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Dr. Selvam

Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. Selvam is a trusted Orthopedist in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Pallava Hospital in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selvam on Lybrate.com.

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I hav a leg pain in my left leg ankle which is very painful, I hav this from more than a week what sld I do.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I hav a leg pain in my left leg ankle which is very painful, I hav this from more than a week what sld I do.
Do consult neuro physio and take ift and laser therapy for 12 days followed by streghening exercise.
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I am healthy person but my legs are paining to much when I am running please give me right suggestion to what I do for my problem Give me proper medicine for this My age is just 21 years.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am healthy person but my legs are paining to much when I am running please give me right suggestion to what I do fo...
Hello. Take proper calcium in diet. Take milk and milk products, protein rich diet, nuts, fresh fruits. It will help you. If you want any medicine you can consult me online privately. Good luck.
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My heel is paining too much, I don't wear any heels, is there any remedy available. Please help.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
My heel is paining too much, I don't wear any heels, is there any remedy available. Please help.
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic calc flour 200x 4 tab thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days.
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There is lot of pain in back side of leg and upper thigh. It increases too much during 1st two days of period along with back pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
There is lot of pain in back side of leg and upper thigh. It increases too much during 1st two days of period along w...
Hot fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction. Sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily bhujang asana x 15 timesx twice daily core strengthening exercises. Back stretching. Quadratus lumborum stretching piriformis muscle stretching do cross over.
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Hi I'm 24 year old. Being young I should not feel exhausted but I feel pain in my thighs when I walk 500 meter. Kindly give me some suggestions to get rid of this problem.

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Hi I'm 24 year old. Being young I should not feel exhausted but I feel pain in my thighs when I walk 500 meter. Kindl...
Dear lybrate-user you have a problem but no diagnosis. So you need detailed evaluation and imaging to come to a diagnosis. May be you have a hip or spine problem and see an orthopedic surgeon near you and once a diagnosis is made we can help you
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Dear Doctor, My wife has fell down on stair steps and she is feeling pain at left leg knee and right hand elbow. Little swelling was also there. This happen 2 days back and now she is suffering with fever and body pains. She is a diabetic patient. Kindly suggest.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Dear Doctor, My wife has fell down on stair steps and she is feeling pain at left leg knee and right hand elbow. Litt...
I have pain in my left side leg. This should be due to the sciatic nerve compression in the right side probably close to your L5 Vertebrae. It can also be due to the strain on the left leg, try wearing MCR chappals which would help you to get relieved from pain. Wear elbow brace which will make her to feel warm and that will make the joints become firm. Hot water fermentation will help.
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I am looking for an advice from an Orthopaedic about ankle pain that I have developed in the last one month. I have severe pain as soon as I wake up from bed and it subsidies after I walk for a while. The same thing happens after I sit down for a while and get up. Please advice on the causes and treatment for the same. Some friends suggested me to change shoes and wear insole. I am not sure if thats the right thing to do.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am looking for an advice from an Orthopaedic about ankle pain that I have developed in the last one month. I have s...
If you could provide with more details of exact area of pain it would have been better. But never the less it could be plantar fascitis or heel spur or any tendon around ankle that is inflammed. 1. Wear soft footwear throughout the day 2. You can also wear heel cups if heel is paining 3. Get assessed by a physiotherapist for footwear modification 4. Contrast treatment* alternately dip your feet in hot and cold water for 2 mins each. Totaly 12 to 15 mins.
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I am feeling pain in thigh always there is muscle pain in my thigh from 2 month sometimes it is too much more sometimes less taken vit d capsule from 1 month total 4 capsule I taken but not any relief wht to do now is it due to masturbation becoz I masturbate daily I also feel weakness in my whole body.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am feeling pain in thigh always there is muscle pain in my thigh from 2 month sometimes it is too much more sometim...
stop masturbation, it is not good. take kali phos 6X and mag phos 6x four tablet each with like warm water thrice daily for 15 days and revert back,kindly revert after taking medicine
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OSTEOPOROSIS : PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

Fellowship In Arthroplasty and Arthroscopy, MS Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon

Case 1 : A 65yr old women develops severe pain in the lower back while trying to lift her grandson from the floor. She was then rushed to the hospital and on investigating was found to have osteoporotic collapse of lumbar vetrebrae.

Case 2 : A 72 yr old female sustained a small twisting jerk while walking over the uneven surface and developed sharp pain in the hip region followed by difficulty in walking and when examined was found to have fracture in the hip.

These cases are just to exemplify that Osteoporosis may not cause any apparent symptoms. Patients may not know they have osteoporosis until they break (fracture) a bone.

Osteoporosis is defined as a systemic skeletal disease characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. Although the diagnosis of the disease relies on the quantitative assessment of bone mineral density, which is a major determinant of bone strength, the clinical significance of osteoporosis lies in the fractures that arise.

