Muscle Aches

Your muscles can ache for any number of reasons, from trying out a new activity to overuse or overextension. Generalized muscle aches with no known origin, however, are often a sign of a larger problem. The health care providers at Men’s Health Chicago are highly trained in identifying and treating your muscle aches, giving you back the freedom to move without pain. To get to the bottom of your muscle aches, call one of the four offices in Chicago, Barrington, Schaumburg, or Naperville, Illinois, for more information or book an appointment online.

Muscle Aches Q & A

What is muscle pain?

Muscle pain, or aches, can be localized or widespread and affect any area of your body that contains muscles but typically shows up in areas with high muscle density, such as your:

  • Back
  • Neck
  • Legs
  • Arms

This is not to say that muscle aches and pain don’t strike smaller areas; your hands or feet, for example, may also be affected.

What causes muscles aches?

Acute muscle pain that is temporary is usually traced to:

  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Overuse or repetitive strain
  • Injury

The health care providers at Men’s Health Chicago can easily identify and treat these aches and pains. When muscle aches are more systemic, they may be part of a larger problem, including:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Lyme disease
  • Influenza

This list is just a sample of a number of conditions that contribute to muscle pain. The doctors at Men’s Health Chicago have extensive experience in spotting the many illnesses and conditions that cause muscle aches and work with you to uncover the source of the problem.

How are muscle aches treated?

Whether your muscle aches are acute or part of a larger problem, the medical professionals at Men’s Health Chicago work first to alleviate your pain.

Often, they start by having you use RICE therapy: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. From there, the doctors may also recommend medications to address the pain and inflammation. This treatment is often enough to solve acute problems.

If your muscle aches are systemic with no identifiable cause, your doctor at Men’s Health Chicago works first to address your pain. From there, they perform a thorough exam and a review of your health, and conduct as much testing as they find necessary.

To put an end to your muscle aches, contact one of the three Men’s Health Chicago offices in Naperville, Chicago, or Schaumburg, Illinois, to learn more or book an appointment online.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Men's Health Chicago, we accept most major insurance plans and sel pay. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
PHCS
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