Ice Pack

Applying an ice pack on a swollen or inflamed area can considerably reduce the pain and swelling. It reduces the blood flow to the ice applied area, thus reducing the inflammation reaction. It also temporarily reduces the nerve activity in that area, which also reduces the pain felt by you.

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Why do my thighs hurt after doing heavy work and walking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having intense pain in my thighs for the past two days. It happened after doing heavy work and walking for two days. I noticed some marks in both my legs, and I also have neck pain. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.Walking too much suddenly can cause pain, especially when you are not used to it. It would help if you slowly increase the pace and distance of walking over weeks. The red rash on your legs are due to vasculitis. In your case, it is exercise...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a bug bite?

Query: Hello doctor, A bug had bitten me on my right leg three days ago. The site of the bite has become red, swollen, and I could notice some discharge. It is not getting better. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to the picture provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), the affected area has become inflamed and swollen, and the color of the affected area has changed to red. I suggest you wash th...  Read Full »

I got knee pain after an injury. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. My left shoulder has been having a tingling sensation, which starts when I use the laptop for typing or playing games. I have been having this symptom for more than half a year, this tingling sensation starts when I am just sitting down. It does not hurt, but it...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This tingling pain over the shoulder can be due to the cervical spine nerve irritation or nowadays it is a new symptom affecting many young people using electrical gadgets. The knee pain can be an injury to ligaments or just a contusion. I suggest you try do...  Read Full »

I broke the tip of the fibula during an ankle sprain. Will it get healed?

Query: Hello doctor, I broke the tip of the fibula during an ankle sprain. The broken part is bean shaped. Will it heal properly? Will it cause any problem to me? I am on bed rest since ten days with a plaster on my ankle joint.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, this is an avulsion fracture. This actually looks like an old fracture, as the margins are well rounded. But no doubt that you have a small fracture in the fibula, and that bean shaped bone an...  Read Full »

I do not have an improvement in my back pain. Is it a disc problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old female. About a month ago, I injured my mid-lower back while doing weightlifting. There is one vertebra that feels bruised to the touch, and I have pain in that one spot when I do certain movements, like bending. I also have a lot of muscle tightness and aching thro...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is very unusual for a vertebra to be fractured simply by weightlifting unless you are lifting unusually heavy weights.Yes, you can have a disc problem in weightlifting, but it is unlikely to cause tenderness on the surface of the body. You are more likely to get nerv...  Read Full »

My elbow pains a lot while doing exercise and climbing. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a climber's elbow, it is there for years, and nothing I do helps to relieve the pain. The soreness in my elbow is isolated to mostly the pronator teres muscle, and it pains whenever I do vertical pulling exercises such as pull up, pull downs, and seated rows. I recently stopped exe...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would have probably lifted too much of weight that your body cannot handle in the first session. In any training we need to first prepare your body for that activity with less load initially, once your body is ready to take it, then you can increase the load either...  Read Full »

Did I damage my ligament while playing football?

Query: Hi doctor, I was just playing football and got stamped on rather severely. I always get studded, but this one is much worse than the rest. The top side of my foot and a bit to the right has large swelling and pain. Is there any ligament damage? I hope not as it was only the first game of the season....  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think it might be grade 3 strain and there is no such tear of ligament. But, it is always good to get confirmed about it. Have an x-ray as soon as possible. You can follow the menti...  Read Full »

How to fix broken front two teeth in a 6-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor,My 6 year old daughter fell and broke her two front teeth. Please check the photos. I am on my way to a physician, and the blood is almost stopped. But, I want to know your opinion of the situation. Is it dangerous?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to get her to a dentist. To remove the dangling milk tooth and stitch the area if laceration is present. Apply ice over the area of trauma. It does not seem to be much problem as the tooth appears to be a milk tooth and thus even if it goes, the next teeth wi...  Read Full »

Can you carry on exercising with knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 5'5" and weight is 58 kg. I am a cyclist and, to a lesser extent, a runner. For the past one week, I have been getting pain in the back of my left knee. It hurts when I walk and not just doing sport. It is the movement of pushing off from the groun...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears that you may have anterior knee pain which sometimes presents as pain at the back of the knee. The second possibility is that you have over done your exercise and hamstrings are sore and the lower end of the knee cap is inflamed. Eith...  Read Full »

My son is having severe pain after punching the wall with his fist. Is it a fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, My 14 year old son punched a wall with his fist, and it resulted in an immediate swelling of a knuckle. I applied an ice pack immediately for 20 minutes, which decreased the swelling to some extent. The color of the skin has also slightly changed. He is complaining of severe throbbing pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your son's injury. The clinical photograph that you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows some evidence of soft tissue injury and a small hematoma (a small collection of blood beneath the dermis) in the soft tissue overlying ...  Read Full »

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