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Myalgia is a word that comes from the Greek prefix myo- meaning muscle and the suffix -algia, which refers to the pain. Thus, myalgia translates to muscular pain. The name was given in 1827, and the first documented case of myalgia was made between 1855-1860. Although when someone usually hears the word myalgia they think muscle pain, it can also be accompanied by muscle cramps. The severity of myalgia ranges from a mild, dull ache to a sharp, stabbing or throbbing pain. Keep reading to learn more about myalgia.

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1. What Is Myalgia?

Myalgia is a medical term for muscle pain. It can originate from any muscle in the body and can affect more than one muscle at a time. Since it's a common symptom, muscle pain is associated with several disorders. It can be described as a dull ache to excruciating pain.

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