Muscle Strain

When a muscle is overstretched or torn, it is called muscle strain or pulled muscle. The symptoms include sudden pain, soreness, bruising, limited movement, muscle stiffness and weakness. The causes are poor flexibility, overexertion, lifting heavy objects, slip and fall, run, jump, and failure to warm up before physical activity.

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Why do I get low back pain after a hard gag reflex?

Query: Hi doctor, I was brushing my tongue yesterday, and I gagged too hard. Because once I did, I felt my back crack a little, and I do not know if the wrong bone had cracked or if it cracked too hard. But now I am having lower back pains, and it is very uncomfortable. It feels like I am straining my ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, you had a joint crack, and that should not be a problem. But in the process, you strained or pulled a muscle that is be the source of your problem. Nothing to worry about. As of now, I recommend you to lie on your stomach and do some cobra stretchi...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my right flank area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male and I have a healthy weight. I am experiencing pain in my right lower side, just above the ribs. Pain in the right flank side, as indicated in the picture. It gets worse when I eat a lot and during exercising (heavy weight lifting). And it goes away if I eat le...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pain in the right flank side for more than one year. According to your blood test (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your gamma globulin, bili...  Read Full »

How to cure elbow and shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in my right elbow and shoulder for a couple of weeks. I lift heavy weights and workout every day. I am doing this for many years, so this is nothing new. But, it is agony now to hold the bar in squats. If I am lying on the floor with the elbow at 90 degrees, I cannot put t...  Read Full »


Dr. Thomas Jefferson

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am glad to respond to your query.  Read Full »

Why do my kidneys hurt when I cough?

Query: Hello doctor, Five years ago, I had a kidney stone but it was small and went through the urine. Now, the problem is, I got common cold, fever, and cough. Common cold and fever were gone after taking medicine but the cough remains. I thought it will be alright after some time but it did not get bett...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After careful analysis of the history you have provided, I would like to let you know: Firstly, the pain that you experience in your right kidney area as mentioned, would be an outcome of the chronic cough. Chronic cough leads to muscle strains and tear. Secondly, ...  Read Full »

How to treat shoulder and back pain due to swimming?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week I went swimming with my partner, freestyle-crawl. I advised her to try to breathe on the other side and from the next morning, she has pain. No bump. She probably pulled a muscle and she still has pain on day 7 (although improved by plasters). Should she have an ultrasound ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I am unable to understand the site of pain. Could you be more specific like where does it hurt? Shoulder, neck, chest, or hip region? What medicines have you given so far to the patient? Is there any history of diabetes or hypertension or thyroid issues? Any history...  Read Full »

What is the possible causes for radiating upper back pain and left-sided chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my upper back that radiates to my arms for more than three months now. I also have left-sided chest pain and it spreads to the right side sometimes. I take pain killers occasionally. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Common causes of upper back pain are muscle strain. A traumatic injury can also lead to back pain. Herniated discs are more common in the lower back but may sometimes happen in the upper back too. Pinched nerve in most cases of back pain appears because of lifestyle...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for neck pain that radiates to left arm?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three days, I am having pain in backside of my neck. The pain actually is not in the complete neck it is in a part from neck to mid of the back. When I turn my head to the left it is a kind of electric shock feeling. This may be because of some sleeping angle, I do not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Are you using a thick pillow? Neck muscles seem to be in spasm.  Read Full »

Why do I still feel pain or discomfort due to a back injury two months back?

Query: I have experienced a back injury which has lasted for two months but it has gotten better lately. The event happened when I had my back extended to max(backbend training) and it was just sore afterwards, but the next day the range of motions had been very limited which I couldn’t do any extension ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi. Never try to stretch any body part or full body in a first. if given a try the same will happen. stretching needs to be done on regular while doing exercises and can be extend day by day not by once. anyways dont worry about the low back pain here i will suggest you exercises which at first you...  Read Full »

I have swelling in the hip region after lifting heavy tile. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, First, let me clarify that I have been to a doctor for this problem already. But, the clinic is closed right now and I will not be able to get the diagnosis for a couple of days. But, waiting without knowing the cause is troubling me. So, I am asking for my peace of mind and also to have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you have an over use injury to your abdominal muscles. This happened during the heavy tile lifting.   Read Full »

Can TENS be used to manage muscle pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I played volleyball on Monday night and everything was fine but then I played squash on Tuesday night. My glutes were really really sore on Wednesday. Just deep muscle soreness, But I chalked it up to not having played in 9 months. Then I played volleyball Wednesday night too. And thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history it sounds more of a muscle strain or you can say it as DOMS which is sometimes common as one lands or take a flight for taking up the shot but the pain is not reducing, is not making things clear, whether it is a DOMS or muscle strain as both of it s...  Read Full »

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