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Dr. Vanchi Nathan

Occupational Therapist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Vanchi Nathan Occupational Therapist, Chennai
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Dr. Vanchi Nathan is an experienced Occupational Therapist in Thoraipakkam, Chennai. You can visit her at ABCdrehabcentre in Thoraipakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vanchi Nathan on Lybrate.com.

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I have pain in my right hand. What should I do? Please help me.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
I have pain in my right hand. What should I do? Please help me.
Hi I can understand your problem 1) avoid activities that make your symptoms worse 2) apply ice packs 3) start physiotherapy treatment as electrotherapy will reduce pain inflammation 4) exercise and mannual therapy will help in painfree movement. Please describe your problem in detail and do share related reports and prescription if you have. Best wishes.
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Hi I am 38 years old male. I am unable to move my right arm from shoulder level since past 8 days. This happened while playing badminton. I have already taken muscle relaxant and pain killers.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Start with physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise. Don't lift heavy things. Don't play sports. Take calcium and methylcobalamine supplement also.
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Top Five Myths about Hearing loss

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Gurgaon

Hearing health has come a long way in the last 10 years, yet there are still a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss. Do you think hearing loss only affects the elderly? or maybe you believe your primary care physician can tell you if you have a hearing loss during a routine physical. Do you believe hearing aids will give you back normal hearing or that your health won't be affected if you have hearing loss in just one ear? how about this myth: hearing loss is a consequence of aging - and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

If you recognize your school of thought when you read any of these five myths, it's time to change your perspective. There's no reason misconceptions should stand in the way of hearing your best.

1)Hearing loss only affects the elderly.

In fact, teens and young adults are at risk for developing a very preventable type of hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss (nihl) is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, affecting approximately 26 million americans between the ages of 20 and 69. According to the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc), as many as 16 percent of teens age 12 to 19 have reported some hearing loss which may be caused by loud noise. Approximately 20 percent of americans - around 48 million americans - report some degree of hearing loss. Additionally, hearing loss occurs in five out of every 1, 000 newborns each year in the united states. Hearing loss can be caused by any number of factors: ototoxic medication, environmental factors, disease or genetics. In some cases, the cause of hearing loss is simply unknown.

2) My primary physician will tell me if my hearing is failing.

The last time you went for a physical, did your doctor perform a hearing test on you? chances are he or she didn't, because very few doctors do. Your doctor relies on you to bring any health problems to light just as much as you rely on your doctor to do the same. Since your general practitioner is only so well-versed in specific areas of the body, you should have your hearing checked routinely by a hearing health practitioner, just as you have your vision checked or your teeth cleaned.

Hearing health professionals are specifically educated and trained to administer hearing tests, diagnose hearing loss and prescribe treatment. If you notice your hearing has diminished, find a hearing healthcare professional in your area and make an appointment. At the very least, you will have established a relationship with someone you trust who now has a baseline of how well you hear. If you visit them annually, just like you do your primary care physician, they'll be able to detect any hearing loss as it occurs.

3) I notice a difference in one ear, but the other is fine so I'm ok.

Your brain is a thing of wonder. If the hearing in one ear starts to fade, your brain will adapt to the changes, at least up to a certain point. Your hearing loss could be well-advanced before you even notice a difference. There are countless stories of people who were oblivious to the extent of their hearing loss before they finally admitted they needed hearing aids. A regular hearing test can help track your hearing capability.

Here's another brain fact. Your brain is so involved with your sense of hearing, it can 'forget' how to hear certain sounds if the auditory pathways become damaged and hearing loss is untreated. That's one of the reasons why it's important not only to have your hearing checked regularly, but to seek treatment once hearing loss has been diagnosed.

Untreated hearing loss has also been associated with dementia, social isolation, depression and anxiety - other good reasons to see your hearing healthcare professional as soon as you notice you are not hearing well.

4) Hearing aids will restore my hearing to normal levels.

Today's hearing aids are technological marvels. Their sensitive microphones can focus on speech while tuning out background noise, they can be programmed with the touch of a smartphone, and they work in tandem with many other personal electronic devices in our lives. The one thing hearing aids can't do; however, is restore your hearing to 'normal.' as much as we've learned about how our sense of hearing works, there is no man-made device that can completely replicate human hearing.

