Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain overview and Definition

Chronic pain refers to the pain which is present for prolonged duration of time.

Clinical signs & symptoms

Intolerable pain

Muscle stiffness


Muscle cramps


Feeling of weightedness in the hands 

Soreness and inflammations


Inflammatory bowel disease

Differential Diagnosis

  • Blood tests. They can show if your body has an infection or another condition not related to cancer that can cause muscle aches.
  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan. Makes a 3-dimensional image of the inside of the body.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Uses magnetic fields to create detailed images of the body.
  • Bone scan. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between bone pain and muscle pain. If the doctor suspects bone-related issues, a bone scan may be done.


Get treatment when the pain is acute.

Practising exercises

Warm up during exercise

Avoid lifting heavy objects

Always be hydrated

Have healthy food diet.