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Dr. Harini Balachander

MPTh/MPT

Physiotherapist, Hyderabad

4 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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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I am 30 year old I am a tractor driver in past I got severe back pains due to driving tractor in fields so I consulted one rmp he gave medicines but I didn't got any relief what should I do please give a nice suggestion6011.

Ergonomist, MPTh/MPT, Trained in Mulligan Concept, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I am 30 year old I am a tractor driver in past I got severe back pains due to driving tractor in fields so I consulte...
First you should avoid tractor for time being if possible or else wear back support belt while driving & start strengthening your back muscles and even abdomen.
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Hello Doctor, From last 4-5 days I am continuously feeling pain on my right hand side of the back side of the brain at the point where our skull ends, don't know why it is paining help me our suggest some exercise. I have also noticed that I am unable to concentrate on my studies suggest some memory boost exercise and medicine.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello Doctor, From last 4-5 days I am continuously feeling pain on my right hand side of the back side of the brain a...
Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Core strengthening exercises. Take frequent breaks at work use cervical pillow. Use back support. Self massage the back of neck.
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MPTh/MPT, MSC CVR, MANUAL THERAPIST
Physiotherapist,
Pain Between Shoulder Blades:

Pain between shoulder blades can produce that nagging type of pain that is difficult to reach. Most often it is related to muscle problems, however, a herniated disc or pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain in this area, along with neck joint irritation. These causes usually respond to neck and/or shoulder movements. Pain between the shoulders can also be referred by the heart, stomach and gallbladder or, if you have osteoporosis, a possible compression fracture.

If there has been a past injury to the area or from years of poor posture, a degenerative condition like arthritis can develop in the area between the shoulders causing upper back pain.

Muscle Pain Between Shoulders:

While there are many muscles that can cause pain between the shoulder blades, the major muscles often involved are the trapezius and the rhomboid. The trapezius is a large muscle, while the rhomboid is a smaller muscle that runs between the spine and the shoulder blades.

With typical poor postural habits, the head is forward and the back becomes rounded. As the upper back becomes rounded, the rhomboid muscles stretch out. This is typically seen with a slumped posture when sitting at a computer or desk. The muscles become overstretched and weak, placing abnormal stress on the spinal bones, altered motion and, over time, can develop scar tissues from small tears which develop.

Treatment of the muscles with moist heat therapy and massage techniques can help. A particular technique called ischemic compression can be used for tender areas often called trigger points, seen in the picture with the “X”. This technique uses a tennis ball or special neck muscle release tool. Place the ball or release tool on the floor and lay on your back with the ball or tool between the shoulder blades. You can control the pressure and when you find a tender area, hold it until the pain gradually fades – about 20 to 30 seconds, although it may take a minute.

For those with chronic problems that need more than compression due to excessive scar tissue, the help of a professional Physiotherapist should help. Considerable involvement of the trapezius can cause what is often termed trapezius myalgia and the are exercises for the trapezius muscle that have proven beneficial. Since arthritic changes and joint problems may occur, this is a common area for careful spinal adjustments.

Upper back pain pillow:

The use of lumbar support pillows, which help maintain the normal curve of the lower back when sitting, can help to correct rounded shoulder posture, especially when driving a car or working at a desk. The back of the chair should not be pushed forward and should have a slight backward angle. These tips for the best posture when sitting at a computer can be helpful.

For those who sit for long periods and get so involved in work that they forget to take breaks and change postures, a timer set for 20 to 30 minutes can be placed in a location that you must get up to turn it off and reset it can be a great solution.

For some, the use of a posture support brace can assist the muscles of the upper back and spine to assume the correct posture. A universal support will allow gradual adjustments as your posture improves, so it will be a temporary aid.

When using armrests on a chair, having them too low can stress the trapezius muscle, too high can cause tension of the neck and shoulder muscles, so try to sit close to your desk with the armrests at desk level.

Often, with rounded shoulder posture, the chest muscles (pectorals) can become tight and the in the door stretch can help with tight pectoral muscles and overstretched trapezius and rhomboid muscles.

