Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}
Book
Call

Dr. Shrilekha S

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Rheumatologist, Chennai

22 Years Experience  ·  300 - 1000 at clinic
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Dr. Shrilekha S MBBS, MD - General Medicine Rheumatologist, Chennai
22 Years Experience  ·  300 - 1000 at clinic
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Reviews

Personal Statement

I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
More about Dr. Shrilekha S
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.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Rheumatologists in India. You will find Rheumatologists with more than 32 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Rheumatologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Education
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
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

Dr.Shrilekha's Clinic

Plot No.1901, 13th Main Road, Old Y Block, 3rd Street, Anna Nagar. Landmark: Behind Natesan Institute, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
300 at clinic
...more

Apollo First Med Hospitals

No. 154, Poonamallee High Road Landmark : Near to Kilpauk medical collegeChennai Get Directions
1000 at clinic
...more
View All

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Shrilekha S

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Reviews

Popular
All Reviews
View More
View All Reviews

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

Reasons Behind Gout And Its Treatment!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Reasons Behind Gout And Its Treatment!

Our bones and joints make us functional on a day to day basis. It is, therefore, imperative that we should take good care of them at all times. There are many conditions that can affect our skeletal system and one of them is, Gout. While the link between the two may not be that obvious, gout happens to be a condition, which is sometimes related to arthritis. Therefore, it is sometimes known by the name 'gouty arthritis'.

While the issue may be severely painful, it does not mean that it cannot be reduced. And of course, when a person has the option and cutting the pain caused by gout drastically, his or her natural response is likely to be 'why not?'

Why Does It Happen?

The main reason for the occurrence of gout is too much uric acid being present in the body. The limbs of the body swell up, especially the extremities and this is known to be very painful. In many cases of gout, the swelling is especially evident in the big toe. Flare ups can last hours on end and may even get longer.

The people who wish to get the gout that is putting him or her through so much pain treated, there are quite a few options at their disposal. There are pain relievers that can be consumed under the advice of a medically qualified professional. While these pain relievers do not treat gout, but can reduces the intensity of the symptoms. Daily doses can be recommended as per the requirement and severity of the situation.

How to Get Rid of Gout?

While some anti-inflammatory drugs may have their effect, but no matter how bad the pain, aspirin is a drug that needs to be avoided. Intake of aspirin can make the problem even worse, which is the last thing a person would want!

The severe problems of gout can be dealt with the chemicals known as corticosteroids. Now, while these can provide some very effective pain relief, using them can be tricky due to certain side effects. One of these side effects is that since these chemicals are injected into the joints, they can significantly weaken them. The other side effect is that they slow the healing process of the wound. Both of these side effects are highly undesirable for any patients. These chemicals are usually prescribed by the doctors after a thorough analysis of patient's condition and history.

A person who drinks alcohol and suffers from severe condition of gout should look to scale back the amount which is consumed by him or her. This is because alcohol increases the amount of uric acid which is present in the blood.

3887 people found this helpful

I can feel cracking sound from my knees once I bend my knees between 135- 90 degrees The doctor has diagnosed osteoarthritis and advised not to climb stairs. I do not have constant pain, but If I walk 2-3 km, I feel pain on my back/pelvis. My mother has acute OA and she find it difficult to move and cannot travel more than 5-10 meters that to with support. What exercise do you suggest to delay any surgery or knee transplant op in future ?

DNB Rheumatology, Grad. Cert. Paed. Rheumat, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Rheumatologist, Bangalore
Please see the exercises listed in the website below http://www.Arthritisresearchuk.Org/arthritis-information/conditions/osteoarthritis-of-the-knee/knee-pain-exercises.Aspx Hope this has been helpful.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Are You Suffering From Body Pains ? It Could Be Fibromyalgia!!

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Are You Suffering From Body Pains ? It Could Be Fibromyalgia!!

