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Dr. Siva Balan

Orthopedist, Chennai

300 - 400 at clinic
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Dr. Siva Balan is one of the best Orthopedists in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can visit her at Prime Care Nursing Home in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Siva Balan on Lybrate.com.

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My mom had dizziness and vomiting but I don't think my mom had symptoms of stroke as diagnosed by our neurologist she doesn't feel drop face. Numbness or tingling or neck pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
My mom had dizziness and vomiting but I don't think my mom had symptoms of stroke as diagnosed by our neurologist she...
1. Get MRI for cervical spine. 2. Start with Physiotherapy treatment. 3. Learn cervical exercises. 4. Don't use Pillow. 5. Take calcium, vitamin D 3 and Methylcobalmine supplement for one month minimum.
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I want to ask question for my wife. She is suffering from GATHIA. She is taking medicine but I want to give her ayurvedic medicine. Please suggest me the right way.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I want to ask question for my wife. She is suffering from GATHIA. She is taking medicine but I want to give her ayurv...
If it has been diagnosed as multiple lipoma in medical terminology than I will suggest you to not do anything till she is asymptomatic
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I'm 32 years old male. I am biking daily 50 km. Last 4 year I have back pain. What can I do.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of affected part.(ls spine) 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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I am suffering from slip disk at lower back. Suggest me the best position to sleep. And also a good position to sit and study.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from slip disk at lower back.
Suggest me the best position to sleep.
And also a good position to sit a...
How do I sit properly Keep your feet on the floor or on a footrest, if they don’t reach the floor. Don’t cross your legs. Your ankles should be in front of your knees. Keep a small gap between the back of your knees and the front of your seat. Your knees should be at or below the level of your hips. Adjust the backrest of your chair to support your low- and mid-back or use a back support. Relax your shoulders and keep your forearms parallel to the ground. Avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time. How do I stand properly? Bear your weight primarily on the balls of your feet. Keep your knees slightly bent. Let your arms hang naturally down the sides of the body. Stand straight and tall with your shoulders pulled backward. Tuck your stomach in. Keep your head level-your earlobes should be in line with your shoulders. Do not push your head forward, backward, or to the side. Shift your weight from your toes to your heels, or one foot to the other, if you have to stand for a long time. What is the proper lying position? Find the mattress that is right for you. While a firm mattress is generally recommended, some people find that softer mattresses reduce their back pain. Your comfort is important. Sleep with a pillow. Special pillows are available to help with postural problems resulting from a poor sleeping position. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. Sleeping on your side or back is more often helpful for back pain. If you sleep on your side, place a pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, keep a pillow under your knees. Can I correct my poor posture? In a word, yes. Remember, however, that long-standing postural problems will typically take longer to address than short-lived ones, as often joints have adapted to your long-standing poor posture. Conscious awareness of your own posture and knowing what posture is correct will help you consciously correct yourself. With much practice, the correct posture for standing, sitting, and lying down will gradually replace your old posture. This, in turn, will help you move toward a better and healthier body position.
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I am 28 year old and suffering from pain in my legs specially ankle region what should I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Take: arnica mnt 200 x1, 5 drps ruta g 200x1, 5 drops rhus tx 200x1" report after a month, avoid sour and cold intake. Tk care.
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I have a desk job for 1 year and I am getting back pain. What is the proper medication for reduce or cure the pain. Can't bear the pain when bend my back.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have a desk job for 1 year and I am getting back pain. What is the proper medication for reduce or cure the pain. C...
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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Joint Pain Due to Hypothyroidism - Know How You Can Manage it!

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Joint Pain Due to Hypothyroidism - Know How You Can Manage it!

The body is controlled by chemicals known as hormones. These are produced in minute quantities by minute organs, but have great control on almost all body functions. There are different hormones, each determining different functions like how tall a person will grow, how strong the bones will be, how well a person can react to stress and the reproductive ages. There is also a master gland called the pituitary which is situated somewhere deep in the brain, which controls all these organs. Small variations in the amount of these chemicals in the body produce significant effect on their respective control organ.

Thyroid is one such major gland, which produces a hormone called thyroxine or T4 as it is commonly called. This controls metabolism and emotional health to a large extent. Reduced amounts of T4 is very common in women, and with altered metabolism, there is increased musculoskeletal pain in various joints.

