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Body Aches

Body aches can be associated with a wide variety of disorders and a specific diagnosis is required.
Causes can range from localized muscle injury to systemic disorders.

 

Localized muscle injury includes direct injury to the muscle, overexertion, and trauma to the muscle by overstretching or overloading.

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Symptoms of Body Aches

Depending on the source of your body aches, your symptoms can vary.

Who is at Risk?

Those suffering from endocrine, metabolic, connective tissue, and nervous system disorders often suffer body aches, and individuals who have recently received a vaccination can experience muscle pain. Medications, substance abuse, and poisons can cause body aches as well. Vitamin, mineral, and electrolyte deficiencies can cause muscle soreness and generalized body pain.

Treatment of Body Aches

Treatment varies depending on the specific diagnosis. Nonspecific body aches due to a viral infection, overexertion, or immunization can be treated by over-the-counter pain relievers.

Emergency Warning Signs

If your body aches become unbearable or last for an extended period of time, seek medical help to determine the cause and possible treatments.

This page offers general health information to facilitate discussion with your telehealth provider. You must not rely on the information on our website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

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