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Doctor insights on: Severe Myalgia

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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


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What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

See details: The causes are too numerous to list. If the issue occurs frequently seek medical help. ...Read more

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What could be causing severe, localized muscle pain?

What could be causing severe, localized muscle pain?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of severe post op muscle pain?

What can be the cause of severe post op muscle pain?

Complicated: Where, when, what type of surgery, did you have anesthesia and what type? Too many unanswered questions to address this intelligently. Either reask the question with more info, or discuss with the surgeon who did the operation. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing severe muscle pain on the left side only of my upper back area off and on now for several years and not sure what it is?

I have been experiencing severe muscle pain on the left side only of my upper back area off and on now for several years and not sure what it is?

Subscapular bursitis: Easy to treat, but never diagnosed. There is a bursa under your scapula to let it glide smoothly across the fascia of your back. Causes high back pain under should blade. A course of steroid with xylocaine (lidocaine) can cure it, or give quite prolonged relief. Find a practicitioner in rheumatology or physical medicine who performs this injection! it is not truly joint pain, or arthritis! ...Read more

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How do I treat severe muscle pain after taking zoledronic acid?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Approximately 20% get this. It lasts for several days and can be associated with a low grade fever. It can be very unpleasant; feels like you have the flu. In general this is treated with Acetaminophen but no more than 1000 mg 3 times daily. If symptoms persist i would see your provider. ...Read more

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I get severe muscle pain at the top of my right thigh every now and then?

Need more info: You need to provide more info. Is the pain on the front, side or back of the thigh? The possible causes depend on the location of the pain. If the pain is that severe then see a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Chronic muscle pain unk etiol. I need help to find a cause and pain relief protocol needed as it is severe, what can be done?

M any possibilities: Chronic muscle pain can come from many sources, the most famous of which is fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, there is no test to prove this diagnosis but instead you doctor needs to rule out the other suspects first. If this does end up to be fibromyalgia, avoid narcotic-based pain medications in your protocol. They do little for this type of pain. ...Read more