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Dr. Ravi Shankar

Orthopedist, Chennai

Dr. Ravi Shankar Orthopedist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Ravi Shankar is one of the best Orthopedists in Nanganallur, Chennai. He is currently practising at Sri Venkateswara C M Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 25 year old male. I have a backache for the last 2 months. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 25 year old male. I have a backache for the last 2 months. What should I do?
Hello, first of all you should know what is backache and by which factors it caused and aggravated. The usual cause of low back pain is the sedentary lifestyle that we lead these days. There is hardly any movement. We remain seated most of the time and stand for very short periods of time. Unfortunately walking, running and cycling like activities are also not a part of our daily routine. To add to it, our diet consists more and more of junk food. Fresh fruits, vegetables and high fibre foods are consumed less and less. These daily practices lead to obesity. The increased body weight puts lot of pressure on the spine which has to bear all the extra unwanted weight. The back muscles which are already weak due to lack of exercise and wrong posture are unable to cope with this increased load. This causes pain in the back muscles. Management for Back Pain:-Along with medicines for relieving pain, one needs to identify the cause and correct it. This may require some medicines or some correction in your posture or reducing weight or improving your lifestyle. At the same time, there is a need to work on the local muscle strengthening. Back muscles need to be strengthened so that they can bear the weight of the upper body. For this exercises of the back muscles are very helpful. Regular walking is also very helpful as it is a wholesome exercise of the body, improves blood circulation and helps lose weight. Most importantly if you are overweight then losing weight is an important part of the whole treatment plan .Long term use of painkillers for low back pain is harmful Treatment for back pain:- Homeopathic medicines are very helpful. They not only treat the acute stages but are also used for the treatment of chronic back pain.Selection of the exact remedy depends upon the individual symptoms of the person.So share the complete symptom picture for the proper treament. In the mean time take Arnica 200, 3 drops in the morning and Rhus tox. 200, 3 drops at night for 7 days.Take care.
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Extreme back pain. Cannot even stand for longer time. Feel little bit better in morning hours afterwards pain starts. Feel weakness in my left leg and lower back.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Extreme back pain. Cannot even stand for longer time. Feel little bit better in morning hours afterwards pain starts....
Your lumbar nerve roots are most probably pinched in the intervertebral disc which might be getting away from its natural position. You should get an MRI examination of your Lumbo Sacral spine and consult further with reports. Till then avoid forward bending, lifting heavy objects and avoiding soft mattresses for sleeping. A lumbo sacral belt is advisable.
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Sir, frequently I am getting pain to my left elbow. Can you please suggest me what to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Sir, frequently I am getting pain to my left elbow. Can you please suggest me what to do?
hi take following remedies 1. triphala kadha before lunch and dinner 2.sinha nad guggul 2 tab after lunch and dinner 3. apply mahavishgarbha tail on elbow ..... this remedies you will get at any ayurvedic medical.....
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Those with knee problem jogging is advised? I am 55 male. I feel stress in knees while ascending stairs. Can I go for jogging?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Those with knee problem jogging is advised? I am 55 male. I feel stress in knees while ascending stairs. Can I go for...
Dear Lybrate user : A brisk walk is very good for you than jogging. during walking whenever ou feel pain just take rest for 2-3 minutes and continue. have nice day
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Causes And Symptoms Of Hip Osteoarthritis!

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Causes And Symptoms Of Hip Osteoarthritis!

When joints get inflamed, it is known as arthritis. This causes swelling and pain in the joints of your body such as the hips and the knees. When the cartilage gets damaged at the ends of bones, a type of arthritis called osteoarthritis occurs.

There are two main types of osteoarthritis:

  1. Primary: This type is more generalized. It affects the knees, fingers, hips, spine and thumb.
  2. Secondary: This type can occur after injury or joint inflammation, or as a result of any disease that affects the ligament's composition, like hemochromatosis.

How is the hip affected by osteoarthritis?
Patients have difficulties walking if they have hip osteoarthritis. Diagnosing hip osteoarthritis is difficult. It is because the pain appears in varied locations, such as the groin, buttocks, knee or thigh. The pain can be a dull throb or can be sharp and stabbing. The hip is usually stiff.

What are the causes of hip osteoarthritis?
The causes of hip osteoarthritis are unknown. However, the factors that can lead to osteoarthritis are joint injury, excessive weight and rising age.
Along with the abovementioned factors, the following may contribute as well:

  1. The joints may not have developed accurately
  2. The cartilage may have inherited the defects
  3. If the joints are too irritated due to added pressure on them, like excess body weight or stressful activities that include hip movement, osteoarthritis may develop.

What are the symptoms of hip osteoarthritis?
The symptoms of hip osteoarthritis are as follows:

  1. Joints feel stiff when you get out of bed
  2. Joints feel stiff if you have been sitting for some time
  3. The joints feel painful, swollen or tender
  4. You can hear (a "crunching" sound) or feel the bones rubbing against each other.
  5. You find yourself unable to do certain things, like putting on socks, as it requires your hips to move.

