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Could it be something bad if I have muscle pain?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Normal or abnormal?

Muscle pain is a very common symptom. It can be related to muscle overuse, imbalance, or tightness.
Muscle pain can, depending on where it hurts, your age, and other symptoms be related to a more systemic cause. See your primary care physician or a physiatrist to help differentiate.

In brief: Normal or abnormal?

Muscle pain is a very common symptom. It can be related to muscle overuse, imbalance, or tightness.
Muscle pain can, depending on where it hurts, your age, and other symptoms be related to a more systemic cause. See your primary care physician or a physiatrist to help differentiate.
Dr. Lauren Elson
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Most muscle pain is benign- mild strain, overuse, soreness, etc.
It often is mild and last only a few days. Severe and prolonged muscle pain is a concern. Severe would be pain 7/10 or greater and debilitating. Prolonged would be greater than 2 weeks. A muscle/tendon tear, inflammation of the muscle or something masking itself as muscle pain would be considered for severe and prolonged symptoms.

In brief: It depends

Most muscle pain is benign- mild strain, overuse, soreness, etc.
It often is mild and last only a few days. Severe and prolonged muscle pain is a concern. Severe would be pain 7/10 or greater and debilitating. Prolonged would be greater than 2 weeks. A muscle/tendon tear, inflammation of the muscle or something masking itself as muscle pain would be considered for severe and prolonged symptoms.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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