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread body pain along with sleep deficits, memory loss, mood problems and fatigue. Symptoms may be triggered after a surgery, physical trauma, infection, or stress. Women are much more vulnerable to this disease than men. Many people affected with fibromyalgia may have suffered from headaches, backaches, depression, anxiety, tension, temporomandibular joint 
disorders and irritable bowel syndrome. Most of these patients have undergone multiple consultation with various doctors and undergone many tests, but no diagnosis could be made. These patients are often ignored by doctors and family members as always "complaining of pain".

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

  1. Extensive Pain: Pain related to fibromyalgia is often depicted as a dull pain that lasts for at least three months. Pain can involve any body part like back,neck, chest, arms, legs. Patients have pain in multiple areas of body and painful areas change over time.
  2. Fatigue: Patients afflicted with this disorder feel tired even after sleep. Such people are reported to sleep for longer hours than normal people, but their sleep often gets disrupted due to sleep apnoea and restless leg syndrome.
  3. Cognitive Difficulties: These patients find it difficult to concentrate at work and also suffer from memory deficits in daily activities.
  4. Other Symptoms: These patients may also have symptoms like burning urination, urgency of urination, numbness,loss of appetite, tingling sensation,diarrhoea, constipation, tinnitus, depression etc

Diagnosis of fibromyalgia:
There are no specific test to diagnose fibromyalgia. Diagnosis is made by a doctor specialised in Pain Medicine using clinical methods based on symptoms and examination. Blood tests like Haemogram, Thyroid function test, RA Factor, ESR are done to rule out other diseases which can cause similar symptoms. 

Treatment of Fibromyalgia:

  1. First step in treating these patients is to accept their problem and discuss with patient and family members regarding the presence of such disease entity.
  2. Lifestyle changes like active involvement in cardiovascular exercises, swimming, yoga, meditation are important to control symptoms.
  3. Conventional painkillers do not work in these patients. They requires special medications prescribed by a Pain Specialist for control of symptoms.
  4. Counselling of patient is beneficial for associated depression.
4976 people found this helpful

I have been suffering from knee pain for the past three years. It has been diagnosed as Osteo arthritis and loss of cartilage. I have tried physiotherapy. Hydro therapy and allopathic drugs (NSAID). There has been only temporary relief and the pain returns. This is affecting my normal work life. Is there a cure in ayurveda ?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have been suffering from knee pain for the past three years. It has been diagnosed as Osteo arthritis and loss of c...
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. 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.
Submit FeedbackFeedback
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi, I am 27 years old female. At times I experience leg pain .It starts above my knees n goes until the toes. It happens specially during nights. I always end up applying move. M scared for this n wanted to know whether it gonna cause any complicated issue. Pls lemme know.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi, I am 27 years old female. At times I experience leg pain .It starts above my knees n goes until the toes. It happ...
1.Take good nourishing diet with plenty of green leafy vegetables and, fruits 2.Drink plenty of water with electral/ORS powder 3.Take multi vitamin supplement like one capsule of polybion daily 3. Massaging cramped muscle, Take pain killer like one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day 4.Hot fomentation by heating pad, warm water bath 5. Stretching exercise etc 6. Take adequate rest, avoid over exertion and dehydration 7.Consult physician for further advice and treatment.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 62 male weight 99 kg severe knee pain any solution other than pain killer ? healthy 6 feet with no vices.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
Get your x ray done and do quads hams and calf muscle strengthening and stretching exercises. Go for physiotherapy and do regular cycling. Thanks and regards Dr. Ritesh kharnal
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am suffering from sleeping disorder insomnia. From 4 years I am not able to sleep properly at night will you pls help me I never any consult from any doctor pls give some medicine so that I am able. To sleep at night.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am suffering from sleeping disorder insomnia. From 4 years I am not able to sleep properly at night will you pls he...
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person finds it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep. Insomnia also includes poor sleep quality, restless sleep, waking up several times during sleep, and feeling un-refreshed or tired after waking up.  Homeopathy provides a very safe, effective and non-habit forming treatment of both types of insomnia — acute and chronic. Since the Homeopathic medicines are sourced from natural substances, there are no side-effects. While Insomnia lasting less than a month is considered acute, if the condition continues for more than a month, it is referred to as chronic Insomnia. There are various causes of Insomnia. The prominent ones are stress, grief, depression, emotional disturbance, intake of stimulants like coffee and alcohol, and a huge number of medical reasons (like heart diseases, breathing disorders, thyroid problems, and rheumatoid arthritis). Insomnia is also one of the major concerns in elderly people. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects Medicines will reach you via courier services
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am a 21yr old girl and I am having pain in knee joint and also near my foot. A few days actually I was suffering from allergy and the very next day I had pain in my joints and my leg was a bit swollen and also fever. In my scalp I have seen small white flakes but its not like dandruff. I did all the tests and my wbc count was - 11, 900 and hb - 9.4? what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a 21yr old girl and I am having pain in knee joint and also near my foot. A few days actually I was suffering fr...
You are suffering from leucocytosis with anaemia and can take tablet moxikind cv 625 mg 1-1 for three days and Apart from taking symptomatic treatment take tablet folvite with orofer-xt once a day
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My wife is having arthrites problem over 25 years aged 67 yrs.In spite of taking medicence regularly she has lot of pain in the knees,ankle,and feet bottom and can walk only 100 mts with great difficulty.She has taken 15 yrs homeo, to 5yrs ayurvedha,4yrs allopathy and also herbal med etcpl advice so that she is able to walk 3to5 hundered mts with lesser pain etc.Her weight is 67 kg ht 155cm

