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Dr. Shanmuk Sundaram

MBBS

Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. Shanmuk Sundaram is a renowned Orthopedist in Mylapore, Chennai. He is a qualified MBBS . He is currently practising at Devaki Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmuk Sundaram on Lybrate.com.

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I have been suffered from feet pain. What should I do to get relief from this pain?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have been suffered from feet pain. What should I do to get relief from this pain?
The most common foot complaint is plantar fasciitis. At the first sign of soreness, massage (roll a golf ball under your foot) and apply ice (roll a frozen bottle of water under your foot). Give your feet a rest. Cut back on activities that make your foot hurt. Try not to walk or run on hard surfaces. Do toe stretches, calf stretches, and towel stretches several times a day, especially when you first get up in the morning. (For towel stretches, you pull on both ends of a rolled towel that you place under the ball of your foot.) Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Or try heel cups or shoe inserts . Use them in both shoes, even if only one foot hurts.
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I am 27 years old and my legs get itchy and swollen and big bumps appear on my whole body. I identify it when my motion is not free. And when I take laxatives and I get free motion my swollen legs and bumps disappear can you please help with it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 27 years old and my legs get itchy and swollen and big bumps appear on my whole body. I identify it when my moti...
You may be having urticaria and is due to some allergy. It may not be related with constipation. It could be due to laxatives or some other medicines which you use for constipation. Consult skin specialist for advice. For constipation 1. Eat high fibre diet like fruits, vegetables, beans, broccoli, cabbage, boiled/sprouted moong dal, whole grain bread, brown rice, cereals, pasta, multi grain chapatti, oats,, fruits 2. Avoid foods which are high in fat. Choose lean meats like fish, chicken. 3. Eat on schedule 4. Drink plenty of water, 8-10 glasses daily, avoid alcohol/caffeine 5. Take regular physical exercise 6. Stick to a regular timing for going to toilet. 7. Take 2 tsf of softovac sf/naturolax powder with warm water at bed time or syrup duphalac 15 ml twice daily for few days 8. If you have chronic constipation, you may have to do colonoscopic examination after consulting gastroenterologist.
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I am 80 year old male and get pain in my legs hamstring. What should I do? I have no diabetes. Borderline bp thanks.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
I am 80 year old male and get pain in my legs hamstring.
What should I do? I have no diabetes. Borderline bp
thanks.
Identify the midpoint between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. 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. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. Give pressure the dipping point on the portion between the thumb and the index finger on the back of the palm. Press and release for 15 times where the pain is more. This will solve the problem.
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Sir I have a low back pain when I am setting then when I am standing I can feel pain very badly.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Sir I have a low back pain when I am setting then when I am standing I can feel pain very badly.
Dear lybrate-user the low back pain has multiple reasons. If it's too severe and been there for considerable period of time you should consult an orthopaedic surgeon for proper diagnosis. As far as treatment is concerned homeopathy should be chosen as first line treatment as it has nil side effects. Till then you can try taking Kali Carb 30 homeopathic medicine.
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Hello sir, I am 25 years old man and My right leg is paining and I am not able to walk properly. So please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hello sir, I am 25 years old man and My right leg is paining and I am not able to walk properly. So please help me.
Homoeopathic treatment- mag phos 6x -4 pills 3 times calcivita syrup 2 spoonful 3 time. For 8 days and revert back.
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I have sudden pain at the back of the neck. I consult a doctor but I have no improvement. What can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have sudden pain at the back of the neck. I consult a doctor but I have no improvement. What can I do.
Hello, take rhus tox 30, 3 drops twice daily and arnica 30, 3 drops once daily. Alpha mp, 15 drops with water twice daily and revert after 7 days.
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I have pain in my back I take many pain killers apply many tubes but I don't benefit from them what shall I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have pain in my back I take many pain killers apply many tubes but I don't benefit from them what shall I do.
Homoeopathic medicine---------------- spondyaid (bakson) drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily------------- magnesia phos 6x (dr reckeweg) chew 4 tab every 2-3 hrly depending on pain daily------------- drink 2 glass milk and an egg daily----------------- report after 15 days---------------------------
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Sir my name is abid and I am suffering from the pain in my leg I am not able to walk 100 meters at a time. When I walk continuously I am not able to walk for 15 minutes at a time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir my name is abid and I am suffering from the pain in my leg I am not able to walk 100 meters at a time. When I wal...
Hi. Is there any history of injury or hurt to the area? any underlying medical condition? the pain in legs can be because of - muscle cramps (due to tiredness or dehydration), shin splints (doing activity over and over on hard surfaces can bring this on. You may also be more likely to get shin splints if you have flat feet or your feet turn outward. Rest your legs to feel better. Ice helps), tendinitis (you can get it from overworking the calf muscle or climbing the stairs, apply ice to get some relief), sprains (do rest, ice, compression & elevation). Other causes are varicose veins, arterial disease, sciatica, diabetic neuropathy. Medication: meantime, take homoeopathic medicines - arnica 200 and rhus tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply schwabe's topi-arnica and topi mp gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. And wrap crepe bandage over it. Get back to me thereafter.
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I have 4 months baby. I m breastfeeding my baby. As someone told me that the breastfeeding mother shouldn't sleep on her back as the milk should go back and there will be no milk for breastfeed. Is it truth?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Faridabad
I have 4 months baby. I m breastfeeding my baby. As someone told me that the breastfeeding mother shouldn't sleep on ...
Conditional, breastfeeding mothers need to change positions while they are not feeding. They can sleep according to their comfort. However, when they are feeding then they need to lay side se side position some mothers, particularly larger breasted women, find they will need to roll themselves and their baby over to their other side to feed from the second breast, whilst others will find that once they have fed from the lower breast they can just lean forward and feed from the top breast without changing sides. If you do choose the second alternative you will need to make sure that the lower breast is well drained before switching to the upper breast so that blockages in the milk ducts to not occur.
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I feel pain in a point of my left hand elbow, when I use my elbow during wake up from bed.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
I feel pain in a point of my left hand elbow, when I use my elbow during wake up from bed.
Apply ice pack Do general elbow movements Avoid twisting movements Avoid doing heavy work Apply pain relieving gel twice a day
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Sir I have pain back problem few time. I used many medicine but not fit to my disease.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Sir I have pain back problem few time. I used many medicine but not fit to my disease.
this back pain is due to no back exercise.... due to this muscle get stiff .... when suddenly you get move fast that time this stiff muscle get break and pain start..... in ayurved there is mentioned one procedure KATI BASTI ....DO THIS FOR FIVE DAYS WITH MEDICATED OIL if you want to do it you should do it under doctor observation .... so consult ayurvedic doctor near you ... you will definitely get good result ..
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I am 42 year old man, weighing 96 kg and my height is 5.10 feet. I feel pain in my knees sometimes as when I go to washroom or when I sit. I've no sugar problem but my bp is on higher side. What should I do?

