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Muscle Pain

Muscle pain, also known as myalgia, can be caused due to multiple reasons, such as stress, stretching, exercise, prolonged sitting or lying down, sprains, etc. It can be treated by rest, elevating the painful area, ice packs, painkillers, etc.

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My brother has a high fever, headache, and muscle pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My 33-year-old brother has been experiencing high fever, severe headaches, and joint and muscle pain for the past two days. These symptoms have raised significant alarm, and I am looking for ways to identify the cause and effectively address the issue. Can you please advise on the appro...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. These can be due to viral infections, usually typhoid, dengue, and malaria, which can lead to rapid fever. So, I suggest you do a CBC (complete blood count) test. It will give us a hint on what the cause is, and then...  Read Full »

Is my chiropractor accurate about my insurance coverage?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I received treatment for my condition, and unfortunately, the same muscle issue resurfaced last week. My chiropractor is hesitant to initiate a new insurance claim until a year has passed, and I cannot recall the exact reason why he is unwilling to provide maintenance t...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. The regulations governing chiropractic care can be complex and may not always favor patients. As per the regulations: Coverage under insurance extends only to treatment involving manual manipulation of the spine ...  Read Full »

I woke up with severe pain in my ankle. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,This morning, I woke up with an intense muscle ache in my ankle, specifically beneath the talus bone. It is painful when I apply pressure to my foot, such as when attempting to walk. Additionally, I have noticed a small bump located on the sore muscle, and pressing down on it also causes d...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. Can you recall any recent injuries, excessive walking, or instances of twisting or stumbling in the past few days? Is this the first time you have experienced this issu...  Read Full »

My calf muscles got injured after an accident. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old teenager who is 6'2" tall and weighs 170 lbs. Yesterday, my calf got trapped under an ATV for about 20 to 30 seconds. Today, I am able to walk on it, and there is minimal discomfort except when touched, but it remains considerably swollen. Despite the suggestion agai...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq.com. After examining the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient identity), I suggest that you use ice compression for 20 minutes on the swollen area every other hour to aid in recovery. Additionally, elevating the leg can help to reduce swelling, and taking a ...  Read Full »

Why do I have swelling in my calf muscle without pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a swollen calf muscle for the past three weeks. I am not having any pain, but it feels a bit numb sometimes. Doppler study of the left lower limb came out normal. I consulted an orthopedic, and he prescribed Flexura D twice a day, Pan 40 mg once a day, and ME12-OD vitamin B12...  Read Full »


Dr. Medhun Kumar. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need few more details like, was the swelling a sudden onset? Did you get any trauma or injury? Do you have any other health condition like diabetes, hypertension, renal, or cardiac problem? If everything is fine, then it might be due to primary lymphedema, tr...  Read Full »

Why is my calf muscle is tight, swollen, itchy, and reddish?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male and presently not taking any medications. My right leg calf muscle is tight, swollen, itchy, and reddish towards the lower portion of the leg. I do not have pain. I noticed this development one week ago. Approximately two months back, I fell on the right-hand si...  Read Full »


Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly share a picture of the affected limb for reference. Diagnosis based on the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) can be superficial thrombophlebitis, requiring antibiotics, rest, and review after five days. R...  Read Full »

I have lumbosacral pain and back muscle tears. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from lumbosacral pain. It started with stiffness followed by two back muscle tear episodes. Took Myoril and painkillers. My X-rays look normal. I still have stiffness in my middle back and can not stand for more than 10 minutes. I have acute pain on both sides. Also, while...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest avoiding lifting weights and arching your back - instead, bending your knees to lift something from the floor. Avoid sitting for long hours. Avoid the use of two-wheelers and improve your posture while sitting. Take a break from you...  Read Full »

I have ankle and calf muscle pain. Could it be RA?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old male, suffering from RA from the last two years and recently started the treatment with an orthopedic doctor for AVN of the hip. I have been told by my orthopedician at icliniq to consult a rheumatologist for my ankle and calf muscle pain, and for my RA medication an...  Read Full »


Dr. Srivastava Durgesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through the details of your query, there are a few things to be clarified first. You have not mentioned any involvement of the small joints of hands, wrists or feet. The joints you have mentioned only include large joints. If it is really so, then the lik...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sharp muscular pains, similar to muscle spasms, in my shoulder blade. What can be the reason?

Query: Hello doc, What might be causing sharp muscular pains, similar to muscle spasms, in my shoulder blade? I am 22-year-old, weighing 132.28 pounds and I am not taking any medication. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that, there are several potential causes for experiencing sharp muscular pains resembling muscle spasms in the shoulder blade. Some of these causes include the followings: Poor posture...  Read Full »

Can Petroleum jelly be used for nose pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have changed my location before a few months. I am experiencing pain in my nose, near eyes. It feels like a muscle or bone pain, but not inside the nose. I have white petroleum jelly. Can I use that? How to cure this issue? I have attached a photo of the painful area. It is a little abo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun Kaushik. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo and your explanation of the problem (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like some minimal swelling in the skin or elastic tissue of the nose in that region. This is a very sensitive area and also taut. So, a minor stretch due to so...  Read Full »

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