Muscle Strain

When a muscle is overstretched or torn, it is called muscle strain or pulled muscle. The symptoms include sudden pain, soreness, bruising, limited movement, muscle stiffness and weakness. The causes are poor flexibility, overexertion, lifting heavy objects, slip and fall, run, jump, and failure to warm up before physical activity.

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Can TENS be used to manage muscle pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I played volleyball on Monday night and everything was fine but then I played squash on Tuesday night. My glutes were really really sore on Wednesday. Just deep muscle soreness, But I chalked it up to not having played in 9 months. Then I played volleyball Wednesday night too. And thi...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the history it sounds more of a muscle strain or you can say it as DOMS which is sometimes common as one lands or take a flight for taking up the shot but the pain is not reducing, is not making things clear, whether it is a DOMS or muscle strain as both of it s...  Read Full »

There is swelling and pain under breast after injury. Is it due to rib fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I was kicked under my right breast six days ago. I thought the pain I felt was just muscle so I used rapid relief spray but still the pain is there. The area is slightly swollen and I feel pain when I bend, or when I put pressure on the right side. Also I cannot carry things that I used ...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for providing the brief history. I will advice to take up an X-ray. Any muscular injury will heal within a day or three maximum. If the pain is persisting, then better to take an X-ray to rule out any hairline fracture of the rib. Post X-ray, you may need...  Read Full »

How can the muscle pain in fibula be cured?

Query: Hello doctor,Last week, I went to play basketball for 3 to 4 days and after playing, there was muscle pain in fibula part of the leg. And if I take one day rest, and again go to play, then again the pain resumes. Please suggest me some cure.  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As this pain looks to be more of muscle fatigue. As the fatigue is going to set in because of a less muscular part in the leg region. Mostly the anterior portion of the leg pains which is the fascia pain. You can use icing to reduce the pain. For having a good sports...  Read Full »

Am I having back pain due to muscle strain or disc problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently been experiencing lower back problems on the right side of my back. I work out a lot and have been working out for some time now and I generally do a range of heavy to mid-weight sets quite often. I remember initially feeling this pain immensely while squatting (was we...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for providing a brief history. As per me, it looks like the paraspinal muscles are getting over excited to safeguard the spine and the ligaments of the intervertebral joints are also getting over excited due to the weight lifting. There should be a proper g...  Read Full »

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