Also known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), muscle fever is a condition that is characterized by muscle stiffness and pain in the muscle for several hours. This pain and stiffness can last up to 72 hours. In most cases, the muscle fever is considered to be caused by periods of excessive exercise that tends to cause micro trauma to the muscle fibers.
HOW IS MUSCLE FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same can be done by a general physician based on the symptoms. In some cases X-rays could be required to check for injuries.
HOW IS MUSCLE FEVER TREATED?
Treatment of Muscle Fever can be done by bringing down the intensity of exercise to relieve pain. But this should not be done when the pain is severe. A variety of gels are available for relaxing the muscles. External application of cold compress or hot compress also helps relieve muscle fever
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Once the intense pain comes down, it is important to keep the muscle exercised mildly, which will speed up the recovery process.