Aching muscles all over body

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that affects everyday life and doesn't go away with sleep or rest.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusually tired
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Aching muscles all over body
  • Abdominal pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome, is a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusually tired
  • Aching muscles all over body
  • Stiff muscles
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Back stiffness

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Fibromyalgia.

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Glandular Fever

Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusually tired
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • High temperature
  • Aching muscles all over body

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Glandular Fever.

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Malaria

Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shivering or rigors
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Unusually tired
  • Aching muscles all over body

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Malaria.

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common condition in which a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Muscle pain in calves when walking
  • Leg pain
  • Aching muscles all over body
  • Leg numbness or tingling
  • Cold hands or feet

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Peripheral Artery Disease.

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Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the muscles around the shoulders, neck and hips.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Aching muscles all over body
  • Unusually tired
  • Hip pain
  • Pain in shoulder
  • Neck stiffness

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Polymyalgia rheumatica.

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Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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