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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
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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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I am suffering from back pain since frm 3 months continuously.. I took tab & spray etc & all. But it's not curing wht to do pls tel me.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
I am suffering from back pain since frm 3 months continuously.. I took tab & spray etc & all. But it's not curing wht...
Dear, low back pain are often referred for physical therapy for four weeks as an initial conservative (nonsurgical) treatment option before considering other more aggressive treatments, including back surgery. The goals of physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and teach the patient a maintenance program to prevent future back problems. Common forms of physical therapy include: 1.Passive physical therapy (modalities), which includes things done to the patient, such as heat application, ice packs and electrical stimulation. For example, a heating pad may be applied to warm up the muscles prior to doing exercising and stretching, and an ice pack may be used afterward to sooth the muscles and soft tissues. OSee Physical Therapy: Passive PT (Modalities) for Back Pain 2.Active physical therapy, which focuses on specific exercises and stretching. For most low back pain treatments, active exercise is the focus of the physical therapy program. This article focuses on active physical therapy and exercise as a means to help recover from back problems and prevent or minimize future flare-ups of low back pain Low back pain has lasted between two and six weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences of low back pain, physical therapy is often recommended. Some spine specialists consider physical therapy sooner, particularly if the pain is severe. •Read more: Exercise and Back Pain In general, the goals of physical therapy are to decrease pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences. A physical therapy program for back pain usually has two components: 1.Passive physical therapy to help reduce the patient's pain to a more manageable level 2.Active exercises Passive Physical Therapy - Modalities Acutely, the physical therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy (modalities). These therapies are considered passive because they are done to the patient. Examples of modalities include: •Heat/ice packs •TENS units •Iontophoresis •Ultrasound.
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Backache -17 (a)

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Backache -17 (a)

Remedial exercises 

Backache is a complex problem. It has multifactorial aetiology. There are many exercises that are used as an adjunct to its treatment. Here, some of the exercises useful in the management of backache are described. It is not a complete list. Many more can be added to it. As a matter of fact white charting out the exercise programme for an individual suffering from backache; one should take into account the exact cause of backache, age, the built of the body and even the mental attitude of the patient. The exercises should be done slowly and increased gradually. During exercise, sudden jerks should be avoided. Most of the cases of backache fortunately settle down with simple remedial exercises.

Some of the cases do not respond satisfactorily. It is these -who pose a baffling problem. Many methods have been tried in the past & new ones are being discovered with the hope that this oldest problem of mankind  the aching back, the most common yet intractable, is solved.

The actual treatment of backache lies in the therapeutic exercises only 

They act by: 

(a) improving the muscle tone. (b) improving the muscle power. (c) regaining the mobility of the joints and elasticity of the ligaments. (ligaments are the natural hinges like those of doors which control the direction of the movement of a joint). The usual remedial spinal exercises are:

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Club Foot - What Is It?

MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics), Basic Life Support Course, Basic Trauma Life Support Course, Ao - Trauma Course
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Club Foot - What Is It?

Club foot is a deformity in infants. It is a general term to refer to some unusual positions of the foot and ankle. It is known as talipes equinovarus. The foot of the child is twisted out of shape and is rotated inwards and downwards at the ankle in this condition. The affected parts such as the foot, calf and leg appear to be smaller. It can be mild to quite severe. If not treated, it makes walking difficult as people with this condition have to walk on the sides of their feet.

Types:
Club Foot has two types-

  1. Postural or Positional.
  2. Fixed of Rigid.

Causes:
The exact cause of club foot is still unknown as it is a birth defect. Genetics and environmental factors seem to play a major role. Some possible causes of club foot are-

  1. A skeletal abnormality such as spina bifida cystica, hip dysplasia or developmental dysplasia is linked with club foot.
  2. It can be passed down through families due to genetic reasons. If either of the parents or any of their children born earlier have a club foot, then the newborn baby also has the possibility of developing this condition.
  3. Disruption in the neuromuscular pathway in the brain, spinal cord, nerve or muscle can be the reason.
  4. It has a link with the maternal age, smoking habits and conditions such as diabetes of the mother. Using recreational drugs during pregnancy and getting an infection also increases the risk.
  5. Sometimes, in very few cases, it can depend on the position of the baby in the mother’s womb.
  6. Not enough amniotic fluid surrounding the baby in the mother’s womb can also be a cause of club foot.

Symptoms:
As mentioned before, club foot makes the feet twisted.

  1. The foot is twisted downward and inward, and so severely that it looks as if it is upside down.
  2. The feet, calf muscles and legs are underdeveloped and small.
  3. The arch increases and the heels are turned inward.

Complications:
Club Foot causes some complications in the child’s life.

