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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What does neural foramina are widely patent in lumbar spine MRI mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe back pain, so I got an MRI of the lumbar spine. I do not understand the findings. Please explain the MRI findings to me. The report read, five non-rib-bearing lumbar vertebral bodies are identified. For purposes of numbering, the L5/S1 level corresponds to axia...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

General Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your MRI report. This report is suggestive of some strain in your back muscles, in particular on the right side. If your low back pain is more on right side and started suddenly following some strenuous activity or a jerk while doing something, thi...  Read Full »

Can lung cancer cause back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male, and I have back pain. I wanted to know about the possible association of back pain with lung cancer. I have been a smoker for the past 12 years. My daily consumption is about 6 to 10 cigarettes. I do not consume alcohol, and I do not chew tobacco and have no o...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Back pain is not a common symptom of cancer lung. It can happen in a case of lung cancer with metastasis that is late stage. Your symptom is not related to cancer at all. It is due to strain. Physiotherapy will cure your problem. At this age and your habits without a fam...  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 »

From my MRI, kindly explain about my knee pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a runner, and I am facing knee pain on my left leg since the last two months. I consulted an orthopedician and got an MRI as well, but there is nothing abnormal. But, I still have pain. I am a diabetic and on medicine for that alone. I have attached the MRI reports for reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have sprain or strain on your knee and is also demonstrated by the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What did you take for pain relief? Are you wearing a brace? Did you do any physical therapy? Revert with the details to an internal ...  Read Full »

There is swelling and pain under breast after injury. Is it due to rib fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I was kicked under my right breast six days ago. I thought the pain I felt was just muscle so I used rapid relief spray but still the pain is there. The area is slightly swollen and I feel pain when I bend, or when I put pressure on the right side. Also I cannot carry things that I used ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the brief history. I will advice to take up an X-ray. Any muscular injury will heal within a day or three maximum. If the pain is persisting, then better to take an X-ray to rule out any hairline fracture of the rib. Post X-ray, you may need...  Read Full »

I have muscle pain with tiredness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel very tired all the time. My muscles are always sore that makes me sleepy. I feel very lethargic and tired even after a small bit of physical activity. I am a case of hypothyroidism using Thyronorm 50.  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypothyroidism itself causes generalized weakness or other possibilities like anemia or electrolyte imbalance or infection or chronic fatigue syndrome, etc., may present like this. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Take green leafy vegetabl...  Read Full »

How can the muscle pain in fibula be cured?

Query: Hello doctor,Last week, I went to play basketball for 3 to 4 days and after playing, there was muscle pain in fibula part of the leg. And if I take one day rest, and again go to play, then again the pain resumes. Please suggest me some cure.  Read Full »


Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As this pain looks to be more of muscle fatigue. As the fatigue is going to set in because of a less muscular part in the leg region. Mostly the anterior portion of the leg pains which is the fascia pain. You can use icing to reduce the pain. For having a good sports...  Read Full »

Am I having back pain due to muscle strain or disc problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently been experiencing lower back problems on the right side of my back. I work out a lot and have been working out for some time now and I generally do a range of heavy to mid-weight sets quite often. I remember initially feeling this pain immensely while squatting (was we...  Read Full »


Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing a brief history. As per me, it looks like the paraspinal muscles are getting over excited to safeguard the spine and the ligaments of the intervertebral joints are also getting over excited due to the weight lifting. There should be a proper g...  Read Full »

I have pain in neck, hand, and weakness due to degenerative changes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with the degenerative changes in the cervical and many more things. I am attaching the MRI report also. Symptoms include pain in neck, shoulder, hand, weakness, dizziness. I cannot sleep properly, cannot sit for a long time. I have also consulted with some doctor but no...  Read Full »


Dr. Gerry Mike

Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and seen the MRI report. It seems that the spine shows degeneration in the bones and disk but does not show any impingement of the spinal cord and the nerves. However, the cervical vertebrae are abnormally straightened as opposed to normal curve...  Read Full »

I heard a pop while turning neck and now it is sore. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning to go to school. When I lifted my head and looked right, I heard a big pop and my left side of my neck and upper shoulder are sore. I have been icing and heating it. I need this to heal soon as possible as I have hockey match coming up.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.After careful analysis of the history provided, I would like to say that you are having a neck strain and probably resulted in torticollis. Having said that, I would like to also mention that it would take time to heal. It is basically a tear in the muscle and few struct...  Read Full »

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