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Cure for muscle and neck pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :
Doctor :   may i help you?
User :   Hello Dr xxx. Have a pain in the muscle of my inner thigh which I developed during a football match yesterday. Need help
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any swelling there?
Doctor :   Any discoloration?
User :   No
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have pain while walking ?
User :   yes
User :   especially when I am stretching it outwards
Doctor :   ok then probably you might have torn some muscle fibres
Doctor :   what is called as a sprain
User :   ok thanks. what do I do
Doctor :   Did you try any local gels or ointments?
User :   not so far
Doctor :   Try using volini gel
User :   will do
Doctor :   for local application
User :   do you suggest anything more
Doctor :   dont apply heat over the ointments
User :   ok noted
Doctor :   The other thing what you need is rest to
Doctor :   the area
User :   will do
Doctor :   i mean walking upstairs ,cycling etc
Doctor :   DId you fall yesterday?
User :   should walking upstairs and cycling be avoided
Doctor :   yes for 1 week full
User :   I didn't fall
Doctor :   as rest is the best medicine
Doctor :   which will help to regrow the muscle or ligament fibres
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so no chance of any fracture i feel
User :   yes no chance
Doctor :   Do you have any back pain now?
User :   it is just a muscle pain. No back pain
Doctor :   is your pain radiating down your leg?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   so dont worry
Doctor :   try these simple home remedies
User :   like what
Doctor :   also you may use paracetamol 650 for pain
Doctor :   along with ointment volini
Doctor :   do you have any allergy to any medicines?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   so take rest and use these
User :   what are the simple home remedies
Doctor :   if you still have
Doctor :   pain after 4 days
Doctor :   or if your pain is increasing
Doctor :   you may need an physical examination
Doctor :   to rule out ant minor bone problems
Doctor :   Hope you understood
User :   yes thanks. what are the simple home remedies
Doctor :   as i said
Doctor :   the volini gel,rest and hot water bath too
User :   ok.
Doctor :   and some simple tablets of paracetamol
Doctor :   if needed
Doctor :   Hope you understood?
User :   Also have a little issue with my neck as it gets stiff and develops pain. I use two pillows under my head while sleeping...myable due to sleeping posture. What do you suggest
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when you have that?
Doctor :   do you have pain down your arms?
User :   couple of days and no pain down my arms
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   try sleeping on hard cot with out pillows
Doctor :   for 3-4 days
Doctor :   and also try using volini gel
User :   do I do away with pillow forever
Doctor :   no just for some time from now
Doctor :   may i know your age?
User :   35
Doctor :   do you have any joint pains other than this?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have diabetes or bp?
User :   no
Doctor :   the sleep posture is one of the most common causes of neck pain
User :   which is the best posture
Doctor :   so if your pain is not controlled
Doctor :   you may need neck/cervical collar sometimes
Doctor :   to give rest to neck muscles
Doctor :   Hope you understood?
User :   yes. which is the best posture
Doctor :   try left lateral position
User :   lateral means what
Doctor :   with only slight elevation of head
Doctor :   left side
User :   ok
Doctor :   either of the sides you may try
Doctor :   for some right side gives more comfort
Doctor :   There is no unique position that has been proven to be best for everybody, but suggestions are given to help people find their most comfortable position
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting..
Doctor :   Bye for now..
Doctor :   Take care...
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