The good news? hearing aids can significantly improve your ability to hear well, which leads to enhanced communication with family, friends and co-workers. The key is to work closely with your hearing healthcare professional to make sure your hearing aids help you hear your best in each of your personal listening environments.

5) My hearing loss cannot be helped.

Have you asked a hearing health practitioner about your hearing loss? many forms of hearing loss can indeed be improved, whether it be by hearing aids, surgery, medication or a simple ear wax removal procedure. You'll never know if you never ask. And, if it's been a few years since you've seen a hearing healthcare professional, consider making another appointment. The field of hearing health is rapidly changing. Hearing loss that was difficult to address even a few years ago may be treatable now.

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I suffering from pain from last 1 year. Upper hip (back) bone I can't sleep at night so I put some folding clothes, under, it, then I feel relax.please help me

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I suffering from pain from last 1 year. Upper hip (back) bone I can't sleep at night so I put some folding clothes, u...
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang asana -- lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core strengthening exercises- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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She has major joint pain problem. Even she is facing problem in movement. Major pain in knee joint. Feel Max problem in night she is also sugar patient. Please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
She has major joint pain problem. Even she is facing problem in movement. Major pain in knee joint. Feel Max problem ...
Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
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Hello I am 23 year old and my right shoulder is paining since 6 month ago. I tried alot of medicines and it does not turn up straight nor back. Please help me.

BPTh/BPT, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR)
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Hello I am 23 year old and my right shoulder is paining since 6 month ago. I tried alot of medicines and it does not ...
Have sugar level checked and go for physiotherapy for 15 days with ift / hot packs and mobilisation.
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I have been facing right shoulder ankle pain from last 3 weeks. Could you suggest me any medicine or treatment.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have been facing right shoulder ankle pain from last 3 weeks. Could you suggest me any medicine or treatment.
Shoulder pain can be a result of injury or disease of the shoulder joint. Injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci and bones of the joint. Some minor shoulder pain can be treated at home. Icing the shoulder for 15 to 20 minutes, three or four times a day for two to three days can help reduce pain. Use an ice bag or wrap ice in a towel (putting ice directly on your skin can cause frostbite). Rest the shoulder and avoid any movements that might cause pain. Simple shoulder exercises can help to stretch and strengthen muscles and rotator cuff tendons. A physiotherapist can show you how to do them properly. Please consult a physiotherapist for detail assessment and management of your condition. Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. Initial treatment may consist of rest, ice, elevation, and immobilization, but may also include pain medicine and physiotherapy treatment. Please see a physiotherapist who can best determine the cause of the ankle pain and appropriate treatment options. Best wishes.
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Pain in my leg ,some one says uric acid problem what can i do?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Pain in my leg ,some one says uric acid problem what can i  do?
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day.Take tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos or tab. Naprosyn 500 mg once a day or sos for pain in joints.
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When I stand up I get pain in my legs joint and when I sit down it also pains please suggest me some medicine thanks.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
When I stand up I get pain in my legs joint and when I sit down it also pains please suggest me some medicine thanks.
: 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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Sometimes I feel severe pain in leg nerve. People say it's sciatica. How to get relief from it.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sometimes I feel severe pain in leg nerve. People say it's sciatica. How to get relief from it.
1. Lie on your back. 2. Cross your left leg over your right so that your left ankle rests on your right knee. 3. Use your hands to grab hold of your left knee and pull it gently toward the opposite shoulder. 4. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds. 5. Relax, and then repeat with the other leg. 6. Repeat this cycle 2 to 4 times.
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During gym I had pain between the joint of shoulder and neck. The pain flows to the arm also. Please help.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
During gym I had pain between the joint of shoulder and neck. The pain flows to the arm also. Please help.
Do consult neuro physio and take ift and laser therapy for 12 days followed by shoulder cervical mobilisation exercise best wishes.
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I am getting gas n acidity problem regularly. While getting pain in stomach it is also effecting with a pain inside my left arm joint. Can you suggest me.

