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Dr. Bala Shankaran

Orthopedist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Bala Shankaran Orthopedist, Chennai
400 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Bala Shankaran is a trusted Orthopedist in Adambakkam, Chennai. He is currently associated with Prime Care Nursing Home in Adambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Bala Shankaran on Lybrate.com.

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I have hand pain for over one week. What should I do.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I have hand pain for over one week. What should I do.
Requires detailed examination and investigation. Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress 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. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure that patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform
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Hi, My kid 9 years old last week he fell from cycle clot the blood near in hip joint kindly advice what we have to do for first aid.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Hi,
My kid 9 years old last week he fell from cycle clot the blood near in hip joint kindly advice what we have to do...
HI, YOU DO ACUPRESSURE TREATMENT. MOST EFFECTIVE.FOR YOURS. KID. YOU TAKE HOMEOPATHY ARNICA 1M 2 PILLS 4HRS. DISTANCE DOIT. 3 DAYS .THAN INFORM ME. TAKE CARE YOUR KID.
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I woke up in morning there is a pain in my neck.

General Physician,
It may be due to cervical spondylitis. Do neck muscle exercises. Physiotherapy would be required. Avoid high pillow.
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I am 25 years old & have cervical from last 2 months what should I do? Please advise.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. 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. 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 Age 24 years Problem is 1 year back she got fibroid surgery and after that she is getting menses 1 month almost 30to35 days and next month 12to15 days this cycle is repeated month to month wat was the problem is there any chance to re appear fibroid. Uterus has not removed in last surgery.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
My Age 24 years Problem is 1 year back she got fibroid surgery and after that she is getting menses 1 month almost 30...
hi lybrate user, she is in reproductive age group you should plan for pregnancy as early as possible ,as if fibroid comes again can create problem in fertility. their is always possiblity of new fibroid and recurrence of the fibroid.
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I have backache every morning. It gets better in course of the day. Why?

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist,
I have backache every morning. It gets better in course of the day. Why?
Hi If you have localized back pain with - no neurological symptoms like numbness, paresthesia, weakness in limbs etc, my advice is: - intensive physical therapy initially under supervision of a physiotherapist and then at home. - avoid forward bending, lifting heavy weights etc - take an analgesic like diclofenac or something which suits your body for 5-7 days - take muscle relaxant for same time as analgesic to relieve muscle spasm - ice packs at the site of pain, muscle spasm - local analgesic spray can be used but no massage is required let me know how you are feeling. I will actually ask you to get x ray of involved region of spine ( ap & lateral) and send reports across to me so that I can advise further in a better manner. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance
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Strange pain/cramping feeling below right lower part of rib cage its been 3 month and I have changed 3 docs since then no improvement cramping feeling/pain is light but it is continues. I have had 2 ultrasound and those both have normal report. I have had many medicines also which I found was of infection like norflox, meftal, then vsl etc.

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
Strange pain/cramping feeling below right lower part of rib cage its been 3 month and I have changed 3 docs since the...
Just do hot fomentation,apply volinigel .take Arflur mr twice a day after meals for 3 days,stop other medications.Ostocalcium 2 tabs twice daily for 15 days.stay relaxed
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Dear Dr. I am 47 years old. Pain remains in my right foot just upper side of ankle. Plzz suggest.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Dear Dr. I am 47 years old. Pain remains in my right foot just upper side of ankle. Plzz suggest.
Do Take IFT and laser Therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist Best wishes.
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How to get relief from neck pain?

MBBS
General Physician,
Take pain killer, apply analgesic cream, give hot fomentaction locally.Take X Ray For cervical spondylitis
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My child fall down often. Her head getting hid. Due to this in future will he face any problem ?

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
Was she unconscious after fall, for any time, it may few minutes or hours did she have any vomiting after the fall any headache after fall. If your answer is no to above questions, then it is unlikely that she has had a head injury to be very sure, see a neurologist and get an mri scan done if advised.
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Hello doctor please tell me approx How much bone is destructed according to this mri report? Lumbar spondylosis with degenerative disc disease at L1-2, L2-3, L4-5, L5-SI. Mild bilateral nerve root canal narrowing at L4-5. D-spine mri says mild collapse of D11 with abnormal marrow signal of D11 & anteriosupeeior D12 with right side paravertebral soft tissue & collection-likely tuberculous in etiology.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hello doctor please tell me approx How much bone is destructed according to this mri report? Lumbar spondylosis with ...
Almost 8 vertebraes are affected Do Take IFT and laser Therapy Physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 12 days followed by Rehabilitation exercises from physiotherapist Best wishes.
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I am 27 years old male man and I have d prblm of back pain and wat should I do relax.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 27 years old male man and I have d prblm of back pain and wat should I do relax.
Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x twice daily. Bhujang Asana x twice daily. Back Stretching.
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5 Simple Ways To Correct Your Sitting Posture Without Help!

