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Doctor insights on: Prednisone For Muscle Inflammation

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Arnica for muscle inflammation?

Arnica for muscle inflammation?

Arnica: If this is local muscle inflammation, arnica cream can be applied topically. It is safe, but should not be applied to broken skin or open wounds. More generalized muscle inflammation needs constitutional homeopathic treatment -- and arnica may or may not be the indicated remedy. In that case the best idea would be collaborative care between conventional physician and skilled homeopath. ...Read more

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Knife like sharp back and bone pain, tiredness and muscle inflammation?

Large differential: At your young age, there are too many possibilities.

Musculoskeletal sources such as back strain, disk protrusions are possible.

But, with the tiredness, and inflammation, I have concerns about a possible rheumatologic origin.

I suggest you see a general physician to initiate a broad workup. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of muscle inflammation fast?

Best way to get rid of muscle inflammation fast?

How fast is fast?: First, is muscle inflamed or is bruised, torn? Is it muscle involvement at all? If it is muscular and inflamed, the rule is the larger the muscle and the longer it's been going on, the longer it will take to resolve, with or without treatment. If you know what caused it, stop it! Use ice, immobilization, anti-inflammatories and maybe splint/support. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes in the neck swell due to muscle inflammation or muscle strains?

Can lymph nodes in the neck swell due to muscle inflammation or muscle strains?

Not with Ms strains: But maybe with ms inflammation, if its infective myositis. Generally I don't believe you get l. Nodes, unless there is an myositis with an enlarged ln from some other cause, like viral or bacterial infection. It'll be coincidental rather ln being from the ms inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for muscle inflammation?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for muscle inflammation?

We call these NSAIDs: Aleve, advil and Motrin are the most popular brand names (ibuprofen and naproxen, the generics) and each works well. Aleve is the easiest to use since you take one twice a day but that doesn't make it better. Different people metabolize the active ingredients slightly differently and so find they have a preference. See which you like best. See a doctor if you need any for more than a week. ...Read more

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I have extreme bone pain along with muscle inflammation and extreme fatigue? Sharp pain please help any suggestions would be great!

I have extreme bone pain along with muscle inflammation and extreme fatigue? Sharp pain please help any suggestions would be great!

Get it evaluated: These issues need evaluation by a doctor who can actually take a detailed history and examine you. Fibromyalgia is one possibility. A rheumatologist would be a good doctor to see for these complaints. ...Read more

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Am I likely to have mouth muscle inflammation after having wisdom teeth removed?

Am I likely to have mouth muscle inflammation after having wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: Depends on the difficulty of the extraction and extent of the surgery needed. With a relatively straight forward extraction there would not be any appreciable muscular inflammation. With more extensive surgery it is certainly possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible hiatal hernia and intercostal muscle inflammation can cause occasional daytime hypopnea? Seeing pulmonary monday, but just curious now.

Is it possible hiatal hernia and intercostal muscle inflammation can cause occasional daytime hypopnea? Seeing pulmonary monday, but just curious now.

Yes!: My spouse an asthmatic for 45 years, recently had surgery to repair a large hiatus hernia. Her asthma has cleared! -- with regurgitation of stomach contents there is occas. Aspiration causing pulmonary problems. ...Read more

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Computer work causing muscle inflammation. Physical therapy & Naproxen just ordered. Considering stopping all supplements. Thoughts?

Computer work causing muscle inflammation. Physical therapy & Naproxen just ordered. Considering stopping all supplements. Thoughts?

Muscle relaxant?: More to do with your posture during work as well as taking few breaks. In the mean time, consider going to an urgent care center or primary to be evaluated for muscle relaxants as well as other therapeutic modalities. If your symptoms last more than 4 weeks, seek your primary for any imaging to be done. ...Read more

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Hey I was in the hospital on sunday for muscle inflammation and severe dehydration, now im having stomach pains, throwing up and everytime I use the bathroom it's black and loose. Can u please help me?

Hey I was in the hospital on sunday for muscle inflammation and severe dehydration, now im having stomach pains, throwing up and everytime I use the bathroom it's black and loose. Can u please help me?

Get to ER NOW!: Call an ambulance or have a friend drive you to the nearest ER. Black stools suggest upper gastrointestinal
bleeding. Your condition sounds serious and delay in getting help could be fatal. Don't waste another minute on the internet. Time is of the essence! ...Read more

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CT scan shows 1mm calcified granuloma in lower left lobe (lower thorax). Could be from an old back muscle inflammation/injury? . Never smoked or had TB/lung infections.

