The body's defense mechanism to protect you from the harmful effects of infection, injury, or disease is called inflammation. Without an inflammatory response, the damaged tissue will not be able to heal. The symptoms of inflammation are pain, redness, immobility, heat, and swelling.
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My elbow pains a lot while doing exercise and climbing. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a climber's elbow, it has been there for years, and nothing I do helps to relieve the pain. My elbow's soreness is mainly isolated to the pronator teres muscle, and it pains whenever I do vertical pulling exercises such as pull up, pull-downs, and seated rows. I recently stopped e... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would have probably lifted too much weight that your body could not handle in the first session. We need to first prepare your body for that activity with less load initially in any training. Once your body is ready to take it, you can increase the load by increasi... Read Full »
I am having sternal pain on performing push-ups. Can you please help?
Query: Hi doctor,When I do push-ups, I feel a sudden pain. It just started two to three days of me doing push-ups. It is like a light pain in my sternum, but it does not feel like a muscle strain. This pain gets worse with more push-ups. After a couple of days of doing high amounts of push-ups, just one pu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The most common cause of sternum pain is a condition called costochondritis. This occurs when the cartilage that connects your ribs to your sternum becomes inflamed. Symptoms of costochondritis include sharp pains or aches on the side of ... Read Full »
How to fix sharp pain in my left foot?
Query: Hello doctor,I have recently taken up running. At the very end of my run four days ago, when I had stopped running and walking home, I started experiencing very sharp pain on the outside edge of my left foot. The pain was not in my ankle or the top of my foot, just the very outside on the edge of my... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think firstly you should give some rest to the joint. Wait for three days for the inflammation to subside. You may have developed a sprain. In these three days, use a crepe bandage and do hot water fomentation. After three days, see if the pain has come down. I... Read Full »
Why does one develop swelling after snake bite?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female. I got cottonmouth bite on the back of the left and right ankle. Three people saw and confirmed that as cottonmouth. I do not believe much venom was released. It happened under shallow water. I got immediate pain as if repeatedly the ankle and feet got hit with a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I could understand your crisis. Usually in the absence of venom in the blood, the following are the possibilities: The snake bite site may get sepsis (infected with bacteria) and that spreads to the whole leg. Trauma to nearby objects during the act of escaping... Read Full »
Is there any cure for adenomyosis in Siddha?
Query: Hello doctor,Any cure for adenomyosis in Siddha? I am 37 and had two miscarriages and two ectopic. Only left tube is available and both the ovaries are normal. I am suffering from adenomyosis. Please advise Siddha medicine. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your medical condition, I advise you visit IVF (in-vitro fertilization) centers, they will help you in getting a baby. In Siddha, for adenomyosis, capsule Neeradi muthu vallathy mezhugu (morning one and evening one after food) and capsule sivanar vembu k... Read Full »