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Dr. Ravi Shankar

BPTh/BPT, M.Sc - Clinical Research

Physiotherapist, Chennai

14 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Ravi Shankar BPTh/BPT, M.Sc - Clinical Research 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 BPTh/BPT, M.Sc - Clinical Research . 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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BPTh/BPT - Tamilnadu dr mgr medical university - 2003
M.Sc - Clinical Research - University of madras - 2006
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I am 27 year old and I have head and hand, eyes pain due to hard work since long time, what should I do ?

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
General Surgeon, Chennai
I am 27 year old  and I have head and hand, eyes pain due to hard work since long time, what should I do ?
Dear you have not mentioned what kind of work you do. But do a few things as suggested below, it will reduce your problem. 1. When working take five minutes break even one hour. 2. Drink plenty of water while working. 3. Take a calcium tablet and one multivitamin tablet every day. 4. Increase quantity of protein in your diet. Regards
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I have back problem. I started gym and I get back pain again. There is reddish ness in my back so what can I do.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have back problem. I started gym and I get back pain again. There is reddish ness in my back so what can I do.
Hi I can understand your problem. # relax & stay positive. # take hot and cold fomentation. # 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. Do share investigation reports if you have any.
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Sir I am sister of duchenne muscular dystrophy which was recognized at age of 4 and he died on his 17 years of age and we have know nothing about carrier mutation now I am married and having a 1 years boy and he started walking on his 11 th month now I am worried that is DMD will continue in my family and please suggest test to know weather I am carrier r not and how I can get rid of these doubts, thanking you sir.

bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sir I am sister of duchenne muscular dystrophy which was recognized at age of 4 and he died on his 17 years of age an...
Hello, duchenne muscular dystrophy is x linked recessive disorder. Which means female can be carrier of the disease but remain unaffected from the disease & can pass on the disease to their son. Unfortunately there is no effective treatment for the condition. As far as diagnostic tests are concerned raised C kinase level in blood indicates Muscular dystrophy. Deficiency of dystrophy protein also indicates DMD. You can also go for muscle biopsy hopefully it clears you doubt.
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Persistent Stiffness in Joints - Can it be a Sign of Rheumatoid Arthritis

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow In Joint Replacement , Fellow In Arthroscopy
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Persistent Stiffness in Joints - Can it be a Sign of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune chronic disorder that might cause abnormal swelling in the joints when the joint tissues are attacked by the human immune system. The more frequently used body joints, such as the knees, fingers, shoulders, wrists, elbows and hips commonly get affected by the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis can also occur in the ligaments or tendons and might affect areas such as the kidney, bone marrow, eyes, lungs, and heart.

If rheumatoid arthritis is not diagnosed on time, it might lead to future complications, such as blood cancer in the lymph regions, osteoporosis (a medical condition resulting in the weakness of the bones), infections, stiffening of the arteries and dry mouth.

What exactly causes the disease is not known, but a significant damage to the immune system might cause the inflammation of the joints, resulting in this condition. Obesity, a family history of this condition and other lifestyle habits such as smoking tobacco put one at higher risks of this disorder.

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis might vary among people. The most common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are;
1. Severe pain in the morning
2. Episodes of mild fever with severe pain
3. Redness and inflammation of the joints which might cause intense pain
4. Stiffness in the joints
5. The pain might increase in low-temperature conditions
6. Acute lethargy and weight loss

Treatments
The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis includes a prescribed dosage (depending on the intensity of the condition) of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, anti-rheumatoid drugs such as methotrexate and steroid drugs such as prednisone to reduce the swelling and the subsequent pain. Performing regular exercises in order to retain the flexibility of the joints with appropriate consultation from the physiotherapist might cure rheumatoid arthritis.

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I am 30 years old male. I have a backache in right down side. What can I do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
I am 30 years old male. I have a backache in right down side. What can I do?
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 knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Why not discuss with me in a video conference? (facility provided by lybrate. Com)
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How to recover from joint pains?

