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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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Why does my left side feel tight despite normal reports?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male. For about the last year, I have had this weird sensation on my left side, from my left hip up to below the bottom of my left ribcage. It is mostly just when I am lying on my side. When I lay on my left side, it feels like I am laying on something like a flat pie...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably, you have musculoskeletal pain. Characteristics of musculoskeletal pain are: 1. Dull aching. 2. Increase with certain movements and certain positions. 3. Tender muscles. Do you have similar features? Do you practice heavy exercise? What kind of work do y...  Read Full »

How can I get relief from buttock pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my buttocks. I am unable to walk, and it has been there for a week. I am unable to move my body during sleeping. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain can be a musculoskeletal pain. For that, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug can be taken for five days. A hot compress can be applied over it. If there is no improvement, you can consult an orthopedic surgeon for a detailed physical examination. If the pain is ...  Read Full »

I have pain in my shoulder, arm, breast, and neck. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Since last few days, I am having left sided pain in the shoulder, upper arm, the front area near the shoulder, breast, both outer sides of the neck and collarbone area. Sometimes, it pains on the back side as well. I can feel the pain when I press the body part where the pain originat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, it is not at all related to the heart. Cardiac pain usually increases on exertion and relieves with rest. It will never increase on pressing or arm movement. You do not need to repeat any test. Coming to possibilities, psychosomatic is certainly a possib...  Read Full »

I have pain at the injection site. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a fall recently. The doctor gave me a painkiller injection on my buttocks. Now, I have developed a pain on the right side of the thigh. There is pain only when I touch it, and there is a pain in the place where the injection was given.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had a history of fall. So, you are having a musculoskeletal pain problem. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Ibuprofen can be taken for five days. A hot compress can be applied. Avoid movements that cause pain. Take rest. If there is no improvement, the...  Read Full »

Why do I have sharp left sided chest pain under my nipple?

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 lik...  Read Full »

I am suffering from chest pain and high BP. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old male. My height is 6 feet and weight is 194 pounds. My waist is 36 inches. Around 20 years back, I was heavily into sports and a winner of a gold medal at the national level athletics. Nine months before, I was diagnosed with hypertension and occasional mild chest pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is evident that your solution of one problem led to another. Systolic bridging does cause chest pain and also smoking can cause vasospasm that is, constriction of vessels. Hence, the chest pain will be alleviated only if you totally quit smoking. All the doctors who h...  Read Full »

Why do I have stretching pain in the lower part of my 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 »

I have back pain. Is it due to kidney problems?

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 »

I have chest pain but the reports are normal. Kindly help.

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 do I have 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 »

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