Muscle fever is the result of excessive straining of the muscles that causes them to overload and get sore. Muscle fever and muscle inflammation is a common situation that is experienced by most people, at least several times during their lives. Muscle fever is defined as a sensation of discomfort or pain of the skeletal muscle after intense physical activity, usually in people who do not exercise consistently. Although muscle fever is a common condition, there is plenty of controversy about the origin, etiology and treatment.
HOW IS MUSCLE FEVER DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis can be made by the person experiencing the pain as it is quite evident. As the condition is generally associated with muscle pain, the fact that it follows after a tough gym session, it is easy to diagnose. However, if the pain continues to be too severe, a general physician may ask for an x-ray to identify the extent of damage.
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
DID YOU KNOW?
Some studies show that neither aerobic nor resistance exercise helps alleviate soreness. Ibuprofen taken before or after a workout, and massage afterward (sometimes a lot of massage), can reduce DOMS, but stretching before a workout doesn't seem to help