Generalized Aches and Pains Overview
What are generalized aches and pains?
A person with generalized aches and pains has discomfort in more than two areas of the body. Aches and pains are common during viral infections, such as colds. Generalized aches and pains are a common symptom of influenza. Other causes include exercise, stress, depression, and drug side effect.
What are the symptoms of generalized aches and pains?
Symptoms of generalized aches and pains depend on the underlying cause. Symptoms may include muscle aches, muscle tenderness, muscle cramps, joint pains, joint stiffness, neck pain and back pain.
How does the doctor treat generalized aches and pains?
Treatment of generalized aches and pains depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for may include acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain, warm baths, and massage.
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