DNB Rheumatology, Grad. Cert. Paed. Rheumat, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Rheumatologist, Bangalore
Hello Sir, Your wife most probably has rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious disease which apart from causing pain in the joints (over the long term) can cause damage to the joints such that you are unable to use them even if there is no pain, damage to the lungs and heart ,etc. And hence needs to be treated proactively and completely not only ot avoid pain but also to prevent damage or complications to all these organs. 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 rheumatoid arthritis from the document below. Http://www.Rheumatology.Org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Diseases_And_Conditions/Rheumatoid_Arthritis_2_13_15/.Pdf
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir my left foot is injured by steel and i did MRI there are result of MRI 1.Mild knee joint effusion. 2.Ligament strain seen anterior crucaite pigment. Please advise.

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
Dear, you have mentioned that ligament injury but which grade? if it is grade 1 and 2 you can go for physiotherapy treatment where you can take ultrasound and ift therapy and exercises and if its grade 3 you have to go for arthroscopic repair surgery. But after that also you have to do physiotherapy treatment.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have pain in my legs and knees and also in my back it is unbearable I can't do any work because of this pain so please give me some suggestions.

MD - Anaesthesiology
Anesthesiologist, Anand
I have pain in my legs and knees and also in my back it is unbearable I can't do any work because of this pain so ple...
Lybrate-user ji looking to your height you should have a maximum weight of 57 kg. All your problems are because of your overweight. You need to reduce your body weight by minimum 25 kg. In addition do some strengthening exe for your quadriceps.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

