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Dr. S.Sham

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology

Rheumatologist, Chennai

13 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. S.Sham MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology Rheumatologist, Chennai
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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 13 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
Cardio thoracic prize exam , Won gold medal
Best outgoing student in M.D
Professional Memberships
Indian Rheumatology Association
Associations of Physicians of India
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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K M Speciality Hospital

No. 453/454, R.K. Shanmugam Salai, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Global Hospitals - Chennai

#439, Cheran Nagar, Sholinganallur To Medavakkam Road, Perumbakkam. Landmark: Near Mohammed Syed College, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Rakshith Hospital

No.153, Arcot Road, Sai square complex, Valasaravakkam. Landmark: Opposite Sivan Temple, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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SHAM's Rheumatic Care Centre

#G2, Maheshwar Niruthi, 65A, Kaliamman Koil Street, Virugamabakkam, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Rakshith Hospital

153 Arcot Road, Sai Square complex, Valasaravakkam, Chennai, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Global Speciality Clinic

Old No 62, New No 56, 4th Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Landmark : Behind Fortis Malar Hospital, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Global Hospital

439, Cheran Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600100Chennai Get Directions
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K M Speciality & Pediatric Care

#453/454, R.K. Shanmugam Salai. Landmark : Near K.K. Nagar Bus Stop.Chennai Get Directions
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I am 36 years old arthritis patient I am on steroid tablet 5 milo gram daily I have severe mouth ulcers and my motion level is not that good once in 2 days I go to motion, frequently I get fever what should I do.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You can send me your blood tests like esr, crp, serum vitamin d reports etc but in my opinion you should actually consult a rheumatologist and get a detailed evaluation and treatment done for yourself. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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I am 40 years old female. Having two kids. From one year having l4l5 disc problem. And severe knee pains. Having thyroid taking eltroxin 100. Weight 65 height 5.1.i can't walk for a kilometer continue. Will have severe knee pains. Please suggest me something for that.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Agra
I am 40 years old female. Having two kids. From one year having l4l5 disc problem. And severe knee pains. Having thyr...
Hello. You should strenghten you thigs muscles to put less pressure over knee and to loose your body weight .give you relax over spinal disc problem .contraindication for spine is never bent forward if you have .disc problem.
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I am 76 years old chronic insomnia, I needs strong home medicine to sleep soundly for 6-8 hrs, no depression or tensions no worries, no thoughts after 10 pm no tv /no reading/no thoughts. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 76 years old chronic insomnia, I needs strong home medicine to sleep soundly for 6-8 hrs, no depression or tensi...
Hi, there are two types of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia: primary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problem. Secondary insomnia: secondary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn); pain; medication they are taking; or a substance they are using (like alcohol). Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Management: here are five tips everyone can use to help improve the quality of their sleep: keep your bedroom cool and dark put away/turn off all electronic devices while preparing for bedtime stick to a regular bedtime and wake time every day, even on weekends stop drinking caffeine by the early afternoon and avoid large late-night meals skip the late-afternoon nap, as it can make it harder to sleep at bedtime avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension. Do regular exercise. Go for a brisk walk in the morning. Medication: take schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos./ once daily at night for 1 month.
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He is reading daily 16 hours and he is suffering from knees pain. How can he over come this problem? Will you please suggest for over come this knee pain problem?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
He is reading daily 16 hours and he is suffering from knees pain. How can he over come this problem? Will you please ...
Tips to cure knee joint pain.. 1.Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. 2. For dry fomentation of the affected joints, take a cloth and fold it into four, fill it with hot and sand make a potli (bag) out of it. Use this bundle for the fomentation of different joints. This is very helpful in reducing pain and swelling 3.Peel two cloves of garlic and crush it. Add this to a glass of milk. Boil it on a mild flame till one-fourth glass remains. Filter and make two equal parts. Drink one part in the morning and the other in the evening. 4.Warm mustard oil or sesame oil (1 teaspoon) with 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic and 1 tsp of ajwain (carom) seeds until it roasts to a reddish brown colour. Ensure that it does not get burned. Massage this oil on your affected areas. After that do hot fomentation with salt potli (bag). 5. Take 1 tsf castor oil with milk at night once a week.
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My knee was paining from last two day's.I just do front flip practice on playground and I jumped higher by which my knee Start's paining.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My knee was paining from last two day's.I just do front flip practice on playground and I jumped higher by which my k...
Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. The reason why you cannot walk more than an hour is because your muscles have become so weak and it becomes tired very easily. To break that fatigue it is advisable to drink or eat protein and mineral food which would be a reservoir for you to store the energy. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. We also suggest people with knee pain to use MCR chappals which would reduce the inflammation of the damaged/inflammed cartilages.
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I have continuous lower leg pain from 3-4 years may be more (b/w knee to ankle), feel weak leg.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have continuous lower leg pain from 3-4 years may be more (b/w knee to ankle), feel weak leg.
Do learn stretching and Strengthening and postural exercises from Neuro Physiotherapist Best Wishes.
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Sir I am 32 yr serving soldier. I am working with army since 2003. I m suffering with axil spondiloarthritis. Suggest the effective treatment.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph & digital X RAYS of affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit.D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. 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 & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore .It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I have a problem in left knee when I running from last one month please guide me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have a problem in left knee when I running from last one month please guide me.
As you feel pain in knee, follow these usefultips for pain relief: * first check out bone mineral density (bmd). In case of low bmd, your calcium level in body are low. So take calcium rich diet daily. Take a glass (300 ml) of full cream milk daily or 100 gm of cheese or 1-2 eggs regularly. * give a gentle oil massage to knee regularly and wrap your knees with cloth dipped in hot water for atleast 10-15 minutes. * wear knee cap or wrap crape bandage during walk for knee support. * sit atleast for 5-8 minutes in sunlight in morning or evening for vitamin-d. *avoid heal shoe and wear only flat shoes for balanced load on knees. * check out your blood sugar level and hemoglobin level in every 6 months. * if you have any history of rheumatoid arthritis in family then checkout your ra factor. * take guggalu tablets if himalaya one tablet daily for atleast 3 months. * take a piece of garlic, crush it and boil it a glass of milk and drink daily for fast pain relief.
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I am 60 years old male, for sometime experiencing pain in my right knee while climbing stairs (flat at 3rd floor). What should I do ?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Go for janu vasti. It is a preventive therapy that will protect the knee joint meniscus from degrading further. Along with that oral medicine will be needed. Send the details of your past medical history & medications if any.
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I have osteoarthritis, Dr. prescribed medicine pan 40, Deflo and Etoshine, I think these medicine are a type pain killers, I think this is not the proper diagnose way to curepermanentlyosteoarthritis, hence I requesting you to suggest the proper direction of activity and diet plus exercise for future. Please.

