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Muscle Stiffness

When you find it hard to move a muscle, and it feels tight, usually at rest, it is called muscle stiffness. The common causes of muscle stiffness include muscle sprain, muscle strain, insect bite, infection, anesthesia, and extreme heat or cold injury. If your neck feels stiff and you have a fever, consult a doctor immediately as it can be signs of infection of the brain or spinal cord.

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Will the symptoms of Strychnine continue even ater stopping it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have reason to think that I have been ingesting small amounts of Strychnine over a long period of time. Not enough to kill me. But enough to cause noticeable symptoms. The symptoms resemble tetanus. Extreme jaw muscle tension to the point that I have trouble chewing sometimes, paral...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What is your age? Since how long have you been ingesting Strychnine? In what form and amount? Though there are one such diagnostic tests available to detect Strychnine poisoning other than typical signs and symptoms like generalized effect of muscles, convulsions, e...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness and pain after elbow fracture treatment?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an elbow fracture four years ago. Following this I have limited ROM and stiffness. Now, I am also experiencing numbness, tingling, and pain in my palms and fingers. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned that you sustained elbow fracture four years ago. Can you kindly furnish me information that what fracture was it actually and what management was done in your case at that time? Can you kindly furnish me with information that what fracture was actu...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing sudden stiffness on my cheek and face?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing sudden and temporary stiffness on my cheek and face. This issue is concerning, and I am seeking assistance. Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I am sorry to hear about the sudden and temporary stiffness on your cheek and face. This could have various causes, and one possibility is a condition called Bell's palsy. Bell's palsy is characterized by temporary weakness or paralysi...  Read Full »

How to manage back pain due to improper posture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am a medical student and has been experiencing some thoracic back pain for the last one year or so. I have no history of back, cervical or MSK problems. I have not had any imaging of my spine. Admittedly, I do not have the best posture. During most of the day ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for a comprehensive description and your picture marking out the point of pain (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Couple of possibilities are there. First is this could be due to poor posture. From the picture this is subjective. You have slightly...  Read Full »

I have stiffness and numbness in my hands and legs and I cannot hold the properly due to this. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have stiffness and numbness in my hands and legs for past six months and so I cannot pick up any object properly because they slip. Before seven months, my B12 was 211, then I started to take supplements, and now it is 2000. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from weakness in both the hands and legs. It appears like you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy. I have seen your reports, sugar is normal, B12 was low, but now it is normal. And many other routine reports are normal. My advice to you is to go...  Read Full »

Please suggest remedies for constant back pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am usually a healthy 20 years old. But I always try to forget about my back pain. It gets very painful when I sleep, lay on my back, lay on my stomach, sit, stand, sit crossed legged, lean on anything, horse ride, walk, run, walk up stairs, etc. I have tried everything, massaging but...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Back pain at your young age could be due to the possible stiffness of muscles on your back especially if you are not doing regular exercise. However, back pain could be related to any possible urogenital problem especially related to period...  Read Full »

I have had prolonged pain and tenderness after a weightlifting injury. What could cause it?

Query: Hi doctor,I felt a pop while weightlifting nine days ago. I am suffering from severe initial pain, immobility, stiffness, decreased movement, tenderness, pain to touch, extreme weakness, and muscle spasms. I am experiencing these symptoms over a week later also.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. There seems to be a muscle strain. You need to take the following tablets: Tablet Ibuprofen 400 milligrams twice a day for 10 days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole (Rabeprazole sodium IP) 20 milligrams twice a day for 10 d...  Read Full »

After taking antibiotics, my legs have become stiff. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a painful, swollen, reddish boil under my armpit two days ago. I went to a doctor yesterday and he put me on antibiotics. Yesterday night, when I took the antibiotics, after some time I got the feeling of stiffness in my right calf and thigh. My leg felt heavy and affected my wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The antibiotic which you are taking does not have the side effect of myalgia and stiffness or joint pains. However, Pantoprazole may cause some times such symptoms. I think the boil itself can cause the myalgia and there is nothing serious. You need to complete at l...  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 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 »

Can you dislocate your rib by accidentally pushing it?

Query: Hi doctor, I accidentally pushed my rib and felt it move. Now it looks more to the side than my left side. Did I dislocate it? I feel a kind of discomfort.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you feel a click or popping like sound when that happened? Is there any pain or swelling? Does it pain on a deep breath or while coughing? Is there any discomfort or difficulty in breathing? If your answer to all these questions is no, then no worries. If t...  Read Full »

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