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?
The soreness usually disappears within about 72 hours after appearing. If treatment is desired, any measure that increases blood flow to the muscle, such as low-intensity activity, massage, hot baths, or a sauna visit may help. Exercise increases pain thresholds and pain tolerance. This effect, called exercise-induced analgesia, is known to occur in endurance training (running, cycling, swimming), but little is known about whether it also occurs in resistance training which help in reducing soreness.
DID YOU KNOW?
Muscle Fever was first described in 1902 by Theodore Hough.