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Dr. Raju Easwaran

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

Orthopedist, Delhi

17 Years Experience  ·  1 at clinic
Dr. Raju Easwaran MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics Orthopedist, Delhi
17 Years Experience  ·  1 at clinic
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Dr. Raju Easwaran is a renowned Orthopedist in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. He has had many happy patients in his 17 years of journey as a Orthopedist. He studied and completed MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics . He is currently practising at Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Raju Easwaran on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, - 2000
MS - Orthopaedics - Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, - 2003
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Indian Orthopaedic Association
Indian Orthopedic Society (UK)
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Delhi Orthopedic Association
International Society of Arthroscopy
Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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Have so much back pain now a day. I'm pregnant. It's possible ki pregnancy m pain hota h.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Indore
Have so much back pain now a day. I'm pregnant. It's possible ki pregnancy m pain hota h.
Hello, Yes it is very much possible that pregnancy gives back pains. Do not go for allopathic pain killers that can have side effects. Opt for ayurvedic medicines that will help you solve all your problems naturally and without any side effects.
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I have back foot pain regular morning time & sometimes knee pain also join what I am doing?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have back foot pain regular morning time & sometimes knee pain also join what I am doing?
Hi -apply ice, -do stretching of calf muscles, -wear proper footwear -try using a frozen bottle of water and gently rolling it under the arch and heel. Best wishes.
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I have pain in my calf and foot heal from last one n half year. What do I do for relief and why I have this pain. Kindly help me.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have pain in my calf and foot heal from last one n half year. What do I do for relief and why I have this pain. Kin...
do take ust and laser therapy for 12 days followed by mobilisation and stretching exercises from physio best wishes
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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Physiotherapy In Cerebral Palsy and Leprosy, MPT Neurology
Physiotherapist,
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Delayed onset muscle soreness (doms), also called muscle fever, is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise.

The soreness is felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after the exercise. It is thought to be caused by eccentric (lengthening) exercise, which causes microtrauma to the muscle fibers. After such exercise, the muscle adapts rapidly to prevent muscle damage, and thereby soreness, if the exercise is repeated.

Delayed onset muscle soreness is one symptom of exercise-induced muscle damage. The other is acute muscle soreness, which appears during and immediately after exercise.

Characteristics

The soreness is perceived as a dull, aching pain in the affected muscle, often combined with tenderness and stiffness. The pain is typically felt only when the muscle is stretched, contracted or put under pressure, not when it is at rest. This tenderness, a characteristic symptom of doms, is also referred to as" muscular mechanical hyperalgesia.

Although there is variance among exercises and individuals, the soreness usually increases in intensity in the first 24 hours after exercise. It peaks from 24 to 72 hours, then subsides and disappears up to seven days after exercise.

Cause

The soreness is caused by eccentric exercise, that is, exercise consisting of eccentric (lengthening) contractions of the muscle. Isometric (static) exercise causes much less soreness, and concentric (shortening) exercise causes none.

Mechanism

The mechanism of delayed onset muscle soreness is not completely understood, but the pain is ultimately thought to be a result of microtrauma mechanical damage at a very small scale to the muscles being exercised.

Doms was first described in 1902 by theodore hough, who concluded that this kind of soreness is" fundamentally the result of ruptures within the muscle. According to this" muscle damage" theory of doms, these ruptures are microscopic lesions at the z-line of the muscle sarcomere. The soreness has been attributed to the increased tension force and muscle lengthening from eccentric exercise. This may cause the actin and myosin cross-bridges to separate prior to relaxation, ultimately causing greater tension on the remaining active motor units.[6] this increases the risk of broadening, smearing, and damage to the sarcomere. When micro-trauma occurs to these structures, nociceptors (pain receptors) within muscle connective tissues are stimulated and cause the sensation of pain.

Another explanation for the pain associated with doms is the" enzyme efflux" theory. Following microtrauma, calcium that is normally stored in the sarcoplasmic reticulum accumulates in the damaged muscles. Cellular respiration is inhibited and atp needed to actively transport calcium back into the sarcoplasmic reticulum is also slowed. This accumulation of calcium may activate proteases and phospholipases which in turn break down and degenerate muscle protein. This causes inflammation, and in turn pain due to the accumulation of histamines, prostaglandins, and potassium.[7][9]

An earlier theory posited that doms is connected to the build-up of lactic acid in the blood, which was thought to continue being produced following exercise. This build-up of lactic acid was thought to be a toxic metabolic waste product that caused the perception of pain at a delayed stage. This theory has been largely rejected, as concentric contractions which also produce lactic acid have been unable to cause doms. Additionally, lactic acid is known from multiple studies to return to normal levels within one hour of exercise, and therefore cannot cause the pain that occurs much later

Relation to other effects

Although delayed onset muscle soreness is a symptom associated with muscle damage, its magnitude does not necessarily reflect the magnitude of muscle damage.

Soreness is one of the temporary changes caused in muscles by unaccustomed eccentric exercise. Other such changes include decreased muscle strength, reduced range of motion, and muscle swelling. It has been shown, however, that these changes develop independently in time from one another and that the soreness is therefore not the cause of the reduction in muscle function.

