons tend to lose their flexibility which can lead to an injury of the tendon. If the job of a person involves frequent reaching of the overhead, vibration, repetitive motion and forceful exertion, he might face an injury to the tendon resulting in tendinitis. Last but not the least, tendinitis is very common among players who are involved in sports such as basketball, tennis, golf, baseball, running , cricket and bowling.

What are the complications involved?
Tendinitis can aggravate to tendon rupture of proper treatment is not done on time. Tendon rupture needs a surgical procedure to fix. If tendon pain lasts for few weeks at stretch, there is a good chance that the condition has turned into tendinitis.

Diagnosis:
Diagnosis of tendinitis can be done with the physical exam itself. A doctor might want to look at an X-ray scan to negate other condition that might be causing the pain.

Treatment:
Treatment includes the prescription of pain relievers, such as ibuprofen and aspirin. Tropical creams can also be prescribed to relieve the pain. Doctors often suggest corticosteroids be injected along the tendon in order to relieve tendinitis. If the condition is not very serious, a doctor might suggest specific exercise such as eccentric strengthening to fix the condition.

If the condition is severe, the doctor might want to go for a surgical procedure to fix tendinitis. Especially in conditions where there is a tear in the tendon and the bone. Another invasive technique to treat tendinitis is the focused aspiration of scar tissue. This procedure is performed under anesthesia thereby causing less pain to the patient. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopaedic.

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Hello I am 32 yrs old suffering from right hip from last 5-6yrs. When ever I sit on bike its starts paining and I feel the hip bone is moving away from its original position. I've stop riding bikes from 3 years its very painful. So please tell what is this disease ?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of ls spine & pelvis with both hips. 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. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 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. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Hi I am (38 years) from kolkata. I am having specificity problems in both legs and now progressed to both hands a bit. I shown ninhans(bangalore) than they diagonised a progressive spastic parapledia. Many doctors I have shown and most of doctors telling its heriditary spastic paraplegia as I got spasticity from 19 years onwards. Before that age I didnt had spasticity. Please tell what to do or if its really hsp or any other disease?

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. You are advised to be in touch of a neurophysician and continue treatment under his supervision. Also you would need intensive physical therapy on a daily basis for this as well. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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I am 61 years old having neck pain on left hand side, I am driving 2wheelr and sit in front system for 5hrs.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It could be due to cervical spondylosis this is quite a common condition rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab odx10days do neck & back (spine) exercises use of cervical collar will give you relief. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take 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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What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term For low back pain due to disc problems?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term
For low back pain due to disc problems?
form of regional anaesthesia involving injection of a local anaesthetic into the subarachnoid space, generally through a fine needle
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Hello Doctor, I'm 21 years old. I have cold from yesterday. I took cetrizine so now I feel good. But back pain and chest pain and foot pain. And I feel all body pain. So what is the treatment.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello Doctor,
I'm 21 years old. I have cold from yesterday. I took cetrizine so now I feel good. But back pain and ch...
A good way to diffuse general body pains that are more chronic and recurring in nature is to take a long hot bath in water in which a few cups of Epsom salts have been added. If you suspect your body and pains are due to stress, do your best to get plenty of sleep and try to reduce or eliminate the cause of your stress. Meditation, deep breathing, yoga and simple daydreaming are excellent methods to unwind and sleep better. Aches and pains can also be felt throughout the body as a result of depression. Depression is the feeling of overwhelming sadness or loss of interest in things around you that were once important.
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Sir I am suffering from uric acid problem and due to which face gout at on my thumb foot now I am avoiding protein reach food can you suggest me what can I eat to reduce it and side by side I am a body builder and want to increase my muscles and wait so please guide me.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Sir I am suffering from uric acid problem and due to which face gout at on my thumb foot now I am avoiding protein re...
Uric acid is found in mostly in green leafy vegetables and whole cereals. If you have high uric acid than meet a dietician because uric acid has different diet chart. Totally change in diet so consult a dietician first. After all you can avoid whole cereal, high protein and green leafy vegetables.
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I am having restlessness in legs at night and bit pain too. I suffered fever some 15 -20 days back. Took PCM from my stock of medicines. Fever subsided but weakness n body pain continued. please prescribe what medication should I take.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am having restlessness in legs at night and bit pain too. I suffered fever some 15 -20 days back.
Took PCM from my ...
Sir, Post viral muscle and joint pains, weakness are trouble some. You need good nutritious balanced food. Take plenty of water, vegetables and fruits. Go for short walks in the evening. You can add protein supplements in milk . If the pain, in the legs are not tolerable, Get back to me for further advice. Wish you fast recovery.
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I'm 30 years female and em experiencing back pain and knee pain. I feel ike my bones are fragile to bear pressure. Moreover I have problem in loosing weight. Although my diet is completely under check. Can you suggest any test that I should take to check my calcium level?

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist, Jaipur
I'm 30 years female and em experiencing back pain and knee pain. I feel ike my bones are fragile to bear pressure. Mo...
Hello Samina Multiple joint pain at such young age is a serious problem. We need to assess your exact bone status. For that. Get Serum calcium, phosphorus, serum alkaline phosphatase levels and Vit. D (OH-3) levels. We need to discuss your problem in detail. So, kindly contact me in private consults, so that I can give you prescription also. U will be fine. Thank you.
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I am suffering with a problem my right feet ankle is swelling. So is there any problem? Please guide me.

MBBS, D - Orho
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
I am suffering with a problem my right feet ankle is swelling. So is there any problem? Please guide me.
1st of all you have to take rest. And get years ankle immoblized .and do icepacks on years painfull area.
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I am suffering from ankulosing spondalitis for the last 25 years. Is there a permenant remedy for this?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query. I tell to all my patients with inflammatory spondyloarthropathy to consult a rheumatologist and be in regular touch with him. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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