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Muscle Tightness

Muscle tightness is when your muscles feel tight, and you find it hard to move, which is commonly experienced after rest. The causes are sprains, strains, insect bite, infection, etc.

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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 »

What can I do to reduce the cracking sounds in the area where my head connects to my spinal cord?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had cracking, and popping sounds in the area where my head connects to the spinal cord for two years. For the last few months, I have also been experiencing pain. I am currently using CBD 1000 mg per dose and taking 3000 mg to 4000 mg per day. CBD has relieved the pain, but the...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You have muscle tension that is loading the facet joints unevenly. I suggest you apply ice to the areas where you have pain and cracking sounds. Also, support your neck while sleeping, gently stretch your neck mus...  Read Full »

Why do I have tightness and rubbing feeling down the outside of my thigh?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a runner and was training for a marathon till about three weeks ago noticed tightness and rubbing feeling down the outside of my thigh. I had a sports massage and they said it was my IT band. I felt better after the massage and have managed a few 3 to 4 miles run since then which fee...  Read Full »

K. Thomas Jefferson

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The problem you are having is IT (iliotibial) band tightness. Stretching would help a lot but it does not help everyone. You may start strengthening your core muscles and also the hip joint muscles. Work more on the quadriceps medialis muscles that is the inner thigh mu...  Read Full »

I have tightness in knee and groin with pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Overall tightness in right side of the body. Especially tightness in the right knee, above knee cap leading to pain front and top of knee. Also tightness in the groin both sides. Unable to feel the groin stretch on inside of the leg, more of a locking feeling at the upper inner groin ...  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may be due to weak muscles, apply Diclofenac ointment on the pain above knee and shoulder, cover it up for 10 minutes, give it hot water therapy, try to slowly stretch your thigh muscles until you feel pain more and relax yourself, repeat it for twice a day. Take Ace...  Read Full »

My right hip pains while doing certain leg movement. How to reduce the pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. My right hip pains when moving the leg in specific positions (best explained in a few photos). Need help in identifying what muscle or tendons are affected so I can move forward with a correct stretching. I suspect a few problems but need an expert opinion. I d...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on my clinical experience and the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are more than likely dealing with hypertonic muscles. Based on my views the top three muscles would be the TFL (tensor fasciae latae), glute medius, and piriformis....  Read Full »

What is the reason to have a protein shake after doing a workout?

Query: Hi doctor, So often, we do things that we know to be healthy but are not aware of the reason. I am looking at the specific items such as drinking protein shakes after a workout, doing 10 to 12 repetitions in strength training, stretching before a run, avoiding food before a workout and eating the ra...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, very often we follow the necessary safe and healthy things that should be observed in our day-to-day life, but many people are not aware of the reason of these lifestyle changes. They simply know that it is good to follow but are not aware of the reason to follow. Ma...  Read Full »

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