She is suffering from tingling on both foot which is accompanied by pain, she is also suffer from pain on the knee joint when ever she used to getup or sit down from a chair with Weakness and tiredness.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
She is suffering from tingling on both foot which is accompanied by pain, she is also suffer from pain on the knee jo...
Do Take IFT and laser Therapy for pain relief for 7 days regularly Do revert for further assistance Best Wishes
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My mom is in her 40's and she always suffers from neck pain, knee, back and leg pain and whenever I massage her leg soul she gets kinda relieved every night I put for her a balm mostly iodex or tiger please suggests me and she's not willing to consult a doctor need a response.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
My mom is in her 40's and she always suffers from neck pain, knee, back and leg pain and whenever I massage her leg s...
Go for fasting once a week. You can go for absolute fasting or rely on a liquid diet to digest ama (toxin). Fasting should be followed by hot fomentation or by taking a bath with lukewarm water or steam bath. After fasting and fomentation, mix powdered long pepper, black pepper and dried ginger in equal quantities and take 1 teaspoon of this powdered mix with lukewarm water twice a day. This will help you restore your digestive fire. Take one tablespoon of castor oil before going to bed, once or twice a week. It helps in cleansing ama (toxin) build up and balancing vata. Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. 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. Get her blood sugar , serum calcium, and Hb% checked.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am suffering from insomnia please suggest some best ways to get rid from it and there is always a pain in my both legs. Please give some helpful suggestion.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from insomnia please suggest some best ways to get rid from it and there is always a pain in my both l...
Maintain a sleep-wake cycle. Sleep at appropriate time and wake up at fixed time. Avoid disturbing factors like noisy environment, eat nutitional food, avoid heavy meals at night. Eat food 2 hr before dinner and have a glass of warm milk before sleep.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 33, healthy 78 kg, no drinks no smoke. I have medical anxiety. I now started exercise and good diet and feeling better. I did my blood tests. RA factor is 28.74 (it's high.) anti CCP is 7.4 (in normal range) -CRP 2.3 (normal) Clinically I feel burning on top of left thumb high burning sensation sometimes .also I feel pain in dorsal soft part of both hands just below last Ungli finger. My uric acid, urine tests, heamogram r in normal range. Only RA factor 28.74. Can this be problematic in future. Or any way I can control it at home naturally.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I am 33, healthy 78 kg, no drinks no smoke. I have medical anxiety. I now started exercise and good diet and feeling ...
You probably have an autoimmune RA disease which occurs due to several trigger factors. You have to change your diet completely for you go go into remission. Stop animal foods No diary products eat plant based foods only lot of nutritional and medical supplents need to be taken. One thing you have to remember is once you get an autoimmune disease you are prone for others also. Change your lifestyle change your diet, reduce stress at work and home sleep well I am a wellness and lifestyle Physician who can help you. To reduce your anxiety as well as advise you on the proper diet and supplements. Remember you cannot fix your health without fixing your diet Take a consult for specific advise.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I've a twist in my knee caused by playing football. It is not getting well even after 1 week . It's really painful while walking . Kindly suggest any remedies.

Diploma in Body Spa, P.hd (Acupuncture) Sri Lanka, Diploma in Reflexology and Acupressure, MD in Acupuncture, Diploma in Acupuncture, REIKI 1, II, III Levels
Acupuncturist, Chennai
I've a twist in my knee caused by playing football. It is not getting well even after 1 week . It's really painful wh...
Hello lybrate-user hope the following useful. Rest and protect an injured or sore area. Stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or soreness. When resting, place a small pillow under your knee. Ice will reduce pain and swelling. Apply ice or cold packs immediately to prevent or minimize swelling. Apply the ice or cold pack for 10 to 20 minutes, 3 or more times a day.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hamartoma, site not mention found in my report after my surgery of infected cyst removal and its on my knee. What I have to do now?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hamartoma, site not mention found in my report after my surgery of infected cyst removal and its on my knee. What I h...
A knee hematoma is caused due to the accumulation of blood under the skin of the knee, due to trauma or injury to the blood vessel while performing surgery usually, a hematoma is considered to be a good thing as this prevents further bleeding. Even though the severity of the hematoma depends on its location, usually it disappears within few days without any treatment and management includes 1. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are the common treatments for minor hematomas. 2. Hematomas on knee, restrict the movement of the knee joint, so it is important to take adequate rest and to avoid putting any strain on the joint. Jogging, running, and strenuous exercises should be avoided completely. 3. Icing the hematoma on the knee for about fifteen minutes, three to four times a day, can help to control swelling. Hot compresses using a hot water bottle or heating pad can speed up the recovery process. Heat promotes blood circulation and healing. 4. Applying turmeric powder on the hematoma helps to prevent secondary infection.-------- 5. Elevating the body above the heart helps to hasten the healing process as the accumulated blood is drained through lymphatic system due to gravity. If the knee hematoma is large, it will contain more blood and will take long time to disappear. So myself being a homoeopath suggest you totake below given homoeopathic mediccines foreasy disolving of hematoma in quick time arnica montana q (dr reckeweg) drink 10 drop in 20 ml fressh water 3 times daily for 1-2 months depending upon size and recovery of hematoma.
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed