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Dr. Somashekar. S. A  - Rheumatologist, Bangalore

Dr. Somashekar. S. A

MBBS, DM - Rheumatology

Rheumatologist, Bangalore

16 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online
Dr. Somashekar. S. A MBBS, DM - Rheumatology Rheumatologist, Bangalore
16 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online
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Dr. Somashekar. S. A is a trusted Rheumatologist in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. He has over 14 years of experience as a Rheumatologist. He is a qualified MBBS, DM - Rheumatology. He is currently practising at Bangalore Rheumatology centre in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Somashekar. S. A on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mysore University - 2002
DM - Rheumatology - Ryazan State Medical University - 2011
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Indian Rheumatology associations

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I have knee pain what should I do and what are the precautions. I have this since long and I am not getting relaxed by any Dr. Medicine.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kurukshetra
I have knee pain what should I do and what are the precautions. I have this since long and I am not getting relaxed b...
Hi. You have knee pain. Most probably because of body weight. Anyways there is no use of any medicine for permanent cure. Best physiotherapy is the only way to get cure permanently. Well with proper treatment. Precautions are must. Do not do cross leg. Do not squat. Do not use stairs. Do not stand prolong or walk. These are common precautions and it depends on your condition as well. My recommendation is to go with precautions and do hot water fomentation twice a day. With all these you will get little bit relief and try to find a good physiotherapist where you need ultrasonic, ift and laser treatment (if available)
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I have an complete ACL tear on my left leg. Is it surgery is the way to go or else rehabilitation will be the best since just now I am 26 years old. Even I am not interested in surgery.

BPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I have an complete ACL tear on my left leg. Is it surgery is the way to go or else rehabilitation will be the best si...
This injury is a total disruption of the most important stabilizing ligament in the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament is located centrally within the knee, behind the kneecap, making it difficult for the to specifically localize the injury. - this injury occurs when there twisting of knee, i.e while playing sports Treatment usually involves: 1 Ice- to reduce swelling or you can also do contrast bath 2 elevation by applying 2 pillows below your ankle 3 compression by application of bandage to control swelling. - Walking (weight-bearing) is preferable if muscular control of the injured leg is adequate. - Knee straightening (extension) and bending (flexion) are encouraged by gentle stretching, isometrics of quads (withyour knee straight and back supported, keep towel roll beneath your knee joint abd you have press that towel till you count 30 ,do 10 repeations for 3 times per day )or pool therapy. Arthroscopic surgery should be undertaken in young, active patients because the ACL will not heal unless surgically operated. This patient group should avoid aggressive sports in the future. - If the shock-absorbing cartilages (menisci) are torn extensively, surgery may be required even in less active patients. Precautions: 1 prevent excessive swelling in your knee, calf and ankle regions by conscientious elevation and frequent muscle contractions. In cases where surgical treatment is necessary, make sure that early knee stiffness is improving prior to surgery. 120 degrees of flexion is recommended prior to surgery. So there is need for physiotherapy sessions before surgery to increase your joint range and muscle strength to avoid stiffness of joint. 2Complete rupture of the ACL can also, affect knee function for a lifetime and can lead to osteoarthritis if not treated correctly. 3 Do not participate in jumping, cutting or twisting sports until you have recovered fully from you injury, and the doctor has cleared you to do so. Recovery.
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I have been taking one smallglass of warm water with half slice of medium size lemon and one full tea spoon of honey right in the morning. I have developed pain in knees, pain and edema in fees which are severely impeding my walking. There is pain in ankles also. Is this due to this drink?