Ph.D, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
How to recover from joint pains?
Do consult neuro physio and take ift and laser therapy for 12 days followed by joint mobilisation exercise.
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I am 34 years old female. 15 days back fall down from steps and having knee pain. I used pain relief tablets and ointment also but in vain. Can you tell any suggestion.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
I am 34 years old female. 15 days back fall down from steps and having knee pain. I used pain relief tablets and oint...
Hello lybrate user, urgent knee joint x-ray and follow up strictly do not do massage of the knee joint rest ice lack application knee cap use course of analgesics god bless you.
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My legs pain every day. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
My legs pain every day. What should I do?
Hi = relax and stay positive. = increase fluid intake. = eat seasonal fruits for natural vitamins = do streching of hamstring, quadriceps, and calf muscles. = if you are overweight, reduce weight by cycling or swimming as it gives low impact on joints. = do check your calcium and vit. D = apply moist heat pad to affected joint and muscles. If still you dont get relief consult physiotherapist as there are various causes for leg/ joint pain and some test may be required for further investigation. Best wishes.
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Hi i'm 23 years old female I have back ache while riding scooter but I haven't consulted any doctors is there any pills which I could recover in that i'm planning for my pregnancy will I get problem during that time. And I m planning take vitamin E capsules can you suggest me some good product for glowing skin and healthy hair. Thanks.

BPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
Hi i'm 23 years old female I have back ache while riding scooter but I haven't consulted  any doctors is there any pi...
Improve your posture. Avoid forward bending. Use hard bed. Start hot saline fomentation followed by volini gel and back exercises. For detailed information about exercises please refer my health tips.
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Mrng sir/mam My aunt is several frm the pain near the backbone. And the main thing is there is a timing of that pain. It happens after 11.30 am. Pls do rpy as soon as possible.

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Mrng sir/mam
My aunt is several frm the pain near the backbone. And the main thing is there is a timing of that pain....
Hello lybrate user, - from how long she is suffering from the pain need to know? - apply mahanarayana taila and give hot fomentation or keep hot water bag for 15min. - take yogaraja guggulu 2-0-2 - weight lifting/ bending or twisting works to be avoided. - she need ayurveda panchakarma treatment like kati basti and basti karma. Thank you.
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My ten year old son is feeling pain in his ankle and few days back in knee. There is no external injury. What should we do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Core strengthening exercises- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day.
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I have back bone pain after I felt on bathroom, afterwords I will pain when I play or taking heavy weight or a long walk I can't even relieve from that, what can I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have back bone pain after I felt on bathroom, afterwords I will pain when I play or taking heavy weight or a long w...
hello Rojes, you should go for an X-ray of the backbone , if there is any complication in your back bone due go the fall.if it is been ignored later you may suffer from it.any injury to fibre,muscle or even the tendons. get well soon
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Hello sir, I have pcl and MCL strain in my right leg but no tear seen in MRI scan. What should i do?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hello sir, I have pcl and MCL strain in my right leg but no tear seen in MRI scan. What should i do?
Do not worry Do take IFT and Laser Therapy for 12 days followed by Strengthening Exercises from Neuro Physiotherapist and if possible do have Hinged knee brace for Stability of ur joint Best Wishes
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I have a back pain it is hurting touch to me. What can I do to solve my problem permanently.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a back pain it is hurting touch to me. What can I do to solve my problem permanently.
Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x twice daily. Bhujang Asana x twice daily. Back Stretching.
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I am a diabetic type 1 taking insulin 38 units and one tablet of vysov -M and diapride M 2 and the sugar level is 200 fasting and 275 PP. Sir I always feel severe pains in my legs/calves. It is further informed that I am having enlarged prostrate problem weighing 28 grams. The diabetes have resulted ED and PM ejaculation and some times I take tazzle 5 which also cause headache due to BP. Can you pl. Suggest me some safe medicines to cure these diseases.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am a diabetic type 1 taking insulin 38 units and one tablet of vysov -M and diapride M 2 and the sugar level is 200...
Punarnavadi and gokshuradi guggul 1-1 tab twice a day pranacharya diabeto and shilajeet capsule 1-1 twice a day. Avoid salty diet and kaamkesari ras. Manmanth and kukkkutatwak bhasm will also work.
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Sir. My bones pop up when I starch them. Even evry single joints are making noise. And it pains badly what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Sir. My bones pop up when I starch them. Even evry single joints are making noise. And it pains badly what to do.
Please do morning exercise daily. Take good sleep also take mag phos 6x - twice daily for next 2 weeks. Get back to me for proper treatment.
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I feel pain in knee of left leg and fingers of hand, The pain is high in morning after that it get low. What is it.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I feel pain in knee of left leg and fingers of hand, The pain is high in morning after that it get low. What is it.
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 da.
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HOW SAFE IS SPINE SURGERY TODAY? SAFETY IN SPINE SURGERY

