Muscle Pain

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  • I have muscle pain in my right thigh muscle

  • Burning throbbing pain in the muscles

  • Pain in shin and calf muscles

  • I have muscle pain in my left thigh muscle

  • Muscles feel like they're on fire

  • Aching in the shin muscles

  • I have muscle pain in both thigh muscles

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It describes any discomfort in the muscles at some point, which may be pressing,sharp, burning or dull.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Seizure attack

  • Back pain

  • Abnormal sensation (tingling, prickling)

Possible causes

  • Leg cramps

    Leg cramp is the episode of sudden pain in the muscles of the leg caused by an involuntary contracting (shortening) of the leg muscle. Most leg cramps occur in the calf muscles and, less commonly, in the feet and thighs.

  • Dengue fever

    This is caused by the dengue virus, carried by infected Aedes mosquitoes. There are 4 subtypes of dengue virus. Infections are more severe among immunocompromised people, the elderly, and young children. If a person is infected for a second time, this can be associated with more severe disease, because the antibodies produced from the first infection can cross-react with the new virus. Severe forms of dengue fever can be fatal.

  • Chronic pain

    Pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety.

  • Shoulder periarthritis
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Influenza
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Candidiasis (oral, hands and feet)
  • Fibromyalgia

Related serious diseases

  • Heatstroke

    This is a life threatening emergency where the person's body temperature is dangerously elevated and they display neurologic abnormalities. This occurs when the body fails to regulate its temperature properly. It can be caused by the surrounding environment (heat, moisture) or internal factors (dehydration, strenuous exercise).

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have any muscle pain?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you had unintentional weight loss of more than 2 kgs in a month?

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