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Dr. Usha Raghuraman

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)

Occupational Therapist, Chennai

14 Years Experience
Dr. Usha Raghuraman Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) Occupational Therapist, Chennai
14 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 14 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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I sometimes feel pain in the right shoulder specially when I go to gym and workout. Not always but occasionally. Please help.

MPTh/MPT- Neuro
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
I sometimes feel pain in the right shoulder specially when I go to gym and workout. Not always but occasionally. Plea...
It might hav been a chronic case of rotator cuff injury. Try to give your shoulder rest for next few days so dt it can heal and next go for some rom and strengthening exercises as well only under supervision of an expert. For any further query feel free to write for consultation.
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I am a 36 y old male and have a muscle weakness for long time. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
Hello did you check your calcium and vitamin d3 levels. Do reply for private consultation and detailed treatment plan. Best wishes.
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I Have constipation from 1-2 years how to cure it? Is it a symptom in hernia .Please tell.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I Have constipation from 1-2 years how to cure it?
Is it a symptom in hernia .Please tell.
Thank you for the query constipation can arise due to a number of reason. Inadequate water intake and low fibre diet are important causes. It is therefore essential to drink at least 2 litres of water per day. High fibre diet may help in relieving constipation. Since your constipation is prolonged, I would suggest you to go for a thyroid profile as hypothyroidism can cause constipation. Some medications like oral iron tablets can cause constipation. Hernia, if obstructed can cause constipation, usually that is associated with pain. However, prolonged constipation may give rise to other complications like piles and fissures. Hernia may also arise due to prolonged straining during defecation.
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I am 26 years old am suffering from pains for legs backache.

MD - Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist,
Identify the mid point 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. Consult after 5 days.
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I am 50 years old and I have lots of pain in my left foot from 10 years. What should I do?

B.P.T
Physiotherapist, Chandigarh
I am 50 years old and I have lots of pain in my left foot from 10 years.
What should I do?
You start using comfortable foot wear with arch support while walking all day, or use a pair of good supportive sports shoes.
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I am a 51 female and from past few months I am feeling pain in my arm near shoulder. Sometime pain would be worse, many of time that doesn't feel. I also went for checkup and after observation Dr. told that I might be lack of vitamin d so can you please help me with this problem.

Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am a 51 female and from past few months I am feeling pain in my arm near shoulder. Sometime pain would be worse, ma...
Hello according to your condition you have to take hot water fermentation through towel and do it 3 times in a day duration-15 min along with stretching and back exercises like straingh leg raising, bridging with -20 min repetition -5 sec hold do it for 3 days sure you will get well soon take care.
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My mother's leg is dead because it is polio case can you pleas help me?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
My mother's leg is dead because it is polio case can you pleas help me?
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. 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 mattress are harmful Do hot fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 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. Calipers will definitely help her. Some time surgery is also indicated.
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There is a weird problem in my chest. When ever I bend down or do some work. It feels like a muscle pain. Can you tell me what that might be?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
There is a weird problem in my chest.
When ever I bend down or do some work.
It feels like a muscle pain. Can you tel...
Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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Sitting posture while driving

Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Sitting posture while driving
Hello,

I constantly try to educate patients on proper posture, but because people (myself included) spend so much time driving and sitting for prolonged periods of time. Driving can mean different for different people. It may be a way of leisure for some or as an everyday activity to commute to office. Driving for long time has always accompanied with some or the other musculoskeletal problems. It become a leading cause of back pain to our fast pace life.The problem is treated but the root cause of it is never looked after or we just don't bother about it much..

Why we get the pain or associated problems when we drive for long time?

Poor posture while driving can produce a repetitive load to the tissues that causes sustained stress. Daily prolonged drives apply loads to the spine that can cause viscoelastic tissues to slowly deform and creep. Simply staying in the car seat with poor posture long enough will eventually ensure damage. Sustained load and resultant deformation/creep causes a progressive reduction in tissue strength.With your hands in the proper position on the steering wheel, the thoracic spine, scapula and shoulder joint have a better chance of remaining in neutral. usually, we hold steering wheel with one hand and lean to other side.due to leaning hip bone( iliac crest) and 12th rib approximate; this will contribute to shortness (tightness) of the quadratus lumborum or latissimus dorsi

If the pelvis is rotated, it will contribute to lumbar or SI pathology and overactivity of the TFL(muscle). If the knees are even slightly superior to the hips, then there will be hip flexors muscles over activity or shortness, and hip extensor inhibition or weakness. Prolonged sitting on the glutes can cause poor circulation and lack of oxygen to the tissue, contributing to inhibition.

A person driving with a clutch who has poor or limited ankle dorsiflexion (like after ankle fracture) can perpetuate overly active hip flexors because they will pull the foot off the clutch using the hip flexors, instead of dorsiflexion at the ankle.

Some Do’s:
1) Select a car that matches your height and suits your work.
2) Change posture as much as possible take frequent Microbreaks ,recommended atleast 15 minutes, every 2 hours
3) Place hand on steering wheels so that elbows are close to your side and not so high that you have to reach up for the wheel.
4) Place hands at 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock position this will reduce the amount of strain on shoulders and put hands in safer position.
5) It is advisable to keep two hands in steering wheel except while shifting gears. Change hand posture frequently to reduce fatigue and improve circulation.
6) Learn Microbreaks: An example of a "microbreak" for driving in the car is squeezing the shoulder blades together for 20-30 seconds and repeating 2-3 times. Repeating anterior and posterior pelvic tilts and lateral tilts for a minute or two is sometimes helpful. Other microbreaks for driving include cervical range of motion, and shoulder retraction with elevation and depression.
Some Dont’s:
1) Avoid lifting after driving long hours because your muscles are tired your ligaments are stretched and disc are at risk of injury, give yourself some time to stretch and relax.
2) The death grip posture, the one arm cool dude” the Wrist resting at 12 o’clock position on steering wheel and fingers flop over the top, arm straight out in front and one arm propped on your window.


