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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 am suffering from leg pain from last 15 days and in legs swelling also and lot of pain in my legs.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from leg pain from last 15 days and in legs swelling also and lot of pain in my legs.
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. Hamstring stretching towel 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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Lots of strechmark on my body part stomach, shoulder joint, calf joint how to solve this..

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Lots of strechmark on my body part stomach, shoulder joint, calf joint how to solve this..
Dear Lybrate user, Apply some castor oil to the stretch marks and gently massage the area in circular motions for 5 to 10 minutes. Wrap the area with a thin, cotton cloth. Using a hot water bottle or a heating pad, apply some heat to the affected area for at least a half an hour. Repeat this process daily for a minimum of one month to notice positive results.
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I am feeling weakness and body pain since few days. I am feeling heaviness in head and laziness all the time. Inactiveness and joint pain too. please suggest me proper medicines.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I am feeling weakness and body pain since few days. I am feeling heaviness in head and laziness all the time. Inactiv...
you should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic ferrum phos 3x+ calc phos 3x+ kali mur 3x. 4tab each thrice a day with warm water, take it 5 days and consult private online.
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I am 22 years old. I have hand pain doing biceps workout. I can't stretch the right hand doing daily exercise. But, no problem with left hand. Please suggest any solution for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 22 years old. I have hand pain doing biceps workout. I can't stretch the right hand doing daily exercise. But, n...
Hello, take Ruta 200 ch , 3 drops in the mornig and Rhus tox 200 Ch , 3 drops at night. Revert me after 7 days.
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Heel Bone Spurs - Non-Surgical Treatment For It!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
Heel Bone Spurs - Non-Surgical Treatment For It!

Heel bone spur is a form of calcium deposit that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone. An X-ray can reveal up to a half inch elongation under the hill. Without image report, this condition is commonly known as heel spur syndrome. Heel spurs are mostly painless but reports of pain in not uncommon. They are often related to plantar fasciitis. The latter is an inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches through the foot bottom connecting the heel bone and the football.

What causes heel spurs?
Heel spurs are a result of prolonged calcium deposit. This condition can result from the heavy strain on the muscle of the foot and ligament, stretching of fascia and wear and tear of the heel bone membrane. These injuries are frequently observed among athletes who are involved with activities such as jumping and running. 

What are the risk factors?
1. Walking abnormalities that involve putting more than normal stress on the bone, nerve and ligament in and around the heel.
2. Running on surfaces that are hard in nature
3. Shoes lacking arch support
4. More than normal body weight 
5. Spending too much time on the feet
6. Too flat or too high arches
7. A person suffering from diabetes
8. In case the protective pad of the heel is fading away due to old age or other bone disorder


Non-Surgical treatment
Unlike common belief, only rest may not be the best way to treat heel bone spurs. On the contrary, a patient might feel sharp pain immediately after sleep. This happens when he tries to walk and the plantar fascia elongates all of a sudden. The pain decreases with more walking. Some treatment methods that work for 90 percent of the sufferers includes wearing the right shoe, stretching exercises, wearing orthotic devices inside the shoes and physical therapy. Over the counter medicine such as Aleve, Tylenol and Advil can be consumed to reduce the pain and for improving the overall condition. Corticosteroid injection also tends to give relief from the inflammation.

Surgical treatment
If heel spurs persist for more than 8-9 months, surgical options should be explored by the patient. There are two angles on which a doctor works, either removing the spur or release the plantar fascia. Pre-surgical exams are necessary to ensure that a person is eligible for surgery and all non-surgical avenues are explored. Post-surgical activities are equally important for the process of healing. Usage of bandages, crutches, splints and surgical shoes is a mandate to avoid complications such as infection, numbness, and scarring. Possible side effects should be discussed with the surgeon well before the surgery. The estimated healing time from this procedure is close to 8-12 weeks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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I have very big pain in right hand them & first finger pain like that moving pain from last 2 months.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This is inadequate information rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Physiotherapy usually helps any way take paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. It may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Kindly do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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My self harjeet. I have abdominal separation after my c section delivery. Now my baby is 1.5year old. My belly is look like a pouch. My reports shows this is not a hernia. Only gap 8-10cm gap is there. Pls suggest how is this repair operation or pelvic exercise.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
My self harjeet. I have abdominal separation after my c section delivery. Now my baby is 1.5year old. My belly is loo...
To reduce belly fat you need to be particular about food choices & timings. Eat small & frequent meals. Include high fiber foods in your diet such as whole cereals & whole pulses. Drink plenty of water. Avoid refined foods from your diet such as maida, pasta. Keep check on your food intake.
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M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Kolkata
Inguinal Hernia is patency of the communication between the abdominal cavity and the scrotum in males and the labia in females. When this contains abdominal fluid only, it is called a hydrocele. When it contains intestinal loops, we call it hernia. In a baby or a small child, it is basically the same disease. The treatment is also the same, herniotomy. It is a painless procedure with excellent recovery, often done as a day care procedure. It can be done laparoscopy calls as well, wherein only 3 punctures are made in the abdominal wall. Inguinal hernias in babies should be operated upon as soon as possible because there is always a possibility of an intestinal loop getting into the hernial sac and failing to get back into the abdomen, resulting in strangulation,which is a life threatening condition.
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My wife is 56 she is suffering pains in her both hands from the last two years. No soultion by doctors at patiala

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sir start with physiotherapy sessions and use wrist band. Take calcium and methylcobalamin supplement with glucosamine for three months minimum.
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Hi. From 3-4 days I am getting pain in my ankle. While I play any game it get unbearable pain in my leg. Please give your suggestion.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Hi. From 3-4 days I am getting pain in my ankle. While I play any game it get unbearable pain in my leg. Please give ...
You must have twisted your ankle, you just need manual therapy. You can start with cold pack and systaflam gel. And go to the Physiotherapist who does manual therapy.
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I have pain in my right hand's shoulder. Can you please suggest me the best way doctor?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have pain in my right hand's shoulder. Can you please suggest me the best way doctor?
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Can you tell me since when are you having this shoulder pain? also what was the initiating factor, what is the intensity of pain etc? is there any history of any injury, or any associated symptoms like swelling, skin redness, local warmth etc also present? what investigations have you done till now and what treatment has been done for the existing problem? 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.
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Runner's Knee - 4 Most Important Exercises for it

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Runner's Knee - 4 Most Important Exercises for it

Runner’s knee is a very common problem with athletes. It is definitely not something one needs to worry about. In fact, with certain exercises, it can be prevented and if you do develop a runner’s knee, it can be treated with some exercises as well.

There are special sports medical practitioners who prescribe not only regular physiotherapy, but also specific exercises to deal with specific sports injuries. To fight with runner’s knee pain, there are a few exercises.

But the four most important ones are described in detail below.

  1. Quads: For performing proper quads, all you need is a back wall for additional support. You need to hold yourself against the wall and keep your legs apart from each other. The legs should be folded in the knees. In this position, you have to move up till the knee position with a minimum of one minute hold time in the knee position. You can repeat this exercise 10 times at a stretch before moving on to the next exercise.
  2. Hamstring: This is a fairly easier exercise than the previous one. You have to stand straight with your legs apart. Bend downwards from your hips. Relax your neck and back. Ease your head downwards as well. Keep your hands behind. Join both your hands and give it a stretch. If you think that this position is straining your neck or back a little too much, then you can simply stretch your hands without joining them.
  3. Calves: Calves is a standard exercise that is prescribed by medical practitioners and physiotherapists for easing out the pain caused by runner’s knee. You have to stand with your hand against the wall. Put your left leg forward and bend it at the knees. Stand on your right heel. Hold yourself in this position for 20 to 30 seconds before changing the legs and doing the same.
  4. Lateral: Lateral is also one of the easiest and common forms of exercises. You have to stand with your legs directly below your hips. Then stretch your right leg apart. Without bending your knees, try to touch the toes of your right leg with the fingers of your left hand. Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds before changing the position and performing the lateral with your left leg.

Thus, these are some of the very fundamental exercises that one should follow in order to get quick relief from the pains of a runner’s knee. These exercises are very easy and help in reducing pain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a orthopedist.

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I seem to have injured my right knee. I feel very slight pain when I sit cross legged. Ironically there is no pain when I do squats lunges or even when I run walk or climb stairs. The pain sort of feels similar to when one stretches an unprepared muscle.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow In Joint Replacement , Fellow In Arthroscopy
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
I seem to have injured my right knee. I feel very slight pain when I sit cross legged. Ironically there is no pain wh...
Hi good evening lybrate-user, if you are having pain sitting cross legged especially on ground it could be because of strain of lateral structures of the knee or could be because of meniscal injury it has to be clinically evaluated and treated accordingly followed by strengthening exercises of knee, thank you.
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If male is suffering from hernia in testicle then masturbating increase his hernia? Please advise.

D.E.H.M, B.E.M.S, M.D.(E.H)
Sexologist, Faridabad
If male is suffering from hernia in testicle then masturbating increase his hernia? Please advise.
Yes it may cause damage to testicles. Suggests that should not indulge in sexual activities if hernia is arising out. Should go cautiously. Wish you good health.
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Hello My question is regarding my body. If I left my body idle only for 5 min my legs and hands starts sleeping and 10 min its like a heavy pain. please help me out.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Hello
My question is regarding my body. If I left my body idle only for 5 min my legs and hands starts sleeping and 1...
You should take acupressure treatment and take biochemic mag phos12x + nat phos12x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 day's
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Hello sir, I am a web developer, working in an IT Company. I have too much pain in my all 10 fingers and my right hand. I have done NCB report and xray but all reports are normal. Can you suggest me any solution?

Ergonomist, MPTh/MPT, Trained in Mulligan Concept, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hello sir,
I am a web developer, working in an IT Company. I have too much pain in my all 10 fingers and my right han...
Might be coz of wrist pain as you are mouse and your wrist has to support and if not then it will strain from the dge of the table so the advise would be keep doing stretching before starting your work every morning and during day repeat stretching of the wrist as the pain is coming from the computer I suppose.
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I am 27 yr lady (married) suffering from inguinal hernia, it is very small in size thus dr was not recommended me for surgery , the bud of hernia arises sometime and having bearable pain , im taking homeopathic treatment for the same since last six months. But results are very minor. Means im not having pain as b4 but the bud is still existing. So my que is that shall i go for surgery or continue with the homeopathic medicine?

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
When it is diagnosed as Inguinal Hernia, remedy is Surgery. Earliest intervention brings good result. I don't know, neither I have seen any such patient is cured by homeopathy. Your pain indicates bad sign i.E. Threatened strangulation, that is an emergency situation where operation is mandatory but result is compromised. Please consult a surgeon without delay.
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Sir or mam I am having a hypochondriac condition regarding muscle twitching that I am relating it to dreadful neurological disorder although neurologist have told me that there is nothing serious disorder ita just a anxiety. Today I feel non stop muscle twitching it is also sign of anxiety but I am hypochondriac .please help.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Sir or mam I am having a hypochondriac condition regarding muscle twitching that I am relating it to dreadful neurolo...
Do aerobic exercises Divert your mind, indulge in some meaningful activities Do meditation Drink plenty of fluids & heat healthy Do not distress yourself Whenever anxiety is felt, if possible lie down, close your eyes & start deep breathing exercise
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