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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   my mid section all around is achy,like when I cough it kinda hurts, my left arm is my neck is the same..any ideas
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know you age and gender ?
User :   male, 46
Doctor :   Do you have high BP , diabetes or high cholesterol ?
User :   just high blood pressure
Doctor :   ok, Is the pain in the chest ?
User :   just high blood presssure
User :   no..far left side it seem to start on the side of body
Doctor :   Is it in the lower limbs too ?
User :   no..not yet
Doctor :   ok, is the pain gripping type ?
User :   no..just like achy..not painful..just annoying aches?
Doctor :   Is it for the first time or you had anything similar in past ?
User :   not really..can't remmeber..don't think started about 4 days a go or so
Doctor :   ok, is it radiating to the left arm and neck?
User :   umm my bum hurts..but I fell on it sliped on ice about 4 days ago too..if that means radiating..just all over..
Doctor :   yes, the pain can be related to the fall
User :   to the neck?
Doctor :   and muscular spasm is what giving you pain
User :   how long should I wait and see before going to a doctor?
Doctor :   i will advice you to apply DICLOFENAC gel over the affected parts .
Doctor :   try this for three days if do not come down then visit your GP for a detailed examination
User :   k..thanks will try it out..and see
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   can I ask one more thing?
Doctor :   yes, please
User :   not sure how long its been...but I am experincing severe needle like pain in the left on the side..sometimes it really gets painful?
Doctor :   is it in the knee joint ?
User :   yea..but not dead center on the its side...
Doctor :   over the knee joint ?
User :   I guess..along the right side of the knee?
Doctor :   ok, could be a tendon inflammation , apply crepe bandage it will help
User : comes and goes..what makes that happen?
Doctor :   any kind of shearing movement or even nutritional influences can act
User :   any possiblity of an arthristis?
Doctor :   no , i do not think , as arthritis pains are continuous
User : for days on end?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   months too
User :   cause this usually happens at night and last for about 1-3 hours
User :   thanks for your help.....
Doctor :   yes, its rest pain
Doctor :   and due to nerves always
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yep..thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   will do..thanks again
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