Here are some of the best ways to reduce Joint Pain from Hypothyroidism:

  1. Step Up to Low-Impact Aerobics: Twenty to 60 minutes of near-daily aerobics — really any exercise that gets your heart pumping — can help speed up your metabolism and counter weight gain, a common hypothyroidism symptom and a contributor to joint pain. But if you have joint or knee pain, choose low-impact aerobics. Swimming is the ideal low-impact aerobic exercise — the water buoys your body and cushions joints.
  2. Strengthen Your Muscles: Strength- or weight-training exercises build muscle mass, which uses more calories than fat even at rest. That promotes weight loss and can ease the strain on your joints. Stronger muscles also directly help protect nearby joints. For example, strengthening exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg lifts develop the muscles that support the knees. Start slow with 15 repetitions of each exercise. Then build up to three sets of 15 reps each.
  3. Get Plenty of Sleep: Sleep is the time for muscles and joints to recover. If you're not sleeping well, you are not recovering as fast as you could be. What's more, when you're sleep deprived, you're likely to crave junk and comfort foods that can contribute to weight gain, which adds stress to your joints and increases joint pain. Aim for seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night.
  4. Stick to a Healthy Diet: Replace the junk food that can lead to weight gain with choices that enhance your health. For example, add fatty fish to your diet. It's a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, known to decrease inflammation, which may be contributing to your muscle and joint pain. Coldwater fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna have some the highest amounts of omega-3s. Also be sure to get lots of fresh fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants, which may counter inflammation, too.
  5. Practice Yoga: Yoga poses are a great way to provide relief for joint pain while also increasing flexibility. For shoulder pain, look for poses that open your chest, like this simple pose: Sit with your feet flat on the floor. As you inhale, stretch your arms over your head. Clasp your hands together over your head and then turn your palms up toward the ceiling. Drop your shoulders and straighten up as if pushing through your head. Hold for 30 seconds. Release your hands, bringing them down behind you. Next, clasp your hands behind your back and lift your arms. Hold for another 30 seconds.
  6. Don't Let Fatigue Win: Fatigue is one of the most common hypothyroidism symptoms. Even though you might feel listless, you'll benefit from exercise because it will rev your metabolism and help you maintain flexibility despite muscle and joint pain. If you're too exhausted to complete a full exercise routine, break it up into several short bouts — even 10 minutes done three times a day will be effective. Also, stretching and relaxation exercises within two hours of bedtime may help you sleep better.
  7. Meditate for Stress Relief: Having a chronic condition such as hypothyroidism can be stressful, and that stress can actually contribute to pain and tension. That's why it's important to find ways to reduce stress, such as the practice of mindfulness meditation. This form of meditation teaches you how to distract yourself from what's bothering you by refocusing your attention, often on your own breathing. 

Thyroid hormones help all your organs work well. They control how your body uses food for energy.

What Do Thyroids Do

Thyroid hormones affect your metabolism rate, which means how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other parts of your body work. If your body works too fast or too slowly, you won’t feel well. For example, if you don’t have enough thyroid hormone, you might feel tired and cold. Or, if you have too much thyroid hormone, you might feel nervous, jumpy, and warm.

What hormones does my thyroid gland produce?

The thyroid gland produces thyroxine (T4), which is a relatively inactive prohormone and lower amounts of the active hormone, triiodothyronine (T3). Collectively, T3 and T4 are referred to as the thyroid hormones. Twenty percent of the body’s triiodothyronine is made by the thyroid gland; the other 80% comes from thyroxine converted by organs such as the liver or kidneys.

