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Muscle soreness in upper back/spine. Cracking near sternum; hurts sometimes. Occasional joint pain in right hip. What could this be?

Muscle soreness in upper back/spine. Cracking near sternum; hurts sometimes. Occasional joint pain in right hip. What could this be?

Musculoskeletal pain: At your young age nothing should be serious. Use some Aleve (naproxen) or Advil after food. Topical meds like Bengay and local heat where it hurts should help ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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101-104 fever x 5 days. Severe muscle and joint pain. Can't sit or stand w/o assistance b/c of severe bilateral hip pain. No cough, clear chest xray.

101-104 fever x 5 days. Severe muscle and joint pain. Can't sit or stand w/o assistance b/c of severe bilateral hip pain. No cough, clear chest xray.

Be seen: You certainly would want to be seen and accurately diagnosed for this condition, especially with your high fevers. It may be a viral illness, but there are many possibilities. A good exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have been taking a statin drug x 2 months. Started having severe joint and muscle pain especially in knees and hip. Should I discontinue use? It is interfering with daily worouts and normal activities.

I have been taking a statin drug x 2 months. Started having severe joint and muscle pain especially in knees and hip. Should I discontinue use? It is interfering with daily worouts and normal activities.

Contact your doc: You should contact your physician. Statins can cause muscle pain and weakness, however sometimes changing medication or lowering the dose can still allow you to get the cholesterol lowering benefit of the medication while avoiding the side effects. Your physician will also discuss other possibilities for your pain to ensure it is indeed the medication and not another cause, such as your workouts. ...Read more

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What to do for hip joint pain?

What to do for hip joint pain?

Depends upon cause.: Initially rest, ice, compression, elevation. Consider imaging, good history and exam. ...Read more

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Can anybody give me advice about lower back/ left hip joint pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be due to tendon, cartilage, muscle, bone or joint abnormalities. Have it evaluated by your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is the surgery only answer to hip joint pain? I am 49 years old male from india.

Is the surgery only answer to hip joint pain? I am 49 years old male from india.

If this arthritis: If this is hip arthritis there are 3 general treatment options. The first is activity modification and medications such as anti-inflamitories. The second is cortisone injections. Last is hip surgery, usually a total hip replacement, occasionally hip resurfacing. ...Read more

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What causes hip joint pain and what treatments should I follow or exercises should I do?

What causes hip joint pain and what treatments should I follow or exercises should I do?

Get it evaluated: Hip area back can be due to arthritis of the hip, bursitis, tendinitis or be a referred pain from the lower back. Get it evaluated and then you will know what treatment will work best. ...Read more

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Had sex, went to bed and I was fine. Woke up the next morning with bad inner hip joint pain. I was in tears after few steps. Please help!

Pain: On the assumption that you had sex often without symptoms, you must be taken to the nearest Emergency facility to see your problem and have the team decide what to do. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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What can heal hip joint pain?

What can heal hip joint pain?

Hip joint: Depends upon the cause. You should have imaging study and good history and exam to hone in on the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I complain of hip joint pain while walking?

I complain of hip joint pain while walking?

Depends: Depends on the location of the "hip." the term "hip" is often not specifically localizing, even for physicians. If pain in in the groin, actual hip joint may be involved. If pain is on the side, it may be bursitis. If pain is in the butt, other possibilities. This would have to be localized and then specific treatment of bursal injection, identification and assurance of no fracture.... ...Read more

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Help. Hip joint pain after dancing? Did not fall down.

Help. Hip joint pain after dancing? Did not fall down.

Many reasons: Trochanteric bursitis, snapping hip, iliacus tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, femoral stress fracture, osteoarthritis.Those some of the causes for hip pain in a dancer. Pleas check it out. Thank you. ...Read more

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I am suffering with severe hip joint pain. Suggest remedy.?

I am suffering with severe hip joint pain. Suggest remedy.?

Careful exam + X-ray: See someone who can do a careful ms exam, including internal rotation of hips while seated. If you have pain, probable arthritis. Make sure you point out where the pain is: your self-declared pain may be in your trochanteric bursa, your sacroiliac joint, or your piriformis muscle, to name just a few. A standing ap-pelvis should be obtained. ...Read more

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How good is walking backwards for people with hip joint pain?

How good is walking backwards for people with hip joint pain?

See details: I personally have never heard of that as a remedy for hip arthritis. If it is so painful for you to walk, you need toe get it evaluated to determine the cause. Treatment can help. ...Read more

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Hello...i have severe hip joint pain in right side since my delivery. My daughter is 4 months now?

Hello...i have severe hip joint pain in right side since my delivery. My daughter is 4 months now?

You may have stretch: Your ligament and with exercise it will get better.

