What means the pain in arms and legs?

Dolor en brazos y piernas: ¿A qué se debe?
Has you ever happened? Those days you arrive home with a horrible pain in the arms and legs, a very acute heaviness that keeps you from even move and that forces you, even if you do not want to have to rest.
It is important to emphasize that it is a kind of very common medical condition and that, in general, is a muscular overload or simple tiredness at the end of the day. It does not usually have greater importance, however, we should start to worry If these nuisances are continuous and last months.
Let's talk today about this topic, about pain in arms and legs.

Causes that can cause pain in arms and legs

Pain in the extremities is a type of really common ailment. It doesn't matter the age that we have. It is more, the younger population, between 8 and 17 years old, often suffering from it due to growth and these phases of physical changes where the extremities suffer variations to measure as they mature these structures.
And what about the adults? What is this pain in arms and legs? See it.

1 colds and flus

Pain in arms and legs may appear days until you experience it with all its symptoms the flu or cold. This medical condition is part of the typical picture of these seasonal diseases that have all gone.
Now, can you wonder why also affects the extremities and why suffer such as acute muscle pain. All this is due to viral infection suffered by our body and the reaction it produces to defend themselves. Released large numbers of lymphocytes to fight against the internal enemy, but at the same time, this defensive release causes a temperature rise and the release of inflammatory molecules (prostaglandins). And all this derivaen the classical pain of legs, arms, general malaise and fever.
So it is quite possible before it reaches the cold or the flu, have as first symptoms that pain in arms and legs.

2 joint pain

A very common cause from the age of 50. We must not forget that the arms and legs are the parts of the body that use throughout the day, and which are formed by complex joints that, for various reasons, become inflamed or become worn.
This causes heaviness, tiredness, a burning very particular in the thigh area and also in the shoulder area. I.e., pain not concentrate exclusively on the joint, but it tends to radiate all muscle and all the tip.

3 problems of blood circulation

Circulacion en las piernas
Usually of arms and legs pain associated with poor blood circulation is accompanied by other symptoms you should know. Notes:
  • Numbness of arms or legs, accompanied by cramps that come to the hands and feet.
  • Appearance of some leg ulcers.
  • Loss of strength in his hands, noticing that things fall us frequently.
  • Headaches.
  • Shade bluish fingernails.
  • Dizziness nothing more get up.
  • Feel heaviness in the legs, and notice us on occasions the swollen fingers and hands.
  • Varicose veins in the legs.
Be attentive to this kind of signals that always accompany a bad blood circulation. It is very important, above all, if at times you feel strong tachycardias and drowning. In this case, you should see a doctor immediately, because it would be a symptom of a heart problem. Don't forget it!

4. possible Fibromyalgia

When talking about Fibromyalgia, will have to take into account if this pain in arms and legs is somewhat continued, If we suffer it over several months and if it prevents us from occasionally carry our normal work rate.
However, is important to also take into account this series of associated symptoms:
  • The pain is accompanied by a great fatigue.
  • There are really painful points of the body, such as the hips, neck, collarbone, the articulation of the elbows, knees area and part of the buttocks.
  • It is also much difficulty sleeping and one of the most critical hours of the day is in the morning, when we have to stand up.
  • Migraines, loss of memory and difficulty concentrating are suffering.
To conclude, noted you that, in general, pain in arms and legs is due to simple fatigue and usually appears late in the day. However, as you have indicated at the beginning, at the time that notes that these pains lengthen for weeks or months and they stop you from being able to make a normal life, it will be the time to go to the doctor.
Never forget to try to live a healthy life, eat properly and do some exercise. Properly managing our stress also prevents this kind of overloading that always tend to locate in areas musculoskeletal.
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