The thyroid gland also produces calcitonin from cells called C-cells. Calcitonin is understood to play a role in regulating calcium levels in the body, but its exact function in humans remains unclear. Thyroid hormone is one such chemical which has effect on all organs of the body including the joints. Vague pains may be due to thyroid disorders. They are easy to manage with treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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Hi doctor. I am having sudden headache and the pain is generally on left side of head and the area above the left eye. The pain is not of common kind of pain which I am feeling. It always started from the left side of head and sometime continue to center and then right side of head to ear. Some time pain is so much that I feel drowsy and water in eyes and as I use computer work my eyes get strained within 2 minutes of interval. Now the pain is increased and felling body pain. The sudden pain is near shoulder and stiff neck.please help

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Hi doctor. I am having sudden headache and the pain is generally on left side of head and the area above the left eye...
Hi Surabhi, Seems u r developing Migraine...u need to star some medicines for it....also avoid the following - 1. late night awakenings - proper sleep of 7-8 hrs 2. too much spicy, oily, chilly food 3. over exposure to heat or cold and dust 4. avoid constipation n acidity - keep ur bowel clear although some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking. For that u may consult me privately over Lyberate. Please update with ur valuable feedback.
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What are the precautions to prevent back pain, for ladies age upto 42 yrs, want know the better medicines to loss the back pain?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
What are the precautions to prevent back pain, for ladies age upto 42 yrs, want know the better medicines to loss the...
Don "t lift heavy weights, if you are supposed to take any object from the ground just bend your knees and then pick the object, drink more water, take more iron as well as protein supplements.
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Dear Sir, I have diabetes for the past 12 years goes sup 300 to 400 units/mg and I have diabetes neuropathy, Stiffness in leg and poor blood circulation in both legs and food and leg calf muscles are paining , continuous pain in the brain due to poor blood circulation, it looks like migraine. Please suggest me some good medicine, Can my legs/foot stiffness be removed. Is the any cure for Diabetes and my ailments.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Dear Sir, I have diabetes for the past 12 years goes sup 300 to 400 units/mg and I have diabetes neuropathy, Stiffnes...
First comntrol your diabetes by insulin injections. Only insulin can help. The take tab. Rosuvastatin 10 mg to keep cholesterol below 150 mg tg near 100 mg. Also take tab aspitrin and clopigdegrol and good physiotherapy. For pain take pregabalin. And methylcobalmin. Please discuss on line after paying fees.
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I had fever 4 days back. Had been to a General Physician and they suggested some medicines. I have severe knee joint pain and ankle joint pain from 4 days. I shared the same to the GP and she told it is viral fever. The fever came down after a day itself. However the joint pain is still there. I am a breast feeding mother. Worried - could it be dengue or chikungunya?

MD - Anaesthesiology
Anesthesiologist, Anand
I had fever 4 days back. Had been to a General Physician and they suggested some medicines. I have severe knee joint ...
Lybrate-user ji you are right you have chicken guniya. But do not worry you wil be alright in 2 months. But after you become alright you wil have to reduce your weight. Acording to your height your weight should be less than 67 kg. So reduce it by minimum 11 kg. For that you can join a gym.
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I am a 23 year old male and I am suffering from severe back pain since a long time. I have taken lots of medical treatments but not getting any improvement. Pls help me. All my reports are normal too.

MD - Alternate Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mohali
I am a 23 year old male and I am suffering from severe back pain since a long time. I have taken lots of medical trea...
do kati vasti for your back pain. It is really helpful. mix two churan avipatikar & ajmodadi churan & take it after meals. surely your back pain will go off within a week or two
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Ayurvedic management of Ankylosing Spondylitis

M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurveda believes it as a vitiated vata disease. Aama generated from the stomach blocks the way of vata. Hence vata is accumulated and blocked in specific areas of body and its most favorite sites are the joints of body. The blocked vata creates sharp pain with swelling and inability to move speedily. There are procedures like kizhi, abhyangam, vasti, pizhichhil and may others that help to balance vitiated vata dosha and eradicate the disease permanently. Avoid sour and spicy food like curd, tamarind. Regularize your eating habits. Do not drink water with meals.
Initial treatment requires around 45 - 60 days of panchakarma therapy along with internal medicines and diet, life style modification. After this phase only internal medicines are continued.

If patient can come for the treatment in early stages, even total cure is also possible.

Visit arogyam ayurveda in order to get benefited with the best ankylosing spondylitis treatment through ayurveda. Visit and get one-stop answer to all your health problems.

