4 yrs now with chronic joint pain and muscle tiredness and pain due to exertion and use. as well I have head aces, dizziness etc, all the symptoms of fibromyalgia. I know this is real. it has gotton worse with time. memory loss as well.
on: 1st January 70
I pulled my quad muscle while doing track and it hurts whenever I run. The first meet is next Saturday so it needs to be better by then. I’ve been icing it for 20 minutes then putting a heating pad on it for 20 minutes, and so on. I’ve been elevating it on a pillow and everything. If I keep doing this do you think it would get better by the end of the weekend? Also, should I put IcyHot on it?
The icy hot would only help with symptomatic pain. The muscle will heal on it’s own. Soft tissue takes time, but heal relatively quick.
You can’t *cure* a pulled muscle,.. you just have to give it time without over-use of it. So the best thing you can do is to not exercise or use it other than for what you have to do (ie: daily movement, walking etc..) This gives it a proper environment to heal. If you run on a pulled muscle it will take much longer to heal.
So in essence time and rest.
on: 9th March 13
I have had pain in my ovaries for maybe about two weeks. It feels like if you had over streched you abdominal muscles but this pain is more inside. Has any one ever exerienced this same feeling and is it normal? My aunt said that it might be a sign that Im pregnant.
You should get this checked out….You might have an ovarian cyst. I don’t think that you’re pregnant. I’ve never heard of that as a symptom of pregnancy.
on: 26th February 08
I have continuous muscle tension followed by muscle spasms and random shooting pain, always in diffrent places. I am also plagued with spells of fatigue, and I get so stressed out and emotional. Do you think this is all due to the thyroid issue or something else? If it is something else, any suggestions on what?
My pshychiatrist mentioned fibromyalgia before What exactly is that ? Symptoms?
sounds like fibromyalgia . you should see a Specialist. doctors that deal with this issue are doctors that specialize in arthritis.
on: 28th March 09
I have a pain in my mid to lower left back area. It feels like a muscle pain but there is a possibility that vitamin overdose could be effecting my kidney. would this kind of pain feel similar to a muscle pain?
There is also a possibility of a pinched nerve because a lesser pain going from the left of my neck all down my left arm.
I don’t think this is a kidney problem. Muscle pain feels very different from internal kidney pain. Pain in the kidneys is usually from kidney stones, which is sharp pain which comes in waves.
If you have a kidney infection or some mild kidney disease it would likely show some more symptoms such as jaundice. blood in urine or nausea.
by: Neville Pettersson
on: 11th May 12
Im 33 weeks along and I dont * think * that Ive had any braxton hicks or contractions but Im not totally sure. Sometimes when I get up at night to go to the bathroom I have a shooting pain real low in my pelvis when I get up. Is this a contraction or just muscle stetching/pain?
In general, would a braxton hicks contraction but low or high? How do you know if you have one?
A braxton hicks contraction are normally painless. The tummy tightens and they are erratic. Usually lasting no longer than 30 seconds. With my first preg. I didnt know I was having them but when I went for my exam at 37 weeks they said I had to be aving some kind of contraction since I was dialated to 3. With preg. number 2 and 3 I had a lot more (maybe its just cause I knew what to look for) Your pain doesnt sound like a contraction. I think it really depends on where your baby is sitting on if they are low or high, and every preg. is different. With my last preg. I only had contractions on my lower tummy area through the whole labor/delivery, but with my first they were all over my belly. When your tummy gets really tight (kind of feels like your baby is surfacing) that is a braxton hick contraction.
on: 26th September 09
I feel some pain when i twist my back. And it does feel pain when i press on my hips.
I think it has already lasted for around a week or so
Iliopsoas tendonitis and iliopsoas syndrome is a soft tissue injury of the iliopsoas muscle and therefore should be treated like any other soft tissue injury. Immediately following an injury, or at the onset of pain, the R.I.C.E.R. regime should be employed. This involves Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, and Referral to an appropriate professional for an accurate diagnosis.
It is critical that the R.I.C.E.R. regime be implemented for at least the first 48 to 72 hours. Doing this will give you the best possible chance of a complete and full recovery.
by: Chloe Anderson
on: 30th September 11
The Dr told me if the muscle pain is bareable to keep taking the current statin Lescol . I don’t feel comfortable taking any statin when it’s states muscle pain is serious problem. What do others think ?
I can’t buy into any therapy that has the amount of known side effects that statins do. Most doctors that I deal with go right to statin therapy and bypass what the guidelines are for cholesterol reduction. The national standard is dietary modification including adding a good quality fiber and plant sterols. I’ve rarely seen them take patients through that first. There are very effective ways to change the diet (not always the tastiest stuff in the world) and a few good fiber sources around that I’m aware of. I would aggressively do (not try…says Yoda) those and show the doc the results so you can get off the drug. Personally, I’d stop taking it right away but that’s just me. Hope this helps. Jeff the nurse in Nashville (Cardiac ICU)
on: 29th July 06