What Does Myalgia Mean?


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The term myalgia is applied to muscular pain or tenderness, in particular when it is diffuse and non-specific.

Thus, myalgia may be used to describe pain in either just a single muscle or group of muscles. A synonym for the same is myodynia. It is a symptom that is seen in a large variety of diseases and disorders. It may be noted that the most commonly seen cause which results in myalgia is over-stretching or overuse of either a muscle or of a group of muscles. Myalgia that occurs with no traumatic history usually often results due to viral infections. Myalgia which is longer-term could be indicative of some nutritional deficiencies, a metabolic myopathy, or chronic fatigue syndrome

The adjective form of the word myalgia is the term myalgic.

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