DNB ORTHO, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MS ORTHO, MBBS
Orthopedist,
Ossteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affects almost everyone. It occurs when the protective cartilage wear off. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. There is no Cure for Osteoarthritis. But staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and other treatments may slow progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function. Symptoms Osteoarthritis symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include: 1) Pain. 2) Tenderness. Light pressure gives pain. 3) Stiffness. 4) Loss of flexibility 5) Grating sensation 6) Bone spurs. These extra bits of bone, which feel like hard lumps, may form around the affected joint. Causes Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates. Cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue that permits nearly frictionless joint motion. In osteoarthritis, the slick surface of the cartilage becomes rough. Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, you may be left with bone rubbing on bone. Risk factors Factors increase risk of osteoarthritis include: 1) Older age. The risk of osteoarthritis increases with age. 2) Sex. Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis, though it isn't clear why. 3) Obesity. Carrying extra body weight contributes to osteoarthritis in several ways. It puts added stress on weight-bearing joints, such as your hips and knees. In addition, fat tissue produces proteins that may cause harmful inflammation in and around your joints. 4) Joint injuries. Injuries, such as those that occur when playing sports or from an accident, may increase the risk of osteoarthritis. 5) Certain occupations. If your job includes tasks that place repetitive stress on a particular joint, that joint may eventually develop osteoarthritis. 6) Genetics. Some people inherit a tendency to develop osteoarthritis. 7) Bone deformities. Some people are born with malformed joints or defective cartilage, which can increase the risk of osteoarthritis. 8) Other diseases. Having diabetes or other rheumatic diseases such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis can increase your risk of osteoarthritis. Complications Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that worsens over time. Joint pain and stiffness may become severe enough to make daily tasks difficult. Some people are no longer able to work. When joint pain is this severe, doctors may suggest joint replacement surgery. Tests and diagnosis Clinical Examination, X Rays and Blood tests. Treatments and drugs 1) Medications A. Acetaminophen. B. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). 2) Therapy A. Physical therapy. B. Occupational therapy. C. Braces or shoe inserts. D chronic pain class – Training in group 3) Surgical and other procedures A. Cortisone shots. B. Lubrication injections. C. Realigning bones. D. Joint replacement. 4) Lifestyle and home remedies A. Exercise. B. Lose weight. C. Use heat and cold to manage pain. D. Apply over-the-counter pain creams. E. Use assistive devices. 5) Alternative medicine (I do not believe but people use) A. Acupuncture. B. Glucosamine and chondroitin. C. Avocado-soybean unsaponifiables. D. Tai chi and yoga.
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My Father age of 45 is been suffering from Knee pain since 6 months. So what can we do now.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
My Father age of 45 is been suffering from Knee pain since 6 months.
So what can we do now.
Apply hot fomentation twice a day Do knee isometrics Do straight leg raising exercise Avoid long standing Do ankle pumps Avoid floor sitting & crossed leg sitting Make less use of stairs Take calcium & vit D supplements
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I am taking tb medicines from past 10 days and gradually m feeling better. But my knee joint is getting more and more sore everyday. It pains a lot when I try my knee to bend more than 90 degrees. Is this a side effect of tb medication. If yes what should I do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Whats been your diagnosis for which you are taking anti tubercular medicines? is your knee also involved in this? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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My knee is quite painful and after xray doctors told me the gap is less. I find difficult to walk. Doctors suggested weight loss. No matter how I try my weight not reducing. Walking is tough and my posture also getting bad. What can I do to loose wight and for my knee to be less painful.

