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Dr. Bala Shankaran

Orthopedist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Bala Shankaran Orthopedist, Chennai
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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 sleep on the bed and when I wake up in the morning, I feel dangerous pain in my back everyday. How can I solve this problem?

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I sleep on the bed and when I wake up in the morning, I feel dangerous pain in my back everyday. How can I solve this...
Hi. After having a good night sleep you should be refreshed and no pains. If you r having pain after getting up from sleep it means your bed is not proper. Change the mattress or sleep on floor for a few days and check. If it's still the same have a workup.

Whenever I stand for a minute or sit for a minute I feel very heavy back pain since from a year. What should I do?

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Whenever I stand for a minute or sit for a minute I feel very heavy back pain since from a year. What should I do?
Hi I can understand your problem. 1 relax & stay positive. 2 take hot and cold fomentation. 3 learn posture care exercise. 4 use lumber support. 5 take break every 20 minutes. 6 do strengthening exercise of back and core muscles not all back pains are same. Please do share investigation reports if you have any.

I have been having frequent sharp pain in my left shoulder shooting down to arms since a week. Is it a symptom of Heart attack or is it just a minor cramp which might have occurred during my weight training session?

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I have been having frequent sharp pain in my left shoulder shooting down to arms since a week. Is it a symptom of Hea...
Hello * you might b suffering from cervical spondylosis. * go for aerobic exercise, suitable for cervical spondylosis. * avoid, wt lifting and bending your neck, down. Homoeo- medicine (pills no 40)*** @ lachananthis 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ spigelia 200-6 pills, thrice a day. Report your progress in a wk. Take care.

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अनमोल कैल्शियम बनाएँ मजबूत हड्डियाँ

प्रत्येक युवक की यह तमन्ना होती है कि उसकी भुजाएँ बलिष्ठ हों और चेहरे से ज्यादा आकर्षण पूरे शरीर में दिखे। इसके लिए वे तरह-तरह के व्यायाम करते हैं और अत्याधुनिक मशीनी सुविधाओं से सज्जित जिम में भी जाते हैं। मगर क्या आप जानते हैं कि मजबूत भुजाएँ और बलिष्ठ शरीर के लिए कैल्शियम का कितना महत्व है?

आइए देखते हैं हमारे भोजन मे यह किस तरह से मिलता है और शरीर को मजबूती प्रदान करता है। इसके महत्व को आमतौर पर सभी माताएँ जानती हैं। बच्चों को दिन में दो-तीन बार जबरन दूध पिलाने वाली आज की माताएँ जानती हैं कि कैल्शियम उसकी बढ़ती हड्डियों के लिए कितना जरूरी है। वहीं पुराने समय की या कम पढ़ी-लिखी ग्रामीण माताएँ भी इतना तो अवश्य जानती थीं कि दूध पीने से बच्चे का डील-डौल व कद बढ़ता है। यह बच्चे को चुस्त व बलिष्ठ भी बनाता है। भले ही उन्हें दूध में पाए जाने वाले अनमोल कैल्शियम का ज्ञान न हो, जो बच्चों की हड्डियों, दाँतों के स्वरूप, उनके आकार व उन्हें स्वस्थ व मजबूत बनाने में अति सहायक सिद्ध हुआ है। इसी कैल्शियम की निरंतर कमी के कारण बच्चों के दाँत, हड्डियाँ व शरीर कमजोर हो जाते हैं।

'आयुर्वेद चिकित्सा पद्धति' में भी कैल्शियम का बड़ा महत्व है। कैल्शियम को कमजोर व पतली हड्डियों को मजबूत करने, दिल की कमजोरी, गुर्दे की पथरियों को नष्ट करने और महिलाओं के मासिक धर्म से संबंधित रोगों के उपचार में लाभकारी पाया गया है।
इसलिए हमें प्रतिदिन कैल्शियम तत्व निम्न रूप से लेना चाहिए-
• गर्भवती व दूध पिलाने वाली महिलाओं के लिए 1200 मिलीग्राम।
• 6 मास से छोटे बच्चों के लिए 400 मिलीग्राम।
• 6 मास से 1 वर्ष के बच्चों के लिए 600 मिलीग्राम।
• 1 वर्ष से 10 वर्ष की आयु के बच्चों के लिए 800 मिलीग्राम।
• 11 वर्ष से ऊपर सभी आयु वर्ग के लिए 1200 मिलीग्राम।

