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Went running and have pulled muscle. Have discomfort walking. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Aug-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good Morning Doctor My name is XXXXX XXXXXXX
User:Me and my husband went running last night and both of us have a muscle pull/ sprain in the leg
User:I have a muscle pain in the upper thigh
User:and he has a pain from his groin area
User:its not a severe pain but we have a discomfort if while walking/ running
User:or stretching
User:have put volini last night
User:we both have a running event tomorrow that we are participating in
User:but its difficult to run with the pain
User:wanted to chevk if there is anything else we can do?
Doctor:I understand your concern.
User:any advise? do we need to take any muscle relaxant?
Doctor:You can try oral pain killers for additional benefits. Try warm compresses (hot water bags) on the affected region.
User:yes we are using the hot water bag too
Doctor:However if there is still nagging pain while walking or running tomorrow, I would suggest you to skip the event.
User:which oral pain killer should we take?
Doctor:Running on sprained muscles can aggravate the problem.
User:ok. I understand
User:ch oral pain killer should we take?
User:which oral pain killar should be take?
Doctor:Oral pain killers are not over the counter in India. Hence it is unethical to prescribe then on line either on chat or on email.
Doctor:Pain killer like ibuprofen which is also prescription medicine can help you.
Doctor:Please contact a doctor nearby to take a prescription.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:sure. thanks a lot for your advise doctor
User:yes, I understand. Thanks
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:can I just visit a general physician?
Doctor:Yes, any local doctor can write the prescription.
User:ok. thanks a lot. That;s it from me
Doctor:The medicines and hot water bag will provide antiinflammatory benefits.
Doctor:This will reduce pain and the inflammation.
User:sure. Thanks Doc
Doctor:But my earnest suggestion is to skip the event if either of you don't feel better by tomorrow.
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