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Muscle Injury

Muscle injury can occur when the muscle is injured or stretched or torn. It often occurs due to fatigue, overuse, or improper use of muscles. It can occur in any muscle, but it often occurs in the muscles of the lower back, neck, shoulder, and muscles on the thigh. The symptoms are pain, swelling, muscle spasm, and restricted movement of muscles. It is treated by taking pain-relieving medications, and icing the area helps to provide relief.

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I have torn rectus femoris from AIIS. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a torn rectus femoris from AIIS as well as significant anterior and lateral heterotrophic ossification for past year. The soreness in the area of the tear has increased and I have noticed a frequent amount of vibrations in my leg muscles as well as soreness in my muscles too.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. As you tried with conservative management and still have not much improvement, I suggest you try an orthopedic surgeon's opinion on the reattachment of rectus femoris surgically. Keep working on your glute and hamstring strength and core stabil...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for swelling in neck, lower back and wrist pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had swelling in the right side of my neck (location: supraclavicular lateral to sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle) for about one month. I also have left lower back pain towards the mid-axillary line. It is not superficial pain but pain on deep press for about two weeks and a right wr...  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems you are suffering from muscle problems passing through the spine. I simply suggest only three things at first. 1. Wear a soft collar. 2. Wear a wrist band. 3. Back strengthening exercise for low backache. You can take pills like Advil (Ibuprofen) or Aleve (...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to fully rotate the left leg without pain after an injury five months back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old male, my height is 5.9 feet, and my weight is 213.8 pounds . I have no underlying health conditions or take medication. I play indoor sports, and five months back, just before the covid lockdown measures, I jarred my left leg on the squash court during play. The pain...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In my opinion, you might have a muscle injury that is not recovered properly. So there is inhibition in your hip muscles that is still protecting the joint by getting stiffer to limit the movement of the joint. There is nothing to worry about. The first thing is to get...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for the tightness on my calf during sprint after gastrocnemius injury?

Query: Hello doctor, 10 to 11 days ago I had a gastrocnemius injury on my left calf. The first four days the pain was really bad but now there is no pain. I just tried to do a little sprint, run. I can feel tightness but not pain. What do you think this is?  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, post any sprint or run which is done all of a sudden without reconsidering it as a regular activity there might be doms (delayed onset muscle soreness) and this stays for around 4 to 5 days of time. Post that, the pain reduces in its own without any kind of ...  Read Full »

I am having hip pain due to playing squash. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I used to have a long-term groin injury from playing badminton which caused jarring pain which ended up me having to stop for a while. I have not played badminton for four years so the groin injury subsided by whenever my groin is stretched it is always tender and has a lot less range o...  Read Full »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have understood your concern about groin pain. See you need to give sufficiently enough time for healing of adductor muscles tendons, which is getting worsened by repeatedly stretching. No doubt that you need more range of motion, but the first choice is to promote...  Read Full »

I have struggled with my SCM muscles and tried exercises. But still, I struggle with stiffness that radiates to my eye. Please advice.

Query: Hi doctor, I have struggled with my SCM muscles for a long time. I have tried strengthening exercises (that have helped on my right side), SCM stretch, self-massage on SCM, changing to a side sleeping position, and working on a better posture. But still, I struggle with stiffness that radiates to my...  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Good to hear you are doing self-massage for SCM (sternocleidomastoid muscle). Here are some more things you can do to relieve pain and stiffness which are easy to perform. Set aside at least 15 minutes daily to do simple stretches or yoga poses. Here are a few examples...  Read Full »

I have had pain in my upper back after falling on the floor during deadlifting. How can I treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old male. My weight is 76 kilograms, and my height is 5 feet 11 inches. I go to the gym and lift weights to compete in powerlifting. When I was deadlifting, I was pushed off the floor. I twisted my head to the left, and I assumed that there was a lot of pressure on the ri...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to I read your concern. In my opinion, the pain could be due to facet joint irritation, irritating the adjoining muscle, and inducing spasms. I would advise you to 1. Do lot of icing to relieve pain and spasm. Icing to be done frequently once in a hour for 15 m...  Read Full »

My 8-year-old daughter pulled a muscle and has a problem stretching her hamstring. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-year-old daughter pulled a muscle in the left-hand side of her back and top of her buttocks earlier this year during her gymnastics. She has fully recovered from that injury now, but ever since, she has been having problems with stretching her hamstring on her left leg. She gets s...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In my opinion, you should slowly adapt her to stretching her hamstring with a straight knee. You should also try to stretch her calf muscles without bending the knee. During her hamstring injury, she would have strained her calf muscles as well. Now they need to regain...  Read Full »

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