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Repetitive stress injuries due to excessive computer usage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hello Sir
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXXX
User :   Good Morning
User :   This is XXXX
User :   Shall i proceed with question?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   Iam having pains in my legs,foot , thigs
User :   from the past 3 years
User :   pain in thighs also
User :   from the past 2 months having burning sensation in foot & palm
Doctor :   What is your age?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   29 completed
Doctor :   How did it all start
Doctor :   Did it start with burning and then pain?
Doctor :   All of a sudden or gradual
User :   its just started one day
User :   and continuing
User :   pain started in legs ,foot & thighs slowly
Doctor :   Did you see a Doctor for this?
User :   nope
User :   2 months back i met one doctor
User :   he suggested for blodd tests
User :   i went through all the blood tests
Doctor :   Yes
User :   what he suggested
User :   everything fine
User :   mainly he suspected for diabetis
User :   blood sugar levels before breakfast 79
Doctor :   ok
User :   after tht i took 4 idlies and after 1.5 hours went for blood test
User :   it showed 110
Doctor :   They are quite fine
User :   what are XXXXXXXX blood sugar levels?
User :   normal
User :   i mean range of blood sugar levels
Doctor :   Fasting less than 100mg/dl
Doctor :   After 1 hour less than 180mg/dl
Doctor :   after 2 hours less than 140mg/dl
User :   after breakfast?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   i think my glucose level is fine
Doctor :   Yes
User :   but iam suffering from pains and burning sensation
Doctor :   Do you have similar thing on the hands and palms?
User :   i dont have pains in hands and palms
User :   only burning sensation in palms from the last 2.5 months
Doctor :   Did you see a Neurologist and get it checked?
User :   pains in legs,thighs,foot
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have intense sweating over the palms and soles?
User :   i didn't met neurologist
User :   no
Doctor :   Any weakness or cramps ?
User :   weakness means?
Doctor :   do not have power as it was
User :   no
Doctor :   Is it extremely sensitive to touch?
User :   some times if sit for long time and put whole body weight on hand or leg,i feel like numbness in tht part for some time
User :   after some time its ok
Doctor :   What is your height and weight?
User :   5.7'
User :   68-70
User :   from the past 1 month i started doing walking & excercise
User :   20 mins walk & 25 mins exercisr
User :   daily
Doctor :   Any improvement on exercise
User :   not really
Doctor :   Do you smoke ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you take alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :   Any family history of similar complaints ?
User :   no
User :   my mother is diabetic from last 9 years
Doctor :   Ok
User :   mainly iam suffering from pains in legs,thighs & sole
User :   it seems like muscle pain
Doctor :   A rheumatoid profile needs to be done
User :   is it serious problem?
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   First of all we have to find out the cause
Doctor :   A Neurologist and Rheumatologist consultation is required
Doctor :   They shall physically examine you, might require more tests
Doctor :   becuase finally we have to reduce your symptoms
User :   could pls. wait let me recharge the amount
User :   hello sir
User :   you there?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   could you pls. reoly?
Doctor :   I am here
User :   ok, could suggest any neurologist,rheumatalogist in chennai?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Let me check
User :   so that i can meet them
Doctor :   I think you should see them at a hospital where both of them sit together
User :   can you suggest any such hospital in chennai?
Doctor :   I can suggest you XXXXXXX as the best place
Doctor :   where you can get both of them, they can mutually discuss and solve your problem
Doctor :   Did you understand?
User :   yes
User :   i heard that it is RSI
User :   repetitive strain injuries
Doctor :   What is your occupation?
User :   software
Doctor :   Repetitive stress injuries usually occur to the parts which are not ergonomically used
User :   iam working as IT/Software engineer
Doctor :   Software prof shall have these for hands rather than for legs
Doctor :   Your complaints is more in the legs
User :   oho..
Doctor :   hence I doubt
Doctor :   But yes there is a possibility though
User :   but iam having some burning sensation in palms
Doctor :   Anyway let the examination go with the Neurologist
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok
User :   so ,its not the case of diabetic right?
Doctor :   Neurologist examination shall rule out some causes
Doctor :   I think diabetes is virtually ruled out now
Doctor :   after the Fasting blood sugar
User :   virtually means not really?
User :   do you want me take the blood test again?
User :   or meet the neurologist directly
Doctor :   No meet the doctor first
Doctor :   No more tests till the Neuro examines
User :   neurologist?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok,thnx
Doctor :   Please get back to me what was the opinion by Neurologist
Doctor :   Then we shall think about the other reasons
Doctor :   if any
User :   ok
User :   how can i contact you?
Doctor :   Same here on chat
User :   oho.. ok
Doctor :   from 11AM to 6PM
Doctor :   Dr.XXXX
User :   ok
User :   you are working from india?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok,thnx
User :   for your recommendations
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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