Friday, July 23, 2010

muscle pains

Gbex says: "Muscle pain" and is a symptom of many diseases and disorders. The most common causes are the overuse or over-stretching of a muscle or group of muscles.

Myalgia without a traumatic history is often due to viral infections. Longer-term myalgias may be indicative of a metabolic myopathy, some nutritional deficiencies or chronic fatigue syndrome.

The most common causes of myalgia are overuse, injury or stress.However, myalgia can also be caused by diseases, disorders, medications, as a response to vaccination It is also a sign of acute rejection after heart transplant surgery.

The most common causes are:

* Injury or trauma including sprains and strains
* Overuse: using a muscle too much, too soon, too often
* Tension or stress

Muscle pain may also be due to:

* Certain drugs, including:
o ACE inhibitors for lowering blood pressure
o Cocaine
o Statins for lowering cholesterol
* Dermatomyositis
* Electrolyte imbalances like too little potassium or calcium
* Fibromyalgia
* Infections, including:
o Influenza (the flu)
o Lyme disease
o Malaria
o Dengue Fever
o Muscle abscess
o Polio
o Rocky Mountain spotted fever
o Trichinosis (roundworm)
* Lupus
* Polymyalgia rheumatica
* Polymyositis
* Rhabdomyolysis

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