How To Treat Muscle Pain

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How Does Muscle Pain Occur?

  • Pain can manifest in one muscle or a group of muscles.
  • Pain can increase if it is ignored.
  • It can last for a couple of minutes or can be constant.
  • Pain might be activated unexpectedly in certain positions and can be severe at a particular point.
  • There may be muscle twitching and excruciating spasms.
    Pain can manifest in one muscle or a group of muscles
    Pain can manifest in one muscle or a group of muscles
  • You might suffer from insomnia or interrupted sleep.
  • Occasionally, pain can cause lack of feeling or a prickling and burning feeling.
  • If the pain is caused by a virus it will be accompanied with a fever.
  • Constant muscle pain can also result in joint pain.
  • You might feel fragile or depressed because of constant pain.

General Causes of Muscle Pain

  • General viral illnesses such as influenza.
  • Hormonal problems, particularly the reproductive hormones.
  • Shortage of vitamin B12 or D.

Other Causes Of Muscle Pain

  • Bacterial infection – Lyme disease;
  • Dengue Malaria;
  • Hepatitis;
  • Muscle abscess;
  • Multiple sclerosis;
  • Roundworm infection;
  • Lupus; and
  • Polio.

Medical Assistance

Contact a doctor if:

  • The pain continues for longer than 3 days.
  • The pain is extreme.
  • You display any signs of a virus.
  • Pain is related with inflammation or redness surrounding the muscle.
  • Pain is connected with a rash.

Muscle Pain Complications

Regularly, muscle pain is due to other causes such as viruses or using drugs which can lead to problems such as:

  • Retention of water.
  • High fever.
  • Out of breath and trouble swallowing.
  • Unable to move certain body parts.
  • Muscle atrophy.
  • Inflexibility of muscles.

Things You Can Do To Reduce Pain

  • Don’t strain the affected muscles. Relax the muscles.
  • Don’t sit in the same position for extensive periods of time. If you can’t, at least take breaks to extend your muscles now and then.

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