Muscle Pain Causes
The body is an amazing network of highly interconnected parts. This is especially evident when it comes to performance and pain. When everything is in balance, the muscles within your interconnective chain all work together.
The result is painless, almost effortless movement. It's somewhat expected that a stressed or injured muscle causes some level of discomfort in the surrounding muscles. But, because of the nature of the interconnective chain, the pain you’re feeling today may be the result of an injury or muscle imbalance that you actually suffered last week.
Some of the more typical muscle pain causes include overuse and tension, as well as stress and minor injuries. These are typically localized and affect only the muscles in one area of the body. Systemic muscle pain is different and is typically felt throughout the entire body. Some common muscle pain causes include:
Muscle Pain Symptoms
Muscle pain symptoms will be different for each individual and each circumstance. For example, someone who experiences an injury may feel more intense symptoms for a shorter amount of time than someone who has a medical condition and may feel dull pain for years. The following are some common muscle pain symptoms:
- Weakness in the muscles
- Inability to walk, run, or jog
- Difficulty standing up from a sitting position
- Strain in the neck when sitting for long periods of time
- High fever
- Stiff neck
- Dizziness or trouble breathing
Muscle Pain Treatment
Just as the muscle pain symptoms will be different for each individual, so will the exact application of muscle pain treatment that is used. The following are some immediate relief options, as well as some long-term healing options, for muscle pain treatment:
Rest – The first thing you can do for muscle pain treatment is to stop the activity that is causing the muscle pain, and give your muscles a rest.
Ice – Apply ice to the sore area for 20 minutes, 3 times each day, to reduce swelling and provide pain relief.
Elevate – Elevating the injured muscle can also help to reduce inflammation and swelling, thus reducing pain.
Pro Massage Roller - It uses 3 different gear types that allow you to choose whether your massage feels soft, medium, or pinpoint to get the pain relief you need. This massage stick roller uniquely designed 3-dimensional gears penetrate muscles more effectively than traditional flat massage rollers.
Knot Bad Massage Cane - It has five massage knobs on the shaft and is the ideal tool for releasing myofascial trigger points for a deep tissue massage. Use the Knot Bad cane massager to massage your shoulders, upper back, and lower back.
Mini Knot Bad Massage Cane - It features four massage knobs and a comfortable grip that makes self-massage easy. The massage knobs on the shaft are ideal for releasing myofascial trigger points and a deep tissue massage.
Nonagon Foam Roller - The textured 9-sided foam roller design with a solid EVA foam core connects with the fascia with precision and allows for a deeper, stable, and secure roll without lifting your entire body weight.
Hexi Foam Roller - It is the ideal trigger point massage tool to help alleviate muscle soreness, tightness, and tiredness. Small and compact, the Hexi foam roller features a textured 6-sided design with a solid foam core and can be used just like a standard-sized roller.
Peanut Foam Roller - Is the ideal trigger point foam massage roller to alleviate muscle soreness and stiffness and can be used on areas like your glutes, upper back, and shoulders.
Uno Massage Roller– It is a versatile 3-in-1 massager tool that alleviates knots, tension, and tightness.
Marble Massage Roller– The Marble massage roller is a hand-held roller massage tool designed to help relieve tight muscle knots, tension, and muscle soreness. It features three magnetic balls that stimulate optimal blood flow throughout your muscles.