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
Test your thyroid if you don't have than you start madonil tab 2 in mor 2 in noon and 2 in night. Morning tab take at 6 or 7'o clock after half an hour take your breakfast and tea. For month and feedback to me.
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Am 22 years old I have a back pain when am get stress is it possible to avoid that.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Am 22 years old I have a back pain when am get stress is it possible to avoid that.
Any muscle or group of muscles are susceptible to anxiety and stress caused tension and pain. Once the muscles are strained, they can spasm and'lock up, which can cause even greater pain and immobility, such as that commonly associated with chronic back pain. The long-term solution to anxiety and stress caused chronic back pain is reducing your anxiety and your body’s stress sufficiently so that your body stops exhibiting chronic back pain symptoms. Some short-term remedies that might also help alleviate chronic back pain: Anything that reduces your body’s stress can help, such as deep relaxation, rest, and getting good sleep. Regular light to moderate exercise can also help loosen tight muscles, such as those responsible for chronic back pain. Heat (heat causes tight muscles to loosen). Having a warm bath. Have a massage. Vibrator on the back (vibration can help loosen tight muscles and stop muscle spasms). Avoiding stimulants (stimulants stress the body). Muscle relaxants. Gentle/mild stretching. Slowing down a hectic schedule or lifestyle. Taking some time off so that your body can reduce its stress. And so on. Again, anything that can help reduce the body’s stress and relax muscles, can help alleviate chronic back pain.
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I am suffering from legs pain from last 15 days. Which vitamin supplements should I take.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from legs pain from last 15 days. Which vitamin supplements should I take.
For leg pain, please follow the below advise: keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises-
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I am suffering with back pain from long time. I have been done of MRI my L5 S1area. In MRI report came my spine disc L3 L4, L4 L5, L5 S2 dehydration. I have been consult my doctor with MRI report they suggest to me for regularly exercise of some special type of exercise step and giving one injection in my spine. I don't know name of the injection but I am feeling well with that injection for some time. Now again slowly start same problem. So I want needful solution of my problem. Doctor told to me avoiding some type of work that also following. Thanks.

