Back Pain and Cramps
Common symptoms of cramps and back pain are usually extremely easy to spot. Pain when moving or constant pain no matter if you are moving or lying still is one of the big giveaways that you are suffering from some injury in the affected area.
The treatment options for cramps and back pain can vary. A doctor may recommend that to get rid of some pains you will simply need to rest and recover or they may prescribe pain relief medication to ease your suffering and help you move freely once again.
Many cramps and back pains may require treatment from a physiotherapist, as these professionals can help to alleviate painful symptoms and free up movement in the affected area quickly. With MeeDoc app you can gain access to treatments much quicker than waiting for an appointment to see your GP at your doctor’s surgery.
When to consult a doctor
If you are suffering from on going or sudden onset of pain of any kind then you should always consult a doctor. If you leave it and decide to just put up with the pain, believing it will go away on its own, then you may end up with lasting and permanent damage to your body, especially your back. Cramps and back pain should always be investigated by a qualified doctor to make sure that there is nothing too serious going on. A doctor will also be able to advise you on then best treatment methods depending on your particular symptoms. Suffering pain when you move or pain in your back can restrict your lifestyle, lead to sleepless nights and a need for daily pain medication.
Muscular Pain from Injury
In many cases, what people think of as muscular pain is actually damage to ligaments or tendons that can cause inflation in the muscles. Painful joints can also be symptoms you have suffered a strain or sprain that your body is struggling to heal from. Common treatment options can include pain relief, or application of an ice pack to any joints to ease swelling and reduce pain. If the problem is caused by a strained or damaged ligament or tendon, then depending on the severity, you may need to see a physiotherapist, who can provide bespoke advice and treatment options.
Common symptoms of strains and sprains to ligaments and tendons are usually extremely easy to spot. Pain or reduction of movement in the afflicted area is usually present almost immediately after injury, with more swelling apparent as time wears on.
When to consult a doctor
If, despite rest and over the counter pain relief, your symptoms do not improve, you may need some extra help. A doctor or physiotherapist can be contacted through MeeDoc to give you advice and speak to you about treatment options. MeeDoc also offers a video chat service so if you have suffered a strain or sprain a doctor can see if there is any swelling or bruising.