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Dr. Ravi Shankar

M.Sc - Clinical Research, BPTh/BPT

Physiotherapist, Chennai

14 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Ravi Shankar is one of the best Physiotherapists in Porur, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 14 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. He is a qualified M.Sc - Clinical Research, BPTh/BPT . You can consult Dr. Ravi Shankar at Vallalar Physiotherapy Clinic in Porur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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M.Sc - Clinical Research - University of madras - 2006
BPTh/BPT - Tamilnadu dr mgr medical university - 2003
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Dear doctor, I am having frequent urination problem and also some time have pain in my left testes, lower abdomen and also in the back region. Though the pain is not permanent. So please advice.

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Guwahati
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I am having frequent urination problem and also some time have pain in my left testes, lower abdomen and...
It may be hernia. If your testes is swollen or there is a lump then please don't ignore it, get urself examined by an urologist as soon as possible.
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I have leg pain a lot sometimes it pains very much till I take massage I don't get relaxed. please help me?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
I have leg pain a lot
sometimes it pains very much
till I take massage 
I don't get relaxed.
please help me?
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. 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.
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I am suffering from back pain from last 3 months. MRI had been done showing L-4 L-5 and L5-S1 level. Just want to know the exact treatment procedure. The same may be resolved by Operation or physiotherapy? Am unable to walk or move. Feeling unbearable pain. Having walking issues with my left leg. Can't put pressure on my left leg and my leg is getting numb. Please help and suggest. Thanks.

MD- Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I am suffering from back pain from last 3 months. MRI had been done showing L-4 L-5 and L5-S1 level. Just want to kno...
Take MAHA VATA VIDHWANSAK RAS 2-2-2 + MAHA YOGRAJ GUGUL 2-2-2, three times a day with luke warm water, do hot water fomentation (as cold water sponging) & then do light massage with VISHGARBH Tail. After 15 days report to me.
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I am 47 years old male. have mild pain behind my knee and below knee muscles. X-ray showed no abrasion in knee joint.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 47 years old male. have mild pain behind my knee and below knee muscles. X-ray showed no abrasion in knee joint.
Hello Take Rhus tox. 200, 5 drops in the morning and bryonia 200, 5 drops daily evening. Five phos , 4 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 10 days.
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I am 22 years old and I'm suffering from ankle pain since last week what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
* walking regularly at slow pace without unduly straining helps as it improves blood circulation around ankle and eases the joint. *you can use mustard oil for massage which is good in winter season for relieving pain. Eucalyptus oil is also good homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. Take bryonia 200---twice daily morning and evening and give feedback after 7 days
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I have got a knee joint problem .I will do every work .bt while sitting .a little pain is there. So can you suggest any fast cure solutions .so later it. Get major.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
I have got a knee joint problem .I will do every work .bt while sitting .a little pain is there. So can you suggest a...
Apply hot fomentation twice a day Use foot rest while sitting Avoid crossed leg & floor sitting Get your calcium & vit D levels checked Do hamstrings & quadriceps muscles stretching Do knee isometrics
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I am 25 year old and facing back pain from past last 1 year and done all the treatment. should I go for physiotherapy?

BPTh/BPT, Credentialed Mckenzie therapist
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi, you must surely go 4 physiotherapy. Mckenzie method is a specialisation in treating patients suffering from spine and joints pain. It will teach u techniques to subside d pain also self management strategies to prevent future episodes.
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I am siva kumar. K from SRIKAKULAM town of andhra pradesh. I am 37 years old, I have a problem that. My both knees are painful in climbing steps etc. Then I consult a good orthopaedician and he gave treatment x. Ray and told that my patella is some type small problem that they are depression that is the problem then he advised to do some exercises. But some times they getting pain why this. Please give any treatment. My Wright also reducing to now at 72kgs.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am siva kumar. K from SRIKAKULAM town of andhra pradesh. I am 37 years old, I have a problem that. My both knees ar...
You should take Mag phos 12 x - twice daily 4 tablets and additional dose at the time of pain. Secondly wear a knee-cap/crep-bandages if it helps you. Do hot and cold compress alternately till the time you get relief. Be vegetarian and never push too hard for climbing/walking. For further queries get back to me.
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Every night I am having a leg pain I am not able to bear it anymore can you suggest something and also I m getting some dehydration problem do suggest me something.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Family Welfare
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Every night I am having a leg pain I am not able to bear it anymore can you suggest something and also I m getting so...
Hello lybrate-user, I suggest that you get your vitamin d and sodium test done. Vitamin d deficiency can cause leg pain and sodium water imbalance can cause dehydration.
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Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life?

MPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life?
common for people who have a prolonged sitting ,travelling or standing job.These ppl should follow ergonomics n proper exercise regime.
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I am 37 years old and I have pain in thumb joints of my both hands, what it could be? what I should do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 37 years old and I have pain in thumb joints of my both hands, what it could be?
what I should do?
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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Paining leg and hand what is the exercise for fit for mi how it can do what its side effect mi tell mi about that.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Paining leg and hand what is the exercise for fit for mi how it can do what its side effect mi tell mi about that.
Doing daily yoga and exercise will always keep you fit. Take calcium supplements for few days. Do not start any exercise now. Let your pain subside. You can take pain killer for 2 days. Take dashmoolarishta kadha 2spoons twice a day with equal quantity of warm water.
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I am 18 years old boy. I am having fever with backache. So which medicines should I prefer.

BHMS, Certificate course from University of Pennsylvania
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am 18 years old boy. I am having fever with backache. So which medicines should I prefer.
Please take Homeopathic medicine Rhus toxicodendron 200 twice for 2 days. Then let me know your condition. I would like to help you further. Thanks.
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I am 46 yes old male, work with computer min 7 hrs a day with due brks but still pain in my back, what I shld do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 46 yes old male, work with computer min 7 hrs a day with due brks but still pain in my back, what I shld do?
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. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Arnica 200 and Rhus Tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica and Topi MP Gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. Get back to me thereafter.
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8 Symptoms Of Dislocated Kneecap And Its Treatment!

DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Visakhapatnam
8 Symptoms Of Dislocated Kneecap And Its Treatment!

Whether you are an athlete or a ballet dancer, you will appreciate the importance of having a stable kneecap. Medically known as the patella, the kneecap is a triangular bone that connects the upper thigh to the lower half of the leg. It sits in a groove in the bottom of the femur (thigh bone). When the leg is bent, it stays within the groove. When the leg is extended, it provides support to the quadriceps muscles.

That being the case, a dislocation of the kneecap is a very common injury. Subluxation is a state where there is partial movement of the kneecap out of its position, thereby making the patient’s kneecap unstable. When it completely moves out of its place, it is known as dislocation. Whether you fall on your knees during a sport or have a fall from a bike or get injured during dance or aerobics, it is common to have a dislocated kneecap. Some people are prone to repeated dislocations.

Symptoms:

The initial injury is very painful and there might also be damage to the surrounding structures. Other symptoms include:

  1. Buckling of the knee, where your legs cannot support your body weight

  2. Sliding of the kneecap to a side

  3. Catching of the knee in the groove when trying to move it

  4. Pain in the front of the kneecap with any activity

  5. Painful while sitting

  6. Swelling and/or stiffness of the knee joint

  7. Crackling/creaking sound when trying to move the knee joint

  8. Inability to straighten the leg

Treatment:

Though these sound scary, the good news is that in 90% of the cases, the knee returns to its position spontaneously. However, putting it back into its place is a simple and safe procedure and can be done by almost any seasoned medical practitioner. The first step is to confirm that the kneecap is indeed dislocated. This can be done by a combination of physical exercise and x-ray. If required, MRI can be used, but it is not required in most cases. Initial treatment would include the following steps in sequence:

  1. Immobilizing the knee with splint by keeping the leg in a straightened position.

  2. Calling for medical assistance immediately. They can replace the knee back in its position carefully (reduction). An injured kneecap can cause what is known as foot drop by putting pressure on the peroneal nerve. The toes drag on the ground, making it difficult for you to walk.

  3. Use ice in the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes, and repeat after three to four hours throughout the day to reduce pain and swelling.

  4. Surgical correction may not be required, if there is a damage to the ligament.

  5. Flat femur and/or tissue laxity can cause repeated dislocations, where physiotherapy and strengthening exercises are useful. 