M.D.(HOMOEOPATHY), C.S.D.(MUMBAI), BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I am suffering with back pain from long time. I have been done of MRI my L5 S1area. In MRI report came my spine disc ...
Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs camera.gif as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones (vertebrae) that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back (lumbar region) and the neck (cervical region). The changes in the discs can result in back or neck pain and/or: Osteoarthritis, the breakdown of the tissue (cartilage) that protects and cushions joints. Herniated disc, an abnormal bulge or breaking open of a spinal disc. Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal canal camera.gif, the open space in the spine that holds the spinal cord camera.gif. These conditions may put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, leading to pain and possibly affecting nerve function. What causes degenerative disc disease? As we age, our spinal discs break down, or degenerate, which may result in degenerative disc disease in some people. These age-related changes include: The loss of fluid in your discs. This reduces the ability of the discs to act as shock absorbers and makes them less flexible. Loss of fluid also makes the disc thinner and narrows the distance between the vertebrae. Tiny tears or cracks in the outer layer (annulus or capsule) of the disc. The jellylike material inside the disc (nucleus) may be forced out through the tears or cracks in the capsule, which causes the disc to bulge, break open (rupture), or break into fragments. These changes are more likely to occur in people who smoke cigarettes and those who do heavy physical work (such as repeated heavy lifting). People who are obese are also more likely to have symptoms of degenerative disc disease. A sudden (acute) injury leading to a herniated disc (such as a fall) may also begin the degeneration process. As the space between the vertebrae gets smaller, there is less padding between them, and the spine becomes less stable. The body reacts to this by constructing bony growths called bone spurs (osteophytes). Bone spurs can put pressure on the spinal nerve roots or spinal cord, resulting in pain and affecting nerve function. To relieve pain, put ice or heat (whichever feels better) on the affected area and use acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Your doctor can prescribe stronger medicines if needed. If you develop health problems such as osteoarthritis, a herniated disc, or spinal stenosis, you may need other treatments. These include physical therapy and exercises for strengthening and stretching the back. In some cases, surgery may be recommended. Surgery usually involves removing the damaged disc. In some cases, the bone is then permanently joined (fused) to protect the spinal cord. In rare cases, an artificial disc may be used to replace the disc that is removed. ONLY PERMANENT TREATMENT AVAILABLE TILL DATE IS HOMOEOPATHY. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The medicines given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. The symptoms listed against each medicine may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy. To study any of the following remedies in more detail, please visit our Materia Medica section. None of these medicines should be taken without professional advice.
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Back Pain - Identifying The Underlying Factors!

MCh - Neurosurgery , MS - Orthopaedics
Neurosurgeon, Bangalore
Back Pain - Identifying The Underlying Factors!

Gone are the days when back pain affected a person only in their old age. Nowadays, almost every second person suffers from some kind of a backache. From sedentary lifestyle to certain diseases and ailments, the back pain can result from the amalgamation of various factors, making the condition painful (mild to chronic) and uncomfortable to the hilt. In this article, we will mainly stress upon the factors responsible for a back pain.

