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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I am a 20-year-old male smoker. Why do I feel tingling sensation in my hands and lips, and pressure on my chest?

Query: Hi,I am a 20-year-old male, and I smoke three cigarettes per day. For the last six months, I have had a strange feeling in my left arm. Today the small finger of both the hands and the lips feel a tingling sensation. I also feel pressure on my chest. Medications have not helped me. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: HI, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It seems to be due to some musculoskeletal issues. It can occur due to a sedentary lifestyle, sitting, sleeping in a wrong posture, lack of exercise, or deficiency of vitamins and minerals. Here are my suggestions for you...  Read Full »

I have continuous back pain. Is it sciatica?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having back pain. Six months ago I had S1 and L5 fusion. Normally, no surgery or anything. My doctor asked me to take rest. Then two months back I was again having pain in my back and no findings from my X-ray. Then I did an MRI four days back when I was having pain in my legs mai...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Does the pain continue even when you lie down to sleep? Does the pain radiate to the legs? MRI report shows problems with the vertebrae (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But it would be better if you can get a second opinion for the vertebral pathology. Tr...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old male with on-and-off chest pain for the past three years. I got my ECG and echocardiogram done, which were normal. What can be the cause of my chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having chest pain for the last three years. It comes and goes away, and I did an ECG, which was normal. The echocardiogram I did was also normal. No one was able to find the cause or provide me with a diagnosis. Even now, when I check my heart rate, it is 95 beats per minute. I am ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I request you to not worry. The chest pain seems to be musculoskeletal pain due to sitting in the wrong posture, sleeping in the wrong posture, or lack of exercise. Please do neck, back, and shoulder exercises daily. Try to sleep and sit in ...  Read Full »

I accidentally took too much Vicodin for back pain and it has caused reactions. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 72-year-old woman and having back pain for more than three days across the lower back and sides. It feels like inflammation. How can I tell if this is simple back pain or kidney problems? I take Lithium twice a day (bipolar) and Levothyroxine. Also Vitamins, Fiber gel tablet and...  Read Full »

Dr. Firas Arnaout

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your pain is aggravated by movements and improved by rest, then it is probably due to musculoskeletal rather than kidney problems. One of the tests to find out is to do a urine test to find out if there are signs of infection or blood. You mentioned that you have fat...  Read Full »

How can I get relieved from the stretching pain in the ribs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. I am getting a stretching pain in the lower part of my ribs, front and back on right-hand side for past one week. It feels like it is under my ribs on base.Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your query. You have musculoskeletal pain which is dull and tight pain that increases with movement and taking the breath. Local Voltaren (Diclofenac) gel three times per day and Deep Heat cream three times per day for two weeks will improve it. The other ...  Read Full »

My head feels numb after a slip and fall. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I slipped on a wet concrete floor due to the rain. I fell flat on my back and then hit the parietal bone part of my head. I now have a bump there. I went to the ER and they did a CT scan. It showed no fractures. She checked my knee reflexes. They were good. But I still have pain in the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think there is anything to worry about if the CT (computed tomography) brain is normal. This might just be a simple musculoskeletal pain due to local trauma. I suggest you try tablet Emanzen D (Serratiopeptidase) SOS for pain over the head. Take it with an a...  Read Full »

Does my chest pain sound like a heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had fluctuating elevated blood pressure for three to four years between 135 to 180/85-112 mm of Hg. I did not take any medication. I have had episodes of sudden fainting, pain and burning in the chest. When tested, ECG was fine. But four days ago, it was different. I had felt ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are not typical of a heart attack. They seem to indicate musculoskeletal pain or inflammation. Is the pain triggered by deep breathing or body movements? This would be another argument in favor of a musculo-skeletal pain. The increase in blood pressure ...  Read Full »

Have chest pain from three days but reports are normal. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 36 years old. I am feeling a chest pain from the last three days. About nine months ago, echo, angiography, etc., were done which were normal. Still, pain is felt.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are many causes of chest pain: Musculoskeletal: It is a stabbing type of pain, very annoying, and is associated with tenderness, usually following trauma, abrupt violent movement, uncomfortable sleeping position or exposure to extreme cold weather. Heart att...  Read Full »

Why is there a feeling of discomfort and numbness in my left arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old man. For the past few weeks, I have had a feeling of discomfort and numbness in my left arm and heart. Also, I have discomfort and kind of pain in my armpits. I can also feel tingling pain in my bones from fingers to toes. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is less likely for a young person without risk factors like diabetes, hypertension, and a family history of smoking to have chest pain. I suggest that your pain is due to a musculoskeletal sprain. Chest pain is usually related to efforts and its deep, suffocatin...  Read Full »

Why is there discomfort in right hip joint and knee after lumbar puncture?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 17 years old. He has delayed learning. I am at the hospital for the last two weeks and they do not have an answer as to what is wrong with my son. MRI will be done on Monday. My son has IOP and ICP and due to his recent laser diode for glaucoma and LP, the result showed th...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that his symptoms could be related to joint pain or musculoskeletal pain. For this reason, I would recommend performing some tests to investigate possible causes. 1. Complete blood count, PCR (polymerase chain reaction),...  Read Full »

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