Masters in Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My knee is quite painful and after xray doctors told me the gap is less. I find difficult to walk. Doctors suggested ...
Hello, Your weight is way to high. So start with including more vegetables. Aim to eat atleast 8-10 servings of vegetables. Atleast 4 servings should be raw. Have small meals many times a day. As you cannot do walking try doing g sitting exercises like simple head and neck movements, hand movements, breathing exercises and pranayama. Take good quality protein from legumes, pulses, soya, and egg. Supplementing with vitamin C, omega. 3 fatty acids, vit D also helps you a lot with your problem. Hope you find this useful. Stay healthy and stay fit☺
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I am 25 years male. While running I have pain in my knees. I have consulted other doctors and they have recommended vitamin D and calcium tablets, still the pain persists. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am 25 years male. While running I have pain in my knees. I have consulted other doctors and they have recommended v...
You need to take proper physiotherapy sitting to reduce the pain first and then start with the proper exercises to build stregnth in your leg muscles. These include proper stretching n stregnth ning exercise s. Continue with vit d n calcium
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I have problem in my both knees joint pain I checkup with too many doctors but no use please tell me the reaction as well as solution.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have problem in my both knees joint pain I checkup with too many doctors but no use please tell me the reaction as ...
General Knee Pain: Due to any strain This is a general strain due to excessive walking or standing and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes. One time you can do hot water fermentation that would help to reduce the muscle strain. Osteoarthritic Pain:Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Simple Knee Exercises would help to strengthen the quadriceps muscle which is the key muscle. Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping a soft ball underneath the knee and you have to keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Knee Pain unable to walk one step with walker Her knees would have been totally damaged due to arthritis of both the knees. That's the reason she is unable to walk one step as there will be knee rigidity. Physiotherapy Treatment for Knee Pain You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation.
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My frinend is 32 yrs old female. Weight around 90kg. She is suddenly suffering from a pain from her knee to lower portion. What should we do now?Is it from her over weight?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Overweight is the cause for all these problems. Reduction by at least by 10 kgs will help. 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. This will relieve your problem. Press the point on the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from toe in the foot 20 times by pressing and releasing with a blunt edge of a pen. Further rotate your foot clockwise and anticlockwise 10 times. Massage your leg with both hands.
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How to get rid of insomnia? Getting to addicted not to sleep. Please help as soon as possible thanking you.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
How to get rid of insomnia? Getting to addicted not to sleep. Please help as soon as possible thanking you.
avoid day time sleep, avoid tea, coffee, cola in late evening and after.. take 8 hours of sleep in night. 10 pm to 6 am is good timing.. avoid stress. take healthy diet. do regular exercise.
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Hello doctor. I am a student and have to commute by bus daily. But since last week I am having pain in my knees. This pain gets worst in the night and even when I am walking. Since two days there is vein stretching due to which it has become nearly impossible for me to walk. My both legs are aching severely. I have tried cold packs and shelcal tablets for calcium but nothing seems to work. Please advice.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello doctor. I am a student and have to commute by bus daily. But since last week I am having pain in my knees. This...
Advice. 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 leg bones below knees are always paining. If I stand for a long times. And if I press it then also it is paining. Plsss tell me which medicines should I use. And solution of this problem.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My leg bones below knees are always paining. If I stand for a long times. And if I press it then also it is paining. ...
Do Take IFT and vacuum Therapy Physiotherapy treatment, for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from Neuro physiotherapist best wishes
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