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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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Hi, If somebody C-Reactive Protein is high, if it is 9.1 out of 6 being the maximum range does it mean that the person is suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis.

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Hi, If somebody C-Reactive Protein is high, if it is 9.1 out of 6 being the maximum range does it mean that the perso...
No it does not. Crp is very a broad test to say something is wrong with the body recently. You need to get your RA factor and Aslo and HLAB27 test done.
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Hi sir my back right side bone is sightly bended so what are the that need to be taken and does it is going to be serve problem in my life please tell me sir.

Master in Physiotherapy (MPT), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), CMT-Diploma in Osteopathy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hi sir my back right side bone is sightly bended so what are the that need to be taken and does it is going to be ser...
ya it can cause back pain or weakness to your legs, do postural correction exercises. you can hang on a monkey bar for sometime...
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Period tym me mujhe hmesa joint pain. Hand n legs pain ki sikayat hoti h. Saath hi kamar aur hips me v bht dard rehta h, me bht pareshaan ho jaati hu. Mera kal night se period start hua h, aur aaj mere haath -paaw me bht dard tha. Especially left hand n leg me. Aur aaj me kisi jruri kaam se mrkt chali gyi thi isi situation me, mujhe bich-bich me bht joro ka dard v uth rha tha pet me. And kamar bhi bht joro ka dard de rha tha khade-khade. Kaafi derr baad achanak se mujhe chakkar sa aane lga, sambhalne ka bht kosis kiya mene. Chair pr v baith gyi sar pakad kr apne. Pr mere aankh k saamne sb ghum rha tha, n aankh bhaari lgne lga tha, fir bht muskil se mujhe pakad kr ek shop pr baithaya gya, aur paani pilaaya gya, phir mene head down kr liya thode derr k liye, n fan k hawa k niche thoda relax lga, uske baad mujhe nimbu -paani pilaaya gya dhire-dhire, tb ja kr me bht derr baad relax ho payi. Pr 1 ghante baad v me chal paane me utna comfortable nhi hui thi. Infact avi me leti hui hu, pr avi v mera sarr ajeeb sa lg rha h, n aankhe bhaari si lag rhi h, period tym me mujhe asa pehli baar hua h, infact normally v itna jyada asa pehli baar hua mujhe, otherwise me aaj tk behos tk nhi hui hu. Wese mujhe BP Low ho jaane ki problem bbhi h. Me 19 saal ki hu. And har month me 3-4 din ek ladke k saath sex v krti hi hu.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Period tym me mujhe hmesa joint pain. Hand n legs pain ki sikayat hoti h. Saath hi kamar aur hips me v bht dard rehta...
Do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch.
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Hi im 29 years men. Now a days im having back pain frequently. Im doing job I just sit for 9 hours a day. Pain is not high. When im trying to bend that time I feel the pain. Can you advise me y it coming frequently.

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi im 29 years men. Now a days im having back pain frequently. Im doing job I just sit for 9 hours a day. Pain is not...
Hello lybrate user, - why it is coming is you know its your working pattern. - you need to do some physical exercise or yogasanas to relax your muscles - ling time sitting may lead to compression of intervertebral discs hence you need to take a break every two hrs of work and have a light walk. - apply ksheerabala taila to the back before bath which strengthen your joints and muscles thank you.
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I am suffering from leg cramps for last few years and nobody suggested any cure for it. I can not sleep at night because of so much pain what should I do?

MBBS
Acupressurist, Delhi
I am suffering from leg cramps for last few years and nobody suggested any cure for it. I can not sleep at night beca...
Sedate GB41, Lv1 Acupuncture Point. For sedation, You have to press continuously. Black Colour can be applied. Google "Location of GB41 Acupuncture Point" Image will come.
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I have back pain on the lower left side and sometimes in the middle of the backbone it is kind of flickering pain, I cannot bend properly. What should I do? Any health tips?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have back pain on the lower left side and sometimes in the middle of the backbone it is kind of flickering pain, I ...
Homoeopathic medicinee REPL-18 BACKACHE DROPS ( REPL) Drink 10 drop in 20 ml freh water 3 time daily HAEMOCAL ( SBL) Chew 4 tab twice daily Drink 2 glass milk daily Prohibit from climbing sstairs
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I M pain in both legs sole (below knee to sole) my sugar level is normal uric acid 5.2&HB. 11.2.since last one year. Pl.advise accordingly.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I M pain in both legs sole (below knee to sole) my sugar level is normal uric acid 5.2&HB. 11.2.since last one year. ...
take calcium and vit D supplements. also take vitamin supplements massage with volini gel . do passive and active leg exercises. take rest.
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How To Treat Frozen Shoulder?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
How To Treat Frozen Shoulder?

Adhesive capsulitis is the medical term for a frozen shoulder, which can be caused due to a variety of reasons. Scar tissues can grow in the shoulder joint when the said joint becomes thicker. This development keeps the shoulder from rotating in a normal manner, which can lead to a frozen shoulder. The most common symptoms of this condition include severe pain and stiffness as well as inflammation. Here are the causes and ways to treat this condition.

