Posted by: andre brown | 2011-08-12

Burning sensation

Hi, Doc

Can you please advice me on what to do, In February this year I was told by my GP that I had torn my intercostal muscles on the left hand side of my body. I was given pain killers and adviced to stay away from exercising for four weeks, which I did. Now in August the same year I am experiencing a burning sensation (almost like heart burn) in the same area. It is also painful to sleep on my left hand side and I can''t even look at my right hand side blind spot when I''m driving because of the excrutiating pain. Please help.

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You can use Gaviscon Advanced, 20 ml three times daily before meals, to treat the symptoms of heartburn. Consult a physiotherapist for ultrasound treatment of the affected area. You can once again use anti-inflammatory medication to alleviate the pain. If your symptoms persist, consult your doctor for an examination.


Dr Anrich

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