Possible function as a warning sign

Soreness might conceivably serve as a warning to reduce muscle activity so as to prevent further injury. However, further activity temporarily alleviates the soreness, even though it causes more pain initially. Continued use of the sore muscle also has no adverse effect on recovery from soreness and does not exacerbate muscle damage. It is therefore unlikely that soreness is in fact a warning sign not to use the affected muscle.

Repeated-bout effect

After performing an unaccustomed eccentric exercise and exhibiting severe soreness, the muscle rapidly adapts to reduce further damage from the same exercise. This is called the" repeated-bout effect.

As a result of this effect, not only is the soreness reduced, but other indicators of muscle damage, such as swelling, reduced strength and reduced range of motion, are also more quickly recovered from. The effect is mostly, but not wholly, specific to the exercised muscle: experiments have shown that some of the protective effect is also conferred on other muscles.

The magnitude of the effect is subject to many variations, depending for instance on the time between bouts, the number and length of eccentric contractions and the exercise mode. It also varies between people and between indicators of muscle damage. Generally, though, the protective effect lasts for at least several weeks. It seems to gradually decrease as time between bouts increases, and is undetectable after about one year.

The first bout does not need to be as intense as the subsequent bouts in order to confer at least some protection against soreness. For instance, eccentric exercise performed at 40% of maximal strength has been shown to confer a protection of 20 to 60% from muscle damage incurred by a 100% strength exercise two to three weeks later. Also, the repeated-bout effect appears even after a relatively small number of contractions, possibly as few as two. In one study, a first bout of 10, 20 or 50 contractions provided equal protection for a second bout of 50 contractions three weeks later.

The reason for the protective effect is not yet understood. A number of possible mechanisms, which may complement one another, have been proposed. These include neural adaptations (improved use and control of the muscle by the nervous system), mechanical adaptations (increased muscle stiffness or muscle support tissue), and cellular adaptations (adaptation to inflammatory response and increased protein synthesis, among others).

Prevention

Delayed onset muscle soreness can be reduced or prevented by gradually increasing the intensity of a new exercise program, thereby taking advantage of the repeated-bout effect.

Soreness can theoretically be avoided by limiting exercise to concentric and isometric contractions. But eccentric contractions in some muscles are normally unavoidable during exercise, especially when muscles are fatigued. Limiting the length of eccentric muscle extensions during exercise may afford some protection against soreness, but this may also not be practical depending on the mode of exercise. A study comparing arm muscle training at different starting lengths found that training at the short length reduced muscle damage indicators by about 50% compared to the long length, but this effect was not found in leg muscles.

Static stretching or warming up the muscles does not prevent soreness.[12][13][needs update] overstretching can by itself cause soreness.

The use of correctly fitted, medical-grade, graduated compression garments such as socks and calf sleeves during the workout can reduce muscle oscillation and thus some of the micro-tears that contribute to doms, proper nutrition to manage electrolytes and glycogen before and after exertion has also been proposed as a way to ease soreness.[15][16] consuming more vitamin c may not prevent soreness, but oral curcumin (2.5 gram, twice daily) likely reduces it.

Treatment

The soreness usually disappears within about 72 hours after appearing. If treatment is desired, any measure that increases blood flow to the muscle, such as low-intensity activity, massage, hot baths, or a sauna visit may help somewhat.

Immersion in cool or icy water, an occasionally recommended remedy, was found to be ineffective in alleviating doms in one 2011 study, but effective in another. There is also insufficient evidence to determine whether whole-body cryotherapy compared with passive rest or no whole-body cryotherapy reduces doms, or improves subjective recovery, after exercise.

Counterintuitively, continued exercise may temporarily suppress the soreness. Exercise increases pain thresholds and pain tolerance. This effect, called exercise-induced analgesia, is known to occur in endurance training (running, cycling, swimming), but little is known about whether it also occurs in resistance training. There are claims in the literature that exercising sore muscles appears to be the best way to reduce or eliminate the soreness, but this has not yet been systematically investigated.

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I am feeling pain in my joints of leg & realise that there is some swelling on my joints. please give me your valuable suggestion.

BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am feeling pain in my joints of leg & realise that there is some swelling on my joints. please give me your valuabl...
Hi, its just a simple thing do the stretching exercises daily for 2 times a day. You will get relief from pain, if you have any doubts revert me back.
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I have lower back ache which spread towards left leg. In MRI report shows disk displacement L5S1. Doctors advise surgery for that. I want to know that surgery is how much safe. Is it curable? Thank you sir.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have lower back ache which spread towards left leg. In MRI report shows disk displacement L5S1. Doctors advise surg...
Its curable but risky paralysis is possible after surgery. So best advise do physiotherapy treatment and strength exercise of spine. Avoid long sitting towards bending lifting heavyweight. Keep equal balance on both legs.
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I'm 57 years old. For last fifteen days there was back pain. After a day pain lifted upwards. Now there is a pain in upper side of back and in chest. What may be the cause and what should I do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm 57 years old. For last fifteen days there was back pain. After a day pain lifted upwards. Now there is a pain in ...
Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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Im having issue of back pain from last two months tat too 1 time in 5 days I did not consult the doctor yet.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Im having issue of back pain from last two months tat too 1 time in 5 days I did not consult the doctor yet.
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. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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Her ribcage is flexible. It bends wen you press it. Is it normal or any problem is there? Whats the reason for this?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Her ribcage is flexible. It bends wen you press it. Is it normal or any problem is there? Whats the reason for this?
It may not be a major issue... just soft cartilages.. by which the ribs attaches to the sternum... If she does not have any symptoms or complaints then you should not worry much.. You may start giving her multivitamin and multimineral tablet (I advise Amway Nutrilite Daily to my patients).
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I am 43 years old male. My both ankles are in swelling condition for the past one month. My job is office job. I am feeling very tired for the last 2 months. So far no sugar and no pb. Mild pain in ankles . Kindly advise Thanking you in anticipation Gopal.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 43 years old male. My both ankles are in swelling condition for the past one month. My job is office job. I am f...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush 15 thoroughly washed basil leaves 2. Place it on a sieve and extract its juice 3. Add 1 tsp of honey to this juice 4. Mix well 5. Drink 2 times a day Causes: • Stress • Faulty diet or malnutrition • Loss of blood due to any injury or during the menstruation cycle • Slow bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys or bladder it will surely help you.
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I m 24 years old girl nd I have cervical prlm frm last 3 month nd that's why I can't ride by bike so what should I do fr relief.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This treatment is being suggested on bases of the information provided. I would like to examine & investigate you in detail. Rule out Diabetes. Any way it may be tried, --.Calpol 250mg OD & SOS. X 5days. --.Caldikind plus (from Mankind)1 tab OD x 5 days. --. Fomentation with warm water. --. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. -- .Do mild exercises for , neck & shoulder. (Take help of a physiotherapist). --. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. (Contact family doctor, if needed). For emergency treatment visit nearest hospital. Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. If no relief in 2-3 days, contact me again.
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Dear sir I have serious problem of back pain. I tried a lot of medical treatment but they work only for few days. I want a permanent solution.

Cert.MDT (Mckenzie spine Therapist), CMP, MPTh/MPT, CDNT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Dear sir I have serious problem of back pain. I tried a lot of medical treatment but they work only for few days. I w...
Do hot fomentation twice daily. Postural correction- always sit with a small pillow at your low back. Sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises like bridging and bhujang asana x twice daily. Sleep on your back with a pillow under your knees. And get vit d levels checked. Go for regular walks follow 30-30 rule when at work. After every 30 min of work. Do 30 sec of stretching or stand and walk a bit.
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Hi Dr. my sis gtng knee pain she wear sleeper in tht sleeper Sml heel thr so she gtng lot of pain in heal n knee pain she nt bake to walk proper her age is 28.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi Dr. my sis gtng knee pain she wear sleeper in tht sleeper Sml heel thr so she gtng lot of pain in heal n knee pain...
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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I have loss my left hands middle finger so having so much pain what do I do? Please advise.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have loss my left hands middle finger so having so much pain what do I do? Please advise.
Hi for pain take cold water fomentation for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. If still you don't get relief and need further advice, consult me via lybrate.
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I am suffering from back pain and knees severe pain and not able to sit and walk properly. Please suggest any solution.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am suffering from back pain and knees severe pain and not able to sit and walk properly. Please suggest any solution.
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress 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 & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Dr, I'm 19 years old and I have this pain in my joints of left hand ie. Elbow,I don't know what happened it pains badly as I can't move my hand properly for (stretching or hitting stuff), need help Pls revert on the same.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Dr, I'm 19 years old and I have this pain in my joints of left hand ie. Elbow,I don't know what happened it pains bad...
Might be a chance of developing tennis elbow or golfer's elbow Apply hot fomentation Do flexion & extension exercise of elbow while holding weight of about half kg then gradually keep increasing the weight Wear compression bandage
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Actually my mom suffering from heels pain. When she walks continuously no pain is raise but when she rest for sometimes thn when she keep her legs on surface dat tym she has been feeling more pain in her heels so what she has to do to get rid of this problem?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Vellore
Actually my mom suffering from heels pain. When she walks continuously no pain is raise but when she rest for sometim...
Your mother has a calcaneal spur. Apply hot water fermentation soak the both foot in hot water. Regularly do ankle pumping movement and toe movement. Calf stretching exercises.
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I am a 71 year old man. I have a painful little toe as a result of a fracture. The fracture had healed and the pain reduced. But hitting the toe against furniture has caused a pain and swelling around the little toe .What can I do for the pain and swelling?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Ranchi
I am a 71 year old man. I have a painful little toe as a result of a fracture. The fracture had healed and the pain r...
Initially it must be given ICE compression later on hot compression to subside the pain. Go ahead apply some hot fermentation for pain.
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