All over muscular pain?!
All over muscular pain?
i have really intense pain all over my body. it started in my knees but has progressed all over my ody a deep sore muscular pain that hurts soo muck i want to cry. my skin feels really tender to touch as the muscles under it are so tender. if i push my finger lightly in any place on my body i get intense pain which lasts for ages as well as the constant pain. i have doctors app tomorrow but just wondered if anyone on here has any ideas? i've been feeling rough for ages and was diagnosed with ME but i'm not totally convinced ad this is totally new symptom but going on for a while now i feel i'm going mad!
In order for a car to go forward properly, all of its tires need to be aligned in the same direction (unless it's turning). In a similar manner, for your muscles to function properly, all of their fibers need to be aligned in the same direction.
When you have a muscle that has been injured however, the initial repair process creates a "patch" of random scar tissue fibers. Like a weak link in a chain, the random alignment of these new fibers becomes a "weak link" in your muscle, leaving it highly susceptible to re-injury.
For an injured muscle to regain maximum strength and flexibility, the scar tissue needs to become aligned and integrated with the muscle fibers. Oddly, our bodies do not have an efficient internal mechanism for accomplishing this. It's somewhat haphazard, gradually improving over time but often not resolving completely, which can become quite a problem.
The problem is that the nervous system essentially "over reacts" to even microscopic areas of scar tissue, by keeping the muscle in a shortened, inflamed, and usually painful state. The inflammation process is the first stage of healing and by keeping the muscle short, the nervous system is trying to protect it from further harm, these reactions however, can continue well past the point of being productive—in fact they can continue indefinitely.
Even a small muscular injury can lead to a chronic pain pattern which persists for months or even years, because the nervous "system stays on alert," waiting for the scar tissue to heal completely and become aligned with the surrounding muscle tissue.
I was always taught to apply ice for twenty minutes, let it rest, and then try a heating pad for twenty minutes, then let it rest, and do this for a total of three times a day, and see if this helps...Beings that your pain is all over, pick the worst spot, but make sure you get that doctors treatment tomorrow, too...He will take tests to make sure there are no autoimmune symptoms going on...
I have spasmodic torticolis, and I know what pain you are in...
Do take care now...