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Dr. Dinakar Rai  - Orthopedist, Coimbatore

Dr. Dinakar Rai

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MS - Orthopaedics

Orthopedist, Coimbatore

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Dr. Dinakar Rai 86% (10 ratings) MS - Orthopaedics Orthopedist, Coimbatore
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My favourite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and well being of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favourite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and well being of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Dinakar Rai is a trusted orthopaedist based in Coimbatore. With over 30 years of experience, he is a highly proficient orthopaedist who has successfully provided diagnosis and treatment to a great number of patients over the years. He has completed MS – Orthopaedics from Mangalore University in 1988 .He is a vastly skilled orthopaedist who is capable of dealing with all kinds of disorders and deformities of the skeletal system and supporting structures such as muscles and cartilage. This includes sports injuries, spine diseases, infections and even congenital disorders. Dr. Dinakar Rai can be consulted at Bala Medical Centre in Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore. As an orthopaedist, he cherishes the opportunities he gets to directly improve the health and wellbeing of his patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them. An appointment with him will surely help you find the most suitable and effective remedy for your orthopaedic problems for good. Lybrate.com has a number of highly qualified Orthopedists in India. You will find Orthopedists with more than 36 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Orthopedists online in Coimbatore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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Heel Bone Spurs - How Surgical Treatment Can Be Of Risk?

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
Heel Bone Spurs - How Surgical Treatment Can Be Of Risk?

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. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am suffering from chondromalacia patella please suggest me what should do or don't?

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
I am suffering from chondromalacia patella please suggest me what should do or don't?
You would require lifestyle modification - Avoid squatting, Sit with your knees extended, Take simple tablet like paracetamol for pain, If pain is severe you need to see a orthopaedic specialist.
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Hii doctor .I had a problem of spondylitis since 2 years. My age is 21 years .and now my spine chord has been pained and there is a pain on the back of my neck from upper to lower side on the back .so kindly suggest me the solution and treatment of this problem.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
Hii doctor .I had a problem of spondylitis since 2 years. My age is 21 years .and now my spine chord has been pained ...
It's unlikely that at age of 19 you can have spondlytis, If you are otherwise healthy it could be postural, you would require good posture habits and neck exercises, If you any associated issues you would require a consultantion.
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Osteoarthritis For Knee - How Intra-Articular Injections Can Help?

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
Osteoarthritis For Knee - How Intra-Articular Injections Can Help?

What are they?

Intra-articular injections or intra-articular corticosteroid injections are steroid medicines that are injected into the joint space directly, for curing and treating painful and inflammatory arthritic joint syndromes. In general, this procedure of treatment is adopted by orthopedic practitioners since steroidal drugs, when administered orally, are hardly of any use for osteoarthritis patients.

Steroids are natural substances which are akin to the hormones in your body. Steroids are mostly taken for reducing inflammation.

Apart from inflammation in the bones, intra-articular corticosteroid injections are also administered for alleviating inflammation in the ligaments and tendons in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

Note that intra-articular corticosteroid injections are prescribed to osteoarthritic patients only if the pain and inflammation do not subside with the use of NSAIDs and analgesics.

Corticosteroid injection often provides temporary relief, when other oral medicines have failed to provide comfort to the patient.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Another form of intra-articular injection is the one containing intra-articular hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural fluid that aids in lubricating the joints and allows them to function smoothly. It acts as a shock absorber in your body. However, with osteoarthritis, the hyaluronic acid in the affected joints wears out.

Depending on the type of injection, you may get one shot of hyaluronic acid intra-articular injection, or three to five injections spaced a week apart.

The Process

The process of administering such injections needs the doctor to first clean the area. In case of swelling, local painkillers can be injected. Next, the doctor inserts a needle to withdraw the excess fluid that’s within the knee joint and then with the same needle in place, the doctor finally injects the medication into the knee joint.

The basic side-effects of intra-articular injections include mild pain at the site of the injection along with a small buildup of joint fluid. However, these side-effects are usually never a matter of concern and they get resolved on their own within a span of a few days.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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