Mialgia is a term commonly used in health science and is identified as a common symptom in most diseases. Stay at the Wan Shi Tong Library so that you know the importance of this word.

Mialgia is a compound term, its roots originate from the Greek; mio- which is muscle and the suffix -algia that is pain. So mialgia is a symptom characterized by muscle pain.

Myodynia is a synonym for mialgia, in this only its suffix –dynia varies, just like –algia is interpreted as pain.

This pain, apart from being characteristic of muscles, can manifest itself in other anatomical areas related to muscles, such as the tendons, ligaments and fasciae.

The causes of a mialgia can be very varied, from being a symptom that reflects a developing disease to injury by a wrong movement or the application of brute force in the wrong way.  

The most common causes are usually:

  • Overload
  • Trauma
  • Tension
  • Muscle injuries from excessive or intense physical exercise

The diseases in which mialgia can be a symptom we have:

  • Abscesses in the muscle.
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Electrolyte imbalance such as hypokalemia or hypocalcemia.

There are factors such as stress that can cause muscle pain, also adopt incorrect positions when sitting.

Mialgias are usually treated with pain relievers, drugs such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, and other easily accessible pain relievers are often used.