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Dr. Venkat Karthikeyan

Physiotherapist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Venkat Karthikeyan Physiotherapist, Chennai
100 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Venkat Karthikeyan is an experienced Physiotherapist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. He is currently practising at Vijay Physiotheraphy and Fitness Center in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkat Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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I have IT job. I am suffering from back pain will you suggest me any thing for that.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have IT job. I am suffering from back pain will you suggest me any thing for that.
Hunching over a desk is a leading reason why people end up with crippling back pain at some point in their lives. But a few simple changes in the way you work can make your pain go away. 1-Keep your head up; Focus on aligning your head and neck right above your shoulders; avoid straining forward. 2-Be choosy with your chair: Pick one that allows your lower back to rest against a lumbar support. Then tilt the back of the chair so it’s very slightly reclined. 3-Plant your feet: Keep them flat on the floor and shoulder-width apart to quiet tension in your knees and ankles. 4-Take breaks: Getting up at least once an hour— just do some shoulder rolls—reduces pressure on spinal disks and boosts circulation. -Apply heat or ice to the painful area. One good method is to use ice for the first 48 to 72 hours, and then use heat. Take pain relievers medicine. --While sleeping, try lying in a curled-up, fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you usually sleep on your back, place a pillow or rolled towel under your knees to relieve pressure. -Do not perform activities that involve heavy lifting or twisting of your back for the first 6 weeks after the pain begins. -Avoid bending forward and sitting in a place for long time -Stretching and strengthening exercises are important. -Some Physiotherapy treatment like IFT current can give you some relief. If your back pain is severe please go to a Physiotherapist for detail assessment and management of your pain. Best wishes.
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What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long trem for low back pain due to disc problems?

Fellow Adult Knee Reconstruction and Sports Injuries, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long trem for low back pain due to disc problems?
It's a combination of medicines deposited over your inflamed nerve. Usually works long if it's a chemical irritation of your nerve, in case it's a mechanical compression then a nerve block injection alone by itself doesn't work long time.
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My mother, 52 year old working lady, is experiencing body pain specially in left hand near elbow. Doctors say its case of tennis elbow, but because she is also a patient of bp, I am not sure. Please tell me if is it dangerous for her?

DPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
do not worry tell her to lift heavy weight, local formentation apply volini gel let her take a course ultra sonic therapy from a physio,
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I am 30 year old and I am suffering with ankle pain after rest but if I ignore it and continue walking than pain has gone pl. Help me out a deal tell me proper prescription not advised to come to my clinic.

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.), Nutrition/ Diet planning, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Cosmetology, BHMS, DND, Pranic Healing
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
I am 30 year old and I am suffering with ankle pain after rest but if I ignore it and continue walking than pain has ...
Take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 200 2 dram pills 4-4-4 pills after 1/2 hour of meals. Avoid coffee, sour things. Follow up after 15 days. Will change the medicine.
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Circumferential disk bulge,facet joint hypertrophy and minimal degenerative spondylitis thesis are visualised at L4 -L5 level.Patient age is 67 years lady.Need suggestion to go for surgery

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
First start with Physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for spine. Also use lumber spine belt. Take calcium and methylcobalamine supplement. Avoid surgery.
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I have a pain in my left knee I cannot fold my leg pls suggest any homeopathic medicine.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a pain in my left knee I cannot fold my leg pls suggest any homeopathic medicine.
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.
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Know the Causes and Treatments Available for Lower Back Pain

MNAMS (Orthopedic Surgery), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
Know the Causes and Treatments Available for Lower Back Pain

Lumbago or Lower back pain is a condition that is characterized by mild to serious pain or uneasiness in the lower back region. Lower back pain is more prevalent among the youth whose work includes physical exertion or sitting for long hours and is also common in individuals belonging to the 'retirement age' because of their sedentary lifestyles. The pain might be acute (sudden and extreme) or chronic if it has been endured over a span of three months. 

The most common causes of lower back pain are: 

  1. Overuse of the muscles and includes strains or sprains of soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments and vertebral compression fractures. 
  2. Pressure on the roots of nerves due to conditions such as spinal canal stenosis (narrowing down of the spaces within the spine) or herniated disc (a condition of the rubbery disc present between the spine bones (vertebrae)). 
  3. Osteoarthritis is a condition wherein the shock absorbers, found in the joints, progressively break down. 

When it affects the spine, the condition causes back pain by stiffening the spinal joints. Symptoms of Lumbago (Low back pain) include: 

  1. Stiff back 
  2. Numbness in the legs 
  3. Loss of weight 
  4. Difficulty in urinating 
  5. Sciatica, which is the pain running down the lower back to hips, legs and thighs. This occurs due to a compression by an intervertebral disc in the back, which leads to a pinched nerve. 

How to diagnose lower back pain or a slip disc?

Some methods that can be utilized for diagnosing back include Xray, CT Scans, Myelogram and MRI scans. 

