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Classification according to ICD-10
M79.1 Myalgia
ICD-10 online (WHO version 2019)

Myalgia ( Greek μυαλγία myalgía "muscle pain"; from μῦς mys " muscle " and ἄλγος algos " pain ") is the medical term for muscle pain .

Muscle pain after exertion is called sore muscles .

Myalgia often occurs as a symptom of a wide variety of diseases . They are a typical symptom of many infections , for example

Muscle pain also often occurs in the course of many diseases of the rheumatic type and vasculitis .

In the case of polymyalgia rheumatica , the eosinophilic myalgia syndrome (in therapy with L-tryptophan) and the fibromyalgia syndrome (“muscular rheumatism”), muscle pain is even a key symptom for diagnosis .

A common cause of myalgia in general practice are states of tension and incorrect stress at work and when exercising. In rare cases, myalgia can also occur as an adverse drug reaction (ADR), for example as a side effect of ciprofloxacin .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. S. Eisele, E. Garbe u. a .: Ciprofloxacin-related acute severe myalgia necessitating emergency care treatment: a case report and review of the literature. In: International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Volume 47, Number 3, March 2009, pp. 165-168, PMID 19281725 (review).


Web links

Wiktionary: Myalgia  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations