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Dr. Shankar

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Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. Shankar is a popular Orthopedist in Mylapore, Chennai. Doctor has completed MBBS . You can visit him/her at Devaki Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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148, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Landmark: Landmark: Opposite Indian Bank, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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MBBS, DDV
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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks.

The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear. Psoriasis may look contagious, but it's not.
You cannot get psoriasis from touching someone who has it. To get psoriasis, a person must inherit the genes that cause it.

Types of psoriasis

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  • Plaque (also called psoriasis vulgaris).
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  • Erythrodermic (also called exfoliative psoriasis).

Some people get more than one type. Sometimes a person gets one type of psoriasis, and then the type of psoriasis changes.

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I have a big pain in my backbone. This is not first time. It is from 2 year but after many check up no relief.

PG Diploma in YOGA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a big pain in my backbone. This is not first time. It is from 2 year but after many check up no relief.
The best and permanent solution for Back pain is Herbal medicines. Herbal Medicines work on root cause of Pain and ultimately relieve Pain. Unlike Allopathic Pain Killer Tablets which are harmful, these Herbal medicines are Safe & without any side effects. Please send details via private question, so that I can suggest you best herbal medicines for your Back pain. Thank you
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I am 38 years female. Presently I suffered with right side leg pain as like foot inside and it will increased upto knee, thigh (past 8 years I used heels chappal only) I have taken sumo pain killer tablet 2 nos. But at that time pain decreased after that again started. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I am 38 years female. Presently I suffered with right side leg pain as like foot inside and it will increased upto kn...
Hi *take rest *increase fluid intake *gently stretch or massage your lower leg muscle. * apply heat to tight muscles or cold to tender muscles. * do not wear high heels. Do reply for detailed treatment plan. Best wishes.
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I am 23 years old female. I had an operation (corn removal surgery of my right foot) nw it's been more than 4 months that m nt able to walk properly. If I walk for 5 minutes then my foot swelled up. I can't walk by flat foot. I am taking a painkillers but I didn't get any result. M nt able to bend or stretch my fingers nd thumb. In M.R.I reports der is a swelling in metatarsal n fluid also. Now will you pls suggest me what to do now?

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
I am 23 years old female. I had an operation (corn removal surgery of my right foot) nw it's been more than 4 months ...
Hello mam. I am a podiatrist from Bangalore. Would be glad to help. Corn removal surgery shouldn't be that painful, atleast not for so prolonged period. The swelling in the foot will not be decreased by the pain killers only. If you are having flat foot, then there are different modalities of treatment for them. U can avoid the recurring corns. And as far as the MRI reports you are talking about, it would be more helpful to have a look at those. Do consult me online with the MRI scan copies to understand your problem and guide accordingly.
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Hi, I am 33 years old male, From last 6 months my back pain is continued. What should i do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi, I am 33 years old male, From last 6 months my back pain is continued. What should i do?
I would like to examine you in detail & investigate. 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 fomentation paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Elder vit zc 1 tab 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 you are not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5 days, please inform.
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I am suffering from a saviour neck pain. It pains a lot What to do to get a relief from pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
Exercise is the main way to reduce neck pain, avoid sitting for long time with neck bended. Apply volini gel.
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How To Prevent Blood Clots In The Legs?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
How To Prevent Blood Clots In The Legs?

A blood clot in the leg is termed as Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. This blood clot can be fatal, because it usually blocks the passage of blood to the heart by damaging the one way valves of the veins. This can also reach other organs like the lungs, in which situation the case becomes complicated and may also lead to death. There are various ways of preventing the onset of these clots. Follow these points to know more.

  1. Blood Thinners: Prolonged hospital stay and a major surgery like joint replacement can lead to blood clots in the legs or DVT. Therefore, it is imperative to ask your doctor about a prescription for blood thinners, which can help in better blood flow despite minimal motion in the legs or stiffness. 
  2. Compressions Stockings: If you have been in the hospital for a prolonged period or suffering from leg paralysis, then the risk of blood clots is greater than most others. You can make use of compression stockings, which will help in preventing clots by holding the area tight so that the blood is forced to pump and flow. These should be used every time you are admitted to the hospital. 
  3. Exercise: It is important to keep moving in case you are travelling in a long flight that is over four hours long. Also, you can try certain mild exercises, in case you have a long standing condition of pain or cramping in the leg muscles and joints. From simple toe flexes to muscle strengthening exercises like the heel or towel hook, you can ensure that the tightening action makes your muscle firm so that the blood clots do not have a chance to form. You may also need to lose weight in case you are overweight so that you can alleviate the risk of these clots.
  4. Water: Staying hydrated is something that we all need to follow in any case, but it is especially important if you are risk of developing blood clots in the legs. Drinking plenty of fluids is a natural way of thinning the blood, especially if you have been in bed or travelling for prolonged periods. 
  5. Loose Fitting Clothing: You may want to wear loose fitting clothing when you are travelling or in the hospital so that you do not end up unnecessarily compressing an area in a way that will be detrimental for the blood flow there. Wearing loose clothing ensures that the blood flow carries on as per its normal routine without any blockages.

It is important to remember the above points so that you keep blood clots in the legs at bay. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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I am a 44 years old male and I have suffering from CKD -3, with BP, so have backache for last 6 month and if I seat for 3 hr. At office continuously then my both foots are swelling so, what should I do? Pls suggest me that what type of medicine to be take?

MBBS
General Physician,
I am a 44 years old male and I have suffering from CKD -3, with BP, so have backache for last 6 month and if I seat f...
Your high bp and kidney disease is interrelated. The swelling of the leg nsy be due to gravitational eadema of leg for prolonged position of legs or could be duebto medicine which by or are taking for your blood pressure. So best thing would be to consult your treating physician. Do not self medicate.

Dear sir My age is 28. While playing volleyball I felt. And from MRI I got to know that I have ligament tear ACL and MCL tear. Will it be cured by knee immobilizer and taking rest.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Dear sir
My age is 28. While playing volleyball I felt. And from MRI I got to know that I have ligament tear ACL and ...
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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I am a 58 years old man. I underwent cartilage operation on my left knee some 25 years back. The left knee did lose some flexibility after the operation but was manageable and no limp was obvious till the last one hear when the knee joint started becoming stiff and painful and flexibility became almost nil on my left knee particularly when walking. Could you suggest how I could increase the flexibility of my left knee.

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I am a 58 years old man. I underwent cartilage operation on my left knee some 25 years back. The left knee did lose s...
Hello, your knee joints are in degenerative phase. To prevent further damage to your knees, follow these advise:- 1. Walk regularly for at least 15-20 min in the morning. 2. Wear knee cap to protect your joints. 3. You have to exercise twice a day. 3. Apply ice pack after exercise perform vigorous knee exercises which i'll teach you in the next session. Wish you a happy life.
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