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Dr. B Chokkalingam

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, M Ch. Ortho

Orthopedist, Chennai

26 Years Experience
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Dr. B Chokkalingam MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, M Ch. Ortho Orthopedist, Chennai
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Dr. B Chokkalingam is a trusted Orthopedist in Teynampet, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 26 years of experience as a Orthopedist. He studied and completed MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, M Ch. Ortho . You can consult Dr. B Chokkalingam at Apollo Speciality Hospital in Teynampet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. B Chokkalingam and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1991
MS - Orthopaedics - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai - 1994
M Ch. Ortho - USB College of Physiotherapy, GVM Campus - 1997
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English
Professional Memberships
Indian Orthopaedic Association
Indian Orthopaedic Association

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#320, Padma Complex , Anna Salai , Teynampet, Landmark: Near SIET CollegeChennai Get Directions
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I am suffering from pain in my lower back area. And I have done the sonography which says enlarged liver with heterogenous parenchyma with calcification in the right lobe and moderate fullness of pelvis of right kidney with prominent right proximal ureter, reports attached here, all the blood test reports are normal except sonography and the x-ray report shows radiograph kub -no radio opaque calculus is seen in kub region. Please suggest me the remedy as I am really disturbed by this pain. Please reply soon.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am suffering from pain in my lower back area. And I have done the sonography which says enlarged liver with heterog...
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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My husband is suffering from severe back pain and stiff neck. He has a family history of Ankolytis Spondylosis. I want to know if it is curable. He is 42 years and has been having this problem for past couple of years. It's just getting worse by the day. Please help and advice. Thanks.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My husband is suffering from severe back pain and stiff neck. He has a family history of Ankolytis Spondylosis. I wan...
U can do maintain by physiotherapy treatment and stretching exercise. Avoid toward bending lifting weight. Surgery is curable.
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I am 20 years old studying engineering. I have a pain in my back left wing oly while I'm studying with my books by looking down to my books. I donno why this causes me some pain. Please suggest me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 20 years old studying engineering. I have a pain in my back left wing oly while I'm studying with my books by lo...
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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I am 18 years old and I am suffering from pain in my knee. There is acl tear in right knee. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 18 years old and I am suffering from pain in my knee. There is acl tear in right knee.
What should I do?
Knee pain- tear in right knee-- point to observe- * if you have difficulty in climbing stairs, take lift while going upstairs. If there is no lift, go up slowly. * walking regularly at slow pace without unduly straining helps as it improves blood circulation around knee and eases the joint. *you can use mustard oil for massage which is good in winter season for relieving pain. Eucalyptus oil is also good homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. Take arnica 200---twice daily morning and evening and give feedback after 7 days.
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Cartilage Damage - How They Can Be Treated?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB - Orthopedics, mch
Orthopedist, Delhi
Cartilage Damage - How They Can Be Treated?

Along with bones, the human structure is also supported by cartilage. Cartilage is a tough, flexible tissue that acts as a cushion between bones at joints. Some parts of the body such as the outer structure of the ear is completely made up of cartilage. Damage to the cartilage can cause pain. inflammation and in some cases even a degree of disability. Since cartilage does not have a blood supply, cartilage damage takes longer to heal than other injuries.

There are three main causes of cartilage damage

  1. Direct impact: Cartilage can get damaged by heavy impact during a bad fall or an accident. For this reason, sportspersons have a high risk of suffering from cartilage damage.
  2. Wear and tear: Over time, joint experiences wear and tear that can damage cartilage. The knees are often most affected by this. Obese people are at a higher risk of knee cartilage injury than others because of the additional pressure being out on the knees.
  3. Lack of movement: Long periods of immobility or inactiveness can also cause damage to cartilage.

A physical examination may not be enough to diagnose cartilage damage as the symptoms of this condition are very similar to that of a sprain or ligament damage. In addition to a physical examination, a doctor may use Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or Arthroscopy. An MRI uses radio waves and a magnetic field to create a detailed image of the body. Arthroscopy involves the insertion of a tube-like instrument into the joint to determine the extent of cartilage injury.

Treatment for cartilage damage is both surgical and non-surgical.
Non-surgical treatment includes exercises, steroid injections and physical therapy.
If the patient does not respond well to this form of treatment, surgical options may be looked at. The type of surgery required depends on the age and activity level of the patient along with the extent of the injury.

Some of the surgical options include:

  1. Debridement: This involves using a small arthroscopic instrument to smoothen the damaged cartilage and remove loose edges. This prevents the cartilage from rubbing against adjacent bone and muscle tissue.
  2. Marrow stimulation: By drilling small holes under the damaged cartilage, the surgeon exposes blood vessels that lie inside the bone and trigger the formation of a blood clot. This, in turn, triggers the development of new cartilage.
  3. Mosaicplasty: This procedure involves the transference of healthy cartilage from one part of the body to another. It is used for isolated cases of cartilage injury on patients who are below the age of 50. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.
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For last 3 months my wife gets leg cramps in the night. It lasts a few seconds or one minute and then it is normal. What should be the reason and the treatment required. Her age is 66 years.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, F. ASSI (Spine Surgery), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Kolkata
For last 3 months my wife gets leg cramps in the night. It lasts a few seconds or one minute and then it is normal. W...
Hello! Cramps could be due to several causes, most of which are simple to tackle. Drinking more water, consuming more electrolytes (coconut water) and starting her on a vit-D supplement would b the first line of action. Tab uprise D3 60k once a week for 8 weeks along with tab gemcal once a day for 8 weeks. This will tackle any deficiencies which are known to cause such cramps. If after a month, you feel the cramping is still happening, you would want to meet a spine specialist who will get more information (like any difficulty in walking long distances, any back/ leg pain) and direct the treatment accordingly. As of now, I believe she will do well with the vit supplementation and more water intake. Hope this was helpful!
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A small clarification is sought on" Whether there is any relation/connection/effect of digestion process and sciatica pain" Appreciate your comments and views. Regards.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
Sir according to ayurveda sciatica is vata disease and mainly nervous system's diseases. But if one is using excessive quantity of vata aggravating foods and behaviour then vata is vitiated in the sciatic nerve and gradually pain and inflammation arises either one leg. We suggest to avoid curd, citrus taste e. G. Pickles, tamarind and highly proteineous food. We suggest to hot water sipping boiled with ginger every half-hour. Oil massage and hot fomentation as these are vata pacifying.
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I hv Rheumatoid arthritis from the age of 28. Also having osteoarthritis in my knees. Is it curable or it will detoriate with age. I am now a women of 42 years of age. Pls suggest.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Ra is not curable but totally controllable. If you remain on optimum medicines with well controlled disease then it shouldn't progress. If you are not on adequate therapy, your joint continues to swell, then it can damage your joints.
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What is spinal manipulation? I was advice by one doctor to go for spinal as I am a spondylosis patient.

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. There are some techniques which they say help in pain management and are usually practiced by physical therapist with adequate training, since as an orthopaedic surgeon, we do not do spinal manipulations, I cannot give you details about that. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am a 50 year old female. I am working in a pharma company as a office assistant. I am feeling severe backache when I got up in the morning. What should I do. Kindly suggest.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Start with physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for spine. Don't sit on floors. Don't lift heavy things. Use lumber spine belt also. Send me your x ray report also so that I can advise you medicine.
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I am suffering from back pain. What should I do? Suggest me medicines Nd what posture should I sleep?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from back pain.
What should I do? Suggest me medicines
Nd what posture should I sleep?
sit straight avoid long sitting toward bending lifting weight. tk muscle relaxant medicine do hot fermentation and do spine stretching exercise
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1 have pain in my shoulder since 1 year And increases in winter It gives lots of pain to me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
1 have pain in my shoulder since 1 year
And increases in winter
It gives lots of pain to me.
Advice. Hot fomentatoin. Shoulder shrugs exercise. Gently raise arms every 2 hrs for 2 days an 20 times.
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I have problem in knee ligaments when to climb steps it paining and I can run also. While playing Kabaddi it twisted what to do.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have problem in knee ligaments when to climb steps it paining and I can run also. While playing Kabaddi it twisted ...
Hi gm. You have to be very careful if it is ligament injury. Avoid twisting cross leg sitting. Kicking hard. Jumping from height. Use knee guard in injury prone places. Avoid injury to you r knee. Do strengthning exercises tieing weight just above ankle 2 -3 kg. In form of weighted cuffs. Do the 10to 15 counts thrice aday. Increase 2 counts every month. Do squatting 10 counts per day thrice or twice a day.
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I jog and run for about 30 minutes everyday. What is the risk of getting osteoarthritis on the knees? I have read an article on this and therefore want to understand the risk involved.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones (cartilage) occurs gradually and worsens over time. Joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees or hips is the most common symptom. Osteoarthritis treatment: homeopathy helps to slow down the process of joint pain (osteoarthritis) & also gives a long term relief in pain without side effects.
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My father has pain in his legs, we went many hospitals but it will like that only, please suggest any thing to us.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My father has pain in his legs, we went many hospitals but it will like that only, please suggest any thing to us.
supplement must. stretching exercises. strength exercises like quadriceps, cycling, ya cross trainer
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I am 25 year old man and my leg pain on 2 year so whats type medicines need to best health.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 25 year old man and my leg pain on 2 year so whats type medicines need to best health.
For leg pain, please follow the below advise: keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises- quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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I am having severe back pain. What should I do to feel good and get rid of it? Any medicine?

Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am having severe back pain. What should I do to feel good and get rid of it? Any medicine?
Hi. Back pain may be due to various reasons. If it is only due to over strain or weakness of muscles. Then spinal extension exercises and core stabilisation exercises will work good. Its better to consult a physiotherapist before going for exercises. Good luck.
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I am from powai mumbai married and maharashtrian my weight is 85 kg from two weeks I have started walking and running but now I getting pain in my both knees and also I am not able to loose weight because of my upper part of the body i. E from waist please tell me what to do exactly and how to loose weight.

MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Bhilai
Please to loose weight you should keep in mind that your in a process of losing and in that process you have to change your eating habit with exercise like brisk walking and pranayam like kapal bhati and some homeopathic medicines to regulate your weight lose. Thank you.
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I am pain in my legs & back. I cann't hold the heavy wait. I have taken several medicine but I don't get a relief.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Stiffness & pain in back & other joints is quite a common condition. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. Take multivitamins & other antioxidants along with. Do back (spine) exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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