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Dr. M.A. Shafi Ahamed

BPTh/BPT

Physiotherapist, Chennai

22 Years Experience
Dr. M.A. Shafi Ahamed BPTh/BPT Physiotherapist, Chennai
22 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 22 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 have back pain what I have to do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I have back pain what I have to do?
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. 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. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Using Non-medicinal Ways to Treat Pain

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB Anaesthesiology, PDCC - Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai
Using Non-medicinal Ways to Treat Pain

When somebody is diagnosed with a short term or a life-threatening disease, one of the main things they are likely to stress over is pain. Though, there are many effective medicines for pain, it is important to realize that medicines are not by any means the only treatment method for pain. For instance, radiation treatment can be very useful in treating pain from cancer and also in facilitating bone pain identified with the disease.

The term "alternative therapy" for the most part is used to describe any treatment or alternative that does not require medicinal attention. Alternate treatment includes a combination of controls, including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractic treatment, yoga, hypnosis, relaxation, biofeedback, massage, homegrown cures, aromatherapy and numerous others.

There are various non-medicinal methods for adapting to pain. They can be used all alone or as a part of a mix with medication treatments. Some of the alternatives patients have discovered include:

  1. Massage: Many individuals discover relief from delicate back rub, and some clinics and massage parlors have trained massage specialists. A few studies have found that a back rub is extremely successful in soothing pain.
  2. Relaxation: Guided imagery, spellbinding, breathing procedures and relaxation arts like tai chi are effective and viable, especially when a patient is experiencing debilitating pain.
  3. Acupuncture: A few studies have found that acupuncture can be useful in calming pain for individuals with genuine ailments, for example - cancer.
  4. Physiotherapy: In case a person has been very active before and is currently bed-ridden, even simply moving the hands and feet a little bit with proper physiotherapy movements can offer help.
  5. Pet treatment: If you have episodes of pain that last 5, 10, or 15 minutes, attempting to discover something pleasant - like petting an animal's delicate fur can divert and help in relaxation.
  6. Gel packs: These are basic packs that can be warmed or cooled and used to ease pain.
  7. Chiropractic treatment: It is the most widely recognized non-surgical treatment for back pain. It is usually done by a chiropractor who will tune your nerves and other parts for pain relief. Qualified chiropractors are a rarity and hence one must be careful while dealing with them.
  8. Diet: A few people trust that dietary fat intake and consumption of plants that contain calming operators can ease pain by restricting irritation.
  9. Herbal treatment: The effectiveness of herbs is questionable. Do consult a doctor or a specialist since they could have a side effect of their own. Some of them can interact with the medicines you might be taking. This may cause harm to your health.

Alternative therapies to pain relief are not always harmless. As mentioned above, herbal remedies could have few side effects too. Likewise, one should always take a second opinion or consult someone before taking a decision on the kind of alternative therapy they opt for. It is better if you consult an interventional pain physician first and then follow his advice on how to follow these methods for maximal pain relief.

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I'm experiencing pain in my right arm for a few weeks now. Have taken some accupressure sessions well, but the pain has resurfaced again. Please help!

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi This is Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital New Delhi. It seems that Accupressure will not give you a lot of benefit. First of all we need to understand the cause of pain as in is it from Tendon or joint or spine etc. I need to have a pvt chat with you wherein i can understand you problem and you can get relevant investigations if needed. My online consultation fees is Rs 400/- if you wish to get in pvt chat with me. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay
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I have a back pain what should I do for that?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist,
Hi, thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You are very young to have significant back pain and that too persistently. Please tell me: duration of pain and mode of onset. I would also like to ask you if it is associated with any leg pain or any other neurological symptoms like numbness, paraesthesias (electrical shock like abnormal sensations) or any weakness in limbs. Please also tell me about any associated symptoms like fever, weight loss etc. - is there any history of past injury to lower back region? please enclose your x rays and if possible blood test reports so that I can see and advise accordingly. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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My mother at 65 years having joint pains since 5 years works in agric. Fields also using gel or spray on that parts need you r suggest how she will out of the pains?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. This will relieve your problem. Check your sugar levels immediately. Identify the mid point between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. Consult after 5 days.
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I sleep for long hours. I developed back pain for dat perhaps. Can you suggest any remedy to any of these issues?

