Patients who experience sore or spasming muscles may wonder if their symptoms indicate a particular condition, disease, or ailment. For individuals with sore muscles, the first thing to ask is how the symptom developed in the first place. Sore muscles caused by an intense workout or a day spent moving or landscaping are not necessarily things to worry about. Overuse or injury during physical activity, stress, or tension can cause muscles to ache, and over time these symptoms should subside on their own.
However, if your muscle soreness lasts several days or weeks with no sign of easing up, you may want to consider seeing a pain management physician; especially if your muscle soreness was not the result of a strain or sprain during physical activity. Conditions that may cause muscle soreness include fibromyalgia, the flu, lupus or polymyositis.
Muscle spasms are involuntary muscle contractions that may occur suddenly and/or frequently. Much like muscle soreness, there are a number of possible causes of muscle spasms. They may develop if your muscle is overused, overstretched, dehydrated, or if it has been held in the same position for an extended period of time.
A chiropractor should check out recurrent muscle spasms that cause chronic pain, chest pain, numbness, or tingling. Unlike muscle soreness, if your muscle spasms become more aggressive, do not ease up after a number of days, or cause a variety of other symptoms (like the ones mentioned above), you should seek treatment immediately. If chronic pain is keeping you from doing the things you want, it's time to schedule an appointment here at Kenwood Chiropractic. Kenwood, Duluth, Hermantown, Duluth Heights, Kenwood Village, College of St. Scholastica, Woodland, Congdon, Lakeside, Lester Park, Chester Park chiropractor near me