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Dr. Shanmugam

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
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Dr. Shanmugam is one of the best Orthopedists in Teynampet, Chennai. You can visit him/her at ELDAMS ORTHOTIC CENTRE in Teynampet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmugam on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 23 years old male and having cold and cough after every two months and having it right now too. Also a patient of Hypothyroidism with increasing weight and knee pain. What should I do?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I am a 23 years old male and having  cold and cough after every two months and having it right now too. Also a patien...
Cold & cough often means low immunity. Start putting anu tailam 2-2 drops daily on nose. Start taking siva syrup 10 ml bd. This will improve the immune system & you will bot get frequent infections. Take 1 amla everyday.
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I have been operated on for compression on my spine c4, 5, 6 two years back can I do yoga and pranayam for diabetes? especially surya namaskar.

DNB (ENT), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Hi, You can do yoga as long as pain, tingling sensation or loss of sensation does not occur around the neck region. Even if you have the slightest discomfort or pain around the neck then you must stop the movement being performed.
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Its been 3 weeks since my Acl reconstructive surgery using 4strand hamstring graft ,and I still find some laxity in my operated knee ,is it normal ?

DNB (Orthopaedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Dear Rahul, After ACL reconstruction we usually keep patients on physiotherpy for 4-6 weeks, and allow gradual knee bending. So the common complaint is some amount of knee stiffness. You can only assess stability after 6-8 weeks.
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I have a pain in my back so how to know that is that a back problem or kidney problem.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I have a pain in my back so how to know that is that a back problem or kidney problem.
Dear user, first I would like you to go for c. U. E test. If crystals are found then for confirmation you can go for us scanning to know clearly about kidney problem. If its normal then it myst be back pain due to sitting or riding for a long time.
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I am 32 years old now iAM suffering knee pain and swelling last 20 days. I am using some pain killing ointments but no relief. What can I do?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 32 years old now iAM suffering knee pain and swelling last 20 days. I am using some pain killing ointments but n...
Ice pack twice a day for 20 minutes and do rest avoid strain like long standing and apply pain relief ointment. Otherwise physiotherapy treatment best option for you.
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I am a 21 year old guy. My lower back pains at midnight sometimes, I have to take painkiller to sleep again. Being an intern I work in office for 6-7 hours.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am a 21 year old guy. My lower back pains at midnight sometimes, I have to take painkiller to sleep again. Being an...
. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. 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. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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I strained my wrist 3 months ago wince I tried applying idoex, volini,etc however nothing helped I even tried using a hot bag on my wrist still the pain I there, what should I do now?

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
I strained my wrist 3 months ago wince I tried applying idoex, volini,etc however nothing helped I even tried using a...
Do contrast bath therapy Take one bowl of hot water & one bowl of cold water, then immerse your hand upto wrist in hot water for 3min then immediately in cold water for 1min, keep repeating for 20min, twice daily Do active movements of wrist After applying volini wrap crepe bandage
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I am suffering from back and lower abdomen pain for the last one month, doctor suspected appendix but he is unable to give answer for pain at kidney area. KUB / USG done but nothing appear. Now doctor asking me to under go operation of appendix. Kindly suggest that will help me to solve my pain at kidney area.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from back and lower abdomen pain for the last one month, doctor suspected appendix but he is unable to...
If reports are normal then no need operation. It can due to acidity ya weakness of abdominal muscle. Do core strength exercise and hot fomentations. Tk gastric medicine and 14 to 16 glass water per day.
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Hi Dr. I'm 28 years old, 5.7 ft, weighing 65 kgs. I feel sexual urge a lot & get aroused quickly. It makes me masturbate a lot. I have developed ~32 inches of waist. I have noticed a considerable Decrease in my energy levels, Penal size, Girth & worst Hard Erections. Kindly suggest me a solution. Thank you.

