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Inability to stretch hands after a workout in the gym - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   its XXXXXXXX :)
User :   actually i went to gym after a long break
User :   and did some biceps exercise
Doctor :   ok...
User :   and for last 2 days i m not able to strech my hands fully
User :   pain is too much
Doctor :   ok both hands?
User :   yes
User :   at the joint
Doctor :   is the pain in your biceps region only/ elsewhere as well?
Doctor :   ok
User :   in the front side, its paining too much
User :   only in bicesps
Doctor :   you have most probably overdone the exercises-
Doctor :   that is the cause of the pain...
Doctor :   how severe is the pain?
User :   yes, or may be becoz its after a very long time i lifted some weights
User :   i cant strech my hands fully
User :   rather i shud say they are in closed position always
Doctor :   - you might have pulled/ strained your biceps
Doctor :   have you taken any medicines?
User :   nope
User :   just used some relispray twice or thrice
Doctor :   pls take tablet combiflam 1-1-1- for pain relief and use an ice/cold pack for 5 mins on the affected area for temporary relief
User :   ok thanks doc
Doctor :   you should see an orthopedicain to assess how bad it is and for further treatment - do not exercise now
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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