Myalgia in simple words means muscle pain. Whereas muscular dystrophy refers to loss of muscle mass. Muscle pain may arise due to injury or overexertion, infections of the soft tissues, or inflammatory conditions. Muscle pain due to injury or overuse is most commonly localized to one area. The most common causes of myalgia are overuse, injury, and strain. Chronic myalgia can be caused by a number of diseases or by trauma. The three most common myalgia are:
Fibromyalgia - Sharp muscle pain
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Joint Pain
Multiple Sclerosis - Muscle pain and stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms are common symptoms of MS
Muscle pain is one of the most common symptom. Other symptoms include:
Deep muscle pain
Sharp aching pain
Fever and chills
Joint pain along with muscle pain
The diagnosis for myalgia or muscle dystrophy basically starts with consultation with the doctor. Most of the patients that have myalgia or muscular dystrophy present at Dr Sudeep Jain's Clinic in New Delhi with undiagnosed general body pain. However on examination and with proper diagnosis muscle pain can be differentiated with other pains that can be due to nutritional deficiencies. In most of the cases medical history, certain blood tests and MRI would be the best set of diagnostic tools that can be used.
The treatment for myalgia depends upon the kind of myalgia or muscular dystrophy that the patient is suffering from. However in most of the cases it is the conservative treatment comprising of physiotherapy and medication that is used for the treatment of myalgia and, muscular dystrophy at Dr Sudeep Jain's Clinic in New Delhi. Apart from medications resting the affected muscle to allow it to heal is one of the main stays in the treatment of myalgia or muscle dystrophy. Also in case myalgia is due to nutritional or vitamin deficiency then proper nutritional supplements along with the anti inflamatory medicines and physiotherapy can form the best line of treatment.
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My team of professionals will patiently hear to your complaints, do a thorough examination and would order investigations only to confirm the clinical diagnosis when in doubt. Most of the problems of spine would be treated conservatively if the patients comes to us in time.
Dr. Sudeep Jain, MCh
Lead Spine Surgeon
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