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Dr. Shrilekha S

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Rheumatologist, Chennai

22 Years Experience  ·  300 - 1000 at clinic
Dr. Shrilekha S MBBS, MD - General Medicine Rheumatologist, Chennai
22 Years Experience  ·  300 - 1000 at clinic
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Dr. Shrilekha S is one of the best Rheumatologists in Anna Nagar, Chennai. She has over 22 years of experience as a Rheumatologist. She has done MBBS, MD - General Medicine . She is currently practising at Dr.Shrilekha's Clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shrilekha S on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 1995
MD - General Medicine - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 1998
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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My mother is 57 year old and has problem in knee. Doctors suggested either go for knee replacement or balance the weight through inserting plate. Kindly advice any other opinion if deemed fit.

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Kindly elaborate on how much is she able to walk without pain. How bad is her knees by posting x rays. For the time being static quadriceps exercises and occasional pain killer.
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I am 74 years old. I had my total knee replacement on 2nd Feb. Although I have been doing physio regularly, I still have considerable pain. How long does it take usually for the pain to subside?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi Thanks for your query. Where did you get your TKR done from? Normally pain should be better in 6 weeks time and it should be almost gone in 3 months if everything is going well. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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Knees pain in this age. Never have any accident and all then what is the reason of this joint pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Knees pain in this age. Never have any accident and all then what is the reason of this joint pain.
May be prolonged standing you go for Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area 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.
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My mother is 50 years now she had hysterectomy operation 3 months backs since then she is suffering from knee pain daily can you suggest her anything to reduce the pain.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mother is 50 years now she had hysterectomy operation 3 months backs since then she is suffering from knee pain da...
OK do physiotherapy treatment for few days for relief and after relief do quadriceps exercise. avoid long standing
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I have mild pain in my knees and it's since sometime. When I press my sheen with fingers a bit harder then it pains. Can you please tell what precautions should I take.

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
I have mild pain in my knees and it's since sometime. When I press my sheen with fingers a bit harder then it pains. ...
Avoid Excess bending. Do exercise after consulting physiotherapist. Keep weight maintain. Increase calcium intake through food like Milk. Knee support with knee caps will help you.
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Ayurveda For Arthritis

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Ayurveda For Arthritis

Inflammation and resultant pain in the joints are usually the basic tenets of Arthritis. This joint disorder can be painful and often, a debilitating one. It can also make the joints stiff. There are many ways of dealing with this problem, but with Ayurveda, one can get to the root cause of the ailment and its presence. This helps in taking a well rounded holistic approach towards treating it with ancient know how that revolves around herbs and other natural substances which have great medicinal value, lifestyle changes, diet, exercise and Yoga, oil massages, and other methods. Arthritis is known as Sandhivata in Ayurvedic jargon.

Read on to find out how Ayurveda can help in dealing with Arthritis.

  • Herbs: One can make use of various herbs that contain Linoleic Acid to help in providing lubrication to the joints so as to prevent pain and stiffness. These herbs include Borage seed oil which is extracted from Borage seed, Evening Primrose oil, Blackcurrant seed oil, Capsaicin, Curcumin, Feverfew, Flaxseed oil and a standard Ayurvedic concoction that combines Ashwagandha, Gugulla, ginger, cumin and haldi or turmeric. These substances can help in treating the joints that are suffering from the pain of Arthritis.
  • Diet: In Ayurveda, to treat ailments like Arthritis, it is usually recommended that a patient should start by flushing out the body toxins from within. Diet is one of the ways in which this can be done. A detoxification diet to clean the colon would be one of the foremost ways of doing a cleanse. Further, in one's daily diet, there should be a good dose of vegetables, fruits and other juices. Also, one must have plenty of herbs and spices, which can be used to season the food. Curd should generally be avoided and garlic should be used liberally. The various properties that help in an inside out cleanse that will help the system function in a better manner so that the treatment of ailments is also effectively supported.
  • Exercise: In Ayurveda, a certain amount of daily exercise, which spans at least 45 minutes to one hour, is a must. A pattern of healthy eating, restful sleep and exercise is what usually helps in treating ailments like Arthritis. For this ailment specifically, light exercise like walking is recommended. Various Yoga asanas that involve sitting, standing, balancing and lying down poses as well as restful poses will also help in treating knee, shoulder and lower back pain specifically. Also, mustard oil massages can help in reducing the pain.

These are the few ways in which Ayurveda can help Arthritis patients live a more normal life with minimal pain

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I am suffering from pain in medial part of left knèe with severe difficulty in walking after waking from sitting position. There is improper gait for few steps. Please guide me. M tired.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am suffering from pain in medial part of left knèe with severe difficulty in walking after waking from sitting posi...
start with Physiotherapy treatment. start Gait training exercise in Physiotherapy department. Wear knee cap open patella. wear sports shoes Don't sit on floor. Take calcium , vitamin D3 and Glucosamine supplement for 2 month.
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Iam 30 years old female. Iam suffering from rheumatoid arthritis from 3 years and now my both the knees get damaged because of dryness of fluid in knees now iam unable to walk. Please suggest me to get recover from disease and moreover I have the responsibility to look after my parents and 5 years infant male baby.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Rheumatoid arthritis is a self limiting disease. Acute phase can be managed with medicines. Physiotherapy helps in preventing contractures & deformities. Keep your moral up! any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days you will need other supportive medicines also. Do knee exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for private consultation and detailed treatment plan.
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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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Know More About Knee Replacement Procedure!

M.S in Orthopedic, Fellowship in arthroplasty & reconstructive surgery , D.N.B in Orthopedic, Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Know More About Knee Replacement Procedure!

Knee replacement is a procedure where the weight-carrying surfaces of knee joint are replaced surgically to ease the pain or any disability. People suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis undergo knee replacement. All these conditions revolve around stiffness and painful knee. This surgery is usually performed on people aged over 50.

Surgery Types: 
Knee replacement is mainly of two main types:

  1. Total knee replacement where both the sides of knee joints are replaced
  2. Partial knee replacement where only single side of the joint is replaced

Procedure: In case of partial knee replacement with minimal invasion, a smaller incision, which is 3 to 5 inches, is required. This leads to minimal tissue damage and the surgeon can work between the fibres of the quadriceps muscles. Here, an incision through the tendon is not required. This may result in less pain, recovery time is reduced, and motion is better as scar tissue formation is less.

In total knee replacement, four steps are performed:

  1. Removal of damaged cartilage surfaces, which is at the ends of the femur and tibia, with a small quantity of underlying bone.
  2. Replacement with metal components, which help as a recreated surface of the joint
  3. Incision of knee cap with a resurface made of a plastic button, which is optional based on the case
  4. Insertion of a medical grade plastic spacer amid the metal components. This creates an effortless gliding surface.

After general or spinal anaesthesia, an incision of 8-12 inches is made in the front part of the knee. Joint part which is damaged is removed from the surface of the bones. The surfaces are then formed in a way to hold a metal or plastic artificial joint. The thigh bone shin as well as knee cap is attached to the artificial joint with either cement or a special material.

After Effects of the Procedure: After the surgery, patients may stay in a hospital for three to five days. Post surgery, notable improvement can be seen after a month or later. The patient is gradually relieved from pain with the construction of new gliding surface during surgery.

There will be slow progress in the movement. In the beginning, one may walk with a support of parallel bars and then with the help of crutches, walker, or cane. After full recovery in about six weeks, people can enjoy normal activities except running or jumping.

Presently, over 90% of total knee replacements function well even after 15 years of surgery. Hence, knee problem is no problem at all! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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I am just turning 33 and I have been suffering fron knee pain. What are the preventions and cure for this?

Homeopath, Noida
I am just turning 33 and I have been suffering fron knee pain. What are the preventions and cure for this?
Hello, knee pain may be due to osteoarthritis, or uric acid increment. Do exercises or running every morning. Check your uric acid. Have natrum phos 200 twice a day.
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I'm suffering form knee pain from past 2years Ian 47 years old can you suggest any gel for pain relief.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I'm suffering form knee pain from past 2years Ian 47 years old can you suggest any gel for pain relief.
Please note that you should do x-ray of the affected area first. For the time being you can use Rhus tox ointment on the affected area.
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How can I treat acne on my back and shoulders? Can the marks left by it, treated?

MPTh/MPT, MSC CVR, MANUAL THERAPIST
Physiotherapist,
Consult a dermat. Yes the marks can be managed,and acne can be treated. Take silicea 30 - 3-5 drops, half hourly for 3 days.(reckweg homeopathy)
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I had a injury 2 years back, before it was just a hairline fracture on my left knee, after some times while playing a little pressure makes my knee pain and lock, now I got mri done again, It's acl not appreciated in intercondylar fossa with grade 1 anterior translation of tibia and pcl buckling, Grade 3 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus. Is surgery is the only option left with me, and what if I delay for surgery, please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I had a injury 2 years back, before it was just a hairline fracture on my left knee, after some times while playing a...
Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold). Contrast bath---It is a form of treatment knee is applied warm water followed by the immediate application of the knee with ice water. This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold. Note that the treatment should always end in the ice water, as heat will induce the body's inflammatory response, while cold helps to decrease inflammation.
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My wife is a chronic osteo arthritis patient. She is aged 54 and post menopause state. An orthopaedic surgeon prescribed SWD for 10 days. But, a physiotherapist suggests IFT would be advisable. Which would be better?

DNB Rheumatology, Grad. Cert. Paed. Rheumat, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Rheumatologist, Bangalore
Hi Ayyaswamy your wife has osteoarthritis. The diagnosis needs to confirmed. If in fact she has osteoarthritis then she needs to be assessed for comorbidities and needs to be put on an intensive exercise program with control of pain using safe pain modfiying medications instead of pain killers. This can be done best by a rheumatologist. If you let me know where you live I can give you a refernce of a nearby rheumatologist. You can contact me via my website www.Rheumatologybangalore.Com You can get more information regarding osteoarthritis from the document below. Http://www.Rheumatology.Org/uploadedFiles/Osteoarthritis(1).Pdf
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Benefits of water fitness

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Benefits of water fitness
Benefits of water fitness
A. Hydrotherapy is really good for bone related problems like osteoporosis arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis back pain spondylitis and other types of arthritis
B. Strengthens weak muscles
C. Reduces pressure on painful joints
D alleviates stress
E. Improves coordination balance and posture
F. Increases core strength and stability
G. Aids weight loss.
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Hi, I having leg pain from past 20 days and I have been suffering left leg pain only. Pain is just below knee. Please suggest. Thanks, Prasanna.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi,
I having leg pain from past 20 days and I have been suffering left leg pain only. Pain is just below knee.
Please...
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.
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It Sanu Chakraborty, my age is 21 I got the endless pain of in my knees by an accident. Give me some home remedies to reduce pain.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
It Sanu Chakraborty, my age is 21 I got the endless pain of in my knees by an accident. Give me some home remedies to...
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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I am 34 years old. I'm having pain on both my knee joint making me difficult to stand up after sitting. It happens each time I sit and stand. Please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 34 years old. I'm having pain on both my knee joint making me difficult to stand up after sitting. It happens ea...
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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