DNHE, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
I am getting gas n acidity problem regularly. While getting pain in stomach it is also effecting with a pain inside m...
If you are suffering from gastric pain then you should take antacid every morn like pan d or something, also eat meals at regular intervals every 3-4 hrs, have 2 fruits a day in between meals, can eat banana, rusk, toasted bread in the morning. Besides that avoid smoking (if you do) also avoid wearing too tight clothes around the belly. Lastly eat a very light dinner and avoid fried food.
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Having cubital tunnel syndrome. Treatment is ongoing, initially I have numbness in ulnar nerve part n sensation loss. Now its been 10 days I have taken medicine. I am having unbearable pain in my hand mostly wrist part n elbow joint. Is it positive sign or negative sign. Any suggestions plz?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Having cubital tunnel syndrome.
Treatment is ongoing, initially I have numbness in ulnar nerve part n sensation loss....
This pain is coming from your cercival region maintain posture write on wooden table distance head and hand take TENS of 4 or 8 channel 15 days @ 15 min IFT 10 days arm and forearm region @10 min daily tab neurobion forte once daily x 15 daily use tennis elbow brace ok.
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Hi,I'm suffering from two different types of pain I don't understand. 1Q. Recently I had a appendix operation on 1 Feb 2016 and I'm having a pain from left shoulder to the end of the left jaw or sometimes left side of the head. 2Q. I'm having a severe pain in right side of the back. It hurting me What should I do fr the above problems. Please suggest me. Thank you.

BHMS
Sexologist, Noida
Hi,I'm suffering from two different types of pain I don't understand.
1Q. Recently I had a appendix operation on 1 Fe...
In general, following SCI, there are three types of pain, based on where in the body the pain is felt: somatic, visceral, and neuropathic. Pain of all three types can be either acute or chronic. Acute pain is short lasting and usually manifests in ways that can be easily described and observed.
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I feel pain in my right hand and swelling in joint. reason is hard work jim. What should I do,

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I feel pain in my right hand and swelling in joint. reason is hard work jim. What should I do,
Do rest from gym and do ice and hot pack alternative for 20 minutes if it work then ok otherwise tk ultrasonic therapy for few days. Avoid strain.
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My 1 year old had started walking at 11 months and then stopped. Now he is not keeping his left foot firmly on the ground.. He keeps his right foot firm while the left one's fingers only while walking. He doesn't keep his heels on the ground What can be the possible reasons for this? What should I do?

Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
My 1 year old had started walking at 11 months and then stopped. Now he is not keeping his left foot firmly on the gr...
Hi, don't worry. Toe walking is simply a habit that develops when a child learns to walk. A consistent heel-toe walking usually develops by approximately age 22 months. Persistent toe walking beyond age 2 years merits further evaluation. Various causes of toe walking exist and include both central (brain) and peripheral neurologic disorders (eg, tethered spinal cord, diastematomyelia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular disorders (eg, congenital muscular dystrophy), and anatomic disorders such as limb length discrepancy. Sometime it can be idiopathic called as habitual toe walking or can be due to contraction of achillis tendon. But suggest you to get it check with pediatric physiotherapist or pediatrician as only one foot is involved or to rule out if any underlying cause is not there. Thanks and take care.
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I am 27 yrs old man and weight around 80 kg. I have an issue that whenever I wake up in the morning there is pain in toes of my foot and I cannot put load of my body on them but this pain soon disappears after 2 to 3 minutes upon walking and the same problem persist if I sit for about an hour at any time during the day also.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Kindly check your s. Creatinine uric acid calcium vitamin d3 ra factor crp blood tests to rule out of pathological cause for pain do take ust & laser therapy in physiotherapy for 12 days and continue with hot and cold water fomentation for thrice a day for 10 days use mcp custom designed foot wear.
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Pain in different parts of body like knee,elbow,thumb etc in 15-15 days intervals,hb.10.2 age-34 female wt-70kg

DNHE, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Does she have swelling also in the joints,besides pain? Have you got any blood tests done for her? consult orthopedic doctor for this.
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