How is hip osteoarthritis treated?
The main objective of treatment is to restore the patient's ability to move around. A part of this objective includes correcting the function of the hip and managing the pain. The treatment can include:

  1. Joint care and rest
  2. To take weight off the area affected, a cane is used
  3. Pain relief that does not involve drugs
  4. Shedding excess weight
  5. Exercising
  6. Surgery
  7. Alternative and complementary therapies. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.
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I am 28 years old male. I am having deep vein thrombosis with arthritis. I get genital ulcers with swelling of legs and dark sessions over legs even small pustules with puss. Is it curable and I got diabetic recently with no family history of diabetes, is it due to the use of wysolone?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
I am 28 years old male. I am having deep vein thrombosis with arthritis. I get genital ulcers with swelling of legs a...
Dear, I sympathize with you for your condition, being a diabetic you can develop multiple abscess all over, more so when you are on wysolone as it brings down the immunity status to a much lower degree, in fact being a diabetic you have a low immunity and adding wysolone will have further compounding effect. I am not sure why you developed dvt, it may be due to your sedentary habits due to your arthritis issue could be one and the main reason, however you have conflicting problems where you need to consult an able physician right away where your wysolone has to be stopped right away and you need an alternate medicine for arthritis, and you should be on long acting anticoagulants for your dvt.
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Sir/madam my father is 50 years old he is a transplant patient his weight is 80 + and he's facing a problem from a very long time that he has pain in his legs and I feel that medicines and ointments didn't work well for him is there anything I can do for him by which he can be freed from his leg pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir/madam my father is 50 years old he is a transplant patient his weight is 80 + and he's facing a problem from a ve...
Keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises- quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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I am 44-years old, I feel pain in my lower back area while standing. The pain gets reduced to almost nil while sitting or while walking. Also if I bend there seems sudden jerk in my lower portion. Using massage pillow has somehow reduced pain. Till now hasn't used any medicine.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 44-years old, I feel pain in my lower back area while standing.
The pain gets reduced to almost nil while sittin...
It might be if ls spine lesion do consult neuro physiotherapist and take ift and laser therapy for 12 days followed by spinal extension exercise.
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I'm 25 years old and due to back injury gradually my body is going to sick day by day. please help doctors couldn't diagnose my problem properly.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I'm 25 years old and due to back injury gradually my body is going to sick day by day. please help doctors couldn't d...
Please decribe in short how you injured your back and what all problems are you facing regarding your back so that we can make a correct diagnosis and act accordingly.
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I am 30 years old lady I feel pain in my left knee only when I stand up or sit down. Otherwise it doesnt pain. Please help

Hand Surgery, M.S. (Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Dear, well it seems you have extra articular pain meaning sime tendinous of bursal pain and needs evaluation with detailed clinical examination and some imaging study to confirm the diagnosis. Pl see my website www. Eswtindia. In and see ppt of knee pain at the bottom of home page and it shall give you education regarding your problem. We can definitely cure it. Shrenik shah
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HI doctor how are you and I have problem back pain if I walk steps be come more pain for me back pain.

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
HI doctor how are you and I have problem back pain if I walk steps be come more pain for me back pain.
Dear lybrate-useras you have back pain if its of recent origin the cause will be some simple falls or strains. If its a longtime backache you need to go for a consultation with x ray to identify the cause. An orthopedic consultation is advised to identify the cause.
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I have weak rectum but no prolapse. I can not sit due to pelvic retul pain. On laying the intestine is strained. On standing I feel that intestine is going down. Can it may be treated by pelvic exercises. If surgery is successful in its treatment.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I have weak rectum but no prolapse. I can not sit due to pelvic retul pain. On laying the intestine is strained. On s...
Hi, you have to do pelvic floor exercise for the same. Surgery decision depends on many factors decided from surgeon only thanks regards.
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Joints of hands are causing pain severly,this was realised by me when i had playing shuttle long years ago the same is continuing, Is there any remedy for these joints to work properly.

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
DAILY 45 MIN OF VIGOROUS EXERCISES WHICH CONTAINS FAST WALKING, JOGGING, SWIMMING, AEROBIC DANCING ETC. CONSULT YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPIST..
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Within past two days my left arm had a high pain. What can be this case ? what can I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Within past two days my left arm had a high pain. What can be this case ? what can I do?
Hi it can be soft tissue injury. For pain take cold water fomentation for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. If still you don't get relief and need further advice, consult me via lybrate.
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My mother aged 70 years is suffering from knee pain & has been advised knee transplant in both legs some one advised her to take some light steroid composition tablets to get relief from heavy pain as operation is not possible now due to some financial problems please advice ?

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. Swing 20 times morning and evenings. This will relieve your problem. In case it continues consult a Acupuncture/Acupressure Dr. In your place. Also take calcium tablets for a limited period 2 months
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I have stiff neck issues since 3 years and also a popping sound when I open my jaw. I'd also got an MRI done two years back but everything was normal.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I have stiff neck issues since 3 years and also a popping sound when I open my jaw. I'd also got an MRI done two year...
Stiffness of neck occurs due to day time sleeping habits after eating food, continous sitting at one place irregular sitting posture etc for more details consult privetly.
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I am suffering knee pain so I can't set and I can't run and not fast move leg so I am trouble.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering knee pain so I can't set and I can't run and not fast move leg so I am trouble.
Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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My mother has acute joint pain in toes ankle knee and swelling what she will do to free herself from this fatal problem.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mother   has acute joint pain in toes ankle knee and swelling what she will do to free herself from this fatal pro...
Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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I went through a complete blood test for checking vitamin deficiency after My MRI done for upper back pain But my Hemogram report says eosinophil 13.3 which should be 0-6, eosinophil- absolute count 0.95 which should be 0.02- 0.50 And basophilic absolute count 0.01 which should be 0.02- 0.10 Remarks said Alert Eosinophilia. Don't know what to do, is it a concern? I don't have any other problem except back ache due to poor posture.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I went through a complete blood test for checking vitamin deficiency after My MRI done for upper back pain But my Hem...
You can take Vit. D course of 6 weeks as sometimes due to low vit. D levels, pain may occur at different parts of the body and generally vit. D level is low for most people. This should solve 70-80% of your pain. You can consult me privately for Vit. D course. Also, if you feel its postural, you should place a pillow in between your back and the chair.
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