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How To Get Rid of Myalgia?

How To Get Rid of Myalgia?

By Dr. Patrick Lovegrove Medically Reviewed by Lindsay Langley, BSN, RN, CHT
Posted Monday, December 26th, 2022
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How To Get Rid of Myalgia?

Muscle pain is common and can come in any muscle of the body. The medical term for muscle pain is Myalgia. Myalgia is muscle pains, aches, and pain associated with ligaments, tendons,  and muscles. Let’s learn more about Myalgia and how to get rid of Myalgia.

What is Myalgia?

Do you suffer from Myalgia? If so, you’re not alone. Myalgia is a condition that affects millions of people all around the world. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Myalgia, but there are pain management treatments that can help make the symptoms more manageable. In this blog article, we will discuss what Myalgia is, the symptom of Myalgia, and how to get rid of Myalgia using both traditional and alternative treatments. We hope this information will help you manage your Myalgia and live a happier, healthier life!

Common Symptoms of Myalgia

What Are The Common Symptoms Of Myalgia?

If you are experiencing muscle pain, stiffness, or soreness, you may have Myalgia. Myalgia is a condition that causes widespread muscle pain, stiffness, and tenderness—caused by several things, including infection, injury, autoimmune diseases, and exposure to toxins. It is very debilitating and significantly reduces your quality of life. Below are the most common symptoms of Myalgia

  • Fatigue (quickly getting tired doing daily routines)
  • Joint pain
  • Severe (or mild) pain that lasts for long periods or it’s constant.
  • Depression due to constant pain
  • Chills and fever if having an infection

What are the Risk Factors for Myalgia?

The significant risk factors for Myalgia related to quinupristin-dalfopristin are females, persons with chronic liver disease, or receipt of a liver transplant, elevated bilirubin level at baseline, and major surgery.

Risk factors for Myalgia include:

  • Sex – Myalgia is diagnosed more often in women than in men.
  • Family history – You may be more likely to develop Myalgia if a parent or sibling also has the condition.
  • Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis – Having lupus or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you are more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

Unluckily, the varying causes of your pain depend on many things.

How to Diagnose and Treat Myalgia?

Doctors can diagnose Myalgia with the patient’s history, X-rays, physical examination, and sample blood test. To improve the condition of muscle pain from overuse or injury, resting the body is needed. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers or NSAIDS is also a great help in relieving a patient’s pain. The following activity is the primary way to treat muscle pain naturally.

  • Rest – Take a break from your routine activities as much as possible.
  • Ice – Use ice on the affected area at 20-minute intervals for the day.
  • Compression – A compression bandage is needed to reduce swelling in the part of the body.
  • Elevate – While taking a break from your regular activity, elevate the affected area to reduce swelling
When should you see a doctor?

See a doctor when you experience pain that continues while taking a break or if there are any signs of infections around the affected body parts. If you have trouble breathing and suffering from a high fever, seek immediate attention.

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Dr. Patrick Lovegrove

Dr. Patrick Lovegrove is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. He was born in Staunton, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Virginia where he majored in Biology. He received a Medical School Scholarship from the United States Air Force. A graduate of Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, his over 20 years of clinical experience includes Family Practice, Anti-aging, Holistic Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Aerospace, Sports, and Emergency Medicine. He believes that holistic medicine should be integrated with conventional medicine in a scientifically based model to achieve the best results for patients.