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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Aching muscles: Soreness or discomfort of muscles.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NSAIDS, ice, walk: Low intensity cycling or walking, then gentle stretching exercises. Ice for about 45 minutes 3-4 times per day, will address inflammation and swelling ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
Build slowly: You will have to build up your exercise level over time. You cannot start a new strenuous program without building up your strength and tolerance. A ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Both need sugar: Both muscles and the brain need sugar to work well.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Cervical strain: Neck muscles strain can cause headache, spasm and stiffness. Needs some muscle relaxants, pain meds, exercises. May be massage.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
MusclePain + Anxiety: The incidence of pain actually caused by the mind (stress/anxiety) is exceedingly rare. It is a part of the chronic muscle pain in your legs. Rec.: s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Doubtful: Other causes are much more likely
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
OK?: Cold compresses to sore areas and if able to use safely, NSAID (like aleve (naproxen) or advil) can reduce the discomfort while it heals over next few ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Your symptoms may: Suggest kidney problems if your creatinine level is high. Have a comprehensive blood work with your dr including bun/ creatinine (main kidney functio ... Read More
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. I ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Possible: There must be a balance of muscles supporting the head to remain comfortable. The delts and lats help support the upper body and shoulders which are h ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Smith
10 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Meralgia paresthetic: A correct answer would require a lot more history about you and how long you have been suffering this problem. The area you describe might or might n ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Your symptoms are too nonspecific to offer an opinion. Have the issue evaluated.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Exercise: Muscles change with exercise. Ache can come from overuse, underuse, misuse and abuse. Underlying skeletal problems can make the problem persist. W ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Actually, yes: They can.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Tense neck muscles are a symptom of something else. It may be due to anxiety, depression or conditions of the neck or sinuses. All those conditions, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in Pain Management
Multiple treatments: Fm is a quirky entity to treat. We really don't know what causes it and a lot of doctors "don't believe" in it. Find a good pain medicine or rheumatol ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Likely referred pain: Although eye pain can definitely be related to a problem with the eyes (e.g. Elevated eye pressure, inflammation inside of the eye), the constellation ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See your Family Doc.: For such generalized symptoms, 2 causes that come to mind immediately are a bleeding disorder resulting in bleeding in various areas of the body; or c ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be just flu: If no fever wait.If lasts for a while see physician.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Do you have varicose: Veins in the leg, if you do, this could be superficial phlebitis, if you do not it could muscular origin, both you could treat with Motrin and moist h ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Neck pain: Muscle pain can be made better with a stretching, anti inflammatory and ice program also slow and gradual return to activities.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Do not wait..: for any "guesses" you might receive on this Website!! Yor symptoms are such that a COMPLETE MEDICAL EVALUATION is in order! If you ask question again ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Gentlle stretching is usually helpfull. Oltherwise the muscles tighten and this can cause symptoms to worsen.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience in Family Medicine
YES!: Gentle stretching can actually speed up and improve the healing of sore, knotted muscles. Try not to overdo it with painful stretches or bounce around ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Sure, be gentle: Muscles in our body contract when used. They can cramp up from overworking, as can be seen with exercise. Ice initially for a couple of days followed ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
May be spondylitis.: See a rheumatologist first for labs and X-rays.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Myalgia/spasm: the famous "knots in the neck and shoulders"- usually stress or tension related or related to poor form in exercise. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, m ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Tension vs position: Many reasons to wake up sore & achy rather than well rested. Unconscious tension leads the list along w/poor sleep position (perhaps you slept on ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: There are many vitamins & supplements that boost immune function. He could try a good multivitamin plus 2000 mg of vit, .C 2x/day, 5000 units of vit d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes. Move.: The biggest issue with hand and arm injuries is stiffness due to a patient not moving because it hurts. The pain of stiffness can only be overcome b ... Read More
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