Muscle Pain

Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates

Orthopedic Surgery located in Reno, NV

Muscle pain is a common complaint when you overexert yourself or endure a minor injury. But, if muscle pain persists, you may need the expertise of James S. Sobiek, MD, and Donald S. Huene, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeons with more than 20 years of experience diagnosing and treating muscle pain. At Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates in Reno, Nevada, the doctors treat patients of all ages for chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions. Call today to schedule an appointment or use the convenient online booking tool.

Muscle Pain Q & A

What causes muscle pain?

Some of the most common causes of muscle pain include stress, overuse, and minor injuries. Muscle pain is usually temporary, limited to the muscles you strained, and easily resolves on its own. However, if you experience muscle pain throughout your whole body, it could be the sign of an underlying infection or illness.

Muscle pain may also be the result of an autoimmune disease, a neurological disorder, or the side effects of certain medications.

Muscle pain from injuries often includes:

  • Improper warmup before exercising
  • Repetitive motion
  • Overstretching muscles
  • Accidents or falls
  • Improper form while exercising or lifting something heavy

Additionally, psychological or physical stress can put tension on your muscles over time until you experience pain. Both children and adults can experience muscle aches and pains.

When should I see a doctor for muscle pain?

While some muscle strains and sprains resolve on their own as your body heals after a few days, others persist. If you’ve experienced an injury that’s causing significant pain or restricting normal muscle movement for more than a few days, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment at Sobiek and Huene Orthopedic Surgical Associates so the doctors can evaluate your condition and provide effective treatment.

You should also seek medical care if your muscle pain occurs in combination with any of the following:

  • Rash
  • Tick bite
  • Change in medications
  • Redness or swelling
  • Fever

It’s rare that muscle pain is a medical emergency, but if you can’t move an area of your body, or you suddenly retain water, or have trouble catching your breath as well, seek immediate medical attention.

How does an orthopedic surgeon treat muscle pain?

It depends on the underlying cause, but Drs. Sobiek and Huene address both your symptoms and the root cause of your muscle pain. They develop a treatment plan to help resolve your pain that addresses the primary condition as a first priority. You may also benefit from pain medications, physical therapies, and other treatments that alleviate sore muscles, such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

For severe or chronic muscle pain, or after an injury, schedule an appointment with the most qualified orthopedic surgeons in the Reno, Nevada, area. Call today or use the convenient online scheduler anytime.