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Dr. Ravi Shankar

Orthopedist, Bangalore

Dr. Ravi Shankar Orthopedist, Bangalore
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Dr. Ravi Shankar is an experienced Orthopedist in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. You can visit him at Shekhar Hospital - Basavanagudi in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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My mother is suffering from sciatica and nerve compression (disk issue). Doctor has recommended her physiotherapy. She has already take 1 month physiotherapy but there have been no improvement. Last week, she has gone through epidural injection. There is some relief in the pain however still numbness is there is her left leg.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
My mother is suffering from sciatica and nerve compression (disk issue). Doctor has recommended her physiotherapy. Sh...
Please note that you need to give her Homeopathic medicines for her complaints Give her Hypericum 30 - 4 times a day 4 pills each time. She needs to do passive movements Physiotherapy needs to be continued - do not run toward total improvement in a month It is a time taking disease and she will feel improvement slowly only.
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My mother is 48 years old. She is facing the problem of legs and back pain like many women of her age faces. What she can do to cute from this problem.

M.P.T-Ortho, Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist,
My mother is 48 years old. She is facing the problem of legs and back pain like many women of her age faces. What she...
Take rest properly. Avoid forward bending and heavy lifting. Avoid prolonged sitting and standing. Take hot fermentation. Do walk daily. Back muscles strengthening exercises are very helpful. Can take physiotherapy treatment.
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I am 62 years old and suffering from frozen shoulder, when I lie on my back and sleep for sometime, my hands and shoulders uncontious for some time. What to do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Do hot fomentation any way take bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do neck & shoulder exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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I am having frequent back pains. I spend close to 15 hours on mobile or laptop for work or personal preference. Any suggestions on this? any reference material that can be used?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am having frequent back pains. I spend close to 15 hours on mobile or laptop for work or personal preference. Any s...
For every 2 hours do have mobility for atleast 12 min and do consult neuro physio and have ift and laser therapy for 12 days followed by spinal extension extercise.
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I feel pain my chest. N sometimes this pain goes to my stomach n back what medicines should I take.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I feel pain my chest. N sometimes this pain goes to my stomach n back what medicines should I take.
Whenever you do breathing in and out you will feel pain in the upper back, middle back and also the pain will radiate upwards until the shoulder and also up to the chest. You might feel chest congestion and tightness and that be due to gastric trouble. Kindly do breathing exercises which might help you to get reduced with pain in the back and shoulder. Drink hot water to reduce the gastric trouble. Kindly consult gastroenterologist if you doesn’t improve.
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I am 39 y old suffering from spondylosis for the last 4 yrs. Severe at first ie 2011 year. Mild now if with hard controlled of lifting heavy weight. But could not fully recover. What should I do to recover fully back? life is so hard with this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Spondylosis is best managed by physiotherapy and no role of drugs is there. Exercises, tractions, collar or belt support as the case may be and some relaxing gels and painkillers are the best things a surgeon can give. Main role is of physio n support only. Vaidyas are blessed with the advantage of suggesting some herbal applications and oral med those not only relax muscles but also strengthen them and help maintaining proper gap in ivd spaces. But again support of area and physiotherapy can't be dispensed away. No pain killers in ayurveda. Long duration in both pathies are reqd but ayurveda will not have bad effects. Choice is yours.
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My wife age 39 years is facing problem of knee pain while moving up on stairs, she has acute pain on knees after 4 -5 stairs. Please suggest some homeopathic medicine.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
My wife age 39 years is facing problem of knee pain while moving up on stairs, she has acute pain on knees after 4 -5...
Knee pain can result from many problems ranging from sports injuries to arthritis to gout. But strengthening the knee is one way to both prevent knee trouble and deal with whatever knee condition you’re dealing with now. Strengthening the muscles around the knee will decrease the stress or strain on the joint itself. These muscles include the quadriceps at the front of the thigh and the hamstrings at the back of the thigh. Both of these large muscle groups get a workout when you climb stairs. Try some home remedies for your 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 Also Maintaining a healthy body weight to avoid overstressing your knees are very important. -A full history of your problem should be taken and your movements assessed by a Physiotherapist. Please consult a physiotherapist for the same. Consult a Homeopathic doctor for medicine. Best wishes.
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I have some kind of butt pain from last 5 days. On the first day, the pain was intense and I could not get out from my bed. Although the pain decreased, I couldn't walk after a certain distance. I'm limping from last 5 days. Sometimes I will experience a sudden pain and at other times when I walk a little far, the pain happens throughout my leg which compels me to sit down. Yesterday, I slept on the affected side of the hips and the pain increased and now I'm experiencing continuous pain. I should tell that I experienced a nasty jump in the bike because the tyres were not having enough air. What can be the reason for such pain?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I have some kind of butt pain from last 5 days. On the first day, the pain was intense and I could not get out from m...
Such acute pain conditions affecting your butt could be due to Muscle strain or Intervertebral disc prolapse or Sacroilitis. Observe the following for relief; 1. Take analgesics like Ibuprofen round the clock. 2. Take rest for 2 to 3 days. Absolute bed rest is not recommended, can do your normal personal activities at home. 3. Apply analgesic cream over back and do warm water fomentation. 4. Keep pillow behind knees while sleeping. 5. Once pain is relieved start back stretches. If pain does not decrease or if you have tingling/ numbness / weakness of legs consult immediately with your doctor.
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I am 48 yr old. My l4 & l5 operated in 2011, but in 6th month I am suffering from back pain. I consult to neuro-physician, he advice to me again deep surgery l4 & l5.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 48 yr old. My l4 & l5 operated in 2011, but in 6th month I am suffering from back pain. I consult to neuro-physi...
Never go for spine surgery in haste. 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 & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again.. Do not ignore .It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Am suffered from diabetes from last two years and joint pain problems in my knee.what can i do?

