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Dr. Harini Balachander

MPTh/MPT

Physiotherapist, Hyderabad

4 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Harini Balachander is an experienced Physiotherapist in West Marredpally, Hyderabad. She has been a successful Physiotherapist for the last 4 years. She has completed MPTh/MPT . You can meet Dr. Harini Balachander personally at Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy in West Marredpally, Hyderabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Harini Balachander on Lybrate.com.

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MPTh/MPT - Faculty of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, - 2013
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Indian Association of Sports Medicine

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I have a desk job for 8 hours a day I have a back pain and my weight also increase what should I do give me a answer.

FIPM, DNB, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Gurgaon
I have a desk job for 8 hours a day I have a back pain and my weight also increase what should I do give me a answer.
You are prone to develop back pain due to your occupation. Increase in weight, sedentary lifestyle will add to your problems. You will have to make some lifestyle changes before these pain hamper your work schedule.
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I am 32 years old, I have sitting job, had the buts pain form last 2 months what to do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 32 years old, I have sitting job, had the buts pain form last 2 months what to do?
Hi I can understand your problem. The pain is from lumber spine. # relax & stay positive. # take hot and cold foementation. # change sleeping position. # use lumber support. There are various non sugical treatment options for back pain according to your health and severity of symptoms. Kindly reply in private consultation to discuss detailed treatment plan. Wishing you a good health.
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Sir I have shoulder and neck pain. Actually I work for about 10 hours on the computer. The numbness is now also there on my right hand and there is pain on the back of my head. Could you suggest a natural treatment in reducing or getting rid of the same?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Sir I have shoulder and neck pain. Actually I work for about 10 hours on the computer. The numbness is now also there...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic nat mur 12x+kali phos 12x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days.
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Seven Strengthening Exercises For A Frozen Shoulder

BPT, MPT- Ortho
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Seven Strengthening Exercises For A Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is one of the most common disorders of shoulders, usually observed in people aged above 35. Though there is no correlation between gender and age, this disorder seems to strike when the shoulder joint’s fluid connective tissue becomes stiff and inflamed somehow, thus restricting overall motion and causing sessions of indescribable pain. Though the scientific community has not been able to come up with any explanation for the exact causes of such disorders, it is believed to be associated with past trauma or injury to the said area, and/or may involve some auto-immune components.

Exercises which can bring relief:

  1. Finger walk: Facing a wall at a distance of three quarters of your arm's length, use your fingertips of the affected arm to reach the wall at your waist level. Use your fingers to slowly walk up the wall just as in a spider motion till the level you are comfortable.
  2. Cross body reach: Use the unaffected arm to gently lift and turn the affected arm across the body; the shoulder should be stretched by applying gentle pressure on it.
  3. Towel stretch: Use both arms to hold a towel of about 3 feet in length behind the back horizontally; using the unaffected arm, pull the affected arm upwards.
  4. Pendulum stretch: Stand upright and then gently lean forward, using the good arm to support your weight. Let your affected arm hang low, such that free movements can be observed. Rotate your affected arm in a circular motion, preferably with a diameter of about a foot. 10 revolutions a day are ideal for beginners, which can later be increased. However, make sure that you are comfortable with this exercise, and allow your arm to move freely without stretching it forcibly.
  5. Armpit stretch: Using your unaffected arm, lift the affected arm on a table/shelf placed at your chest level. Bend your knees gradually, stretch your armpit gently, and then slowly straighten it. Try to stretch a little further with each bend, without forcing it on your shoulder.
  6. Inward rotation: Hook a rubber exercise band to a fixed position such as a doorknob; hold one end of the band with your affected arm such that your elbow makes a right angle. Gently pull the band about two to five inches towards your body, keep it for five seconds and then let it go.
  7. Outward rotation: Use both your hands to hold a rubber exercise band such that your elbows make a right angle with the band. Pull your affected arm away from your body by about five inches, keep it that way for five seconds, and then gently let it go. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Physiotherapist.
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I always have legs tired behind nee.My age is 28 male.Always feel very restless in my knee and downward portion. Kindly suggest something