Stretch for pain between shoulder blades:

Use of door frames or resistance bands is of great use.


Sleeping with pain between shoulder blades:

For those who like to sleep on their side and have difficulty finding a comfortable position due to pain between shoulder blades, a pillow can be placed under the affected arm to prevent it from rotating forward and stretching the trapezius and rhomboid muscles. There are body pillows that can help keep the back from twisting the lower part of the trapezius and can also fit under the arm at the same time. A compact body pillow can achieve this without being to heavy or bulky. A neck pillow designed for side sleeping can add the final touch to a comfortable night’s sleep that reduces pain between shoulder blades.


Disc & Joint Causes Of Pain Between Shoulder Blades


A facet joint problem involving the small joints in the back of the neck may cause pain between shoulder blades. The lower facet joints can radiate pain to this area. This can often be as a result of a whiplash type injury or in those who spend long periods working overhead or looking up. So, this pain might be felt more when tilting the head backward. For those who work in this position, a support for the back of the head can help.

The lower discs in the neck can become herniated, torn or degenerative changes can occur which place pressure on the nerves and this may also cause pain between shoulder blades. C7 or C8 nerve pain can radiate between the shoulder blades. Typically, there will be other symptoms like pain or tingling/numbness into the arm or hand, but sometimes neck pain and pain between shoulder blades are the only sign.

Difficult cases involving pain between shoulder blades may require medications and perhaps an orthopedic consultation, however, some home treatments using moist heat, posture changes and traction units may help.

Since these various conditions may occur together, a more comprehensive approach may be required to treat pain between shoulder blades not responding to basic postural modification and conservative therapies.

For any further assistance book an appointment with us.9820011774

I am 30 year old man. I have pain in my knee for last two years. So what should I do?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 30 year old man. I have pain in my knee for last two years. So what should I do?
There are many conditions that can cause knee pain. - ice is useful for the control of pain and swelling. It can be applied to the knee for 15 to 20 minutes as often as every two to four hours. The swollen knee should be elevated above the level of the heart while icing. -activities that cause pain should be avoided temporarily. -if the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities should be avoided until knee pain and swelling resolve: squatting kneeling twisting and pivoting jogging aerobics, dancing playing sport you need detail assessment with a physiotherapist to find out what causing you this pain. Best wishes.
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Suffering from pain in ankle for past 1 year. Have consulted various doctors and still found no solution to it. Legs get swelled if walks for 15-20 mins. Please suggest what to do.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Suffering from pain in ankle for past 1 year. Have consulted various doctors and still found no solution to it. Legs ...
Wax therapy and ultrasonic therapy for reduce pain do calf stretching exercise and avoid long standing do gentle strength exercise of ankle without strain.
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I do regular skipping n heels up m down but mai calves still remain same pzzz help me lower part of knee is very heavy pzzz suggest mei smthng.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I do regular skipping n heels up m down but mai calves still remain same pzzz help me lower part of knee is very heav...
Do hot fermentation and avoid strain nw put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 sec then release repeat 10 time.
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Cartilage Damage - Causes and Treatment

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
Cartilage Damage - Causes and Treatment

Have you undergone cartilage damage recently and are seeking ideal treatment measures? Cartilage damage is a common form of injury that involves your knees. Other joints such as the ankles, elbows and hips may also be affected by cartilage damage. Cartilage, the tough and flexible tissues covering the surface of your joints, acts as a shock absorber, allowing the bones to slide over each other. Cartilage damage may occur because of injuries such as a gradual wear, sports injuries and osteoarthritis. While acute cartilage damage may heal on its own, severe damage may need treatment via surgical measures.

Treatment

Physiotherapy

  • Physiotherapy is effective when you experience difficulty in moving your affected joint.
  • It is also an important part of recovery if you have to undergo surgical procedures for treating cartilage damage.
  • A physiotherapist will teach you certain exercises that are effective for strengthening the muscles that surround and support your affected joint.
  • This helps in reducing pain and pressure on the joint.