MBBS, MD, Fellowship in Intergrative medicine
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Am suffered from diabetes from last two years and joint pain problems in my knee.what can i do?
Diabetes can be reversed by proper diet and lifestyle changes. Please go to a certified diabetic educator and get your diet fixed. Diet is first life style changes is next medicines is only last I cannot comment without getting a detailed history, lab results and medication list eat foods according to glycemic load. Stop white rice and wheat use brown rice, quinoa, amarynth, buck wheat etc
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She is suffering from back lower pain from last 2-3 years. Doctors suggest for the operation. Now what to do.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
She is suffering from back lower pain from last 2-3 years. Doctors suggest for the operation. Now what to do.
Hello lybrate user, back pain that is associated with day time sedentary jobs like computer professional s are associated with paraspinal muscle spasms. The best way to tackle this sort of pain is to do well spaced stretching exercises of the back, back extension exercises, using hot water bags to provide relief and avoiding stooping posture while sitting. Posture also plays a very important part in back pain, always maintain a straight posture while sitting. While getting up from the bed try to first go on your left or right side of the body and get up side ways. Avoid cruntches or sit-ups: they may increase the pressure on your back and may predispose to slip disc. Always maintain a healthy lifestyle in terms of regular brisk walking, meditation, eating healthy. P. S: try to avoid pain killers (analgesics) as much as possible as many are associated with side effects that you may not be aware of. Stay healthy. Stay happy god bless you.
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Bone Fracture - Can You Treat it With Homeopathy?

PGDT, BHMS, PGD PPHC
Homeopath, Delhi
Bone Fracture - Can You Treat it With Homeopathy?

Breaking a bone can be counted among one of the most painful experiences that one can possibly suffer from. Inflicted usually by external injuries, fractured bones generally require surgeries for recuperation. In the occasion of minor fractures however, plasters often facilitate recovery. Although these are the primary treatments that are meted out, recovering from fractured bones entail much more. For some, the time to restore normalcy takes longer than others. In such cases, one tends to opt for palliatives to ease out the pain.

