ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M79.1

Myalgia

Diagnosis Code M79.1

ICD-10: M79.1
Short Description: Myalgia
Long Description: Myalgia
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M79.1

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2018. This code was replaced for the FY 2019 (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019).

This code was deleted in the 2019 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • M79.10 - Myalgia, unspecified site
  • M79.11 - Myalgia of mastication muscle
  • M79.12 - Myalgia of auxiliary muscles, head and neck
  • M79.18 - Myalgia, other site

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Oth and unsp soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified (M79)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Abdominal muscle pain
  • Centrally mediated myalgia
  • Diffuse muscle tenderness
  • Gluteal syndrome
  • Localized masticatory muscle soreness
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle tension pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Musculoskeletal tenderness
  • Myalgia caused by statin
  • Myalgia of pelvic floor
  • Myalgia/myositis - forearm
  • Myalgia/myositis - hand
  • Myalgia/myositis - lower leg
  • Myalgia/myositis - multiple
  • Myalgia/myositis - shoulder
  • Myalgia/myositis - upper arm
  • Myalgia/myositis -pelvis/thigh
  • Myofascial pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Pain in buttock
  • Pain in forearm
  • Pain on movement of skeletal muscle
  • Skeletal muscle tender
  • Soreness
  • Tenalgia
  • Tenderness at muscle insertion
  • Viral musculoskeletal infection
  • Viral myalgia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M79.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

  • Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
  • A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammation, such as myositis
  • Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
  • Infections
  • Certain medicines

Sometimes the cause is not known.

  • Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Compartment syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Contracture deformity (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Creatine phosphokinase test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electromyography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid twitch (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypotonia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle aches (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle function loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle twitching (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Weakness (Medical Encyclopedia)


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