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Dr. M.A. Shafi Ahamed

BPTh/BPT

Physiotherapist, Chennai

23 Years Experience
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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. M.A. Shafi Ahamed is a popular Physiotherapist in Perambur, Chennai. He has over 23 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. He studied and completed BPTh/BPT . He is currently practising at Shafis Apolo Physiotherapy Clinic in Perambur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. M.A. Shafi Ahamed on Lybrate.com.

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BPTh/BPT - S.R.M. Medical college and Hospital, - 1995
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#148, Prithivi Appartment, Perambur Barracks Road, Purasawakkam, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Hi sir! I met with an accident in 2000 yr, nw i'm suffering from knee pain. I got some ligament tear knew from my reports. Now i'm gaining my weight as I can not jog r walk for long distance and I c2n't climb more steps n I cnt even do heavy exercises to reduce my weight. I HAVE TO REDUCE MY WEIGHT, to overcome my knee pain. Can you reduce my weight non surgically n without any diet charts?

MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology
Rheumatologist, Delhi
Hi sir! I met with an accident in 2000 yr, nw i'm suffering from knee pain. I got some ligament tear knew from my rep...
Your knee pain is due to old ligament tear which causes early osteoarthritis (OA) of knee. There is no magic drug to reduce your weight without exercise and diet chart! Cut down on your calories, burn calories as much as you can and consult a Rheumatologist for your ligament injury and assessment of OA.
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I have back pain from still seven days what can I do to solve this problem quickly.

MD - Homeopathy, Masters Degree of Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Mumbai
I have back pain from still seven days what can I do to solve this problem quickly.
Hi lybrate-user, please consult to understand the reason of your backache, till then you can do hot water fermentation and take rest to find relief.
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I have problem of back bone pain and I'm suffering this pain from past 6 months and I'm taking medicine but they are not so effective tell me any other way for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have problem of back bone pain and I'm suffering this pain from past 6 months and I'm taking medicine but they are ...
Hello. Maintain a right standing and sitting posture, keep your back always straight, avoid carrying weight on back. Hold or carry weight divided equally in both the hands or shoulders (to avoid over straining on one particular hand or shoulder). Lie down on bed on your back without pillow. Exercise: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally.
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Hi I am 30 years old male I am suffering from lower back pain at both side kindly suggest me.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Hi I am 30 years old male I am suffering from lower back pain at both side kindly suggest me.
You may be suffering from kidney problem. It may be kidney stones or u may be suffering from infection. Better to go for Usg abdomen.
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Respected sir I just getting pain on belly one side actually I just working in software line I have to do my computer work more than 9 hours its make me eye problems and back problem. I get pain one side belly. Why I just get that type pain. Is this any symptoms. Kindly help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Respected sir I just getting pain on belly one side actually I just working in software line I have to do my computer...
cough does give abdomen pain pls mention which side. on computers back pain is compulsory take care, do exercises regularly and also asanas
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Back Pain - Decoding the Causes Behind it

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Back Pain - Decoding the Causes Behind it

Mild to serious pain or uneasiness in the lower back region is known as lumbago or back pain. The pain might be acute (sudden and extreme) or chronic, if it has lasted over three months. People who do a lot of physical exertion are often affected by it. Also back pain occurs as you age

There are a variety of reasons for back pain. Some of them are listed below

  1. Strain: Majority of the cases related to back pain occur due to strain in many parts of the body. These include:
    • Strained ligaments
    • Strained muscles
    • Improper lifting
    • Lifting something too heavy in an incorrect posture
    • A muscle spasm
    • Abrupt or awkward movement
  2. Structural problems: Problems such as bulging discs (a disorder of the rubbery disk within the bones of the spine), arthritis, abnormal curvature of spine (a condition in which the spine curves downward), osteoporosis (bones becoming brittle and weak) and ruptured discs (almost similar to bulging discs).
  3. Cauda equina syndrome (a condition in which the spine nerve roots get compressed)
  4. Infection in spine
  5. Cancer in spine
  6. Sleep disorders
  7. Awkward postures

Symptoms of back pain include:

