Muscle pain, also known as myalgia, can make it difficult to enjoy your everyday activities. Whether it’s getting up out of the kitchen chair after drinking your morning coffee or walking to answer a knock at the door, muscle pain can make even the little things difficult. It’s something most of experience from time to time to varying degrees. Here we explain myalgia’s symptoms and causes so you can get to the source of your discomfort – and get back to performing your day-to-day tasks pain-free!
Muscle pain can appear in anyone who has muscles – which is everyone! Adults and children alike can get muscle aches from localised causes like overexertion, viral infections (you know those body aches and pains you get when you have the flu?), injury, or systemic causes like inflammatory conditions, fibromyalgia, or hypothyroidism.1