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
I just started doing dips (i use the assisted machine, only doing 90-100lbs which is fairly easy) yet i continue to get a sharp pain in my sternum during the latter part of my sets and after. Also when i breath in deeply the pain seems to escalate. What is causing this? Should I stop doing dips or continue to build the muscle and the pain will go away?
it is possible that you are straining the pecs as you do the dips. There is tremendous stress put on your pectoral muscles in dips as well as in the back/shoulders. It is possible your pain is actually in the attachments of the pecs on the sternum? Is there any place if you touch it hurts? Does any specific movements hurt if there is not your full body weight on it? It is possible the hanging sensation is unfamiliar to you and that is what is causing the pain, but I would vote for muscle in origin.
on: 26th February 11
I have been living with anxiety my whole life it seems. Over the last couple years it has caused me to have muscle tension/pain in my shoulders and now my neck as well. Since April I have headaches/migraines. I stopped working and some days I have to stay on my couch the whole day because of how the pain has gotten. I am getting health insurance next month but I just wanted to know if anyone has had this extreme physical pain from anxiety or is it possibly something else?
i’m no doctor but sounds logical, as when you are anxious you tense up your shoulders, and i have often had tension headaches. I think you need to get back to work as if you lie around all day worrying about it you will make it worse. i was off work for 3 months once with anxiety and you have to get up and get on with it. look at things to make yourself feel better – exercise being the main thing, counselling, good diet. look at the causes of the anxiety and tackle them. i couldn’t leave the house for a while, but you can get better but you have to make the effort. i knew i was better when i took an 11 hour long haul flight, alone ! prior to that a bus or train journey would cause me the most dreadful fear. good luck !
on: 8th January 09
I have the spot of pain in the ball of my right foot, and i cannot stand on it for very long. I’m an avid runner, and have just started for the past couple weeks to run 2-4 miles everyday. I noticed the pain yesterday when i was walking around the mall. I attempted to massage the pain out, and it seems to be a muscle knot or something. It aches and throbs. What could be the problem?
I don’t know. What if you tried running in athletic comfort shoes? Comfort shoes will provide additional support and ventalization for your foot which will help reduce that foot pain.
by: Veronica L
on: 23rd December 09
(especially calves) My calves feel like they’re being clenched by a power tool.
I know it seems unusual but get hold/buy a hockey ball –
- sit unpright on the ground with your legs straight and place one leg over the other, place the hockey ball underneath the lower calve and using your arms push yourself backwards and forwards allowing your calve to roll forward and backward over the ball
- Repeat with other leg
- This will feel very painful at first but over time your muscles in your calves will not feel painful or give you and disress
- I was taught this from a fitness trainer at the gym as I used to have the same problem.
on: 10th July 12
Sometimes when I used tampons, they seem to hit a muscle on lower right side. It also seems to be very tight or painful at times and I occasionally have spasms in the area near my tailbone and have a bb like nodule on that of the vaginal wall just under skin. I saw a OB doctor last year and she just told me I had a detached ligament. I thought that would be up higher. Is this the cause of my symptoms? Should I ask for second opinion? The nodule is new.
Oh absoultly, get another opinion! Sounds like possibly something along the lines of pelvic inflamatory disease. And the nodule being new is definitly cause for another visit to the dr. I know it’s not a fun visit, but get there quickly!
on: 27th September 07
I’ve tried ice packs to no avail and then switched to a heating pad which seems to help a bit more. It feels like my leg muscles are going to rip apart. I work out on a regular basis at the gym and never had this happen before. Have a feeling it was a new Pilates exercise that I tried, called the “Swim”. Can anyone recommend something to use that would help relieve the pain factor?
DO NOT USE HEAT!!! heat feel better because it motivates blood to rush in and out of the injured muscle… when the heat is removed it is no longer leaving the injured area and it causes pooling. after a while the liquid part of the blood leaves and youre left with the plasma, the solid part of blood. in really sever cases it can calcify and you will have bone in your muscle. use ice 20 minutes on 40 minutes off 3 times MINIMUM or it is not any help at all. after the 1st few days if there is no change see a doctor
by: Dave F
on: 7th March 08
Boyfriend has been having pain that feels like muscle pain for a few weeks now. It turns off and on it seems. Somedays its worse then other days and then it will appear to be getting better then it will be bad again. It’s on the lower right side of his back. Could this be something on the inside besides muscle pain?
Sounds like a probably brain tumor to me.
on: 20th November 07