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Suggest treatment for sore muscle in my lower back, pain in the tail bone and knees

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021
Question: I'm experiencing sore muscle in my lower back, this started while at the driving range on Monday - two days ago. The pain started in my tailbone while at the driving range and spread through my lower back by the end of the day. Pain is now through my lower back, glutes, and hamstrings, this is all muscular, no spinal or vertebrae pain. All of this could be a result of golf. The strange this is my other symptoms include achiness throughout my body, but ESPECIALLY in my knees. My knees ache terribly, and I have ache in my neck and throughout my body, and at times especially yesterday it hurt to urinate slightly. Also, when I stand after sitting for a while blood rushing to my lower back muscles hurts to the point where I often must sit back down, then stand up again, and do this a few times until I can stand and walk. In addition, I'm pretty fatigued.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be electrolyte disturbance.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The symptoms that you have described are related to muscle spasm and fatigue. This can happen due to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance or excessive activity.
These are often found in vitamin D and magnesium deficiency also.

I suggest you to consult an endocrinologist and get prescribed vitamin D and magnesium supplements. Your symptoms should improve with that. Also eat magnesium rich foods like bananas, beans, chickpeas, fish, nuts, soybeans, spinach etc which are natural sources of magnesium.

Regarding vitamin D levels, you need to take a XXXXXXX of vitamin D with milk or curd once a week for 8 weeks and then once a month. Each XXXXXXX contains 60,000 IU of vitamin D. But these should be taken only after getting your vitamin D levels checked.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (39 minutes later)
Dr. Tayal,

Thank you for your response, I'm doing what I can which includes bananas for now. I have a brief follow-up question for you. I've had symptoms in the past including swelling of my eyelids, forearm area, hands, and buttocks. The swelling was typically initiated with itchiness in the area. I had a few rashes at the time as well. As a result I was seen by a Rheumatologist and I still need to complete blood work for him. He was testing me for antibodies found in people with arthritis, he also tested my skin by dragging his pen across it to see how much it would swell, it resulted in a significant response. Could my current symptoms be related to these previous symptoms?

I have pictures of the swelling from before that I can send to you if you provide an email or something like that. thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not likely to be related.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
The swelling and itchiness that you had earlier is more likely to be an allergic or an immune related response.
The symptoms that you have now are less likely to be related to it. These seem to be related to an electrolyte imbalance. You can upload the images of swelling in the box provided on the right hand side of this query page.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.


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Brief Answer: Can be electrolyte disturbance. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The symptoms that you have described are related to muscle spasm and fatigue. This can happen due to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance or excessive activity. These are often found in vitamin D and magnesium deficiency also. I suggest you to consult an endocrinologist and get prescribed vitamin D and magnesium supplements. Your symptoms should improve with that. Also eat magnesium rich foods like bananas, beans, chickpeas, fish, nuts, soybeans, spinach etc which are natural sources of magnesium. Regarding vitamin D levels, you need to take a XXXXXXX of vitamin D with milk or curd once a week for 8 weeks and then once a month. Each XXXXXXX contains 60,000 IU of vitamin D. But these should be taken only after getting your vitamin D levels checked. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.