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Dr. S.Sham

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology

Rheumatologist, Chennai

11 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
Dr. S.Sham MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology Rheumatologist, Chennai
11 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. S.Sham is a renowned Rheumatologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. Doctor has over 11 years of experience as a Rheumatologist. Doctor has completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology. You can meet Dr. S.Sham personally at K M Speciality Hospital in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S.Sham on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - PSG Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research - 2005
MD - General Medicine - Kasturba Medical College - Mangalore - 2009
DM - Rheumatology - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2014
Awards and Recognitions
Best Outgoing student in D.M
Best outgoing student in M.D
Cardio thoracic prize exam , Won gold medal
Professional Memberships
Indian Rheumatology Association
Associations of Physicians of India
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 37 year male, iam suffering from only right leg knee pain since from last 1 month.

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Ayurveda
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I am 37 year male, iam suffering from only right leg knee pain since from last 1 month.
Joint pain can be caused by a number of issues, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, bursitis, tendinitis or a strain, sprain or other injury affecting the ligaments, bursae or tendons surrounding a joint. It can occur in any part of the body but is most common in the knees, shoulders and hips. The pain can range from mild to severe and may be accompanied by swelling and stiffness in one or more joints. Severe joint pain, especially when caused by degenerative conditions like arthritis, needs proper diagnosis and treatment. You should also consult your doctor if your joint pain is accompanied by swelling, redness and tenderness, or lasts for more than three days. But, you can get rid of mild joint pain with the help of natural home remedies. Massage massage therapy helps relieve joint pain by improving circulation and soothing inflammation. In fact, several studies indicate that regular massage can improve pain, stiffness and range of motion in the affected joint. To massage the affected area, use warm oil like coconut, olive, mustard, castor or garlic oil and apply gentle pressure while massaging. Hot and cold compresses alternating hot and cold compresses can also help ease joint pain. Heat therapy helps decrease pain, increase blood flow and relax sore muscles and joints. Cold therapy reduces inflammation and numbs the areas around the affected joint. 1. Wrap both compresses in separate towels before using them. They should not be applied directly to the skin. 2. Place the hot compress on the affected area for about three minutes. 3. Remove the compress and immediately put a cold compress in its place for about one minute. 4. Repeat the process for 15 to 20 minutes a few times daily until you get relief. Note: do not use heat therapy if the affected area is red, hot and irritated. Do not use cold therapy if you have circulatory problems. Turmeric turmeric is an excellent ayurvedic remedy for joint pain. It contains an active ingredient called curcumin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In a 2009 study published in the journal of alternative and complementary medicine, researchers compared the effectiveness of this compound to ibuprofen and found that curcumin was as effective as ibuprofen for pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis? mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little honey in a glass of warm milk. Drink it daily, at least for a few days? another option is to take 250 to 500 mg turmeric capsules three times daily until you are satisfied with the results. Note: talk to your doctor before including either of these remedies in your regular routine. Turmeric may interfere with certain medications, such as blood thinners, and may worsen gallbladder problems. For treatment consult privately any queries inform me.
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I have a severe pain in my upper knees since I was pf 12. I have taken treatment of several cardiologist but gained nothing. Please suggest.

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I have a severe pain in my upper knees since I was pf 12. I have taken treatment of several cardiologist but gained n...
Hi, Do share reports and details of your case. Apply Bakson’s Rheum Aid oil gently (2-3 times a day) and take orally Bakson’s Rheum-Aid syrup/ 1 tablespoon thrice daily. Also, increase your dietary intake of calcium which is present in green leafy vegetables, milk, milk products, sea food, white legumes, dried fig, black-eyed peas, almonds, oranges, seasame seeds. And vitamin D which is essential for absorption of calcium in our body and is synthesized naturally after getting exposed to sunlight, so early morning sunlight for 10-15 min. 2-3 times a day is mandatory. Apart from this, physiotherapy will also help you.

Hi I am suffering from left knee pain from so many months took medication took x ray was fine. But still it didn't go away and since few days it's paining a lot. please help. Unable to sleep. When I walk I can hear a pop sounds.

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Hi I am suffering from left knee pain from so many months took medication took x ray was fine. But still it didn't go...
Hello lybrate-user, If your knee pain is persistent for the past few months and is not going despite medications and rest, you need to consider getting an MRI of knee joint done. Pop sounds from the knee can be due to Loose bodies/meniscal tear/ligamentous injury etc and needs to be clinically examined. Regards.

I am having pain in my right knee from feb 2016. I am not able to understand the reason that's why suffering from this chronic pain. Rheumatoid arthritis- Negative Vitamin d -110.10 Thyroid normal Xray report - normal.

