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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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Help doctors, My sister has got chikungunya before 2 years. She has been diagnosed at that time. But now for the last 2 months, she is suffering from severe pain in hands and legs. She even can't lift weights or vessels in kitchen. Please tell her some medicines or treatment to treat the pain.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Help doctors, My sister has got chikungunya before 2 years. She has been diagnosed at that time. But now for the last...
Do contrast bath therapy twice daily. Take hot water in one bowl & cold in another. Both temperatures should be bearable by the patient. First immerse hands in hot water for 3min then move to cold water for 1min, keep repeating for 20min. While hands will be in water keep moving hands actively. Squeeze smiley ball & hold for count of 3 then relax, 25 repetitions twice daily
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I am a 18 yrsold girl. I have joint pain from last few weeks. It pains whenever I fold my leg. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 18 yrsold girl. I have joint pain from last few weeks. It pains whenever I fold my leg. What should I do?
Hi, take Five phos 6x, 5 tabs twice daily. Take no. 19 , 5 tabs thrice daily. Revert me after 10 days.Thanks.
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Hi, I am 35 years old mail I have a problem with walk and run. If I walk run rapidly then I stumble and fall in the ground I think it a big problem for me. What to do now?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Hi, I am 35 years old mail I have a problem with walk and run. If I walk run rapidly then I stumble and fall in the g...
Hi,Lybrate users,you take Acupressure treatment for needed.you take Biochemic Mag phos 12x &Nat phos 6x.. 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water
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Sir, my wife has severe body pain especially in fingers, we consulted doctor and got hemoglobin and calcium test done and also thyroid every thing is normal. We don't know what to do whom to consult further to know the root cause of pain and also remedy. Please help us in this regard. Thank you.

Physiotherapist, Latur
Sir, my wife has severe body pain especially in fingers, we consulted doctor and got hemoglobin and calcium test done...
-exercise your fingers daily keep a warm water towel roll or use hot pack before exercise it will make the muscles relax over there -use splint if nessacary -ball exercises -rest
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I take ocid 20 daily to control burning sensation in left side of stomach below rib cage. Diagnosed hiatus hernia. Is burning sensation because of this. How can I get rid if it.

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
I take ocid 20 daily to control burning sensation in left side of stomach below rib cage. Diagnosed hiatus hernia. Is...
Hiatus hernia is unlikely to give rise to burning sensation. It may be due gastrooesophageal reflux disorder.(gerd)
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I am 23 yrs old. My left leg pains a lot. I try standing again it pains a lot. Can you please say ne what to do.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
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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My wife feeling body ache always over muscle and bone especially, heel pain on stepping, always lethargic feeling. During last two months. I visited Apollo Kolkata, Ruby hospital Kolkata. But her problems still persisted. Pls help for right treatment.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My wife feeling body ache always over muscle and bone especially, heel pain on stepping, always lethargic feeling. Du...
Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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My right leg so paining so I am very filling dull so plzz suggest me to what can I do Ok.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My right leg so paining so I am very filling dull so plzz suggest me to what can I do
Ok.
Do learn stretching and strengthening exercises from neuro physiotherapist do apply hot and cold water fomentation for thrice a day for 5 days regularly best wishes.
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Can gabaneuron 100 be given to a 80 years old diabetic lady patient for pain in arms and shoulder muscles.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist,
Can gabaneuron 100 be given to a 80 years old diabetic lady patient for pain in arms and shoulder muscles.
Generally ga bap en tin is given in neurological pain. Suggest proper xray shoulder ,diabetes should be controlled properly Once diabetes is controlled pain will subside
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Grandma aged 75, have sever pain in right shoulder, wat treatment or homeremedy we can do for her.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Grandma aged 75, have sever pain in right shoulder, wat treatment or homeremedy we can do for her.
you should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic kali phos 3x+ nat .mur 3x+ nat sulph 3x+ sillicia 12x. 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water, take it 5 days and consult private online.
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I am suffering with body pain or muscular pain when I do some very hard job in my field. All parts of my body has started to pain and the pain will continue for four five days. Then after that it become normal. I want to know that why it happened and what is the treatment for it. Kindly help me with the treatment.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am suffering with body pain or muscular pain when I do some very hard job in my field. All parts of my body has sta...
Requires detailed examination and investigation. Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back, knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure that patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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I'm 32 years male athletic body. I have severe pain in my heels since 7 years. My uric acid level is about 6 to 7. Tried lot of medications silicon gel pads in shoes. Medicated sandals etc but the problem still persist. I left red meat for 6 months. Consulted many doctors, took injection in heals also but no use. please suggest something.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I'm 32 years male athletic body. I have severe pain in my heels since 7 years. My uric acid level is about 6 to 7. Tr...
Pain in the heel is a common problem, especially in obese persons. A calcaneal spur is a small bony projection that is formed on the calcaneus or heel bone. It is caused by putting too much pressure on the sinew on the soles of the feet, usually over a long period of time. Treatment there are many medicines present in homeopathy for heel pain & uric acid message complaints in details for treatment.
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I have something in my right thumb of foot it pains a lot sometimes from the day it starts now tell me please what it will be and I am using medicines also and tell me when I should use that medicine i.e after having tea, lunch or breakfast I should take these medicines.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I have something in my right thumb of foot it pains a lot sometimes from the day it starts now tell me please what it...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Nat phos 200x. 4 tab thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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Have developed pain in my right-hand central knuckle for over two weeks. I am regular in exercises of aerobics and yoga - age 65 years (male). On opening and closing the hand grip pain is in the central knuckle. Taking regular medicine for the stents in lad and the other artry.

