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Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Many illnesses can: Whenever you are sick, your body mounts a response to fight off that infection. Some of the chemicals released by your own body and those released by bacteria under attack can cause muscle aches and pains. If you think you may have strep throat, pleas see your doctor as it can cause complications if left untreated. ...Read more

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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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What can cause a headache, sore stiff neck and lower back pain? My sinuses are also hurting.

What can cause a headache, sore stiff neck and lower back pain? My sinuses are also hurting.

May or may not: Be related. Fever, infection around brain can lead to these symptoms. Sinus problems if they extend can lead to this. An evaluation is in order. And if you have fever, a visit to the emergency room right away necessary. ...Read more

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Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Have you been: Working out physically? If yes, then have you been stretching before ; after exercise? ...Read more

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What stretches/exercises can I do for sore lower back. Had surgery pinched nerve. Tingling burning in upper left thigh bad tailbone pain. Sore standin?

What stretches/exercises can I do for sore lower back. Had surgery pinched nerve. Tingling burning in upper left thigh bad tailbone pain. Sore standin?

Core strengthening: Core exercises for your abdominal, oblique, and back muscles can help strengthen and support the soft tissue envelope around your spine. Although this doesn't necessarily change the condition of a pinched nerve, maintaining a neutral position can help minimize the risk of further injury to your nerve. Once the nerve pain resolves, yoga, pilates, and general conditioning/stretching can also help. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow.  Stretching muscles hurts.  Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

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 while stretching, but gentle stretches a few times a day will loosen spasm and contraction in sore muscles after a workout. Always see a physician if muscles become extremely painful or muscle pain does not go away within 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

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 by heat and gentle stretching and massage along with antiinflammatories can be helpful. Do not exercise or stretch aggressively as this will only further injure the sore muscles. If pain persists see an orthopedist. Feel better! ...Read more

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Woke up left heel pain, left hip also sore, feels like sore muscles, also feel pull down back of leg to heel. Can my lower disc probs cause this?

Woke up left heel pain, left hip also sore, feels like sore muscles, also feel pull down back of leg to heel. Can my lower disc probs cause this?

Exam needed: The heel discomfort is suspicious of inflammation of the heel fascia(plantar fasciitis), but the hip,?buttock discomfort and back of leg discomfort can be caused by a lumbar disc pressing on a nerve root. If you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen and rest may help. See an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have severe pain between my hips. Painful testicles. Aching muscles, knees and ankles. Sore gums and throat. Ibuprofen takes away the symptoms.

I have severe pain between my hips. Painful testicles. Aching muscles, knees and ankles. Sore gums and throat. Ibuprofen takes away the symptoms.

Varies: Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and so the idea that it works suggests there may be an inflammatory component to it. It can be as simple as the myalgia a and arthralgias that can come around a viral infection, or it could be something more serious. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Size of curve: Is important to determining best treatment to minimize symptoms. If your curve is small, then extension exercises can help. Also, painful scoliosis should be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon to make sure that no other abnormalities are present. ...Read more

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Treatment for painful biceps and shoulder muscles?

Treatment for painful biceps and shoulder muscles?

Muscle pain: What caused the pain? Working out? Sports? Heavy lifting? Any restriction in range of motion? Moist heat can help relax tense muscles. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If no improvement, or if roms are decreased, see fp/orthopedics/sports medicine for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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Does upper cervical treatment help low back pain?

Not usually: Treatments such as physical therapy, injections or surgery tend to target only that particular area of the body or spine. However, if medication (oral or injected) is absorbed into the blood stream, it can be distributed and exert effect all over the body. This may explain why the steroid injection in your neck or back sometimes makes your aching knee feel better. ...Read more

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Does throat cancer causes shoulder and upper back pain?

Yes: Yes, it may. You will want to discuss this possibility with your doctor. It may also be related to muscle spasm from the stress. I hope for you all the best, truly. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help with very sore recurring lower back pain?

Quite often - yes: See your primary medical provider or orthopedist to determine the cause of back pain. Acupuncture is often an effective stand -alone treatment or adjunct treatment for chronic back pain. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What could cause severe throat pain, sore lower back, and stiff neck?

What could cause severe throat pain, sore lower back, and stiff neck?

An infection: Most likely a viral infection like a flu but more significant types of infections like a meningitis can present this way as well. Therefore, you should see your doctor immediately to be evaluated. ...Read more