Common sites for osteoporotic fracture are the spine, hip, distal forearm and proximal humerus. The remaining lifetime probability in women, at menopause, of a fracture at any one of these sites exceeds that of breast cancer.

Osteoporotic fractures are a major cause of morbidity in the population. Hip fractures cause acute pain and loss of function, and nearly always lead to hospitalisation. Recovery is slow, and rehabilitation is often incomplete, with many patients permanently institutionalised in nursing homes. Vertebral fractures may cause acute pain and loss of function but may also occur without serious symptoms. Vertebral fractures often recur, however, and the consequent disability increases with the number of fractures. Distal radial fractures also lead to acute pain and loss of function, but functional recovery is usually good or excellent.

A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) scan can be used as a screening test for osteopenia (bone loss that precedes osteoporosis). This test measures bone density in the hip, wrist and spine and is more precise than an X-ray.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends the following groups of people should have Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) scans to screen for osteoporosis:

All women age 65 and older

All postmenopausal women under age 65 who have risk factors for osteoporosis

Postmenopausal women with fractures

Women with a medical condition associated with osteoporosis

How Is Osteoporosis Treated and Prevented?

There is no current cure for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis treatment involves stopping further bone loss, and strengthening bones that show signs of weakness. Prevention of osteoporosis is key.

Prevention and Treatment:

1. Exercise : Exercise is important in helping improve muscle strength and balance. Consult your doctor for the type and duration of exercise that is right for you

It is also important to consider other medical problems that may also be present (heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure) before starting any exercise program.

2. Quit Smoking and Curtail Alcohol

3. Calcium Supplements

4. Calcium-Fortified Foods

5. Vitamin D


Treatment: Medications

There are several types of medications used to treat osteoporosis.

Antiresorptive drugs

Menopausal estrogen hormone therapy.

Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs).

Anabolic drugs: these are the only drugs that actually build bone mass. Teriparatide, a form of parathyroid hormone, is one example of this type of drug

Head and limbs pain me so much pain that I do and sometimes the whole body is rigid, so all told me that treatment should be erased.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Head and limbs pain me so much pain that I do and sometimes the whole body is rigid, so all told me that treatment sh...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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I have a guot on my right jaw. When biopsy done on that part, result small composition of fatty tissue. Please advice me what should I do to remove or dissolve this without operating 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 advise you to contact a plastic surgeon or a maxillo facial surgeon for an opinion on evaluation and further management. 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'm a basketball player The court I used to play was very slippery Know I'm having pain in right leg knee.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm a basketball player The court I used to play was very slippery Know I'm having pain in right leg knee.
Hello, did you felt on that slippery court, is there any history of injury to your knee? Please take Arnica 30 CH , 3 drops twice daily. Five phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Apply Topi Arnica on the painful knee. revert me after 7 days.
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Hi I am a computer engineer and am having pain in my left shoulder causing me to stay up in the night sometimes. What should I do?

DNB, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
If pain is associated with stiffness, it could be frozen shoulder. Get your vitamin d, uric acid and blood sugar fasting and pp along with thyroid profile done fasting. Revert with reports.
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Hai Sir/Madam my wife is 7 months pregnant now at the time of sleeping she is getting back pain what may be reason? Whether it is normal or not?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hai Sir/Madam my wife is 7 months pregnant now at the time of sleeping she is getting back pain what may be reason? W...
Back pain can be bcz of posture, or due to weight of the baby, ask her to sleep on her sides, should get relief or else get back to us for further advice on this. Its normal to have back pain at this stage so do not worry.
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I have a nack pain last two years. In back side. Please tell me what can I do. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I have a nack pain last two years. In back side.
Please tell me what can I do. Please help.
Joint & back pain 1) do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min. Afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) start natural calcium supplement. 3) do regular stretching exercise 4) in yoga do bhujangasan, halasan & suryanamaskar. Life-style correction 1) correct your sitting posture. 2) take small pillow or back rest for lower back. 3) foot should rest to floor easily. 4) take small break after 1 hr & walk few steps. 5) do neck & upper back extension, give feedback after 4 days.
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Gout - How Ayurveda Helps To Treat It?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Yog and Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Gout - How Ayurveda Helps To Treat It?

Gout is a type of arthritis, which can affect your joints, though usually, it causes maximum harm to your big toe. Symptoms that you are having a bout of gout include having a stiffness and swelling of the joint in question. The pain is very sudden and also causes a burning sensation. Gout is basically a recurrent type of inflammatory arthritis. However, the pain associated with gout can be remedied by Ayurveda.

