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It feels as if my biceps and thigh muscles are sore but I

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it feels as if my biceps and thigh muscles are sore but I have not done any exercise in weeks. also when I try to reach up I have pain in my biceps and a decreased ability to extend my arm. after sitting for only a few minutes my thighs ache as I get up to stand. I am in good shape and excellent health otherwise. I am female age 53 and thin. these symptoms started to appear after I had experienced two weeks of cold like symptoms including low grade fever. I have been tested for Lyme disease, strep and low potassium. all tests were negative.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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These symptoms are due to the inflammation of the muscles.

Viral infection trigger the inflammatory reaction in the body.

That can affect the muscles as well.

Reactive myositis will be the better term.

This can be treated with anti inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen.

The symptoms should subside within 2-3 weeks.

Otherwise, you should consult with a rheumatologist to rule out any autoimmune conditions like polymyalgia rheumatica.

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