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Dr. Shankar

Orthopedist, Bangalore

500 at clinic
Dr. Shankar Orthopedist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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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 have muscular distrophy since 12 years. My age is 35 years old. My legs are so weak as I cannot walk without support. My weight is 75 kg. Please suggest me some exercises to make my legs strong.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Please mention the type of muscular dystrophy and if possible latest motor charting of your lower limbs so that I can understand and advise you accordingly. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 35 yrs old suffering knee pains when climbing steps. Pls advise me a proper medication.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 35 yrs old suffering knee pains when climbing steps. Pls advise me a proper medication.
Homoeopathic medicine ADEL-4 ( ADEL) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily HAEMOCAL ( SBL) Chew 4 tab twice daily
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My wife has heel pain and cervical spondilisys.Can you suggest remedy and treatment?

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
Dear, for heel pain first I will suggest you to go for weight reduction then go for physiotherapy treatment which is best for her. Go to clinic and take IFT treatment for cervical spondylosis and ultra sound therapy for heel pain. Do exercise for both under observation and learn it so you can continue at home.
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Respect sir, I have severe back pain since 4 years due to nerve pressed from hip of right leg (sciatica) and numbness & serve pain in knee & ankle. I have done physiotherapy several times and applied various ointments, should I go for operation. Please help me.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Respect sir, I have severe back pain since 4 years due to nerve pressed from hip of right leg (sciatica) and numbness...
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring 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 knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference? (facility provided by lybrate. Com)
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I'm having a bad back pain in my period time what medicine should I take for the pain?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm having a bad back pain in my period time what medicine should I take for the pain?
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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Sir my mother is feeling lot of pain in her right knee. My mother has been fallen from riksha. And she is feeling pain at the left side of knee of right leg. She has taken allopathy medicine and she feels relax till the effect of medicine. Pls advice. Thanks and Regards Nitin Mehra.

MD - Alternate Medicine, DNHE, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Sir my mother is feeling lot of pain in her right knee. My mother has been fallen from riksha. And she is feeling pai...
First of all roule out for any ligamental tear if happened, advice her to take homeopathic medicine arnica 30 4 times in a day for 2 days n then 2 times a day for 3 days.
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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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Exercises for Lower Back Pain

M.S in Orthopedic, Fellowship in arthroplasty & reconstructive surgery , D.N.B in Orthopedic, Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Exercises for Lower Back Pain

The lower back or the lumbar area is the region that lies right below the rib cage. Pain in the lower back is usually a result of persistent muscle spasms that make it a chronic pain. While many people suffer from this kind of pain at some point at the other, there are few who actually take up exercise as a long-term solution to deal with the pain. A proper exercise schedule and regular yoga can actually strengthen your lower back and help it support the spinal cord in a better manner. Also, most orthopedic specialists recommend constant movement to alleviate the painful symptoms of lower back pain. Do go through this list of exercises to find one that suits you.

  • Partial Crunches: This one requires you to lie down, prop your knees up with your feet firmly on the ground and your hands behind your head. Now bring your body partially up and stop shy of doing a full on sit up. This will help in relaxing the muscles in the lower back, to a great extent.
  • Hamstring Stretches: Get on your back and prop up one knee. Take a towel and loop it under the ball of your other foot. Now lift and hold as you press your foot into the towel, to gradually relieve some of that stress as it plays on your lower back.
  • Ankle and heels: The classic ankle pump involves lying flat on your back and stretching your feet before you begin to move your ankles in an up and down motion. Repeat it ten times for each set. You can combine this exercise with the heel slide where you have bend and straighten your knee ten times each, in the same position as you lie flat on your back.
  • Wall Squats: While actual squats can be painful if you are suffering from lower back pain, you can take the support of a nearby wall for squats that will work the muscles in a more soothing manner and give you a good workout at the same time.


Touching your toes, running on the treadmill, sit-ups and other forms of intense exercise that make the back work too hard should be avoided if you are suffering from lower back pain.

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My husband is 28 years old and is suffering from backache. He also has dual personality disorder. Please suggest what should we do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My husband is 28 years old and is suffering from backache. He also has dual personality disorder. Please suggest what...
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.
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Hi! My name Tanish, 20 I am suffering with ancel pain I got injury while playing football. That was ligament injury so wht else I can try pls suggest me to do best for that.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi! My name Tanish, 20 I am suffering with ancel pain I got injury while playing football. That was ligament injury s...
Hi, take, homoeo medicine: @ arnica mont 1000-6 pills, wkly. @ five phos 6x- 4 tabs, thrice a day. With 1/4 cup of lukewarm water. Avoid, jerk, jogging, cold, sour, irritant intake. It would b better to go for physiotherapy. Take care.
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My father is 68 years old. He had fallen rt side 2 years back and made fracture rt Hand and ribs. Dr. did plaster wrongly and hand fused wrongly. Now he has tingling sensation and numbness in hand and spread upto rt side brain and felt fairness. please tell me what should I do and is it a serious issue. How much time it will take to recover from it? which specialist we should consult?