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
1.Start with Physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise.2. Take calcium and methylcobalamine supplement.3 drink water
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Every morning after I wake up I feel a pain on the lower back region on both sides of the spine which subsides during daytime.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Coimbatore
Change your bed get a hard mattress or sleep on a plain cot try to reduce weight apply hot water fomentation need back exercises contact me for exercises
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I m pregnant. I have a one question My due date is 18thmarch 2016 I have a problem with headache. Leg pain. Some time back pain also. Why this all problems occurs? When my delivery come? Anything serious. Please answer quick.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I m pregnant. I have a one question
My due date is 18thmarch 2016
I have a problem with headache. Leg pain. Some time...
Hi, head ache, low back pain, body pain, lethargy, all these very common in the days of pregnancy and as you r delivery dates are near so such symptoms are very common no need to worry for that but observe for below things 1) continues lower abdomen pain 2) any watery or blood discharge from vagina 3) reduced foetal movements 4) rigid abdomen
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I am 21 years old female having pain in head and shoulders, previously have acute spondylosis. Can not sleep for two days. What should I do?

Fellow of Endoscopic spine surgery (FENDS) , Fellow of Interventional spine & pain (FISP) , MD-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow of Pain Management (FPM) , DA( Gold medal-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine) , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
I am 21 years old female having pain in head and shoulders, previously have acute spondylosis. Can not sleep for two ...
Dear lybrate user, headache, shoulder pain with known history of cervical spondylosis can occur either in 2 cases. Cervicogenic or tension type headache or due to spondylosis itself where superior segment may give rise to headache and lateral nerves trapezitis (commonly seen with cervical facetal arthritis). Go for conservative treatment for few days if there is no relief consult either interventional pain specialist or orthopedician trained in spine for through examination and further treatment. Once you know the diagnosis it can be treated easily.
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I had problem in my leg it pains at night and I can not get sleep properly give me proper solution.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I had problem in my leg it pains at night and I can not get sleep properly give me proper solution.
You should take acupressure treatment and take biochemic mag phos12x 4 tab thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days
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Swelling in left knee and pain Had a ligament tear in 2002 in left knee, and had undergone a arthroscopic surgery Cannot fold knee fully Cannot run or walk at brisk pace Swelling persisting X-Ray shows early OA changes and osteophytes observed Advice medicine to reduce swelling and pain.

MS Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Panchkula
Swelling in left knee and pain
Had a ligament tear in 2002 in left knee, and had undergone a arthroscopic surgery
Can...
you may need joint replacement in near future meanwhile get regular Painkillers from your doctor and start sit-ups from the chair 20 times With hands on chest
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I am from Bhubaneswar study at trident academy of technology b. Tech 1st year branch civil sir I don't know why but I am not feeling well I have always a sweet pain in stomach and digestive system is also not good. Too many times I have loose motion and its happening any time any day. I have also pain in leg at knee after while sitting. When I run. while running a pain started in left side and then I have to take rest otherwise I can't run or walk. Sir please help me.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am from Bhubaneswar study at trident academy of technology b. Tech 1st year branch civil 
sir I don't know why but ...
Kindly consult a physician. In the mean time you may try 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 knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference? (facility provided by lybrate. Com)
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Tips to Improve Hip Mobility

M.Ch - Orthopaedics - , MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Tips to Improve Hip Mobility

One part of the human body is essential for the efficient functioning of another. The hip joint provides support to your overall body weight while you are at ease or in motion. Suffering from medical problems pertaining to the hip can impede free movement; walking, running, stooping, sitting or even lying down will cause immense pain and discomfort in such a situation. While certain bodily disabilities come with old age and are in most cases unavoidable; some others can actually be controlled through physical exercise.

