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Muscle aches and pains are common.

Muscle aches and pains are common.
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Muscle aches and pains

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General muscular aches and pains are common and often caused by unaccustomed use or overuse of ligaments, tendons, and fascia (the soft tissues that connect muscles).

Treatment will depend on the cause and extent of the injury, whether the cause is a general ache or pain from overuse, or a more serious injury. Follow the links below to find trusted information about muscle aches and pains.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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