Myalgia is a general muscle pain which also often accompanies general fatigue and malaise. This is not a condition in itself, but rather a symptom of something else.
For that reason, it is not really accurate to describe symptoms of myalgia. Myalgia is a symptom, and sometimes others will occur at the same time.
However, by looking at the different clusters of symptoms that often appear alongside myalgia, it is easier to identify when you might have this conditions opposed to something else, and to also identify what the cause might be and how you can treat it.
Therefore, in this post, we are going to look at 8 symptoms surrounding myalgia, where they come from, and what they mean. This will help you to hopefully get to the bottom of the problem and solve it before it gets any worse or prevents you from doing things that you enjoy doing.
1. Muscle Pain
Myalgia simply means muscle pain, where ‘myo’ is muscle, and ‘algia’ is a pain. Therefore, anything that causes muscle pain will have myalgia as a symptom.
Identifying what might be causing this discomfort can sometimes involve looking at the type of pain you feel. For instance: does the muscle pain appear in just the one muscle or area, or do you feel it throughout your body? If it is the latter, then it is more likely to be caused by a metabolic condition or perhaps an immune condition. Whereas if it is the former, then it’s more likely to do with overuse or impact.
Likewise, does the muscle ache when not in use, or only when you use it? Do you notice any swelling? Or perhaps a bruise or red mark? It could be to do with an infection in which case the pain will be dull and constant, or direct injury in which case it will be sharp and acute – made worse by contact or use.