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. My advice will be to wear brace for 2-3 weeks, do intensive ice packs, take gentle anti inflammatory medication which suits you for 3-5 days and then let me know in around 1 week time how you are feeling. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Dear Sir, I'm a 44 year old lady working as a government employee. These days the region between my left shoulder and left hand is paining like hell. Same is the case with the left side of my forehead. And sometimes I'm unable to breathe properly. Kindly help me to cure these problems.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear Sir, I'm a 44 year old lady working as a government employee. These days the region between my left shoulder and...
Hi, breathing trouble, with pain shoulder, arm, headache left sided. May cause due to gastric disorder, caused due to irregular life style. Tk, plenty of water to fasten your metabolism to complete your digestion. Your diet b regular & easily digestible on time. Tk, homoeo medicine, gentle in use, rapid in action with no side effect, thereof. @ spigelia200-6-6 pills, thrice. @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice. Ensure sound sleep tk care.
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I am 45 years old lady and I have muscle pain problem in legs from last 3 year. When ever I walk my muscle get stretched and pain too much. Please tell me a medicine name that will work correctly and easily available in medical store.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 45 years old lady and I have muscle pain problem in legs from last 3 year. When ever I walk my muscle get stretc...
Hi = relax and stay positive. = increase fluid intake. = eat seasonal fruits for natural vitamins = do stretching of hamstring, quadriceps, and calf muscles. = if you are overweight, reduce weight by cycling or swimming as it gives low impact on joints. = do check your calcium and vit. D = apply moist heat pad to affected joint and muscles. If still you don't get relief see a physiotherapist as there are various causes for leg/ joint pain and some test may be required for further investigation. Best wishes.
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Osteoporosis and Exercises

Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Osteoporosis and Exercises

Hello Friends,

What is osteoporosis?

The components of the word 'osteoporosis' literally mean 'porous bones' - 'osteo' is for bones, and 'porosis' means porous - helpfully describing this condition that results in reduced bone density and increased fragility of the bones.The thinning of the bones in osteoporosis, combined with the formation of weaker bone crystals, puts people at a higher risk of Fall and  Fractures.

It can affect anyone of any gender, but it is particularly prevalent in postmenopausal women due to the sudden decrease in protective oestrogen levels after menopause.

Signs and Symtom

Bone loss that develops slowly, leading to osteoporosis, does not cause any symptoms or outward signs.

