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A.Vogel Talks Muscle Pain

Muscle pain is a symptom which may arise as a result of a number of health conditions

Some foods can increase inflammation and discomfort, whilst others can actually reduce it and relieve pain. Discover which foods you should eat fewer of (some might surprise you) and what you should eat more of instead, when suffering from muscle & joint pain.

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  • Bridget's photo avatar
    Bridget — 27.10.2017 23:01
    I have muscle pain in my legs for several weeks now


    • Earle's photo avatar
      Earle — 30.10.2017 15:47
      Hello Bridget There are many causes of muscle pain. Could you provide some more information, such as your age, which muscles and any relavent history, such as a back injury?


  • Rose cawley's photo avatar
    Rose cawley — 15.09.2017 13:09
    Hi my name is rose about a week and a half ago i lifted my sofa up a little to change covers and later that day i start getting pain in my left side in my ribs and over them and the pain is getting so much worse i can hardly move i would like to know if u would have any advice for me thank u


    • Earle's photo avatar
      Earle — 15.09.2017 15:41
      Hello Rose You've most likely pulled the muscles between the ribs. Unfortunately these can't be supported or protected unlike a sprained ankle or knee. All I can advise is to find an anti-inflammatory medicine you get on with and apply some Atrogel externally for the pain.


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    christina — 05.09.2017 14:23
    How do I become healthy again? From dogwalking 1-2 hours daily, looking after ponies and 3 classes per week - pilates/aquafit/water pilates, my life has changed in just a few months. Last Dec, my calves started aching and by early March I could no longer walk more than a few yards, due to agonising pain in my right leg (mainly the calf). Various diagnoses from docs include: sciatica (it isn't, I've had it before) piriformis syndrome, severe muscle pain. An mri of my spine shows nothing unusual and the consultant says it's 'probably' nerve pain within the muscle. He has offered me a Gluteal and trochanteric injection (which scares me, as I'll have to be in theatre and under sedation). I've been to a chiropractor several times, who says I WILL get better though it will take a long time; now I've seen a sports masseur who says if he can't do anything in 3 sessions, then it's not going to work. I was 5 stones overweight last year, then I started the Paul McKenna way and the weight slowly came away and I'd lost 1 1/2 stones and felt wonderful - then this happened. Now, of course, I've gained most of it again, as I can't walk and have had to stop all my exercise classes as they made the pain worse! Needless to say, my mental health is haywire as I believe I will never walk again and have had my life, ie walking and being active, taken away. Have you come across this before? Any advice PLEEEEZ. Kind regards.


    • Earle's photo avatar
      Earle — 05.09.2017 16:07
      Hello Christina What you've described is complex and definitely one for those expert in the structures of the body. Please consider speaking to a chiropractor if your sports masseur can't help. I'm afraid there's little we can offer over the internet.


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Foods such as red meat and dairy products and drinks such as caffeine and alcohol can all trigger inflammation which can increase muscle and joint pain.

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