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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Muscle Aches After Exertion (Overview)

Muscle aches after exertion is a symptom where a person is sore after exercising or other vigorous physical activity.


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What's wrong if exercise and physical exertion causes fever, muscle ache and fatigue?

What's wrong if exercise and physical exertion causes fever, muscle ache and fatigue?

Probably not fever: If you really are having fever, as in high temp measured with a thermometer, it's probably not related to exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
14 doctors shared insights

Muscle Aches After Exertion (Overview)

Muscle aches after exertion is a symptom where a person is sore after exercising or other vigorous physical activity.


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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Does a rash, slight muscle aches, headache, and sore throat & stuffy nose mean I have HIV even if i tested neg.On 06/03 a year after unprotected sex?

Does a rash, slight muscle aches, headache, and sore throat &   stuffy nose mean I have HIV even if i tested neg.On 06/03 a year after unprotected sex?

No: It definitely doesn't mean you have hiv. Believe it or not, people have been having rashes, muscle aches, headaches, sore throats and stuffy noses for as long as there have been people...And long before there was hiv. ...Read more

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How can steroids cause myositis but also treat myositis? And can it cause muscle aches after two days of 10 mg predinsone? My legs are really hurting.

How can steroids cause myositis but also treat myositis?   And can it cause muscle aches after two days of 10 mg predinsone?  My legs are really hurting.

Steroid effects: Steroids treat myositis with their anti-inflammatory effect. They can cause muscle pain due to their effect on electrolytes—sodium, potassium, magnesium. The leg pain may be due to electrolyte imbalance. See prescribing doc; you may need temporary potassium &/or magnesium supplement to calm leg muscles. ...Read more

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For a person on cholesterol meds, what is the recommended daily dose of coq10 for prevention and for treatment of muscle aches?

For a person on cholesterol meds, what is the recommended daily dose of coq10 for prevention and for treatment of muscle aches?

CoQ10 & statins: The minimal dose you should try is 100mg two weeks before starting the statin. If on it, start it but if you are still having muscle pains, increase the dose by 100mg every 2 weeks for a maximum dose of 400mg. Good quality co q 10 is critical to help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of muscle ache in legs and toes at night?

How to get rid of muscle ache in legs and toes at night?

Drink more water: Ask yourself if your drinking enough water. If you are over weight, smoke or on your feet all day, aches in legs and toes at night could be a symptom of peripheral arterial disease. At 43 it doesn;t hurt tosee a vascular specialist to see how your vascular health is doing. ...Read more

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Should co q 10 be taken with statin drugs to help with side effect of muscle aches?

Should co q 10 be taken with statin drugs to help with side effect of muscle aches?

With caution: Statins (I checked for atorvastatin and pravastatin specifically) "decrease levels of coenzyme 10 by an unspecified interaction mechanism". This is considered to be a "minor or non-significant interaction." http://reference.medscape.com/drug-interactionchecker Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How do I heal muscle aches that I get?After exercising?

How do I heal muscle aches that I get?After exercising?

Depends how bad: Soreness the next day or two after exercise can be normal, especially if you are just starting. Very bad pain can indicate that something more is going on. You can use ice and/or heat on sore muscles. In a pinch you can use nsaids if there are no contraindications, however this suppresses the pain causing inflammation that is also repairing the muscle and making is stronger. ...Read more

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How can i prevent muscle aches after excercise/ workout???

How can i prevent muscle aches after excercise/ workout???

Muscle aches : Are going to happen when you work out hard. Drinking plenty of water. And having good protein source after workout will help build up muscle after breakdown. Stretch well. This should help lessen the aches. But the harder the workout. The more you break tissue down. You will be achy. Will benefit in long run ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

Aches are ...Read more