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Dr. Shankar

Orthopedist, Bangalore

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Dr. Shankar is a popular Orthopedist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. He is currently associated with The Fracture & Orthopaedic Clinic in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 36 year old man. Wanted to know the line of treatment for Radiofrequency (RF) collation for retrocalcaneal spur?

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
I am 36 year old man. Wanted to know the line of treatment for Radiofrequency (RF) collation for retrocalcaneal spur?
Argentum Nitricum cm one drop only in a cup of water once in a month. Please reply in15 days after taking the remedy.
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Sir/madam, recently I got injury on my leg at shoe sole after a day I got swelling all over my foot but no pain what is the reason for it and suggest some remedies.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir/madam, recently I got injury on my leg at shoe sole after a day I got swelling all over my foot but no pain what ...
Give ice cold compression 2-3 times daily. Apply crepe bandage. Keep the foot end elevated. Take rest. If no relief, consult doctor.
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I am suffering continue from the back pain when I drive car or bike more than 2 hours so please provide me perfect solution to be overcome from the back pain and solved the reason what I want do for pain may be like some exercise that will help me to do with being released fit.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering continue from the back pain when I drive car or bike more than 2 hours so please provide me perfect so...
Your problem can be related to Muscular Spasm.Due to old age,lack of exercise ,your back muscles are weak and whilee in same posture during driving there is no movement for long,these muscle go into spasm.and hence you feel pain.After some movement these spasmed muscles becomes somebut mobile and hence pain reduces. Homoeopathic medicine RHUS TOX 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 poon freh water 3 time daily Start doing morning back stretching exercises daily for 20-30 minutes.
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She is 72 years old, diabetic for past 16 years, since November last year in her legs there is extreme pain, around knee but there is no pain in knee, ortho doctor says no problem it happens to some people in winters, but I am not convinced.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
She is 72 years old, diabetic for past 16 years, since November last year in her legs there is extreme pain, around k...
At this age switching medicine is not advisable but supplementation of neurotonic herbs should be done. For the time being Stresscom dabur (ashwagandha extract) and vishtinduk vati both 1 b.i.d. With hot milk/ water should be given initially for 15 days. Intestinal cleaning should be done every week by taking Erand tel 10-15 ml in hot milk at night.
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Suffering with arthritis? Get rid with genetic constitutional approach

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Belgaum
Arthritis is a general term for numerous conditions that affect bone joints; disease is genetic-something that is inherited from your parents. Can also caused by infection, obesity, bone damage, or another disease. Regardless of the cause or type of arthritis, people with arthritis experience chronic pain and swelling in their joints.
Did you know there is more than one type of arthritis? it's a condition that affects more than 50% of adult population either of the type of arthritis a number that's expected to increase to more in adults by the year 2030. The false statement that all arthritis is same has led people to try treatments that have little effect on their arthritis symptoms. Since each type of arthritis is different, each type calls for a different approach to treatment. That means an accurate diagnosis is crucial for anyone who has arthritis. With the proper diagnosis, you'll know what causes the pain. Then, you can be sure you're taking the proper steps to relieve the pain and continue to be active.
What are the common types of arthritis?
There are two major types of arthritis osteoarthritis, which is the" wear and tear" arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory type of arthritis that happens when the body's immune system does not work properly. Gout, which is caused by crystals that collect in the joints, is another common type of arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and septic arthritis are other types of the condition.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is also called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. It is the most common chronic joint condition in adult female and male. Osteoarthritis results from overuse of joints. It can be the consequence of demanding sports, obesity, or aging. If you were an athlete or dancer in high school or college, you may be wondering why your knee or hip aches when you climb out of bed in the morning. Ask your doctor about osteoarthritis. It can strike earlier in life with athletes or those who suffered an injury in young adulthood. Osteoarthritis in the hands is frequently inherited and often happens in middle-aged women.

Osteoarthritis is most common in joints that bear weight such as the knees, hips, feet, and spine. It often comes on gradually over months or even years. Except for the pain in the affected joint, you usually do not feel sick, and there is no unusual fatigue or tiredness as there is with some other types of arthritis. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage gradually breaks down. Cartilage is a slippery material that covers the ends of bones and serves as the body's shock absorber. As more damage occurs, the cartilage starts to wear away, or it doesn't work as well as it once did to cushion the joint. As an example, the extra stress on knees from being overweight can cause damage to knee cartilage. That, in turn, causes the cartilage to wear out faster than normal.

