Muscle fever is the painful stiffness felt in muscles that have been exerted during strenuous exercise. The soreness can last for several days, typically reducing after about 72 hours, when the muscle adjusts to prohibit damage. It can be symptomatic of muscle damage. Muscle fever may be prevented by allowing the body time to adjust to new exercise regimes through a slow build-up towards maximum intensity rather than immediate implementation of the most strenuous level of exercise.
HOW IS MUSCLE FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Pain may be relieved by increasing blood flow to the affected muscle through slow massages and hot baths.