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Dr. Gowri Shankar Patnaik

Orthopedist, Chennai

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 has an excellent community of Orthopedists in India. You will find Orthopedists with more than 32 years of experience on You can find Orthopedists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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While playing football my leg was twisted many times. I can't even fold it. Can't even strain also.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take ust and vacuum therapy physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist apply hot and cold water fomentation for thrice a day for 7 days regularly do revert for further assistance best wishes.
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Doctor my age is 48yrs, male & married. Please suggest me, I am having lower back pain for the last 15 days also on my right shoulder. I am not doing any heavy lifting work neither on running job. I applied volini/moov no result till date. Please suggest me some medicine or ointment to apply asap. Ps: while sleeping it's getting very difficult for me to turn right or left. Waiting for your reply to obey the same. Thanks

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. You have mentioned back pain and shoulder pain as your main problems but your duration is since 15 days. 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, tab diclofenac 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 like dynapar qps spray for local application can be used after ice fomentation 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. Thanks & regards
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Right leg thumb finger is not sensitive when touched, and pain is not there. what is it.?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
This is called peripheral neuropathy. Get your blood sugar done as it is a known cause of it. We have to rule out leprosy also, in which you have to take help of a dermatologist.
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I am a working 40 years old woman and have been married for 16 years and have 2 kids aged 13 and 7 both born on cesarean. I do not like to have sex often and this is causing problems in life since marriage. My husband though seeks having sex frequently. I am also having sciatica and problem in L4 n L5 areas. I do not enjoy sex with him anymore. After all office and house chores I do not have stamina and fall asleep. My husband visits home weekly 2 or 3 times and I have to surrender. I am nagging on few past issues with him. Though time has passed but not the feelings. I am helpless. How should I help myself to groom. I am in an e m a with a friend incl.. And I enjoy that. Please help.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
For a successful marriage there should be good understanding between you should talk to him regarding this problem...if he is understanding he will understand your problem and can help you....but sex is also a necessary part in you should get the time for it and try to find ways to enjoy sex...
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I am 32 old male suffering from ankle pain every day in the morning since 1 year. I am not diabetic. Kindly suggest homoeo medicine.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear lybrate user, take, *homoeo- medicine * @ rhus tox 200-6 pills, thrice. *avoid, jerks, junk food, cold intake report, fortnightly.
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I have backpain for 2 yrs due to lifted heavy weight again again please help me out.

PG Dip (Medical Education), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (B.S.M.S), Diploma in Acupuncture
Ayurveda, Chennai
First rule out the cause of pain. It may be some injury to vertebral disc or compression fracture of any vertebrate or ligament tears. According to this your treatment would change. Do an mri of the spine to move forward. Consult a physician. Thank you.
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I have pain in back since one month. I have consulted many doctors but no benefit. So please help me.

Physiotherapist, Noida
Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times.
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Ayurvedic Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ayurvedic Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body recognizes the body's own system as foreign and produces an inflammatory reaction. The synovium which is the space between the bones and the joints and contains a lubricating fluid which allows easy movement of the joints.

Inflammation of this space leads to painful, swollen joints that can also turn red and become stiff over a period of time. The joint surfaces can gradually progresses to produce deformities (the swan-neck deformity of the hand for instance) and disability.

Because it is an autoimmune disorder, the exact etiology is not known but lifestyle, stress, cold weather are supposedly predisposing factors. That being the case, it is not surprising that Ayurveda has a variety of options, both in terms of do's and don't's to manage rheumatoid arthritis - both the severity of symptoms and further progression of the disease.

Do's: A well-planned diet will help by supporting optimal functioning of the immune system and nourish the affected joints.

  1. People diagnosed with RA should follow a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables. Drumsticks, bitter gourd, carrot, papaya, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, etc., reduce inflammation and hyperactivity of the immune system. The antioxidant properties in these neutralize the free radicals circulating in the body (responsible for increasing inflammation). This helps control the longstanding inflammation of the joints
  2. It is also advisable to eat them as whole fruits and not as juices. The fiber in the whole fruits helps digestion
  3. Sprinkle pepper powder over cooling food items like cucumber and radish
  4. Include garlic which is an excellent remedy for RA, can be mixed with buttermilk
  5. Whole grains such as wheat, brown rice, millet, barley are beneficial for RA, their high fiber content helps in proper digestion and promotes regular bowel movements
  6. Honey mixed with water
  7. Drink boiled milk to which dry ginger powder is added; this can replace tea and coffee
  8. Milk mixed with turmeric powder is also helpful in controlling inflammation
  9. Work at reducing weight

Don'ts: In addition to adding the above to your diet, there are some things to avoid, which can worsen symptoms of inflammation.

  1. Avoid overall unhealthy and irregular diet habits which affects the immune system and aggravates symptoms
  2. Avoid sleeping during daytime and staying awake at nights
  3. Avoid deep fried foods and fermented food items
  4. Given its autoimmune nature, it is better to avoid regular allergy-inducing foods like dairy products, soy, peanuts, processed foods, artificial additives, etc. These could trigger an enhanced allergic reaction.
  5. Avoid alcohol, tobacco
  6. Avoid tea and coffee and other caffeinated drinks

With simple daily food habit and lifestyle changes, the severity of RA can be managed effectively.

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I am suffering from back pain and also my back of my heart also pain while sitting in chair.

Physiotherapist, Noida
Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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She is always feeling pain in legs mostly in right leg. Pls advise Thanks in advance.

Physiotherapist, Noida
Wall calf stretch Stand about two feet away from a wall. Place the ball of your right foot against the wall while your heel remains on the ground. Slowly and gently lean into the wall while keeping your knee straight. Hold this for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Downward dog yoga stretch Get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders on the floor. Walk your hands forward slightly on the floor. Spread your fingers apart to allow for a broad base of support. Push your hips up toward the ceiling and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your heels on the ground and gently try and straighten your knees. Hold this for the 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Contrast bath---It is a form of treatment where a limb or the entire body is immersed in warm water followed by the immediate immersion of the limb or body in ice water. This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold. Note that the treatment should always end in the ice water, as heat will induce the body's inflammatory response, while cold helps to decrease inflammation.
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I have complain of generalized muscle pain with spasm for 1 year received vit d sachet but did not benefitted much.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Pain in muscles (cramps) is a common condition. Do hot fomentation keep a pillow under the legs at night &/when resting. Any way take bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days l-carnitine 500mg od/bd x5 days do knee exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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I am facing a cronical problem in my back. A painful condition I have for last one month.

PG Diploma in YOGA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
The best and permanent solution for Back pain is Herbal medicines. Herbal Medicines work on root cause of Pain and ultimately relieve Pain. Unlike Allopathic Pain Killer Tablets which are harmful, these Herbal medicines are Safe & without any side effects. Please send details via private question, so that I can suggest you best herbal medicines for your Back pain. Thank you
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Sir, madam I have uric acid level is 9.4 mg dl and I have knee pain in both knee. On maximum time my uric acid level remains above 7.2 mg dl. My doctor has started alluprinol to me and said, you have to keep it eating for your entire life. Does this true for the medicine or something else is there. But my knees are still hurting and my doctor has no answer for this I have already taken NSAID, Cortic Steroid injection, Hylane injection into the knees but still pain is there. After that they told me that you have gouty arthritis due to high uric acid level and you have to keep eating alluprinol. My x ray of knees show early degenerative changes. Please tell me upto how much time I have to take alluprinol and when my knees get rid off from pain.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
You may have to continue medication for Uricemia and keep blood tested rregularly when the treatment is under progress. You may temporarily stop medication when after a prolonged treatment Uric Acid is normal If pain does not subside even temporarily even then, There may be another cause for multiple large size joints. Your weight will have to be brought down first . These things should be under the direct supervision and advice of a well equipped Orthpedic Centre near your place like Goa, Manipal Hubli or Belgaum. Remain under their care permanently. Medical treatment already taken may prove to be harmful to you.
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I am suffering from back ache what should I do to get relief without taking pills.

Homeopath, Raebareli
I suggest you follow the below for your condition: take mag phos 6x - thrice daily (if you wish) also do x-ray of the affected area. Heat and ice packs. Heat and/or cold therapy helps relieve most types of low back pain by reducing inflammation. Often patients use ice, but some prefer heat. Both may be used alternately.
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I am a tailor and I am doing this job over 15 years I have pain in my ankle and backache & knee what should I do help me.

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Homoepathic treatment ruta 200 4pills 3 times bio comb no 19 4pills 3 times and revert back for further treatment.
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I am 54 yrs old male. I have peripheral neuropathy of the unknown kind. i am not diabetic. Have a foot fall Can you help me ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Another reason for foot drop is neuritic leprosy. You may consult dermatologist who may examine your peripheral nerves and put you on antileprotic medicines for few months to cure.
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I have unpredictable pain in my back and neck area that shoulders also affect by that I just was died totly because of the what is the problem . And what would I do to get rid of this pain.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
X-ray must. Physiotherapy treatment must do stretching exercise of full spine avoid long sitting and toward bending lifting weight.
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I am 40 years old I have knee pain last three months. Please give us kind suggestions.

Master in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear, do knee strengthening exercises, walking/swimming. Avoid sitting down for few days. Have a chek on your body weight and bone density done. Take care.
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I get blood clots during my periods flow. Is heavy Blood loss a problem in periods. Kindly inform me. I'm 19 years and living in a hostel and I get severe pain in my back and stomach is this a serious issue?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
If you have severe pain as usual then normal flow. It may be due infection and due to lack of fibres diet. Take healthy diet and iron rich foods in diet avoid spicy things and junk foods. If still problem will remain then consult to doctor.
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