Sprain

A sprain is caused when the ligament is stretched, usually during an injury. The ankle is the most commonly affected joint in the body. Resting the affected joint, applying ice and an elastic bandage, and keeping the joint elevated relieves pain due to a sprain. A sprain usually gets healed within two weeks, but in severe cases, it can take months.

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Other than using ortho footwear and compression socks, what can I do for ankle pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ankle pain. It remains only for a few seconds sometimes. I have done some things to have some relief. I tried wearing ortho choice footwear for home use. I tried wearing compression socks during daytime. I tried using ice once or twice daily in that area. Kindly suggest a remedy...  Read Full »


Dr. R. Jay Ganesh Jay Ganesh

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It can be a bursa inflammation or plantar fasciitis which is a fascia inflammation. You can do an ankle X-ray. Doing ice therapy is good. Meanwhile, take some analgesics like Paracetamol. You can start taking physiotherapy like IFT (interfe...  Read Full »

Please suggest medications for my sprain in the neck.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male with a weight of 52 kilograms and a height of five feet eight inches. After moving heavy furniture last night, I got a sprain in my neck. I have a stinging pain on the left side of the neck. My pain is present at the connecting point of the head to the left shoulder...  Read Full »


Dr. Maithili Patel

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You got a sprain in the neck or shoulder muscles. Having a sprain after pulling heavy objects is a common problem. There is a development of swelling in that particular area with muscle spasms. Neck movements will be painful and restricted definitely. Apply icepack on t...  Read Full »

Why do I sprain my back at the same spot three to four times a week?

Query: Hi doctor,I got a sprain in my back before eight years. Now I am getting a sprain on the same spot three to four times a week. I am getting sprain easily when I do simple exercises in my ankle, shoulder, neck, and back. I am doing physiotherapy and stretching every day. But nothing helps me. What to...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sprained muscles can be reduced by doing ultrasound therapy for ten to fifteen days. Applying hot water fermentation along with Diclofenac ointment help in reducing pain. After having a reduction in sprain, relaxed muscles have to be stretched step by step slowly by...  Read Full »

I am unable to move my right arm shoulder joint pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,A few months ago, I pulled some heavy object very hard using my right hand. Now, I am facing sharp pain for a very short period, maybe once per day near the shoulder joint. Also, I am having difficulty in moving that arm. I have my exams coming up. I want to know what can be done now.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Vijaykishor Verma

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I need to know a few things before answering your question. Has your pain started after that incident of pulling the heavy object or has been some time difference between it? What activity provocates your pain? If it is coming once per day on heavy ...  Read Full »

Why is there a foot swelling in a psoriasis patient for past two months?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is my mother, age 58, with chronic psoriasis which is under control. She has been having right foot swelling for the past two months. Her left feet is normal. Initial diagnosis at local clinics was an infection and severe arthritis. She was put on anti-inflammatory, antibi...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and can understand how worried you are about your mother. This seems to be due to the foot sprain she inflicted in the recent past (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She might have caused a damage to the soft tissues of ...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in my wrist and fingers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently feeling pain in my wrists, both hands. The pain sometimes radiates into fingers and finger joints and also the back of the palm. Yesterday, I completed my rabies five injection dose. I did a similar five injection course seven months back. Did I take an overdose? Are my...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pain in both the wrist joints that radiate into fingers and finger joints with the back of the palm. You had a history of lifting a bag of 10 kg in a wrong wa...  Read Full »

I did deadlifts and squats on the same day and have a very bad back pain. What should I do now?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. Three weeks ago, I did deadlifts and squats on the same day. I have been training for two years, and I never faced any lower back issues. I experienced pain and soreness in my lower back about two days and a week goes I thought it was a little pain, and I did ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sounds more of the lower back ligament sprain. You may have injured the back. The first thing to do is to look for an MRI, like any soft tissue Injury if not focused, then might become chronic. I will advise you to do some exercises for strengthening the paraspina...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my neck pain after pulling a tight fit cloth over my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I had pain when pulling a tight fitted wetsuit over my head and that caused severe pain for four weeks. It got better but it has now been four months and I cannot turn my head left or right as it hurts. The neck is stiff and I fell somewhere around C7 vertebra. I have pain with what feel...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, what you had is a minor strain and dysfunction in your neck. Nothing to worry about. A small muscle while you try to pull up that wet suit caused spasm and pain which have not got relaxed and disturbing the structures as it is still in that dysfuncti...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain under the rib cage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My weight is 53 kg and height is 5.3. From yesterday afternoon, I have some pain under my rib cage. Please check the reference image. I can breathe easily, but it is paining when I am breathing heavy. It has also pained when I laugh, cough and puke. Please help me wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is the pain on the right lower side or left lower side of the rib cage? The reason why I am asking this is due to different organs in these areas and the treatment may be different. Please also share if you have cough, fever, chills, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, yellow ...  Read Full »

How to treat leg pain and soft tissue injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 20 days, I went to a party, got drunk and met with a fall. My leg started paining from the next day. I could not walk without it hurting. I went to A and E and they said it was just a soft tissue injury. Still now, I am having pain and not able to bend it properly or fully extend ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arti Sharma

Paediatrician, General Practitioner, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your pain and concern. It is possible that you have suffered a muscle sprain. I advise you to try RICE approach (rest, ice, compression and elevation) for it. Rest the sprained part for at least 48 to 72 hours completely. Do not use it. Apply ice wrapped in ...  Read Full »

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