As such, a patient may only discover that they have osteoporosis due to an unexpected fracture after a minor fall or a slip or strain - or even a simple cough or sneeze - may result in a fracture.Breaks in the spine can lead to altered posture, with compressed vertebrae creating the stooped appearance often seen in older people

Diagnosis

  • Osteoporosis may be diagnosed directly through the use of a bone scan that measures bone mineral density (BMD). Central or peripheral DXA.
  • Osteoporosis is diagnosed when the T-score is -2.5 or below.
  • Other methods of measuring bone density include x-ray, ultrasound, and CT scan

Treatment

It is important to ensure the cause of low bone denisty has been properly diagnosed as the treatment will vary greatly.the decision about what treatment you need – if any – will also be based on a number of other factors. These include your:

  • age
  • sex
  • risk of fracture
  • previous injury history

Treating osteoporosis involves treating and preventing fractures and using medication to strengthen bones.

How Can a Physical Therapist Help?

Your physical therapist can develop a specific program based on your individual needs to help improve your overall bone health, keep your bones healthy, and help you avoid fracture. Your physical therapist may teach you.

  • Specific exercises : to build bone or decrease the amount of bone loss
  • Proper posture
  • How to improve your balance so as to reduce your risk of falling
  • How to adjust your environment to protect your bone health

 Typically, exercises are performed 2 to 3 times a week as part of an overall fitness program.Your exercise routine should include exercises in each of the following areas:

  • Strengthening exercise
  • postural exercise
  • balance exercise
  • weight-bearing
  • Flexibility exercise

1) Strength training

Strength training is a type of exercise with the goal of improving muscular strength. It involves performing movements against resistance; it is sometimes referred to as resistance training. Exercise bands, weights, machines or even your own body weight can be used for resistance. Strength training may increase spine and hip bone mineral density.

2) Posture training

Posture training involves paying attention to how the parts of our body are aligned with each other. Some kyphosis, or curvature of the upper back, is normal, but fractures or weak back extensor muscles can cause the spine to curve more than usual, resulting in an exaggerated kyphosis or excessively curved upper back.Attention to alignment during activity and at rest, along with exercises targeting the back extensor muscles, can improve the alignment of the spine. Flexion exercises are often CONTRAINDICATED. .

3) Balance training

Balance training exercises are those that challenge your balance.Balance exercises are also important to incorporate to further reduce the risk of falls Examples include:Shifting weight to the limits of support (e.g., moving your weight more to one foot than another).

Physical activities like Tai Chi, that involve balance and coordination may also reduce falls and fractures.

Tai Chi is a very safe and effective low impact form of exercise that improves balance and reduces the risk of falls.

4) Weight bearing Aerobic (water) physical activity

Aerobic exercise  is a rhythmic activity that you do for at least 10 minutes at a time continuously and it increases your heart rate and makes you breathe harder than you usually do during your daily activities.For individuals with osteoporosis, we often recommend weight-bearing aerobic exercise or physical activity like walking or cycling or swiming or guided exercises to be done in swimmimng pool

5 flexibility exercise:

These can help improve the individuals overall physical function and postural control

Start by speaking with a physical therapist or consult me to ensure you are choosing safe , specific  and appropriate physical activities for you.
Remember: if you have osteoporosis, aerobic exercise is not enough. Strength training and balance training are essential to maintain bone and muscle, and prevent falls.

 

"Osteoporosis is not a inevitable part of aging it is preventable.So it is vital that all of us,start taking care of our bones now, before its too late"..quote by Camila Parler Bowles

Thanks

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He have shoulder to elbow pain and mri and other reports are normal still have pain what to do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
He have shoulder to elbow pain and mri and other reports are normal still have pain what to do.
Gentle Shoulder Stretching. Core Strengthening Exercises. Gentle Neck Exercises. Avoid sleeping on affected side.
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I have neck pain and pain on my shoulders. I have thyroid since last year. Also bundle of nerves seen sometimes kind of blood clotting on the lower leg.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have neck pain and pain on my shoulders. I have thyroid since last year. Also bundle of nerves seen sometimes kind ...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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