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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.
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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 have lots of pain in outside of my body. Leg pain is very cruel. I am a footballer I want to play every time. Please tell me a solution for this pain. Please help me doctors.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have lots of pain in outside of my body. Leg pain is very cruel. I am a footballer I want to play every time. Pleas...
It could be due to muscle cramp. Take one tablet of crocin 500mg sos, Drink plenty of water with ORs/Electral, take rest. If no relief, consult. Take one tablet of Neurobion Forte daily for few days
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BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
Driving and sitting in a hunched position for too long can cause strain in the neck muscles.

I am suffering from sciatica pain from 15days I can't sit and walk properly, I took medicines but after completion of course the leg pain begins very hard.

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
I understand how painful it could be when a nerve impingement in the lower back and pain radiates to leg. At this age you are suffering from sciatica so let me recommend you something. Precautions: 1. Avoid forward bending, if required then bend your knees first and then bend forward. 2. Avoid weight lifting. 3. Sit in chairs or car seats with proper back support. 4. Place pillow under your legs while sleeping or can opt sidelying position for sleep. 5. Get enough vit d from sun as vit d keep bones strong including spine and other bones. 6. Drink plenty of water to enhance the intervertebral disks. 7. Avoid prolonged standing. 8. Change your sitting position every 15 minutes so that it does not pain. If possible visit some neuro-physio who can give you several modalities like SWD, IFT, traction etc to cure the pain. Along with it we have a special program designed in case of sciatica that is Butler’s mobilisation and Mckenzie exercises which a physio gives with the proper technique to get cure from disease. I understand your pain so I am suggesting you the following treatment that you can take at home and can get some relief from pain and discomfort. Treatment: 1. Use of Cold packs- Sometimes piriformis muscle gets tight which cause impingement of sciatic nerve leading to tingling and numbness sensation down into the leg. So ice massage can be given over the area of piriformis muscle or the entire back for 15 min. Once done with cold therapy take rest for 2-3 min to relax the muscles. 2. Since the pain is radiating you can do some below mentioned exercises which will give you immediate relief from pain if done correctly. A) Lie on bed on your stomach gently push up with your arms, resting on your forearms. Hold for 5 secs. Now slightly stretch your back muscles and count till 10 and relax. You might feel a slight pain initially but do not worry. Repeat it 15 times. B) Now that pain must have gone. And now you can push up onto your hands fully. Slowly lower down back to floor. Perform this atleast 15 times. Again a slight pain will be there initially. Once you will complete this exercise program your pain will be relieved right away. If pain is severe while doing the exercise then stop doing the exercise and immediately consult some physio to take care further. Other exercises that can be done in sciatica pain are: 1. Straight leg raising 2. Knee to chest. 3. Hamstring stretch. 4. Back extensors stretches and strengthening. 5. Gluteal stretch. All the above can be done for 10-15 times with the hold (stretch) time of 5 -6 secs Make sure to perform the exercises correctly which will give you relief from your pain and strengthen your muscles. Good Luck and Get Well Soon.
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I am 35. While skipping I have hurt portion below knee. Since then I have severe pain that refuses to subside. I am in a state of quandry not knowing what to do. Have I tore my ligaments. I can't bend my knees, and it is very painful to get up from a sitting position and while trying to sit again. Please help.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
It seems it torn meniscus. Get mri at the earliest possible with best quality mri machine ie 3 tesla with cartilage mapping on mri. If it's torn meniscus or cartilage damage, treatment has to be done at the earliest because as time passes, healing gets affected.
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I am a 31 year old female. Having extreme lower back pain and knee and leg pain for many months. I have very low energy level. I am on medication of thyroid, uric acid and vitamin d.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Due to metabolic n hormonal changes in just 31 years of age you r suffering from multiple problems. Kindly add our herbal medicine which are side effect free to your previous treatment that can help you. Our herbs will relieve your pain of joints create energy and fulfill your calcium requirement. As our medicine are herbal in nature you can continue your previous treatment.
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I'm suffering from my back bone pain and I also suffering from cold from last fifteen days so what I have to doo can you tell me plss.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I'm suffering from my back bone pain and I also suffering from cold from last fifteen days so what I have to doo can ...
You can take tablet sinarest 1tablet three times a day for three days. Septillin syrup 2-2-2 laxmivilaas ras 1-1-1 vyoshaadi vati 2-2-2 dashmoolarishta kadha 2spoons twice orally with equal quantity of warm water. Avoid eating chilled and sour food items. Drink a glass of warm water empty stomach every morning.
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I am getting swelling above my right knee. All the reports are normal. I have knee pain also. climbing the stairs aggravates my pain. have used pain killers, vit. D tablets on doctor's advise. On resting, swelling subsides. Pl advise.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I am getting swelling above my right knee. All the reports are normal. I have knee pain also. climbing the stairs agg...
You should take rhus tox 200 thrice a day three drops in water for two dats and call back. Also do massage with sesame oil around the knee daily at night.
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My mom age 45. Often complains that she feels as if something is pinching in her legs like from knees to feet. Which led to pain later She is heart patient.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
My mom age 45. Often complains that she feels as if something is pinching in her legs like from knees to feet. Which ...
Symptoms of your mother suggest she might be having some neurological involvement it could be due to diabetes and spine problems she needs examination and some tests to find out the exact cause of pain and pinching sensation.
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I am 32 yrs old, nowdays I m facing muscles pain. Is it coz of lack of calcium or is it coz I left eating non veg completely over 1 1/2 year?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 32 yrs old, nowdays I m facing muscles pain. Is it coz of lack of calcium or is it coz I left eating non veg com...
It requires detailed investigation and examination. Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress 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, knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure that patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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When I sleep and after wake up my body is full of pain and I suffering from my back pain please give me any advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
When I sleep and after wake up my body is full of pain and I suffering from my back pain please give me any advice.
Hello, sometimes sleeping on wrong type of beds can also cause pain in the back. Take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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Hi doctor, On 2015 aug I had a ACL surgery. Post surgery 3 months I did some moments as per physiotherapy suggestions, after that I don't have enough time for physical exercise. But Now I am feeling some type of sound while folding the leg, is MRI scan required to know the problem.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi doctor,
On 2015 aug I had a ACL surgery. Post surgery 3 months I did some moments as per physiotherapy suggestions...
Kindly find out some time for yourself & do physiotherapy for your knee. It should certainly help you.
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I am suffering from back pain from last two years know sometimes I feel back pain please suggest me.

