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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I developed sudden left upper-sided abdominal pain and stiffness. What can cause it?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old married female who developed sudden pain in the upper left abdomen this morning. The pain gradually increased with stiffness in the upper left abdominal muscles. Also, I take the tablet Thyronorm 50 for thyroid my thyroid issues. Please give your suggestions. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. After carefully analyzing the history provided, I want to let you know there is nothing to worry about. Secondly, please answer the following questions: 1. Do you have gastric problems or problems related to yo... Read Full »
Why do I have numbness and pain after elbow fracture treatment?
Query: Hi doctor, I had elbow fracture four years ago. Following which I have limited ROM and stiffness. Now, I am also experiencing numbness, tingling and pain in palm and fingers. Why? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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? Also, I would like to see, Latest clinical pictures of your elbow... Read Full »
Please suggest a medicine for muscle stiffness, apart from Baclofen.
Query: Hi doctor, My dad is without ventilator support since 40 days and his tracheostomy has also removed five days back. Without any life support system, he is currently breathing by himself for last 7-8 days with saturation level 100% on air. Past four days he is able to keep his eyes open for few minu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the detailed information. I am happy to see your father improve gradually. Here is what I suggest. There is no other medicine for stiffness. However, physiotherapy should be carried out aggressively to prevent worsening of stiffness. One should ru... Read Full »
Is ALS or MS the cause of my symptoms?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I am experiencing some symptoms. I am concerned about ALS and MS. Twelve months back. I started to have pain in my left thumb after applying some force with it. I started to have a similar issue with the right index finger too. My thumb issue persisted but the fi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fasciculations are not seen in MS (multiple sclerosis). ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) occurs with fasciculations accompanied by weakness and loss of muscle mass. They do not subside spontaneously. Pain in fingers on applying pressure indicates tenderness. They are... Read Full »
Does myoglobinuria affect the kidneys?
Query: Hi doctor, High abdomen exercise resulted back and thigh stiffness and pain. For pain, I had heat application, but no medicines. It was bearable. I ate five to six mangoes at night. My urine and other things were normal. The next day, I had Diclofenac in the morning as muscles were more stiff at t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, nothing will happen to your kidneys. All you need to do is just check your creatinine and urine deposits. Even if there is myoglobinuria (muscle destruction result in the presence of myoglobin in urine), it usually settles with adequate hydration ... Read Full »
My arm has become stiff due to cervical spondylosis. How to get it treated?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 55 years old. I have been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis due to wear and tear on my dehydrated spinal discs. My pain is in my neck and arm. I have occasional fevers and night sweats. I am already using a cervical collar for a week now. I am using a hard collar during the day and... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your condition. Your symptoms match the diagnosis of cervical spondylosis. Unfortunately, along with neck pain and arm pain, you also seem to have developed weakness in your left arm due to pressure on your nerves in the neck. A physiotherapy is a ... Read Full »
Are joint and knee pain symptoms of gout?
Query: Hi doctor, Over the last few weeks, my wife is suffering from joint pain in foot and right knee. When I search for this problem online, I found it as a symptom of gout. Can you please explain me about gout? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your query and also looked at the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Initially, I would like to throw some information about gout. It is a condition of altered purine metabolism in the body in which crystals of monosodium urate... Read Full »
My fingers will twitch consistently then lock up and lose circulation, on both sides. Is this panic attack?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with some issues lately regarding panic attacks. I am not sure what it is, but it is scary. I had three panic attacks in one day, or I think they are panic attacks. My fingers will twitch consistently then lock up and lose circulation, along with my whole arm, on bot... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing can be possibly due to hyperventilation during panic attacks. These can give rise to tetanic symptoms like tingling in limbs and face, muscle stiffness, trembling in hands, etc. It is advisable to consult your primary care doctor initi... Read Full »
I have low TSH, normal T3 and T4, and positive ANA. Is there a chance of me having an autoimmune disease?
Query: Hello doctor, I checked my thyroid panel and got a very low TSH of 0.01 mlU/L and normal T3 and T4. I also did the arthritis panel, and my antinuclear antibody test came positive. I do not have hyperactive thyroid symptoms, except for low energy and muscle tightness. I take tablet Cyclobenzaprine 5 ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I would like to see the remaining tests you must have done along with these tests. Your thyroid status looks like subclinical hyperthyroidism. An associated antinuclear antibody positive autoimmune rheumatic disea... Read Full »
What are the signs of psoriatic arthiritis?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a small patch of psoriasis on my ankle on and off for 10 years. I have also had flare-ups debilitating fatigue and joint pain for 10 years. I have been checked for Lupus, RA, MS and have received negative diagnosis. I just today learned about psoriatic arthritis and I am wo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms include swelling of joint as well as morning stiffness and it looks associated with psoriatic arthritis. I would rather say it is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis associated with psoriasis also known as mixed connective tissue disorder (MCTD). Now I would r... Read Full »