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Throbbing pain in the back and knee after lifting weights. Will the pain go away or need to go to doctor?

During work yesterday I lifted 5 large wooden spools. Like the kind an electric company has wire on. Now my back has a constant throbbing feeling and down my right side to my knee is sharp pains. I can t sit, stand or lay to take pain away. I have a chronic back problem but this is a new injury. Should I go to the emergency room or just wait a few days to see if the pain eases up?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Welcome to the forum.

From description , it seems you might developed muscular or ligamentous strain over back.
I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the Xray/MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.
Meanwhile following measures will help with the pain
• Lie on a hard bed.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs like Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required
• Avoid forward bending.
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights.
• Apply diclofenac gel on the affected area. Warm compresses will also help.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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