Body Ache Treatment
Body aches occur due to a variety of reasons such as standing, walking, or exercising for long periods. Having the Flu could also be a reason for body aches. Body aches can be frustrating and disruptive.
Body aches vary in frequency and intensity but, more importantly, are usually due to some underlying medical conditions. Therefore, it's essential to understand the symptoms, so the initiative starts with appropriate treatment.
GuruMD offers online advice for body aches, allowing you to speak with a board-certified professional and get treatment from your home's comfort. Find out about this condition by reading here.
What Are Body Aches?
Body aches are a symptom that could be due to many conditions. Conditions such as a physical injury, stress, dehydration, cold or Flu, fibromyalgia, a deficiency, lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome are just some of the underlying conditions which are causes for body aches.
Symptoms of Body Aches
The most common symptoms of body aches are:
- Changes in body temperature
- Inability to move
- Cold or Flu like symptoms
How Does GuruMD Treat Body Aches?
At GuruMD, we offer urgent care for patients with body aches. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms of body aches, all you have to do is create an account to get in touch with a medical provider. Register online and then visit a doctor from your app.
Our board-certified professionals will diagnose body aches by asking questions about your recent health history and current symptoms. Usually, an office visit is not needed, so going online to see a doctor is convenient and useful.
The doctor may send you to a lab for blood work, which is needed to help a healthcare provider diagnose underlying conditions.
The main goal of body aches treatment is to find the underlying cause for the symptoms. The physician may recommend additional lab work depending on what the blood work results reveal.
The doctor may also ask about any physical or emotional stress you could be experiencing. Sometimes body aches are a sign of tension in the muscles due to physical or emotional stress.
In some cases, you don't need medications to relieve body aches because the cause is due to psychological factors. Therefore, it is highly advisable to contact a physician to help aid in diagnosis.
If the cause is due to a physical injury or cold or Flu, then the doctor may prescribe medications to help relieve the symptoms in addition to the underlying cause. Pain medications are prescribed for symptom relief but will not help determine the underlying condition. Therefore, it is imperative to contact a physician for medical help since there are various reasons for body aches.
Once you receive the proper treatment, the physician would provide medical advice on managing the symptoms of body aches and finding the underlying cause. The primary treatment is to relieve any pain. There are over-the-counter pain relief medications that can help reduce the symptoms.
To make sure you're on the right track, we offer walk-in appointments for patients with body aches. We want to make sure you enjoy a safe recovery process and get all the care you need to overcome your symptoms.
Are you experiencing a body ache? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the treatment you need.