Muscle pain is common. Fibromyalgia occurs in 2 percent of the general population (in 0.5 percent of males and 1.5 percent of females) and is diagnosed in approximately 15 percent of patients seen in rheumatology clinics and up to 10 percent of those seen in general internal-medicine clinics. Low back pain, which in many cases is of myofascial origin, has a lifetime prevalence as high as 80 percent and accounts for 20 million sick days per year in the United States. Twenty percent of persons in the general population have chronic regional pain. Nocturnal muscle cramps are common in all age groups, with an especially high prevalence among elderly persons (50 percent) and pregnant women (81 percent).
The high prevalence of muscle pain is not surprising, since more than 200 paired skeletal muscles (the exact count depends on the extent of muscle subdivision), each with free nociceptors at nerve endings, account for 40 percent or more of body weight.
According to Ayurveda mostly Joint & Muscle pains are caused by the aggravation of vata (air) dosha. It is a condition which is caused by accumulation of ama and aggravation of vata. (Ama is a toxic by-product of improper digestion. )This ama circulates in the whole body and deposits or gets collected at the sites which are weaker. When it deposits in the joints and at the same time there is aggravation of vata , it results in a disease called amavata that all results of Joint Pains.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Joint pain as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes.
:: Joint injury
:: Joint strain
:: Joint sprain
:: Previous joint injury
:: Infections – many infections cause aching joints and aching muscles
– Viral infection
– Common cold
– Bacterial infection
sometimes Muscle Pain May Be Drug-Induced
Causes include both internal and external factors.
According to Ayurveda mostly Joint & Muscle pains are caused by the aggravation of vata (air) dosha. It is a condition which is caused by accumulation of ama associated with Vata (internal moving body air) quickly moves to different parts of the body and accumulates where circulation is sluggish or slow such as the hands, knees and other bone joints filling the blood vessels with a waxy type material. It is also more common in old age when Vata naturally increases in the body. Meat diet, foods such as ice cream, to much concentrated dairy such as aged cheese or goods of sour cream or cheese with your meals, cold foods especially during cold weather which weaken the digestion, heavy cakes, pastries and candies, packaged and processed foods with little fiber are the main dietary causes. Gas producing vegetables and legumes also create more internal air which moves the toxins to different parts also the condition. This ama blocks tissue pores and passages. This causes heaviness and weakness of the heart which becomes the seat of the disease.
Sometimes Muscle Pain May Be Drug-Induced:
Multiple drug therapy, along with the statins, increases the danger.
Patient complaints of nonspecific muscle pain; tenderness; weakness; joint pains; peripheral neuropathy; tendinopathy; and lupus-like symptoms may be caused by the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins).
Myofascial Pain :
How Is Myofascial Pain Diagnosed?
Trigger points can be identified by pain that results when pressure is applied to an area of a person’s body. In the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome, four types of trigger points can be distinguished:
An active trigger point is an area of extreme tenderness that usually lies within the skeletal muscle and which is associated with a local or regional pain.
A latent trigger point is a dormant (inactive) area that has the potential to act like a trigger point.
A secondary trigger point is a highly irritable spot in a muscle that can become active due to a trigger point and muscular overload in another muscle.
A satellite myofascial point is a highly irritable spot in a muscle that becomes inactive because the muscle is in the region of another trigger pain.
The main symptom of this disease is severe pain in the affected joints. The tissues in and around the joints become inflamed and movement of the joint becomes extremely painful. Untreated arthritis may lead to permanent deformity of the affected joints.
Myofascial pain symptoms usually involve muscle pain with specific “trigger” or “tender” points. The pain can be made worse with activity or stress. In addition to the local or regional pain associated with myofascial pain syndrome, people with the disorder also can suffer from depression, fatigue and behavioral disturbances.
The patient may also complain of fever, nausea, vomiting and general malaise. Acute renal failure is the worst complication.
Immense pain & stiffness in affected muscles, specially stiffness and pain (i.e., fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles) in the morning.
Excruciating pain and stiffness in the joints.
Stretch and spray” technique: This treatment involves spraying the muscle and trigger point with a coolant and then slowly stretching the muscle.
Trigger point injection
In some chronic cases of myofascial pain, combinations of physical therapy, trigger point injections, and massage are needed. In select cases, medication is used to treat other conditions that often occur with myofascial pain, such as insomnia and depression.
Ayurvedic Suppliments:1. Rumartho Gold 2.Rumartho 3.Mahayograj Guggulu 4Rashnadi Guggulu 5.Maharashnadi Kada
Ayurvedic Massage: Mahanaryan Taila 2.Mahamas Taila 3.Saindhavadi Taila 4.Rhuma Oil
Diet: Avoid curd & all sour items pulses (except moong dal), rice, meat, fish, white bread, sugar, refined cereals, fried foods, tea or coffee.
Have potato & lemon juice
Celery seeds, bitter gourd are highly beneficial.
Life Style: Bowels should be cleansed daily
Avoid damp place and exposure to cold weather.
Don’t indulge in day-time sleeping
Limit yourself to restricted exercise
Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advise or help. It is always best to consult with a Physician about serious health concerns. This information is in no way intended to diagnose or prescribe remedies.
Help taken from:Allayurveda.com