What Is Myalgia?
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

What Is Myalgia?

    What Is Myalgia?

    Myalgia is a condition where muscles ache or feel sore. Learn more about what causes it and how to treat it!

    Muscle pain is often caused by overuse, injury, or illness. It can also be triggered by stress, anxiety, or other factors.


    What Causes Myalgia?

    There are several possible reasons why muscle pain occurs. These include:

    • Overuse injuries (such as tennis elbow)

    • Injury (like a pulled muscle)

    • Illness (like an infection)

    • Stress

    • Anxiety

    • Other factors


    How Do I Know If I Have Myalgia?

    Muscle pain is often accompanied by other symptoms such as stiffness, weakness, fatigue, and cramping. You should see a doctor if these symptoms persist for longer than two weeks.


    What Can I Do About Myalgia?

    If you think you might have myalgia, try taking an anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve). These medications will help reduce inflammation and relieve muscle pain.


    How Long Does Myalgia Last?

    Myalgia usually lasts less than two weeks. However, some people experience longer periods of muscle pain after exercise or other activities.


    How Do I Prevent Myalgia?

    If you’re suffering from myalgia, there are several things you can do to help prevent it. First, make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause muscle fatigue and lead to muscle aches. Second, drink plenty of water. Dehydration can also contribute to muscle aches. Third, eat healthy foods. Eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables will provide your body with the vitamins and minerals needed to keep your muscles strong. Fourth, take breaks during intense workouts. This will allow your muscles to recover before continuing with your workout routine. Finally, use proper form when lifting weights. Make sure you lift slowly and carefully so as not to injure yourself.

    The content of the page is for informational purposes only, please consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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