For the last two days, every muscle in my body has been killing me! IDK what it is! My thighs, arms, neck, back, chest, stomach,everything. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary except play some basketball about 4days ago and that shouldn’t affect it..i dont think.? I also have had a slight temp and my stomach is kind of upset sometimes. Any ideas? Thanks!
Oh, and I also have scoliosis. It just hasn’t been bothering me lately.
The chest and back pains are caused by pinched muscles in your back, something that was easily done playing basketball. Some of the other pains may be off of this, I’m not sure. The chest pain is caused by the pinched back muscles for they often send pains around the body on the nerves to be pains in the rib, chest or heart areas. Freeing up your back muscles will get rid of these pains and here’s how to free them up:
(do from a sitting position)
Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
by: Douglas B
on: 6th June 11
What will help? I tried advil, warm water, and heat?even the doctor can’t help. It still hurts. Howabout lower back pain. Had 2 cesarians done with 2 epidurals, and 1 abdominal plasty surgeries with 5 years.
go back to gp and ask to be refer ed to hospital, and see osteo
surgeon. that is who you need to see.
on: 12th July 09
I have tried resting, i have tried massage. Nothing is working. the feeling is like i have a cramped muscle and when i stretch it out, it stays that way and then it feels like it snaps back. and it hurts to move back from that position.
Acetaminophen (tylenol) usually works best out of the OTC medications for lower back pain. It stops your body from noticing the pain.
NSAIDs also work well. They reduce inflammation, so if your muscles are swollen, causing pain then these might be the way to go. These are either Ibuprofen (advil, motrin), or Naproxen (aleve).
on: 7th September 10
When I stick my finger in my ear it doesn’t hurt anymore, but once I take it out, a few seconds later, the pain comes back. (my right ear) When I turn my neck to the left, it hurts a tad bit. When I try to stretch my ear it hurts. However, the pain came when I was sitting on the couch with the fan blowing onto my face. Possibly blowing dirt or something into my ear. And recently, I’ve had quite a bit of ear wax, but I think that’s irrelevant.
I’ve never heard of ear pain of muscular origin; so I think you’ve got an ear infection.
on: 24th May 09
I am in a tremendous amount of pain after training when I don`t stretch properly or sometimes even when I stretch (when its been really intense).
How do I treat it? Cure it?
What to eat? Medecines (aspirine works when its not accute but lately its been pretty inefficient … maybe because of the cold)?
1 strech properly
2 make sure your properly hydrated
3 consume enought protein…. a protein shake will help alot after a good workout
on: 10th January 10
Something that would help me like somas do? or is there an herb? i am having a bad day with this pain. i mean something that i don’t have to see the doctor to get? thanks
If you are open minded for alternative methods, you could research Reiki. It’s helped people with pain. There is also hypnosis which should be able to help.
I try to stay away from pharmaceuticals because of the side effects, but there are good herbs.
on: 28th February 08
i have strep throat and cough often, and in the past two days i have been coughing so much my stomach muscles now hurt whenever i cough.
also, i recently got new glasses, and it also pains me to look in another direction without turning my head, especially with my glasses off.
will advil help with this?
Over the counter Motrin in any form works for me but it wont help much with the other stuff,
on: 12th March 11
Is it just me? Or does everyone like muscle pain? My boyfriend says it’s weird but I love it. Like whenever I bang my arm or wrist against something, it still hurts but good kind of hurt…sometimes I even wish that my arm or leg would be break because the pain will be kinda awesome. Is this normal?
I love it too after a good workout. Im not into banging body parts for pain though.
on: 27th March 11
I slept awkward on it Christmas eve and the pain comes and goes. At the moment its really bad behind the right shoulder blade.
Hey Steve! You are describing an area of the back with a lot of little adjoining muscles.
It’s actually very easy to damage these – even sneezing in an awkward position can do it! This happened to a friend of mine and she was in severe pain for a good while.
I’m just getting over a similar injury due to lifting my kids up whilst playing with them! So easy to do!
It may be that your awkward sleep was actually caused by an injury earlier the day before, not the other way round.
Either way though, you have an injury and it needs sorting.
The main problem I suspect you are suffering is from inflammation. A cold compress will help relieve pain for a while but given the position i would strongly suggest you take antinflamatories such as ibuprofen to allow the muscle to heal.
Because the other muscles in the area are numerous they are trying to compensate for the damaged one and will cause more aggravation. Take ibuprofen regularly as described on the packet and rest as much as you can. Lifting things with the other side of your body will not save pressure on the damaged area.
If things don’t get better in 3 or 4 days see your GP for more powerful versions of ibuprofen like drugs (naprosyn for example).
Remember if you are asthmatic to be careful with ibuprofen.
on: 30th December 08
I have had foot surgery a year ago (to remove a couple of fragments) and I still have pain not at the sight of the surgery but, more near my ankle of the right side. And sometimes the pain goes up the leg. So, sometimes I limp because my muscle/tendon hurts. When does the pain go away? Or when does the muscles/tendons heal?
if you had the surgery a year ago and you are still experiencing pain you might wanna check back with your doctor and find out why it’s still causing you discomfort, that’s an unusually long time for muscles/tendons to not fully heal.
on: 3rd December 07