Muscle Soreness Directory
Muscle soreness is pain or discomfort in one or more muscles, such as those in the legs, arms, stomach, or back. Muscle soreness is a common condition. You might have sore muscles after an intense workout or if you strained the muscle during an activity such as lifting or gardening. Rest, ice, massage, and over-the-counter pain relievers can often help reduce muscle soreness. See your doctor if your muscle soreness lasts more than a few days, especially if you have a rash, numbness, fever, redness, or swelling. Certain diseases, such as fibromyalgia or the flu, can cause muscle soreness and may require specific treatment. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how muscle soreness develops, from common causes to possible prevention, and much more.
Rhabdomyolysis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Learn about rhabdomyolysis from WebMD. Get facts on symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Muscle Strain Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about treating muscle strain.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
What is fibromyalgia? WebMD gives an overview of this chronic condition.
Bioelectric Therapy and Pain Management
Bioelectric therapy is used to manage chronic and acute pain. Learn more from WebMD.
6 Ways to Avoid Workout Injuries
Experts share tips on how to avoid some of the most common fitness injuries while working out smarter.
Sore Spots: 5 Ways to Ease Post-Workout Muscles
If yesterday’s workout is making your muscles scream today, take it as a good sign. You most likely have "delayed onset muscle soreness" (DOMS), and it means you worked hard enough to create tiny tears in your muscle fibers.
Managing Sore Muscles and Aches and Pains
It's normal to have sore muscles after you work out, play sports, or even do housework. Here are tips to help ease sore muscles at home.
Water Exercise for Fibromyalgia: Easing Deep Muscle Pain
Research shows that exercise helps the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. Water exercise -- aka, water aerobics – is one of the easiest workouts for people with fibromyalgia pain.