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
My father is 68 years old. He had fallen rt side 2 years back and made fracture rt Hand and ribs. Dr. did plaster wro...
This is a case of negligence and really bad management, the nerve is compressed, either you visit a physiotherapist who would guide you with nerve release technique, what we call as neural mobilisation or visit a neurologist or vascular surgeon to remove the pressure, even an orthopedic would be helpful.
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I am 35 year old male and having back pain when sit on chair more than 30 minutes and even can not stand straight immediately. Kindly suggest.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You will have to elaborate your problem as to a detailed discussion of your back pain which means duration of pain and mode of onset. I would also like to ask you if it is associated with any radiating pain in legs or any other neurological symptoms like numbness, paraesthesias ( electrical shock like abnormal sensations) or any weakness in limbs. Please also tell me about any associated symptoms like fever, weight loss etc. What medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. Please enclose if possible blood tests done till now and x rays or mri so that I can see and advise you accordingly. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Hello all. I have severe pain in my right ankle and calf muscles, to be precise the muscle right above the ankle and the muscle to right under the knee. My arches of both legs are collapsed a bit. The right leg has more collapsed arch. Even a little pain in knee, hip and back. A cracking sound of bones is usually heard from my feet and knee, even in right hip at times. Sudden pain in some nerve in my back. From past four days I couldn't walk or sleep properly. As I started to put little force on right leg and walk has made my other leg to experience the same kind of pain. I even had bunions. Is this a kind of flatfeet or overpronation. Or is this a neurological problem. Can it be cured?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hello all. I have severe pain in my right ankle and calf muscles, to be precise the muscle right above the ankle and ...
Yes it can be a flat feet. That's why you. Are getting multiple joints pain of your lower leg. As you said arch is completely collapsed so weight bearing of the body is disturbed. You can get your EMG NCV done to see which all muscles are weak and then take a good Neuro opinion and do regular. Supervised ex's for your lower limb muscle. Nowadays you get custom made shoes with arches or you can get it done with prosthesis. People which will support your muscles as well as help in proper weight distribution. All the. Best.
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Hi, recently my father met with an accident and got severe head injury. He was admitted in aiims trauma centre for 10 days. At the time of admission his stage was m5 and at the time of discharge it was m6. Now he recognizing many things and goo din memory but still he behaves impatiently and his voice is more like a child. His age is 53 and he is a diabetic patient too. Also his sugar his high 163 fasting and 285 pp. It's just one month passed away. Could you please tell me when he'll become completely fit and ready to go office and all.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It will take a few months and he may need physiotherapy. Regarding online consultation there are certain points which all should know and follow. 1) the description of the diseases should be complete in all respects, including any tests done and any medicines already taking. Just saying I have diabetes since 10 years and taking metformin cannot help a discerning doctor a scientific advice. 2) your place and name and mail id and phone number should be in the question. It is necessary at times to know where you stay to give a good advice. (for example if there the climate is warm or cold and many other factors) 3) it is necessary to keep in regular touch for some diseases like diabetes and hypertension. So make it a point to be in touch by asking private questions. And repeat the essential point of the previous question to give a continuing answer. All these are said with intention to give a scientifically correct answer and talk as if in a regular consultation about which I am very keen to. 4) for personalised attention and follow up ask privately and it is better to make online payment if you are asked to by the doctor. It involves his time and dedication to give you expert advice after studying your problem. Ask personally in case of doubts about any medical matter. it is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (self-monitoring of blood glucose? smbg). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of fasting sugar (fbs) and 2 hours after food (ppbs) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ insulin will be needed. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch.
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1 month back I have viral fever for a week. Since then my all joints are paining. Especicely knee joins and knukcle joints when I strutch my leg and hand.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It could be Rheumatoid arthritis.This is a complex problem. You need to be examined physically & investigated.
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While studying (sitting on chair for long hours, I am getting neck pain. How to prevent it? Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is due to faulty positioning of head and neck and you doe neck exercise in between by turning sideways and forward and backwards.
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Mom ke feet k upar jo bone hai just feet k upar wo change se swell ho jate hai bohot and having sever pain. Just look like 2 hills. Reason and how to control?

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General Physician, Delhi
Mom ke feet k upar  jo bone hai just feet k upar wo change se swell ho jate hai bohot and having sever pain. Just loo...
It could be due to the sprain, heart related problems, kidney disease, hypertension, overweight,peripheral vascular disease. Get her bp checked. Get her KFT, LFT, cbc, ESR, URINE ROUTINE AND ecg done. If required, consult with all details.
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She is having back neck pain from last 1 month we have consulted local orthopaedic doctor he has given medicine after taking medicine pain ends after that medicine once again pain started what to do I am confused kindly help me regarding Kindly suggest to which specialized doctor to consult.

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
She is having back neck pain from last 1 month we have consulted local orthopaedic doctor he has given medicine after...
Hi painkillers will give temporary relief. She needs good physiotheraphy exercises to strengthen her back and core muscles. Regards
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I am tired and filling pain in right foot I just played cricket what should I do please give full advice.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am tired and filling pain in right foot I just played cricket what should I do please give full advice.
Hi, take homoeo meddicine: @ arnica mnt 200 --5 drops, thrice a day @ ledum pal 200--5 drops, thrice a day @ colocynth 200 --5 drops, thrice a day * avoid cold intake * take apple, papaya, green leafy veg. * take a massage of olive oil on foot. # report after 15 days all d best.
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When about to sleep leg suddenly starts paining in calf and ankle areas. Throbbing kind of pain which goes when sat up or leg vigorously moved but then comes back again.The pain had gone during winters but since temp rising it's come back again.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Take Physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for Knee joint. Don't sit on floors. Take calcium and methylcobalamin supplement with Glucosamine for one month minimum. Send me your x Ray report also
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