Body aches and muscle pains fall into two categories:
Sprains and strains are actually what cause the muscle to ache or your body to feel pain, but they’re actually injuries to different tissues in your body:
The muscle aches and body pain you feel usually arises from a muscle spasm. A muscle spasm is actually your body’s way of protecting an injured body part by limiting its movement.
Generally, if you experience an injury of some type and can’t stand up straight, bend or move without pain, you’re experiencing a muscle spasm. These spasms can last for 48 to 72 hours and can be followed by days or weeks of less severe pain. More serious injuries can sometimes take months to feel better.
A number of things can cause muscle aches and body pain: