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Dr. Gowri Shankar Patnaik

Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. Gowri Shankar Patnaik Orthopedist, Chennai
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Dr. Gowri Shankar Patnaik is an experienced Orthopedist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. She is currently practising at TOTAL REHAB in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gowri Shankar Patnaik on Lybrate.com.

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I have a problem of constipation since my childhood n cause of it there is back pain n eye problem also so pls tell a best treat for dis.

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I have a problem of constipation since my childhood  n cause of it there is back pain n eye problem also so pls tell ...
Investigations advised - hb, tlc, dlc, esr, sugar f & pp, uric acid, vit d3 urine r/e x ray of the affected part. Anyway you may try- 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 fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. 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, inform me. For constipation take isogel husk 2 spoons daily at night x10 days.

Right hand pain from shoulder. Feeling like lost 25% action of this fingers. Example. Can not hold things for certain time. Can not smash potato or tomato.

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Right hand pain from shoulder. Feeling like lost 25% action of this fingers. Example. Can not hold things for certain...
hello,please explain if you have Cervical spondylosis, is there any pain in head , occiput area. In the mean time you can take Hypericum 1X, 2 tabs twice daily with warm water. Gelsemium 30 , 3 drops twice daily. Revert me after 10 days.

I am suffering from foot pain suggest to relief from this pain Kindly recommend ayurvedic.

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I am suffering from foot pain suggest to relief from this pain
Kindly recommend ayurvedic.
Stretch calves. Stretch calves get a custom made insole. Hams stretching. Sports taping. Hot fomentation.

Arthritis - How Physiotherapy is Beneficial for it?

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Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the primary symptoms of arthritis. Any joint in the body may be affected by the disease, but it is particularly common in the knee.

Knee arthritis can make it hard to do many everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. It is a major cause of lost work time and a serious disability for many people. There are 2 types of arthritis the knee joint in the human body can get afflicted with. They are:

Osteoarthritis: The form of arthritis which, with increasing pain, slowly wears down the joint cartilages is called osteoarthritis. This form of arthritis usually affects people after the age 40. The symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

severe pain in the knee joints

pain after walking up the stairs and it subsiding once you are on rest

severe pain after the movement of joints for a long time

pain that becomes worse in rainy days

joints becoming stiff after waking up in the morning but they improve in the latter part of the day

pain which also occurs in the thighs and the genital regions coupled with joints swelling and joints getting stiff after rest.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic form of arthritis caused because of the knee joint inflammations. This form of arthritis can occur at any age. Being an auto-immune disease, its symptoms include, but are not limited to:

severe pain in the morning

mild fever accompanying the pain

joints suddenly becoming swollen, red and warm causing, immense pain

sudden stiffness of the joints

pain that increases in cold weather

mild fever, extreme tiredness and weakening of the muscles

Doctors are still doubtful about what exactly causes the disease; but the deformation of the immune system might cause the damage of the joints, causing people who are already suffering from obesity, smokers, and women, in general, more prone to this disease.

When the knee pain is diagnosed as a form of arthritis, the following treatments are suggested:

If you are overweight or obese, losing some of those extra pounds can go a long way in reducing the pain.

Muscle-stretching exercises are effective in keeping the knee joints flexible.

Acupuncture and devices such as knee braces and knee caps can relieve the pain.

Prescribed dosage of anti-inflammatory drugs such as Tylenol, Motrin, and Advil or injections of hyaluronic acid might relieve your pain.

If regular treatments do not work, you might opt for knee-replacement surgery and osteotomy (the process of cutting a bone with the help of surgery) which might better the alignment of the knee by transforming the bone shapes.
Physiotherapy For Knee Arthritis-

Physiotherapy treatment is aimed at improving the symptoms of the disease (i.e. knee pain, swelling, stiffness), and you should begin to notice a positive difference within one or a few physiotherapy sessions.

The main goals of physiotherapy for your knee arthritis are:

Reduce your knee pain and inflammation.
Normalise your knee joint range of motion.
Strengthen your knee: esp quadriceps (esp VMO) and hamstrings.
Strengthen your lower limb: calves, hip and pelvis muscles.
Improve your patellofemoral (knee cap) alignment and function.
Normalise your muscle lengths.
Improve your proprioception, agility and balance.
Improve your technique and function eg walking, squatting.
Arthritis - How Physiotherapy is Beneficial for it?
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I am facing back pain from last 6 months, what should I do?

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I am facing back pain from last 6 months, what should I do?
Investigations advised - hb, tlc, dlc, esr, sugar f & pp, uric acid, vit d3 urine r/e x ray of the affected part. Anyway you may try- 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 fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. 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, inform me.

Hi. My wife hase. Neck problem and why is that past 2. Years not all the time .but twice a week .three times a week.

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Hi. My wife hase. Neck problem and why is that past 2. Years not all the time .but twice a week .three times a week.
It may be cervical problem avoid pillow or have pillow with low thickness kindly consultant physiotherapist for exercise don't lift heavy object review back.
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I am a 60 year old women. I have backache. I doesn't getting any medicine for it. What should I do.?

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I am a 60 year old women. I have backache. I doesn't getting any medicine for it. What should I do.?
You may takes some ayurvedic medicine from ayurvedic stores kumaryasav 10ml + dashmoolarist 10 mi mix both and add 20 ml water take after meal morning and evening. But you must sure you are non diabetic. If suffering from diabetes should not take these medicine.

I m 16 years girl From last week there in pain in my chest. It pains suddenly n an stops automatically after a long time and in mean while my left shoulder also has a mild pain. Does I have any heart disease?

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I m 16 years girl From last week there in pain in my chest. It pains suddenly n an stops automatically after a long t...
At 16 , pain in shoulders and heart area Need not be due to heart only, there can be local causes or general weakness and anemia.
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I'm 39 year old I surrering from knee joint pain last 5 year.

DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
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It's very young age to have knee pain. You need some medicines and exercises. For more information please consult privately.

My friend, when he was a child met with an accident with a sharp object in his eye. He lost his eye sight due to that and now he has only a partial eye sight to that eye (can detect only shapes which are close and that too with blur). His eye pupil lost it's normal exact circular shape. He can see with his other eye and due to this, he got squint too. Now he wants to get back his vision to his eye. Question: 1. Is it possible to get back the vision back completely? 2. What is the problem and it's name which caused this condition to him? 3. Such kind of treatment or what should be done to get back his eye sight completely. Note: Somebody told him, there may be optical nerve damage. Is it true? If yes, then what should be done to get back his eye sight completely?

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My friend, when he was a child met with an accident with a sharp object in his eye. He lost his eye sight due to that...
Hello. Sorry about your friend's eye problem. Coming to your first question: unfortunately, it would not be possible to get back complete vision in the damaged eye. Vision lost during childhood is difficult to recover after so many years. The initial years of life are the ones that determine the growth and development of the eye. During this period the eye learns to see. Once the vision is compromised during childhood, there is very less chance of recovering it at such a late stage. Coming to your second query, the name of the condition would be amblyopia (post traumatic) or lazy eye. Also, there may be associated wound related scars and structural defects in the eye. There may be damage to the retina, lens or the cornea of the eye. As you mentioned, damage to the optic nerve may have caused optic atrophy in the eye. Regarding to your third question, it might be possible to treat him for the squint. The misalignment of the eyes could be rectified by surgery but it would not recover vision for him. Once again, sorry for your friend. Take care.
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I have pain in my legs from last 5 months please suggest me what should I so.?

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I have pain in my legs from last 5 months please suggest me what should I so.?
Do consult neuro physiotherapist or orthopaedician asap for pain do have hot and cold water fomentation thrice a day for 12 days followed by spinal extension exercises or consult me via lybrate.

I am 30 years old and a regular jogger. From past 2 days am having severe leg ache and back pain. Please help.

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I am 30 years old and a regular jogger. From past 2 days am having severe leg ache and back pain. Please help.
First of all check your sole of sports shoes secondly check your gait/walking pattern & posture. Do hot fomentation, stretching & strengthening exercises of calf & thigh muscles.

I am 29 years old my legs get swelling. Please advise.

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This can be due to hypertension or hypothyroidism. Please consult privately for detailed assessment.

Age is 40 yes. She has so much leg pains while walking legs have arthritis problem I am consulted so many doctors but didn't recover few days back she is unconscious for some time. Doctors told her blood vessels has some water percentage.

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Age is 40 yes. She has so much leg pains while walking legs have arthritis problem I am consulted so many doctors but...
Start treatment by giving homeo medicine Sulf. 30 daily one dz. of five drops in water empty stomach for three days. After one week call back with the results and more details fir further course of treatment.

I'm patient of mild spondylitis my age is 20 years old so I do regularly exercise so please suggest me during exercise which belt should I wear. Weightlifting belt or Back belt?

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I'm patient of mild spondylitis my age is 20 years old so I do regularly exercise so please suggest me during exercis...
no need any belt for exercise. di stretching exercise and strength exercise in gently process. tk calcium supplements and posture correction must. avoid toward bending.
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I had a sprain knee injury from last week. How to get treatment and how much time it will take.

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I had a sprain knee injury from last week. How to get treatment and how much time it will take.
It must be investigated. Get a MRI of the knee. Patient would probably need arthroscopic knee surgery. It is a very safe procedure with uniformly good results.
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I am 25 years old and have a back pain last two month. What should I do?

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I am 25 years old and have a back pain last two month. What should I do?
Hello, please send me your all investigation report to rule out whether it is ldp or anything else. This is may be due to overweight or deficiency of vitamin d3 and calcium or due to poor posture. Till then follow these advice:- 1. Take calcium supplements and sun bath daily to prevent further damage to your joints. 2. Avoid heavy lifting. 3. Avoid squatting and weight bearing activities. 4. Use western toilet. 5. Wear shock absorbing, good quality of shoes while walking. 6. Keep roll of a towel under your knees while sleeping. 7. Perform some gentle exercises and stretching of your all joints before getting out of your bed. 8. Walk straight with shoulder protracted. 9. Perform deep breathing exercises or yoga for proper functioning of lungs. I will explain you stiffness and pain reducing techniques in the next session. Wish you a happy and pain free life thanks.

I had fallen from stairs and got a pain in my back what should I do? Please tell me.

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I had fallen from stairs and got a pain in my back what should I do? Please tell me.
Homeopathy - arnica 30-4 pills 3 times rhus tox q 25 drops 3 times for 3days and revert back after 3 days.

I am 25 yr old male and have backache for last 2 months what should I do?

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Hi Thanks for your query and welcome to Lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from Fortis hospital, New Delhi. You are very young to actually have persistent back pains. If you have localized back pain with no other symptoms like radiating leg pain, neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness, paresthesias etc, then you can start with following recommendations for initial period of 2-3 weeks: - To maintain proper posture of your back while working and sleeping - If pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication like tab etoshine or paracetamol or one 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 We will observe you for next 2-3 weeks how you respond to this conservative management protocol. If you are not feeling better, then we will have to get some investigations like, dynamic x rays of lower back and few blood tests for evaluation. 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. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena Consultant Orthopaedics Fortis Hospital, New Delhi
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