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Hi Dr. I'm 28 years old, 5.7 ft, weighing 65 kgs. I feel sexual urge a lot & get aroused quickly. It makes me masturb...
Hi, welcome t 1. Masturbation is normal 2. Nothing to worry about it 3. Masturbation will not lead to decrease in energy size or size of penis or hard erections please be assured don't get misguided by non medical publications, non medical advices hope you found the answer helpful. Best wishes for speedy recovery let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.
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I am suffering from diabetes for past 10 years. Also I have BP and heart disease. Now am admitted in hospital coz my left legs are swollen and some bad bubbles spreading across my legs till thigh. Please suggest or prescribe how can I release from that. Does removing of leg causes me to live longer.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
I am suffering from diabetes for past 10 years. Also I have BP and heart disease.
Now am admitted in hospital coz my ...
From the limited info provided, there seems to be some infection spreading from your leg to your thigh. This is indeed unfortunate. If that is indeed the case, it is quite serious and needs emergency treatment. Whether to "remove" the leg (Surgical amputation) and at what level and when exactly to do it, depends on the treating doctor to decide, based on several factors. However, I must inform you that surgical amputation of a leg is a major surgery as it is irreversible and to be honest, decreases your life span considerably. Hence, a decision needs to be taken after seriously weighing all the options. Ideally, this decision should be taken by a team comprising of your treating physician, surgeon, vascular team, anesthesiologist, rehabilitation team, your family, etc.
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My mom has shoulder neck and back pain from few years but it's getting worst. Now her half right side body is in pain.

Physiotherapist, Delhi
My mom has shoulder neck and back pain from few years but it's getting worst. Now her half right side body is in pain.
Dear please test for it by mri any nerve compression, spondylitis for relief in pain advice physiotherapy manipulation. Heating. Physical exercise. It help to reduce in pain.
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I am a 63 yr old male. My left shoulder pains, not continuosly. Also my left heel pains for few minutes when I wake up in the morning.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am a 63 yr old male. My left shoulder pains, not continuosly. Also my left heel pains for few minutes when I wake u...
Hi I can understand your problem. For pain and swelling apply cold pack for 20 min. Thrice a day for 5 days. There are various reasons for shoulder and heel pain and there are different non surgical treatment options for same in physiotherapy. If pain doesn't go consult me via lybrate to discuss best treatment plan for you. Wishing you a good health.
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How to Prevent Hipbone Fracture in Elders

International Arthroscopy , Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, M Ch. Ortho, Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship Tr.Sports surgery/arthroscopy, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
How to Prevent Hipbone Fracture in Elders

Any mild fracture in the hip can give a tough time to people. A hipbone fracture or broken hip is mostly common in the elderly people, especially in women. Mostly, the reason is underlying thinning of bones. In addition, in any hospital hip fracture is considered to be the most common bone treatment in the orthopaedic department. 
A hipbone fracture can be intracapsular (within the joint capsule), or it can be extracapsular (outside the joint capsule). 

What causes the hipbone fracture?

As discussed before, the leading cause of hipbone fracture is thinning of bones. So if you develop osteoporosis, you end up getting a fracture in your hip, mostly when you fall. Osteoporosis generally means your bone density has decreased, and your bones have become honeycombed. This makes the bone more fragile. 

Generally, if you have a fracture in your hip, then you will feel pain around the injured portion, you will face difficulty in walking or moving. These are the most common symptoms that can be felt during a broken hip. Mostly the intensity of the fracture is determined clinically via different tests like X-ray, MRI, CT scan etc. The treatment may vary and depends upon the intensity of the injury. Now if we talk about the treatment of hipbone fracture, it's mostly surgery. 

Well, it will be smart enough to take prevention regarding the hipbone fracture. There are various kinds of guidelines, which can help elders to prevent a hipbone fracture. 

How to prevent hipbone fracture?

  1. First and foremost, it is advised to adopt a healthy lifestyle in young age in order to build a healthy bone, which decreases the chance of bone fractures in older age. 
  2. Always remember to maintain a healthy bone. 
  3. Calcium and vitamin D both are very important for healthy bones. Health experts advise, when you attain the age of 50 or above, you should daily intake 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day and 600 international units of vitamin D per day. 
  4. Exercise can help you to maintain peak bone density for longer periods, and it also increases the strength of your body and bones. Balance training also plays a pivotal role since it reduces the chance of falling. 
  5. Avoid consuming of tobacco and alcohols as it can reduce bone density. 
  6. Get your eyes checked every year so that you do not face any problem while seeing. This is because poor view increases the chance of falling.
  7. Keep an eye on every medicine you are taking. As dizziness or weakness can be side effects of many medicines, these can lead you to fall often. So it is advised to discuss your medication with doctors. 
  8. As you get older, the chance of high or low blood pressure doubles up. So you should be extra careful while standing up.

If you don't feel steady enough, then to avoid falling, it is safe to use a walker or walking stick in the old age.

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I am a 42 years lady. Since last 3 days I am having severe back pain. In this even I am having pain while doing something even while sleeping also. What to do?