Here are some of the best Ayurvedic remedies which can be used:

  1. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu: Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu is the most common and most widely recommended treatment for gout. However, it needs to be taken on an empty stomach. It is also worth note that it works best when teaspoons of it are taken two times a day with warm milk.
  2. Kaishore Guggulu: Kaishore guggulu is a type of medicine, which should be accompanying Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu. It Is usually administered after some initial relief is felt from Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu. Its best to consume this medicine in tablet form thrice a day.
  3. Shallaki: This Ayurvedic remedy is great for decreasing the pain in the joints affected. It also decreases the swelling in those joints, which have been affected by the bout of gout. Shallaki is also crucial in making sure that cartilage forms and that the blood supply to the joint which is affected by gout is still stable.
  4. Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is medically known as Withania Somnifera. In the West, Ashwagandha is popularly known as Winter Cherry. Also, it has a lot of therapeutic properties, which include reducing joint pains and also inflammation of muscles. This herb can also work wonders on your blood circulation.
  5. Pinda Taila: This is a type of oil which needs to be applied externally. Pinda Taila is a very rare class of medicines which treats gout externally. Pinda Taila or Guduchyadi Taila is administered by rubbing it on the body part affected. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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I am 32 years old male, I am suffering from back ache for last 2 years and now for the past few months I have lost weight considerably and my chest and ribs are considerably decreasing in size . What should I do to recover my weight and chest size.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
I am 32 years old male, I am suffering from back ache for last 2 years and now for the past few months I have lost we...
u need some breathing exercises . straight ur both hand with elbow straight then grip ur finger together then lift ur hand up with take deep breathing in. hold for Two second then down ur hand with breath out. do 15 of three sets.
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Arthritis - 5 Easy Ways You Can Ease Your Suffering

MBBS, D (ORTHO), DNB (Orthopedics), MCH (Orthopedic), Spine Fellowship DePUY, Medtronics Spine Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Arthritis - 5 Easy Ways You Can Ease Your Suffering

Arthritis is a common musculoskeletal condition that affects elderly men and women. Joint pain, stiffness and inflammation are the most common symptoms of this condition. This pain can get so bad as to affect your movement and leave you unable to do simple things like walking up stairs or even simply turning a doorknob.

Arthritis cannot be reversed but with medication and a few lifestyle changes, your quality of life can be improved.

  1. Exercise and weight loss: Though it is difficult to do, losing weight can help relieve the pain of arthritis. This takes the pressure off your joints and increases the range of possible motions. Though exercising may be the last thing you want to do, it can help increase your flexibility and help strengthen your muscles. Aerobics, stretching and strength training are ideal for arthritic patients.
  2. Assistive devices: Arthritis can make a person knock kneed or bow legged. Wearing unloading braces, shoe inserts or walking with a cane or shoe inserts can help redistribute your weight and take the pressure of your joints. It can also help relieve pain and prevent arthritis from worsening.
  3. Eating right: Some types of food can worsen arthritic symptoms. This includes processed foods like white flour and sugar, yeast, chemical additives, gluten, hydrogenated and trans fats, milk products, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. Hence, avoid consuming these foods and instead have a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grain. You could also try alkaline foods like green leafy vegetables, wheatgrass and aloe vera.
  4. Massage therapy: A massage not only de-stresses the body, but can also relieve muscle and joint pain by improving blood circulation. Massages also help break up muscular waste deposits and increase the amount of oxygen circulated in the body. This helps transport nutrients to tissues and carries toxins away. Ideally, an arthritic patient should have a massage 2-3 times a week in the beginning and at least twice a month once the condition has stabilised.
  5. Supplements: Along with eating healthy, including a few supplements in your daily diet can also help alleviate arthritic symptoms. When it comes to rheumatic arthritis; the anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin C help fight arthritis by promoting bone and cartilage growth and reducing infection. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce inflammation, Vitamin D is another supplement that helps relieve arthritic pain by helping the bones absorb calcium faster and preventing further loss of cartilage. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a rheumatologist.
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My age is 66, and i'm male and months before I had high thyroid and uric acid and for that I was having joint and also bones pain. After consulting many doctors, taking medicines and controlling diets, both thyroid and uric acid levels have gone down below the normal. But the extreme body and joint pains now gone higher and now it's so much that I barely get sleep at night. I've also consulted a srps orthopaedic surgeon but of no use. Please I need some help!

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Thyroid gland affects nearly every organ in the body. Many nutritional factors play a role in optimizing thyroid function. However, both nutrient deficiencies and excesses can trigger or exacerbate symptoms. Working in collaboration with a both a physician and a registered dietitian is essential to determine nutritional status for optimal thyroid health. Improper thyroid function causes undesired weight changes, significant cardiovascular risks, and symptoms such as fatigue, mood changes, and gastrointestinal upset, which can hinder the development of healthful behaviors. I focus on setting realistic goals for healthy changes and regular exercise when counseling clients. There many potential nutrient deficiencies and interactions with medications and supplements. Hence diligent care is to be taken while designing a holistic treatment plan. I being a both a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. Do reply back for private consultation.
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I am facing severe pain in my ribs from long time but when I got my scanning reports doctor said that nothing could I please know what is problem.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly get x rays of your spine take bed rest. Fortunately, it appears that you have no neurological deficit. Any way take paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5daysshow me x rays of your back & knee you will need other supportive medicines also. Contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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