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 are young and persistent back pain should not occur in you at all. I advise all my patients with only back pain and no associated neurological symptoms or any other constitutional symptoms: - to maintain proper posture while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication 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. Do let me know in 2-3 weeks time whether your pain is improving or not. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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I am having pain in my ankle what should I do. Tell me plz.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
I am having pain in my ankle what should I do. Tell me plz.
Hi +wear soft padded footwear. +do stretching of calf muscles +learn strengthening exercise of ankle +take contrast bath at physio clinic. discuss detailed treatment plan if needed Wishing you a good health.
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I got vertigo problem for last 6 months. Done some test found little nerve weakness and neck spondylisis. Taken alopathy medicine nootropil 1200, trinerve, stugeron and got temporary relieve. Want homeopathy medicine and place of availability.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi, this problem if cured from within can improve your life in terms of non-dependency in future, which homeopathy can do, so kindly send little more details of your case under private consultation so that we can start with homeopathy as early as possible.
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I am 20 years old! I have back pain for 5 months, what can I do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I am 20 years old! I have back pain for 5 months, what can I do?
i Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take BioD3 Max 1 tab dailyx10 Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x5days Do back(spine)/shoulder/knee exercises Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take Do not ignore it. It may have to be further investigated. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days,then contact me again. Contact your family doctor or nearest hospital for emergency help.
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I am 30 years old man. For last 2 years I suffering with backache. I used painkillers like aceclo para but no results at that time is OK but some days it repeat again.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 30 years old man. For last 2 years I suffering with backache. I used painkillers like aceclo para but no results...
Heat fermentation twice a day and rest. Stretching exercise in daily routine. Avoid long sitting toward bending and long standing lifting heavyweight.
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Every morning I wake up with the stiff back, it goes away once I take shower and freshen up, but every time I lie down for a quick nap even, my back has a pain. Please help me?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Every morning I wake up with the stiff back, it goes away once I take shower and freshen up, but every time I lie dow...
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch.
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Dear doctor , My problem is that my back pains when I sleep on very cushion foam full mattress which is normally in all hotels available , and also feel pain when sleep on floor , what to do , I am in marketing job .Please tell.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Dear doctor ,
My problem is that my back pains when I sleep on very cushion foam full mattress which is normally in a...
muscular stiffness is there so do hot fermentation and stretching exercise if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment for few days posture correction must. avoid long sitting, standing ,toward bending lifting weight.
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I have bach ache from last couple of days. Sometimes it pains and sometimes it gets normal automatically.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have bach ache from last couple of days. Sometimes it pains and sometimes it gets normal automatically.
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. 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. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I have started getting a pulling sort of pain from my lower back to the right knee whenever I sit cross leg and sometimes when I sleep on the right side. As it is the beginning would like to take the necessary precautions.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have started getting a pulling sort of pain from my lower back to the right knee whenever I sit cross leg and somet...
Avoid cross legs nw do hot fermentation and rest do stretching exercise of back and legs avoid toward bending and long standing if it work then ok otherwise tk physiotherapy treatment.
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I have a huge problem of shoulder pain and I have done xray too. Butvit is normal please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a huge problem of shoulder pain and I have done xray too. Butvit is normal please help.
Advice. Hot fomentation. Gentle shoulder stretching. Core strengthening exercises. Gentle neck exercises. Avoid sleeping on affected side. Use cervical pillow.
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Acute pain in both calves after legs workout? (started around 24hrs after the workout)

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Acute pain in both calves after legs workout? (started around 24hrs after the workout)
Hi If you have recently started workout or new exercise it's obvious to have pain . Apply hot foementation. Do stretching before exercise. Do reply for detail treatment plan. Best wishes.
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I am 20 years old I have back pain for more than 6 months. What should I do for a speedy recovery.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am 20 years old I have back pain for more than 6 months. What should I do for a speedy recovery.
Try the remedies they will help u:: 1.Warm mustard oil or sesame oil (1 teaspoon) with 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic and 1 tsp of ajwain (carom) seeds until it roasts to a reddish brown colour. Ensure that it does not get burned. Massage this oil on your affected areas. After that do hot fomentation with salt potli (bag). 2.Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. 3.Increase the consumption of vitamin C in diet. 4.Take fresh Ginger into pieces, place in the cup of water and boil it for 30 minutes in low flame. Cool for 30 minutes after boiling. Consume this solution with Honey. 5.While sleeping, lie straight on your back or with bent knees supported by a pillow. 6.Taking hot and cold compresses on an alternate basis can be quite helpful in relieving pain... 7.Do yoga and pranayam daily early morning bhujangasana, dhanurasana, shalabhasana...
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Hi I am 40 years. Old male. I am suffering from severe low back pain. Mri report says: small left paracentral l5-s1 disc protrision causing thecal disc compression abutting the left traversing s1 nerve root. Small prostero-cental l4-l5 disc protrusion is seen. L4- l5 canal a. P. D 13. 1 mm, l5-s1 apd 11. 2 mm. Uric acid 6. 8. What should I do?

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. I have gone through your mri report and there are two disc protrusions at l4/5 and at l5/s1 region. To correlate this we need to know in detail your symptoms like - duration of your back pain and leg pain( if there) - are there any neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness in legs, paresthesias ( electrical shock like sensations ) present in legs? - how much distance can you walk and does walking increase your symptoms? please answer extensively to my questions and I should be able to help you. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr. Akshay kumar saxena Consultant orthopaedics fortis hospital, new delhi.
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I have pain in back area on chicken wings of left side. Pain is increasing day by day what happening to me. What the treatment I want to go.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have pain in back area on chicken wings of left side. Pain is increasing day by day what happening to me. What the ...
Do take ift and laser therapy for pain relief for about 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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