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unusual pain in the right side and quad muscle

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unusual pain in the right side and quad muscle
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Doctor Harrison replied 8 years ago.


Can you provide me with a little more information and a question? Thanks.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
what more info do you want?
Expert:  Doctor Harrison replied 8 years ago.

Sorry, I should have clarified.


The pain is on the right side of your leg, back, or abdomen? Have you had any trauma to the leg? Any new workouts?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I skied on Sunday but no falls. The pain in my legs, mostly the right, did not start until last night. I have some pain on the right side above the waist, but does not hurt to the touch. The pain is like a deep ache mostly in my right leg. At this time it seems to be subsiding. I don't have a clue what is going on.
Expert:  Doctor Harrison replied 8 years ago.

It is likely that you strained your quad muscle while skiing. The pain from a muscle strain is usually worst 48-72 hours after the injury, which works out pretty well for your skiing being the cause. A quad strain can be quite uncomfortable, and best treatment for you is Ice, motrin and rest. It should get better over the next 3-4 days.


Believe it or not, even without falling you can incur a significant muscle strain. I'm confident this is your diagnosis. If the pain persists or gets worse, you should see your doctor for a non-contrast MRI of your quadriceps.


Good luck.

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