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am suffering from back pain from last two years know sometimes I feel back pain please suggest me.
Please find out what is the cause for that pain. 1. Take out one x-ray of back bones. 2. Maintain errect posture always. 3. Do some exercises which relaxes your back bones and muscles. 4. Take yogaraja guggulu 2-0-2 after food. 5. Apply narayana taila daily once. Do consult after x-ray report.
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Hi I am suffering from chicken Gunya from 10th Nov. Although I had fever only for a day by my joint pains a lot. Both my right hand and right leg get stiffed and frozen that even if a cloth falls on my leg it pains a lot. I have taken allopathy med from past 20 days. Till I eat med there is no pain and if I work a little the pain starts. Is there any cure for joint pain of chicken GunyaPls let me know.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Hi I am suffering from chicken Gunya from 10th Nov. Although I had fever only for a day by my joint pains a lot. Both...
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment. 2. Learn exercises from Physiotherapist. 3. Do hot fermentation twice a day. 4. Apply volini cream before sleeping. 5. Don't sit on floor. 6. Don't lift heavy things. 7. Use knee cap if pain in knee Joint. 8. Wear lumber spine belt if pain in spine. 9. Take calcium, vitamin D 3 and Methylcobalmine supplement for one month minimum.
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I am 55 year old I have a problem in my right hand last two fingers are in bending position.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Is it since birth? or developed later in life. It could be due to cervical spondilosys rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do neck & back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. 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 have pain in back flank 1year back and lower abdomen pain liver side with headache in all the time please help me doctor.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have pain in back flank 1year back and lower abdomen pain liver side with headache in all the time please help me d...
Hi I can understand your problem. # relax & stay positive. # take hot and cold foementation. # learn posture care exercise. # use lumber support. # take break every 20 minutes. # do strengthening exercise of back and core muscles not all back pains are same, you need specific treatment plan according to your symptoms. To discuss your backpain in detail reply in private consultation.
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I am 40 years Male, recently I am experiencing pain in my left shoulder through my left elbow, while I sit for more than 10 minutes in a chair or while sleeping on my left side on bed. Is this something to worry?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 40 years Male, recently I am experiencing pain in my left shoulder through my left elbow, while I sit for more t...
Hi I can understand your problem 1) avoid activities that make your symptoms worse 2) apply ice packs 3) start physiotherapy treatment as electrotherapy will reduce pain inflammation 4) exercise and manual therapy will help in pain free movement. Describe your problem in detail and do share related reports and prescription if you have. Best wishes.
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I am 20 years old. I have been suffering from severe neck pain since 3 days it is alswollen on the left side of the neck please recommend me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Take one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food upto a maximum of 3 tablets daily 2. Apply volini gel twice daily 3. Give warm compress locally by hit pack/hot water bottle 4. Take rest 5. Consult doctor, if no relief.
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Am 59 years old and having HT for which Am taking medicine as per the advise of the physician and no other problems. But recently I have got severe Right side lower back pain. The physician has advised me to take X ray and after seeing X ray report, he opined that there is no damage and prescribed ultracet 2 tablets one in morning and one in night after food and five days Physio Therapy in IFT. But pain has not gone completely and Am getting pain everyday in the morning between 4.00 am to 5.00 am. Again I consulted the Doctor and advised me to go for MRI. After taking MRI, he opined that due to age factor this type of pain is common and prescribed different medicine for pain. What shall I do Please advise me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Am 59 years old and having HT for which Am taking medicine as per the advise of the physician and no other problems. ...
Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. 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. Bhujang Asana -- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
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My first finger of my right hand is swollen and is having a lot of pain as such I am unable to write also. It has got no tear or broken. Please help me.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
My first finger of my right hand is swollen and is having a lot of pain as such I am unable to write also. It has got...
Apply cold pack for 15-20 min twive daily Give rest to your hand If not cured then do contrast bath therapy.
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Whenever I bend neck and work for a long time I get severe back and neck pain. Why is that?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Whenever I bend neck and work for a long time I get severe back and neck pain. Why is that?
Hi, When you bend your neck and work for a long time, the muscles of the neck are stretched which hinders the blood supply to that area and give rise to pain. Never sit and work without back rest. This will relax the muscles of the back and neck. Adjust the height of the table so that the system is at your eye level which keeps your neck straight.
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