As the cartilage becomes worn, cushioning effect of the joint is lost. The result is pain when the joint is moved. Along with the pain, sometimes you may hear a grating sound when the roughened cartilage on the surface of the bones rubs together. Painful spurs or bumps may appear on the end of the bones, especially on the fingers and feet. While not a major symptom of osteoarthritis, inflammation may occur in the joint lining as a response to the breakdown of cartilage.
1symptoms of osteoarthritis,
Depending on which joint or joints are affected, may include:
Deep, aching pain
Difficulty dressing or combing hair
Difficulty gripping objects
Difficulty sitting or bending over
Joint being warm to the touch
Morning stiffness for less than an hour
Pain when walking
Stiffness after resting
Swelling of joint
Reduced movements
2. Gout
Gout is a another type of arthritis that is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of joint pain with redness, warmth, and swelling in the affected area. It usually attacks only one joint at a time. It most often strikes the joint of the big toe, where it's also known as podagra, but other toes can also be involved. Gout is typically a condition that occurs in middle age, is ten times more common in men than in women, is unusual in people under the age of 30, and is rarely seen in women before menopause
Causes of gout
The pain and swelling of a gout attack are caused by uric acid crystals building up in the joint and leading to inflammation. The body normally forms uric acid when breaking down cells and proteins, releasing it into the bloodstream. The uric acid usually stays dissolved in the blood and ends up being flushed out by the kidneys. If there's too much uric acid in the blood, called hyperuricemia, or if the kidneys can't get rid of it quickly enough, it may begin to form crystals that collect in the joints and even the kidneys, skin, and other soft tissues.
3. What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. That means that the immune system attacks parts of the body. For reasons that aren't clear, the joints are the main areas affected by this malfunction in the immune system. Over time, chronic inflammation can lead to severe joint damage and deformities. About three out of every five people who have rheumatoid arthritis develop lumps on their skin called rheumatoid nodules. These often develop over joint areas that receive pressure, such as over elbows, or heels.
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can come on gradually or start suddenly. Unlike osteoarthritis, symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are often more severe, causing pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, stiffness. With rheumatoid arthritis, you may feel pain and stiffness and experience swelling in your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles, feet, jaw, and neck.
4. Psoriatic arthritis
Do you have psoriasis? if so, it's important to pay attention to your joints. Some people who have psoriasis get a type of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. This arthritis often begins with a few swollen joints. A single finger or toe may be get affected first. Some people feel stiff when they wake up. As they move around, the stiffness fades. Most people get psoriatic arthritis about 5 to 12 years after psoriasis. This arthritis can show up earlier. Some people get psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis at the same time. A few get psoriatic arthritis first and psoriasis later. If you have psoriasis, there is no way to tell whether you will get psoriatic arthritis. This is why it is important to pay attention to swollen joints. An early diagnosis and treatment will help. These can reduce the effect that arthritis has on your life.

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the skin (psoriasis) and joints (arthritis). With psoriasis, there are patchy, raised, red, and white areas of skin inflammation with scaling. Psoriasis usually affects the tips of the elbows and knees, the scalp, the navel. Majority of people with psoriasis also develop an associated inflammation of their joints called psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis can cause a sausage-like swelling of fingers and toes and is often associated with fingernails that are pitted or discolored. In some people with psoriatic arthritis, only one joint or a few joints are affected. For example, a person may be affected in only one knee. Sometimes the spine is affected, or just the fingers and toes.

Psoriatic arthritis usually strikes around the age of 30 to 50, affecting both men and women equally. But it can also start in childhood. The skin disease (psoriasis) and the joint disease (arthritis) often appear separately. In fact, the skin disease precedes the arthritis in nearly 80% of patients.
Homeopathic management of arthritis
Homeopathy is one of the most holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat arthritis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for homeopathic treatment of arthritis that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a specialized homeopathic physician at nucleus homeopathy. Some important remedies are given below for the homeopathic treatment of arthritis: should be taken under strict medical supervision. Bryonia alba pain with inflammation which, is aggravated by movement and relieved by moderate pressure and rest.
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I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since last 15 years and also suffering from severe acidity problems since last 20 years. For rheumatoid arthritis I am taking medicine folitrax 15 one tablet in a week and lefnunomide 10 tablet daily one tablet and for acidity I am taking rab d (rabiprazole 20 with domperidon) it is controlled to some extent. Shall I change medicine?