CT scan shows 1mm calcified granuloma in lower left lobe (lower thorax). Could be from an old back muscle inflammation/injury? . Never smoked or had TB/lung infections.

Insignificant: Calcified granulomas are incidental findings often discovered on imaging exams. It is likely from an old infection or other insult, usually one of which you are not usually aware. ...Read more

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Positional severe headache, nausea & vomit x2 wks, stiff neck. Rt arm pain/weak. Brain MRI WNL. LP fluid WNL. Diagnosed Pseudotumor Cerebri. Cervical MRI shows spinal muscle inflammation only; CRP 11.5. No known injury. What could cause inflammation?

Positional severe headache, nausea & vomit x2 wks, stiff neck. Rt arm pain/weak. Brain MRI WNL. LP fluid WNL. Diagnosed Pseudotumor Cerebri. Cervical MRI shows spinal muscle inflammation only; CRP 11.5. No known injury. What could cause inflammation?

Inflammation: The pseudotumor cerebri certainly can cause the headaches. Have you been evaluated for polymyalgia rheumatica or temporal arteritis which can cause elevation of crp? A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you for the inflammatory process if present. For pseudotumor a neurologist, neurosurgeon and ophalmologist may be involved in treatment and follow-up care. ...Read more

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My father had "myositis acute lumbar muscles" is that something I could have inherited?

My father had "myositis acute lumbar muscles" is that something I could have inherited?

Most Unlikely!: Whoever DX you could probably answer that for you.
I don't know that being one of the inheritable diseases. It sounds like you inflammation of your lower back muscles! ...Read more

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What are the odds of developing myositis ossificans (unwanted bone) in my quadriceps muscle?

What are the odds of developing myositis ossificans (unwanted bone) in my quadriceps muscle?

Usually low: The formation of bone in muscle is uncommon. It usually follows a deep contusion (bruise) of the muscle. It this case it would be a blow to the front of the thigh. It can also follow severe head injury. ...Read more

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How rare is it that I got myositis ossificans in my quadriceps muscle?

How rare is it that I got myositis ossificans in my quadriceps muscle?

Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about masticatory muscle myositis?

Anyone know anything about masticatory muscle myositis?

Atrophic myositis: Masticatory muscle myositis (mmm) is an inflammatory disease in dogs affecting the muscles of mastication (chewing). It is also known as atrophic myositis or eosinophilic myositis. Mmm is the most common inflammatory myopathy in dogs. The disease mainly affects large breed dogs. ...Read more

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Could having chicken pox & severe viral myositis at 40yr lead to ai disease with muscle involvemt a few years later or was mild disease alwys present?

Could having chicken pox & severe viral myositis at 40yr lead to ai disease with muscle involvemt a few years later or was mild disease alwys present?

Define AI: We need to clarify what ai is. After chickenpox the virus disappears but remains latent (in hiding and not infectious) in the dorsal ganglion of the neurologic system the virus will not remain in the muscle. It needs to be clarified what type of myositis you actually have. ...Read more

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20yo female athlete with myositis ossificans in cervical paraspinal muscles. Can it cause nausea, fatigue over several months? Any possible treatmnt?

20yo female athlete with myositis ossificans in cervical paraspinal muscles. Can it cause nausea, fatigue over several months? Any possible treatmnt?

Not related: Myosotis ossificans (a form of heterotrophic ossification). Does not usually cause the symptoms described. Symptoms are usually localized to the ossification area. Treatment will depend on when the problem is discovered. It usually includes antinflammatories. In severe cases when the range of motion in the area is significantly affected surgery for removal of the bone is considered. ...Read more

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How can steroids cause myositis but also treat myositis? And can it cause muscle aches after two days of 10 mg predinsone? My legs are really hurting.

How can steroids cause myositis but also treat myositis? And can it cause muscle aches after two days of 10 mg predinsone? My legs are really hurting.

Steroid effects: Steroids treat myositis with their anti-inflammatory effect. They can cause muscle pain due to their effect on electrolytessodium, potassium, magnesium. The leg pain may be due to electrolyte imbalance. See prescribing doc; you may need temporary potassium &/or magnesium supplement to calm leg muscles. ...Read more

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20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?

20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?

Myositis ossificans: The location of the muscle calcification is not located near the vagus nerve based on your location description. Would look for another source of complaints. ...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


Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more