Q. I am feeling muscle and joint pain after playing rugby. Is this normal?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 10, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 03, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am a 22 year old female. I was playing touch rugby two days ago. It just so happens, and I have not exercised in a while now. I am having severe lower back pain, muscular and  joint pains around my thighs. Today is the second day, and I am still feeling the pain. Is this normal? Do I need to seek medical attention?

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

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  • It is probably a muscle soreness due to sudden activities following prolonged inactivity. It usually takes a week to resolve without medicine.
  • However, I suggest you tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg or Diclofenac 50 mg whenever needed up to two times a day along with some antacid like tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg before breakfast once a day for three days.
  • I also suggest Diclofenac gel or spray for local application two times a day. Also, have hot water fomentation two to three times a day.
  • If it responds in a day or two, then it is fine. Otherwise, you should visit a doctor for examination and x-ray lumber spine, anteroposterior and lateral view.

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