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Muscle pain

Also known as Myalgia, Muscle Aches, and Muscle Pains

Myalgia, or muscle pain, 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.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of muscle pain are fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, and depression. Other possible causes, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with muscle pain, 37% report having fever, 36% report having headache, and 35% report having fatigue.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with muscle pain often receive lipid panel, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), hemoglobin a1c measurement, other therapeutic procedures, mammography and depression screen .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with muscle pain include pregabalin (lyrica), milnacipran (savella), turmeric extract, lactase, caffeine, chlorzoxazone, famciclovir, amlodipine / valsartan, cilostazol, trientine, rotigotine (neupro), colistimethate and potassium phosphate .

Pregabalin (Lyrica)
$148
(28 days)
Milnacipran (Savella)
$102
(28 days)
Turmeric Extract

Lactase
$12
(21 days)
Caffeine

Chlorzoxazone
$10
(28 days)
Famciclovir
$201
(14 days)
Cilostazol
$28
(28 days)
Trientine
$948
(28 days)
Rotigotine (Neupro)

Colistimethate
$989
(14 days)
Potassium Phosphate

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for muscle pain include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get muscle pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.7x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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