Joint & Muscle Pain
Joint pain happens to individual joints or many joints. It can be painful and result from inflammation of the bone, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and/or tendons. Mild joint pain can be sore after certain activities, and severe pain can limit weight bearing or motion activities. Muscle pain can occur to individual muscles or be systemic, involving all the muscles of the body. The common causes of muscle pain are generally tension, stress, overuse or minor injuries.
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Individuals should seek medical attention if the joint pain is intense and lasts longer than a few days. Seek emergency medical attention if you hear a crack, are motion impaired, and have severe swelling.
Individuals should seek medical attention if the muscle pain is accompanied by any of the following: water retention or reduction of urine, vomiting, running a fever, trouble catching breath, difficultly swallowing, stiff neck, muscle weakness, and inability to move parts of the body.
Source: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic
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