MBBS, MS, DNB, FNB (SPINE SURGERY)
Orthopedist, Chennai
HOW SAFE IS SPINE SURGERY TODAY? SAFETY IN SPINE SURGERY
Spinal disorders have been recognised as early as 1500 bc. Treatment of spinal disorders has evolved through various phases since then to the present day advanced interventions on the spine.
Although most of the spinal disorders are treatable with conservative measures like medication, physiotherapy, exercises, braces etc, certain conditions need a surgical intervention to achieve best possible results. But any surgical procedure has certain risks associated with it. Spinal column houses the spinal cord and the nerve roots, which are very delicate and sensitive structures, carrying signals from the brain to the rest of the body. These structures are at risk of damage during a surgical procedure on the spine, which can lead to a minor or sometimes a serious disability due to loss of function of the limbs, bladder or bowel control or due to pain.
Spine surgery in particular, had earned a bad reputation among the general population due to the bad results of wrongly done surgeries without a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, lack of adequate surgical implants or instruments, or lack of adequate training in the early decades of the 20th century.
Treatment of spinal disorders has undergone a significant and rapid change in the last few decades with introduction of various equipments and techniques. There has been a tremendous advancement in understanding the biomechanics of the spine as well as in the technological support in the last few decades, which has dramatically changed the way of surgical management of various spinal disorders. At the same time it has also improved the safety of the surgical procedures on spine by many folds. The imaging techniques like mri have made an early diagnosis of spinal problems. The imaging techniques used in the operation theatre help visualise the spine while inserting implants into the spine used to stabilize it. Technologies like computer navigation and o-arm image intensifiers provide a three dimensional visualisation of the spine and help protect the neural structures from damage during surgery. Neuro-monitoring systems are used to monitor the neural function during surgical manipulation of the spine, especially while correcting spinal deformities. These systems warn the surgeon of any impending damage to the spinal cord and help make the surgery safer. New spinal implant systems are continuously being developed to make surgical manipulation and stabilization of the spine easier and safer. Minimally invasive techniques, made possible by the special instruments, are designed to preserve the spinal muscles.
Today spine surgery has obtained a special place for itself and both orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons dealing with spinal disorders need to have a specialised training and focus on spine surgery to be able to achieve best results consistently. Improved safety and the good results have changed the image of spine surgery today and more and more people with spinal disorders are getting the benefit of having a better quality of life with a pain free spine.
With multiple surgical and non-surgical treatment options available, it is the thorough evaluation in the clinic and the right decision making that makes ensures best results of treatment of spinal disorders and hence, it is of utmost importance to take the opinion of a spine specialist.
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I have back pain. Always sitting in class. So, give some suggestions to my problem?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have back pain. Always sitting in class. So, give some suggestions to my problem?
Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily Bhujang Asana x 15 timesx twice daily Core Strengthening Exercises. Back Stretching.
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I am 25 years old male. My joints are paining from last 2 months. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 25 years old male. My joints are paining from last 2 months. What should I do?
Requires detailed investigation and examination Presently investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d xray of the affected part. Anyway you may try 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 fomentation. 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 you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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