दैनिक भोजन में हमें कुछ पदार्थों से कैल्शियम तत्व मिल सकता है जैसे पनीर, सूखी मछली, राजमा, दही, गरी गोला, सोयाबीन आदि। इसी प्रकार दूध एक गिलास (गाय) से 260 मिलीग्राम, दूध एक गिलास (भैंस) से 410 मिलीग्राम कैल्शियम मिलता है। प्रेशर कुकर में पकाए गए चावल, मोटे आटे की रोटी से हमें काफी कैल्शियम मिल सकता है। कैल्शियम उचित मात्रा में खाने से हमारी बुद्धि प्रखर होती है और तर्क शक्ति भी बढ़ती है। हरी पत्तेदार सब्जियों में भी यह तत्व पाया जाता है

I have a severe back pain in my left hand and left leg. I can't wake up at morning due to this this, I have severe pain in morning. Currently I am doing treatment.

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I have a severe back pain in my left hand and left leg. I can't wake up at morning due to this this, I have severe pa...
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine bryonia 200 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.

I have got elbow Pain from 17 days Dr. says you R suffering from planter faccities . Suggest me for the treatment for this Thanks Mohan bohora.

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I have got elbow Pain from 17 days Dr. says you R suffering from planter faccities . Suggest me for the treatment for...
Dear lybrate user this problem starts in foot not in elbow, in elbow there is chances of tennis elbow so do physiotherapy continue, ift, us 15 minutes each and ice pack 20 minutes twice a day gentle rom ex of elbow.

I am 25 years old and I have back ache what should I do?

Ph.D, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
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I am 25 years old and I have back ache what should I do?
Have hot and cold water fomentation thrice a day for 12 days of 15 minutes duration each followed by spinal extension exercise from neuro physiotherapist.

I have back pain and neck pain since last 2 years but now it is very necessary to do something for it, as I can not stand for a long period it hurts.

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General Physician
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I have back pain and neck pain since last 2 years but now it is very necessary to do something for it, as I can not s...
do neck muscle exercise and back, hot water fomentation and apply volini locally, can take tab dolo sos. it will help. welcome

My mother 72 years old. She is facing osteoarthritis for both knee. Both knee occur curved. Now she is facing very pain and cannot stood up. Is there any treatment without kadha.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
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My mother 72 years old. She is facing osteoarthritis for both knee. Both knee occur curved. Now she is facing very pa...
Hello apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on your affected part and give hot water fomentation .take yograj guggul and agni tundi vati after lunch and dinner with warm water. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya vatari capsule and syrup twice a day. Avoid fermented food. Junk food.

Why do any time pain my leg some few months very hard pain no walking its hard pain please some to do doctor?

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Physiotherapist
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Why do any time pain my leg some few months very hard pain no walking its hard pain please some to do doctor?
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.

Dr. My mother's right hand pain just after like vibration from finger to shoulder.

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Dr. My mother's right hand pain just after like vibration from finger to shoulder.
Advice hot fomentation. Gentle stretching of hand muscles. Ball exercises. Wrist exerciser. Regular stretching of shoulder muscles. Warm up and cool down is a must.