The longest journey begins with a right sitting posture, not with a turn of the ignition key !!!! dive safe
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I heated by ball while playing cricket yesterday. Its to pain. What to do. In my finger.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I heated by ball while playing cricket yesterday. Its to pain. What to do. In my finger.
Hi Thanks for your query and Welcome to Lybrate. I am Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. Please send me : - Relevant Hand X Ray ( AP & Oblique views) so that i can rule out a bony injury - A clinical pic showing the site of injury 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. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena Consultant Orthopaedics Fortis Hospital, New Delhi
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My both hamstring are paining when do some bending moment what to do I cannot even lift weights while bending.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My both hamstring are paining when do some bending moment what to do I cannot even lift weights while bending.
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. Hamstring stretchingtowel hamstring stretch lie on the back, supporting the thigh with the hand or with a towel wrapped around it. Slowly straighten the knee until a stretch is felt in the back of the thigh, trying to get the bottom of the foot to face the ceiling, one leg at a time. Hold the position initially for 10 seconds, and gradually work up to 20 to 30 seconds. Seated hamstring stretch while sitting at the edge of a chair, straighten one leg in front of the body with the heel on the floor. Then, sit up straight and try pushing the navel towards the thigh without leaning the trunk of the body forwards. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds repeat 3 times for each leg.
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Meri legs me pain hota h chlne me problem hoti ager me rest kru to problem nahi hoti but continue chlne se kuch dino bhad problem fir se hoti please kuch suggestion di jiye.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Meri legs me pain hota h chlne me problem hoti ager me rest kru to problem nahi hoti but continue chlne se kuch dino ...
Apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day. Avoid junk food. Spicy food. Fermented food. Tea. Alcohol. Avoid alcohol consumption. Do pranayama early morning.
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Hi, I have pain in my legs for 6 days. What should I do?

Ph.D, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
Hi, I have pain in my legs for 6 days. What should I do?
Do consult neuro physio and learn stretching exercise if possible do check your vitamin d3 level from nabl lab.
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Hi i' am 22 male. I have a calf muscles problem. I dont know how to describe properly I cant say its pain but a feeling of uncomfortable and numbness I guess. Well I usually dont feel it when I am walking but it starts the uncomfortable feeling when ever I lay or try to take rest. And not only that it get worse after sleep. So what could be the reason I went to doctor and asked about it but he didnt took it seriously. He told me that the reason could probably because I dont do exercise. Yes I usually sleep all the time. Thank you

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. Pain in calf muscles of legs could actually be due to a lot of reasons ascribed to anatomical structures like muscles, nerves, tendons, blood vessels etc. Can you tell me what has been the duration of this pain? is there any associated swelling or any other s/s of inflammation present? my advice is that you can start with conservative management and see how it goes for the next 2-3 weeks but there are some blood tests which I will like you to do - cbc, esr, crp, serum electrolytes, serum vitamin d levels ( empty stomach) do: - ice packs application intensively with elevation of your limbs at night - take a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as per your body's suitability - stop your heavy physical activity till pain completely subsides - intensive physical therapy, training and proper muscle conditioning - slow resumption of physical activities with proper pre match warm up and stretching of muscles and short increments in duration of physical activity each day as per pain tolerance. I will be able to advise you in a better manner once I have these blood test reports. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Hi, I get pressure multiple times a day for toilets. I am a right side hernia patients. Kindly recommend what should I do and whom should I meet to consult.

B.Sc., B.A.M.S., C.C.Y.P., M.D. (Ayurveda)
Ayurveda, Aligarh
Hello Hernia can be treated by surgery only. You should consult to surgeon near by you in this regarding.
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Mera right hand pe 7 din automatic dard ho raha hai, kuch dabai khaya lekin kuch nahi hua kya karu.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Mera right hand pe 7 din automatic dard ho raha hai, kuch dabai khaya lekin kuch nahi hua kya karu.
Take muscle relaxant and heat formation twice a day and avoid activity like computer work and lifting heavyweight if it work ok otherwise takeq physiotherapy treatment ok.
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Due to toublle i. E narrowing gap in l4 and l5 ihave severe pain in lower part my spinal chord.I am diabetic with crosis, PHTN PROBELMS . WHAT SHOULD I DO?

MBBS, Diplomate of National Board Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Visakhapatnam
Lower Back pain due to disc prolapse can be initially treated with back muscle exercise. Kindly visit a physiotherapy unit. But if MRI shows severe problem then other treatment may be required.
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I have a pain in my left arm.

MD - Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist,
I have a pain in my left arm.
Massage with your thumbs from the mid points of the shoulder blades on both sides towards the lower back of your head up to lower level of the ears. Use oil or water for massage. Rotate your head clockwise and anticlockwise, forward and down, left and right a few times. Do for 5 to 10 times morning and evening. 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. Further do some wrist rotation exercise. Inform after 5 days.
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I am suffering from mild fever and body pain continuous every alternate day and not able to sleep properly. Please advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am suffering from mild fever and body pain continuous every alternate day and not able to sleep properly. Please ad...
Hi, go through following investigations and revert back to me as early as possible cbc, mp, esr, s widal.
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