Musculoskeletal Pain

Pain affecting the bone, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons is called musculoskeletal pain. Such pain can result from fractures, sprain, dislocations, injury, prolonged immobilization, and overuse.

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What could this sharp acute left-sided chest pain be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have acute sharp pain in my left chest under my nipple, not in the middle. It feels like a tight constricting pain. I took Asprin three hours ago. The pain comes and goes occasionally, and it goes to the left shoulder. It feels very localized. So, I am putting pressure on the spot whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. A proper assessment of the condition can be done if you reply to the following questions. Does this increase with deep breathing? How long does it persist? Is it for a few seconds or minutes? Sharp pain and short-lived pain is less ...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for pain in the outer side of my breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female, who weighs 130 lbs and 5.3 feet tall. For about 12 days, I have had consistent pain in the outer side of my breast up through my armpit. I have a tingling and slightly numb feeling in my left arm. I did not injure it, as far as I am aware. It started suddenly...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need to know few more details about your problem: Was there fever before starting of pain? Any local redness or raised temperature above the area of pain? Any history of lifting heavy weight or doing excessive gym workout before starting of pain? In these 12 days, is th...  Read Full »

What is the reason for mild pain in the upper back and around the arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. For about two weeks or more, I have been experiencing a mild nonspecific pain in my upper body. It is mostly at the upper back, at the center and slightly towards the right. At times, it occurs in the middle and lower back, at the sides, behind the right upper ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, I went through your detailed post. The predominant complaint is a mild pain in the upper back and around the arm. The character of the pain and the pain on applying pressure at some points makes it a musculoskeletal pain. That means that the internal organs are not involved. There are two ...  Read Full »

What is the cause for occasional, irritating, and mild left-sided chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain on the left side of my chest from the last 2 to 3 days. I am not sure, but it seems a muscular pain because whenever I am moving my neck in a particular way or when I press my collar bone, the pain is more. I have a clerical job, and I have to sit a lot in front of th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the history and facts, it appears to be a non-cardiac pain. Also, you had similar pain in the past, and it was non-cardiac, so I think there is no need to worry. Also, the cardiac pain will not worsen on movements or application of pressure, so in all probabilitie...  Read Full »

Give me a solution for fluctuating pain on both sides of the chest.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having a fluctuating (comes and goes) type of pain in both sides of the chest for the last three years. However, the frequency has been increased in the last five months. I had gone through TMT and 2D echo tests three years before. Both these tests were perfect. I got whole bod...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what you mentioned, most likely, you have musculoskeletal pain. Musculoskeletal pain is dull aching and increases with movement or taking in your breath. The cause is most likely due to doing exercises. Chest pain has four dangerous causes that have been excluded ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my mild chest discomfort with raised HR?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old, with no habits. I am feeling chest discomfort for the last three to four days. I have no swelling and no asthma, as well. Hence, I have done all the tests and would like to know the feedback from my test. My BP was 120/80 mmHg yesterday, and today when I checked, i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Cardiac pain typically occurs on exertion and relieves with rest. At rest, discomfort for few seconds is usually non-cardiac, and may be related to gastric or musculoskeletal pain. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Th...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe neck pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have severe neck pain. I have taken multiple x-ray and MRI from different laboratories but they provide conflicting reports. I am getting quite stressed out as to what is causing the discomfort and pain and what are the treatments I should go for. I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your spine MRI is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, there is no reason to panic. It seems to be just a musculoskeletal pain (muscle spasm). I recommend taking Ibuprofen coupled with Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine). Physiotherapy can help too. G...  Read Full »

Please suggest best treatment for fibromyalgia.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few years ago. Over the past three years, it has gotten much worse. I take Lyrica two times a day and Tramadol as needed for the pain. I still have a great deal of pain every day. The Lyrica makes me feel like I cannot think straight and the Tramado...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fibromyalgia is a very frustrating condition, but with the help of the patient, a doctor can treat it. I have treated my patients with all the drugs you have mentioned by managing the doses, but I always ask my patients to do meditation that would help the most in this ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for injury in neck resulting in constant headache?

Query: Hello doctor, After a neck injury five years ago, I get a headache every morning. Because of this, I cannot sleep for more than five hours, headache wakes me. Osteopathy helps not more than one or two days. Please tell me what could it be? Experts whom I consulted, do not know exactly what is the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel really sorry for this painful situation you have to face. After careful review of your detailed case, I want to add that musculoskeletal insult is the main cause behind this pain and lifestyle modification is its main solution. I will elaborate all of this in a v...  Read Full »

Do persistent body pain with intense pain in extremities symptoms of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old and weighs about 86 kg. My whole body hurts. I got pain all over the body, pain in legs and hands. Pain is persistent all the time mostly in the lower feet and hand. I am having pain for the past three months. I just had an appointment with my doctor. He ordered some...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I have gone through your history and the reports attached.(attachment removed to protect patient identity). All the reports are normal. I could not find the reports of liver function tests there, but I suppose your doctor had already looked into it. Do not w...  Read Full »

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