Myalgia: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Warm up before exercising and cool down after ward
  • Stretch before and after exercising
  • Drink lots of fluids before, during, and after exercise
  • If you work in the same position most of the day (like sitting at a computer), stretch at least every hour.
  • Eat healthy food
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Watch Out

  • Swelling and redness at the affected area
  • Fever and vomiting
  • Rash

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have
  • Severe pain which persists beyond 3 days
  • Numbness and tingling sensation in your legs
  • New or increasing back pain
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Unusual pain that wraps around your waist or chest area
  • Swelling or redness at the affected area

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