Why does my body ache constantly? Top 7 reasons for body pain


body ache constantlyAs truly said pain can’t be seen by others but it hurts like hell to one experiencing it. Does your body pain constantly? If yes then you should listen to your body because pain is your body’s inner voice which is trying to say something is going wrong somewhere!

 Do I need to worry about my body ache?

Almost everybody has experienced body aches at some point. But if it becomes a constant phenomenon and persists despite primary care, then it needs attention. It may include body aches, tenderness, cramps, and tiredness. Some people may also experience joint pains, joint stiffness, neck pain, and back pain.

Why does my body ache constantly?

Here are some of the most common reasons for constant body pain you should know:

1. What is Fibromyalgia?:

People with fibromyalgia have “tender points” on the body; these are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs, and these points hurt when pressure is put on them. The word fibromyalgia means pain in the soft fibrous tissues in the body- the muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
There is a constant dull ache all over the body that has lasted for at least three months. People with fibromyalgia often feel tired, even though they report sleeping for long periods of time.

Fibromyalgia is often associated with other sleep, mood, and anxiety disorders.

2. What are the symptoms of Chronic fatigue syndrome?:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) generally refers to a disorder in which there is severe and persistent tiredness and muscle pain, which is not relieved by rest. A person experiences it for more than six months.

It is a state of chronic fatigue that exists without any cause which means nothing can be found in blood investigations. The person may experience impaired short-term memory or difficulty in concentration, nonrefreshing sleep, and headache. There is a marked reduction in activity due to pain and tiredness.

3. Does hypothyroidism cause constant body ache?:

The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency.  Initial symptoms are vague body pain, tiredness, stiffness of muscles/joints, and weight gain due to decreased metabolic rate of the body.

Some may experience sensitivity to a cold atmosphere, dryness of skin, swelling of joints, and irregular motions. Symptoms of hypothyroidism may include thinning of hair, mood swings, and in females menstrual irregularities.

Blood investigations done for thyroid profile will confirm the diagnosis.

4. Low level of Vitamin D one of the factors for constant body pain?:

Vitamin D helps keep your bones strong as it helps in the proper absorption of calcium. Calcium is required to build stronger and healthy bones; vitamin D deficiency indirectly results in weak, soft, and achy bones leading to constant body pain, fatigue and weakness. Prolonged deficiency of vitamin D and calcium can also lead to osteoporosis.

5. Does a stressful lifestyle leads to body ache ?:

Stress can also be responsible for constant body aches. Headache, tiredness, and Disturbed sleep could be the associated symptoms. Proper rest and a balanced diet along with stress coping mechanisms often help in most cases.

6. What is Lyme disease? :

This disease is caused by bacteria that spreads through the bite of the black-legged tick. Patients may have a peculiar skin rash before developing body pain. Flu-like symptoms may accompany the rash. Later on the patient may have widespread musculoskeletal pain, tenderness, and stiffness. Person May experience fatigue, recurrent headache, poor memory along with un-refreshing sleep.

7. What does Multiple sclerosis mean ?:

This is a progressive disease of the nervous system that affects the spinal cord and brain. Since the nerves and the brain are involved people with multiple sclerosis often suffer from constant body aches.  The other symptoms of multiple sclerosis-like disturbances in vision, the sensation of tingling and numbness in extremities, impaired cognition, and other neurological symptoms can be seen along with body pain.

Other causes of constant body ache:

Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, conditions like flu or other viral infections, tuberculosis, Lupus, cancer, and Mechanical injuries like accidents or sprains may lead to body pain along with other symptoms.

How to confirm the diagnosis of my constant body pain?

Proper clinical examination, detailed case history and investigations like Specific blood tests, X-rays, electromyograms, and nerve conduction studies can rule out the major conditions and can help in proper diagnosis.

What are the available treatment options?

Medications in conventional therapy like NSAIDs, steroids, antidepressant medicines, immune modulator drugs, vitamins, and calcium supplements are given in most of the above-mentioned conditions to relieve pain.

Physiotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and relaxation techniques may help in a few of the cases.

Why homeopathy for body aches should be a choice of therapy?

People who are fearful of pain, depressed, or anxious may experience pain differently and perhaps more severely than others and hence individualistic approach as in homeopathy should be a choice of therapy.

Homeopathy always examines a patient’s mental make-up, stress, stress coping mechanisms in all cases, and remedies are given acting at the level of mind and body together, thus eradicating the disease. Homeopathy offers a long-lasting to permanent cure, treating the disease from its roots. Homeopathy does not treat superficially by just driving away from the symptoms but heals the patient from within.

Dr. Rajesh Shah’s research-based medicines at life force will help in relieving your pain and they will treat underlying diseases as well.
Get a free consultation with our doctors for proper diagnosis and treatment for your constant body ache, give us a call at +91-22-66888888 or write to us at info@lifeforce.in

– Dr. Aparna Hingmire, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah, Life Force Team

 

 


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