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
How many days will you take rabeprazole? stop it as it has side effects like less absorption of vit b12 and calcium from gut. Causes anemia n calcium deficit in your body. We can provide you herbal medicines that will have no side effects. And both problems will be solved.
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I am suffering from bone pain long ago I take rest pain gone but when play its back.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am suffering from bone pain long ago I take rest pain gone but when play its back.
It looks like you are anaemic. And also you have to check with your vitamin and calcium, if the bones are weak then automatically the pain gets triggered more as there is less energy during any metabolic activity.
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I am getting pain near left shoulder blade while working on a computer for 8 months the xray reports of neck ok, no pain killers or anti inflammatory medicines working i have taken 2 steroid injections on the pain spot i worked only 30 days.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
Go for trigger point release therapy or myofacial realeses. For that u have to go to the physiotherapy departmet near by
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Hi sir! My mother is suffering from knee pain from 5 years When she take ayurvedic medicine then she is fine for some days but after leaving medicine her pain again started Some time knee and the leg larger Pls tell me the problem she is facing and the solution pls sir.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Hi sir!
My mother is suffering from knee pain from 5 years
When she take ayurvedic medicine then she is fine for some...
From her symptoms it seems like she has developed osteoarthritis (oa) of knee. A heating pad or cold pack can feel really good on achy joints. Use whichever one feels better unless you have an injury, in which case cold is best for the first couple of days. You can apply cold or heat several times a day. Just remember to cover the cold pack with a towel and keep your heating pad at a low setting to avoid burning your skin. Whether you use heat or cold, remove it after 20 to 30 minutes. Physical activity is essential for people with osteoarthritis, whether it means walking around your apartment. Activities that cause pain should be avoided temporarily. -if the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities you should avoid until knee pain and swelling resolve: squatting kneeling twisting and pivoting try to take the dietary supplements glucosamine for knee pain. Try using a cane to help her walk can take some of the weight off a painful hip or knee. It might even slow the damage from knee osteoarthritis. Please see a physiotherapist for detail assessment and management of knee pain. Best wishes.
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What should I be doing to releave the pain for two herniated disc's one above and one below a fusion surgery of the cervical spine.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
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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I m 25 years old male and I m suffering from shoulder pain since last 6 months. What I should do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I m 25 years old male and I m suffering from shoulder pain since last 6 months. What I should do?
Shoulder Advice... Hot Fomentation. Gentle Shoulder Stretching. Core Strengthening Exercises. Gentle Neck Exercises. Avoid sleeping on affected side.
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How can I get rid of back pain. I was suffering from back pain since few months. Am doing regular exercise even was unable to get rid of it. Please help me over it.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
How can I get rid of back pain.
I was suffering from back pain since few months. Am doing regular exercise even was u...
. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. 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 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. 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. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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Whenever I work for long or carry a backpack, I get a stiff neck and constant pain. What should I do?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
apply volini gel on neck. do warm fomentation. do neck muscle exercises when ever pain free. avoid high pillow. inform if not ok.
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Dear sir mere right leg ka may 2014 me ligament ka operation hua tha . Jaime Abhi bhi pain hota hai PLS suggest me .Koi medicine bhi bataye . Aur sir Mera right leg . Left leg ki tulna me halki bhi dikhayi deti hai.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Dear sir mere right leg ka may 2014 me ligament ka operation hua tha . Jaime Abhi bhi pain hota hai PLS suggest me .K...
physiotherapy treatment and strength exercise like quadriceps exercise in daily routine and gradually process
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I am 69 year old retired from service. I am arheumatoid arthritis patient. Now I am having shoulder pain on both shoulders. Shall I continue medicine prescribed earlier by doctor? as under: 1. Folitrax 10mg 2. Folvite 5mg 3. Etovaer 400 4. Fibusoctant 40 t. Wysalone 5mg.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Acupressure and acupuncture are powerful therapies which gives relief from especially joint pains, back pains and lot of other ailments. I am suggesting you a method by which you can get instant relief and continue to do it. However you consult me privately to get permanent solution. Neck massage will give good results. Use little good oil or plain water and massage from either side on the mid shoulder blade. Use your thumbs and move it slowly upwards on the back of neck up to the lower level of ear. Repeat 5 to 10 times. Do not do from top to down. Finally move your neck up and down, sideways left and right. Results are excellent.
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I am 28 year old male. I have back pain for the last 8 months. I already consult a doctor. But no use at all. Please give me suitable solution to my problem as far asa possible.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 28 year old male. I have back pain for the last 8 months. I already consult a doctor. But no use at all. Please ...
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. 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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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 have a pain on most of my joints please give me good suggestions to me. I am very thanks to you. What kind of medicine should I take.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a pain on most of my joints please give me good suggestions to me. I am very thanks to you. What kind of medic...
Hello, take Berberis pentarken , 2 tabs twice daily with warm water . Rhus tox 30 CH , 3 drops , twice daily. Five phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. revert me after 15 days.
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Sir I'm 30 years old male. I'm experiencing pinching pains on the tip of my fingers and arms on a daily basis which will last for some minutes. I'm diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency. Can this be the cause.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Faridabad
Sir I'm 30 years old male. I'm experiencing pinching pains on the tip of my fingers and arms on a daily basis which w...
Vitamin d deficency is most common in females and can easly be cured by medicine or avia healthy diet. But I believe that, this is not the reason for your problem. Either you have a nerve compression on shoulder or wrist. Either ask to your consultant for a nerve conduction test or go for minimum 15 days physiotherapy sessions to a well qualified therapist.
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I met with an accident recently. I thought that my leg is fractured. I consulted my doctor and did my xray. It was normal. Till now pain remains as it is. I can not even sit properly. Can you suggest me actually what hap to my leg?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Hi, as you have met with an accident there was injury to your leg, luckily you don't have a fracture but there will be blunt injury to your bone and muscles. It takes time for your injury to heal. You may be having swelling. Basically you require rest and medications. Rest is the main treatment. Crepe bandage and foot end elevation will help for swelling.
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