I am 23 year old and I have a lump in lower back below the waist from almost last 2 year. In starting there was no pain but from last few days I am feeling that the lump is getting increase slowly and sometime felling pain also. Please suggest me what should I do.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of ls. Spine 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. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 1tab od do neck, back & shoulder 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. The lump must be removed & sent for examination.
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I am 29 year old male and I have back pain for last 2 months. I have used pain relief cream for couple of days but haven’t got any relief. What should I do now? please advice me. Thanks in advance.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 29 year old male and I have back pain for last 2 months. I have used pain relief cream for couple of days but ha...
Hello, there are many causes behind backache *any strain or sprain in the muscles or ligaments of the back during lifting of heavy objects is the main cause of the lower back pain. *sitting in the wrong posture for a very long time is another cause. *people suffering from constipation may also suffer from lower back pain. *sometimes sleeping on wrong type of beds can also cause pain in the back. Follow the tips *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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I have severe pain in left side of my neck and right center of my back hips need help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have severe pain in left side of my neck and right center of my back hips need help.
Regular Stretching of Shoulder Muscles. Warm up and cool down is amust. Hot fomentation. Neck Advice Neck Exercises. Neck Stretching. Postural Correction. Shoulder Shrugs frequent Breaks at work Use cervical pillow Use Back Support. Self Massage the back of neck.
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I am having a big tummy tried to start running after this my thies start pain still paining why does this happens.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am  having a big tummy tried to start running after this my thies start pain  still paining why does this  happens.
At present time take muscle relaxant and rest a one day then again start walk and runing but slight process.
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My mother is suffering from joint and muscle pain. what should i do ? please advice

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My mother is suffering from joint and muscle pain. what should i do ? please advice
Hello,take homoeopathic medicines 1.Rhus Tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2.Haemocal (SBL) (3 tabs) twice a day for a week and update.
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He is just 19 and having back pain and how to relief from that back pain he don't do anything then how back pain arises?

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
He is just 19 and having back pain and how to relief from that back pain he don't do anything then how back pain arises?
Nowadays back pain is a very common complaint in young adults. It can be due to various reasons any injury, muscle strain eg-sudden twist while lifting object, bad posture, overuse of muscle or any internal disease like spondylitis, infection etc. Many of the problem occurs for which we are not aware. At the age of 19 you are suffering from pain for which you are not aware so I would recommend you following: precautions: 1. Avoid forward bending, if required then bend your knees first and then bend forward. 2. Avoid weight lifting. 3. Sit in chairs or car seats with proper back support. 4. Try to sleep in a position that helps you maintain the curve in your back like sidelying. 5. Get enough vit d from sun as vit d keep bones strong including spine, 6. Drink plenty of water to enhance the intervertebral disks 7. Avoid standing in the one position for a long time. 8. Try to sleep in a position that helps you maintain the curve in your back. Physio care: I would recommend you for i-care treatment that is especially for back or neck pain. Rest required but it doesn't mean a complete bed rest. Do not over exert your body. Work take rest and then work so that you do not feel tired and started paining. Treatment- 1. Apply ice or heat which ever suits you directly to the area of low back pain will decrease swelling and inflammation, and ease your discomfort. Apply it for 10 to 15 minutes only. 2. Relaxing for 5 minutes after ice or heat treatment. Massage - ask someone to massage your painful area using fingers or thumb. Massage using kneading technique. Slightly press the thumb and start rotating as it helps to induce relaxation, relieve pain, and reduce levels of stress chemicals, such as cortisol and noradrenaline. It will give you pain relief for time being. 3. After massage again relax for 5 min and apply any pain relieving ointment eg - volini or oraflame gel etc. Make sure not to do massage with the gel, it should not penetrate the body. Just a topical application of gel should be done. 4. Again relax your body for 5 minutes and perform some normal back extension and hamstring stretching exercises to get relief from your pain. While performing exercises if pain occurs then would recommend you to stop doing exercise. Massage or slightly rub the painful area and consult your near by physio to diagnose the actual cause of the pain as he/she can guide you proper exercise plan which will be beneficial for you after checking grade of your back pain. If you did not understand or have any doubt regarding the i-care plan, please inform or send me an email at swatisagar121@gmail. Com.
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I am madhusudan I have a problem with legs pain I have used ointment and tablets for it but its not working properly.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am madhusudan I have a problem with legs pain I have used ointment and tablets for it but its not working properly.
For leg pain, please follow the below advise: keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises- quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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