Common causes of muscle pain include:
- Chronic exertional compartment syndrome.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Influenza (flu) and other viral illness (influenza-like illness)
What autoimmune disease causes muscle pain?
Myositis (my-o-SY-tis) is a rare type of autoimmune disease that inflames and weakens muscle fibers. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s own immune system attacks itself. In the case of myositis, the immune system attacks healthy muscle tissue, which results in inflammation, swelling, pain, and eventual weakness.
What diseases cause joint and muscle pain?
Joint pain can be caused by:
- bursitis, or inflammation of the cushioning pads around joints.
- certain infectious diseases, such as mumps, influenza, and hepatitis.
- chondromalacia of the patella, or a breakdown of the cartilage in the kneecap.
- an injury.
- tendinitis, or inflammation of the tendon.
Can a virus cause muscle pain?
But the symptoms of viral infection may go away days or weeks before myositis symptoms begin. Most muscle pain is not caused by myositis, but by strain injuries, or ordinary illnesses like colds and flu. These and other ordinary muscle pains are called myalgias.
What can cause muscle pain and weakness?
Potential causes of muscle weakness. neuromuscular disorders, such as muscular dystrophies, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) autoimmune diseases, such as Graves’ disease, myasthenia gravis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome. thyroid conditions, such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.