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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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Query: Hi doctor,Are you familiar with rhabdomyolysis? I work out regularly and started a new program last week. I had some usual muscle soreness that reduced in a while. However, I never experienced extreme pain or swelling. Two days ago, I woke up extremely cold in the middle of the night and thought I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Yes, rhabdomyolysis is when your muscle breaks down, and its pigment damages the kidney. Its primary treatment is hydration when done at the right time and in the right amount. In your case, it is less likely, beca...  Read Full »

I have had pain in the lower left area of my pelvis for the past one week that occurs when I sit, bend, or stand up. Is it due to strain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in the lower left area of my pelvis for almost a week now. The pain is mild and feels like some strain. The pain is not constant and occurs when I bend while leaning forward. It also happens when I try to sit down or stand up (most of the time, but not always). Also, I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below, 1. Avoid bending forward. 2. Use a support belt. 3. Avoid stress, strain exertion, lifting heavy weights, rigorous exercise, etc. 4. Take the tablet Shel...  Read Full »

Will excruciating pain in feet while walking indicate fracture in feet?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days ago I jumped off a gate that was about 10 feet tall. Upon landing, I landed flat on my feet, a surge of excruciating pain took over my feet. Since then, I have trouble walking and the pain has not yet subsided. Though it hurts a lot when I am walking and putting pressure on...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Without examining you it is very difficult to be precise but I can say with confidence that you have a significant injury as bruising is a hallmark of either a fracture or a significant soft tissue trauma. Weight-bearing is the second thing we look at and if you cannot...  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 pain in the armpit and pectoral muscles. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain in my right armpit and at the level of my right pectoralis muscle for about two months now. I did an ultrasound, MRI, and CT but they found nothing (no lymph nodes, no cysts, lumps, or anything). I did a breast examination, and all is good. The pain is at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I would like to know some details - 1. What type of pain do you feel - burning, stretching, heaviness, bursting, pinprick, current-like, or something else? 2. Do you get this pain on just light touch on the skin over th...  Read Full »

I have swelling in the hip region after lifting heavy tile. Why?

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears that you have an over use injury to your abdominal muscles. This happened during the heavy tile lifting. It could be abdominal muscle sprain, muscle strain, or inflammation. Less likely but ventral hernia is a possibility. Cold compressions. Ibuprofen 600 m...  Read Full »

Why do I have intercostal strain and blood in sputum?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed with an intercostal strain. The symptoms are pain in the area of strain and swelling. Unfortunately, I have developed a frightening symptom where I am coughing up blood coated mucus. My father who worked as an EMT says that it is not an emergency and that I sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood in sputum should not be ignored and should be taken seriously. The causes could be bronchitis, bronchiectasis, lung abscess, etc. High rate of cigarette smoking is the main underlying cause for the above mentioned pathological diseases. You have to undergo several...  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 (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) report also. Symptoms include pain in neck, shoulder, hand, weakness, dizziness. I cannot sleep properly, cannot sit for a long time. I have also consu...  Read Full »

Dr. Gerry Mike Palisoc

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern and seen the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 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 straightene...  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 the 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 a hockey match coming up.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After careful analysis of the history provided, I would like to say that you are having a neck strain, which 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 a f...  Read Full »

Why are MRI results clear despite lower back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Is this possible that person has normal BP and after that, when he stands more than 10 minutes or sits on a chair for more than 10 minutes, his mind becomes weighted (means not proper attentive)? Is this situation possible in lower back pain whereas the MRI test is clear? Guide me what...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to let you know that the history you have provided is insufficient and not clear. Having said that, I would like to assure you that, yes, it is possible to have lower back ache with a normal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report. A lower backach...  Read Full »

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