Muscle pain originates in any of the muscles in the body and the medical term for muscle pain is myalgia.
Muscle pain may arise due to injury or overexertion, infections of the soft tissues, or inflammatory conditions. A number of conditions can be associated with generalised aches and pain, such as influenza, that are perceived to be muscle pain. Muscle pain can be localised to one muscle group or diffuse, involving multiple muscle groups. Muscle pain due to injury or overuse is most commonly localised to one area.
Depending upon the cause, muscle pain can be mild or severe and debilitating. Muscle pain is the hallmark symptom of some chronic conditions like fibromyalgia. Related symptoms that can occur with muscle pain are tenderness, swelling, redness, or fever.
Our Chartered Physiotherapists can help diagnose your symptoms and have you back on the road to recovery in no time
Muscle aches often respond well to home treatment. Some measures you can take to relieve muscle discomfort from injuries and overuse include:
Other measures that may provide relief from muscle pain include:
Our Physiotherapists can help diagnose your condition and put together a recovery plan with a specific exercise regime and personalised advice.
First of all, don' t worry! For the vast majority of problems there is no special cause for concern other than treating the problem you are experiencing. Typically first stop is to book a session with your PFO physiotherapist who will make an assessment. We are formally trained in diagnosis which can, at times, uncover symptoms that need further investigation by your GP.
Muscle aches are not always harmless, and in some instances, home treatment isn’t enough to address the underlying cause. Myalgia can also be a sign that something is seriously wrong in your body.
If you have any of these symptoms you should seek an urgent appointment with your GP as soon as possible