M.S - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ludhiana
I have been taking one smallglass of warm water with half slice of medium size lemon and one full tea spoon of honey ...
Normally this should not be due to drink. Considering your age you have to get investigated for hypertension diabetes and for osteoarthritis knee. Get your blood pressure monitored along with fasting sugar .and get knee xray ap and lateral in standing position. Hope this information is helpful can contact for further assistance.
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Hi I am 37 yrs old. In early age while playing I got hurt into my left leg's knee and below area. I had used different types of oil, tablets but no result. I feel my leg tired 7 paining.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. Do knee exercises. It may have to be further investigated rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with a soft bedding on it. Any way take multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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I am arthritis patient from last one year, and I want to plan baby so I just want to know is there any medicines that can be taken during pregnancy.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am arthritis patient from last one year, and I want to plan baby so I just want to know is there any medicines that...
No pain killers are to be taken during pregnancy and as regards other medicines too there are many which are strictly not allowed during pregnancy, but you may get physiotherapy done.
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I have pain on my knee join on foot and sever headache pliz suggest for immediate relief.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have pain on my knee join on foot and sever headache pliz suggest for immediate relief.
Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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My name us manpreet Singh I have problem with my low knee pain when I was trying to run then pain is starting pls give me some solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
My name us manpreet Singh I have problem with my low knee pain when I was trying to run then pain is starting pls giv...
Hi, if you had a sprain due to sudden twisting movement den take rest for a few days. Do warm up before doing any exercise den you won't get such pains. If it's more apply a pain balm. Have a good day.
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I have recently getting pain in left knee inside it wen I get up from squatting position since 3 weeks ,no history of fall wat to do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have recently getting pain in left knee inside it wen I get up from squatting position since 3 weeks ,no history of...
Advice. Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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Gout - Raised uric acid - Hyperuricemia

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Gout - Raised uric acid - Hyperuricemia
There is no need to stop dals in gout. Vegetable sources do not increase uric acid. Its a widespread misconception.
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Hi, I'm 55 years female from kolkata. I'm a diabetic (take Glycomet GP1 FORTE (GLIMEPIRIDE 1 mg + METFORMIN 1000 mg) twice & 10 iu insulin overnight ,fasting 80, PP 254 measured yesterday) & pancreatic (taking Panlipase 25000 after food thrice every day for last 5 years) patient. For the last 1 year, I'm feeling pain in fingers of both hands and in shoulder joints. Pain is unbearable at times. In afternoon often we see middle fingers of the hands get deformed. Visited a doctor. And he told this is a rheumatic arthritis. He gave Wysolone 10 mg for 45 days followed by wysolone 5 mg for 30 days. HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) 300 mg, ARAVA (Leflunomide) 20 mg, INJ. Folitrax 20 mg once on sundays. Folvite 5 mg mondays to saturdays. Wysolone is now completely stopped. When I take wysolone there is no pain in fingers. Here is the test reports at a glance, Uric Acid 3.69 (range 2.6-6.0), RF 7.15 (<14), CRP 3.02 (<5) vit D (25 oh D) 36.12 (30 -100. AntiCCP Anti Body 5.61 (<20). CBC, Haemoglobin 11.8 gm/dl (range 12.5 - 15.3), MCHC (Mean corpuscular Hemoglobin concentration) 32.9 (range 33.4-35.5),Total RBC 4.0 million cells/cu mm (range 4.5-5.1), lymphocytes 52% (range 20-40) basophil 00 (range 01-02), ESR 16 (range <30) SGPT 13.8 U/L (range <35, Lipase 32.5 U/L (range 30-300), CRP 1.20 (range <10), amylase 78.2 (range 30 -110) Test was done in SERUM, Kolkata in 15th june 2017. Many doctors are telling me that this is rheumatic arthritis, But after 6 months of taking medicines for the same pain the still there, only fingers does not get deformed in afternoon. Please tell me is the diagnosis is right? Am I on right treatment? Or there is any other problem? Is there any bad action for taking panlipase 25000 for last 5 years? One more question for RA CRP & RF should be positive, but for my case it is negative, so how can it be RA?