Reduction manipulation of pattelar dislocation should be done by qualified orthopaedic surgeon only because forceful and inappropriate manipulation leads to pattelar retinacular tears and chondral injuries to patellar, should be attempted under anaesthesia followed by rehabilitation. In severe, recurrent cases surgical management is the option.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Pain and weakness in upper arms, thighs,legs went for cbc blood sugar , thyroid all ok but uric acid 8.8 could this be the reason for it?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow In Joint Replacement , Fellow In Arthroscopy
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Pain and weakness in upper arms, thighs,legs went for cbc blood sugar , thyroid all ok but uric acid 8.8 could this b...
Hi good evening lybrate-user, uric acid level 8.8 means you are suffering with a condition called gout. In which there will be lack of some enzymes which prevents the formation of protein end products the unprocessed products will get deposited in your joints and resulting pain, treatment you have to visit your doctor for anti gout medication and monitor your uric acid levels on regular intervals. Prevention by decreasing the intake of high protein diet like red meat, thank you bikram.
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I start running 2 months ago. I run 3km. I also do exercise and stretching. After that also there is some pain in my lower calf. My friends told me that is due to either sole of shoes or due to because I run on road. please help me because it is intolerable. Also I never run before.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I start running 2 months ago. I run 3km. I also do exercise and stretching. After that also there is some pain in my ...
Calf pain after an injury is usual but runners often complain of calf soreness with no history of trauma to the area. In these cases, like many in running, the key is identifying the cause and rectifying it. Non-traumatic calf pain usually follows a fairly predictable pattern – the pain develops when running and gradually worsens as the run continues. The calf may feel tight and even stop the runner from going any further. After running the pain subsides a little but the calf often continues to feel tight for a day or so. Commonly when not running symptoms are minimal. This leads to the question of why are my calf muscles becoming fatigued? Every muscle has it’s different level of strength and endurance, exceed that level and it will usually start to become painful and tight. The answer to why this happens usually has 2 parts to it; 1. The calf is being overloaded 2. The calf muscles are weak or lack endurance. Overloading the calf Common causes can be introducing hill or speed work, increasing weekly mileage and increasing training intensity .Another factor is exercise you do in addition to running – if you’ve started to introduce gym sessions and running on the same day, or the following day, the calf may already be somewhat fatigued before you start. If you run regularly you might be quite accustomed to running on heavy tired legs. You can become unaware just how fatigued muscles are getting. The first answer when you have been overloading your calf is often rest. A few days rest, some will often work wonders. I would recommend this before you start thinking about addressing any calf weakness – adding more exercises to an already fatigued calf can add to the problem. Secondly, you may need to think about your training schedule. Are you doing too much with too little rest? Adding a rest day or reducing your mileage temporarily can help resolve symptoms, allowing you to progress again Assessing calf strength The easiest way to do this is a single calf raise; • Stand on 1 leg with your finger tips on a wall/ table for balance (not to push up from). • Push up onto your toes and slowly down again • Do as many as you can (going right up, not just lifting your heel a bit!) • Count the repetitions and compared left and right side You should be able to do the same amount left and right and it should feel as easy both sides. Clinically I like to see runners achieving 40+ reps on each leg. Below 30 might suggest a lack of endurance. You may find this test causes your symptoms, in which case stop, don’t push through pain. The single calf raise is very effective to strengthen the calf. Do as many as comfortable, rest for 1-2 minutes and repeat for 2-3 sets. Aim to work up to 3 sets of 25-30 reps. Do this 2 or 3 days a week on days that you aren’t running. The exercise can also be done on the edge of a stair to allow for greater range of movement by letting the heel drop below the level of the step. Calf flexibility is also important and not to be overlooked. Gently stretch the calf dynamically prior to running using mini squats, lunges, wall presses etc. anything that stretches the calf a little in a comfortable, controlled way. Dehyration aspect cannot be ruled out.Runners who drink less water or sweat more ,often suffer from Calf cramps.So one should drink large quantity of water if they run in routine. Homoeopathic medicine RHUS TOX 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops 3 times daily for 7-15 days.
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I was leading a very active life. I used to play badminton continuously for 2 hours and never felt any problem. Suddenly one day I felt pain in my knee. Thinking it due to overuse of my muscles, I took ARNICA 1M 2-3 doses followed by BRYONIA 1M and RHUS TOX 1M on fortnightly basis. Now I got it checked and I am told that is early arthritis. PLEASE ADVISE. My thirst, hot cold liking etc are normal.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I was leading a very active life. I used to play badminton continuously for 2 hours and never felt any problem. Sudde...
If you have trouble only in the first few movements and then you can walk properly, then take Rhus Tox 30C. If you cannot move at all or slightest motion cause you pain, then take Bryonia 30C. If you can't move and cannot bear it to be touched at all. And there is a bruised feeling, then take Arnica 30C. If all this doesn't help, then consult a homeopath for proper prescription.
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Hello, I'm 20 years old. Actually, I'm feeling a very sharp pain in my heel from 2 days without any injury. I always use to go by vehicle anywhere and rarely use to go by foot. I feels this pain whenever I go by foot. May I know the reason?

BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Hello, I'm 20 years old. Actually, I'm feeling a very sharp pain in my heel from 2 days without any injury. I always ...
Hi may b it's a plantar fascia it mean small bones formation in the heel. You do. One thing apply heat pack or cool pack to the heel. It will get relief from pain. If you have any doubts revert me back.
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Dear Doctor, For the past three months suffering from Cervical Spondylosis. Taking Homeo medicines but still paining. Is there any cure for this.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Dear Doctor, For the past three months suffering from Cervical Spondylosis. Taking Homeo medicines but still paining....
physiotherapy treatment. stretching exercises. isometrics exercises. avoid toward bending. shoulder stretching and shrug exercise
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