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Pain in upper body after going to gym - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   recently i had been to the gym
Doctor :   ok
User :   and for the past 2-3 days i am getting lot of body pain
User :   and dont feel like going to the gym
User :   the gym instructer told me not to take any painkillers
User :   can you help
Doctor :   How old are you? what work do you do?
User :   i am 30
User :   working with a software company in
Doctor :   Is it generalized body pain? or any specific pain and aches ?
Doctor :   Like- shoulders/ neck etc?
User :   basically upper part of the body
Doctor :   Ok- are you having difficult bending/ stretching your arms- biceps?
User :   is it a good idea to apply balm like moov?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is this your first visit to a gym?
User :   yes
Doctor :   From what you've told me you seem to have over exerted your muscles- and might have caused a strain or pull
Doctor :   Are you doing anything for the pain? like applying a cold pack or something..
User :   ok
User :   No
User :   i just feel tiered and sleepy
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems or allergies?
User :   No, nothing i can think of
Doctor :   what is your ht/wt?
User :   5.9 56 KG
Doctor :   Have you stopped going to the gym now? if not -first it is better for you take a few days of rest- don't try any exercises
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   You can apply moov/ voveran gel lightly- over the affected areas - you can also use a cold pack over the affected muscles for about 5 minutes twice a day
User :   but my instructor says i should not stop as if i go back after a break the same thing will happen
User :   oh ok
User :   will do that
Doctor :   don't do vigorous massage
Doctor :   See- you should never exercise to the point where you cannot move your arms comfortably- if you are having pain- it means you have injured your muscles
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   and if you continue to exercise- you could increase that problem -
User :   ok
User :   will follow your instructions
User :   thanks
Doctor :   when starting any new exercise regime- you should be very careful- gradual increase of intensity or weight is better
User :   will try to talk to you after a couple of days
User :   thanks
User :   and be
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thanks fopr consulting us
Doctor :   Bye for now
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