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Pain in the arm, muscle relaxants - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello Dr.
User :   I need some help/information..
User :   This is regarding my father who is 68 yrs old
Doctor :   Please proceed
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   From last 3 days he has pain in his left arm
User :   starting from neck till upper arm
User :   it pains continuously
User :   But he cam move his arm freely
User :   he is currently here in Canada which is very cold place
Doctor :   Does he hav any other symptoms like fever, headache , giddiness etc ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Has he used any medications for the pain ?
User :   1 min
User :   2 days back he took Diclojem...
User :   it is for pain as written on it
Doctor :   Do you mean a tab ?
User :   yes
User :   he took only 1 tablet
User :   but no relief
Doctor :   well , That works but i would prefer a pain killer in combination with a muscle relaxant will give him relief
Doctor :   ones like Divon MR
User :   Right now we have Crocin Pain Relief
User :   will it work?
Doctor :   also suggest him to apply dioclofenac gel to be applied over the affected area
User :   I may not get these medicines here
User :   I am in Canada
Doctor :   Crocin may help
User :   Iodex balm is ok?
Doctor :   You will get those medications there too
Doctor :   yes, iodex will help to
Doctor :   do not massage hard with iodex
Doctor :   just smear it over the affected area
User :   ok
User :   What if he hold arm in hot water?
Doctor :   Yes, hot compresses will work
User :   Just to give you background
User :   He had heart attack 21 years back
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   after that he is alright
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   He is thin no BP and no diabeties
User :   I hope this pain is not related to heart problem
Doctor :   No , i do not consider it to be related to heart ailment
User :   he dont have any chest pain though
Doctor :   The heart pain do not linger over 2 to 3 days
Doctor :   its most of times short and severe
User :   ok
User :   Ok then I will give him Crocin... and also Iodex and Hot compress
Doctor :   Thats fine
User :   I will get muscle pain relief tablets from here
Doctor :   if nothing above works do go for DIVON MR
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Any painkiller with a Muscle relaxant will help
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything can help you with ?
User :   Thats all ... thank you so much
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   now I am relieved
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   Thanks once again
Doctor :   Need not worry
User :   have a great day
Doctor :   Its just a muscle spasm
Doctor :   Wish you the same
Doctor :   and good health
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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