Underlying factors that often triggers a back pain

More than often, prolonged and chronic back pain interferes with the daily activities of a person, thereby jeopardizing their lives. For a proper treatment and management, one should first identify the factors responsible for the back pain. Some of the common and critical triggers include

Medical conditions:

  • SciaticaSciatica is a neurological disorder whereby an inflammation or injury of the sciatic nerve (considered the largest nerve in the body) triggers numbness and a shooting pain that moves downwards, often from the lower back (the lumbar region) through the buttocks and hips into the back of one leg. Sometimes, a person may experience a pain down both the legs.
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine: This is a painful degenerative disorder of the spine that mainly affects the neck and the lower back. Here, the cartilage of the discs and joints (lower back and neck) are damaged causing pain and weakness. In some people, the pain is so severe that it limits their motion to a great extent.
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis: Stenosis of the lumbar spine results in severe back pain, especially in the lower half (lumbar area), triggered by narrowing down of the spinal canal.
  • Osteoporosis of the spine: This is a bone disorder where the bones become so porous, thin and weak that they start to crack and break (including those of the spine), a condition known as vertebral compression fractures. These fractures are a common cause of weakness and back pain.
  • Shingles: This is a viral infection (varicella-zoster virus) characterized by the appearance of a rash which is often painful. Shingles can occur in any part of the body including the spine. The viral infection in the spine is what triggers the back pain.
  • Spinal Cancer, muscle spasm or ligament tear and strain on the back can give rise to back pain.
  • Back pain can also be an outcome of rupture or disorder of the discs that act as a defensive shield between the spinal vertebrae.

Lifestyle practices:

  1. Leading a sedentary life can be dangerous, often causing back pain.
  2. People who are overweight or obese (especially the lower half) are known to suffer from a back pain.
  3. In many people, rigorous exercise and physical activities can be a major contributing factor, triggering a back pain.
  4. Women who wear high heels are more susceptible to developing a back pain.
  5. In addition to these, bad posture, stress, a poor quality mattress can equally contribute to back pain.
  6. Do not neglect the condition if the pain persists for more than a week. Get medical assistance to avoid further deterioration and complication. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

I fall down from the two wheeler three weeks back and my right hand ankle is paining. There is no swelling and no unbearable pain. But a slight pain is there and while lifting some thing like office files etc, i feel the pain and could not life the things so easy as earlier. Please give me some suggestion.

MBBS, MS Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics), Dip SICOT (Belgium), FISOC (USA), MNAMS (Ortho), FASM (Singapore)
Orthopedist, Chennai
You could have sprained a ligament in your wrist. Try using a wrist splint for 2 weeks. If the condition does not improve consult your orthopedic.
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Sudden pain at lower pack till hip. She can not getup or stand. Very much pain. It happened suddenly.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Sudden pain at lower pack till hip. She can not getup or stand. Very much pain. It happened suddenly.
Hi Lybrate User... This pain is called sciatica pain. No need to worry. It will get OK.... Try doing some back stretching and strengthening exercises..... 1. Lie down face down and lift left leg and then right leg..... 2..Same position, lift both legs together for 5 seconds and drop.... 3. Lift left leg and right hand and then the opposit..... Basically if you practice back exercises regularly this pain will go. This is not a long term pain.
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I am a 53 years old lady taking medicine for hypothyroid. Before 7 months back have trigger thumb and take injection for it and fully cured. Now before 8 days again I have trigger thumb on the same thumb and doctor give me injection. Is it safe to take steroid injections, and what should be the time interval between two? have not been cured after 4 days, how many days it will take? can I take one more dose if it will not cure in 1 dose. I am also suffering from joint pain in all joints in my body.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a 53 years old lady taking medicine for hypothyroid. Before 7 months back have trigger thumb and take injection ...
do not take injection of steroid for thyroid. Go for walk daily . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help,
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