Muscle Imbalance

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The dumbbell bench press causes sharp pain in triceps. Kindly advice.
Query: Hello doctor, I participate in resistance training activities and one exercise, in particular, has been giving me problems. The exercise in question is the dumbbell bench press. It causes a sharp pain in the triceps and sometimes across the brachioradialis. There is no pain in any other exercises t...  Read Full »
Dr. Wasiq Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It might look like your tricep muscle imbalance or the tricep muscle fibers are not adapting to the resistance in this position. I recommend you to do not stop exercise but doing the same exercise with little to no resistance and then gradually start increasing the r...  Read Full »
Shall I get foam rolling for shoulder pain?
Query: Hello doctor, Once in two days, I get muscle pain or cramps in my rhomboid major. My T4 and T6 is usually pretty bound up. Also, I have minor scoliosis, and one of my shoulder blades is higher than the other. This is causing pain on my right side since that is the lower shoulder. I have chiropracto...  Read Full »
Dr. Thomas Jefferson

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to first ascertain the cause of the height discrepancies in the shoulder blades. Usually, it happens due to muscle imbalances, injury, spinal pathology or any other reason. So, visit a physiotherapist to make certain the cause, and later you may work on the cause...  Read Full »
Although I am on vitamin D supplement, why does the knee pain persist?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female with a height of 5.2 feet and weight 42 kg. I am suffering from vitamin D deficiency and having pain in knees since six months. The pain mostly arises on stress on knees using stairs and disappears with rest of a few days. On knee r-rays, the lateral tubercle of...  Read Full »
Dr. Atul Prakash
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel that the two problems are indirectly related, but not causative. Vitamin D deficiency leads to muscle pain, bone pain and also muscle weakness. The pain in the knee that you are suffering is called anterior knee pain, which is due to muscle imbalance leadi...  Read Full »
Is there a possibility to get a complete cure of sports injury?
Query: Hi doctor,Two years ago, I felt a pop while playing football. My physiotherapist said Ihave torn my cartilage and so, he advised me to take rest. It felt good. After 18 months, when I played football again for some half an hour, I felt the pain. So, I visited a different physiotherapist, and he advi...  Read Full »
Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for providing a brief history. As you had this injury persisting from 2 years now, I will advise getting a proper examination with the physiotherapist you been seeing for now and provide me the reports. Because the muscles must have got weaker and there wi...  Read Full »
I feel that my ankles are displaced while running. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am aware a chiropractor only works on the back, but I have a question about my ankles. Every time I run, it feels similar to my ankles rolling out of place, and back into place again. It is extremely painful and I would like to know if there is anything I can do to help this. Also, ...  Read Full »
Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As standing for long hours can lead to weakness in the ligaments of the ankle joint, leading to ankle instability. If never taken an MRI of the ankle due to any sprain I will recommend one to take. You can start using the balance board training which will help improv...  Read Full »
Why is there pain in wrists and ankles?
Query: Hello doctor, Both of my wrists and my right ankle have recently started to hurt when I run or lift weights, but they are not sore. It is in my joints.  Read Full »
Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per history, I think you should start strengthening the forearm and leg muscles gradually. Please do let me know if you have had any ankle sprain in the past. This will provide more insights. Try doing reverse walking as well. A balance board training for the ankle ...  Read Full »
How can I strengthen my ankles?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 and play hockey 3 to 4 times a week. Three years ago, I sprained my right ankle (inversion), by jumping over a fence and landing on the outside of my ankle. I had never sprained my ankle before, so I did not understand the appropriate treatment and recovery. So, three days lat...  Read Full »
Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Giving a brief into the ligament injury which happens in the ankle. Usually, ankle injuries are ignored. Also, no proper rehabilitation is done for the same. So ankle becomes prone to injuries again and again. Let me put in this way. Ligaments do not heal as a soft t...  Read Full »
My left shoulder is broader than the right. Is this a growth problem?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 years old female. I have noticed that one of my clavicles is longer than the other. My left shoulder is slightly broader than the right shoulder. Every now and then I am experiencing pain in my left shoulder. My waist on the left is bigger than my right side as if I have lopside...  Read Full »
Dr. Atul Prakash
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to One way to resolve the issue is to get a chest and thoracic spine x-ray. This is to rule out a scoliosis as well as to check if the clavicles are of the same size. My hunch from your description is that you have a mild scoliosis. Another way to check is to look for a rib ...  Read Full »
How can I manage burning pain in calves after exercising?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a constant problem with my calves whenever I do exercise, or even walk up the stairs. I am a keen field hockey player and can run very fast in short bursts, however, within five or so minutes my calves burn even though I do not feel tired. When I massage my calves, they also hurt ...  Read Full »
Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned about the calf muscle pain, this should be related to the footwear you been using. Are you having a flat foot? Also, what type of shoe you are using. As any shoe being used in sports should be flexible and also should be having good material. The har...  Read Full »
I am experiencing neck and shoulder pain from childhood. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, and I am experiencing chronic neck and shoulder pain. It ranges from dull to severe and happens when I stand or walk for over an hour. I have been experiencing this since I was a child and have never received an explanation or treatment. I am not sure if it is r...  Read Full »
Dr. James F Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your question and viewed your image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am sorry you are experiencing chronic neck and shoulder pain. Based on the image, it is hard to tell what vertebrae this is. It could be C7 or T1. Does it hurt when ...  Read Full »


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