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Hi, I'm 55 years female from kolkata. I'm a diabetic (take Glycomet GP1 FORTE (GLIMEPIRIDE 1 mg + METFORMIN 1000 mg) ...
RA is a autoimmune disease which is related to diet which needs to be radically changed for reversal of disease. Rheumatologist Drs in India only know to give pills for any illness .They do not know that there is natural treatment available because nutrition is not taught in the medical curriculum. They do not think outside the box. Change your diet and reduce the medicines. I think you were getting too many drugs for RA .Were they all given at the same time or at different periods. What was the dietary advise given by your Dr. for RA A detailed history is needed to advise you. Take a consult. Remember you cannot fix your health without fixing your diet.
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Sir meri sis 37 years ki hai. Uske dono knee mai nd dono pairo ki side ki bone mai pain hota hai. Medicine se pain band ho jata h and after sometime again it will start and usse chala bhi nahi jata. please suggest.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sir meri sis 37 years ki hai. Uske dono knee mai nd dono pairo ki side ki bone mai pain hota hai. Medicine se pain ba...
Dear lybrate user use hot pack 15 minutes twice a day and use ointment stretching exercise of leg, big towel roll put under knee press towel tight your knee hold 5 sec repeat 10 times, put rolled towel between both knee press for 5 sec repeat 10 times, bend and straight both knee with bed contact 15 times repeat.
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My aunty is 55 years of old and having a problem in leg knees. I consulted some doctors they prescribed for surgery. Is there any other solution. RegardsRohit keshri.

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Guwahati
My aunty is 55 years of old and having a problem in leg knees. I consulted some doctors they prescribed for surgery. ...
Hi, by what you wrote, I guess your aunt has knee arthritis for which doctors have advised surgery. If the condition is chronic then surgery is required, but if it is not, then it can be managed by physiotherapy. But, remember, it can only be controlled, can't be healed completely, even after surgery, physiotherapy will be required. So consult personally with few more orthopaedician and physiotherapist in your city and get 2-3 opinions before deciding about surgery.
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Osteoarthritis Pain - Symptoms and Causes of OA Pain!!

DNB (Orthopedics), Fellowship in Joint Replacement, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Jaipur
Osteoarthritis Pain - Symptoms and Causes of OA Pain!!

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis in relation to the different affected areas?

An osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis which means unexpected inflammation of the joints/muscles, which is usually very painful. This form of arthritis is not curable, and the only thing that you can do is to take measures to reduce the painful effects of the condition. The symptoms of the medical condition often occur gradually and are chronic and long lasting in nature. Some of the body parts that get affected easily are:

  • Hips- pain is felt in the groin area or buttocks at the hip joint.
  • Fingers- bony growths at the edge of joints can cause fingers to become swollen, tender and red. There may be a pain at the base of the thumb.
  • Knees- a 'grating' or 'scraping' sensation occurs when moving the knee.
  • Feet- pain and tenderness are felt in the large joint at the base of the big toe. There may be swelling in ankles or toes.

Some of the most common symptoms which are more common to all body parts are as follows:

  • Chronic painThe arthritis related pain is very intense and chronic in nature, and it has an ever increasing trend if proper care is not taken. This pain can appear in any body joint of a person and it can cause visible inflammation or swelling in and around the muscles of that particular joint.
  • Body stiffness - Another characteristic feature of this medical disorder is that there is stiffness in the normal movement of the joints and muscles. This symptom also results in a lack of flexibility of the concerned person.
  • Inflammation and tenderness - Osteoarthritis is such a condition which is observable by the naked eye, as it shows signs like inflammation and tenderness. Inflammation can be noticed if a joint has a considerable amount of swelling.
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My mom getting very much pain in knees how can I help her? Can you pls suggest me any medicine or any solution to me? Pls.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My mom getting very much pain in knees how can I help her? Can you pls suggest me any medicine or any solution to me?...
Hello lybrate-user Knee pain is a very common medical condition The condition occurs due to constant wear and tear of the knee joint CAUSES Age Knee injury Arthritis SYMPTOMS It can be a dull pain or a sharp unbearable pain capable of making a person immobile SIMPLE TECHNIQUES Natural home remedy using coconut oil Take ½ cup coconut oil Heat the oil till it turns lukewarm Massage the oil on the affected knee joint The massage improves the blood circulation in the region and provides relief from the pain. Natural home remedy using bathu leaves (or fat-hen) Crush some fresh bathu leaves Press on a sieve and extract their juice Drink 15 g of bathu juice on an empty stomach everyday Natural home remedy using milk and turmeric Take 1 glass hot milk Add 1 tsp turmeric powder Mix well Drink every day Natural home remedy using fenugreek seeds Roast and crush a handful of fenugreek seeds Take 2 tsp of this powder Add water to make a thick paste Apply on the affected area Rx Dhanwantara taila E/A Massage knee joint regularly before bath. Ksherebala cap 1_0_1 with warm water a/f for 2 weeks.
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My mom is suffering from arthritis so what's the solution for this problem. Plzz reply me soon.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Arthritis is swelling of joints with pain, stiffness. There are some methods your mother can apply for relief: • Do exercise such as walking that strength your muscles and move your joint. From movement of joint you got relief from pain and stiffness. •Gentle massage your joints with lukewarm oil. You can use medicated oil. You can apply ice packs and heat with warm water bottle on your painful area. • If you are obese then lose some weight. Heavy weight make strain on your joint and causes pain. • Take healthy diet avoid junk foods. Take diet rich in calcium such as milk, cheese. Do not take stress. • you can take physiotherapy advice. • Stretch your body lightly in the morning when get out from the bed. • Eat healthy diet green leafy vegetables and fruits. * Take one teaspoon of haldi with milk it will reduce your swelling.
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I am suffering from knee pain because fracture. It was two years latter .now I am getting pain what's the problem?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from knee pain because fracture. It was two years latter .now I am getting pain what's the problem?
Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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I have hypothyroidism. And I am taking medication for it. In a recent test the tsh has come a little lower than the minimum. These days I feel a pain in the knees and sole after sitting for a long time or after getting up from breed after sleep. What could the reason be? many a times I walk with some pain for a while before the pain goes off. Thanks for any helpful pointer.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I have hypothyroidism. And I am taking medication for it. In a recent test the tsh has come a little lower than the m...
Dear , you are taking tab thyronorm, but not mentioned dose. Now pain may be due to muscle spasm because of posture. So please go for s tsh, free t4. If possible go for dexa scan for calcium in bone. So please inform me details and contact me at private question.
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My sister has developed Ulcers at ankle. She is being treated for Rheumatoid arthritis since last 4 years. She is having severe pain at ulcer wounds. Currently she is with me in Chinchwad. Can you suggest good Rheumatologist in Chinchwad area She is living in Karwar, Karnataka.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Ankle ulcers can be a complication of Rheumatoid arthritis which can be very difficult to manage, also they can be a sign of rheumatoid vasculitis which is a severe life-threatening complication of rheumatoid vasculitis. hence, aggressive diagnostic workup and early management is required. Take guidance from your rheumatologist
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I am suffering from knee joint pain for last few months. Can you please advice me for my betterment. I am 50 years of age.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am suffering from knee joint pain for last few months. Can you please advice me for my betterment. I am 50 years of...
Do Take IFT and vacuum Therapy Physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 12 days followed by days Regularly Do revert for further assistance Best Wishes
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I have problem in my knee joints, early morning I am facing lot of pain there suggest me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I have problem in my knee joints, early morning I am facing lot of pain there suggest me.
Go for fasting once a week. You can go for absolute fasting or rely on a liquid diet to digest ama (toxin). Fasting should be followed by hot fomentation or by taking a bath with lukewarm water or steam bath. After fasting and fomentation, mix powdered long pepper, black pepper and dried ginger in equal quantities and take 1 teaspoon of this powdered mix with lukewarm water twice a day. This will help you restore your digestive fire. Take one tablespoon of castor oil before going to bed, once or twice a week. It helps in cleansing ama (toxin) build up and balancing vata. Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. For dry fomentation of the affected joints, take a cloth and fold it into four, fill it with hot and sand make a potli (bag) out of it. Use this bundle for the fomentation of different joints. This is very helpful in reducing pain and swelling.
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