I have rejoined a gym after a couple of years absence . Recently I felt a pain in my left calf muscle. I also feel pain in my left foot and I feel signs of tendinitis in my left knee which I had in my 20s when I was a keen cyclist. Should I see a physio or podiatrist for these issues?
You can try tendlite, it is a light therapy device that i used for my tendonitis. Give it a try
on: 26th June 12
My dad is currently on blood pressure medicine and cholesterol medicine. He recently pulled something in his back and can verily walk. Would it affect him if he was to take a muscle relaxer to relieve the pain. He wont go to the doctor for he dont want to miss work. Thanks for any suggestions and comment.
Call your pharmacist and ask them the question, tell them what he is taking for the bp and cholesterol and ask if it would be ok to take the muscle relaxer, give them the name of it and if there would be any interactions.
In the mean time your dad can try either heat from a heating pad and if that doens’t help he could try an ice pack, 10 minutes on 10 minutes off, he should try the ice first to try to alleviate the swelling, heat would be to relax the muscles. But its one or the other, not both ok, depending on which one makes him feel better.
he will have to be rather stationary for awhile to give this time to heal up.
on: 6th September 10
i recently had one of my wisdom teeth extracted, and ever since then have had severe pain around the surrounding molars. Iea had neck and shoulder muscle pain as well incresed pain in the jaw when i open my mouth wide. My jaw also makes a small clicking noise. is this normal recovery pain? its been 5 days.
They must have had trouble getting the tooth out. Your muscle and jaw pain are due to the weight they put on your jaw during the extraction. Take some ibuprofen (advil, aleive, ect).
on: 25th July 10
I recently strained my back and am experiencing a different pain other than the usual sore muscle pain
on: 28th August 07
I have had many injuries in the past but recently i injured my leg around the bicep fimoris and i cant fully extend it or bend it completly without having an insane amount of pain
That is not called pain; that is an injury which requires rest. You have likely ripped/strained the muscle. It may take a week or two to settle down. No exercise for about a week.
Relax, light massage, hot/cold, maybe elevate leg when resting at home.
on: 31st March 12
I recently started taking simvastatin and noticed i have like core body soreness, and in my arm muscles as if I’ve worked out. Does this go away, or can it be relieved by anything?
It is one of the potentially VERY serious side effects of statins and cannot be ignored. These drugs occasionally produce rhabdomyolysis and renal failure.
Contact your physician right away about this and consider stopping the drug until you speak with him/her.
on: 21st January 12
Every time I do sit-ups, when ever I pull myself up, the muscle in my upper thigh hurts.
Am I doing the excersise wrong?
You have to make sure your doing the exercises correctly other wize they will do more harm than good. I learnt most of what I know from reading books. I recently found a great free book that you can download its full of usefull tip and advise.
on: 3rd August 09
I walk regularly for half an hour. However recently after excessive walking due to other reasons, I have pain and feeling of muscle tension behind left knee. How can this be reduced? Should I apply heat/cold or take pain relieving medicines (paracetamol/diclofenac)?
Thanks for suggestions. I forgot to add I do not see any redness but may be it is swollen,as David says. Can muscle relaxant(chlorzoxazone) be useful?
ice and elevate the knee to relieve muscle stress. take ibuprofen for swelling. even tho’ you can,t see it; it is swollen. pain meds like diclofenac are too strong for this application. see an orthopedic surgeon for answers to your questions.
on: 28th January 11
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