Rheumatism

The term used to describe aches and pains of a muscular nature, and which have no joint involvement is rheumatism. There is normally a gradual onset involving pain, tenderness and sometimes stiffness of the muscle or muscle groups involved.

 

The term used to describe aches and pains of a muscular nature, and which have no joint involvement is rheumatism. There is normally a gradual onset involving pain, tenderness and sometimes stiffness of the muscle or muscle groups involved.

Sometimes the problem can include the tendon insertions of those muscles and adjacent soft tissue structures. It does not always include an inflammatory process, and is often attributed to overuse or minor, perhaps repetitive traumas. The problem is aggravated by continual overuse and can be often relieved by rest, warmth, stretching and/or gentle massage, aspirin or another NSAID.

Sometimes if the tendon insertion is the main area of discomfort this can be injected locally with a mixture of painkiller and cortisone.

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