Surgery

  • Severe and serious cartilage damage does not heal effectively on its own, and a surgery may be required for treatment.
  • Usually, surgery is performed by using Arthroscopy. This is a form of keyhole surgery in which certain instruments are inserted into your affected joint via incisions or small cuts.
  • In some cases, larger incisions have to be made.
  • Such surgeries are carried out after giving general anesthesia to the patient.

The most common surgeries that are undertaken in cases of cartilage damage include the following:

Lavage and debridement

  • In this form of surgery, your joint is cleaned for the removal of any loose tissues.
  • The damaged edges are trimmed to be made smooth. Sometimes, the damage may also be repaired during the same time.

Marrow stimulation

  • In this procedure, tiny holes are made on the bone beneath your damaged cartilage that releases the bone marrow in it.
  • The marrow cells stimulate the production of new cartilage.

Mosaicplasty

  • In this procedure, small plugs of healthy cartilage from areas of a joint that are non-weight bearing are removed and used for replacing areas of the affected cartilage.

Osteotomy

  • This procedure involves the alteration of the alignment of your leg for reducing pressure on the damaged area.
  • It is effective in improving pain.
  • A wedge of bone may be removed or added from your thigh bone or shin bone.
  • The bone gets fixed with a plate till it gets healed.

In some cases, a joint replacement surgery has to be carried out. In this procedure, the entire affected joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. Hip replacement and knee replacement are common examples of this kind of surgery. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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He is suffering from back pain from twenty days. He is not able to do work, it's paining. He has consult to doctor but still he had not get rid of it. He had taken certain tablets but still it's paining. What shall he do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
He is suffering from back pain from twenty days. He is not able to do work, it's paining. He has consult to doctor bu...
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.
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In winter my knees starts paining and back pain also increases. Please suggest me what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
In winter my knees starts paining and back pain also increases. Please suggest me what should I do?
Homoeopathic medicine------ rhus tox 30 (sbl) drink 2 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily---------------- vitamin-d plus (bakson) chew 1 tab daily--------------- doing stretching exercises and yoga or aerobics is a must in your case not only in winters but throughout the year and try to have a control on your eating habits and weight------------------------
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She is continue having shoulder pain. She is a primary teacher and use to sit for hours. Could it be a big problem?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
She is continue having shoulder pain. She is a primary teacher and use to sit for hours. Could it be a big problem?
Dear, Tell her to do hot water fomentation everyday with few exercises initially like shoulder-ladder exercise, shoulder circumduction, shoulder shrugging and bracing exercise and theraband exercises.
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What food I eat to reduce high blood urea, uric acid, creatinine level? Is there any remedy? Please get back to me!

