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Dr. Usha Raghuraman

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)

Occupational Therapist, Chennai

15 Years Experience
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Usha Raghuraman is an experienced Occupational Therapist in Egmore, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 15 years of journey as a Occupational Therapist. She has completed Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) . You can meet Dr. Usha Raghuraman personally at BETHEL Therapy Centre in Egmore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Usha Raghuraman and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) - Santosh Medical College - 2003
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English

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104/42, Kalavai Street, Chintadripet.Landmark: Near SBI ATM & Near Egmore Railway StationChennai Get Directions
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I am a 56 years old govt servant. I am having pain in the joint of my toe since last few years. My uric acid value does' nt exceeds 6. 9. I have consulted several orthopedics surgeons and taken several medicines but of no effect. Presently I am not taking any medicines except few homeopathic drops. I also take concor 20mg, rosuvas 5mg & telma 20 for bp & mild techie cardia problems, as advised by the experts of blk hospital, new delhi. Is prolonged use of these medicines, have negative effect on health. Please advice

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. It is better for a general physician to answer adverse effects pf these medications as normally orthopaedicians do not prescribe these drugs. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Yesterday at evening walk my ankle twisting and pain too much. But there is no swelling or any other symptom of breakage. Why to do know and want some home remedies don't want plaster. So solve my problem.

T.M.M.F, pain management, T.M.M.F.,
Physiotherapist, Madurai
Yesterday at evening walk my ankle twisting and pain too much. But there is no swelling or any other symptom of break...
Lateral ligament strain responds well to "squeeze technique" Consult a manual physiotherapist Good luck.
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I need to reduce my belly fat fast. I do work out daily morning but I can't and my leg started paining below knee. So I need a solution.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I need to reduce my belly fat fast. I do work out daily morning but I can't and my leg started paining below knee. So...
Olive Oil One of the best oils that you can think of switching to if you feel that you are overweight is olive oil. It is rich in monounsaturated fats which will help in lowering the LDL cholesterol and improving the HDL cholesterol in your body. • Daily consumption of one to two tablespoons of olive oil will do no harm to your body when compared to butter and other vegetable oils.
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Hi I am female, 56, I feel pain in my shoulders, I have spondylitis. Last year I feel pain in my shoulder. doctor detected as frozen shoulder, I underwent exercises and yoga for that. But again I feel pain in my arms, shoulder. I am diabetic. And also have problem of hypertension. Kindly guide me.

PG Diploma In Manualtherapy, Diploma in MFR, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR), MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), M.D (A.M), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Hi I am female, 56, I feel pain in my shoulders, I have spondylitis. Last year I feel pain in my shoulder. doctor det...
Hi, - Frozen shoulder is common affect to diabetic patients. - prolong spondylitis case may cause pinched nerve at neck region, that pain will radiate to shoulder, arms till finger tips of hand. My advice: -Full range of motion exercises at least twice/day (Neck & Shoulder) -Strong Neck isometric exercises at least Twice/day (Pain free) -Strengthening Exercise for Shoulder/Shoulder griddle muscles -PNF exercises -Scapular movements/ Shoulder griddle movements -Stretching exercises at least twice/day -Towel exercises -Free ROM exercises of Shoulder Precautions -Maintain good posture/avoid Bad posture -Avoid jerky movements -Avoid keeping you r neck straight and stiff -Use soft collar/cervical pillow -Do not sleep over affected side -If you are working long hours you must relax the muscles of you r neck and shoulders by taking frequent breaks. It can help to relieve Pain -Apply Ointment -After 10mins Ice therapy for 20-30 mins daily twice (Mor/Night) NOTE: Orthopedician/Orthopedic Physiotherapist Helps you lot… TAKE CARE….
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I always have full body muscle pain in the morning get as I wake up and by evening when I got to sleep I can feel more pain at my legs muscle. please advice a good medicine.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I always have full body muscle pain in the morning get as I wake up and by evening when I got to sleep I can feel mor...
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly Do follow eight hours of sleep pattern regularly Best Wishes
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Severe pain on both shoulders. Doctors call it frozen shoulders. Suggest remedy please.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Severe pain on both shoulders. Doctors call it frozen shoulders. Suggest remedy please.
Hot Fomentation. Gentle Shoulder Stretching. Core Strengthening Exercises. Gentle Neck Exercises. Avoid sleeping on affected side.. Warm up and cool down is a must.
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I am 24 years old when am used to write continually for 2 to 5 hours my right shoulder is very painful I won't use any medicine what should I have to do now?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I am 24 years old when am used to write continually for 2 to 5 hours my right shoulder is very painful I won't use an...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic kali phos 12x + nat mur 12x. 4 tab each thrice a day wirh warm water and take it 5 days
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I have red eyes few days after birth. And many few times two legs pain after play. why? Please help me.