I am 25 years old and have had a back pain so what's are the treatment which I should keep so it doesn't occur.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
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I am 25 years old and have had a back pain so what's are the treatment which I should keep so it doesn't occur.
Here are some tips for how to handle your back pain: -stop normal physical activity for the first few days. This will help relieve your symptoms and reduce any swelling in the area of the pain. -apply heat or ice to the painful area. One good method is to use ice for the first 48 to 72 hours, and then use heat. Take pain relievers medicine. --while sleeping, try lying in a curled-up, fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you usually sleep on your back, place a pillow or rolled towel under your knees to relieve pressure. -do not perform activities that involve heavy lifting or twisting of your back for the first 6 weeks after the pain begins. -avoid bending forward and sitting in a place for long time -stretching and strengthening exercises are important. But, starting these exercises too soon after an injury can make your pain worse. -some physiotherapy treatment like ift current can give you some relief. -a full history of your problem should be taken and your movements assessed by a physiotherapist. Please consult a physiotherapist for the same. Best wishes.

I am house wife and I am suffering from foot pain for last 2 months. Please give me a Best advice to rid from this pain.

MS-Orthopaedics
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I am house wife and I am suffering from foot pain for last 2 months. Please give me a Best advice to rid from this pain.
Plantar fascitis. Micro cellular rubber chappal even while standing in kitchen. Warm water dipping of feet at bed time.

I have back bone problem on 5 & 6 no bone I have spondolizes problem from the year 2000 my back is too much paining on upper side.

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Physiotherapist
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I have back bone problem on 5 & 6 no bone I have spondolizes problem from the year 2000 my back is too much paining o...
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.

Sir, hi. I slipped from the stairs of my house and got injured. We waited till the morning and go to a doctor nearby our house who is a bone and joint specialist Dr. Gagan deep. He started the treatment on 5th march'15 by immediately putting the plaster after an x-ray. Another x-ray was done by him after two days i. E. On 17th march'15 and had asked me to come after 45 days. On 20th april'15 he removed the plaster after another x-ray saying that now the bone is perfect. But I was not able to walk properly and the swelling persisted. We decided to take a second opinion. My friend then took him to Dr. Avasthi (ortho). That doctor clearly said that it was a day 1 surgery case and now also surgery is the only solution. One of my friend took me to a doctor Dr (physiotherapist). He also said that it was a clear case of day 1 surgery but we can cure it through physiotherapy. He suggested the following treatment: pneumatic compression walking brace and ambulatory training for the same. Waiting for early reply. Regards.

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Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You have written whole story but have not mentioned what fracture was diagnosed? also please send me your latest x ray and doctor's prescription papers and if possible a latest clinical picture of involved region so that I can see and advise accordingly. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.

I am 27 year old male and I have thin hands like my wrist size is 6 inch only. I am kind of skinny fat my weight is 69 kg and height is 5.9 feet. I am over fat (35%) and under muscular. I joined to gym to increase upper body muscle. I understand I need to be patient with diet and workout/ lifestyle. Is it possible to develop forearm and wrist muscle as to increase my wrist ?

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I am 27 year old male and I have thin hands like my wrist size is 6 inch only. I am kind of skinny fat my weight is 6...
Dear lybrate-user, your diet principle is simple, cut on the unecessary saturated fats and increase the intake of omega 3s, and to improve your muscle need to consume high biological value proteins. Take customised consultation for further guidance.

I got ankle sprain three time while playing games. I am getting pain nowadays what should I do?

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General Physician
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1.Take one tablet of crocin 500mg sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets. 2. Apply Volini gel, Crepe bandage, 3.Take rest. 4 If no relief get it examined by doctor

He has sinus. He is also having joint pain in leg. Please help to solve this problem.

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He has sinus. He is also having joint pain in leg. Please help to solve this problem.
If you have sinusitis do steam inhalation. Take paracetamol for joint pain. If no relief You have to take antibiotic after consulting doctor

I have back pain problem since last 4 months most of the time I use to sit on chair and it's not possible for me what should I do help me pass.

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I have back pain problem since last 4 months most of the time I use to sit on chair and it's not possible for me what...
While sleeping have a pillow under your knee that will reduce your pain, have a good back support when you sit on a chair, do not sit for longer duration, check height and weight if your weight is not ideal to your weight plan for proper weight loss programme and once pain is relieved you have to do back strengthening exercises.
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