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Muscle pain causes are many and varied. The stiffness that many people describe as muscle pain can be pain coming from ligaments, tendons or nerves. There are two main causes for muscle pain and they have different medical names. Myalgia is a generic pain of a muscle. Myelitis is a pain in the muscles caused specifically by inflammation. Muscle pain can mean variety diseases and disorders, but luckily, it’s mostly benign pain after a workout.

Most of the muscle pain is caused by using the muscle improperly. We often give them a task they cannot perform. We push, pull or and lift things that are too heavy and thereby stretch and pull the muscle. When we exaggerate motions, the strands of fibrous tissue in our muscles stretch too much or even break. This happens to runners with the „groin pull“, or tennis players with the famous „tennis elbow“.

Don’t expect of your muscles to do too much too soon. Warm up well before any strenuous physical activity. Several diseases cause muscle pain too. Among most common are pneumonia, lupus, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, malaria and few others.

  1. November 30, 2016

    Luckily the muscle pain is rarely serious. In elderly people, it could be polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis, the second one requires medical attention.

  2. January 23, 2017

    For all of you on Metformin for type 2 diabetes

    after a week of taking it and the a week of not taking it then back on it again i can confirm the pains i get in my legs is made worse by METFORMIN

    shouldnt have done it as it impacted on my blood glucose levels but i had to find out what was causing the pain

  3. February 3, 2017

    I am in agreement with that muscle pain can be painful coming from ligaments, tendons or nerves, and there are many people have the same opinion. To find out the exact cause we should see a doctor. Then treat this with the doctor’s suggestions. It will hamper your daily activities.

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