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 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 »

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 o...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 canno...  Read Full »

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 »

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