Causes: A frozen shoulder can be caused due to a sports injury as well as an accident. Also, a hormonal imbalance can cause this condition. A weak immune system may cause inflammation in various joints of the body, which makes motion difficult. Also, diabetes can give rise to a frozen shoulder as a side effect. If you have a sedentary lifestyle and do not exercise often enough, or have just been through surgery which has led to a prolonged period of inactivity, then you can be prone to this condition. Surgery will also leave your tissue and adhesions sensitive to inflammation. Scar tissue may end up forming in very extreme cases, over a period of at least nine months. This can limit your motion.

Risk Factors: Besides diabetes, hormonal changes and inactivity, people who have been through a stroke or surgery are most susceptible to this condition. Also, patients who are suffering from thyroid disorders can end up developing a frozen shoulder too.

Physical Therapy: One of the most recommended ways to deal with this condition is with physical therapy. This kind of therapy will help you in stretching your shoulder so that you get back some motion over a period of time. This process can take anywhere between a few weeks to a few months, depending on the severity of your condition. You must ask a doctor about other treatment options if this kind of therapy does not show results even after six months of intense and regular practice. Physical therapy can also be practiced at home, once you have learnt the technique from a physiotherapist.

Medication: One of the other ways to deal with a frozen shoulder is with the help of medication. Anti-inflammatory and pain relieving medicines can soothe the discomfort. These include aspirin, ibuprofen, as well as naproxen sodium. Also, if you are undergoing a lot of pain, the doctor can administer a steroid injection in the shoulder joint.

Surgery: If medication and physical therapy do not help in treating the condition effectively, then one can go in for an arthroscopic surgery to remove the scar tissue with a small incision and other kinds of surgery for breaking the adhesions as well.

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Why You Can Get a Slipped Disc Problem?

FPM, DNB, DA, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Gurgaon
Why You Can Get a Slipped Disc Problem?

Are you prone to slipped disc problem? + the ideal way to treat it

A slipped disc, also known as a prolapsed disc or herniated disc, is the term given to the phenomenon that occurs when a cartilaginous disc found between the vertebrae in the spine becomes slightly displaced or protrudes, thereby pressing on the nerves in the adjacent areas and causing back pain.
This happens when the soft inner part of the disc, known as nucleus pulposus, bulges out through a weakness in the exterior part of the disc. A prolapsed disc usually occurs in the lower region of the spine and can be of varying sizes. There might even be the development of inflammation around the disc in some cases.

Who is likely to get affected?
Most cases of herniated disc occur in patients between the ages of 30 and 50. The number of men affected is twice as many as the number of women.
Although the root cause of this problem is not yet known, there are a number of factors that may trigger it. These factors include working at a job that requires a lot of lifting, an occupation that involves remaining in a seated position for a long time, weight-bearing sports, obesity, smoking habits and increasing age.

Effective ways of treating the problem
The different methods that are commonly used to treat the problem are:

  • Medications - There are many different kinds of medicines that are effective in providing relief. These include painkillers, muscles relaxants, anti-inflammatory pills, etc.
  • Spinal injections - A number of spinal injections are used to treat slipped discs. The injection is done at the opening where the inflamed nerve roots are found and reduces pain, swelling and irritation in the area.
  • Radiofrequency ablation - This procedure makes use of an electrical current produced by radio waves to reduced pain and sensitivity in the affected area.
  • Ozone discectomy - As opposed to the surgical removal of the prolapsed disc, this new process makes use of an ozone-oxygen mixture that is injected into the spine to treat the problem. Many international studies have proved its superiority to traditional methods and surgeries.

Those affected by this problem are advised to keep exercising and continuing with their everyday activities as best as possible.

'Consult'.

Tip: What kind of treatment does your knee pain require?

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Pls tell me what to do in severe joint pain for patient suffering from chikungunya pls reply fast as patient is feeling very pain.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Pls tell me what to do in severe joint pain for patient suffering from chikungunya pls reply fast as patient is feeli...
Hi Apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya vatari syrup and capsule twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.
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I always feel weak although I eat food what can I do but I don't want to get fat. I get full of stomach pain and back pain sometimes I cry. Please give a solution.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I always feel weak although I eat food what can I do but I don't want to get fat. I get full of stomach pain and back...
This is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain. Ice can be kept in the low back where you have back pain. It is suggestible to wear lumbo sacral belt which would help you to build the abdominal muscle tone which itself would make you feel better. You can also wear mcr chappels which would help you to have less weight falling in the painful back. Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain.
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I am 21 years old male .I am facing a severe problem with my legs and hands shivering and body pains and back part of the head pain since 4 days .so please suggest me some medicine to solve this and may I know the reason for the pain. Please ping me very soon.

FRCS - Neurosurgery(UK), M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Ahmedabad
I am 21 years old male .I am facing a severe problem with my legs and hands shivering and body pains and back part of...
You need to get some investigation done like blood reports which includes vit b12 & d3, & examined then treatment plan can be managed.
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I have constant pain in my heel. It increases after I have been sitting for some time. Please suggest.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have constant pain in my heel. It increases after I have been sitting for some time. Please suggest.
Stretch Calves. Stretch Calves Get a custom made insole. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping. Hot Fomentation.
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I am 21 year old man and have backache for 2 month I have depressed for couple of days .what should I need now?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
I am 21 year old man and have backache for 2 month I have depressed for couple of days .what should I need now?
Hello do not worry. Backache is controllable. Consult orthopaedic surgeon An x-ray and physical examination solves diagnosis After diagnosis ,some medicines, exercises,precautiond are advised which control it .As of now do hot fomentation and apply volini gel. A doctor can prescribe Arflur or combination with muscles relaxant. Please write x ray report after getting it done so that I can give you further advice.
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I am 43 yrs. Female having sudden swelling over rt. Upper limb near brachial artery, what precaution should I have to take and what you suggest.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It must be investigated ray of right arm & possibly ct right arm should be done do reply back for private consultation. And detailed treatment plan.
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I am 26 years old and I have backache (disc problem l4, l5) last two years. I am not properly heavy pain please tell any suggestion.

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. You have mentioned backache as one problem and also mentioned the mri finding. Since you are very young, if you have only localized backache with no other associated symptoms like radiating leg pain, numbness, paresthesias etc, my advice to you for initial 2-3 weeks will be: - to maintain proper posture while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication which suits you - physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - ice packs can applied if your pain is acute, then hot fomentation can be done at home - analgesic spray for local application can be used and is easily available. - avoid lifting heavyweight/ acute forward bending in mornings etc in case you are having back pain. If you do not feel better with these measures in 2-3 weeks time, we will need to evaluate you further. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards
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Treating Spinal Stenosis the Right Way

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Treating Spinal Stenosis the Right Way

What is spinal stenosis: The narrowing of the gaps in the spine or the backbone is called as spinal stenosis. This leads to pressure on the nerves and the spinal cord. 5% of cases of spinal stenosis are seen in the low back of the lumbar spine. In some cases the narrowing of the spine leads to the compressing of the nerve root, which leads to pain in the leg.

Causes of spinal stenosis: It can be caused by aging, arthritis, trauma to the spine, spondylolisthesis and tumor of the spine

Symptoms of spinal stenosis: There is constant pain in the back and legs as stenosis pinches the nerve responsible for sensation and muscle power. Other symptoms are numbness and tingling in the legs, frequent falling and pain while walking.

Treatment of spinal stenosis:

  1. A routine program with exercises and physical therapy are the best treatment for spinal stenosis. The exercises are not a complete cure but they are beneficial in keeping the patient active. A physical therapy can be supervised and once the period of the same is over people easily transition to the exercise program. The key for exercise is starting slowly in order to build strength.
  2. Generally, the patients are counseled not to perform strenuous activities as that might worsen the symptoms of spinal stenosis. In case of lumbar stenosis, patients find it comfortable when they are flexed forward. The doctor might recommend walking while being bent over and leaning when using a walker if not walking upright; sitting in recliners is also recommended instead of straight back chairs.
  3. Injections of cortisone are usually given in the epidural space. This is believed to relieve the symptoms of spinal stenosis temporarily. Though there have been studies which question the use of these injections as they lead to the risk of osteoporosis related fractures. This is still being pondered over by the doctors as a suitable treatment option as it has its own benefits and risks.
  4. Medications such as the anti inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen or aspirin are helpful in controlling the symptoms of spinal stenosis. Narcotic drugs might also prove to be helpful if used with care and for a short while. This is helpful for severe pain related to the nerves. Muscle relaxants like gabapentins might also be recommended. In some case antidepressants might also be given to provide relief from pain. 

Though side effects are a concern when using these medications and the patient should let the doctor knows about their allergies.

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Hi, I feel pain in my Ribs (left side) and both shoulder, neck frequently. Please suggest the cause and treatment.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Hi,
I feel pain in my Ribs (left side) and both shoulder, neck frequently.
Please suggest the cause and treatment.
Neck, shoulders and ribs paining indicates some nerve compressed in cervical vertebrae most probably. Pl send X-ray Cervical spine report.
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Hi, I have got heel (leg) fracture on 19th Dec 2014. I have concern with doctor. he apply plaster on leg. can i now start walk or i need to wait till remove plaster Regards, Kapil

DNB (Orthopaedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Any calcaneus fracture needs a minimum 6 weeks for healing. However, sometimes we continue plaster up to 3 months depending on fracture pattern or bone quality. Get an xray after 6 weeks of injury.
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I was injured during cricket. My thumb have broken. I had treated it well. After one years its still pain. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine arnica 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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