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
What food I eat to reduce high blood urea, uric acid, creatinine level? Is there any remedy? Please get back to me!
It is better to avoid tamarind in the food rather to add lime or mango. And also avoid eating fried foods. Take more anti oxidants in your food like fresh vegetables, boiled vegetables, boiled meat, water content vegetables which reduces the toxins from the body.
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I am having savior pain down the left side shoulder. Which goes till little or ring finger through rear of hand ie. Byshape place. It increases when I hold mobile phone laying on bed. please give some solutions.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am having savior pain down the left side shoulder. Which goes till little or ring finger through rear of hand ie. B...
Hi I can understand your problem 1) avoid activities that make your symptoms worse 2) apply ice packs 3) start physiotherapy treatment as electrotherapy will reduce pain and inflammation 4) exercise and manual therapy will help in pain free movement. Describe your problem in detail and do share investigation reports if you have. Best wishes.
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She is having shoulder pain from past 2 years we have consult doctors, they have advice to do physiotherapy but of not help. Recently we started injections for it, she was feeling gud but now again its troubling a lot coz of pain. Please advice.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
She is having shoulder pain from past 2 years we have consult doctors, they have advice to do physiotherapy but of no...
Hi apply cold pack for 20 min. Thrice a day for 5 days. Still pain doesn't go and need further advice contact me via lybrate. Wishing you a good health.
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I am 25 years old male but I have still back ache pain for 2 months what should I do.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 25 years old male but I have still back ache pain for 2 months what should I do.
Here are some tips for how to handle your back pain: -stop normal physical activity for the first few days. This will help relieve your symptoms and reduce any swelling in the area of the pain. -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. But, starting these exercises too soon after an injury can make your pain worse. -Some Physiotherapy treatment like IFT can give you some relief . -A physical therapist can tell you when to begin stretching and strengthening exercises and how to do them.
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I am suffering from left arm pain and some time light chest pain I also get pain in neck and jaw I visited doctor he made me to ecg it was normal it disturb me a lot when I am on work are sleeping I feel like I am about to die what might be the reason.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from left arm pain and some time light chest pain I also get pain in neck and jaw I visited doctor he ...
Shoulder shrugs. Core strengthening exercises. Take frequent breaks at work use cervical pillow. Use back support. Self massage the back of neck.
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Sir/Madam I have a whole body pain especially at upper back bone and fatigue at the foots, Recommend me the food by which I can overcome from above problems Thank you.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir/Madam I have a whole body pain especially at upper back bone and fatigue at the foots, Recommend me the food by w...
Supplements and healthy diet heat fermentation for upper back pain and avoid toward bending lifting heavyweight, do stretching exercise of both limbs.
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Please tell me a medicine for muscle relaxation. My body always give me a pain when I wake up in morning.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Please tell me a medicine for muscle relaxation. My body always give me a pain when I wake up in morning.
Check the posture while sleeping and sitting, take precautions while lifting and manual handling, Avoid cold drinks in the night like cold juices or milk shakes. Take Ginger tea in the night and apply warm oil in your joints once daily followed by hot fomentation. Do gentle stretching exercises to strengthen your muscles.
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Multiple Joint Pain - Treatment Options For It!

MBBS, D.ORTHO, DNB (Ortho), Fellowship Joint Replacement, MNAMS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Multiple Joint Pain - Treatment Options For It!

Pain in two or more joints in the body is known as multiple joint pain. Pain may occur either when a joint moves or when it is at rest. Sometimes, the pain might stem from the muscles, ligaments, or tendons. Examples of such conditions include tendinitis and bursitis.

Arthritis may be associated with the pelvis or spine joints. Different disorders affect different joints and the causes and treatment options vary accordingly. There are some disorders which affect the same joint on both the sides of the body, such as both hands and the knees. In certain disorders, the pain resulting from arthritis keeps on moving from one joint to another (migratory arthritis).

Causes:

  1. Most of the time, the root cause is arthritis. However, the reasons which cause arthritis are different from each other, in the way:

    • The types of joints involved.

    • The number of joints involved.

    • Whether the central area of the skeleton is involved or not.

    • Whether it is chronic arthritis (longstanding) or acute arthritis (sudden).

  2. Acute arthritis which affects multiple joints can be due to:

  3. Chronic arthritis causing pain in multiple joints is most commonly due to:

The most common joint disorders are:

  1. Fibromyalgia (widespread tenderness and pain in the muscles)

  2. Bursitis (inflammation of the joint cushions) or tendinitis (inflammation of the tissues which connect the bone to the muscle)

  3. Polymyalgia rheumatica (stiffness and muscle pain, primarily in the shoulders)

Warning Signs Include:

  1. Swelling and redness of the joints.

  2. Fever, chills or sweat.

  3. Chest pain or severe cough.

  4. Abdominal pain.

Treatment Methods:

  1. Drugs and medications are needed to treat autoimmune disorders. The autoimmune response of the immune system is suppressed with the help of these drugs. These medications include immunosuppressive medications, pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines.

  2. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help in reducing inflammation.

  3. A sling or splint bag immobilizes the joint, which relieves the pain.

  4. The application of heat with a heating pad will lessen the pain to a great extent.

  5. Cold application with ice cubes wrapped in a cloth will provide relief.

Consult an orthopaedic doctor to know you type of multiple joint pain and an accurate treatment for it.

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