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Flexion and extension exercises to treat muscle spasticity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   My body is too rigid
User :   it means i can't sit properly on the ground
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Can you be clear
User :   i canot sit on the floor easily
Doctor :   How long you are not able to sit
Doctor :   since when this problem started
User :   i can sit
User :   from child stood
Doctor :   What is your ht and weight?
User :   5.6 and 68
Doctor :   Do you exercise regularly?
User :   no
User :   oftenly
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Thyroid disease, Allergies? Any Operations till now.
User :   Nothing
Doctor :   When was your last healthcheck up
User :   My waist also not flexible for bending
User :   6 months back
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you play games/ sports?
User :   yet present no
Doctor :   ok
User :   my body is not suppotring for basic yoga
Doctor :   the problem is due to inactivity, poor posturing,
Doctor :   It takes very long for your muscles to be fleixible
User :   same problem is there for my father
Doctor :   Since you are in a dormant state till now
User :   no usually i am very active
Doctor :   So It is advisable for you to consult a physiotherapist who can advice you some movements
User :   i can walk 10 km
Doctor :   flexion and Extension exercises
User :   10kms at a time
Doctor :   minimally to start wiht
Doctor :   it is not the question of walking
User :   ok
Doctor :   That is why I asked you do you play sports
Doctor :   and games and exercise
Doctor :   and I dint ask yoiu about yoiur walking and running
User :   in my childhood i played batmention game
Doctor :   Most of the times the people can do these
User :   at that time also i have same problem
User :   but year by year it is incresing
Doctor :   DId yu see the doctor for this then?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have pain
User :   normally no
User :   but whn forced to do so i get pain
Doctor :   I think you have a condition called Spasticity
Doctor :   for which physical nd Occupatinal therapy ar the treatment
User :   iam not get it sir
Doctor :   So first you need to see the doctor to see why
Doctor :   the spasticity is there
Doctor :   Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy is the main treatment for Spasticity
User :   spasticity Means...?
Doctor :   Spasticity is Rigidness
User :   ok
Doctor :   These treatments of spastic muscles are designed to reduce muscle tone, maintain or improve range of motion and mobility, increase strength and coordination, and improve care and comfort.
User :   to whom i have consult
Doctor :   You can consult a Rheumatologist if available
User :   iam from middle class
User :   can i afford the cost...?
Doctor :   yes it is the question of comfort
Doctor :   and the rheumatologist or the orthopedician
Doctor :   will charge you less
Doctor :   and later yoiu have to see the physiotherapist in sessins
Doctor :   So first you have consult the rheumatologist only once
User :   ok
Doctor :   and then to the physiotherpist who will advice you some toning methods
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form and tell me when done. i
Doctor :   are you there
User :   yaa
Doctor :   I suggest you to take these supplements too
User :   where is the rheumatologist hostital
Doctor :   L-CARNITINE of GNC pharma
Doctor :   One tablet twice daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   Plese confirm the details
Doctor :   You can call the hospitals and ask them if they have one
Doctor :   or you can approach an Orthopedician
Doctor :   too
Doctor :   Who are easy to find
User :   ok
User :   can i reduce the problem....?
User :   is it curable...?
Doctor :   As i told you the physical therapy is the soliution with some medicines
Doctor :   it would have been better if you seen the doc
Doctor :   earlier
Doctor :   but never late
User :   bcoz this year i am getting marraige
Doctor :   see him immediately
User :   ok
Doctor :   bye then
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting

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