  1. Basic Problems: There will be difficulty with movement, walking and fitting a shoe size.
  2. Arthritis: There is a chance of developing arthritis.
  3. Poor Self Image: During the teen years, the body image will be a concern because of the unusual position of the foot.

Prevention:
It cannot be prevented completely because the cause is still unknown, but there are some tips for pregnant woman to limit the risk.

  1. No smoking.
  2. No alcohol.
  3. No unapproved drugs.

Treatment:
The treatment of club foot starts right after birth. There are several treatment methods.

  1. The Ponseti Method: In this method, the baby’s foot is bent gently by a specialist to the right position and a plaster cast is applied.
  2. The French Method: Massage, exercise, stretching and immobilization of the foot are performed under this method.
  3. Surgery: If other methods do not work, then a surgery is performed to adjust the tendons, ligaments and joints of foot and ankle.

After the treatment, the baby needs to wear special boots with a bar that holds the feet outwards in the right position this prevents the club foot from returning.

Club foot is a severe deformity that can create serious problems for the whole life. Hence, it should be treated right away. Parents are advised to consult a doctor as soon as they notice the symptoms.

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I am 45 year old female, I am suffering from back pain and both palm severe pains and neck, shoulder also. so, what should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me digital x rays of cervical spine. 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. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 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. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Doctor whenever I sit down while standup from my both knees and legs bones broken sound wil com like tattat pain is not there only it gives sound please suggest me what is the solution for this I need treatment.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
Doctor whenever I sit down while standup from my both knees and legs bones broken sound wil com like tattat pain is n...
I think you should support when doing anything. Use knee cap while walking. Do lower limb strengthning exercise regularly. Do stretching exercise by a qualified Physiotherapist.
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Types, Causes And Symptoms of Myelopathy

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Types, Causes And Symptoms of Myelopathy

Myelopathy refers to any neurological deficit pertaining to the spinal cord. The three most common types of myelopathy are Cervical myelopathy, Lumbar myelopathy and Thoracic myelopathy. Here are the causes and symptoms of myelopathy.

Causes:

  1. Injury: This is a very common cause of myelopathy. Any type of accident or even a traumatic event can cause myelopathy and perhaps even paralysis.
  2. Spinal stenosis: This is a condition in which the spinal cord narrows and is one of the leading causes of myelopathy.
  3. Degenerative disc disorders: As you get older, disc disorders are more likely to occur, as well as other conditions which affect the spinal column, such as osteoporosis, etc. 
  4. Tumor: It is a little known fact that tumors very often do cause myelopathy. 
  5. Multiple sclerosis: There are many other diseases, which may cause myelopathy and multiple sclerosis is one of them.

Symptoms: 

There are many indications that you are suffering from myelopathy and should consult a medical expert. Here are some of them: 

  1. Change in coordination: It refers to the state, wherein, all of a sudden you may find it harder to move certain limbs the way you want to. Sometimes, it may affect your whole body as well. 
  2. Sudden muscle weakness: It is highly likely, that if you have myelopathy then you will experience sudden weakness in your muscles. 
  3. Decreased hand-eye coordination: This is perhaps the biggest indicator of myelopathy since hand-eye coordination is directly linked to your spinal cord and brain and if they are not functioning properly then hand-eye coordination will be affected.

These are just some of the symptoms of myelopathy, however, the doctor cannot diagnose myelopathy until he conduct certain tests. These tests include MRI scans and other tests as well as a regular physical check-up along with a check of your medical history. 

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I am 32 years old suffering from leg pain for two months. What I do? Please suggest to me.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 32 years old suffering from leg pain for two months. What I do? Please suggest to me.
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 have tremendous high back pain, in lower back. There is no finding in mri and xrays, now I have found the problem, that my hamstring mussules are very tight, is ther any medicine for the hamstring mussules releasing. Can I clear this problem by accupuncture treatment or else. Kindly suggest.

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. If you have been diagnosed with tightness of hamstring muscles, then it is wise to get into intensive physical therapy under supervision of a trained physiotherapist. You will probably not require any medication for hamstring tightness. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards
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I have back pain problem some time I even not walk so what is the solution started 3 years ago after my delivery.

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Amravati
I have back pain problem some time I even not walk so what is the solution  started 3 years ago after my delivery.
Hello, Medication like methylcobalamine with muscle relaxant and analgesic will reduce pain; you can take them . I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries
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I Had An ACL done right leg 2012. Yesterday while playing football had a fall and my knee is swollen and paining .applying ice pack .and have taken painkiller. Please advise.

M.P.T
Physiotherapist,
I Had An ACL done right leg 2012.
Yesterday while playing football had a fall and my knee is swollen and paining .app...
Do icing for 3days,for 7-8mins thrice,nd take NSAID,to avoid inflammation,rest,also go for an MRI if situation persist
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