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What is the difference between myalgia and myositis?

What is the difference between myalgia and myositis?

Pain vs inflammation: Myalgia means pain in muscles. It may be anything from overuse or excess exercise to a viral infection. Myositis means inflammation in the muscles. This can potentially be a much more serious condition with long term health consequences. You need to be seen by a physician to determine which is present. Myositis is characterized by elevation of muscle enzymes in the blood due to the inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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What is the difference between fibro and neuro myalgia?

What is the difference between fibro and neuro myalgia?

See below: The term 'neuromyalgia does not appear to be an official medical term it doesn't even come up on my spell checker. As near as i can determine it is used interchangeably with neuralgia which is a type of nerve mediated pain. Fibromyalgia is an official term but its cause is largely unknown, it appears to be muscular in origin but recent research is suggesting glial cells in the brain may be the s. ...Read more

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Difference between myalgia and muscular dystrophy?

Difference between myalgia and  muscular dystrophy?

Muscular Dystrophy: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (dmd) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy. Dmd is caused by an absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact. Symptom onset is in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. Myalgia is a term to indicate muscle pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between muscle pain and nerve related pain like a pinched nerve? What would the 2 feel like ?

What is the difference between muscle pain and nerve related pain like a pinched nerve? What would the 2 feel like ?

Mixtures of the 2: Muscle pain (sharp, dull, achy) and nerve pain (burning, numbing, tingling) can be mixed into a combined syndrome effect. Please see a musculoskeletal (foot/ankle or orthipedic) specialist ;/or a neurologist (nerve specialist) asap. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chest pain and muscle pain?

What is the difference between chest pain and muscle pain?

Chest pain: New chest pain in a 40+ year old person requires urgent workup. Causes can include pain in the chest wall including muscles and connective tissues. More worrisome causes can include angina and heart disease. You can't always tell the difference by yourself, but your doctor can definitely help you through examination, ekg's, and other lab studies. ...Read more

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What is the difference between muscle pain and bone pain?

Different origin: Muscle pain is due to anoxia that develops in the muscle which when at rest usually resolves. Bone pain is due to the expansion of periosteum with a lesion within the cortex that enlarges to impinge on the periosteum. One of the factors causing muscle pain is build up of lactic acid dehydrogenase. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell the difference between muscle pain and kidney pain in your back?

Physical xam/labs: See an ortho or a urologist. Renal pain is in he flank right or left or both, not in the midline. A urologist visit and labs may b the b the best place 2 start. Or flip a coin. U need 1 or the other 2 get a dx. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nerve pain and muscle pain? what are their characteristics.

What is the difference between nerve pain and muscle pain? what are their characteristics.

Nerve/Muscle pain: Nerve........burning or stinging sensation that spreads to other parts during activity, loss of strength or coordination or sensation. Muscle.........sharp tearing or pulling sensation, with weakness & impaired function & instability, worsens with activity. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between a muscle pain or an inside pain- upper back right side through a bit to chest?

How do you know the difference between a muscle pain or an inside pain- upper back right side through a bit to chest?

Movement: 37y w. unilateral upper back pain queries symptoms of various disordered tissues. Muscle/tendon pain reproducible by same vectors of mechanical stress & direct palpation. Referred neural pain elicited by movement of distant/contiguous body part, but not by direct palpation. Lung pain absent above described symptoms, constant or associated w. inspiration, shortness of breath, cough etc. See doctor. ...Read more

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