Hello Alex, I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.Your symptoms are most likely due to;1) Post viral weakness; cold is a viral illness which may many times give lingering symptoms of weakness, tiredness etc.2) An overuse syndrome (sudden burst of activity / soccer and tug or war); too fast, too much in too small duration can cause muscle and tendon pains (tendonitis / bursitis of knee, ankle and wrist).
The management / treatment entails;
a) Rest is the key; One should avoid repetitive lower and upper extremity stress for at least 1 to 2 weeks.
b) Stretching exercises
c) Ice or ice massage
d) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen (Motrin / Advil) can reduce inflammation and help manage pain.
e) Whirlpool, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, and ultrasound; done in physical therapy centers.
Having said that; if the symptoms increase or do not subside in a week; you may need to consult your primary care physician for the examination. Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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