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I am having pain in my right knee from feb 2016. I am not able to understand the reason that's why suffering from thi...
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.
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Is osteoarthritis a part of aging, and is there a way to reduce risks, even after age 50?

MS - Orthopaedics
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Hello osteoarthritis is a multifactorial degenerative condition. Aging is one of the important non- modifiable factors. Preventive measures -appropriate weight for height -active lifestyle -involve in exercises like cycling, swimming, use stairs, walking etc - take vitamin d and calcium adequately.

Since five years I had problem of gout and creatine level is 1.9 and I had done angioplasty since three years back. Gout attack frequently. Pl advise me.

M S Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist
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Hello lybrate user, gout is a condition which results from sudden changes in uric acid levels in the body or persistent raised uric acid levels. One way to suppress the attacks is to treat the symptoms only through anti-inflamatory agents but joint damage can continue from this. Other way is to prevent an attack of gout by treating the cause itself. I would suggest you to see a rheumatologist and enquire about drugs which can decrease the formation of uric acid in the body or drugs which can increase its clearance from the body through urine. There are some other precautions to be taken with both the drugs like maintaining adequate hydration, etc and the rheumatologist should be able to explain it to you. There are also some lifestyle modifications like regular exercise but avoiding heavy exhaustion, avoiding certain foods, etc. Kindly consult a rheumatologist to know about the same. Hope this helps.
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Hello, Is there a cure for gout in allopathic or homeopathic or ayurveda? Thank you. Would be nice to get detailed advice if possible.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
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Hello, Is there a cure for gout in allopathic or homeopathic or ayurveda? Thank you. Would be nice to get detailed ad...
Hi gout is a very severe disease, it affects joints, heart and kidneys. Most people forget that uric acid which deposits in joints can deposit in heart and kidneys too. So basically besides most painful joints it can kill also. Also as disease progresses the arthritis spreads and can have a devastating effect (google gouty arthritis, gouty top, gouty joint, gouty erosions images). The treatment is very simple, but to be taken continuously. Also it is a widespread misconception that you should stop dals. Dals are very healthy source of protein, and they need not be stopped in gout. Gout is a very severe form of arthritis. It has acute and chronic phase. In acute phase requires immediate management in the form of certain drugs. Chronic phase requires treatment to prevent attacks and later lower uric acid. Most doctors treat intermittently, which is why it spreads, you should treat it continuously like diabetes or hypertension. The concept is simple keep uric acid below 6 or in severe cases 5. It can be achieved in most patients by a single tablet. Bringing uric acid from 10 to 7 is of no use because uric acid will keep on depositing as long it is above 6 attacks go gout can be treated with any form of therapy. But chronic gout requires a simple tablet in allopathy (like a single tablet in patients having high blood pressure), to prevent further attacks and prevent heart and kidney disease. No drug in ayurveda can do that.
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I am 20 years old. I have a disease "fibromyalgia" I am suffering from this for 4 years. I took many medicines in past. I was hospitalised for 5 days. But I could now get relief. I feel strong pain in my muscles when I wake up in morning. I can not walk very fast. Can not run. Can not move heavy things. I can not bend down to take any thing. I am very worried. Please give me some suggestion so I can live a healthy life that I had before.

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Pain Management Specialist
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You have not mentioned which medicines you have taken for fibromyalgia. I would suggest you to consult a pain specialist in your city. Don't worry, fibromyalgia may not be cured but can be controlled by appropriate medicines and lifestyle changes. Apart from medicines you will also get relief from therapies like: 1. Swimming. 2. Sitting or exercising in warm water (known as hydrotherapy or balneotherapy) 3. Daily exercises including yoga and aerobics under professional guidance
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My grand mother eating to sleeping tablet 5mg. One by one day or two days latter take. Some any effect shout be any come. Reason take to tablet knee pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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My grand mother eating to sleeping tablet 5mg. One by one day or two days latter take. Some any effect shout be any c...
avoid to take sleeping pills its not a good in ayurveda there is mention panchakarma treatment ..... panchakarma means five procedure for detoxification of body in this five procedure for sleep you should do SHIRODHARA treatment .....you will get good result so consult good ayurvedic doctors
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I feel lot of pain in my knees. What should I do?

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Physiotherapist
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I feel lot of pain in my knees. What should I do?
First go to the orthopedics he will check you and for pain relief take physiotherapy for 6 days treatment.

I have pain in my right knee for the last two months. I have consulted the orthopedic. He advised me for pain killers. He told me this is the initial stage of authorities. Kindly advise me for early relief. I am 58 years old.