Dont worry and try exercising yourself with any painkiller that you have at home like aspirin or brufen (Ibuprofen). and give it a couple more weeks. It will get better.

Good luck and congratulations on your baby. ...Read more

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Could shoe sole replacements cause hip joint pain?

Shoe Inserts and Hip: Subtle changes in shoes, insoles and orthotic devices can cause and help problems up the leg. If you simply switched an old shoe insert with a new insert, that alone probably did not cause the problem. My first guess would be that the shoes overall are beginning to break down and replacing the insoles was too late to help a developing hip problem. I would get a new shoe and test out this theory. ...Read more

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Severe hip joint pain, I've taken sleeve and aspirin together and seperstely?

Severe hip joint pain, I've taken sleeve and aspirin together and seperstely?

Let me explain: If you have sever hip pain you should go to your doctor and have him check it and x-ray to see what is going on, he will treat you based on the exam and x-ray. ...Read more

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What could cause hip joint pain? What treatments should I follow or what exercises should I do to prevent the pain?

What could cause hip joint pain? What treatments should I follow or what exercises should I do to prevent the pain?

Needs evaluation: Even the name "hip" pain is not specific. See physician to identify exactly where the pain is located. There is often specific treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause my hip joint pain and how to improve it?

A variety of things: You have osteoarthritis in your hip joints. You could also have pain referred from your si joint, lower back pain, or even your knee.

See your doctor to better determine what is going on. ...Read more

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What does it mean: extreme hip joint pain due to sitting criss-cross?

What does it mean: extreme hip joint pain due to sitting criss-cross?

Osteoarthritis.: Usually it means one has significant arthritis of the hip. Get the hip evaluated and x rayed. Other causes such as a bursitis are less likely. ...Read more

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Why am I getting hip joint pain when I pivot, to the point I keel over for a sec. Then I am fine for a few days then It happens again.??

Hip arthritis?: It is obviously difficult to say what is wrong wthout examining you.... However your symptoms suggest early hip arthritis. Pain in your groin and 'deep'in your hip with weight -bearing suggest early hip osteoarthritis especially w/ pivoting maneuvers. I would suggest seeing a board certified orthopedic surgeon for examination and X-rays. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I have been having hip joint pain for a long time. It willl wake me up in sever pain in the middle of the night. Its only in my left hip.

I have been having hip joint pain for a long time. It willl wake me up in sever pain in the middle of the night. Its only in my left hip.

Bursitis?: Hip pain that wakes you at night is classically bursitis, but you will need a physical exam to be sure. A steroid injection into your great troch bursa will help this if that is what it is. Nsaids may also benefit, but speak with your physician prior. Stretch your it band and your hamstrings to help. If oa, consider joint injections, pt. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is best joint pain and muscle pain relief formula?

Exercise: In general no matter what type of muscle or joint pain you have exercise is a major part of your therapy. Medications have to be more specific to the diagnosis so one can not give a blanket recommendation. ...Read more

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I know anxiety can cause muscle pain, but can it cause joint pain as well?

I know anxiety can cause muscle pain, but can it cause joint pain as well?

No: 24 yo asks if "anxiety" causes "joint pain". Anxiety originates in the mind & reflects psychologic effects of mental processes. Joint pain originates in soft tissue pain transducers within tendons & ligaments surrounding joints. Persons w. greater anxiety intensity might subjectively experience & report "greater" joint pain; whether they do is an unmeasurable & unprovable theoretical speculation. ...Read more

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Post dislocation and reduction hip joint pain - now stiff hip joint - results and advice?

Physical Therapy: You should see your doctor about setting you up for a structured physical therapy program to strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the hip without doing undue damage to them. ...Read more

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I’ve had hip joint pain on one side. I can’t sit for a long time or sit on the floor. I can’t bring my leg up to put on shoes?

I’ve had hip joint pain on one side. I can’t sit for a long time or sit on the floor. I can’t bring my leg up to put on shoes?

Sounds like problem: With your low back or hip. You need to see an ortho or spine specialist for imaging tests and proper treatment. This might be a nerve problem also. ...Read more

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I am having hip joint pain and lower back pain from last 12 years.

I am having hip joint pain and lower back pain from last 12 years.

Several issues: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem or all the above. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well. If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment (s) based on correct diagnosis or diagnoses ranging from medication, injections, pt, etc. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies would you recommend for slipped disc- and hip joint pain?

Which natural remedies would you recommend for slipped disc- and hip joint pain?

Glucosamine: I would recommend glucosamine sulfate and msm 1500mg per day for joint based pain that is related to articular cartilage wear. If you can get a micronized chondroitin sulfate this can help as well. This can also be helpful for maintaining your vertebral disc health. Most herniated discs resolves symptoms with time and appropriate exercises. If not then alternative treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more