Take a look at a few stretches to improve your hip mobility:

  1. Stretch like a pigeon: This yoga loosens up muscle tension in and around a person's hip. Your right leg must be stretched behind while the upper part of your body bends over a folded left leg in front. Your head rests on your coupled hands. This stretch improves the shape of your hip as well.  
  2. Try to be an eagle for hip firmness: To align your body in the perfect eagle pose; you probably need to be a conjurer; that is the kind of flexibility the posture requires. Be a half-chair making your hands intersect above your head while your left leg crosses the right one. The pressure is on your hip making it strong. Your body has to be in one single line. 
  3. Sit in the chair pose: Crouching on your haunches with your torso inclined to the front is a good way to better hip mobility. This exercise also relieves you of back pain. It adds potency to the muscles of your upper thighs thus giving a well- rounded hip extra support.  
  4. Stoop in the downward doggy pose: The downward doggy pose helps you concentrate on the fullness of your hips. The back muscles are stretched and the problem of a small, rickety hip is dealt with through this yoga. Your legs should be erect at the knees and should be stretched apart depending upon the width of your hip. The rest of your body should bend in a forward arch while your spread hands touch the ground.  
  5. Try out the benefits of World's Greatest Stretch: World's greatest stretch involves a series of stretches that not only accentuates your hipline making your hip muscles adaptable to stress but also tones muscles in other parts of your body. It is a three- fold exercise. The second step is the most difficult where your body is balanced on a half folded right leg and you're required to touch the ground with your right elbow.
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I MET AN ACCIDENT ON 29TH DEC 2014, GOT FRACTURES IN RIGHT LEG. X-RAY REPORT IS" FRACTURE LATERAL MALLEOLUS RIGHT (CLOSED) WITH FRACTURE 2ND & 3RD METATARSAL (CLOSED). INITIALLY, DOCTOR PUT A POP BACK SLAB FOR 15 DAYS AND HAD OPINED FOR CHANCE OF DISLOCATION IN ANKLE INJURY. BUT AFTER 15 DAYS, X RAY SHOWED " GOOD ALIGNMENT, NO DISPLACEMENT". THEN DOCTOR PUT A SYNTHETIC CAST REPLACING POP BACK SLAB AND WILL REVIEW ON 17TH FEB 2015. OCCASIONAL TOLERABLE PAIN IS PERSISTING ALTHOUGH NO PAIN KILLER IS BEING TAKEN AT PRESENT EXCEPT CALCIUM CAPSULE ONCE IN A DAY. I AM NOT PUTTING ANY WEIGHT ON RIGHT LEG AND USING TWO ELBOW CRUTCHES FOR WALKING. MY QUESTIONS ARE.... HOW LONG I HAVE TO PUT THE LEG INSIDE CAST ? IS THE PAIN NORMAL ? IS THERE FURTHER ANY CHANCE OF DISLOCATION OF AFFECTED AREAS UNDER CAST ? WHEN I CAN DRIVE AGAIN ? CAN I JOIN MY OFFICE DUTIES NOW SITTING ON CHAIR ? PLEASE OPINE. MY QUESTION IS..

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Initial time for a fracture to get back is min of 4 weeks but your bone wouldnt be ready yet. It takes 6 months for the full recovery of the bone. If you put your wt before the proper "cementing" of the bone tissues it could lead to "bending" or "malalignment" of the part. Suggest you to take ample rest, followed by fresh vegetarian diet (improves healing faster) and just isometric exercises with slight weight bearing during walking. Yes you can work while sitting as long as you are not stressing your leg.
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I have red eyes over the last 3 days? what should I do. Also I have back pain problem please help as soon as possible.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have red eyes over the last 3 days? what should I do.
Also I have back pain problem please help as soon as possible.
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take BioD3 Max 1 tab dailyx10 Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x5days Do back(spine)/shoulder/knee exercises Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take Do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days,then contact me again. For eye problem kindly consult a eye doctor.
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Now a days my body is paining badly, sometimes my back sometimes neck sometimes foot sometimes shoulders sometimes eyes sometimes ears and tooth and sometimes my legs and also sometimes head aches. Why is this happening, what should I do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Now a days my body is paining badly, sometimes my back sometimes neck sometimes foot sometimes shoulders sometimes ey...
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation.
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Hi, I am 30 years old. I think my left knee joint is making noise while I walk. It's "chin chin" like a fan without grease or lubrication :D What can I do to avoid any possible trouble that my body is trying to tell. I was doing gym 2-3 months back and have sinusitis if any of these r relevant :)

