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Dr. Balakrishnan

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)

Orthopedist, Tiruvannamalai

10 Years Experience
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Dr. Balakrishnan is a popular Orthopedist in Cheyyar, Tiruvannamalai. He has been a practicing Orthopedist for 10 years. He is a Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho) . He is currently associated with Balakrishnan Clinic in Cheyyar, Tiruvannamalai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Simple ways to reduce risk of falling, especially for the elderly

Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Simple ways to reduce risk of falling, especially for the elderly
Preventing falls is a special concern for men and women with osteoporosis. Falls can increase the risk of fracturing a bone in the hip, wrist, spine, or other part of the skeleton. In addition to the environmental factors listed below, falls can also be caused by impaired vision and/or balance, chronic diseases that affect mental or physical functioning, and certain medications, such as sedatives and some antidepressants. It is important that individuals with osteoporosis be aware of any physical changes that affect their balance or gait, and that they discuss these changes with their health care provider.

Outdoors:
1. Use a cane or walker for added stability.
2. Wear rubber-soled shoes for traction.

Simple tips
1. Make sure lighting is adequate especially night as falls are common when trying to walk in dark.
2. Eliminate clutter in the house and neatly strap loose wires etc so it does not come in the way.
3. Avoid using rugs where foot or cane can catch while walking.
4. Make sure there are bars to hold on to in the bathroom.
5. Elderly patients will reduce fall risk if they do gentle stretching exercises daily and keep up their walking.
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How To Deal With Neck Pain?

MS - Orthopaedics, M.Ch Trauma & Ortho, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Chennai
How To Deal With Neck Pain?

The most common cause of neck pain can be cervical disc disease. It is generally caused by the abnormality of the disc that is the cushion present between the vertebrae. The disc can get damaged because of arthritis or any unknown cause. When damaged, it usually leads to inflammation or spasm of the muscles leading to neck pain.

There are a number of pain medications, traction exercises, and physical therapy for minimizing the neck pain. However, these home based remedies help in relieving pain along with a speedy recovery:

  • Take it easy: If you have a busy and hectic life, then take it easy. Living with cervical disc diseases can lead to an increase in the neck pain; thus cutting down on activities helps. A comfortable position should be observed while resting. If need be then a pillow can be placed under the neck.
  • Apply Cold/Heat Pack: There is always a confusion regarding whether a cold or a hot pack is to be used. The recommendation is to use ice or cold pack for the first 24 to 48 hours of the injury, so that the swelling subsides. This should then be followed by hot fermentation in order to improve the muscle stiffness and also loosen them. But in case of a cervical disc disease neither cold nor heat penetrates the tissue to relieve inflammation, so it is best to use the one which feels better. Whichever, pack is chosen it should only be used for 20 minutes and then left for 40 minutes. Take care and do not use ice or heat directly against the skin. 
  • Stretch: Stretching exercises should be done in order to improve the flexibility and relieve pain in the neck. Exercises can be performed after warming up of the muscles by a warm towel or bath. Here are a few simple stretches for cervical disc disease that you can do at home:
  • Move the neck: As per the study by the American Medical Association, women who had neck pain got relief when they did exercises using light weight and resistance bands. This increased their endurance and strength of the neck muscles. Also, 30 minutes of exercise in the form of biking, walking, swimming, and biking is recommended to improve the blood flow.
  • Maintain the posture of the neck: A bad posture can cause a neck pain. Every time while standing, sitting, walking, lifting the posture should be kept in mind. The head and neck should be kept straight and the back should be supported in order to avoid neck pains. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.
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I have ligament rupture for last 2 months. Still not healed. Will ozone injection help. Its on right side of left leg at knee joint.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Some common home care techniques for knee pain that control inflammation and help to break the inflammatory cycle are protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation, I can prescribe a detailed treatment plan. Do reply back for medications. Being also a general physician, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary tips taking into account patient preferences.
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I am having pain since 6 months just above my hip bone. What should I do? And consult me the home remedies too.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am having pain since 6 months just above my hip bone. What should I do? And consult me the home remedies too.
Back pain or HIP PAIN k liye back isometrics exercise kijiye or hot fragmentations kijiye. For word bandings mat kijiye. Long time ek hi positins m mat rahiye. Breegings exercise bilateral or single leg rotation kijiye phle without weight kijiye fir 1-2kg weight cuff se kijiye rotations kijiye leg single -single than avoide kijiye stair clabbings sweelings ho to ice ki massage kijiye back pain ko ap darr mat smjiye ap low back belt bi use m laa sakte h vo kisi bi tarah k jurck se apko bacha ti h deep breathing exercise kijiye I hope get well soon… thnx. Passive physical therapy (modalities), which includes things done to the patient, such as heat application, ice packs and electrical stimulation. For example, a heating pad may be applied to warm up the muscles prior to doing exercising and stretching, and an ice pack may be used afterward to sooth the muscles and soft tissuesctive physical therapy, which focuses on specific exercises and stretching. For most low back pain treatments, active exercise is the focus of the physical therapy programDepending upon the patient's specific diagnosis and level of pain, the back pain exercises andrehabilitation programs will be very different, so it is important for patients to see a spine specialist trained to develop an individualized program of back exercises and to provide instruction on using the correct form and techniqe.
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I am feeling pain in my left knee since last year although I have tried some medicine but didn't get any relief.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am feeling pain in my left knee since last year although I have tried some medicine but didn't get any relief.
Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the knee against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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I am having allergic problem always, joint pain, and obese, how-to become thin, be active, no bp, no sugar, had slightly thyroid started with thyronorm 25 mcg.

Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational Therapist, Jaipur
I am having allergic problem always, joint pain, and obese, how-to become thin, be active, no bp, no sugar, had sligh...
Titrate thyronorm by yourself according to the test. These symptoms might be due to these. Still you have to do exercises. Regular walk morning and evening according to your ease. Progressively increase the duration of the exercises. Then start aerobics regular stretching exercises. Diet have be maintained with low fat but fibre rich and break your food habit if you are habitual binge eater. Restrict calories intake.
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I have suffering from back pain and also knee pain also coming how to recover from that pain and which type of median is useful.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have suffering from back pain and also knee pain also coming how to recover from that pain and which type of median...
back - do hot fermentation and rest posture correction must. avoid long sitting toward bending lifting weight. do stretching exercise in daily routine. knee- do hot fermentation and put a towel roll under knee and press for 10 second then release repeat 10 time avoid strain full activity. otherwise physiotherapy treatment for both part
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I am suffering from sleep disturbance body ache and joint pain. I am 61 years old retired male person. All blood reports and cardiac reports are normal.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am suffering from sleep disturbance body ache and joint pain. I am 61 years old retired male person. All blood repo...
Requires detailed examination and investigation. Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress 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. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure that patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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Hi I am 26 years and I have lots it back pain problem please suggest me better solution.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi I am 26 years and I have lots it back pain problem please suggest me better solution.
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises.
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I am having problem in my right knee cap. It start paining whenever I run for a long distance and started swelling. Please help me to get rid with this problem. Thank you you.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am having problem in my right knee cap. It start paining whenever I run for a long distance and started swelling. P...
Knee m pain hone k kai karen h ap regular excercisr kijiye or leg ko hanggging kr k na bhaithe regggular knee presss kre 20 time holding rergularly thnx.
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Can cervical spondylosis causes painful headache starts from back of neck to crown of head & surrounds the entire head?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Yes,Cervical Spondilosis can cause occipital headache due to sstiffnes in th cranial nerves in occipital area. Homoeopathic medicine GELSEMIUM 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drop in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily Avoid using pillow or arm under head while sleeping.
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Sir. I am having a lot of pain in my legs joints (both knee, left ankle swelling also, right foot's index finger) since 1 month I had some blood tests also my hemoglobin was low (9.8 mg/ dl) and rbc count was 4.47 million ,other tests were fine. Sir I don't know that is this pain caused by low hemoglobin or any other factor? Please help!

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
Sir. I am having a lot of pain in my legs joints (both knee, left ankle swelling also, right foot's index finger) sin...
Hi, Thanks,You are suffering from anaemia so that neurological pain in joints and muscles will take place.Take hematonic foods and drugs.Blood volume to be maintained.Take care of personal hygiene and physical exercise daily you will be ok.
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Please prescribe me medicines for this burps and this stomach pain and sometimes upper back and middle pain.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Please prescribe me medicines for this burps and this stomach pain and sometimes upper back and middle pain.
This is due to gas formation and avoid gs forming foods and take timely small amount of foods. You can also check for ulcer in stomach.
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I need ayurvedic for my Leg paining And y is ayurvedic is not working After reading my intension is not that than alsi.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I need ayurvedic for my
Leg paining And y is ayurvedic is not working
After reading my intension is not that than alsi.
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. Hamstring stretching Towel Hamstring Stretch Lie on the back, supporting the thigh with the hand or with a towel wrapped around it.. Slowly straighten the knee until a stretch is felt in the back of the thigh, trying to get the bottom of the foot to face the ceiling, one leg at a time. Hold the position initially for 10 seconds, and gradually work up to 20 to 30 seconds. Seated Hamstring Stretch While sitting at the edge of a chair, straighten one leg in front of the body with the heel on the floor. Then, sit up straight and try pushing the navel towards the thigh without leaning the trunk of the body forwards. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds Repeat 3 times for each leg.
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Hi am kittu I have been suffering from joint pain at left shoulder. Pain get's severe at some times. I have no previous injury. please help me.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi am kittu I have been suffering from joint pain at left shoulder. Pain get's severe at some times. I have no previo...
apply the area of pain heat pack and cold pack for alternative 10 minutes and after this apply the pain relief ointment.
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I have pain in my hip bone to knee. When I was inject medicine by a doctor by syringe in my hip please suggest me Medicine names my hip bone pain from last 14 Months.Please tell.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have pain in my hip bone to knee. When I was inject medicine by a doctor by syringe in my hip please suggest me Med...
Hi Apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day..
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I am 27 years old male and have a backpain in right side for last fortnight days. I have used the pain tablets but no results. What should I do now? Daily morning 1 hr office bike journey.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 27 years old male and have a backpain in right side for last fortnight days. I have used the pain tablets but no...
do hot fermentation. posture correction must. stretching exercises. apply volini gel. ya lumbar belt for 3 days. otherwise physiotherapy treatment
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I have back pain. And throat pain body pains heavily past 10 days. How to prevent this doctor.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have back pain. And throat pain body pains heavily past 10 days. How to prevent this doctor.
This is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try. Check out whether you have any flu or any viral fever which might also be the reason for other pain.
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