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Painful sensation originating from a muscle or group of muscles.
Symptoms of Myalgia
The following features are indicative of Myalgia:
muscular pain in neck region
muscular pain in back
muscular pain in legs
It is possible that Myalgia shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Myalgia
The following are the most common causes of Myalgia:
over utilization of muscles
chronic exertional compartment syndrome
chronic fatigue syndrome
Other Causes of Myalgia
The following are the less common causes of Myalgia:
myofascial pain syndrome
inflammatory joint diseases
Risk Factors for Myalgia
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Myalgia:
previous episodes of myalgia
low levels of vitamin D
Prevention of Myalgia
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Myalgia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
get plenty of rest
do activities like meditation
drink plenty of fluids before and after performing exercises
Occurrence of Myalgia
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Myalgia cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Myalgia can occur at any age.
Myalgia can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Myalgia
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Myalgia:
CBC (Complete blood count): A test for diagnosis of Lyme disease or a connective tissue disorder
Complications of Myalgia if untreated
Yes, Myalgia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Myalgia is left untreated:
Self-care for Myalgia
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Myalgia:
Apply ice packs continuously for 1-3 days: Helps to reduce pain and inflammation of muscular injury
Do gentle stretching exercises: Helps in restoring proper muscle tone
Yoga practicing: Reduces stressful conditions
Time for Treatment of Myalgia
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Myalgia to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 1 - 3 months
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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