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Muscle And Joint Pain Amongst Youth - An Insight!

Muscle And Joint Pain Amongst Youth - An Insight!

With urbanized lifestyle and modern comforts comes the baggage of stressful living and it always leads to an unfit future! An unfit body often leads to an unproductive day with a bunch of complicated disorders and it’s a nightmare for most youths that is becoming a reality. One such phenomenon that is affecting youngsters is an increasing number of cases in muscle and joint pain! The rate of these disorders in skeletal muscle pain cases being reported is alarming and studies suggest that it affects every seven out of ten youth. 

What Is A Joint and Muscle Pain?

A joint or muscle pain is mostly felt when there is a stiffness in the concerned area with friction. It may also occur due to a deficiency of Vit. D and Calcium. Though widely reported in advanced age groups, it is now often widely reported in youngsters, particularly in their early twenties and thirties. Here is a brief insight into its causes and precautionary measures!

1. Lack Of Exercise

With a packed schedule and relatively lesser time for ourselves, we tend to let go of self-care and often fall prey to an unhealthy lifestyle. Procrastination, overly packed schedules and so much on the to-do list seldom allows us to keep up with our exercise routine. Consequently, our body loses the natural flexibility leading to immense pain with even a minute lift.

2. Longer Duration Of Desk Jobs!

One major cause of muscle pain amongst youngsters is a longer duration desk job spanning for more than nine hours a day. This not only hampers the physical ability of a human body but also reduces the physical stamina drastically. Little to no movement for long hours in a day can lead to unwanted stiffness and hence, muscle and joint pain.

3. Consumption Of Junk Food Instead Of A Balanced Diet

An urbanized lifestyle has to lead us to be the slaves of fast food and not a balanced diet that is recommended for a healthy living. A fast-food item increases the chances of unwanted obesity leading to constricted movements and complications in health status while the lack of a balanced diet deprives the body of essential nutrients and leads to the deficiency of various elements needed for the proper functioning of our body! 

Male age 21 years, I was diagnosed with gullien bare syndrome back when I was 9 years old. It occurred again when I was 15 years old! currently i'm 21 year old and still I have foot drop & my fingers shivers alot even though I've regained my strength back.

Treatment methods are: night time saturation records with pulse oximeter and bilevel positive airway pressure (bipap) may be indicated for the patients. Physical therapy measures (chest percussion, breathing exercises, resistive inspiratory training) may be required to clear respiratory secretions to reduce the work of breathing. Special weaning protocol to prevent over fatigue of respiratory muscles can be recommended for more severe patients with tracheostomy. Patients with cranial nerve involvement need extra monitoring as they are more prone to respiratory dysfunction. Patients should be encouraged to cease smoking. Posturally drain areas of lung tissues, 2-hourly turning into supine or side lying positions. 2-4 litre anaesthetic bag can be used to enhance chest expansion. Therefore, 2 people are necessary for this technique, one to squeeze the bag and another to apply chest manipulation. Rib springing to stimulate cough after the removal of a ventilator and adequate expansion, effective coughing must be taught to the patient maintain normal range of movement gentle passive movements through full rom at least three times a day especially at hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, feet. Orthoses use of light splints (eg. Using plastazote) may be required for the following purpose listed below: a) support the peripheral joints in comfortable and functional position during flaccid paralysis. B) to prevent abnormal movements. C) to stabilize patients using sandbags, pillows. Prevention of pressure sores 2- hourly change in patients position from supine to side lying. If the sores have developed then uvr or ice cube massage to enhance healing. Maintenance of circulation a) passive movements b) effleurage massage to lower limbs. Relief of pain: a) transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation b) massage with passive rom c) patient can demonstrate increased sensitivity to light touch, a cradle can be used to keep the bed sheet away from the skin. Low-pressure wrapping or snug fitting garments can provide a way to avoid light touch. D) reassurance and explanation of what to expect can help in alleviation of anxiety that could compound the pain.
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I'm diagnosed as having diastonia. The muscle responsible for opening my mouth is forcing me to breathe with my mouth and my speech is impaired as a result of this. Can it be addressed and who do I consult. Thank you.

Dear user kindly increase diets rich in magnesium and calcium along with it you need few course of medication to ease your complaints gradually.
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My wife age 38 suffering from muscles pain and nerve pain in all body, Please suggest some medicine.

My wife age 38 suffering from muscles pain and nerve pain in all body, Please suggest some medicine.
Get your thyroid profile, cbc, blood sugar fasting checked from some lab. In the meanwhile follow this 1. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't overeat 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. U should eat whatever your mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is your traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit (eat whole fruit not juice), a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Take simple food like rice n dal in dinner. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water.10. Everyday preferably sleep on same time exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gym etc. For more details, you can consult me.
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My wife (64 yrs) is suffering from piriformis on the right side for the last 3-4 months having pain and inflammation. What should be the treatment to get rid of the above symptoms?

Use homeopathy medicine reckweg r71 drops daily 2 times 15-15 drops should be taken in cup of normal water for 15 days and revert back.
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Myofacial Pain - How To Diagnose It?

Myofacial Pain - How To Diagnose It?

Myofascial pain syndrome or MPS refers to the soft tissue and muscle pain that is often accompanied by inflammation. This chronic condition affects the fascia, which is the connective tissue covering the muscles. MPS is also called referred pain.

Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

The symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome are all related to pain:

  • Excruciating pain in the muscles

  • Persistent pain that worsens occasionally

  • Knotty muscles

  • Sleep disturbances due to the pain

  • Difficulty at work or any performance due to the pain

The pain usually originates at a point and spreads to the entire muscle group and surrounding muscle groups, depending on the intensity of the pain. Allowing the pain to stay without treatment might worsen symptoms.

The symptoms give way to sleep disorders and sometimes, Fibromyalgia, that will worsen the symptoms.

Causes of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain usually occurs due to some kind of injury. It can be strenuous exercise or sports routine, or an injury from an accident. A tendon, ligament, or muscle group injured earlier can develop symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome. Other specific causes include:

  • General fatigue

  • Stomach irritation

  • Heart attack is a risk factor

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Lack of movement of a certain body part

  • Intervertebral disk injury

  • Stress and anxiety are the causes that don’t even need a preexisting physical injury to cause referred pain. But if MPS already exists, stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues can worsen the symptoms.

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask questions about the injury (if any), the mental health condition, the lifestyle or work routine, and about the symptoms and triggers. The doctor will apply pressure on the pain regions to determine the type of pain. It can be any of the following:

  • Active trigger point

  • Dormant trigger point

  • Secondary trigger point

  • Satellite myofascial point

Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Treatment of MPS involves a combination of medication, injections at the trigger points, and physical therapy. The doctor will decide which of the three treatment pathways, or which combination is best fitted for the case.

  • Medication: Usually there are three types of medication for referred pain. One is pain relievers containing Ibuprofen or Naproxen Sodium. Some need to be orally consumed and some need to be applied on the skin at the trigger point. The second option for medication includes antidepressants which might be helpful if the pain is chronic and worsens with depression. The third option is sedatives like Clonazepam that helps with stress and insomnia to alleviate the pain symptoms.

  • Therapy: A certified physical therapist will know suitable stretching/massage/posture training exercises to alleviate the symptoms over time. Heat and ultrasound can also be used in therapy to increase blood circulation and promote muscle healing.

  • Needle procedures: Trigger point steroid injection and acupuncture can help alleviate symptoms of MPS.

The symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome take time to reduce. With continued treatment, moderate exercise, some caution to avoid further injuries, and maintenance of healthy posture at all times, even chronic pain can be cured.

It is always advisable to consult a doctor as soon as a person notices any symptoms.



 

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I have dupuytren's contracture in my left hand, only affecting one finger. I am considering treatment with xiaflex injections is this treat effective, and will insurance cover the drug and procedure?

I have dupuytren's contracture in my left hand, only affecting one finger. I am considering treatment with xiaflex in...
Your finger pain can be due to various reasons our suggestion would be to do warm water bath to relieve from pain. If the pain doesn't subside please do ice therapy to reduce the inflammation from the finger.
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HI, Can anyone explain about myofascial pain? What are the causes, symptoms, solution for that.

Sensitive areas of tight muscle fibers can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse. These sensitive areas are called trigger points. A trigger point in a muscle can cause strain and pain throughout the muscle. When this pain persists and worsens, doctors call it myofascial pain syndrome. Symptoms of myofascial pain may include: a muscle that is sensitive or tender when touched. Muscle pain that happens with pressure on a trigger point. Pain that feels like aching, burning, stinging, or stabbing. Reduced range of motion in the affected area. A feeling of weakness in the affected muscle.
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I am 28 male I can't walk and stand from last 10 years any suggestion. Please suggest me.

You can not walk and stand from last 10 years. I advise you to take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Take soyabean chunks in your diet on alternate days. Take 2 or 3 dates daily as these will provide all vitamins and minerals. Avoid garlic and red chilly at home and avoid non veg and eggs always. Do meditation for mental strength daily. Move your body parts daily before starting to walk or stand. Follow this and give feedback.
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