DOMS(gold Medal);guru Nanak Eye Centre;University Of Delhi, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I have red eyes few days after birth. And many few times two legs pain after play. why? Please help me.
Dear red eye has many causes. You have to see if it is associated with blurring of vision, pain, discharge and other complaints. But commonly its allergic or infective in origin ie allergic or infective conjunctivitis. Which has simple treatment protocol. But still its wise to see an ophthalmologist for a thorough slit lamp examination to rule out other differentials for red eye. If you have red eyes since birth or always associated with pain in both legs, then you must visit a physician and get appropriate tests done to rule out any association between the two which can occur in few medical conditions like juvenile arthritis.
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She is constantly complaining about pain in right hand thumb for quiet sometime now. Having a problem folding thumb. Problem working using right hand thumb Pls help.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
She is constantly complaining about pain in right hand thumb for quiet sometime now.
Having a problem folding thumb.
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Hand exercise dear, you can do it, 1 Make a Fist Hand and finger exercises can help strengthen your hands and fingers, increase your range of motion, and give you pain relief. Stretch only until you feel tightness. You shouldn't feel pain. Start with this simple stretch: •Make a gentle fist, wrapping your thumb across your fingers. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Release and spread your fingers wide. •Repeat with both hands at least four times. Finger Stretch Try this stretch to help with pain relief and to improve the range of motion in your hands: •Place your hand palm-down on a table or other flat surface. •Gently straighten your fingers as flat as you can against the surface without forcing your joints. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and then release. •Repeat at least four times with each hand. Claw Stretch This stretch helps improve the range of motion in your fingers. •Hold your hand out in front of you, palm facing you. •Bend your fingertips down to touch the base of each finger joint. Your hand should look a little like a claw. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and release. Repeat at least four times on each hand. Grip Strengthener This exercise can make it easier to open door knobs and hold things without dropping them. •Hold a soft ball in your palm and squeeze it as hard as you can. •Hold for a few seconds and release. •Repeat 10 to 15 times on each hand. Do this exercise two to three times a week, but rest your hands for 48 hours in between sessions. Don't do this exercise if your thumb joint is damaged. I hope apka hand acha or majbut ho jayga thnx
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Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB - Orthopedics, Mch
Orthopedist, Delhi
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Different methods to treat Disc problems

Hello friends, I am Dr Gaurav Khera. I am an orthopaedic surgeon, doing joint replacements and spine surgeries at the Access healthcare. Now today I will be talking about the lumbar degenerative disc disease. Now it sounds very big, but it is not as complicated as it sounds. It basically is what you people commonly know as a disc disease. So it is a fairly common problem that is seen in our population today. In fact about 30 or 40% of the patients who come to our OPD have lower back pains, some have other disc problems and very commonly seen after 40 years of age and this incidence gradually increases up to 60-70 years of age. The other ecological factors which are associated with this are, first of all smoking, secondly it is, mild to moderate trauma, thirdly its seen in people who lift heavy weights, fourth is obesity, especially central obesity, that is if you have a very heavy waistline.

Now what is Lumbar degenerative disc disease? Now, our spine is composed of multiple bones, which are starting from your neck and they come all the way down to your hip, divided into the cervical, dorsal, lumbar and sacral spine. And between these bones, there are these small pieces of discs, which act as cushions. When your body walks, these act as shock absorbers between your body’s bones. Now this discs, when these come out of their normal place, it gives or presses against the nerves which are passing through these areas and it causes pain. This is what happens in the disc disease. Basically, in the patient it will come as a lower back pain, and this pain will be travelling down to the hip, and it will also be coming down to the legs. Some people complain that as they walk, the pain increases.

They also complain of tingling numbness. They complain that sometimes their fingers or their toes are feeling numb. These are some of the very common symptoms which are being seen. Few people may have only lower back pain, and these are the people who do not have very significant disc disease. Now there are two main causes of the disc disease. First is an inflammatory reaction that occurs in the disc, and second is the micro motion instabilities that occur. Inflammatory reactions may occur as a result of some small traumas which may occur such as when you may injure your back. Such inflammatory reactions occur in the form of small swellings in the body. And micro motion instabilities are when the body ages, the disc which has an outer fibrous thick layer, that degenerates, and as it degenerates, the pulp which is there at the centre, of the discs, tends to degenerate. What I mean is it comes out of its normal space. And as it comes out of the normal place, it comes and tends to press on the nerves and these are the two most common causes.

All disc patients are not to be operated. When we get these patients, the first and foremost investigation that we do is a X-Ray. And if required, we go in for a MRI. Frankly MRI is the known standard to diagnose the disc disease. The findings of a MRI are always coordinated with the clinical findings. Once we have diagnosed that it is a disc problem, we have to establish that what the compression on the nerves is. If the nerve compression is a lot, and if we think that we cannot do anything other than surgery, then we take the patient for a surgery.

If not, we take the patient fro physiotherapy, lifestyle changes and few medications. These medications may carry on for few weeks to few months. And a lot of exercise has to be carried on regularly. Lifestyle changes such as weight loss, stoppage of smoking is very important. And if you can achieve this, then your problems are very easily solved. If you have any queries regarding your disc problems or back pains, then you can get in touch with me for the same.

You can reach me in my clinic, which is there in Indrapuri, by the name of Dr Khera’s Wellness Clinic or you can also contact me through Lybrate for the same. Thank You.
 

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