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  • Thigh pain when resting

  • Muscle pain

  • Sharp stabbing pain in the thigh

  • Leg muscle pain

  • Thigh pain when sleeping

  • Burning sensation in the muscles

  • I have pain in my left thigh

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is myalgia (Muscle pain)?

Muscle soreness is due to inflammation of muscle cells. Causes include intense exercise, viral illness, drugs, and autoimmune disease (body's immune system attacking itself).

Symptoms of myalgia (Muscle pain)

  • Pain when exerting physically e.g. climbing the stairs

  • Back pain worse with exercise

  • Thigh pain

  • Muscle pain

  • Pain changes with posture

  • Mental stress or physical exhaustion

  • Always in pain

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

Questions your doctor may ask to check for myalgia (Muscle pain)

  • Does pain improve with rest but worsen with movement?

  • Are your thighs hurting?

  • Do you have muscle pain?

  • Does your pain change with different positions or postures?

  • Are you mentally stressed or physically exhausted?

Treatment for myalgia (Muscle pain)

This condition usually improves on its own or after treating the cause. Physical therapy can help increase flexibility and relieve pain. Other simple treatments include warm compresses, stretching exercises, and avoiding intense exercises until the pain resolves. Medications like painkillers and muscle relaxants may also help.

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References

  • Glaubitz S, Schmidt K, Zschüntzsch J, Schmidt J. Myalgia in myositis and myopathies. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Jun;33(3):101433. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2019.101433. Epub 2019 Oct 4. PMID: 31590993.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1521694219301093?via%3Dihub

  • Toth PP. That Myalgia of Yours Is Not From Statin Intolerance. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Sep 21;78(12):1223-1226. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.07.025. PMID: 34531022.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0735109721057053?via%3Dihub

  • Kennedy C, Köller Y, Surkova E. Effect of Coenzyme Q10 on statin-associated myalgia and adherence to statin therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Atherosclerosis. 2020 Apr;299:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2020.03.006. Epub 2020 Mar 7. PMID: 32179207.

    https://www.atherosclerosis-journal.com/article/S0021-9150(20)30138-6/fulltext

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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