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
5 Simple Ways To Correct Your Sitting Posture Without Help!
5 Really Simple Ways to Correct Your Sitting Posture

Does your work require you to sit for long hours? Following a bad sitting posture for a long time can cause a lot of health problems like depression, low energy levels, back or neck pain, fatigue, headache etc. But the good news is that you can correct these posture defects very easily by following a few simple tricks throughout the day. Here’s how.

1. Sit up straight
Sitting up straight is easy if you follow these simple rules.
a. Use an ergonomically designed chair made according to your height and weight as it will provide your body with the required support to sit straight. You can buy such a chair online from any leading furniture shopping website.
b. Ensure that your back remains aligned to the back of your chair to prevent slouching or leaning forward.
c. Try to keep your shoulders straight and squared, paired with an upright head and aligned neck, back, and heels, similar to your standing posture.

2. Ensure that your ears are in line with your shoulders
Use this small trick to maintain the correct posture throughout the day. Whenever you lean forward or backward too much, your ears won’t be in line with your shoulders and you will know that it’s a wrong posture.

3. Uncross your legs
The correct sitting posture requires you to keep your feet grounded. Be careful not to cross your legs and leave one of them hanging in front of you. If your feet find it difficult to reach the ground, you can use a footrest or a small stand for placing them.

4. Take the help of a lumbar support pillow
A lumbar support pillow is a cushion that has been designed to support your spine and help you maintain a straight sitting position. Every time you sit on the chair, the pillow ensures that you sit straight. You can roll up a thick towel and use it instead of a lumbar support pillow as well to get the same benefits.

5. Do some desk exercises at regular intervals
Exercising after sitting for long hours can help you to relax by loosening stiff muscles, besides having the added benefit of correcting your posture. Take small exercise breaks and try out the following workouts, while still sitting on your chair-
a. Maintain an upright position and raise your arms above your head, while ensuring that your elbows remain straight. Bend to your right first and then left, while keeping your fingers interlocked.
b. Extend your left leg forward, while remembering to keep your toes pointed towards the front. Change the position of your toes so that they point upward. Follow the same steps for 5 for times and then do the same with your right leg.

Maintaining a correct posture will not only keep you away from the health hazards of a bad posture, but will also enhance your appearance and increase your energy levels.

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I have a problem of osteoarthritis and knee problem. Should I opt for knee replacement. Will I do normal work after operation .how long it will work after operation. Can I turn my leg more than 160 degree.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I have a problem of osteoarthritis and knee problem. Should I opt for knee replacement. Will I do normal work after o...
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment. 2. Also searched for Prolotherapy. 3. Wear knee braces. 4. Don't sit on floor. 5. Learn knee exercises. 6. Wear sports shoes. 7. Do hot fermentation twice a day. 8. Apply volini cream before sleeping. 9. TAKE CALCIUM(after breakfast), VITAMIN D 3, Glucosamine(After lunch) and Methylcobalmine(after dinner) supplement for 2 month minimum.
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Hi I am a 25 years old male and have backache for last 2 months. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This 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. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take caldikind plus (mankind)1tab odx10days paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days do back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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Muscular dystrophy affected 1 to 2 years old child cannot move hands and feet. Please advise.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Muscular dystrophy affected 1 to 2 years old child cannot move hands and feet. Please advise.
Muscular dystrophy is general muscle weakness. So I would recommend see a physiotherapist. Thank you.
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I have pain in my right side shoulder, what type of exercise I have to perform for getting relaxed from this?

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Guwahati
I have pain in my right side shoulder, what type of exercise I have to perform for getting relaxed from this?
The pain can be due to many reasons and its also required to know what activities causes or increases the pain. Without knowing all these suggesting any exercise will not beneficial. Please visit a physiotherapist personally.
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My name is abhishek and I am 21 years old. I have back bones problem. Sometimes it really hurts and goes out of control.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My name is abhishek and I am 21 years old. I have back bones problem. Sometimes it really hurts and goes out of control.
A x-ray must sit straight and maintain your posture avoid long sitting and toward bending. Do stretching exercise in daily routine and heat fermentation.
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I am a 23 year old female. And I feel severe back pain and stomach pain in periods. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take paracetamol 250mg od & sos you will need other supportive medicines also. Do back (spine) & general exercises contact me again if need be. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take you may have to use lumbosacral support for some time. Avoid painful act/activities. Take medicines as prescribed it may have to be further investigated.
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I am 58 years old. Till my age of 40 I used to play badminton for around one to one and half hour daily. Now I am suffering from knee pain. Dr.diagnosed the same as Astio --arthritis's. If I walk for more than 2-3 KM I am getting severe pain in my knees. Please advise me the course of treatment.

DNB Rheumatology, Grad. Cert. Paed. Rheumat, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Rheumatologist, Bangalore
Osteoarthritis is a mild disorder of the knee whihc increases with age. You can continue to maintain a normal life and extend the health of your knee by regular exercise, weight loss as well as some mild medication. I would advise you to meet a rheumatologist in your city for further treatment.
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