4 months ago I strained my leg and hip muscles that happened at work. The pain gone but today I felt the same pain. I have a hard time lifting my leg and if I put pressure into it I’ll suffer hip pain. It’s very painful. It’s not sciatic pains, is this normal?
RICE is the standard treatment protocol for mild to moderate muscle strains.
Rest. Avoid putting weight on the hip. Your doctor may suggest using crutches for the first day or two after the injury.
Ice. Gently massage the area with ice to help decrease swelling.
Compression. Compression shorts or a wrap bandage may be helpful.
If you want to know more about bone health and related injuries, there are articles that I bumped into at http://www.strykerhipreplacementrecall.net/ that may be of great help to you.
on: 13th April 13
Since last 3 months, I have been teaching regular 5 periods in a college. For this, I have to prepare till late night. I sleep 6 hours in night and one hour in daytime.
I have to work in very much pressure. I am suffering from back pain and headache. Headache is temporary but the back pain is regular. The pain is not so severe but increasing everyday. How can I get rid of it? Please suggest me, I will really appreciate your answer.
Keep yourself well hydrated and eat well balanced meals and health snacks first of all. You then may want to incorporate some Yoga stretching exercises into your daily routine. Yoga helps to relax and provide strength to tired and or weak muscles. I have included a link that provides some good initial exercises that happen to be easy to.
on: 27th October 11
For several months now i have had moderate cramps in my calf muscles and pain in the lower back, i have a physically demanding job and was wondering if my back pain could cause my leg cramps.
It could be anything, nerve problem, muscle problem, kidneys or a number of other things…It is impossible to answer your question without knowing what the actual problem is. Ask your Doctor for a referral for a CT or MRI scan.
The wrong type of treatment or exercises can do more damage than good and you need to have your back properly diagnosed prior to ANY treatment.
Again you do need to have a CT / MRI scan or such done before allowing ANYONE to touch your back.
Get a professional opinion from the radiologist doing the scan in his report to your doctor and then go from there
on: 22nd May 09
on most days i suffer with muscle cramps and pain in my arms, legs and fingers it seems to be worse when my heartburn and indigestion are bad. this all started after i was diagnosed with anxiety 6 months ago i am 22 and i have had a full blood test which was fine. what else could be causing this?
on: 1st January 70
Ever since I started to exercise vigorously (haven’t exercised in many months), I’ve been having random body aches at random times. Sometimes my arms ache. The other day my cheeks were hurting and now my leg muscles hurt.
The pain is sudden and it only lasts for a few seconds. Also I can’t touch surfaces that are too cold or I feel pain. Should I tell my doctor about this? It’s been going on for a couple of weeks.
Sorry to here about how you feel,apply ice for the first 24 – 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing.
on: 12th November 12
For about 2 months now I’ve been in awful pain with my muscles, I haven’t done anything to bring it on though (no hard exercise etc)
I’m 14 by the way.
I have spoken to the doctor about it and what I emant about not doing hard exercise is that I haven’t done anything like a marathon, but I do walk and cycle regularly- well I did until I got this pain.
Stretching exercises before you exercise or bike will help keep your muscles flaccid (loose). Muscle spasms can also be relieved by rest and heating pads. Your Dr will be very reluctant to order any meds for you because of your age. Unless you have something more serious, which it doesn’t sound like you do.By the way, It does not sound like fibromyalgia. You have no symptoms of it.
on: 19th October 09
I have been using the Nuva Ring for about 3months and about 4days ago I got extreme muscle pain in my should and neck, plus a severe headache. It is still there but getting slightly better, could this be from the Nuva Ring?
by: Dr Janice
on: 31st May 07
Hi, I have been having horrible leg pain lately. The pain is in my lower leg, and it is muscle pain. Its like throbbing, and it feels extremely sore. It hurts all day, even at night when I’m relaxing. I have had this problem for about 2 months now. I’m only 13, I don’t play sports, and I am physically healthy. I do have a ton of stress, and maybe depression (long story).
Why do I have this pain?
What can I do to make it go away?
on: 1st January 70
This is the fourth time in 5 months that my husband has had a severe lowere back spasm that appears suddenly and lasts about 3-7 days. He is on pain pills, muscle relaxers and has tried different stretching exercises. He has an office job which may or may not cause it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
have your husband take a hot bath with 2c. of dissolved Epsom salts. Soak for 30 minutes. The Epsom salts will help eliminate the lactic acid that forms on the muscles from over exertion and muscle spasms
Massage an analgesic cream into the sore muscles after the bath. I find the best cream for pain is “Blue Emu,” You can read more about this cream at http://www.blue-emu.com/
Dehydration can cause severe pain in the muscles. I recommend you drink purified water mixed with mineral water 50/50. This will replace the minerals that are exiting your body continuously.
I suggest that adults and children drink 40 ounces of water per 100 pounds of body weight every day. Realize that exercise, ambient temperature, and state of health affect the water needs of your body. 500mg of calcium and magnesium can help with the pain.
I recommend your husband see a chiropractor. I’ve never found any doctor to help this quickly with back pain as a chiropractor. I’ve enclosed a link where you can find one in your area.
I’ve also enclosed a link on exercises that can be done at the desk. This will help the back. Your husband probably needs to use a back support in his office chair and car. Chiropractors usually have these in stock.
by: Cherokee Billie
on: 9th June 07
I have been lifting for a couple of months. When I bench and do triceps exercises, my chest and triceps would hurt. Now my chest doesn’t hurt any more. I’ve been changing my routine and doing it on different days but theres no change. Also, I try my best to do proper bicep exercises but my bicep never hurts when i work it out. I take pain as a sign of hypertrophy and therefore muscle growth. Can someone explain What is goin on and what I should Do?
yes you are correct, muscle pain for the next few days after a workout is a good sign. what you need to do is change up your routine. meaning one day do light weight but a lot of reps then on the next workout day do heavy weights with low reps. alternate with both your tris/chest and alternate with your bi’s as well. and change what type of exercises you do too…hope that helps
on: 8th February 08