  1. Stiff back
  2. Loss of weight
  3. Difficulty in urinating
  4. Sciatica, characterized by pain in the hips, legs and thighs. This occurs due to a compression in a slip or intervertebral disc in the back, which leads to a pinched nerve.
  5. Numbness in legs

How to treat it
Treatment for back pain is dependent on the type and severity of pain as well as the patient’s medical history. A large majority of cases of back pain take a recovery time of around six weeks without surgery. Exercises for relieving back pain are common elements of a treatment plan. Typical treatment of back pain involves use of muscle relaxants, pain killers and physiotherapy. Surgery is suggested in severe cases. Some other treatments are discussed below:

  1. Rest: A period of rest and cease of activity would cause the injured tissues to recuperate and relieve back pain. However, extended periods of rest might lead to weakening of muscles and hence, prolong the back pain.
  2. Heat and ice packs: Both heat and ice therapy is used to reduce inflammation and it is utilized according to the patient’s preference.
  3. Medications: A large variety of prescription and over-the-counter medicines are available, such as Acetaminophen and Diclofenac. Some reduce back pain caused by inflammation and others prevent the pain signals from travelling to the brain. It is to be noted that every medication has its own risks and side effects.

Role of Physiotherapy in Treating Back Pain:
In physiotherapy, the general goal of this treatment is to reduce pain in parts of the body; be it in the arms, legs or back. In the age we live in, where most of us are sitting in one place, hunched on our laptops, we are bound to get a back pain. Some pains are temporary and can go away with some sound sleep. The more severe back pains are usually chronic and can hamper your productivity.

The various approaches that are used to cure back pains with physiotherapy are: 

  1. Ionotophoresis
  2. Ice/heat packs
  3. Ultrasound therapies
  4. TENS units

These are called passive approaches as these are being done to the patients. 

The other approaches that are mostly exercise based are mostly done to rehabilitate the spinal cord. This approach is usually a cocktail of the following:

  1. Strengthening Exercises For Back Pain: Certain prescribed exercises such as lumbar stabilization or other exercises should be done for about fifteen to twenty minutes on a regular basis to strengthen your back muscles. These strengthen your core muscles and help in lower back pain as well. These can help in relieving pain if done right. This is why you should get directions from professionals or qualified physical therapists.
  2. Stretching Exercises For Back Pain: It is advised to stretch your hamstring muscles every now and then if you suffer from back pain. It is a very simple form of stretching but you may forget to do it every day. This is why you should schedule your exercises and adhere to the schedule. Incorporate it into your daily routine. There may be other stretches that you can look into or consult your physical therapist to advice you on.
  3. Heat and Cold Therapies: It is one of the most common types of therapy that is used and is mostly used towards the initial period of pain. While some may find heat therapy more useful, others may resort to cold therapies. Sometimes, people use alternate therapy. This therapy is recommended to be performed once in every two hours. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a physiotherapist.
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Sir I have spin problem in upper back, my c-4, c-5, c-6 have some weeks please suggest.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir I have spin problem in upper back, my c-4, c-5, c-6 have some weeks please suggest.
Neck advice hot fomentation x twice daily. Neck exercises. Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Core strengthening exercises. Take frequent breaks at work use cervical pillow. Use back support. Self massage the back of neck.
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I have pain in my back bone and legs for about 7 days. Please suggest a medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have pain in my back bone and legs for about 7 days. Please suggest a medicine.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Ruta 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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Have any solution for paining in the footpath leg pair? any medicine available for, please let me know the solution.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Have any solution for paining in the footpath leg pair? any medicine available for, please let me know the solution.
Hi I can understand your problem. *take rest *increase fluid intake *gently stretch or massage your leg muscle. * apply heat to tight muscles or cold to tender muscles. * there are various treatment options in physiotherapy which depends on your health and severity of your symptoms. Kindly reply for private consultation to discuss detailed treatment plan. Wishing you good health.
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I am 20 year old male. Have got back pain since the last two weeks. No medicine or gel seems to work. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 20 year old male. Have got back pain since the last two weeks. No medicine or gel seems to work. What should I do?
Homoeopathic medicine SPONDYAID ( BAKSON) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily CALCAREA PHOS 6X ( Dr Reckeweg) Chew 4 tab 3 times daily Report after 15 days
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