Homeopathic medicines not only offer respite to the pain but also provide a holistic cure for the emotional anxiety one goes through in such times. Many therefore seek out homeopathic remedies for treating bone fractures. Some of the most effective antidotes in this regard have been enlisted below.

1. Arnica: Arnica is extremely helpful at curbing swelling and as a consequence, reducing pain. Prolonged use of Arnica can potentially minimize the swelling to absolute normalcy.
2. Hypericum: This soothes the fracture induced pains, especially when the fractures affect the nerves. This is a beneficial remedy for fractures in fingers, toes and the spinal regions.
3. Bryonia: Bryonia is known to bring relief in cases of the jarring pain that surfaces post trauma. Sometimes, even the slightest movement in the affected area can lead to a lot of distress. This is an ideal cure for such cases.
4. Calcarea Phosphorica: This speeds up the healing process following a bone fracture. Consumption of Calcarea Phosphorica accords a calming effect on the moods of the patient and helps to deal better with the pain, anxiety and irritability in the due course.
5. Eupatorium Perfoliatum: This helps in mitigating deep wounds and the consequent aches. The healing powers of Eupatorium Perfoliatum are extremely pervasive and results in quicker recovery.
6. Ruta Graveolens: This re-nourishes the damaged body fibers and soothes the bruised areas. It is also known to reduce restlessness.
7. Symphytum: It is extremely helpful in the rejoining of bones. It enables the body to heal faster and effectively cures joint pains. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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I play cricket. My shoulder pains alot after bowling. Can you suggest me some exercises for strengthening my shoulder.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I play cricket. My shoulder pains alot after bowling.
Can you suggest me some exercises for strengthening my shoulder.
Yeah definitely exercises helps you to strengthen the shoulder especially the triceps muscle which is very important for bowling actions and also the deltoid muscles. It can be strengthened by using dumbbellsor sand bags with 1.5 - 2 kg resistance.
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Sir, my father daily at nights he is suffering from severe leg pains thereby he cannot sleep upto 12.30 pm. He is having a gastric problem which makes him not to eat anything n indigestion. Please kindly help him out of this. Thanking you.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir, my father daily at nights he is suffering from severe leg pains thereby he cannot sleep upto 12.30 pm. He is hav...
: 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.
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I had 3 children by operation along with my 4th operation of upendis which continues for 2 hours that's why according to doctor my backbone got damaged, it creates problem in standing, shouting,and many more physical activities.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I had 3 children by operation along with my 4th operation of upendis which continues for 2 hours that's why according...
Do Take balanced diet and hyderated Do regular stretching and Strengthening and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly Best Wishes
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I am 60 years old and a couple of months ago I have met with an accident but it recovered soon but still after a month a severe pain is there in my left arm instead of ointments and painkillers with injections? How can I get rid of this pain .

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 60 years old and a couple of months ago I have met with an accident but it recovered soon but still after a mont...
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. It requires study of your case and symptoms in detail. To start with, take homoeopathic medicine arnica 200 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 7 days.
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Please clarify "sleeping on your left side" Should one sleep on the left shoulder, facing on your left, with the heart heart down? Or should one sleep on the right shoulder, facing right, keeping the heart up.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Please clarify "sleeping on your left side"
Should one sleep on the left shoulder, facing on your left, with the hear...
Neck exercises. Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Take frequent breaks at work. Core strengthening exercises. Use cervical pillow. Use back support. Self massage the back of neck.
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If I seat at a place for a while like 5to10 min then when I get up I fill backpain why and how to overcome from this.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
If I seat at a place for a while like 5to10 min then when I get up I fill backpain why and how to overcome from this.
Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg apply hot fomentation twice daily. Up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang asana -- lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core strengthening exercises- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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I am 28 yera old male and have a pain in back injuries and lifting for last 1 months. So what should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This is quite a common condition Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind)1tab odx10days paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days do back (spine) exercises Contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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I am 22 year's old married women and I have lot of pain in my back and left leg for about 5 month.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 22 year's old married women and I have lot of pain in my back and left leg for about 5 month.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Ruta 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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