Chronic myalgia describes muscle aches and pains that are common and may often involve more than one muscle. Muscle pain can also include ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Fascia are the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones, and organs.

  • Symptoms

    Muscle pain that doesn’t improve with self-care. Signs of infection, such as redness and swelling, around a sore muscle. Muscle pain after you start taking or increase the dosage of a medication — (particularly statins — medications used to control cholesterol.

  • Treatment

    For most chronic myalgia, the most common remedy may be rest and/or physical therapy can be a helpful treatment modality. This can help to increase the flexibility in sore muscles and strengthen the surrounding tissue to support the area.

    If the pain persists, your physician may suggest a trigger point injection. Although trigger points are generally related to myofascial pain syndrome, this treatment can still be used in cases where the pain point is not obvious to the eye. Furthermore, injecting pain medications to the site of inflammation can expedite pain relief, regardless of the presence of trigger points.