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Mid back pain-right side
I did swimming and played volleyball 3 days ago.I think i have over streched my mid back muscle on the right side.i have tried muscle relaxant ointment and hot bag,but the pain still persists.I feel pain if i take a deep breath. I have noticed that the muscle which is strained is not superficial.i could not feel pain when i tried to massage it.i feel pain when i try to twist my torso or when i try to bend over to pick some from floor. Please help me with some excercise or any muscle relaxant. Thanks in advance
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani (PT)
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Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana -- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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Dr. G K Sudhakar Reddy
Orthopedist 18 yrs exp Hyderabad
You might have sustained an Intercostal muscle sprain ( stretch of the muscle between the ribs) following a sudden twist in the chest. The pain is usually noticed with movement or activities like breathing, coughing. It is usually a self limiting condition and mostly take 2 to 8 weeks to get better depending on the severity of injury.
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Take adequate rest, apply ice / cold compress to the area, do slow stretching exercises and deep breathing exercises. You can take simple oral painkillers and muscle relaxants for few days.
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If the pain is getting worse or experiencing difficulty in breathing consult your local doctor.
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