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Homeopath
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I have pain in my right knee for the last two months. I have consulted the orthopedic. He advised me for pain killers...
Knee pain- reasons can be-* cold weather *sitting in inconvenient posture constantly, without changing your position or without movement, *wearing ill fitting sandals, *lack of exercise or *internal disorder like arthritis. Point to observe- * if you have difficulty in climbing stairs, take lift while going upstairs. If there is no lift, go up slowly. * if it is due to strain of games or injury, take rest. * if it is due to obesity, reduce weight. * if it is due to constant sitting at a particular posture, change posture and engage in slow walk. * walking regularly at slow pace without unduly straining helps as it improves blood circulation around knee 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 had a sprain knee injury from last week. How to get treatment and how much time it will take.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
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I had a sprain knee injury from last week. How to get treatment and how much time it will take.
It must be investigated. Get a MRI of the knee. Patient would probably need arthroscopic knee surgery. It is a very safe procedure with uniformly good results.
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I feel pain in my right knee at slight right side. My age is 31. I walk a lot. Does walking causes knee pain. My X-ray report is normal. It pains more while sitting or standing.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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I feel pain in my right knee at slight right side. My age is 31. I walk a lot. Does walking causes knee pain. My X-ra...
Advice... Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting. Quadriceps Exercises. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping Hot Fomentation. use kne sapport

What is the best way to get rid of depression and insomnia ?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist
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Dear, to answer that question, first I should know what type of depression you have. People count disappointment also as a depression and lose sleep. Disappointment also brings symptoms as clinical depression but are short lived. For a week or so. Is your case disappointment or are you clinically diagnosed as depressed? take care.
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I am suffering back pain since 23 days. I have also psoriatic arthritis and I take some medicine like ostocalcium, sazz ds, Folic acid vitamin D supplement, zplanel plane. What should I do please tell me.

Diploma in Dermatology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am suffering back pain since 23 days. I have also psoriatic arthritis and I take some medicine like ostocalcium, sa...
Hey lybrate-user, as you are having psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis is genetic disorder triggered due to stressful conditions and irregular life style. We are treating psoriasis using ayurvedic medicines. Psoriasis has three stages. First stage is when disease remain on skin and there are scaly patches. Second stage comes when there is pitting on nails and in last stage it enter the joints and there is pain in small joints. Generally patient use steroidal application on patches which give temporary relief and disease reappear after 2/3 days. In severe cases methotrexate is used which is not a safer option and is liver toxic. Ayurveda has got a complete remedy for psoriasis. It is a safer option and can be used for longer duration without any side effects. Ayurvedic external application give very quick results with sun exposure in clearing the scales and internal treatment does not allow the disease to re appear. Psoriasis is a manageable disease and can be managed with ease and effectively using ayurveda. You should use 3 gms of haldi with milk helps in psoriasis patients.

I am suffering arthritis for many years. Can you tell me some easy exercises to prevent this disease.

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Ayurveda
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I am suffering arthritis for many years. Can you tell me some easy exercises to prevent this disease.
You take r compound tablet 2 after breakfast 2 after lunch 2 after dinner for s month. Massaje narayan taila on painful area. Do some arobic excersices, yoga, walking after dinner 1 to2 km daily.
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I have bow legs varus deformity with 4 degree bend and pain in the knee. If I start wearing supra calliper would my legs get straight and pain would go away?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
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At your age calipers are unlikely to correct the bow legs deformity. Most probably you will need surgery. In delhi we have good centers where it can b done satisfactorily. Contact me if you need my help.
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Sports injury specialist.. I'm suffering from lateral knee pain. Pain occurs during long distance running.MRI reports are totally normal. Pls help I have been off track for 2 years

MBBS, M. S. Orthopedics, M.ch. Orthopaedics, MD - Sports Medicine
Orthopedist
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I suppose your mri is done at a good center. the other cause can be due to inadequate warm up and lack of knee strengthening excercises

I am 60 years old. I am regular at gym for more than 10 years and do cardio every day for about an hour. Of late I am having pain in both my knee caps and also lower back (on the left hip). What do I do. Do I have to stop my regular tread mill exercise then what is the alternative.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist
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Alternative to treadmill is walking on sandy or soft surface. Cycling is another option which avoids weight on knees. Swimming is also good exercise.

I met with an accident around 4 - 5 years ago. It got hit on my knee. That time I was feeling like my bone has become weaker. I have shown to doctor and they have taken X-Ray and said it is normal. But still I am not able to run fast. What to do.

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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PROBLEM MAY BE DUE TO WEAKNESS OF MUSCLES OF LOWER LIMBS. YOU NEED TO CONSULT PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND TAKE MORE OF STRENGTH TRAINING
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