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. This is acute low backache and if your pain is only localized to your back with no other symptoms: then initially I will advise you: - rest for 3-5 days - ice packe at home 3-4 times in a day local analgesic spray (dynapar qps ) for local application - anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant for 5-7 days - to maintain proper posture of your back initially at all times - physical therapy with modalities only, once pain subsides, then gentle back exercises can be initiated. - avoid lifting heavyweight/ acute forward bending in mornings your condition should actually become better if you follow what I have advised in next week to 10 days. In case pain does not improve or increase or there are any other neurological/systemic symptoms which appear, then you may contact me. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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As a women of age older 50 yrs. Do I need to worry about bone health? what care should be taken about bone health after 50 yrs age?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Dear, its but natural with age and around menopause that body becomes vulnerable to wears and tears easily. And so is bone health. Though it's commonly said that calcium supplements are required in this period, it is more important to take care of digestive health. A healthy digestive functioning is crucial for better absorption and assimilation and thereby nourishment. So observe your hunger, thirst, natural urges and support with nutritious but light to digest kind of food regimen, along with healthy lifestyle. Wish you healthy years ahead.
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Can disc stenosis be cured permanently? And can the compressed disc become as it was earlier with Pranayam?

Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational Therapist, Jaipur
It's treatable and relieved from disability or pain with life style changes through Occupational therapy with work site and home modifications.
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I am 63 years old, I am having knee pain in both legs since 2 years please suggest me what I have to do come out of this problem.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. Do knee exercises. It may have to be further investigated rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with a soft bedding on it. Any way take bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Contact me again, if needed.
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I am 38 years old, I am over weight with 15 kg, right now I am 65 kg, can you please suggest any weight reduction medicines, I have ligament tear on my right knee, due to over weight unable to walk.

BAMS, YIC, DEC
Ayurveda,
I am 38 years old, I am over weight with 15 kg, right now I am 65 kg, can you please suggest any weight reduction med...
Hi, as for your problem weight reduction is must, take lemon water with honey daily early morning, start eating healthy food, avoid spicy oily, avoid junk and sweets, non veg, start physical exercise for 45 mins daily. Her exercise is light physical work outs, you can try our medicine s and powder massage are udthvarthan for more details consult me in private questions.
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Neck Swelling - Could Be An ENT Disease!!

DNB (ENT), MBBS, MNAMS - Otorhinolaryngology
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Neck Swelling - Could Be An ENT Disease!!

An abnormal swelling in the neck can be symptom of various problems. While it can be something as non-threatening as a swollen gland due to a cold that can be cured with simple medication, a swollen neck can also turn out to be a cancerous lump in the neck. When faced with an irregular swelling in the neck, it is best to not panic or jump to conclusions until you consult with an Ear-Nose-Throat Specialist. The possible problems that a swelling in the neck can indicate are:

  1. Swelling or enlargement of the salivary glands: The salivary glands may become enlarged due to an infection or due to foreign materials getting stuck in them. While foreign objects or formation of stones in the salivary glands might require surgical removal, they can often be dissolved with medication and other non-invasive treatments. And infection in the salivary glands is often treated with antibiotics or other medication. These treatments can be prescribed and administered by ENT Specialists.
  2. Thyroid disease: The thyroid gland may swell up and cause a swelling of the neck. These are often called goiters in colloquial language and are a result of thyroid diseases such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. They usually require a series of medication and treatment and are not considered an ENT problem despite the swelling of the neck.
  3. Benign cysts: Benign cysts can form in any part of the neck or in the glands, much like it can form in any part of the body. An ENT Specialist can prescribe a surgical removal of the cyst lest it turns cancerous later in life. It should also be removed in case it grows or relocates, going on to cause other problems.
  4. Lumps in the muscles: Lumps in the neck muscles are formed by injury or torticollis. These usually aren’t considered ENT problems and can be treated by general physicians and sometimes chiropractors.
  5. Cancerous cysts or growths: One of the most daunting problems posed by a swelling of the neck is the possibility of cancer. While thyroid cancers as well as cancerous growths in the salivary glands are slow to develop, a swelling in the neck should immediately be investigated by an ENT Specialist in order to rule out all possibilities. 
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I am suffering with knee pain. From last week .due to which I am unable to walk nd stand.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I am suffering with knee pain. From last week .due to which I am unable to walk nd stand.
Take calcium rich diet like milk, curd, fruits etc. Give rest to the affected joint. Massage with warm oil.
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