General muscular aches and pains are common. They're often caused by the unfamiliar use or overuse of muscles, 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.
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Last reviewed: February 2020