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Muscle Pull

A muscle pull or a muscle strain is the damage to the muscle fibers due to excess stress or strain beyond the muscle's physiological limit. Physical work involving extensive force like sports, any accident, weight lifting, overuse of inflexible muscles, etc., can lead to muscle strain. Pain, swelling, difficulty moving, sprain, etc., are some of its symptoms. Adequate rest with ice pack massage and compression bandages, and pain killers can help in recovery.

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I have quad pain while running. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having quad pain while running to the point where I cannot bear any weight. I have no pain the next day while walking, but the pain returns during a run.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the details provided, you are apparently suffering from a muscle pull or partial detachment of the tendon from the bone. Muscles are attached to the bones by a fibrous, cord-like structure called tendons. Your quadriceps (thigh muscle) need rest in order to recover...  Read Full »

How to treat strained neck muscle developed while doing a leg raise?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I developed a muscle pull or nerve problem in the shoulder and neck area when I was doing leg raise in the gym on a bench. How to get cured?  Read Full »

Dr. Althuri Mohan Krishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the complaints you had described, it sounds like a muscle pull. It is better to get examined by a doctor first to know the right diagnosis. You might get relief from simple analgesic and muscle relaxant. For further information consult a physiotherapist online -...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing severe back pain and my stomach appears to be distended. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have back pain situated just below the rib cage. The pain has spread around to both sides under the ribs down to the mid stomach. My stomach is distended. It was originally just a back (spinal area) pain which I thought was from exercise and working with my arms stretched out above. If ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You need to get an X-ray done of the spine anteroposterior and lateral views. Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid arching your back, instead bend your knees to pick up something from the floor. Avoid sitting for long hours. Avoid two w...  Read Full »

How to recover from a muscle injury in the hip due to running?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a regular runner and have recently been trying out a new program running five days per week, with lots of gentle short runs. I have had a few running-related injuries in the past year. I got shin splints and peroneal tendonitis on the outside of my left foot for several months last y...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is very difficult to be precise without examining you. Your recent injury could be an iliopsoas strain or a rectus femoris strain from the hill run. Is the pain deep within the groin? Is the movement of getting up from a sitting position uncomfortable? Is there an...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for muscle pain in legs for my breastfeeding wife.

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 38 years old. She has been suffering from muscle pain in the right leg for 10 days. Pain is worst while walking and radiates from the buttock up to the ankle. She is breastfeeding. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned that your wife is suffering from muscle pain in the right leg for last 10 days. So a few questions from my side. Is there any low back pain as well? Apart from pain, is there any associated numbness, weakness, paresthesias as well? Any X-rays or bl...  Read Full »

I am getting knee pain even with a simple activity. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27 year old male. My weight is 85 kg and height is 179 cm. About 2 years ago, I participated in a half marathon. On that day, I started feeling pain in both knees above the patella. I think in quadriceps tendon. I followed RICE and the pain went off. But, after that, whenever I do s...  Read Full »

Dr. Shakti Amar Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Considering your symptoms and pain, I have a few points to mention. It is possible that the pain is due to quadriceps pull. However, a condition called chondromalacia patellae should also be ruled out. Do you have pain in climbing upwards or upstairs? I wou...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pain under my right rib?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I weigh 90 kg and 178 cm tall. I have pain under my right rib, and it hurts while breathing. I hope it is not liver related from alcohol. I had two drinks in the last few days, but those are the only drinks I have ever had.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It does not seem to be related to alcohol drinking as per your history, as two drinks do not make much of a change with the anatomy of the liver. It is probably suggestive of muscle related problem. It might be myalgia or cellulitis. I suggest you get a liver functio...  Read Full »

How to manage pain in groin and activity restriction?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had mild right-side groin pain for about two years, making it very difficult to run. One morning, I woke up unable to use my right leg because of the severity of the pain. I was very active then, so I assumed it was a sprain in or around the groin. The pain got better about a week...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To allay your anxiety, let me open my answer that an inguinal lymph node of up to 1 cm in size is acceptable. The exact size must be mentioned on the ultrasound. Usually, the lymph node is not painful to cause so much motility limitation. Now coming back to your diagno...  Read Full »

I have premature ejaculation after a back injury. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have premature ejaculation after a back injury, and I am not sure if it is related. I am a 32-year-old male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs 140 lbs. I do not have any medications. I had a minor back injury after I gagged while bent over. This caused a pulled muscle and it presented wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! There are many reasons for Premature ejaculation, which can include: 1. Stressful work like night duties, and twenty-four-hour jobs. 2. Diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issue affects Premature ejaculation. Keeping your blood s...  Read Full »

I have high uric acid levels. Is cholesterol causing it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old cholesterol patient. I have suffered this problem for the last five years. Now, I checked up my uric acid report. My uric acid report is between 1 to 7 range and sometimes 8.99. I have muscle pain in the hand and legs. I feel sometimes my cholesterol medicine can in...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Parvez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A person having high cholesterol levels usually have metabolic syndrome, where they also have a high risk of developing high uric acid, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. The main line of treatment for all the above problems is to have a healthy lifestyle and medici...  Read Full »

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