General or Other | Rheumatology | Muscle Pain (Symptom)
Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically demanding work. In these situations, muscle pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. Muscle pain also may be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including influenza) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the body (as ellupus).
A common cause of muscle aches and pain is fibromyalgia, a condition that includes tenderness in the muscles and surrounding soft tissue, sleep difficulties, fatigue and headaches.
The most common causes are: Injury or trauma including sprains and strains, overloading, tension or stress. Muscle pain also may be due to some medications, dermatomyositis, electrolyte imbalance, as in the case of too little potassium or calcium or fibromyalgia.