Treatment options available -
Exercises along with correction of bad posture for relieving back pain are a common component of any treatment plan. Factors such as type and severity of the pain as well as the patient?s history can help in determining the type of treatment that can be administered. In most cases, the recovery time is usually six weeks without surgery. Typical treatment of back pain includes use of muscle relaxants, painkillers and physiotherapy. Surgery is suggested in severe cases. Some other treatments are discussed below: 

  1. Rest: A period of rest and inactivity would help the injured tissues to recuperate and relieve back pain. However, extended periods of rest lead to weakening of muscles and hence might prolong the existing back pain. 
  2. Heat and ice packs: Both heat and ice therapies are used according to the patient's preference to reduce inflammation. 
  3. Medications: A large variety of prescription and over-the-counter medicines are available. Some reduce back pain caused by inflammation and others prevent the pain signals from travelling to the brain. Examples would include acetaminophen, celecoxib and diclofenac.
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Hi Sir, My brother has problem. Leg pain .but some days it doesn't feel. And someday are just full of pain. Please assist any medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Hi Sir, My brother has problem. Leg pain .but some days it doesn't feel. And someday are just full of pain. Please as...
Homoeopathic medicine pinus slyvestris 200 4pills 4 times 5 days n ask him to continue same whenever he has pain. Do not strain much. Take care.
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Due to bad sleeping posture my hip joint is paining severely. Can't able to move my right leg in some directions. Severe pain while walking. Please suggest some exercise or treatment.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Due to bad sleeping posture my hip joint is paining severely. Can't able to move my right leg in some directions. Sev...
hello priyansh, if you didn't have MRI go for it soon . it may be avascular necrosis of hip joint . 1) Do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min., afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) Start natural calcium supplement. 3) Do regular stretching exercise 4) In yoga DO BHUJANGASAN, HALASAN & SURYANAMASKAR
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From 2 year I am suffering from leg pain so am taking tablets 4 days once and losing my hair.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
From 2 year I am suffering from leg pain so am taking tablets 4 days once and losing my hair.
For leg pain, please follow the below advise: 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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I am 37 year female and I am having backache from last 13 years. I had lots of medicines and treatment too. But I have not got heal. So what should I do to qure my this doses.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 37 year female and I am having backache from last 13 years. I had lots of medicines and treatment too. But I hav...
. Do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch.
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I have been through spine surgery following potts' spine. Is there a chance to reoccur as I have completed att course for 8 month?

BPTh,Cert.MDT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I would suggest you to start exercising for you spine as this will help to strengthen you muscles around the spine and help in proper mobility consult a physiotherapist for the exercises.
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Hi Sir/Mam One day one of my friend mother is fasting and she took pain killer on the same day and she died. How it happened we don`t no please tell me the reason?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi Sir/Mam
One day one of my friend mother is fasting and she took pain killer on the same day and she died. How it h...
Mr. Lybrate-user, this could be a simple coincidence, because usually no pain killer can cause such a serious problem, unless it is an anaphylactic (very severe acute allergy). Plus there is no mention of her other ailments. She may have had some other ailments or conditions related to heart which is not mentioned. So no explaination can be given.
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I am suffering with heavy pain in my backbone and shoulder with the joint of hips and backbone at waistline also the pain in elbo, knee and ankle. Due to this pain I have temp. Also unable to stand and sit. please Advice.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Ernakulam
I am suffering with heavy pain in my backbone and shoulder with the joint of hips and backbone at waistline also the ...
Pain on back bone to be evaluated for any further complications like disc protrusion,vertibral disease etc ..kindly get an x ray of lower back and intimate me ..Otherwise it could be due to arthritic changes for which you have to go for a blood check up immediately ..
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When I do some work my back starts to pain a lot and don't go for many hours! What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
When I do some work my back starts to pain a lot and don't go for many hours! What should I do?
maintain proper posture while sitting. Don't sit at one place continously for hrs. Avoid doing work which involves bending forward.. Avoid lifting heavy weights. proper rest is important. You can consult for medications
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My leg is paining from one month and I also feel difficult to walk. Canyou suggest me to what to do?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My leg is paining from one month and I also feel difficult to walk. Canyou suggest me to what to do?
Do stretching exercise and heat fermentation avoid long standing and rest must after relief start strength exercise like quadriceps exercise treadmill ya other.
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I have pain in my right knee have gone through laser and other orthopedic stuff including excercisesright now it is much better but how long should I keep up with the exercise routine walk 25 minutes into simple yoga and freehand am 79 years of age and overweight.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
I have pain in my right knee have gone through laser and other orthopedic stuff including excercisesright now it is m...
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. Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. Inform after 10 days for further guidance.
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I am getting lower back pain when I am bend and When I sit continues up to 3 hours what can I do.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
I am getting lower back pain when I am bend and When I sit continues up to 3 hours what can I do.
Hello, low back pain is due to bad posture. Firstly you correct posture by tall sitting avoid forward bending, donot sit on floor by palthi, take hot fermentation for 15 minutes on back, every two hours in a office walk 15-20 steps.
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I have back pain from 2 years and I am not able to do any work so, what is the medicine for this pain?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have back pain from 2 years and I am not able to do any work so, what is the medicine for this pain?
Sit straight maintain your posture tk muscle relaxant medicine and physiotherapy treatment for few days avoid long sitting and toward bending do stretching exercise of spine.
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