10 April 2022
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Chronic muscle pain can be debilitating and keep you from participating in activities that you love. Muscle pain can range from sharp and burning to deep and achy. In any case, there are ways to alleviate muscle pain and more comfortably carry out your day-to-day tasks. 

Get To The Root of Your Muscle Pain

The first step in overcoming muscle pain is to determine its cause. An experienced physician can help pinpoint the underlying cause of your chronic muscle pain and get you on the path to relief.

Some of the most common causes of chronic muscle pain include:

  • Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and sleep problems. This condition is thought to be rooted in abnormal pain perception processing. 

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

Fascia is a strong connective tissue that surrounds the body’s muscles. Myofascial pain syndrome occurs when the fascia becomes inflamed. This leads to muscle pain, often with distinct trigger points.  

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that occurs when the immune system wrongfully attacks healthy cells. This causes inflammation in the joints, which can trigger pain and weakness in the attached muscles. 

  • Exertional compartment syndrome

Exertional compartment syndrome develops when swelling occurs within one of the limb’s compartments, which contain muscles, nerves, and blood vessels enclosed by fascia. When the muscles swell, the fascia can become tight, leading to pain and achiness. 

Regenerative Treatments For Chronic Muscle Pain

Rest, stress relief, heat/cold therapy, and pain medications are often very helpful in managing chronic muscle pain. However, if you continue to experience pain after trying these treatments, you may want to consider regenerative medicine. 

Regenerative treatments like PRP and stem cell therapy support the body’s natural healing process. These solutions can help alleviate pain, inflammation, and stiffness for patients suffering from chronic muscle pain. To learn more, schedule an appointment at Regenerative Orthopedic Institute today.