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Dr. P. Jyoti : this is most likely muscle pain
Dr. P. Jyoti : your symptoms are typical of muscle pain
Dr. P. Jyoti : you can treat this at home
Dr. P. Jyoti : rest
Dr. P. Jyoti : RICE is the method of treatment
Dr. P. Jyoti : ice
Customer: hi, yes, it was hard to tell if it was muscle, but it only happens when i move or tender when i breathe in.
Dr. P. Jyoti : compression
Dr. P. Jyoti : elevation
Dr. P. Jyoti : thats right, thats what makes it most likely to be muscular
Customer: can this happen from sleeping the wrong way?
Dr. P. Jyoti : if it was something inside you wouldnt have this
Dr. P. Jyoti : yes, from sleeping the wrong way
Dr. P. Jyoti : thats certainly the cause
Dr. P. Jyoti : also do gentle stretching exercises
Dr. P. Jyoti : stretching exercises of the arm
Dr. P. Jyoti : this will give you relief
Dr. P. Jyoti : any severity of symptoms and you should go to the ER
Dr. P. Jyoti : but i am pretty confident that its just muscle pain and these steps will be sufficient
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Customer: my girlfriend had to help me up the other day. it really affects you. it's happened to me before, but in the back area. i usually sleep twisted on my pillow.
Dr. P. Jyoti : thats right, odd positions of sleeping can cause this pain
Customer: i'll try to sleep in a better position next time. Thank you so much for your help and have a great day!
Dr. P. Jyoti : have a program of gentle stretching exercises everyday, this will make your body more flexible and prevent such pains
Dr. P. Jyoti : glad to help
Customer: I'll do that. thank you
Dr. P. Jyoti : Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
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