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Hi, I am 30 years old. I think my left knee joint is making noise while I walk. It's "chin chin" like a fan without g...
for joint ras raj ras 125 mg twice a day vatari avleh 10 gm twice a day and its better to replace septilin , better to take maha laxmi vilas ras 125 mg twicea day and sitopiladi avleh 10 gm twice a day for sinusitis
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Hi Age 57 years if I walk to a short distance get hand, shoulder thigh leg, chest portion get pain, tired,digestive problem (daily 2 times loose motion) sometimes giddiness. Since 4-5 years ECG, TMT TEST DONE - report normal.

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
Hi Age 57 years if I walk to a short distance get hand, shoulder thigh leg, chest portion get pain, tired,digestive p...
A general check up by a physician with some blood tests like CBC, CRP,ANA, ESR may be advisable. Stool examination also. Colitis due to amebiasis or giardiasis has to rule out CEO, ESR ,ANA may show some direction for pain in body parts.
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I have been having a severe pain closer to my shoulder. I tried taking pain killers but the pain won't ease out instead it's getting swollen and red I am getting worried about this plz any suggestions that could help?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I have been having a severe pain closer to my shoulder. I tried taking pain killers but the pain won't ease out inste...
No 1: Rotator Cuff Isometrics Ok, I'm cheating here with my No 1 exercise as it's really three exercises, but the simple, basic isometric exercise is too often over looked and under used. This is a shame as I find it very effective in reducing a lot of shoulder pains in many people that it rightly deserves my No 1 spot despite them being perceived as boring and simplistic nature. Although recently they are gaining some popularity and credibility again. Isometric exercises for those non therapists reading, is when a muscle/tendon is asked to contract but there is no movement of the joint and so no change in the length of the muscle/tendon, just like when you flex your pecs and biceps in the mirror after a shower… No! just me that does that then, ok moving on…! In my clinic I see a lot of people with acute shoulder pains brought on usually after an increase in activity, sport or training and most I beleive have a reactive cuff tendinopathy. Most of these shoulders have quite high pain levels for the first few weeks and we know that isometrics are great for reducing pain (source) and they do produce some significant forces and tension in the cuff, so can be thought of beginning the needed loading program. There are lots of variations and I don't think it matters too much how you do them, it's more important how hard and how much you do them, more on this in a bit. The isometric exercises I usually give are a'Back of the hand Wall Press' used when I suspect a more superior cuff tendinopathy, it's done simply by standing next to a wall and pressing the back of the hand into the wall in the scapular plane (called Scaption) at approx 30° of abduction.
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My left knee MRI report says high grade injury with full thickness tear in mid substance of anterior cruciate ligament. Moderate amount of joint effusion extending till suprapatellar bursa. What does it mean? Treatment is only surgery or can be treated without surgery. Which type of surgery is performed? Is surgery is safe? My knee will be recovered completely after surgery? How much time surgery takes? Please provide the answer of above queries?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
My left knee MRI report says high grade injury with full thickness tear in mid substance of anterior cruciate ligamen...
Your condition needs immediate Orthopaedic intervention. Yes you should go towards surgery if your Orthopaedic doctor suggest so. Joint effusion means swelling in the joint which is extended till suprapatellar bursa which is near your knee cap. Definitive treatment is surgery. Yes it is completely safe and results are good with physiotherapy rehabilitation. You will have to go through prolong physiotherapy rehabilitation program to recover completely. If it is arthroscopic surgery it will be done within sm hours and you ll be discharged in a couple of days. Surgeon can tell you the time of surgery more precisely. In my opinion in a complete rupture of ligament ,surgery should be done and 3 months of physiotherapy rehabilitation post surgery. Hope you got your answer.
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