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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Overview)

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 lasts for a while.


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What causes muscle pain?

What causes muscle pain?

Injury: Most muscle pain after work outs are a result of microscopic tears in the muscle fibers, when these heal and repair the muscle will ultimately be stronger ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
954 Doctors shared insights

Muscle Pain (Overview)

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 lasts for a while.


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Muscle pain (Tip)

Soaking aching feet (especially in epsom salts) won't improve your joints, it'll just chap the skin! ...See more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
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Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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What will heal muscle pain?

What will heal muscle pain?

Rest, ice: I would rest and allow the injury to heal
the best treatment would be ice, nsaids
and avoidance of any exacerbating
activities.
If symptoms persist, you should be
evaluated. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Willsjogrens syndrome cause muscle pain?

Willsjogrens syndrome cause muscle pain?

Dry eyes & mouth: Sjögren’s can also affect other parts of the body. Patients may experience pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints, rashes on the arms and legs related to vasculitis – an inflammation of tiny blood vessels. The lungs, liver and kidneys may become inflamed; some people develop tingling and numbness in the limbs because of neurological involvement. ...Read more

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Muscle pain (Tip)

Work on core strengthening to give your back a break. The muscles in the front and on sides help too. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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How to treat a muscle pain?

How to treat a muscle pain?

Depend upon location: You need first to stablish the ethiology of the muscle pain are you taking statins, are you overusing it? And is that is the case you need a cool downd period following by streching eexercises. Need to know which muscle is involved and where in your body is the pain located at. Different muscle groups have different ethiologies for the pain and different treatments. ...Read more

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Muscle pain (Tip)

Keep your back and tummy muscles strong and flexible. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What is the best treatment for chronic muscle pain?

MUSCLE PAIN: Best treatment would be to have a full evaluation by a neurologist to understand what specifically contributes to the muscle problems.
Then that cause is treated directly if possible (sometimes with antispasmodics or anti-inflammatories). ...Read more

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What are traditional chinese medicine treatments for chronic muscle pain?

Several: Acupuncture is the most well known based on the flow of energy through the body through what are called meridians. Each of these channels have points close the the skin surface. The basic idea is to help restore normal energy flow which in turn helps the muscle pain. There are also traditional chinese herbs to help restore balance or "harmony" in the body. Diet-try gluten/dairy free for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Muscle pain (Tip)

Exercise your core muscles - swim laps. ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Muscle pain (Tip)

"it's in my back". Yes, but very often it's also in your psyche. Internal pain + unbalanced muscles. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How can I prevent muscle pain and side effects of accutane?

See details: There is very little you can do to avoid side-effects. This is a medication that must be closely monitored by a doctor. Tell your doctor if you are taking supplements or other meds as some can interact with accutane. Also, do not start any of these while taking Accutane unless you discuss them first with the doctor who is prescribing the accutane. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get muscle pain off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get muscle pain off and on?

Possible: There are multiple reasons for muscle pain, including dehydration, over activitiy and numerous others... Best to discuss the pain with your doctor. ...Read more

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Muscle pain (Tip)

Be sure to work your back and paraspinal muscles at the gym. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What causes muscle pain?

Injury: Most muscle pain after work outs are a result of microscopic tears in the muscle fibers, when these heal and repair the muscle will ultimately be stronger ...Read more

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Muscle pain in right cafe?

Muscle pain in right cafe?

IF THERE HAS BEEN NO: Trauma, if you are not on birth control, smoke, inactive, recently sitting around for prolonged periods of time, and calf not red and shinny, hot, it is unlikely you have a blood clot.
Muscle pain in the calf is common. Ibuprofen and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) should help.
If any of the above symptoms are present though, please see your doctor or go to urgent care please. ...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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

Soreness ...Read more